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Flaptak (and Snap) is not the future

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  1. 25 Jun 2014 . All software components in NixOS are installed using the Nix package manager. Packages in Nix are defined using the nix language to create nix expressions.

  2. Build portable binaries using the nix package manager that can run anywhere (even when nix is not installed) .

    Nix itself is more focused on "distribute from this host with nix, to this other host with nix". Though, here is e.g. https://github.com/matthewbauer/nix-bundle, which is supported as an experimental command in nix 2.4.
  3. Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system.

    That's true, future app distributions should utilize web 3.0, e.g. decentralization. There is 0install ( https://0install.net/ ), for example, it is better.