Tangent now sails from a different harbor in the fediverse!

Tangent is a writing and app based on . It is built to easily capture and explore your thoughts without getting lost.

The most recent update added support for tags and to-do items. These can be referenced in Tangent's powerful custom query syntax easily sift through in-progress projects.

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Welcome to the Fediverse!

Please refrain from prompting Linux users to download and run AppImages. That is equivalent to asking people to trust you not reading their files including browsers history and session tokens.

The platform for (sandboxed) third party apps on Linux is #Flatpak and you can submit yours to #FlatHub repo, that is what's used for example on the Steam Deck:

@alexl Cheers! Linux isn’t my native platform. There are lots of package types and I just chose one.

@tangentnotes @alexl

Welcome to the Fediverse!

As someone using only Linux distros for 10+ years as their desktop OS I can confirm the only way to distribute third party apps is #Flatpak because:

It started as “xdg-apps” i.e. a Freedesktop project. Freedesktop is the set of standards that make Linux what it is (the desktop OS, as opposed to Linux kernel).

It is promoted by major distros like Fedora and OpenSUSE and it is the default way to install apps on their respective immutable versions (Fedora Silverblue and OpenSUSE MicroOS).

It is the only way to install apps on EndlessOS and Steam Deck.

AppImage is basically like running a binary, it is not an app platform i.e. no sandbox, no integration with the system, it has access to all user data, hardware resources etc. On Android or iOS something like this is impossible. It is a format for development and users can’t just trust a program running as AppImage.

Packages like DEBs/RPMs are used to build operating systems and by installing an application using them you are de facto modifying your system to include the application as opposed to plug the application in a sandboxed app platform.

Many applications built mainly for Windows and MacOS use AppImage to also target Linux with minimal effort and while some users like it, running a binary found on Internet is just insane from security point of view.

Many Electron apps uses AppImage because Electron provide AppImage builds by default.

Instead Flatpak implies setting up a repo but the same people behind Flatpak started FlatHub store and it is available out of the box on many distros. Someone just need to submit a manifest that builds an application and it will care of monitoring and building new releases, making them available to Linux users automatically.

The original developer of an app can claim ownership of it on FlatHub and get the verified badge:

Please let us Linux users have our proper and secure app platform like Android and iOS.

@tangentnotes Nice to see Tangentnotes here! Looking forward to reading about your updates.

@tangentnotes Is there already some publishing feature available to Tangent Notes? I got curious due to the screenshot you shared, where there’s a “published: true” parameter in YAML…

@daniel @tangentnotes Same question!

Also, how the heck do I open my workspace? I've got the Open New Workspace dialog box open, but it does nothing when I click on the one I've chosen.

@ellane Oh dear! Could you DM me some screenshots? I'd love to be able to help you out.

@daniel @ellane Not yet. It's on the horizon. That yaml is just for a very sketchy tool I put together two years ago to self-publish before Tangent was a thing.

I'm planning on adding some tools for this when I finally get the documentation for Tangent available on the website.

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