subrms wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:40 am
Can we, at term replace native packages by universal ones ?
First we'll have to see what will happen on the longer term. Universal packages are not new. AppImage exists since 2004 and was foremly known under other names PortableLinuxApp and klik, same for Flatpak, earlier it was named xdg-app and nobody was talking about it. 0install exists since 2005 and is still maintained but nobody knows about it. Who remembers autopackages/Linstaller ?
It is true that this time, the main technologies are supported by big companies, there are lot of publicity around these technologies and that many distro adopted at least one of them but still, native core packages will remain. Regarding Solus, the aim is clear : replacing the 3rd party repository.