I don’t know if this was brought up once before or if it belongs ideas or development since it seems to be a mix of a both. Anyway, has anyone considered using AppImages for official and third party apps? It will make reaching Linux desktops more accessible and cut down on the bloat the archives have. There is support for AppImages in Electron Builder too.
One of the annoying things that I’ve been finding is that whenever I distribute an Electron application as a single file, it all goes kaput. I’ve tried NSIS and single-exe on Windows, PKG on MacOS, etc. I’ll give this a punt, but the one universal truth I’m beginning to learn is:
Electron packaging is harder than it looks
I think I found the list of reasons why to package it this way https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/10857#issuecomment-353593339