AppImage packaging...

Veaceslav Munteanu veaceslav.munteanu90 at
Tue Aug 9 16:08:54 BST 2016

Hello Gilles,

I think digikam right now is not ready to be packaged as AppImage.

The main reason is because it still depends on kdelibs. I think Krita
is pure Qt. AppImage tries to bundle everything in one file:
1. digikam sources
2. boost
3. opencv
4. exiv
5. raw
6 Qt?

etc..but it will be very bad to include all KDE and it's dependencies.


On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:49 PM, Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at> wrote:
> Hi all users,
> As you know, MacOS and Windows packaging are now easy to generate
> automatically with my sets of BASH scripts in digiKam.
> I thinking to add AppImage bundle, as Krita do.
> But as i pass 2 full months of works to packaging MacOS and Windows, I would
> to be more efficient with Linux Bundle. I'm a little bit tired with
> packaging stuff... After all, i'm developer, not packager. So if a
> contributor would to help me in this task, it will be great.
> First Q : There is a real needs for Linux Bundle ? I think yes, even if
> Linux distro do the job, and i know very well how it's complicated to do...
> 2nd Q : Somebody know if an automatic service already exist to create a
> Linux Bundle as AppImage ?
> 3nd Q : AppImage is the best choice to make Linux Bundle ? I know that other
> solutions exists, but i have no experience on it.
> Best
> Gilles Caulier

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