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How to Install ScudCloud on Ubuntu

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Written by Santosh Prasad

ScudCloud is a non unofficial Linux desktop(Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint, Arch, Fedora) client app for Slack. Slack is a simple messaging app that allows teams to collaborate in one place to get work done faster. All the conversations can be searched from a single and powerful search box. Slack also integrates with Google Docs, Dropbox,etc. ScudCloud contains features such as multiple teams support, system notifications, system tray messages, and follow desktop activity.

Features

  • Multiple teams support
  • Native system notifications
  • Ocunt of unread direct mentions at launcher/sytray icon
  • Alert/wobbling on new messages
  • Channels quicklist (Unity only)
  • Optional tray notifications and “Close to Tray”
  • Follow your desktop activity and will stay online while you’re logged in (if correct packages are installed)

Install ScudCloud on Ubuntu

First of all add the required repositories on your system to install ScudCloud. Follow the below command to do this.

# apt-add-repository -y ppa:rael-gc/scudcloud
gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmpf9hk8_1n/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmpf9hk8_1n/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 8094BB14F4E3FBBE: public key "Launchpad PPA for Rael" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
OK

After adding repositories now update your system.

# apt-get update 
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/bookworm-team/bookworm/ubuntu zesty InRelease
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease                      
Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease        
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rael-gc/scudcloud/ubuntu zesty InRelease [15.9 kB]
Hit:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease            
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rael-gc/scudcloud/ubuntu zesty/main i386 Packages [1,368 B]
Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rael-gc/scudcloud/ubuntu zesty/main amd64 Packages [1,584 B]
Get:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rael-gc/scudcloud/ubuntu zesty/main Translation-en [804 B]
Fetched 19.7 kB in 3s (6,284 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

You can also install all the ScudCloud packages with the help of below command.

# echo ttf-mscorefonts-installer msttcorefonts/accepted-mscorefonts-eula select true | sudo debconf-set-selections

After that, make sure you update them.

[email protected]:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rael-gc/scudcloud/ubuntu zesty InRelease
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease
Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done         

Run the below command to install ScudCloud easily.

# apt-get install scudcloud
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  cabextract fonts-lato libqt5clucene5 libqt5designer5 libqt5help5
  python3-dbus.mainloop.qt python3-hunspell python3-notify2 python3-pyqt5
  python3-pyqt5.qtsvg python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit python3-sip qt5-style-plugins
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Suggested packages:
  python3-pyqt5-dbg
Recommended packages:
  libqtwebkit-qupzillaplugins
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cabextract fonts-lato libqt5clucene5 libqt5designer5 libqt5help5
........
......
Setting up ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.4+nmu1ubuntu2) ...
Setting up libqt5designer5:amd64 (5.7.1-1build1~3) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.11.94-0ubuntu2) ...
Setting up libqt5help5:amd64 (5.7.1-1build1~3) ...
Setting up python3-pyqt5 (5.7+dfsg-5) ...
Setting up python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit (5.7+dfsg-5) ...
Setting up python3-pyqt5.qtsvg (5.7+dfsg-5) ...
Setting up scudcloud (1.63-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-9ubuntu2) ...

ScudCloud has been installed successfully on your system.

You can access the ScudCloud application from your Ubuntu dashboard’s search field. Type the application and click on the respective icon when it appears.

ScudCloud-img-1

ScudCloud application will open.

ScudCloud-img-2

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