Is appimaged run locally or centraly?


#1

is appimaged run locally by an individual user or as a central daemon for all users? From the documentation it looks like its intended to be run by each user, which is fine for appimages stored in a the users home folder, but for appimages moved to /opt o some other central location it makes more sense for appimaged to be run centrally.

Thanks in advance for any guidance


#2

Yes, this is currently the only implemented and tested method. Since appimaged runs per user, it runs only while a certain user is logged in. So should not make a big difference. But it enables the user also to use per-user AppImages, which we want to encourage - so that the user can get software without needing a root password.


#3

Thanks, that makes sense, and while I get and support letting users use per-user AppImages, to me it makes more sense if appimagd was a central service that allowed for both centrally installed root apps and user installed apps. That would make AppImage even easier to use.