I would love to see a Ubuntu/Linux version of Jing!

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@TechSmith two q for jing: last version seems slower the first time i call it.. Other; Any plan for an ubuntu version?
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Jordan Skole

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Mike Curtis, Employee

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There's some truth that the first Jing of the day can be slower on Windows. We think this is related to .NET and hope we have made some strides for the future.

As to Ubuntu or Linux, we don't have any clear plans at the moment. Sorry!
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You have the answer to the second question, in the answer of the first question.. what about mono project? (just an idea)
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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Hm, interesting. I'll definitely pass that on to the techie types. Thanks for the insight.
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Would really appreciate a Linux version. Lots of traffic on linux sites looking for "application like jing". Someone else will do it if you don't! Just saying.
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They are comming...
http://screencloud.net/
Also look for shutter for linux.
Not as feature rich and both are only images, but they have made references to start videos as well.  I know I will only choose a cross platform application anyday.

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I use Jing at my laptop, but I can't use the same tool at work. It's sad... I hope you'll change your mind.
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Right now Jing uses WPF (Windows Presentation Framework) that comes with .NET 3.0+, it is what allows us to make the Sun and many other UI features. Unfortunately Mono does not have any future plans to support WPF (http://www.mono-project.com/WPF). Thank you for pointing it out, we will have to keep an eye on the project and maybe one day we can use it to get Jing on Linux.
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sumek

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A simplified UI would be perfectly ok.
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Liz Rea

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Agreed - a simplified UI would be perfectly ok by me as well. I much prefer the OSX menu bar icon to the sun any day.
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Alexander Alexandrov

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Yes, guys, why don't you simplify Jing UI for Linux release? We cab work without the sun untill Mono make this ability! We REALLY need Jing on Linux!!!! PLEASE release it for all Linux users! We are rising, and us more and more every day.
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Zachariah Schimp

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As a full-time student, I will have to agree. Jing is required by my instructor for an internet course, and not having it for Ubuntu is a pain. So please, hear us out, make a Linux version of Jing! I agree with Liz and Alexander from above, the Sun is unneccessary. All that we need is a way to use it on Linux so that we can upload and save screenshots, to the same website and in the same way as the Windows version. Please Jing devs, help us out!
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Alexander Alexandrov

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Hi Zachariah! Nice to see one more agreed with us :) Actually i would love not only screenshot feature, but video capture too! It is very important to have there 2 features on linux :) I belive it is not a big deal!
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I now need an android version as well!!
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It's been a year since we started asking for this - we don't need .net - I am beginning to think it's more a matter of "we don't want to do it" than "we can't do it."

I challenge you to make it work on Linux. Nay, DARE you.
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Andrew Good

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Would be great to have linux/ubuntu version of Jing, as everyone else says the sun is not necessary jut the core functionality of capture, video and upload is all we need to begin with!
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The problem is that Jing is a gateway drug. You find out how awesome it is, and then you move up to Camtasia when you need to do something more involved. Unless they're also inclined to devote resources to developing Camtasia for Linux (and they're not) there's no reason for them to do Jing for Linux.

And that's not to say I blame them. Desktop Linux users are a small market and they do this to make money. I wish there were enough of us to make it worth their while, or otherwise that there were a good screencasting app for Linux, but I also wish I had a billion dollars.
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Hello all,

    We use a lot Jing for demos and bugs creating over soft products. Some of the developers has ubuntu stations, so use it was a headache. So, we decided to create a multiplatform product https://bitbucket.org/msbrocca/screen-capturer. So far, we are uploading images to 3 different services. But our idea is to upload them to screencast.com. We asked about the possibility to use some service or rest api to do it, but we are still waiting a response. 

    I really sad that doesn't exist a linux version of this great tool.

Regards,
Maxi
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Please please please create a version for linux users! I':).


Simple - would like to use your software if its available for linux. Thanks!
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Richard Mattes

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Yes, It is a great tool!  My company pays for many workstations to use Jing..  But the fear of the instability of Windows has us looking into Linux.  Set on a mission to find tools in a Linux environment, to handle what we are doing in a Windows 7 environment, has been easy...until Jing.  On my "development box" I am using Screencloud to do the screen captures, and it works beautifully.  We like how Jing gives us the "sun", for quick access, and video.

I would be willing to develop the Linux-Jing. 

Luckily, video is rarely needed, so Screencloud is doing fine, but it is unfortunate that Linux development of Jing has been ignored.  With android becoming so popular, getting your "sun" icon on Linux should be trivial, as many tools, (Like DU) have the same type of UI that is "drag-relocatable".
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Hi all,

First, I know next to nothing about Linux. Now that that's out of the way, I DO know that Linux users have had some success using our free Snagit for Google Chrome extension. It allows browser video capture and screen recording (with audio narration) if you're using the Chrome browser. While not designed for or tested on Linux, it may do some of the things you need.

Here's the link to grab the extension, if you're interested in exploring:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/techsmith-snagit-extensio/annopcfmbiofommjmcmcfmhklhgbhkce...

Feel free to report back on how well (or not so well) it worked on Linux.

-Josh

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