[ANNOUNCE] xdg-app - desktop app sandboxing system
alexl at redhat.com
Wed Jun 24 13:00:29 PDT 2015
On ons, 2015-06-24 at 12:51 -0700, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> 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
> on their system, right? I hope the distro doesn't decide on a single
> runtime that all apps must use.
Sure, multiple versions of multiple runtimes all installed in parallel.
> > 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,
> i.e. The app developer doesn't need to make an rpm package *and* a
> package and so on.
Once you made an app of it you don't have to care that the developer
used rpms to create the app. Its just a bunch of files in an ostree
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