Whereas Elgato proceed to disregard the Linux market, builders from across the neighborhood find yourself creating purposes to fill the hole. Now there’s Boatswain, which permits Linux customers to regulate Elgato Stream Deck gadgets.
It is not the primary of its type, with streamdeck_ui additionally being an choice (I coated it again in 2019) that’s nonetheless being up to date. Extra choices are good although! Why make a brand new one anyway? In a weblog submit, the developer talked about they “didn’t discover these apps ample to my utilization”.
A few of what they’re specializing in for the primary launch consists of:
- Backend code to detect Stream Deck gadgets, open them, add pictures to buttons, and alter the brightness of the system
- Folders, profiles, and multiactions
- OBS Studio integration: begin & cease streaming, begin & cease recording, swap to a scene
- Sound Player, initially specializing in enjoying sound results
- App launching
They can even be contemplating these too:
- Chat integration with numerous streaming companies (Twitch, YouTube, and many others)
- Window administration actions by means of a customized GNOME Shell extension
- Extra options to OBS Studio integration, reminiscent of displaying & hiding sources, recording to the replay buffer, and many others
- Enhanced sound Player with completely different playlists and MPRIS integration
The developer of Boatswain even made a bit of introduction video:
I will be keeping track of this one to let you know the way it goes.