AppImage

Self-updating AppImage

Hello,
I have made a library so that an AppImage can update itself. It is a Qt library and presupposes Qt as a development environment.
I use it myself in several of my programs and it has worked fine so far.
Interesting to get views!
I have made a small film and there is a small test AppImage you can try yourself.
Tools and programs that I use.
appimagetool
linuxdeployqt
zsync
makezsync

Greetings
Ingemar Ceicer

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Hello @p0sktomten, welcome to this forum.

This is really interesting. I am sure you were aware of QAppImageUpdate? How would you describe the differences to it?

Hey!
I apologize so much for taking so long to respond.
I did not check QAppImageUpdate at all before I started trying it myself. I think my solution may not be as elegant. A little more pragmatic. I simply use QProccess to start zsync. It seems to work great so far. I have had some goals that I describe in another post. I should probably answer here instead.

Here is a movie and you can download and try it yourself.

https://gitlab.com/posktomten/exifrename2/-/wikis/Preview

  1. The AppImage must update itself.
  2. AppImage should be able to check for updates.
  3. .desktop files should be saved in “Desktop” and in “QStandardPaths::ApplicationsLocation”.
  4. The .desktop files should have icons