What is the collective view about supporting 32-bit AppImages? Are 32-bit AppImages still being offered or do we assume the world has moved onto 64-bit?
It seems to be a lot of work to build a 32-bit AppImage as none of the pre-build AppImage tools can be used. Also, appimaged is only available pre-built in its 64-bit form.
I know that it is possible to build all the AppImage tools from source on a 32-bit machine but it turns out to be a lot of work and I failed at the last hurdle because AppImage kit required a newer version of cmake than available on the Debian oldstable VM that I was using.
So have developers largely dropped 32-bit AppImages now?
Now I think about it I know that there are lots of old Windows laptops that are brought back to life by installing a lightweight Linux distro on them and many of these could be 32-bit. So maybe 32-bit support will linger on a bit longer.
Actually producing 32-bit AppImages is not as bad as I thought and it is only really linuxdeployqt that is not available pre-built in 32-bit form. I had not even thought about making AppImages for ARM processors…
This is simply amazing. Hi @probono I just made my account here tonight and this is my first comment. I really like the idea to maintain 32-bit AppImages. Thanks for everything and this friendly forum.