Archives For November 30, 1999

Syncthing-gtk, GTK3-based GUI and indicator for Syncthing, was removed from Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy’s main repository due to old Python library dependencies.

For those sticking to this program, the Python 3 port now works in progress. It has been made into main repository for the next Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo. And you can download & install the package in Ubuntu 20.10.

1. First download the .deb package from the link below:

As Ubuntu 21.04 still in active development, the package is being updated (might be). Check the package building page if the previous button does not work.

2. Once you get the package, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install it by running command:

sudo apt install ./Download/syncthing-gtk_0.9.4.4+ds+git20200927+d09a2ef-3_all.deb

Tip: if you type the command manually, hit tab key after typing syncthing-gtk will auto-complete the file name in terminal window.

Once installed, launch the software from your system application menu and enjoy!

(Optional) And if you want to remove the package, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove syncthing-gtk		


Open source continuous file synchronization program syncthing 1.2.0 was released yesterday with new features, various bug-fixes, and enhancements.

Syncthing 1.2.0 release highlights:

  • Add QUIC with NAT traversal as a new transport protocol. TCP remains the preferred way of connection when possible.
  • Adds automatic crash reporting.
  • Make large / variable block size the only available mode of operation
  • Versions are now named with the time of their archiving
  • The new release does not interoperate with Syncthing 0.14.45 or older

Syncthing offers official Snap package. It can be easily installed in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher via Ubuntu Software:

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install snapd daemon first:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install Syncthing via command:

sudo snap install syncthing

Once installed, start it via command syncthing. Then go to localhost:8384 in web browser to setup shared folder, remote devices, and more.

For more, read the getting started guide.