Runway is available for all Linux distributions as a self-contained AppImage file. We chose to distribute Runway as an AppImage for several reasons:
- To refrain from having to build and test distribution-specific packages for each release
- To contain all libraries and dependencies in a single file instead of scattering them around your OS
- To allow you to run Runway without sudo
If you've never used an AppImage before it's pretty straightforward: You simply download the AppImage, make it executable, and then run it!
Download & Install
Click here ⬇️to Download the latest Runway AppImage file.
Once you've downloaded the
.AppImage file you must adjust its file permissions to allow it to be executed as a program. The GIF below demonstrates how to do this on Ubuntu.
If you'd prefer to change the file permissions manually via the terminal instead of the GUI as pictured above, navigate to the folder containing the Runway AppImage and run:
chmod +x Runway.AppImage being sure to replace
Runway.AppImage with the actual name of your download (e.g.
Runway 0.6.9.AppImage ).
Registering the Application to enable Icons and Search
AppImage files may not correctly register icon files out of the box. The
appimaged daemon can help with that!
Download and install the
appimaged daemon so that it can manage your AppImages.
chmod a+x appimaged-x86_64.AppImage
appimaged will monitor the following directories for all
- $HOME/Downloads (or its localized equivalent, as determined by G_USER_DIRECTORY_DOWNLOAD in glib)
- [any mounted partition]/Applications
Runway.AppImage file into one of those directories and open it from there.
appimaged should find and update the Runway icon in your dock and Runway should now be discoverable in your OS application search.