So we’re still at the point we were discussing a year ago with Linux Builds, and we did get a response that only a few people are working on Linux Support. Up until Recently this wasn’t an issue for me because the AUR had a build script that work for Arch Linux, and OmegaHeron had a .deb Package i was using for my domain. Omega’s Package still works from what i know.
What i’m suggesting is using Flatpak or AppImage to get a Distro Neutral package off the ground. I has worked for Spotify, Skype and Discord, it can work for HiFi.
I understand supporting Windows from a Business standpoint, but supporting Mac of Linux is madness to me, Linux is a larger market share, just only officially support Debian flavors and tell other people they’re on their own at the very least. HiFi is supposed to be this decentralized wonderland of VR Development but it’s almost completely locked behind a wall of Windows and non-functional Linux build instructions. If Linden Lab and the people producing 3rd Party viewers can provide us with Distro Neutral archives with a launch script i don’t understand what’s stopping HiFi other than the time to compile and upload.
I know that Oculus officially dropping support had a lot to do with the lack of Linux Support lately, but my Oculus still works on Linux, My HDK2 works in HiFi, The Vive has pleanty of support.
All that being said literally all of my development can be done in Linux now, Blender, Substance, Maya, Mudbox, ect. It’s just a shame i’d literally have to run windows because I can’t get this to build on Arch which is my Dev Environment.
All this being said if someone were willing to help me update teh hifi-git AUR package, we can talk about it in another thread.