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Will you maintain rpm packages in F27 as you did before ?

asked 2017-09-14 09:11:59 -0500

groovyman gravatar image

I would like to use Fedora in future but i do not want to use flatpacks. I think flatpacks are great for some legacy application from third party software vendors, that do not want to maintain their software for specific distributions, like .. oracle or vmware's horizon, that leaves a mess in my properly set up (and managed) fedora.

I would appreciate to hear a yes, we keep on managing packages on the most professional distribution i love to use as a desktop/workstation operating system.

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Is there any particular reason that you think that Fedora isn't going to continue maintaining .rpm packages? Consider: Fedora is a test bed for RedHat, and a professional distro like that isn't likely to drop its support for something so important to its customers.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-09-15 13:25:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-09-14 17:33:45 -0500

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Yes, currently there are no plans to drop maintaining RPM packages. There are plans to produce Flatpaks for Fedora packages in addition to RPM packages. It is possible that in future some applications might be provided in Flatpaks only, but this is just a possibility for now and might never happen. Even in that case, many packages will be still provided as RPMs.

Anyway, what will most likely happen in near future is that Fedora will produce Flatpaks for some GUI apps in addition to normal packages.

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