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    Phoronix: XDG-App Is Becoming More Feature Complete

    Red Hat's Alexander Larsson today announced the release of XDG-App v0.5...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ME-XDG-App-0.5

  • #2
    "that works across distributions**"
    ** As long as that distribution uses Gnome and systemd

    While a neat idea, it just reminds me of the xkcd comic on competing standards. It'll just be one more added onto the massive heap that is Linux "standards" because it requires pieces of software that not all distributions/people want to use.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
      "that works across distributions**"
      ** As long as that distribution uses Gnome and systemd
      Proof???

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      • #4
        Don't forget AppArmor, SELinux and seccomp to secure and isolate your applications from the host.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Don't forget AppArmor, SELinux and seccomp to secure and isolate your applications from the host.
          Serious question: Isn't xdp-app supposed to taking care of this?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
            "that works across distributions**"
            ** As long as that distribution uses Gnome and systemd
            distributions not using systemd are deserving their pain
            gnome is not required
            do you have xkcd for that?

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            • #7
              They should choose a cooler name.
              CoolApp?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by peace View Post
                They should choose a cooler name.
                CoolApp?
                xdg-app is named for consistency with the other FreeDesktop utilities, like xdg-open and xdg-screensaver. (XDG = X Desktop Group, the old name for FreeDesktop.org)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by froyo View Post

                  Serious question: Isn't xdp-app supposed to taking care of this?
                  XDG-app should be using the hosts MAC system to provide its hardening. If it isn't, it is just bad NIH syndrome.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
                    "that works across distributions**"
                    ** As long as that distribution uses Gnome and systemd

                    While a neat idea, it just reminds me of the xkcd comic on competing standards. It'll just be one more added onto the massive heap that is Linux "standards" because it requires pieces of software that not all distributions/people want to use.

                    This is uninformed. There is no GNOME dependency in Xdg-app, but there has been a lot of work done to make sure you can easily do GNOME and GTK+ apps as Xdg-apps. There has been some work done on doing a KDE runtime for Xdg-app for instance. So while on a practical level we don't want a million different runtimes, there is no technical barrier to creating any kind of runtime with any kind of stack inside.

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