Installing an app in , @gnome @kde should not be more complicated than this!

Now it's possible thanks to and the appimage-manager!

@azubieta @gnome @kde does it allow ressources sharing like snaps to avoid multiple instances of the same programs like databases?

@cld_tech @gnome @kde by design an AppImage bundle contains almost everything it needs to run, and (if it's well done ) no more. So there's no resources sharing here.

But don't take for granted that you will be saving too much when using a flatpack or a snap. Two versions of an app may use different runtimes versions therefore you will have two copies of the runtime and a runtime definitively contains mora that what a single app will need.

@cld_tech @gnome @kde I don't want to be absolute in my opinion about size comparison but we definitively have to do serious measurements before giving opinions on which one is smaller

@azubieta @gnome @kde I didn't be really specific but I was thinking about RAM. Your right about the versioning, I guess it depends on how many software you have to install. In my case with things like , , , .. Yeah now that i say it it looks more like its good for server style software! and would be just fine as AppImage.

@azubieta @gnome @kde one question still; are app image also a real pain for files outside their containment? Nothing drive me crazy like drag'n'dropping and get a file not found like on and on snap! 😑

@azubieta @gnome @kde you know, zypper and apt install PACKAGE install the package and even install shared depedencies...

Besides that, AppImage seems to be the instant packaging format that keeps what the design promises

@comrad @gnome @kde apt and zypper are great tools but you depend of a third party to pack and make a given app available to you.

With you can grab it right from the application author. The day it's released :)

@azubieta @gnome @kde true, but the effort still has to come from the author. And the author still has to read a packaging format, may it be called zypper, apt or appimage.

@comrad @gnome @kde correct, using removes the middle man between the app author and the users.

@azubieta @gnome @kde I know and that's true. #openra is a good example of that.

Often distributions have a good factory system, like @opensuse where they can build software for several distributions in an instant.

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