How to Develop Linux Applications (Part 2)

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  • appimage-builder

    GNU/Linux packaging solution using the AppImage format

    wget -O appimage-builder-x86_64.AppImage chmod +x appimage-builder-x86_64.AppImage # install (optional) sudo mv appimage-builder-x86_64.AppImage /usr/local/bin/appimage-builder

  • flatpak

    Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework

    Flatpak is a framework for distributing desktop applications on Linux and runs as an independent open source project.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • houston

    Debian-repository-based AppCenter Dashboard, the backend for elementary AppCenter on elementary OS 5.1 and earlier.

    AppCenter Dashboard

  • AppImageKit

    Package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, openSUSE, SLED, Ubuntu, Fedora, debian and derivatives. Join #AppImage on

    # Install appimagetool AppImage sudo wget -O /opt/appimagetool # workaround AppImage issues with Docker cd /opt/; sudo chmod +x appimagetool; sed -i 's|AI\x02|\x00\x00\x00|' appimagetool; sudo ./appimagetool --appimage-extract sudo mv /opt/squashfs-root /opt/appimagetool.AppDir sudo ln -s /opt/appimagetool.AppDir/AppRun /usr/local/bin/appimagetool

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