[Devel] Application Layout design proposal

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Tue Nov 24 10:43:41 GMT 2015

On 24/11/15 08:05, Suma Shanbhog (RBEI/ECF4) wrote:
> In my opinion it makes sense to remove the store apps and leave the
> native apps. This apart from user data.

We can't remove built-in apps anyway, because they're built-in to the
platform image.

That would result in preinstalled store apps (see the Applications
design document for the difference) being lost in a data reset?

> However, I think there are some words said about it in system update
> concept. Where does this actually fit in? App layout or system update?

"Yes" :-)

The app layout proposal is really a plan to enable several orthogonal
features, rather than being a new feature in its own right. Most of the
requirements stated on the wiki page are re-stating/clarifying things
that are already required by the Applications, System Update & Rollback
or Preferences & Persistence designs.

The reasons I've written it up as its own document are that we need to
make sure the same filesystem layout satisfies the requirements of all
of those design documents, and that the concept design documents aren't
really specific enough about the filesystem layout to guide implementations.

Simon McVittie
Collabora Ltd. <http://www.collabora.com/>

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