Ripcord is a lightweight desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord built upon the Qt toolkit. It is proprietary software and currently distributed as freeware, with the intention of eventually reaching a commercial release while maintaining at least the Discord portion usable free of charge.
Install theAUR package.
See the following guide. The directory containing
There is a bug with some emoji fonts (known: broken link: package not found], ) which generates rendering glitches, currently not fixed. Emoji fonts known to behave well include AUR and AUR, so it is recommended to use one of them. Please note that some dialogs in the application always use system fonts, so it is sufficient to rely on the mentioned font in one's fontconfig to experience the bug.AUR[
Some users have reported that using system libraries solves the issue.
For further updates and information, see the relevant ticket on the issue tracker.
Using system libraries
The Ripcord AppImage bundles its own copy of required libraries, which are also used by the AUR package. It is however possible to force the program to load libraries preexisting in the system. The main advantage of this is better integration with the desktop environment and Arch as a whole. The main disadvantage is that system libraries might be incompatible with the Ripcord release in use.
Proceed as follows:
- Install packages , , , , and (more may be necessary, if so please amend this list).
- Reach directory
/usr/lib/ripcordor, if you'd rather not touch managed files, download the AppImage, run it with
--appimage-extractand cd to
- Wipe or better move to a backup location the contents of the
libfolder you find there.
- cd into
ln -s /usr/lib/libsodium.so libsodium.so.18.
- cd .. and delete or move to a backup location the
- Set environment variable
QT_QPA_PLATFORM_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/qt/pluginsand run the program executable.