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Embed version information in AppImage #3283

merged 1 commit into from Jun 18, 2019


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commented Jun 17, 2019

I've told some of your team members about that feature already, but it didn't make it into master yet, so I thought I'd show how it can be used.

appimagetool picks up a $VERSION environment variable and embeds that information into the AppImage in a way that allows desktop integration tools to display that in app launchers ("start menu" kind of things). That's really useful if you use more than one version, which might occur at updates, but is generally quite handy.

You could even get rid of the custom AppImage name picking, since appimagetool will also use $VERSION in the output filename, but that's for another day.

@droidmonkey droidmonkey changed the base branch from master to develop Jun 18, 2019

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@droidmonkey droidmonkey merged commit 0c2d1bc into keepassxreboot:develop Jun 18, 2019

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commented Jun 18, 2019

I think the reason we define the AppImage name ourselves is consistency. At some point AppImages started putting the glibc version into the name which was both ugly and inconsistent as well as unexpected.


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commented Jun 18, 2019

I think that was at the time when you were still using this stuff. It's all good, I just wanted to mention it.

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