On Fri, 2014-01-24 at 15:14 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> No, not entirely, because there's a significant difference
> approach. You'd install the platform from Fedora's repos - which would
> have the implication that we are responsible for the platform working on
> Fedora, which seems like a reasonable commitment on our part - and you'd
> then install the software from the platform.
I see. So you install "AppStore" from some website, and then open
that up and it has whatever. OK, that's a bit different than what I
thought you were describing. Thanks, that helps me understand where
you're coming from better.
More or less - actually there can be an 'appstore' Fedora package as
long as the appstore itself is F/OSS and so forth (complies with the
Fedora packaging guidelines).
I guess in my head I've always conceived this as a separate platform,
because that seems like the design most likely to get cross-platform
buy-in. Trying to implement it as some sort of consensus metadata format
for repositories for each distro's package manager seems like a very
difficult approach, to me - what I think third parties and users *both*
really want is the ability to deploy the _same_ bundle via the _same_
channel on multiple distributions. Like I said, very simply, something
like Steam, or pip. The distributors don't want to have to build
packages for Fedora and Ubuntu and Arch and distro-flavour-of-the-week,
and the users are probably better served if this experience is the same
across distributions - it's kind of much better, in a way, for the
Official Way To Install Chrome On Linux to just be 'set up
3rdPartyPlatform however your distro chooses to do that, then follow
these common instructions that are the same for everyone', rather than
having different instructions for every distro.
So the fact that I've always conceived this as a cross-distro secondary
distribution platform had the effect, in my head, of solving the 'bright
line' problem, and so it didn't really become an issue.
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