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Re: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?

Morganol wrote:

Is it possible to launch the appimages with some parameter or other trick to make them use different folders of symbols, templates, drawings?

Yes !

By example : If I want to use new folder "test-0.5" in my HOME QET directory, you need to add argument  --config-dir=   to your AppImage.

./QElectroTech_0.5-x86_64.AppImage --config-dir=/home/laurent/.qet/test-0.5/

Or If you want to use other common collection (--common-elements-dir argument) :

./QElectroTech_0.5-x86_64.AppImage --common-elements-dir=/home/laurent/0.5-test/




You could also extract Appimage and change QET arguments in AppRun file.
https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageKit … -AppImages

./QElectroTech_0.5-x86_64.AppImage --appimage-extract

/squashfs-root$ cat AppRun 
#! /bin/sh

cd $(dirname $(readlink -f $0))/usr/bin/
exec ./qelectrotech --common-elements-dir=../share/elements/ --common-tbt-dir=../share/titleblocks/ --lang-dir=../share/lang/ $@ 

https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageKit … irectories

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Re: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?

Wonderful, thanks nomicons/smile 

1) Maybe you could copy or link that informations at the appimage download page?  (and later in some manual...) plus a link to https://appimage.org/ where users can learn about appimage, how to run it, and they may want to use firejail.

2) I see you have added appimage links to 0.6 and 0.7 versions at https://qelectrotech.org/download.html . You can also add one for 0.5.

3) Now you can get the news out and attract more users by getting it listed where Appimages are listed. I know of https://bintray.com/probono/AppImages , https://appimage.github.io/apps/ , maybe there are more places.

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Re: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?

@Morganol :

FYI, if you want interest to know how I create the QET AppImages provided here on the download page:

https://qelectrotech.org/wiki_new/doc/p … n#appimage

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Re: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?

Thanks.  I am sure it if of interest to many.  Maybe you could even put such procedures on the wiki?

Myself is on a kind of computer diet period.  Instead, i do much mechanic work and practical watering, hands-on-controls repair, repairing a tractor and such things currently. nomicons/smile

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Re: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?

Flatpak, humm..
https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/875

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Re: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?

https://linuxfr.org/news/apports-de-fed … ns-flatpak

Owen Taylor travaille sur l’infrastructure de Fedora pour apporter de quoi construire des applications Flatpak directement, en parallèle des formats RPM classiques. L’objectif est de faciliter la vie du mainteneur, qui pourra concevoir en une fois la construction des deux formats. 

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Re: Appimage and/or flatpack to replace some distro specifik packagings?

That sounds good nomicons/smile
Google-translated:

Owen Taylor is working on Fedora's infrastructure to bring in building Flatpak applications directly, in parallel with standard RPM formats. The goal is to make life easier for the maintainer, who can design the construction of both formats in one go.