Looking at the pkgbuilds the latter is just downloading the standard release binary (although it does extract it at some point which will take a little while) and the former is actually building it from source but it shouldn't take that long surely. It takes about 3 mins on my PC to build the entire project from source.
I can't say I use either but if I did I would probably choose the appimage one simply as it is closer to the official release in terms of support and the install/upgrade process is less likely to break.
I used the appimage one in the end on this old ThinPad T410s with an SSD in the caddy, but its still pretty snappy with ArchLabs on it. I moved away after it took far more than 3 minutes, far far more, and then when I got back I had missed a password prompt and couldnt be @rsed to do it again.
But on the new ThinkPad T16 lappy I have joplin-desktop and it is absolutely fine, and do appreciate the work of the maintainer
I just wondered if it was an issue or something
I am using "chaotic-aur/joplin-beta-appimage 2.10.8-1". The chaotic-aur repository delivers the compiled packages from aur as well as its own packages. In my case, as I use Garuda linux, it was preinstalled, but it's not difficult to add it.
Interesting to hear which Joplin Arch versions people use
I am by no means anything like an Arch (or anything else ) expert.
That's what's so good about ArchLabs, even a fool like me can use it. EndeavourOS is very good too in that respect, but I like the bareness #! feel of AL
I didnt know about chaotic-aur, I will investigate, thanks
I keep meaning to try out Garuda, will have to put it on one of my spare old 'Linux-rescued' lappys
As ever, immense thanks to the Joplin Team - I couldn't do without it!