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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #1748


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Timestamp:
01/20/18 03:44:26 (3 years ago)
Author:
Antoine Martin
Comment:

I would like to use the latest+greatest Xpra version on Debian Linux (Stretch) and openSUSE Tumbleweed.

FYI: the latest version of xpra is always available in the xpra repositories for all distribution supported, including Debian Stretch.

As for supporting appimage or even flatpak, it would be great but there are a number of issues:

  • first and foremost:

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png We will need to continue to package for the ~50 platform+distro+arch combinations we support, only adding to the packaging workload and maintenance burden.

  • this is not a workable solution for servers, which need to integrate with the system as a service (logind+udev, selinux, printing integration, etc)

On the other hand, it may simplify the issue of supporting out of date distros like centos6.

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  • Ticket #1748

    • Property Status changed from new to assigned
    • Property Milestone changed from to 3.0
  • Ticket #1748 – Description

    initial v1  
    1313- do not need a package management system to get them "installed";
    1414- do not need any pre-requisite "platform" or package manager to work;
    15 - one and the same AppImage can work on multiple Linux distributions released in the last 3-4 years;
     15- one and the same !AppImage can work on multiple Linux distributions released in the last 3-4 years;
    1616- !AppImages work from any location (even thumbdrives or remotely mounted SMB/Samba, SSHFS, NFS or other shares);
    1717- !AppImages can be automatically upgraded to the newest version via a (zsync-powered) binary delta download mechanism if the !AppImage packagers embed a suitable "updateinfo" string into the package).