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Tue Jan 16 00:50:39 CET 2018
On 2018-01-15 20:54, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> It's nothing but a zip with the needed dependencies.
More precisely, they use a standard ISO image that gets loop mounted.
Simply rename any *.AppImage application with a .iso extension and you
can examine the directory structure and content.
This is nothing new really. Linux has had many such attempts over the
years. Anybody remember AutoPackage, Zero Install and others? I think
Snappy from Canonical was the last attempt at this. None of them took
hold in the community at large. I don't really know why - I have always
thought "app bundles" was a good idea. Maybe 10th time lucky - after
all, this is the year of Linux. ;-)
> I suspect the idea is taken from MacOS, where apps are bundled in a similar
Yeah, it looks or sounds similar, but like I said, this was done a few
times before on Linux already.
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