Add a Flatpak runtime status kudo
Over at Flathub, we have many apps using old runtimes. While that's certainly something Flatpak makes possible (so apps never break), we should probably try and encourage app developers to upgrade runtimes more. (bug and security fixes, performance improvements, …)
We try to track apps using old runtimes and upgrade them as time permits: https://github.com/flathub/flathub/issues/667
GNOME Software has a kudos system: it displays little badges in the app detail pages to help users know about how well maintained an app is, whether it is sandboxed, etc:
Could a new badge like this be added to show users that the app is using an outdated runtime?
The wording would be important of course:
- introducing the concept of "runtimes" to users might be diving too deep into technical implementation details?
- we don't want it to sound like we're attacking/shaming app developers; the goal is to warn users the app is likely to be vulnerable and hopefully give a subtle, positive push to app developers