[quote="probono, post:6, topic:123"]
Let’s improve documentation on the yml files, which parts are unclear? I was hoping to make them as self-explanatory as possible but I know that I am still owing a formal documentation for them.
I’m really not good at programming. Even if I knew, it wouldn’t be elegant code that’s for sure.
I just don’t know how to build one, nor what code may or may not be needed. I tried looking up yml in general, but nothing in there, that I’m aware of, was geared for this type of application.
I need a place to where I can get baby steps for the particular use (in this case AppImages) that I’m going for. Most of the places that I’ve looked at, assumed a certain level of knowledge that I just don’t have and they talk about things in general terms, that I just don’t have enough knowledge to apply that to this case.
The one thing that I really liked about AppDirAssistant and AppImageAssistant was that it appeared to be just swap program 1 for program 2 and run the AppDirAssistant and AppImageAssistant accordingly. Even though, I’ve had varying levels of success, I’ve atleast had success. Trying to come up with a YML file is adding another item for me to trouble shoot, that I just don’t know where to even start troubleshooting.
14.04 and later is absolutely fine. The oldest OS that I’m running is Zorin OS 9 which is 14.04. The others are 16.04 and a couple 16.10s.
I use Ubuntu 14.04 live image for all of my compiling for AppImage creation. Sometimes it will run in other 14.04 flavors, sometimes it won’t. Every single time, it breaks running in 16.04 and later.
It’s always a dependency issue.
Like I said, size isn’t an issue, I would rather have every dependency in there, not just a linked version of it and not have to worry about it not working.
WINE and a virtualization program (I’m more familar with vbox, but boxes should work as well and if it’s easier to get as an AppImage, I’m all for it), as I have to run some Windows programs as there are no Linux versions (beyond the alpha stage) to use in a production environment.
The others, you have in bintray and I only had to tweak Inkscape for some extensions and a palette.
But again, even if it’s an 80MB program, I have no problem with a 500MB AppImage. I try to run lean installs anyway (as far as local installs). 500GB HD and I only use 10.7GB, so that should show how lean I try to run it, so I’ve got plenty of space for redundancy if need be. My main goal is stability.