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A new version of the AM application manager for AppImage is available. AM is an application manager that is inspired by AUR and serves as an AppImage manager, installer, and updater. It currently contains over 1800 AppImage packages and official standalone applications for GNU/Linux, which are derived from tar and zip archives.

"AM" 5.7

Install the latest build of an app from Github

The option --force latest implemented in the v 5.6.4 release now can be used in couple with the option -i or install, like this:

am -i --force-latest [PROGRAM1] [PROGRAM2] [PROGRAM3] ...


appman -i --force-latest [PROGRAM1] [PROGRAM2] [PROGRAM3] ...

The installation script will be patched to point towards a "latest" release, regardless of whether it exists or not. It's up to you to find out if there is a "latest" build for GNU/Linux.

As I explained in the previous release, many developers omit AppImage or GNU/Linux builds in general in "releases/latest", which is why many of my installation scripts point towards a generic "releases".

If you use the -i option followed by the --force-latest option, you will be sure to target a Stable release and not an Alpha/Beta/RC/Pre-release... however, this does not guarantee that the app actually exists and will therefore be installed correctly. I highly recommend using the --force-latest option only after installing the app normally, or at least inquiring about the application author's repository using the -a or -w option to get the URL, or use the --rollback option to manually select a different release.

Release "AM" 5.7 · ivan-hc/AM