I'd like to have a Discord client on Mobian
I see that there isn't a Discord client under the Software installer nor available at the command line with apt.

Would it be possible to install the .deb directly?

If the source code needs to be ported to Mobian, are there guides for how to go about that? I'm willing to give it a try.

Thank you.
If I'm not mistaken, the official Discord app is x86 only, and is not open sourced (even though they claim they embrace open source). I think the Discord app is Electron-based, so if you wanted to create your own app, learning Electron would be a way to go. If you do get something up and running for ARM64, you will need to disable hardware acceleration at least until that gets implemented on the PinePhone; with GB Studio (another Electron app), I added "--disable-gpu" to the command to get it running.
Discord is closed source, so you either need to use the browser version (which would be better anyway, since the Discord app is a massive spyware), or kiss their feet in return to make an ARM version available (and I doubt they will).
If you go for the browser version, I suggest you use Qutebrowser for that, since most other browsers are pretty much soyware, and Discord itself is very bloated too.
And Qutebrowser allows you to zoom the web app down while still being able to click everywhere without having to misclick all the time (using the "F" key).
Zooming out is necessary, because otherwise you won't see shit while using Discord on a small screen, since the desktop/web version of Discord is not a responsive app.

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