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Offline vinceASPECT

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hello,

it may not be much interest to some people but it seemed worth mentioning
that i tried the free apps from "Appimage" web site.

These are  free "single--File" portable Linux apps.

They DO WORK on TCL 64 bit....................O__o.............
(there may be the odd dep file that is needed.....here and there)

The web site has about 200 free apps.  (under "files" on each app, first option)
https://bintray.com/probono/AppImages

You just download any of the 200 app files and do the permissions & then execute them.
(no repo's or installs are needed).

"Audacity" .music tool.................i tried, it works.
"Aseprite" sprite editor tool  .......i tried,it works
"DOS_emulator".........................i tried, it worls.
etc etc

There is also another service for free Linux portable apps below (i will also try this)

https://www.orbital-apps.com/blog/2016/introducing-universal-orbs

(they have about 20 free apps)

thanks

v



« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 04:06:46 AM by vinceASPECT »

Offline xor

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Does Steam have a package !?

Offline polikuo

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I had tried some apps years ago, like you said, they may require some dependencies.

If you're lucky, it runs on TC, but frequently I found incompatible library versions in TC.

Sometimes newer, sometimes older.

It's not as portable as they claim.

Offline vinceASPECT

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xor, there is among others.....google earth....and a few good web browsers.

i did not see steam.

yes poli, most of what is being tried here. works right away.......  (just maybe 1 dep file missing....on some occassions)

thx

v

Offline vinceASPECT

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found a list of........ 1178...programs for Linux..........available as free single "appimage" files.

These single files should just execute on Tinycore to give you the said program.

https://appimage.github.io/apps/

hope to try some of them.

thx

v
« Last Edit: November 12, 2020, 06:21:23 PM by vinceASPECT »

Offline CNK

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There are a few projects offering the same capability. I've never tried any myself, but some others are:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snappy_(package_manager)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatpak
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Install

More might be found by staring hard at the lists here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_software_package_management_systems

Offline CNK

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Ignoring any AppImage issues with TC libraries (maybe fixable if an AppImage compatibility extension/s are made - if there's a way to get AppImage to look in a specific place for some libraries?), this might be an alternative to dCore for Debian packages:
https://appimage.github.io/pkg2appimage/

Offline vinceASPECT

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hello cnk,

so it seems to say about the "tool" you mentioned that it changes .deb files to "appimage" files in it's description.

that would be good .....probably.....

thanks

v

Offline CNK

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There's a fairly recent discussion in the AppImage forum talking about how to add AppImage support to a distro. The second reply is the most interesting. For the issue of required libraries, which seems to be where things start to slip with TC, they say:
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Ensure that all libraries that are listed on https://github.com/AppImage/pkg2appimage/blob/master/excludelist are installed by default

So you'd want a "meta-extension" that loads all of those libraries (or at least the most essential ones based on the comments there), and once that's installed then AppImages should all work reliably.

Offline xor

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:) noticed something new!  ;)
Try "dcore" instead of TCL. ; It downloads and packages up-to-date package content with its dependencies directly.