Slack offers persistent chat rooms organized by topic, as well as private groups and direct messaging. All content inside Slack is searchable from one search box. Slack integrates with a large number of third-party services and supports community-built integrations. Major integrations include services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Heroku, Crashlytics, GitHub and Zendesk. Some sources also think that Slack is such an innovation that it will replace IRC one day.
ScudCloud uses the QT library + Webkit to render the web version of Slack, but using the QWebkit-Native bridge to improve desktop integration with:
- multiple teams support,
- native system notifications,
- count of unread direct mentions at launcher/sytray icon,
- alert/wobbling on new messages,
- optional "Close to Tray".
You can set ScudCloud to close to tray (this works on any desktop) and its icon will display the unread message count.
Installation into Linux Mint 17/17.1:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:rael-gc/scudcloud sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install scudcloud
If you want spell checking (it'll only mark wrong words in red, but no suggestions), add the hunspell dictionary for your language. For en-us:
sudo apt-get install hunspell-en-us
Installation into Linux Mint 13:
additionally you'll need to update qtwebkit: Slack is not compatible with libqtwebkit4 package. Please add the following PPAs (for updated qtwebkit):
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:immerrr-k/qtwebkit4-backport sudo apt-get update
If you want to use a Slack icon instead of ScudCloud (which is not possible to include in this package due to copyright), download any 128px Slack icon to your home folder saving as scudcloud.png and run:
sudo dpkg-divert --add --rename --divert /opt/scudcloud/resources/scudcloud.png.real /opt/scudcloud/resources/scudcloud.png sudo cp ~/scudcloud.png /opt/scudcloud/resources/