appimage-builder documentation

appimage-builder is a novel tool for creating AppImages. It uses the system package manager to resolve the application dependencies and creates a complete bundle. It can be used to pack almost any kind of applications including those made using: C/C++, Python, and Java.

  • Real GNU/Linux packaging (no more distro packaging)
  • Simple recipes
  • Simple workflow
  • Backward and forward compatibility
  • One binary, many target systems.

For information about the AppImage packaging format visit:

Getting help

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First steps

appimage-builder at a glance
Understand what appimage-builder is and how it can help you.
Installation guide
Get appimage-builder installed on your computer.
Write your first appimage-builder recipe.
When appimage-builder should be used?
Learn the pros and cons of appimage-builder.