[CentOS] Flatpak [was Re: Fedora bugs and EOL [was Re: CentOS users: please try and provide feedback on Fedora Boltron]]

Sat Aug 5 01:12:03 UTC 2017
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

> Am 04.08.2017 um 15:20 schrieb Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>:
> On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 02:10:31PM +0200, Leon Fauster wrote:
>>> I think what you're looking for here is Flatpak.
>> Just a off-topic question (maybe in the future of EL less off-topic); 
>> Does the concept of flatpak make updates in general more complicated 
>> (e.g. security issues in libraries)? The centralized concept of "shared 
>> libraries" does support by design the elimination of issues with "one" 
>> update. The flatpak approach implies that "every" flatpak packaged 
>> software must be updated individually, right? I hope that i got it right? 
> Partly. Flatpak supports the concept of runtimes, which are shared, so
> updates to those will be shared. Additionally, since it uses os-tree,
> updates can be small and fast and are de-duplicated on disk.
> If you're installing Flatpaks from arbitrary sources, of course, you
> need to make sure that you trust each provider. In Fedora, our plan is
> to automatically generate Flatpaks from RPMs, and when those RPMs are
> updated they will automatically cascade through the build and update
> system. 

Ok, thanks to clarify this. Its sounds to be quite similar 
to OpenSTEP/Darwin/OSX's .app-bundle/directory approach.