[Gambas-user] Initial support for making AppImage

Benoît Minisini benoit.minisini at gambas-basic.org
Tue Sep 5 13:03:42 CEST 2023


I have just added to the IDE a new package type to the packager wizard: 

You are welcome to test it and report any problem. I think it won't work 

It is not entirely finished. Support for adding extra dependencies and 
extra files is not done yet.

AFAIK, The AppImage limitations are the following:

- You need the 'appimage-builder' tool. See: 

- This tool apparently works only on Debian, Ubuntu and ArchLinux. 
Please check that if you can.

- AppImage does not like applications using OpenGL. Please check that too.

- The resulting AppImage files are big (at least 50 Mb) and slow to 
start (I mean slower than it should).

Otherwise, it's cool.


Benoît Minisini.

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