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Poll: Do you use Appimage, Flatpak, and/or Snaps?
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:43 PM   #46
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http://0install.net/ is also a consideration.
 
Old 12-28-2017, 04:01 AM   #47
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http://0install.net/ is also a consideration.
interesting.
this has been around for a long while.
ages ago i thought it was somehow connect to the rox desktop, but now see that it's its own project, and still active on github.
+1 for persistence, usually a sign of quality.
 
Old 12-28-2017, 07:57 AM   #48
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I have always felt that the real purpose for these things is mass deployment. If you are "provisioning" hundreds of servers, as some companies do, you need all the help you can get.
 
Old 12-28-2017, 04:24 PM   #49
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I can't help but recall some ad's by Sun about it's new java. "Write once, run everywhere" was the slogan. It suggested that every program can now be re-written in java and be deploy ed to any OS or hardware. Further that many programs can be simply re-compiled to run.

Wonder how that turned out?
 
Old 12-29-2017, 04:59 AM   #50
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Wonder how that turned out?
not sure if this is a rhethorical question.
supposing this ad was older, we all know how that turned out.
some java apps indeed do run everywhere, but of course they have to be written in java, and java has to be installed on the platform, then you have your usual version mismatch compatibility problems etc.
not to mention that java apps are hogs.

in short: ads always exaggerate.
 
Old 12-29-2017, 01:36 PM   #51
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Wonder how that turned out?
Java isn't quite the same thing, you know.

An AppImage is basically an executable chroot.
 
Old 12-29-2017, 06:17 PM   #52
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It was a joke. I know how it turned out.

However you'd think that some sort of flatpack or appimage or snap or 0install will win over betamax.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:34 AM   #53
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I'm glad to see AppImage in the lead.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:54 PM   #54
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Just another step on the road to turning Linux into a Windows clone. No thanks.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:58 PM   #55
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I'm glad to see AppImage in the lead.
Nope. "None of the above" is in the lead.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 05:31 AM   #56
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Nope. "None of the above" is in the lead.
True. At least it's leading snap and flatpack anyway.

I still prefer good old apt and backports anyway.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 05:43 AM   #57
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True. At least it's leading snap and flatpack anyway.

I still prefer good old apt and backports anyway.
Yup, but only today I received a reply from a software developer who produces a piece of software for Windows and MacOS telling me that the principal reason they hadn't yet released a version in Linux was that they couldn't face the task of packaging it for all the different Linux varieties. If app bundling software could persuade developers like that to take the leap to Linux then it *could* be an important step forward.
 
  


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