On Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 18:55:23 UTC, Gerald wrote:
For those not familiar, xdg-app is a Linux virtualization system targeted at desktop apps, it's been under pretty heavy development and is available for use in Gnome 3.20.

Mathias Clausen recently wrote a blog entry about creating his first xdg-app and the application he chose to play with was Terminix, a terminal emulator, which is written in D. He had some D specific challenges to deal with which may be interesting to others looking to support xdg-app.

You can read his blog entry here:


Can someone explain to me how xdg-app provides a significantly different experience to static linking (in a language like C or D)? I guess there's the old "what about libc?".

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