Package Details: boostnote 0.11.16-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: boostnote
Description: Open source note-taking app for programmers
Upstream URL:
Keywords: electron productivity
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: rokt33r
Maintainer: clone1612
Last Packager: clone1612
Votes: 51
Popularity: 0.511614
First Submitted: 2016-04-11 13:01
Last Updated: 2019-05-22 19:08

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clone1612 commented on 2018-06-13 06:04

Just an FYI on certain warnings appearing during the installation:

  • Warning about optional dependencies -> Bug in npm ignoring the --no-optional flag (

  • Reference to $srcdir ... -> Again unwanted behaviour in npm which saves absolute paths in the package.json file ( These warnings can safely be ignored since package.json is not used after installation.

  • Security alerts -> Upstream issue, I'll try looking into it and fix things where possible

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clone1612 commented on 2017-07-20 06:58

@NicoHood More details in this pull request:

Pushed a new package release. Found a way around the npm issue so moved back to good old npm. Also removed all of their amazon analytics, thereby also fixing the problem mentioned by @vczm. So no more analytics present which also had a great effect on the package size.

NicoHood commented on 2017-07-20 05:38

They added spy functions to boostnote? Is there any details about that? It seems I will not use Boostnote anymore with those functions.

@clone1612: We can change the source code, its GPL3. No need to ask any maker.

clone1612 commented on 2017-07-19 20:50

@vczm That's not an error I can fix. They have added amazon analytics (which are those requests) but they only add the correct key when they package for distribution (so not provided in the source code used to build the package). Unless they provide their analytics id the requests (send by the program, not something I added) will fail.

In theory the analytics could be removed but that would be really changing the source code and I have no idea if the makers would agree to that.

EDIT: Trying to get in touch with them, will see how it goes. Even if its fixed though the requests will still be send (it's their analytics) however they will no longer fail. But working on a solution.

vczm commented on 2017-07-19 20:32

Still not fixed:
Why do you need to send these requests?

clone1612 commented on 2017-07-19 19:04

@NicoHood I received a bug report that installations were failing due to an npm error. Failures could be reproduced on my two systems, both with a normal attempt to install and a clean chroot. Sadly I had a bit less time in the past days so this is a (dirty) temporary fix while I look for a definitive solution to the issue, which seems to have appeared with a recent npm update. Will look into that and move back to npm if a fix is found, but for now the focus was on making it possible to install once again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

NicoHood commented on 2017-07-19 16:11

Why did you switch to yarn?

clone1612 commented on 2017-06-17 15:09

Updated to 0.8.10 with a patch for the errors encountered. File size has significantly increased though, for the largest part thanks to the new amazon analytics modules. I will be however looking in the next days on ways to reduce the size, some tweaks here and there might work.

EDIT: Updated the package with an improved patch where I included a fix for the package size. Reduced size by +- 30 MiB when compared to vanilla 0.8.10.

clone1612 commented on 2017-06-12 18:32

Working on 0.8.10 but the developers seem to have done some changes which break the app when compiled from source. I have opened a bug report with them and will update when possible. The bug is that when compiled from source notes will not show, which is really a major issue.

clone1612 commented on 2017-05-30 10:16

@NicoHood Thanks again for the helpful suggestions, I will incorporate them with the next update.

NicoHood commented on 2017-05-27 21:16

@clone1612 Two more suggestions:
* Use cp -a instead of -r
* Prefix the github source with: ${pkgname}-${pkgver}.tar.gz::

Nice job, the app works perfect for me! Still waiting for them to GPG sign it so I can move it to [community].