Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark Flatpak
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:20:14 -0800
On Jan 14, 2019, at 12:34 PM, Richard Sharpe <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:31 PM Dario Lombardo <[email protected]> wrote:
>> 
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 8:42 PM Richard Sharpe <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> "A collection of flatpak manifest for building Microsoft Windows
>>> applications with Wine via flatpak"
>>> 
>> I agree, but where is this sentence coming from?
> 
> Click on the flatpak item here: https://github.com/flathub/flathub
> 
> It would seem to indicate that flathub is a repository for Windows
> Apps that work under Wine.

That page displays README.md, which says

	Flathub is the central place for building and hosting Flatpak builds.

and says nothing about Windows or Wine.

	https://flathub.org/home

says

	Welcome to Flathub, the home of hundreds of apps which can be easily installed on any Linux distribution. Browse the apps online, from your app center or the command line.

and its About page says

	Flathub aims to be the place to get and distribute apps for Linux. It is powered by Flatpak which allows Flathub apps to run on almost any Linux distribution.

The Flatpak link goes to

	https://flatpak.org

which says

	Flatpak is a next-generation technology for building and distributing desktop applications on Linux

and its GitHub page

	https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak

has a README.md that talks a lot about non-Windows things.

Your quote

	A collection of flatpak manifest for building Microsoft Windows
applications with Wine via flatpak

came from

	https://github.com/winepak/applications

which isn't Flathub or Flatpak, it's a project to package Windows applications to run on Linux with Wine as Flatpak packages.

So, no, Flatpak isn't for Windows applications, it's for applications packaged for Linux.  *Wine*pak is for using Flatpak to package up Windows applications to run with Wine on Linux.