On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Jehan Pag├Ęs <jehan.marmott...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> This is something which is coming with xdg-app. See for instance this
> blog post (which actually proposes already some nightly for GIMP as a
> demo):
>
> https://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2015/10/06/nightly-devel-builds-using-xdg-app/
>
> When such technology is stable enough, we should be able to propose
> real distro-independent packages for GIMP (which are not ugly binaries
> in tarball to uncompress in a dirty way without any desktop
> integration).
>

I would think using a distro-independent packager is more useful then
something like xdg-app.  There's a couple in existence already I can think
off the top of my head.

* FPM - https://github.com/jordansissel/fpm
* omnibus - https://github.com/chef/omnibus

I think it would be useful to have regular builds of packages along with
builds of the software; if we can get that far.

I'd rather dpkg -i or rpm -i to install a package than use a 3rd party
app.  For Windows/Mac platforms I'd say it's useful but for Linux I don't
have much of a use for it.  I had proposed a 3rd party platform to be
distro-independent in the past (Steam) but there wasn't much interest
around supporting that.

SAM
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