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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" 6.11

mproved the option "--rollback" (now also named "downgrade") to downgrade all apps from github

This release overcomes all the limitations of the previous version, also involving apps that can be updated with "zsync".

The URL for downloading apps will be taken from a more specific and no-nonsense list, using the original URLs from the "AM-updater" script used for the update.

Also fixed compatibility issue with new installation scripts.

For the more forgetful, you can use either --rollback or downgrade to do exactly the same thing.

SYNTAX: am --rollback $APP or am downgrade $APP

If you use AppMan: appman --rollback $APP or appman downgrade $APP

In this video, I'll downgrade the package firefox-nightly-appimage from  https://github.com/srevinsaju/Firefox-Appimage.

lso the version file has been changed and the file .zsync is temporarilly renamed withthe extension .old to made the clone of the AM-updater script named "AM-rollback" act to use the "comparison method" instead of the "zsync" one to update/downgrade the app.

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Among other changes:

  • through research and reports by  @Samueru-sama , problems have been discovered between AppImages converted with nolibfuse from Type2 to Type3 and their .zsync files, so all messages related to this misunderstanding have been updated. Converted AppImages cannot use "zsync" for updating, so we will remove the .zsync files and attempt to update via version comparison;
  • introduced a new "template" for installing AppImages, by  @Samueru-sama .

NOTE: it is also true that many .zsync files in the hands of the original developers are "broken", and this is most likely due to the automation of certain releases.

In this sense, in the next versions, we will try to introduce an integrity check for these files, in order to notify you which ones are broken, after which you will be the one to inform the developers of this problem.

Full Changelog 6.10.4...6.11

Release "AM" 6.11 · ivan-hc/AM