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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2017. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th.


View Poll Results: Universal Packaging Format of the Year
Appimage 52 34.67%
Flatpak 40 26.67%
Snap 58 38.67%
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:09 AM   #16
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I wouldn't call any of them "universal "PACKAGE" managers. These are mostly "universal" (and not really) APPLICATION containers!
A package manager is something that uses, say, .deb or maybe the ol' tarballs...
Old 02-04-2018, 06:46 PM   #17
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Love AppImage.
Snaps are kind of stupid and ubuntu specific and require systemd, as mentioned earlier.
Flatpak isn't bad, but it's very unintuitive and was kind of difficult to setup and install packages, even for me.
AppImages, you just mark as executable and run.

The only thing I wish is that both AppImage and Flakpak supported more architectures than just x86. I know that they do in theory, but in practice, there's not much support.
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