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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" 6.0.3

Improved option -t or template

  • merged the 4 templates for downloading and installing AppImage packages (new sub-option "0");
  • merged the 2 templates for the "on the fly" creation of AppImage packages (new sub-option "1");
  • merged the 2 templates for downloading and installing tar/zip/7z archives (new sub-option "2");
  • moved the template for custom Firefox profiles (new sub-option "3").

The sub-options were therefore reduced from 10 to 4.

For the new sub-options 0 and 1 two new templates will be used

  • AM-SAMPLE-AppImage (select "0"):
    • allows you to automatically select an update method, if a .zsync file is present that one will be used, otherwise the installed version will be compared with the new one present at the source;
    • if available on github, will have a dedicated method for selecting the latest version;
    • if you want to point to a site other than github, simply follow the instructions, and if you want to point to a fixed release, just add "echo" before the URL.
  • AM-SAMPLE-Archive (select "1"):
    • if available on github, will have a dedicated method for selecting the latest version;
    • the extract and move functions occur in two steps, while you are in ./tmp and while you are exiting ./tmp;
    • possibility to specify the original name of the binary file if it is different from that of the script;
    • added customization of the .desktop file;
    • if you don't add a URL to the icon,  portable-linux-apps.github.io will be used as the source.

This change will make it super easy to create your own custom installation scripts, on your own!

Try to believe!

Release "AM" 6.0.3 · ivan-hc/AM