> On 10 Apr 2019, at 03:05, Casey Connor via gimp-developer-list 
> <gimp-developer-list@gnome.org> wrote:
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>> Recently I have managed to decouple the GIMP plug-ins from the main 
>> AppImage, and provide them as separate packages.
> 
> Thank you very much for your work in making the AppImages! I find them very 
> useful.
> 
> I want to cast a vote for an "all plugins" AppImage for those of us that want 
> all or most of the plugins and don't want to have to download and run all of 
> the separate AppImages. (E.g. I use four of them, plus the main GIMP 
> AppImage, is five things to download.) If it is simple for you to make, it 
> would be handy. If it is not simple, I will survive. :-) Thanks!

An “all plugins” AppImage is not difficult to generate, all the scripts are 
still in place for that… the issue is more practical: suppose you are using the 
ApImage from the 2.10.10 GIMP release, and you want to update G’MIC to the 
latest version. With an “all plugins” AppImage that would not be possible, 
because I would need to re-generate the AppImage each time one of the plug-ins 
is updated. In the new scheme, you only have to re-download the G’MIC plug-in 
and you are done.

Also take into account that apart form G’MIC, the other plug-ins are very 
rarely updated. Hence you can download and install them once, and they should 
still work with future 2.10.x GIMP versions.

One thing I need to check/test is whether I can provide an “all plugins” 
AppImage and still allow to install the individual plug-ins as updates. That 
is, the plug-in that was downloaded separately would take precedence over the 
bundled one.

Would this make sense?

Andrea

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