Re: [Gimp-developer] xdg-app; was: WGO Transition Meeting

On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Jehan Pagès <jehan marmottard gmail com>

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

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

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 -
* 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.

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