Bill Nottingham wrote:
This situation already exists, though - each of these systems are
snowflakes if they're user-maintained:
- some apps installed via RPMs connected to Fedora repos
- some from COPRS
- some from Random RPM Downloaded From Third-Party Website
- some from npm/pip
- containers from arbitrary registries.
- curlsh stuff
- things built from source
The right solution if you have such a mess is to build RPMs of the software,
and if possible, to get them into Fedora proper. That is what we need to
spend our time on, not on adding yet another competing technology to this
mess, which will only make it worse.
If the only answer Fedora has for this is "convince everyone to
RPMs using system reo components"... that's fighting a rear-guard battle
that has already been lost. I don't think supporting Flatpak apps is
necessarily any worse than what already has to happen with all of the
I don't agree at all that this battle is already lost. I have a lot of
software on my systems and almost all of it is from RPMs. That's how I can
manage it. Non-RPM software is always a PITA.