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Bug#854902: ITP: appimagekit -- package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based distributions




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ritesh Raj Sarraf <rrs@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : appimagekit
  Version         : git
  Upstream Author : Simon Peter
* URL             : https://github.com/probonopd/AppImageKit/
* License         : MIT/X
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based distributions

Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages
that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS,
Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and derivatives.

The AppImage format is a format for packaging applications in a way
that allows them to run on a variety of different target systems
(base operating systems, distributions) without further modification.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppImage

AppImageKit is a concrete implementation of the AppImage format and
provides tools such as appimagetool and appimaged for conveniently
handling AppImages.

appimagetool uses a next-generation AppImage format based on squashfs
and embeds a runtime for it. appimaged is a daemon that handles
registering and unregistering AppImages with the system (e.g., menu
entries, icons, MIME types, binary delta updates, and such).

Flatpak and Snaps solve similar problems. AppImageKit is comparatively a
very simplistic approach.
This will be maintained under collab-maint