Just discovered @penpot thanks to @aral ...

Looks interesting but I hear you must have a account ?

@hyde @penpot Nope, you can sign up with your email address but, sadly, login with surveillance capitalist Google is also an option.

@aral @penpot
And, when installed locally do you need to login too ?

@hyde @aral Hi! The email (of any kind) will be asked only in order to enjoy Penpot on the cloud. Private instances just require basic Docker knowledge. You can run your own Penpot server following these instructions:

so the local version doesnt communicate in any way with any cloud if I understand well 😉

Thanks for the work done ! 🙌


@penpot @hyde @aral is there any chance that #penpot will be available for #yunohost at some point? It's simpler yet than docker;)

@lps @penpot @hyde @aral I'd say yes to that question. Any medium that enables custom private Penpot instances easily is something we look forward to. Having said that, I'd suggest that we first need to exit beta stage before we devote resources to being at various different sysadmin friendly deployment services or technologies. Not because Beta means "unstable" at all for us, it doesn't, it's a matter of feature-completeness, but because it will probably put a lot of people off at first sight.

That's fantastic to hear, and yes that makes a lot of sense.
@penpot @hyde @aral

@penpot @hyde @aral For what it's worth, I ran a previous version of Penpot in a rootless Podman instance (in my user account) and it seemed to work fine for everything I did.

I should probably try this again, especially since there's import/export now.

(I generally use the hosted version, and it's wonderful. The local version is exactly the same UI as you'd get once you're logged in, of course.)

@penpot @hyde @aral And it'd be really cool to have a Flatpak with the server and a web browser baked in.

(It could be WebKit, which is what we're doing with Cockpit at the moment or even a tweaked version of Electron. Once we have it figured out for Cockpit Remote / Cockpit Client (still need to settle on a name for a desktop login experience to remote servers over SSH), it might help serve as some inspiration.)

So a fully self-contained Penpot app with a server and UI, in other words.

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