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Re: What can Debian do to provide complex applications to its users?

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:56:04AM +0100, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > > Right, and that's why we were talking about stuff like flatpak that
> > > bring the application with its dependencies, more or less like a
> > > container.
> > 
> > That's a better solution for such cases than shipping the software
> > in Debian.
> > 
> > And it's distribution-agnostic, meaning it can be provided once by 
> > upstream for all distributions instead of duplicating work in every 
> > Linux distribution.
> This is not exactly what I meant. What we are talking about is adding
> another section and/or another format to the Debian archive so we can
> publish packages for these applications that come with their
> dependencies. With things being integrated in a Debian system they are
> kind of Debian specific.

You were talking about flatpak.

The whole point of flatpak is that the same app is equally integrated
in all Linux distributions.

> Michael



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