Bug #7871

using flatpak on Ubuntu 20.04

Added by Ron Bakker 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:05/11/2020
Priority:Low Due date:
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Category:-
Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Linux
Model affected:Ubuntu / Python

Description

Hello there, any thanks for a solution.
At this moment Chirp is running, with the use of flatpak.
The buntu systems has also *snap installed as a standard, is it not more simple, to create a snap pakkage, for al Linux systems?

An other question: is it possible to add support for the dual-band tranceivers Midland CT-3000 = Anytone AT778UV = Retevis RT-95 ?
This transceivers are the same, but the software is different en not the options to edit in a simple way.
Are there plans to support this radio?

Regards;
Ron, PA0BAK


Related issues

related to Bug #7873: *buntu 20.04 Closed 05/12/2020

History

Updated by Tony Fuller 3 months ago

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the feedback on the flatpak. We definitely appreciate it!

To directly answer your question, about creating a snap: I don't know if it's more simple or more complex compared to creating a flatpak. I've never done it.

To play devils advocate: Suppose someone creates a snap, then someone else who uses <insert another distro here> comes along and says "Couldn't you have created an AppImage? It's native to <other distro>. Everyone else just needs to install the AppImage runtime thingy" It's all point of reference IMO ;) :) Believe me, my daily driver is Ubuntu based, so I'm inclined to give snaps a shot.

But creating something is only half the battle because it also needs to be maintained. I noticed that the CHIRP package maintainer for Fedora mentioned something about creating a flatpak and I jumped in a helped out. I'm a horrible maintainer but I can spend a few hours here and there and chip in if there's a possibility it will help others. It is possible to create a snap for CHIRP but we'd need a maintainer to keep it updated as CHIRP releases.

Regarding the Midland CT-3000/Anytone AT778UV/Retevis RT-95 mobile, I see some interest in it over the past 12 months but it doesn't seem like anyone with a radio has matched up with anyone willing to do the development. Would you be willing to part ways with the radio for some time for a developer to create the driver? https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Rules_For_Loaning_A_Radio

Updated by Tony Fuller 3 months ago

Also Ron,

Would you be able to let us know which radio(s) you successfully used the flatpak with?

Thanks

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

This was posted as a new item (#7873), instead of leaving a comment here. Ron Bakker wrote:

Hello;
As far as I know, is a snap the same for most of the Linux distributions, but I can be wrong.
With snap you have a package with all the files in it, and it is running in a sandbox.
In this case, it would be simple to put python-2 in the snap package.
With flatpak it is working, and that was the meaning ........

For info: I use it for the Baofeng UV-82 (not the HP, they send me the wrong one, but I'll keep this one).

Than your question about developing a driver.
I'm not a programma, I can a little programming in PHP, but not in any other language, sorry (sometimes I use bwbasic).
For the Ubuntu community I test Xubuntu and give support in the Dutch language (for the Netherlands and a part of Belgium).
I am already using Xubuntu Groovy, 20.10, that will be released in october 2020.
There must be a stupid one that reports problems :-)

Manu thanks for your aswer and reaction.
regards,
Ron, pa0bak

Updated by Tony Ling 3 months ago

Ron Bakker wrote:

An other question: is it possible to add support for the dual-band tranceivers Midland CT-3000 = Anytone AT778UV = Retevis RT-95 ?

I believe this Qixiang manufactured cross brand family includes
Midland DBR2500
AnyTone AT-778 UV
Retevis RT-95
CRT Micron-UV

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