Sunday, 14.07.2019

Today I have good and bad news for you. The BAD news first: obviously there are some issues recently when trying to save tournament files with Windows 10. The GOOD news: for Linux there’s now also an AppImage version of QTournament available.

Recently I was made aware by two users that there are some problems when trying to save tournament files under Windows 10. QTournament version 0.6.0 – which used to run flawlessly for quite a while – now occasionally throws an error when the user tries to save the tournament data. Saving the data then fails.

I’m still investigating the issue. It seems to be something between the program itself, the database layer and the filesystem. There’s currently no workaround.

But now for the good news: for Linux there’s now also an AppImage version of QTournament available for download. This new format shall replace the old ZIP approach completely. The reason is that the deployment via the ZIP archive caused constant problems with unmet dependencies on other software libraries.

An AppImage works pretty much like an ISO image of a CD and contains all required software libraries in the right version. When running the AppImage, the disk image is silently mounted in the background and the programm is started. All required software libraries are taken from the disk image. You can find additional information about the AppImage format also here and here.

The AppImage for QTournament is available on download page.