Testing Glimpse

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All test builds for Glimpse are hosted on https://build.glimpse-editor.org. Please report all bugs via https://github.com/glimpse-editor/Glimpse/issues.


Initial beta builds for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows have been provided at https://glimpse-editor.org/beta

Because you are launching the application from a batch file, Windows SmartScreen may prompt you for permission to proceed. That is normal, and one of the ways Windows ensures you do not accidentally run undesirable scripts on your system.

You may also find that your anti-virus program blocks or warns you about plug-ins as they are being loaded during the splash screen. That is also expected for this limited test build, and to fix that problem you will need to add an exception or exclusion in your anti-virus program's settings menu.

Please note: This is not fully representative of the final product and must not be used in a production environment.

We are still working on dedicated Windows MSI installers for Glimpse 0.1. We also expect to use a system such as Cameyo Packager or Enigma Protector to package the application to run from a portable USB flash drive. Once those builds are available, this wiki page will be updated with new instructions.



If you haven't done so already, you first need to install Flatpak and enable Flathub on your machine. Glimpse depends on the GNOME platform runtime which is distributed by Flathub:

$ flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Platform//3.32

We provide our own Flatpak repository with builds from our development branch. To enable it, just run the following command in a terminal:

$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists --user --no-gpg-verify glimpse_devel https://build.glimpse-editor.org/dev/flatpak/glimpse-devel.flatpakrepo

Next, either find Glimpse development builds in your software center, or install it in a terminal:

$ flatpak install glimpse_devel org.glimpse_editor.Glimpse