Flatpak repo for just libre software?

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t3g
t3g
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A rejoint: 05/15/2011

When most people use Flatpak, they use Flathub which contains non-free software. Has there been any work on a Flatpak repo for just libre software? Either a standalone or a way to clone Flathub and filter for just libre software.

PublicLewdness
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A rejoint: 03/15/2020

To my knowledge such a thing doesn't currently exist but it sounds like a worthwhile project/fork.

Legimet
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A rejoint: 12/10/2013

I think andyprough said that Fedora and KDE have Flatpak repos which are fully free software, but they are dependent on the runtimes from Flathub.

Lef
Lef
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A rejoint: 11/20/2021

So far I know of:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists fedora oci+https://registry.fedoraproject.org
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists gnome-nightly https://nightly.gnome.org/gnome-nightly.flatpakrepo
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists kdeapps --from https://distribute.kde.org/kdeapps.flatpakrepo

There doesn't seem to be very many flatpak repos.

andyprough
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A rejoint: 02/12/2015

If all you want is fully libre packages, just use guix. I'm beginning to get a lot of use out of it. Works fantastic on Trisquel.

t3g
t3g
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A rejoint: 05/15/2011

Having a libre Flatpak repo with universal and up to date user space packages could benefit PureOS, Trisquel, or anyone who wants free software. It would help Trisquel as the releases are old and lag behind in up to date packages.

andyprough
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A rejoint: 02/12/2015

What would be the benefit over guix?

Malsasa
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A rejoint: 12/01/2016

Hello Andy, for visual people like me, Flatpak is already integrated well into GNOME Software Center, while Guix is not. In desktop scene, GNU/Linux users at Fedora, elementaryOS and GNOME are already accustomed to Flatpak as their alternative software source, more than Guix. In other words, Flatpak is more desktop oriented than Guix and that's why people who use Terminal less would feel Flatpak is more suitable to them than Guix. PS: I use Guix too on desktop and I also agree with you it works well installing GUI apps.

Regards,

Malsasa

Malsasa
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A rejoint: 12/01/2016

Hello, t3g, what a nice suggestion and I have the same idea apparently. It would certainly be nice if there is a fully free software Flatpak repository, perhaps we can call it Libre Flathub. I second Lef and Legimet above about Flatpak repositories of KDE, GNOME and Fedora. I think the closer one to Libre Flathub at the moment is Fedora's given that the Flatpaks are built from the Fedora's own RPMs.

Regards,

Malsasa