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AppImage #45

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probonopd commented Apr 9, 2018

This PR, when merged, will compile this application on Travis CI upon each git push, and upload an AppImage to your GitHub Releases page.

Providing an AppImage would have, among others, these advantages:

  • Applications packaged as an AppImage can run on many distributions (including Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint, and others)
  • One app = one file = super simple for users: just download one AppImage file, make it executable, and run
  • No unpacking or installation necessary
  • No root needed
  • No system libraries changed
  • Works out of the box, no installation of runtimes needed
  • Optional desktop integration with appimaged
  • Optional binary delta updates, e.g., for continuous builds (only download the binary diff) using AppImageUpdate
  • Can optionally GPG2-sign your AppImages (inside the file)
  • Works on Live ISOs
  • Can use the same AppImages when dual-booting multiple distributions
  • Can be listed in the AppImageHub central directory of available AppImages
  • Can double as a self-extracting compressed archive with the --appimage-extract parameter

Here is an overview of projects that are already distributing upstream-provided, official AppImages.

PLEASE NOTE: For this to work, you need to enable Travis CI for your repository as described here prior to merging this, if you haven't already done so. Also, You need to set up GITHUB_TOKEN in Travis CI for this to work; please see https://github.com/probonopd/uploadtool.

If you have questions, AppImage developers are on #AppImage on irc.freenode.net.

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probonopd commented Apr 9, 2018

Since you have changed .travis.yml and package.json since I have made it to work, you need to resolve the conflicts manually (or just use my version of those two files).

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@pietrop pietrop merged commit a268bf6 into OpenNewsLabs:master Apr 9, 2018

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pietrop commented Apr 9, 2018

That's great, thanks!
It seems to have worked

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