Should I expect my app manifest to be accepted at Flathub if I just copy some precompiled binaries in the Flatpak manifest? I could use *.deb, *.rpm, *.AppImage, repack it thus achieving additional security guarantees, software discovery and automated updates.
It’s easier for me to compile the app on my own machine instead of compiling it in a Flatpak environment along with its dependencies.
Using precompiled binaries is usually only allowed for proprietary Apps that don’t provide source and for Apps which are to complex to build inside a Sandbox.
In practice this statement is false.
While we prefer building from source, it is not a blocker.
The thing is, typically people shipping their software like this only build for x86 and forget about other arches.
I don’t own aarch64 Linux device and won’t be comfortable pushing untested software anyway
the thing is that no doing it either mean nobody will test it.
if you are uncomfortable pushing untested software then don’t push software.