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nw.js Signal debugging

wget ""
tar xvf v0.28.0.tar.gz
rm v0.28.0.tar.gz
cd Signal-Desktop-0.28.0
npm install
node_modules/grunt-cli/bin/grunt -f
nw --enable-logging=stderr dist

For further dependencies see signal and nwjs-bin in the AUR

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Thank you for your response.
This bug is still present in

- signal app v0.30.0
- nwjs 0.20.3

Here are the steps to reproduce this issue:

- Installation instructions for Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install npm ruby-sass nodejs-legacy
cd /tmp
wget ""
tar xvf v0.30.0.tar.gz
cd Signal-Desktop-0.30.0
npm install
node_modules/grunt-cli/bin/grunt -f
cd /tmp 
wget ""
tar xvf nwjs-v0.20.3-linux-x64.tar.gz
nwjs-v0.20.3-linux-x64/nw Signal-Desktop-0.30.0/dist
Now the app starts like this
So far, so good. Now you have to register to the Signal messaging service. You'll need the Signal app on your smartphone for [Iphone]( or [Android]( (its possible that this app is blocked in China). After installing and registering it on your Phone, you can start linking the Signal-Desktop app: Settings -> Linked devices -> Add, and then take a picture of the QR code which will be shown in the installation wizard on your desktop.

Now you can trigger the bug. Close nwjs and Signal and start it again. Normally you should only see the chat window, like this:

Windows Bugreport

  1. Download and install nwjs for Windows:
  2. Open CMD, run following commands:
cd Signal-Desktop-0.33.0
npm install
npm install -g grunt-cli
gem install sass
grunt -f
cd nwjs-v0.21.3-win-x64
nw.exe C:\signal

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nwjs_signal_debugging.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/31 10:42 by