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appimage experiences

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appimage experiences

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Post by manyroads » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:20 pm

For those who are interested in finding another way to get access to non-standard Stretch applications (easily), I have had success (on MXLinux) using appimages. I am currently running the following apps as appimages:

- avidemux
- libreoffice-fresh
- openshot

I know this will not work in all cases, but it is often a viable and easy option. If you'd like to read more about my experience(s) you may view my posting here:

http://eirenicon.org/2018/12/18/using-linux-appimages/

Note to moderator(s): If you'd like to use my eirenicon post as a tutorial here, I'm happy to contribute it.
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Re: appimage experiences

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:49 pm

Thanks. Maybe it would be good for us to collect appimage success in a thread and link it from the Wiki article.
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Re: appimage experiences

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:21 am

For the moment, I have added a link to your excellent post in the existing Wiki entry.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: appimage experiences

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Post by manyroads » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:28 am

Thank you @jerry3904!
"Don't believe everything you think."
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Re: appimage experiences

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Post by sunrat » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:29 pm

I'd be interested to know how much disk space these appimages take compared to native applications (if available), and why an appimage is used rather than a native application.

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Re: appimage experiences

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Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:46 pm

Well, I use a 95 MB appimage for Jaxx. It's because that's the only way I can get it at all for Linux.

Also appimages, if built correctly, can let you use a program version that cannot be built on the base libraries in your distro since it includes the problematic ones in the appimage and shields the program from the host's versions.
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Re: appimage experiences

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:43 pm

@sunrat Here' an article I wrote on appimages. http://eirenicon.org/2018/12/18/using-linux-appimages/
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