Linux: why we recommend the tar.gz bundle?

For Linux we are offering since ever a .tar.gz bundle and since a couple of years a .deb bundle.

We recommend the .tar.gz bundle, because

  • it can be installed simply by unpacking anywhere,
  • it can autoupdate itself to any newer version, even if the installation directory needs to be updated,
  • it ships will all dependencies (except of libcurl), including Git and JRE,
  • workarounds like for outdated GTK3 versions are easier to handle

Author: Thomas

Thomas is one of the two CEOs of syntevo. He is a passionated Java developer and likes to design clean and consistent user interfaces.