Don’t know whether this is the appropriate place to do so, but I’m very enthusiastic about AppImage and like to at least contribute with some criticism. It’s very subjective and I’ll adress the negatives, but please consider this as positive feedback nonetheless
I’m running a very old openSuSE (11.4) and will stick with it in the forseeable future (I depend on that 2.11 glibc-version in a very delicate evironment). Since libreoffice crashes the system regularily, I was happy to find AppImage.
Please view your site through the eyes of someone who doesn’t know what Subsurface is. I don’t and thought it to be a part of AppImage. Even the single information that’s relevant to me "make it executable … Subsurface*.AppImage " doesn’t make sense then. The video is great, but after 15 more minutes I still didn’t know that I had to look for something like Libreoffice*.AppImage.
Getting the AppImage
Following the “here”-Link: I see, there’s both AppImage and AppImageKit. Interesting. No idea what either does. Putting “libre” in the search bar - no relevant hit. “libreoffice” did though, great! But ouch, there is the *.AppImage, and then three more (*asc, *zsync, *zsync.asc). I just assumed the big one was what I needed.
chmod, run … it needs glibc-2.14. Well, I tried the available versions backwards: libreoffice-5.2.1/-184.108.40.206/-5.1.3/-5.04 … apparently all require glibc-2.14.
No issue there, I understand now better why that’s the case, but it would be great to get that info (glibc>2.14) on the download page, before 1GB of downloads (4x250MB).
now that I knew how to, i wanted to check out a newer firefox version than my ancient v31.8. It did run, and quite well with some minor issues (no middle mouse button function); even the plugins worked. Turned out though, it totally screwed up my own v31.8 firefox profile. Had to spend half a day setting up a new one, recover the bookmarks, reinstall & configure plugins and extensions.
Again, I accept that might happen. But a warning surely would have been nice.
Everything that bugged my and took me very long could be avoided by putting very little trivial info in the right spot. Sorry for the long read. Maybe I’m bugging you now, sorry again.
Keep up the great work!