@njoseph wouldn't you say this app scratches developers itches exclusively? To me it looks like a "newbie" tool got another "pro" feature.
@mray FreedomBox is meant to be easy enough to be used by the average computer user. That doesn't mean prohibition of all advanced features.
An app in an app repository should be seen differently from a feature in an application. A user doesn't have to interact with an app unless they explicitly choose to install it.
Advanced apps are usually not installed by default on most distributions. For example, you don't see Termux installed by default on Android, but it's available if you need it.
@njoseph Defaults matter. Currently FreedomBox ships with a very limited subset of available Debian packages. It does not look good to add apps EXCLUSIVELY! for developers. It indeed communicates the very problem we should be fixing: Available free software scratches pro-itches but the less skilled masses just can't use them. You live in a bubble if you think the optional nature of apps makes it all right. Remember: by default *no* app is installed.
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