AppImage

AppImage packaging tutorial?

I’m just getting started trying to use AppImage (but nevertheless under pressure to get one built in a situation where I don’t think there is any other workable solution).

I watched a video showing the use of something called AppImageAssistant, but now as I read through the packaging documentation it appears there’s a new helper app one is expected to use called linuxdeploy-x86_64.AppImage ? Since no mention of AppImageAssistant so far in the packaging documentation, is this a deprecated or obsoleted tool? Is there a tutorial available for current best practices in building AppImages?

Thanks!

Starting to look like I’m not going to get a response to this, so will continue to read through the documentation. As an aside, as I read through the Spinx-based documentation I’m finding lots of typos. Is there any way to contribute to getting these fixed?

Hello @pgoetz welcome to AppImage.

AppImageAssistant has been deprecated a long time ago.

Depending on how your application is made, there are much more specialized tools available today.
Please see https://docs.appimage.org/ for documentation on how to generate AppImages.

Thanks, probono! I’ve already been reading through this documentation, hence my confusion. In reading through the documentation I’m finding quite a number of typos. Should I just post an errata list to the forum?

Hi @pgoetz it would be awesome if you could send pull requests for fixing the typos on https://github.com/AppImage/docs.appimage.org. If you do not know how to do this, then please open an issue at https://github.com/AppImage/docs.appimage.org/issues to list the typos.

Thank you very much, contributions like this are highly appreciated. :+1: