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    AppImageKit Alternatives

    AppImageKit is described as 'Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and derivatives' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to AppImageKit for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Flatpak, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AppImageKit are Snapcraft, Flathub, Zero Install and rkt.

    AppImageKit is mainly a Package Manager but alternatives to it may also be Virtualization Tools or App Stores. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AppImageKit.
    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2022
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    Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such...
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    1. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.
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      It can be installed simply on any GNU/Linux systems. Not just executable, it is installable.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      headlines Also works well on all Linux distributions, but easier to manage apps like GNOME Software or the Flatpak command line interface.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. Snaps are software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.
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      apostol It works perfectly on all Linux distributions and all desktops (GNOME, KDE, etc.)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      headlines The only server for Snapcraft is the Snap Store, which is closed source and owned by a single company (Canonical). AppImages can be hosted on any server, and are not tied to any one company.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Flathub aims to be the place to get and distribute apps for Linux. It is powered by Flatpak which allows Flathub apps to run on almost any Linux distribution.
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      Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.
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      rkt is the next-generation container manager for Linux clusters. Designed for security, simplicity, and composability within modern cluster architectures, rkt discovers, verifies, fetches, and executes application containers with pluggable isolation.

      Discontinued

      According to their Github page at https://github.com/rkt/rkt, the project has been discontinued. The repository has been archived.

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    3. Deis is an open source PaaS that leverages Docker, CoreOS and Heroku Buildpacks to provide a private application platform that is lightweight and flexible.
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      ORB executables provide an easy way to distribute Linux Applications.
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    4. Automation that travels with the app. Chef Habitat allows any app to be independent of any particular infrastructure environment, like containers or PaaS.
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      Shradiko is a tool for making portable AppImages from distro packages. Currently, it only supports DEB packages.
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      Build portable binaries using the nix package manager that can run anywhere (even when nix is not installed) .
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