On 5 August 2016 at 12:41, Carmelo DrRaw <aferrero1...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 05 Aug 2016, at 13:24, C R <caj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, I only get the message "Should a desktop file ..." on the first run, 
>> then I'm able to run the new desktop file like I do regularly (by hitting 
>> the Super key, and typing GIMP). The appimage only should be run once, 
>> correct?
> No, it is run each time, because it does not install anything apart from the 
> desktop file.

I clicked "No" to the "Should I install ... " dialogue, which is why I
saw it again (I didn't want it to touch my system). It would be nice
if it remembered this as a setting.

>> The only other thing is that running GIMP from the app image is much slower 
>> than GIMP installed from repo. That's probably to be expected, I guess, but 
>> thought it was worth mentioning. It still loads faster than Photoshop! :)
> This is hopefully more due to compilation flags than the appimage 
> architecture itself. I will try to improve optimisations in the next test 
> version.

I think the .AppImage executable contains an embedded compressed zip
file that is temporarily mounted to make gimp think it's installed on
the filesystem. I imagine there's some overhead compared to a real

appimage gimp did feel a bit slow to start. I would be interesting to
benchmark startup.

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