kodo
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AppImage all the things

Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:59 am

Would be cool if instead of having a normal packaging process, the standard build workflow was just building an AppImage. Solus could even host a repo of apps that have been "ported". Would benefit the entire linux community. Would be cool to see some automated tooling around the process. Would make people use solus just for the AppImage build benefits. I think the era of distro based packages is over, or at least I hope to god it ends soon.

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gimcrack
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Re: AppImage all the things

Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:49 pm

It's going to happen, I can smell it in the air. Not sure AppImage or even Snaps will will this war. I would say flatpak is going to win in the long run. Unless something comes up better then flatpak. But, the future of package managers is going to disappear. It will just take time for it. To me it doesn't matter. I'll get the package one way or another. But, making it easier would be cool also.

kodo
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Re: AppImage all the things

Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:44 am

Yeah I looked into the snap/flatpak/appimage thing some more. looks like appimage kinda sucks because you end up repacking the same lib over and over again rather than sharing libs you already have installed. snap is nice because it's easy to use and build for. i want to like flatpak but can't make myself.

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