- apps resp packages offered there match the user's system
- apps installed via the app store are safe and won't break the system
Only the official repos (oss, non-oss resp their update repos) of the actual distro of the user keep up to those promises. Therefore the app store needs some help:
- software.o.o needs to be able to read appdata from all maintained distros and store it separately. Right now it only handles Factory which might be a subset or superset of the users' distro.
- a browser plugin/extension/... that allows software.o.o to identify the operating system of the user as well as it's version and architecture. That way only matching software can be displayed.
- an alternative, fool proof approach to 1-click install. AFAIK e.g. Ubuntu has a special url handler apt://packagename that would just redirect to a local package manager. That way users cannot be tricked into enabling arbitrary third party repos. Maybe their software for the url handler could be reused.
Since I am on vacation during hack week I won't be able to participate myself, feel free to take this.
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