looo wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:22 am
I am doing this already for conda-packages, but the download numbers compared to appimages are not that high. So I expect more issues reported. Most of them wil be python3-related.
Yes exactly. As you are already doing this and likely will continue to invest effort in the foreseeable future. It makes sense to try out the Conda option first. And to see how it will pan out.
Maybe we can reactivate the circle-ci-stuff to build FreeCAD with conda-packages automatically and afterwards create an appimage. This shouldn't be too hard. The difficult part is the upload of the appimage, but I guess you have some experience with this task, so maybe you can give some instructions on how to solve it.
What is the current situation when it comes to FreeCAD (daily) package available from Conda? How often does it get updated ATM? On a daily basis or less often? Are you doing that manually or the procedure is automated?
As for the AppImage itself yes i do plan to give it a try in the next two days. To try providing Conda based Py3/Qt5 AppImages for now. In the past macOS packagers invested heavily in this area and that work can be reused. We have discussed all available options we have ATM in the past two weeks in depth. Now i guess if there are no objections the time has come to try to make it happen.