Hello folks! I'm starting a blog about .
My plan is to post there tips, tricks, tutorials and news about the interesting world of AppImages :)

Stay tune for updates!


app-manager v0.1.2 is available and brings an improved update implementation (now is faster)

grab it while it's hot: github.com/AppImageCrafters/ap

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Room 01 - 7th September
18:00 UTC Make your App an Appimage

@konibo the author seems to really hate electron apps.

users, I have made an example of building an from a app. I would like to have some feedback before releasing it.

Please check, and leave your comments:

appimage-builder v0.5.5 is now available. This version brings some critical bug fixes, see the changelog for details.

Get it using pip install appimage-builder


Do you have a application and want to reach as many users as possible?

Use !

Check the link below to learn how to do it. Try it, it's super simple.


@danyspin97 it's not a substitute of pip. It actually uses pip to gather the dependencies.

Said that, packing a linux app as an AppImage allows you to control both the python packages and other binaries that your desktop app may require. Making possible to just download and install a given app. No need to install extra stuff and deal with any possible incompatibility.

This is specially useful when making desktop applications.

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

@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 :)

@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

@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.

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

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


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