Distributing runtimes and sdk

On github.com/flathub/io.elementary.BaseApp/issues/19 we struggle to understand next steps to distribute an app through flathub.

There was a sdk and runtime


distributed from flathub on flathub/io.elementary.BaseApp

but now there’re:

runtime: io.elementary.Platform
runtime-version: '6'
sdk: io.elementary.Sdk

but those are not hosted on flathub. Not sure where but elementary/appcenter-reviews/pulls is related. See all json descriptions for apps there.

Wonder if add remote for those runtimes and sdk is the solution for final user or mirror another flatpak repository is possible or makes any sense from flathub.

The exact question is that we distribute apps in flathub that gets obsolete using former runtime, see:

Should we just remove the app and fragment the flatpak experience (totally ok) or keep apps in flathub and other flatpak repositories (elementary)

flatpak is a sandbox in any way so:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists --system elementary-appcenter https://flatpak.elementary.io/repo.flatpakrepo
flatpak install akira
Buscando coincidencias…
Found similar ref(s) for ‘akira’ in remote ‘elementary’ (system).
Use this remote? [Y/n]: Y
Found ref ‘app/com.github.akiraux.akira/x86_64/stable’ in remote ‘elementary’ (system).
Use this ref? [Y/n]: Y
Required runtime for com.github.akiraux.akira/x86_64/stable (runtime/io.elementary.Platform/x86_64/6) found in remote elementary
Do you want to install it? [Y/n]: Y

Is mostly all you need

Bilal said he will look into this once he’s back from vacation.

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