i wrote a mini appimage clone in ~35 lines of bash that you might like. %PqoIvVl...
it is a proof of concept of course, but the idea was to prove to myself that the basic functionality that you get from
AppImageis easy to achieve with a little shell script glue.
the next bit i'm thinking about is app verification, which i think can be accomplished by using ssb feeds to publish blob hashes. currently, blobs are limited in size, but i'm working on getting past that limitation.
griddoesn't care what you put inside of the application image. so, it would be trivial to package a nixos derivation inside a grid image. there's lots of flexibility here because i can't really say what the best solution is. i really like what nixos is doing, but i also value the relative simplicity of something like
respec pls or WTFPL
proper link ref %0wLfmTg...
going nuklear with x0
tomo/bootstrap used qemu to virtualize mobile hardware. this tool is forked from pmbootstrap (postmarketos is our upstream).
as for application packaging and isolation the simplest solution (imo) is appimage. we will need to explore options for sandboxing and asking for permissions, but the fat binary architecture gives us the most flexibility. there are a few other options that have their own opinions about how to approach this problem, but grid throws in a few more conditions that will require special consideration.
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