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electron apps - based on Chromium browser
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul 2020, 14:36    Post subject:  electron apps - based on Chromium browser  

a nice repository of electron apps https://www.electronjs.org/apps

the appimages once down loaded need, right click>>>permissions>>>a+x (Make executable/searchable) and then left click to run.

some of them need running with
Code:
--no-sandbox

Code:
/path/to/app --no-sandbox


or here's a script you can drag and drop them onto if they need it
Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec "$@" --no-sandbox
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul 2020, 03:35    Post subject:    

Thanks 666philb
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul 2020, 03:59    Post subject:  

What do they do differently?
Why use them?

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul 2020, 07:19    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
What do they do differently?
Why use them?


a lot of them are appimages and will work on many different pups/OS's & even cross platform. There's some quite unusual apps there as well that you won't find in a package manager.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul 2020, 08:56    Post subject:  

Cheers, Phil. I've got an idea I came across this site a while ago, but it's gotten a whole lot bigger now...

musher0 wrote:
What do they do differently?
Why use them?


I'll say this here & now, musher, and save you the trouble. You won't be interested in these, I can guarantee that.

Why?

Simple. Because every single one of these runs around a stripped-back instance of the Chromium browser - that's what an Electron 'app' is. And the way they're built, you can't have, say, half-a-dozen of these Electron apps sharing a single browser instance. That's NOT how they work.

You want half-a-dozen of these running at the same time, you've got half-a-dozen browsers running at the same time! Each one launches its own 'instance' of the Chromium browser. Wasteful, perhaps.....but they're ultimately intended for folks that put convenience above system resources, and don't care how much RAM is used.

These things are really meant for powerful, modern systems with multi-core processors (4-8 minimum), and buckets of RAM - 8-16 GB minimum.


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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul 2020, 11:26    Post subject:  

Yeah, that info will save me -- and perhaps a host of other people -- the trouble.
Thanks, Mike_Walsh.
BFN.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul 2020, 11:34    Post subject:  

FYI the ones i've tried run fine on a 2007 core2duo 4gb ram
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2020, 16:36    Post subject:  

Out of several I've tried, one graphics app sticks out for ease-of-use & works on every 64-bit Puppy I've thrown it at:-

Lightgallery

It's a lightweight image viewer with slideshow capabilities, very neatly put together.....something like a combination of Geeqie & Viewnior, with a lot of options. I'm that impressed with it, I'd make it my default viewer if only I could figure out how to make it fire-up actually showing the file I've opened it with.....


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