[ANNOUNCE] xdg-app - desktop app sandboxing system

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Wed Jun 24 12:51:55 PDT 2015

Thanks Alex,

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015, at 12:20 PM, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> A runtime is very specific. It defines an exact ABI and is then
> supposed to continue to support exactly that ABI. If anything that you
> need is not shipped in the runtime you chose to use, you need to bundle
> those with the app. In general you should not define your own runtime,
> doing that is analogous to creating (and supporting) your own distro.

Just to check, though, a user can have more than one runtime available
on their system, right? I hope the distro doesn't decide on a single
runtime that all apps must use.

> ostree is used under the hood. But rpm/deb/whatever can be used to
> construct the app on the developer side.

But there's one package which users of all distros can install, correct?
i.e. The app developer doesn't need to make an rpm package *and* a deb
package and so on.

Best wishes,

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