Why is the linux version not up to date and so simplified?



  • I am a Ubuntu User and I would really like to see at least as many functionalities of F.lux implemented as in the Windows or MacOS version.
    I know the market share of Linux systems is not as big as Win or MacOS, but still it is significant and should justify development efforts to invest in.

    Are there any plans to update f-lux to linux in the near Future? Do you share my opinion? Perhaps a survey should be done to see if there is a real need to develop a real linux version, and if users would be willing to pay for it.

    I would be willing to pay for a full–fledged linux version so that it would not only depend on the generosity of open-source developers.

    Please share your opinions or any updates you may have on the topic.



  • Because the development team consists of just two people: Michael and Lorna (herf and Lorna, as they're known on here). Michael does most of the coding and development. They are a husband and wife team.

    So, they're doing everything they can with their limited resources. They are also doing this for free, voluntarily.



  • @markes said:

    I would be willing to pay for a full–fledged linux version so that it would not only depend on the generosity of open-source developers.

    I heard about f.lux yesterday for the first time but so far haven't been able to even find the source code.

    Is is closed source? If so, that might explain the lack of development on Linux.

    And if not, could I get a link to the source code repository please?

    Thanks!



  • @f-lux-team would be the one to ask. Now that I have "mentioned" them like this, the chances of either of them replying are higher.



  • It's not open source.


  • f.lux team

    It shares code with "flux core" so we can build a new version - in fact, the version on Android is somewhat similar.

    What is missing is: the GUI is a volunteer effort, and we need developers to pick it up, and adding all the UI for the new features is not simple.

    And yes, it is closed source, but our goal is to avoid people forking our bad assumptions and baking them into their OSes! Not that it seems to help so far. :)


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