#2939 Change: Unfiltered Flathub
Closed: Accepted 11 months ago by zbyszek. Opened 11 months ago by bcotton.

Fedora Workstation's existing third party repo feature allows users to enable a selection of software repos that are hosted by external organizations. This selection has included a filtered version of Flathub since F35, which provides access to a small number of Flathub apps. This change would remove the filtering from our Flathub offering, so that users can enable a complete version of Flathub using the third party repositories feature. In the graphical software manager app, Flathub packages will only be selected by default when no Fedora package is available.

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While I like that more software will be easily available for Fedora, I very much disagree with the double standard that's being applied wrt. other software sources (like RPMFusion) that provide similar - and often, less "objectionable" from both a legal and technical standpoint - software. 0

While I very much disagree with the double standard as well, I am afraid that it is not the fault of the folks who proposed this change.


Flathub remote can be used by those who enable third-party software repositories through either GNOME Initial Setup or GNOME Software.
Users who do not opt in do not see any content from Flathub.
Flathub Flatpaks will only be selected by default when there is no Fedora Flatpak or RPM.
In GNOME Software, users will continue to be able to manually select a different source for individual applications.



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After a week, the vote is
APPROVED (+3,1,-0)

Metadata Update from @bcotton:
- Issue tagged with: pending announcement

11 months ago

Metadata Update from @zbyszek:
- Issue untagged with: pending announcement
- Issue close_status updated to: Accepted
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

11 months ago

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