[Interest] Official linuxdeployqt ?
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Tue Aug 9 12:43:46 CEST 2022
AppImages are a breeze. For both developer and user.
An easy to use Qt-provided tool for that purpose would be fantastic.
On Mo, 2022-08-08 at 18:03 -1200, Vadim Peretokin via Interest wrote:
> Just to correct some biases here, in my opinion as a software publisher AppImage is
> still the simplest way for a user to run your app.
> To get Mudlet (a FOSS text games client) all you need to do is go to
> https://www.mudlet.org/download, download the .tar, right-click to extract it and
> double-click to run.
> It really is that simple; experienced and unexperienced users alike across many
> different Linux distributions make it work.
> Try to replicate that with snap or flatpak - you won't be able to without messing in the
> terminal or relying on distro-specific distribution channels. Nothing beats AppImage for
> a truly distro agnostic image distribution format, and I'm speaking from having used it
> for years to distribute my software.
> On August 8, 2022, Vadim Peretokin via Interest <interest at qt-project.org> wrote:
> > On 8/8/22 16:09, Jörg Bornemann wrote:
> > > Mitch already pointed you to QTBUG-74940. The biggest question
> > > regarding a linuxdeployqt is: what exactly is the deployment format
> > > going to be? There's no standard way of deploying Linux applications.
> > > There are many.
> > >
> > > The community contributions create AppImage packages. That seems to
> > > be a reasonable choice. Other opinions?
> > Like Roland said, it has to be Flatpak. I haven't seen anyone talking
> > about AppImage in years, and Snap is too Ubuntu-specific.
> > windeployqt doesn't package anything though, so should linuxdeployqt?
> > macdeployqt only sort of does, with its dmg support.
> > Hamish
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