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.

Windows

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

These builds are not representative of the final product and must not be used in a production environment. There are intended for pre-release testing only and will have bugs in them!

ZIP files

We strongly recommend using this checksum utility to verify the integrity of the ZIP file before you extract it.

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 programs or 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.

MSI installer

At the current time only the 32-bit build is available as an MSI installer, but it should work on Windows 7 or later regardless of if the host system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

"Glimpse32.msi" is available at this location: https://build.glimpse-editor.org/beta/win32/ - We strongly recommend using this checksum utility to verify the integrity of the installer before running it.

Simply double-click the file and wait for the files to be copied and shortcuts to be created. There is no GUI wizard so the install locations set by default cannot currently be edited.

Much like the ZIP files described above you will see a number of security prompts from Windows and your installed anti-virus program. That is normal, and one of the ways Windows ensures you do not accidentally run undesirable programs or scripts on your system.

Linux

Flatpak

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