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Post#151 by M. Eerie » 04 Jun 2021, 08:28

Rava wrote:
02 Jun 2021, 17:34
Anyhow, what kind of file is "runtime"? Is that created by mksquashfs ?
I presume runtime is the binary AppRun injected by appimagetool in order to make the package executable.

As stated, it is a deprecated method. You can find it here above the building section.

Just follow the Packaging Guide included.
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Post#152 by Kulle » 23 Jun 2021, 09:59

Quartz Browser
A new Webkit based browser (written in pyqt5 webkit)

A useful fast Web Browser. It is aimed at ease of use, faster page loading, very short startup time.

Download:
https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1541306/

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Post#153 by Rava » 29 Jun 2021, 17:47

Has anyone found PhotoScape as AppImages?
Wikipedia article: PhotoScape
According to that for Linux it is available as a Snap package.

(Tried searching the sites from post #1, but not all respond, for now e.g. https://www.linux-apps.com/browse is not responding. The ones I could search found nil.)
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Post#154 by ncmprhnsbl » 30 Jun 2021, 02:36

Rava wrote:
29 Jun 2021, 17:47
According to that for Linux it is available as a Snap package.
from the snap site: https://snapcraft.io/photoscape:
Note: This Windows application runs on Linux using the Wine compatibility layer.
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Post#155 by Rava » 01 Jul 2021, 12:45

ncmprhnsbl wrote:
30 Jun 2021, 02:36
from the snap site: https://snapcraft.io/photoscape:
Note: This Windows application runs on Linux using the Wine compatibility layer.
it is available as Snap package and according to wikipedia
Snap relies on systemd for features such as running socket-activated system services in a Snap
Is an AppImages made from a Snap package not able to work without systemd?
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Post#156 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Jul 2021, 13:41

Rava wrote:
01 Jul 2021, 12:45
it is available as Snap package
the contents of this "snap package" is a windows application that runs via wine.. what isn't clear, is if the snap includes wine(not likely to me)
seems to me, it would simpler to just get the windows app and wine, and run it like that.
speaking of wine, look what i found: https://github.com/Hackerl/Wine_Appimage
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Post#157 by babam » 01 Jul 2021, 14:35

ncmprhnsbl wrote:
01 Jul 2021, 13:41
speaking of wine, look what i found: https://github.com/Hackerl/Wine_Appimage
I'm interested, will it run without multilib?

Thanks.
Sorry, my English is bad.

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Post#158 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Jul 2021, 23:06

babam wrote:
01 Jul 2021, 14:35
I'm interested, will it run without multilib?
good question, not sure.. :) i'm not really into wine/windows apps, so i havn't tried it.. looking at the site(much of it is in japanese) there seems to be some effort towards that..
https://github.com/Hackerl/Wine_Appimage/issues/11
https://github.com/probonopd/libhookexecv
and looking at https://github.com/Hackerl/Wine_Appimage/releases
there's a wide range of sizes in the target builds: the one for arch is 391 mb compared with debian.stretch or opensuse at 130 mb... maybe that means something..
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Post#159 by M. Eerie » 02 Jul 2021, 06:22

There are other builds around... (500Mb though)

Also, I've just successfully built wine-5-20 AppImage (88Mb) from this recipe:

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app: Wine
binpatch: true
ingredients:
  dist: buster
  packages:
    - wine
  sources:
    - deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
  script:
    - mkdir -p ./Wine.AppDir/usr/share/applications/

    - wget -N https://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/blob_plain/HEAD:/loader/wine.desktop

    - sed -i -e 's|Icon=wine.*|Icon=wine|g' wine.desktop
    - sed -i -e 's|Name=Wine.*|Name=Wine|g' wine.desktop
    - sed -i -e '/Name\[.*/d' wine.desktop
    - sed -i -e 's|Exec=wine.*|Exec=wine|g' wine.desktop
    - echo 'Categories=Utility;Settings;' >> wine.desktop

    - cp ./wine.desktop ./Wine.AppDir/usr/share/applications/wine.desktop

    - wget -N https://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/blob_plain/HEAD:/dlls/wineandroid.drv/wine.svg
    - cp wine.svg ./Wine.AppDir/

    - cat > ./Wine.AppDir/AppRun << 'EOF'
    - #!/bin/sh
    - SELF=$(readlink -f "$0")
    - HERE=${SELF%/*}
    -
    - export PATH="${HERE}/usr/bin/:${HERE}/usr/sbin/:${HERE}/sbin/${PATH:+:$PATH}"
    -
    - export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="${HERE}/usr/lib/:${HERE}/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/:${HERE}/usr/wine/:${HERE}/usr/sasl2/:${HERE}/lib/:${HERE}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:${HERE}/lib/udev/${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:+:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH}"
    -
    - export XDG_DATA_DIRS="${HERE}/usr/share/${XDG_DATA_DIRS:+:$XDG_DATA_DIRS}"
    -
    - export GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR="${HERE}/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/${GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR:+:$GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR}"
    -
    - EXEC=$(grep -e '^Exec=.*' "${HERE}"/*.desktop | head -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f 2 | cut -d " " -f 1)
    -
    - WINEVERSION=$(wine --version | sed "s/ .*//g")
    - WINEPREFIX=~/.${WINEVERSION}-AppImage exec "${EXEC}" "$@"
    - EOF
Name it wine.yml and create using the method described @#76
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Post#160 by Kulle » 04 Jul 2021, 07:34

FreeTube
FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisements and prevent Google from tracking you with their cookies and JavaScript.
Download address:
https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube ... 4.AppImage

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Post#161 by M. Eerie » 09 Jul 2021, 19:22

Kulle wrote:
04 Jul 2021, 07:34
FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player
Great! :beer:



For those about to Wine...
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Post#162 by Kulle » 22 Jul 2021, 12:09

Web browser Vieb
Vieb is an Electron based web browser inspired by text editor Vim.
You operate the Vieb browser in the same way you use Vim.
It is minimalistic, lightweight, and easy to use.
More Infos:
https://kerneltips.com/install-vieb-browser
https://en.terminalroot.com.br/install- ... e-browser/
https://vieb.dev/features
Download: https://vieb.dev/download

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Post#163 by Bicephale » 04 Aug 2021, 12:01

Great finding, it was through Porteus that i discovered this concept, and had my 1st try with VLC Media Player.

Nest step: replace Windows by embracing the user's need for legacy support, euh...

Well, it's my tablet which vomited Windows as i vaguely recall and not the other way around - long chicken 'n egg story. Tried Fedora, adopted XUbuntu and considering a light-weight alternative to run Win7/10 under a QEMU virtual environment, to recover use of legacy hardware and enjoy it again. VMWare/VirtualBox warned these are going to expire (it's proprietary at least in part), so i guess a Live Win7/10 (QEMU) session running in its own virtual box might do fine on my table unit, hoping for the best starting from there. Preliminary attempts confirmed me even in absence of Linux drivers it doesn't really matter once Windows has access to USB external peripherals - even video capture ones, and i can imagine a ton of them...

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