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Please provide an AppImage for Linux #1722
Describe the change or feature you'd like to see added to HandBrake:
Providing an AppImage would have, among others, these advantages:
Here is an overview of projects that are already distributing upstream-provided, official AppImages.
If you have questions, AppImage developers are on #AppImage on irc.freenode.net.
What version of HandBrake are you currently using? (e.g., 1.0.0)
None, because there is no AppImage that I could run on my Live ISO system.
What operating system and version are you running? (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.3 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update)
Various Linux Live ISOs
Here is an example of a video editor packaged as AppImage:
Please let me know if you are interested, then I can look into sending a PR that will compile this application on Travis CI upon each
In fact, AppImage is specifically designed to solve #1702 (comment)
Applications packaged as an AppImage can run on many distributions (including Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint, and others), and unlike with solutions like Flatpak or Snappy one does not need to install a Flatpak or Snappy runtime first. It "just works".
Thanks for the link. That's useful information. Although "search interest" doesn't necessarily equate with actual real world usage. Unfortunately, there are now several "one image to rule them all" implementations, which is just frustrating. The whole point is to produce one image. Not AppImage, Flatpak, Snap, docker, ... (there are more).
As I said in the other thread, my intention is to wait a while and see what settles out. For now, the official "one image" HandBrake solution is Flatpak. I'll do one or maybe two other "one image" alternative bundles when it's clear which are the most highly adopted across multiple distributions.