Was appimage, snap and flatpak really necessary? Why don't we just provide static binaries?

@person https://xkcd.com/927/
more seriously, they're cross-distro package managers. they don't depend on *your distro* having something packaged properly
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Yeah, and some of them restrict the applications a bit more than they might otherwise be, which is great when you don't really trust the software you're running.

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