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I don't like web-based GUI, so I only installed the pgadmin4-desktop package for my Kubuntu 20.04, instead of pgadmin4-web and pgadmin4.

According to the offical web page of pgAdmin4,

A desktop runtime written in C++ with Qt allows it to run standalone for individual users...

I'm expecting that a native qt GUI app can be run, and acts as a pg-client, but I can NOT find it out anywhere, neither startting-menu nor the DESTDIR of the installation, i.e /usr/pgadmin4/bin.

There is only one program file /usr/pgadmin4/bin/pgadmin4, but running it still open a browser window to serve as a pg-client, instead of any NATIVE app!

Would anyone please tell me that:

Is the one so called "A desktop runtime written in C++ with Qt" meaning a native GUI client app? or only a management server that resides on the system tray?

If a native GUI client really exists, where to find it or how to start it?

Thanks a lot!

Pls forgive my ugly English.

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  • I think that is simply a wrong statement on the homepage (maybe a left over from pgAdmin 3). Sep 28 '20 at 11:33
  • @a_horse_with_no_name Are you meaning that there is no native GUI client?
    – Leon
    Sep 28 '20 at 12:45
  • Yes, that's what I mean. But you'll probably need to ask that on the pgAdmin mailing list to get a definite answer Sep 28 '20 at 12:51
  • @Leon , were you able to find a native GUI client for PostgreSQL?
    – AntonK
    Jan 8 '21 at 15:16
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I believe this didn't exist when the question was asked, but there is now a "native" Pgadmin4 app. It's still Javascript, not Qt and C++, but it runs much smoother than the web-based one for me.

Instructions to install it for Ubuntu/Debian are at https://www.pgadmin.org/download/pgadmin-4-apt/, and reproduced here:

#
# Setup the repository
#

# Install the public key for the repository (if not done previously):
sudo curl https://www.pgadmin.org/static/packages_pgadmin_org.pub | sudo apt-key add

# Create the repository configuration file:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/pgadmin/pgadmin4/apt/$(lsb_release -cs) pgadmin4 main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgadmin4.list && apt update'

#
# Install pgAdmin
#

# Install for both desktop and web modes:
sudo apt install pgadmin4

# Install for desktop mode only:
sudo apt install pgadmin4-desktop

# Install for web mode only: 
sudo apt install pgadmin4-web 

# Configure the webserver, if you installed pgadmin4-web:
sudo /usr/pgadmin4/bin/setup-web.sh

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