There are Linux apps out there whose installers come in the form of .sh installer files. In testing the latest Whonix OVA compared to my older one, I am noticing that I can no longer simply double-click on a properly formed .sh file that I mark as executable. Neither can Mousepad open it, it has a weird UTF-8 error.
Terminal runs it fine but that’s not the issue. GUI functionality has been taken away.
Was this deliberate? It’s taking away useful user convenience which in turn makes Whonix harder to use, making less people adopt it, which means our anonymity set is smaller.
Whonix should be becoming easier to use over time, not harder.