You can build the project locally from the GitHub repository if you want to make a change to the program, build for macOS, or if you just feel safer compiling it yourself.
The package.json file defines what types of files to output when building the application based on your platform in the "build" section. By default, it will build to: NSIS installer (exe) and portable zip for Windows; Debian installer (deb) and portable tar.xf for Linux; DMG file for macOS. Building on macOS has not been tested yet.
Learn more about the Electron Builder configuration here.
If you build the program locally, it will not show "Joshua Vickery" as the Verified Publisher.
The portable tar.xz file should work on most Linux distributions.
Codex has been tested on the following distros:
Please create an issue on GitHub if Codex does not work on your distribution.