Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC, submitted by broomfighter
Linux "The Portable Linux Apps project brings the ideal of "1 app, 1 file" to Linux. Applications are able to run on all major distributions irrespective of their packaging systems - everything the application needs to run is packaged up inside of it. There are no folders to extract, dependencies to install or commands to enter: "Just download, make executable, and run!"" A follow-up article describes how it works, and how to transform debian packages into AppImages. The packages don't include libraries, so the system won't need to update the same library in each individual app.
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This is not new - Klik existed for year
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:44 UTC
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2006-11-13

What's new about this? Klik has had the exact same thing for 5 or 6 years under Linux - if not longer. A single .cmg file that is an "app image" and contains everything to run the app - no install required. Double click the .cmg file and the app runs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klik_%28packaging_method%29

I guess the usual applies for Linux. We want 10 of everything. ;)

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