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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-65226

AppImage is wrapped inside an archive

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Usability
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_36_STABLE

      Description

      The AppImages on https://download.moodle.org/desktop/ are wrapped inside archives.

      Please DO NOT put an AppImage into another archive like a .zip or .tar.gz. While it may be tempting to avoid users having to set permission, this breaks desktop integration with the optional appimaged daemon, among other things. Besides, the beauty of the AppImage format is that you never need to unpack anything. Furthermore, packing an AppImage into some form of archive prevents the AppImage from being added to the central catalog of available AppImages at https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageHub.

      https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageKit/wiki/Creating-AppImages#common-mistake

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            • Assignee:
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              Reporter:
              probonopd probonopd
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Barbara Ramiro, Jake Dallimore, Jun Pataleta
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