[WEIRD] gcolor2 VS gcolor3

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
overkill22
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 402
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:09 am
Contact:

[WEIRD] gcolor2 VS gcolor3

Post by overkill22 »

I'm a big fan of gcolor2, a simple and light app that allows you to pick up any colour showing on your screen.
After installing Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon, I found in the Software Manager, the new version---gcolor3 (called "color picker" in software manager).

However with my surprise, in the details of the app, I see that the Size to download is 670MB, and it need 2.1GB of disk space. :shock:
That's surprisingly high for a program that was only few MB. Does anyone has an explanation?

aes2011
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 506
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:39 pm

Re: [WEIRD] gcolor2 VS gcolor3

Post by aes2011 »

Are you sure you didn't install a flatpak/snap/appimage?

BTW, https://askubuntu.com/a/1073995 worked for me on Kubuntu 18.04.

User avatar
overkill22
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 402
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:09 am
Contact:

Re: [WEIRD] gcolor2 VS gcolor3

Post by overkill22 »

aes2011 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Are you sure you didn't install a flatpak/snap/appimage?

BTW, https://askubuntu.com/a/1073995 worked for me on Kubuntu 18.04.
I'm actually not aware of what a flatpak/snap/appimage are..

User avatar
catweazel
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9910
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:44 pm
Location: Australian Antarctic Territory

Re: [WEIRD] gcolor2 VS gcolor3

Post by catweazel »

overkill22 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:03 pm
aes2011 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Are you sure you didn't install a flatpak/snap/appimage?

BTW, https://askubuntu.com/a/1073995 worked for me on Kubuntu 18.04.
I'm actually not aware of what a flatpak/snap/appimage are..
I typed flatpak/snap/appimage into google. This was the second link: https://www.fossmint.com/flatpak-appima ... hey-stack/
"There is, ultimately, only one truth -- cogito, ergo sum -- everything else is an assumption." - Me, my swansong.

User avatar
overkill22
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 402
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:09 am
Contact:

Re: [WEIRD] gcolor2 VS gcolor3

Post by overkill22 »

catweazel wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:21 am
overkill22 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:03 pm
aes2011 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Are you sure you didn't install a flatpak/snap/appimage?

BTW, https://askubuntu.com/a/1073995 worked for me on Kubuntu 18.04.
I'm actually not aware of what a flatpak/snap/appimage are..
I typed flatpak/snap/appimage into google. This was the second link: https://www.fossmint.com/flatpak-appima ... hey-stack/
sounds like appimag is the best solution

Post Reply

Return to “Software & Applications”