I’ve posted this in other threads before so as to not make additional noise on the main page, but this continues to be an issue so was hoping I could draw some extra attention. Below is a comparison of commonly installed applications, and as you can see the fedora remote is behind flathub or the repo.
fedora remote ================ darktable org.darktable.Darktable 3.6.0 stable Evolution org.gnome.Evolution 3.42.1 stable Eye of GNOME org.gnome.eog 41.0 stable LibreOffice org.libreoffice.LibreOffice stable Firefox org.mozilla.Firefox 94.0 stable flathub remote ================ Firefox org.mozilla.firefox 95.0 stable Evolution org.gnome.Evolution 3.42.2 stable Eye of GNOME org.gnome.eog 41.0 stable <<< to be fair flathub version is no better LibreOffice org.libreoffice.LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 stable (fedora remote is 220.127.116.11) darktable org.darktable.Darktable 3.6.1 stable Fedora repo ================ Name : firefox Version : 95.0 Name : evolution Version : 3.42.2 Name : eog Version : 41.1 Name : libreoffice Epoch : 1 Version : 18.104.22.168 (fedora flatpak is 22.214.171.124) Name : darktable Version : 3.6.1
I used to replace all the pre-installed fedora remote flatpaks with flathub remote ones, but somewhere on here someone made me think this was the wrong way to go and to use a fedora remote flatpak if available. Recently though on an episode of Linux Unplugged they had the Endless OS director and he talked about how they used to have their own repository but now they try to publish to Flathub where possible.
I understand why Fedora uses its own repository, but if the apps don’t stay up to date then it would also be nice to have the option to go with Flatpak apps from the start. Just having the button available afterward isn’t enough… the fedora remote apps also have some weird update issues from time, so it makes it frustrating if I get the rare update available but it doesn’t work!