On 07/13/2016 05:46 PM, Damjan Georgievski via arch-general wrote:
On 10 July 2016 at 11:05, pelzflorian (Florian Pelz) firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A specter is haunting the GNU/Linux ecosystem: the specter of per-user containerization. Software like Flatpak and Snappy promise fully sandboxed GNU/Linux application bundles (instead of merely launching an application with fewer privileges but without hiding the operating system, like Bubblewrap or Firejail do). Bundles ship with the version of their dependencies which they need.
Ubuntu is doing something similar it seems https://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/x11-applications-and-unity-8/
This is for their non-deb (deb-less?) distro version, they install debs in containers, each getting their own XMir server. Good for non-trustworthy or exposed apps.
Please preserve pacman and the traditional Arch KISS philosophy for those that administer/want a traditional arch system with updates to the current package without retaining all the baggage required for containerization. This just seems like a recipe for scrambled systems.