Please provide an AppImage for Linux
Hello from AppImageKit developer probono.
Upstream Cura is available as an AppImage for Linux. It would be cool if this version was, too.
Providing an AppImage would have, among others, these advantages:
Applications packaged as an AppImage can run on many distributions (including Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint, and others)
One app = one file = super simple for users: just download one AppImage file, make it executable, and run
No unpacking or installation necessary No root needed No system libraries changed Works out of the box, no installation of runtimes needed Optional desktop integration with appimaged Optional binary delta updates, e.g., for continuous builds (only download the binary diff) using AppImageUpdate Can optionally GPG2-sign your AppImages (inside the file) Works on Live ISOs Can use the same AppImages when dual-booting multiple distributions Can be listed in the AppImageHub (https://appimage.github.io/apps) central directory of available AppImages Can double as a self-extracting compressed archive with the --appimage-extract parameter
Here is an overview of projects (https://appimage.github.io/apps) that are already distributing upstream-provided, official AppImages.
If you have questions, AppImage developers are on #AppImage on irc.freenode.net. Let me know if I can help.