Package Details: minecraft-launcher 887-2

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Package Base: minecraft-launcher
Description: Official Minecraft Launcher
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Keywords: game minecraft
Licenses: All Rights Reserved
Conflicts: minecraft-launcher-beta
Provides: minecraft-launcher-beta
Submitter: shoghicp
Maintainer: petr (masonmojang)
Last Packager: petr
Votes: 900
Popularity: 17.98
First Submitted: 2017-01-18 14:17
Last Updated: 2021-03-02 13:14

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jpegxguy commented on 2021-03-02 14:21

Fair enough. It's time to keep only latest java installed as system. It kind of works out for me. I'd like it if you kept the option to change the path to the java binary. It's the best of both worlds, plus, it's under advanced settings for the profile.

petr commented on 2021-03-02 12:07

The aim is to ship a game and for it to work ideally out of the box with no issues, not make people mess with and have to care about what version their JRE package is, and why it crashes when they add mods.

jpegxguy commented on 2021-03-02 11:05

What's the use of a bundled java runtime on Linux? I already know about the java version situation and it's indeed important that a version of JRE 8 is provided, since it has the best compatibility. Why not use the system one though?

MartinX3 commented on 2021-03-02 10:49

@petr Thank you for the bug link! Forcing it on the intel workarounds it. :)

petr commented on 2021-03-02 10:46

@jpegxguy fair. That can be fixed easily :)

petr commented on 2021-03-02 10:42

Well, we now have a bootstrap on Linux, similar to what the other platforms had for years.

That means the launcher updates itself, and you can switch between release/beta from inside of it.

We also updated the CEF (chromium embedded framework) to a version that isn't from 2016... And that may affect a few things. So please file bugs on when you see them. The sooner, the better.

The other major change is the launcher installing a JRE for you. While that's nice, we also need the dependencies for a JRE, and that's why I'm keeping the java-runtime dependency. Not for actually using a java runtime from the system, but to get all of the dependencies for one from the system so our bundled one can work.

@MartinX3 are you using a switchable/dual graphics setup? This may be related:

MartinX3 commented on 2021-03-01 18:07

Now the screen of the launcher is just black.

jpegxguy commented on 2021-03-01 18:04

Great to see the changes to the update mechanism.

I noticed, after looking at the package list, that /usr/bin/minecraft-launcher exists only as a symlink to /opt/minecraft-launcher/minecraft-launcher, and nothing else in in the /opt subdirectory.

In that case I think it'd be better if the minecraft-launcher executable existed immediately in the /usr/bin/ location, without any folders/files under /opt

minecraft-launcher /opt/
minecraft-launcher /opt/minecraft-launcher/
minecraft-launcher /opt/minecraft-launcher/minecraft-launcher
minecraft-launcher /usr/
minecraft-launcher /usr/bin/
minecraft-launcher /usr/bin/minecraft-launcher

Vinnie_PT commented on 2021-03-01 17:40

Can't update your package? Yeah, i couldn't either, so here's the fix: Edit your PKGBUILD file and change these lines: pkgver=2.2.2159 ; source=( minecraft-launcher.desktop ) ; sha256sums=( 'a7d75ef47c8e940a56c8fad0c9a68f41df8d5df85df18377c53e3da5749c645c' '677e2442a1ae83cc58d8d403666e508129e97dbed37fdfafdceac6101dc0dee7' '35c2bcaeb09fa4b8864e9422fd66bf60847706f8b4400ec4a66ba6436b101f71' )

bkb commented on 2021-02-26 16:54

Jumor, l'autre y faisait trop le BG genre "oui merci d'avoir appelé la hotline des paquets dupliqués, votre message à été envoyé à la poubelle avec succès", maintenant son vieux package en double qui servait à rien s'est fait supprimer, fallais écouter, cheh

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