Darktable appimage?


Is there any legit place to get an appimage of Darktable?
I would like to try out the latest version with 3D LUT support, but Darktable is one of my main tools for photography and I am not sure if leaving my self with unstable version would be a good decision. I thought if there was an appimage of DT stable I could use the unstable ppa to check on latest developments of DT and have an appimage of the stable version.
Alternatively I would also be happy to know if it is possible to install multiple versions of DT on Ubuntu 18.04.

Thanks for your help! :slight_smile:

I am not aware of any AppImages for darktable. Using the snap or the flatpak version would allow you to compile the unstable version and run it on your system.

Be aware the XMP format has changed from 2.6.x to 2.7, and is not backward compatible.

Alternatively, building 2.7 in the flatpak shouldn’t be too difficult, just change the package definition in the Jason file to point at git master.

I’d be happy to send a pull request that will automatically produce an AppImage if I can get Darktable to compile on the oldest still-supported LTS release of Ubuntu, which is xenial at this time.

I believe GTK 3.22 is required. The version in Denial is too old, and thus won’t work. You could patch up whatever is needed to make it run using 3.18, but I get the feeling you’d have to do that on your own, as the team, which is quite small, can’t put time towards such an endeavor.

I appreciate your efforts as I use several appimages, but I’m not sure the time investment to support Xenial is worth it.