[sane-devel] Question about Distributing via Flatpak

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de
Sun Dec 1 16:49:49 GMT 2019

Am 01.12.19 um 15:39 schrieb Wismerhill:
> So I looked if a Flattpak is available to avoid to handle with the
> compiling Stuff.
> I wan´t to ask you if it´s possible to provide Sane via Flatpak over
> Flathub. It would be a great benefit also to the Distros as to the
> Users.

I don't see much benefit for the users, only for hardware sellers. If
flatpak would become common, than we will have the same situation as on
Windows, needing immense memory and CPU resources over the time. The
packaging system served by a central repository is one of the big
advantages of Linux distros over Windows.

As an example see the flatpak for Delta.Chat
<https://delta.chat/en/download>, it needs over 1 GB to install whereas
the DEB-package has only 73 MB.


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