One major reason is that it enables us to move towards having the Atomic Workstation
version be the primary one and maybe in the (very) long run be the only one.
A bit more detail about that can be found here:
Or this talk from FLOCK by Patrick Uiterwijk:
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones(a)redhat.com>
> To: "Development discussions related to Fedora"
> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 4:44:18 AM
> Subject: Re: F27 System Wide Change: Graphical Applications as Flatpaks
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:31:30PM -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > F29: packagers (of graphical applications) must create Flatpaks of
> > their applications if possible. They *may* keep standard RPM
> > packaging.
> At least we see where this is going.
> If RPMs of the graphical application work fine now, what on earth is
> the point of forcing packagers to make Flatpaks? Sandboxing isn't one
> of them - as already explained, sandboxing is orthogonal to packaging.
> Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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