#63 Building Flatpaks from Fedora Packages
Closed: Talk Scheduled 2 years ago Opened 2 years ago by otaylor.

1. What is your proposal?

Flatpaks now are well integrated into the Workstation as a means of packaging applications, and offer advantages and for flexibility of installation, for security, and for upgrade robustness, but at the moment, the only sources of Flatpaks for users are 3rd party external repositories.

For the last year, we've been working towards having Flatpaks built from Fedora packages within the Fedora build system. Getting this working and available to users for Fedora 29 is within sight, but there are a lot of moving pieces, and getting relevant people in the same room would be a big help in making sure that everything falls into place.

I'd see three things going on at this hackfest:

  • General discussion to summarize status, get all the participants up to speed, and come to an agreed list of things to work on. (First 1+ hour). This would be kept high-level.
  • Fix remaining issues, or at least know how we are fixing them (Fedora infrastructure members, contributors to the core Workstation pieces)
  • Start creating Flatpak content - can be contributed to by any interested Fedora packager.

The second and third activities would be parallel and independent, but I think would interact usefully - in providing help to the new contributors and providing testing and feedback to the people working on the infrastructure.

2. Who needs to be in the room for this to succeed?

Not all these people need to be in the room all the time - but having availability to come in during the hackfest to discuss/fix issues in their area would be very useful.

  • Owen Taylor (otaylor) [submitter, project lead]
  • Clement Verna (cverna) [OSBS]
  • Randy Barlow (bowlofeggs) [Bodhi, registry]
  • Patrick Uiterwijk (puiterwijk) [security/signing perspective, and so forth]
  • Kalev Lember (kalev) [GNOME Software, content]

3. Is this a…

FAD/Hackfest that lasts a full-day

This could be compressed usefully to a half-day hackfest - but I do think it would be useful to have space reserved for the full day, since once you get the status/planning part out of the way, there's not much time in a half-day slot to actually work on things. It could potentially be broken up into a "medium room" part and a "small room" part.

4. Anything else we need to know?

Not that I can think of.

5. Who are you?

  • Name: Owen Tayor
  • FAS ID/IRC nick: otaylor

Kalev will not be at flock this year, but Richard is thinking about going

@mclasen - are you going to be there? it would be useful to have someone at the hackfest that has experience with the flatpak/runtime side of things to debug any issues that come up.

I plan to be there for the first 2 days. gnome asia starts on saturday, so I'll have to use friday as a travel day

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