When I set out to create xdg-app I had two goals:
- Make it possible for 3rd parties to create and distribute applications that works on multiple distributions.
- Run applications with as little access as possible to the host. (For example access to the network or the users files.)
Yesterday I released version 0.5.0 of xdg-app, and which I now finally consider feature complete for the first of these goals. It now has tooling that makes it easy to build apps, it has multiple graphical frontends, and it is now pretty robust and featureful.
0.5.0 is already built in Fedora 23, and is available for other distributions here.
No software is ever finished obviously, so I will continue working on xdg-app. However, going forward the majority of my work will now be focusing on the sandboxing and portal aspects of xdg-app.