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View Poll Results: Do you use Appimage, Flatpak, and/or Snaps?
Appimage 12 9.30%
Flatpak 4 3.10%
Snap 3 2.33%
More than one of the above 6 4.65%
None of the above 104 80.62%
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:43 PM   #46
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http://0install.net/ is also a consideration.
 
Old 12-28-2017, 03:01 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, 06:57 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, 03:24 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, 03:59 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, 12:36 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, 05:17 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, 06:34 AM   #53
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Thumbs up

I'm glad to see AppImage in the lead.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 06:54 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, 06:58 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, 04:31 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, 04:43 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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Bumping this in light of the recent developments.

I admit to using AppImage once for LibreOffice and Flatpak on an old version of Debian for Spotify. Since then, nothing. My Slack system has remained clean of any such thing.
 
Old 05-14-2018, 10:22 AM   #59
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Bumping this in light of the recent developments.

I admit to using AppImage once for LibreOffice and Flatpak on an old version of Debian for Spotify. Since then, nothing. My Slack system has remained clean of any such thing.
"Recent developments" including https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/05/ubuntu-snap-malware

I decided this morning that I would remove Flatpak from my Linux Mint 18.3 system because of (i) the possibility of malware, (ii) the fact that it takes up so much space, only to find that it is so interwoven now in Mint that I would have to also uninstall Mint's Software Manager as well as two Mint meta packages. I have to say that I am pretty unimpressed. Incorporating Flatpak in Mint is great if you want to use it, but there should also be an easy way to run Mint without it and also remove it from the system.
 
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Indeed.

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it is so interwoven now in Mint that I would have to also uninstall Mint's Software Manager as well as two Mint meta packages. I have to say that I am pretty unimpressed. Incorporating Flatpak in Mint is great if you want to use it, but there should also be an easy way to run Mint without it and also remove it from the system.
Is there are way for users to determine which packages are installed via Flatpak?

If removing it would also mean removing the Software centre, they've integrated it pretty tightly. That is slightly worrying.
 
  


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