Supporting legacy apps in Snappy Desktop

Registered by Michael Hall on 2015-04-22

While a snappy desktop offers many advantages to users and developers, there are going to be a number of older or 3rd apps that will not be converted into snap packages right away. We need a way to allow users to still use these applications, without giving up the convenience and security that snappy provides.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Stephen M. Webb
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Michael Hall
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Christopher Townsend
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for wily
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

- LXD-based container with DEB support
- Scope for surfacing and launching installed Apps
- integration with UAL for rootless XMir and Unity 8
- Container management tool to manage Containers and their Apps
- Unity 8 provides window management through XMir XWM

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Work Items