Thanks Ben for your feedback, which is highly appreciated.
Please view your site through the eyes of someone who doesn't know what Subsurface is.
Right now the website is mainly targeting developers of applications, and is intended to explain to them how they can make AppImages for consumption by users.
One day, I hope you can go to libreoffice.org and there will be a download link for an AppImage on the download page, complete with instructions on how to use it. This is what other applications like MuseScore are already doing today. If this is what you would like to see, let the LibreOffice team know!
Following the "here"-Link: I see, there's both AppImage and AppImageKit.
AppImage is the name of the format, AppImageKit is some software that makes it easier for developers to produce AppImages.
The link is just for some example AppImages. Users should not use my examples, but request official AppImages from the upstream software projects (Mozilla for Firefox, Document Foundation for LibreOffice) and use those instead.
Putting "libre" in the search bar - no relevant hit. "libreoffice" did though, great!
This is apparently a bug of https://bintray.com/ which I am using for hosting the example AppImages.
there is the .AppImage, and then three more (asc, *zsync, *zsync.asc)
AppImage: The software itself
AppImage.asc: A GPG signature of the AppImage that allows you to verify its validity
AppImage.zsync: Contains information that is used by the updater for binary delta updates
AppImage.zsync.asc: A GPG signature of the zsync file that allows you to verify its validity
Again, this whole download site is not meant for end users.
it needs glibc-2.14
All the LibreOffice AppImages I provide for download are built from the official LibreOffice downloads provided on libreoffice.org. Apparently they are all built in a way that makes them require glibc-2.14.
it totally screwed up my own v31.8 firefox profile
Newer versions of applications usually read and write to the same profile information than earlier versions. That has nothing to do with AppImage in particular. If you don't want this, you could set a different
$HOME environment variable for running the Firefox AppImage, and make it use another profile.
Hope this clarifies your points. Let me know what else I can do to make this newbie friendlier.