Ipe AppImage recipe
pdflatex to be installed in order to render text
elements. It is not included in the AppImage so you need to have a
LaTeX distribution installed on your system. You can find informations
about LaTeX and how to install it at
Download the latest AppImage for Ipe
Make the AppImage executable, e.g. in the terminal run
chmod a+x ipe-x.y.z-x86_64.AppImage
How to use the Ipe AppImage
To start Ipe, just click on the AppImage file.
You can also start Ipe from the command line by executing the AppImage:
- If you want to use the Ipe command line tools, such as
ipescript, just prefix the command with the AppImage:
$ ./ipe-7.2.6-x86_64.AppImage ipetoipe -pdf ~/test.ipe
- If you want to start Ipe with a command line argument, proceed as for the tools:
$ ./ipe-7.2.6-x86_64.AppImage ipe -sheet presentation ~/mytalk.pdf
Note that you will have to use absolute filenames in the arguments to the command line tools, because the AppImage changes directory before executing the code.
How to create an AppImage for Ipe
The AppImage for Ipe is created inside a fresh installation of CentOS 6.7. In order to build the AppImage follow these steps
Install CentOS 6.7 either on a PC or inside VirtualBox or any other virtualization program.
Start the Terminal and run
git clone https://github.com/otfried/ipe-tools
Change directory with
Download and compile the needed tools and libraries with
Start Ipe compilation and packaging process with
./recipe.sh. This creates
ipe-7.x.y-x86_64.AppImageinside the current directory.