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sclack: init at unstable-2019-07-15 #72994

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sclack: init at unstable-2019-07-15 #72994

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evanjs commented Nov 7, 2019

Motivation for this change

#59900 -- add sclack package
Stumbled across this issue and hadn't heard of sclack before.
Works pretty well, especially compared to e.g. slack-term.

Things done
  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nix-review --run "nix-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Ensured that relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits


  • config.json
    • I'm just copying over the default config.json, is this enough? Or should this have a module with extraConfig, etc? Maybe configuring this option could be deferred to home-manager, etc.
  • Mac Support
    • While urwid lists support for linux and darwin, urwid_readline only lists support for linux. Can a darwin user confirm whether this works on mac?
    • Is there a cleaner way to install the executable (vs moving to sclack)?
  • asyncio
    • @exarkun recommended filing a bug upstream since asyncio should be a conditional dependency. Which is still odd to me as the repo requires 3.4+ anyway... Should I block on that and leave my workaround in if the author declines? Or is there a better way to handle it here, anyway?
  • emoji
    • emoji don't seem to work right away, do we need to do something with fontconfig, or at least provide a font option, etc? This seems to be the case for only a few emoji, e.g. 馃し鈥嶁檪, most emoji seem to work fine.
    • sclack - Nerd Fonts

I think that's it, but I'm happy to address anything else I missed.

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