Hi Folks, Davo here. A puzzled Davo…
I tried to make a flatpak of my app, tomboy-ng but have issues. On Linux, I can build either a GTK2 or Qt5 versions of the app. But io.gnome.Platform does not support GTK2.
(Is that right ? Seems strange that a system that sets out to solve library problems drops GTK2 while all major Gnome distros continue to support it, mostly out of the box. Sigh).
So, lets do a qt5 version. The app requires libnotify and io.kde.Platform does not have libnotify despite all the Plasma distros I routinely test against having libnotify installed “out of the box”.
The docs Dependencies — Flatpak documentation talk about “bundling” additional libraries and refer the reader to Manifests — Flatpak documentation but that page only mentions bundling under Modules for building from source.
Do I really need to build libnotify from source given that just about every Linux distribution already has it and its substantially unchanged for some time ?
Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer ?