Simplifying newcomer setup

One thing we are striving for in 3.24 is to make it as simple as possible for newcomers to get their development environment setup. Hopefully in time so that our next round of Outreachy and GSoC interns have an easier time getting started.

A common installation issue we’ve seen is that people have flatpak, but not flatpak-builder. Without it, Builder can’t do builds inside of the target mount namespace with all your proper dependencies. So now Builder will detect this and install it for you if you like.

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  1. I’ll send out a distributor-list email to inform distributions to at least add a soft-dependency (e.g. Recommends: for rpm) on flatpak-builder.

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