I brought this up on the desktop list a few months ago, when the
plugin that was shipped with Fedora stopped working. I got the
_impression_ that the recommended way to install GNOME Shell
extensions is via gnome-software.
In any case, the "chrome plugin" works with Firefox despite its name.
P.S.: Gmail keeps blocking my attempts to reply, I may have
inadvertently spammed the list with multiple identical messages.
On Reddit, someone asked me if there are plans to switch to swap files
(as Ubuntu has) rather than making a partition by default. Do we have
any such plans? It seems like a small manageability benefit with not
much downside (other than, of course, the cost of changing things).
Fedora Project Leader
I've been using flatpak packages for a while and like the idea of bwrap pretty much, mainly because it improves privilege separation and management. I'm not 100% convinced on flatpak, but it keeps improving. Anyway I think both projects have completely separate (though compatible) goals and might need to be handled separately. Now I am curious:
1. Do you plan on sandboxing GUI applications shipped through rpm/dnf? If yes, is there a timeline? Are regressions (sandboxed app vs. same app without sandbox) considered bugs, and if yes, where should I file bug reports?
2. Do you plan replacing the GNOME packages shipped through rpm/dnf by packages shipped through flatpak? Or is this an option for the far future? Or do you want to keep shipping two separate ways of installing GUI applications?
we've worked with Google to make sure that the way they ship Chrome
meets our requirements for third party software inclusion. Appdata file
which was the last missing piece is now shipped with the beta of the
next version, so I think it's time to propose the Workstation Working
Group that we add the Google Chrome repository to fedora-workstation-
Reasoning: Google Chrome is the most popular web browser and perhaps
third party software Fedora users install the most and now we would
allow them to install it from a Fedora-curated list of 3rd party