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backi

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Dec 2017, 05:00    Post subject:  

Me ,using just 32bit Os Puppies, can not find much appImages .
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Dec 2017, 11:03    Post subject:  

Hi Backi:

It's a shame that 32bit seems to be getting phased out. Many individuals create so it's finding that hidden diamond among the rough. You may want to consider contributing by creating your own appimages of programs you have working under the 32bit platform. Appimage's website has create instructions there.

Kindest regards,

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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 15:20    Post subject: ImageMagick.AppImage -- Does it work?  

Hi Mike Walsh,

Stumbled upon ImageMagick.AppImage, discussed here with download link: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=980024#980024. From your previous posts about graphics, I thought it might interest you.

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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 23:43    Post subject:  

There haven't been many Appimages that I've been interested in; though quite a few work ootb.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan 2018, 07:08    Post subject: Re: ImageMagick.AppImage -- Does it work?  

mikeslr wrote:
Hi Mike Walsh,

Stumbled upon ImageMagick.AppImage, discussed here with download link: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=980024#980024. From your previous posts about graphics, I thought it might interest you.

mikesLr


Thanks, Mike; we'll add it to the list!

I've tried ImageMagick before, but, like you, I do not feel 'comfortable' in the terminal. Must be a hang-over from my years & years of Windoze usage; I still prefer my GUIs.

I just couldn't get my head around the multitude of possible parameters that can be added to each command; after a wee while, it felt like my head was about to explode..!

But it's all 'grist for t'mill'.....and another we can add to the list of these AppImages that work for Puppy. So.....good catch!


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan 2018, 12:34    Post subject: Another AppImage "Repo" -- Old 32-bits ?  

Stumbled on this site. Don't know if its been mentioned yet. Looks like old 32-bit applications. Figured I'd better post it before staggering elsewhere: https://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 17:13    Post subject:  

Evening, all.

Following an update to the Telegram Instant Messenger this evening, it now crashes every time you attempt to launch the AppImage in Puppy.....with a 'segmentation' fault.

Reason? It no longer runs with ALSA, and now expects to find the full, standard PulseAudio package installed. So, unless you have an extremely pressing need for Telegram (which is, apparently, horribly insecure anyway), I think we can write this particular one off as 'untenable', since installing the full PulseAudio is a right royal PITA in Pup.

And it's not as though there aren't other options out there. Pidgin, Viber, Wire, Discord, Wickr, Slack, Retroshare (a new one, this), Tox, Ring.....there's been an explosion of IM apps this last year or two, though most are now 64-bit only, and have to be installed through package managers and PPAs, etc. Anyroad, I just thought I'd let you guys know.


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Apr 2018, 20:32    Post subject: A Motherload  

Just a note that in his conscientious search of the web for things which may be of interest to the Puppy Community, labbe5 may have struck a motherload: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=988405#988405.

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Apr 2018, 05:55    Post subject:  

Hiya, Mike.

Thanks for the link to that.

I'm quite surprised at this. Last time I looked at this page (around 5 months ago) there were maybe 65-70 entries on it. A lot of these seem to be 'developer tools'.....but at least it shows devs are starting to take the format seriously.

I see there's even a 'converter' app for turning .deb packages into AppImages.....

Nice one!


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don570


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PostPosted: Sun 06 May 2018, 16:29    Post subject:  

GIMP 2.10 appimage found here...
https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-appimage/releases

I have solution for gmic plugins if you have trouble with these.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=990962#990962
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PostPosted: Mon 07 May 2018, 05:22    Post subject:  

don570 wrote:
GIMP 2.10 appimage found here...
https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-appimage/releases

I have solution for gmic plugins if you have trouble with these.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=990962#990962


Cheers, Don. Thanks for that; keep 'em coming.....


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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 12:03    Post subject:  

Afternoon, all.

Following a nose around on OMG!Ubuntu earlier on (I really am spending too much time on that site, but it's a good source of news, apps & inspiration! Laughing), I've found another candidate for the collection.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/02/tusk-evernote-client-snap-app

I've had an Evernote a/c for some time, using the webapp mainly for notes and just general 'jottings'. I've been wanting to get the Tusk Evernote desktop client working in Puppy for a while, but it only used to be available as an Ubuntu PPA.

Seems the developer behind Tusk has really been 'beavering away' recently. It's now available from his Github a/c in a whole raft of different formats, including the new Ubuntu 'Snaps'.....and, more importantly for us, both 32- and 64-bit AppImages.

https://github.com/klauscfhq/tusk/releases/tag/v0.11.0

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I'm in Slacko 570 again today. I thought I'd give this a go, bearing in mind that the Slackos are often that wee bit more awkward to get things running in (for various reasons). So; I d/l'ed the 32-bit AppImage; made it executable (Rt-clk->Properties; tick all three 'execute' checkboxes, and 'Refresh', then 'OK'), and went for it....

It fired straight up, as good as gold. Nice one!

As expected (following modern practice), the client is pretty much identical to the webapp.....just on the desktop, instead. But it does mean you can use it without needing to have the browser open. It's got a few nice additions, including the ability to change themes (I prefer the 'Dark' theme myself).

I've put this into my remote data partition, sym-linked it into 570's /mnt/home (thus keeping it outside of 'Puppyspace' altogether), and run up a MenuEntry to start it from Menu->Personal. Works nicely. I shall probably end up 'installing' it throughout the kennels, since you can more or less guarantee it'll work with the 'buntu-based Pups, too.....and by 'running' a single instance, it should keep the personal settings from Pup to Pup.

I've included the MenuEntry below, if anybody wishes to avail themselves of it. It's written for the 32-bit AppImage, but if you run the 64-bit one, after putting (or sym-linking) the appropriate AppImage into your Pup's /mnt/home, install the MenuEntry, and go into /usr/share/applications and find the Tusk.desktop entry.

Open 'er up with Geany, and just change the 'Exec' line from

Code:
Exec=/mnt/home/tusk-0.11.0-i386.AppImage


...to

Code:
Exec=/mnt/home/tusk-0.11.0-x86_64.AppImage


It should now run.

Enjoy.

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(EDIT:- I put together the NixNote package for Puppy a while back. NixNote is the other main Evernote 'client' available out there. While NixNote would quite happily run, it had one glaring flaw; it refused point-blank to sign-in, much less 'sync' with my account. Which rendered it effectively useless.

Tusk doesn't have this problem. As the webapp signs-in & syncs without issue, so does Tusk. I know which one I shall be using, AND recommending.)



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