Linux Discord Launcher

If you use a Linux distribution that isn’t based on Debian (like, for example, Fedora), there isn’t an official package for you to install the Discord client from. There is a tarball you can download from the website, extract to your filesystem, and run until it needs to update, but that’s a lot of manual work… unless you use this script to do all that for you. It checks for the latest version of the client, downloads and extracts it if needed, then runs the latest installed version. It also installs a menu shortcut which should work on any system that follows the Desktop Entry specification.

It’s not super sophisticated, just a nice little script to make life a little easier. I think we could all use something like that every once in a while.

Check out the repository on Github!