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Builds & Ports / AppImage - Universal package for Linux
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:12:39 pm »
Hi everyone. Because I got tired of all those issues when it comes to build and distribute packages for different Linux distributions, incompatibilities and quirks even between releases for one single distribution, issues with missing or buggy yaml-cpp package, I've decided to give AppImage a try.
To explain it in few words, we create an application package that can be downloaded from a web page (like for Windows and macOS) and just run by executing this file. Very straightforward, nothing downloaded in the background, nicely integrates with our desktop, and integrates nicely with our desktop. The fun fact is... it actually works!

You can read more about AppImage format here

I've created test packages for 64-bit and 32-bit platforms based on DEB packages (it was easier for me). When I find time I will check integrating AppImage directly with CMake as a build step (this would make Linux nightlies awesomely easy to test).

I wish to check if it works on as many Linux distributions as possible before proposing this to SupSuper and Warboy.
I've already check it using VirtualBox on the following distributions:
- Ubuntu Xenial (64-bit)
- Ubuntu Yakkety (64-bit)
- Ubuntu Trusty (64-bit and 32-bit)
- Fedora 25 (64-bit)
- openSUSE Leap 42.2 (64-bit)

Because I have limited resources I would appreciate if anyone could test it on Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, and previous Fedora or openSUSE.
Generally all modern distributions that have glibc 2.14 (released after 2012) should work.

Links to OpenXcom 1.0 packages:
[links removed as they are no longer valid]

Links to OpenXcom Nightly packages:
[links removed as they are no longer valid]

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