Topic: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?
I have seen more and more programs getting packged in a way that the same file can be downloaded and run on most major distributions. I was thinking if QET was available too like that it would ease adoption, and maybe less total work to reach more distros and wider audience?
It also makes it easy to have more than one version "installed" at the same time.
The frequent releases may not be needed in any other format, i think. (at least for Linux)
Example technical programs: For my 3dprinter i run FreeCAD and Slic3er as appimage, and there is KiCad from flatpack for circuit boards. They are all packaged in my distro, but the flatpack & appimage from authors is updated to new versions quicker, and i can easily have both a stable reliable and a development version for new functions installed.
My personal preference is Appimage as it do not need root privilegies to install appimages, and it is possible to run applications jailed easily if you are concerned about that.
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