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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" 6.9 · ivan-hc/AM

Reduced the number of modules from 16 to 10A new module has been added which brings together 4 and therefore includes 8 more or less important options for managing installed apps, and three other modules have been integrated into the main CLI.

NOTE, if the modules removed in this version are missing locally, some options (for example, the one to remove the apps) may not work if you keep using a previous release:

update now!

In the screenshot, the 10 modules that must be present in the "modules" directory (in order from lightest to heaviest), for both "AM" and "AppMan"

New users will have the new configuration directly.

Less are the modules to download, quickier is the full update time:

  • New module " management.am" that replaces "remove.am", "no-updates.am", "nolibfuse.am" and "rollback.am", so it includes the following options:

    • '-b' or 'backup', to create snapshots of the applications;
    • '-o' or 'overwrite', to use snapshots created previously (see above);
    • '-R', to remove the applications quickly;
    • '-r' or 'remove', to remove the applications after a prompt;
    • '--rollback', to downgrade installed apps (if a previous version exists);
    • 'lock', to lock the installed app to the current version;
    • 'unlock', to keep update the installed app and previously locked (see above);
    • 'nolibfuse', to convert Type2 AppImages to Type3.

    In brief, all the options you use to "manage" the apps installed from the database.

  • The "update.am" and "sync.am" modules have returned to being part of  APP-MANAGER, given their "core" importance;

  • The "clean.am" module has also been integrated into  APP-MANAGER, given its size;

  • Removed the five (5) modules "remove.am", "no-updates.am", "nolibfuse.am", "rollback.am" and "clean.am", this is why it is important to update;

  • The old "update.am" and "sync.am" modules instead have been retained, to be used by old versions to perform the upgrade, but which will be ignored both in the new installations of "AM" (script " INSTALL") and in future updates (options -s and -u);

  • If you have updated now from a previous version, obsolete modules will be automatically searched for and removed starting from the second update;

  • Added a header to each module, to briefly explain what each of them does.

This release leads to a slightly faster general update, given the reduction in modules.... but also the possibility of intervening more quickly on single options and on APP-MANAGER itself, given the less dispersive nature of the modules caused by modularization in version 6.

With these changes it was also possible to solve some minor problems, such as updating individual apps that did not show the correct version of the new app, and vice versa, rolling back an app, whose version did not change.


Finally, I'm proud to announce that, for the x86_64 architecture, our database now includes...

...2000+ installation scripts!

To view all the apps available in the database visit our site:

https://portable-linux-apps.github.io
Full Changelog 6.8.4...6.9

Release "AM" 6.9 · ivan-hc/AM