Hello, this is mostly a general question to the guys who maintain Silverblue, how this thing will properly work
So I assume at some point Silverblue will get Fedora Flatpak repos preinstalled and possibly with some apps from there too. To my understanding Fedora Platform and Fedora SDK contain both GNOME and Freedesktop SDKs and Platforms
I also assume that most of Fedora users will install Flathub too, which will lead to have several Flatpak Runtimes, that not only that will reserve extra disk space, but they will also require very large and often updates too (that is already annoying). Is that a wanted behavior?
I noticed and a different issue. I installed GNOME Characters from Fedora
GNOME Characters - Character map application ID: org.gnome.Characters Ref: app/org.gnome.Characters/x86_64/stable Arch: x86_64 Branch: stable License: BSD-3-Clause AND GPL-2.0+ Origin: fedora-testing Collection: Installation: system Installed: 1.1 MB Runtime: org.fedoraproject.Platform/x86_64/f29 Sdk: org.fedoraproject.Sdk/x86_64/f29 Commit: 6e5a13cb22959117248b956a8762dfbdb66a28d699d521bc2b8952db566cec43 Subject: Export org.gnome.Characters Date: 2019-03-22 11:52:09 +0000 Alt-id: 18564f138f1de36c1284fc6a6f07e9789ed7dbc1a6e23097224a8aa6d637551a
Now if for some reason we want to get GNOME Characters from Flathub, we can’t
flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Characters error: org.gnome.Characters/x86_64/stable is already installed from remote fedora-testing
And of course all this adds more complexity to the user, plus perhaps makes bug reporting more tricky too, since we have to report against different runtimes (eg Fedora Vs GNOME)