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

I guess appimage sorta works like a static binary but still.

@person I have never used any of the three yet, I can't really see why I'd need them, things either are in the repos or I'll have to compile them myself on the few occations where it's needed (mostly suckless tools and similar)

more seriously, they're cross-distro package managers. they don't depend on *your distro* having something packaged properly

@spiral @person

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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