Team communication app Slack today announced the formal availability of a beta version of its app for devices running the Linux operating system.

“These builds may have some bugs or rough edges, but we won’t push out anything that we know to be extremely buggy or non-functional,” Slack says on the Google Forms page where you can sign up for beta access to the Slack Linux app. “We humbly ask only one thing of those who join: please give us your honest feedback so that we can make your Linux experience great.”

An open-source, unofficial Slack client for Linux popped up on GitHub back in April. “This Linux project, like most integrations, happened independent of our involvement,” a Slack spokeswoman told VentureBeat at the time. Now there’s a real Slack Linux client on the way.

Slack became available for Windows in beta in February and became generally available to all users within a month. So a general rollout of Slack for Linux should be on the way within the next few weeks.

Slack has been growing very quickly since the app launched in February 2014, and it now has more than 1.1 million daily active users.


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