I’ve defaulted to using Flatpaks, but have been running into root file size issues. Amongst trying to solve these issues I’ve thought of asking if any of these can be a feature request.
1: Ability to import/export configs - This will allow me to move to a larger HDD and allow me to import my Mozilla browsing profile for example (~/var/app)
2: The option to install/restore flatpaks to/from the home partition (Calamares option under Flatpaks or Replace a Partition: “[ ]Flatpaks in /home”
2B: Alternatively under Pamac > Flatpak : “[ ] Use /home” symlinks to ~/flatpak
Thanks for having a feature request section, I hope this option will be considered.
I think it’s mostly come down to release scheduling.
Some packages, I’ve posted as out of date on Aur for example and they’re
months without response.
I’ll also tend to use niche software & find that some software devs are more amenable to a post about releasing in Flatpak format along with whatever their preferred distro is when they may not support “for my distro”
Containers have been the one saving grace to not have to hop over to Specific OS. Obviously over time with multiple usecases we all have our reasons.
Did the reinstall using 1 partition, btrfs for subvolumes, hoping I don’t have to do the folder move anymore. (Still getting random crashes from home being btrfs, thought this would be fixed by now)
Now my only worry/hope is if re-installs will eventually introduce keep @home subvolume in the future.
I understand your motivations. Traditionally, if there was a Linux package available for any given applcation, it would likely be for Debian/Ubuntu (deb) or RHEL and dirivitives (rpm), while other distributions remain little more than an afterthought. That’s not quite as cross-platform as many software developers would indicate. Flatpak, appImage and others, at least help make software more accessible.