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Name: purevpn

Homepage: https://purevpn.com

Why should this be included in the repository?: The Linux command-line application for purevpn makes connecting and staying connected much easier. While there is OpenVPN support, the interface is not as simple and many users would prefer having a pre-configured application instead (that doesn't require users knowing which servers are p2p compatible ahead of time like for OpenVPN).

Is it Open Source?: I believe it is closed source, as per their website at https://purevpn.com/term.php

Who and how many users do you anticipate will use this software?: I don't know how many users of Solus also use PureVPN, but they are a very popular VPN service with millions of users.

Link to source tarball/zip file: Either https://s3.amazonaws.com/purevpn-dialer-assets/linux/app/purevpn_1.2.3_amd64.deb or https://s3.amazonaws.com/purevpn-dialer-assets/linux/app/purevpn-1.2.3-1.amd64.rpm

I believe the listed binaries may have distro-specific code which may require manual patching by a Solus dev.

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JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.May 29 2019, 9:12 PM
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We are not accepting any additions to our legacy Third Party Repository. Beyond that, given we have no plans on flatpaking or snapping this application, closing as wontfix. I'd suggest reaching out to the respective developers about supporting either of those distribution and container models, or taking on the initiative.

@JoshStrobl Thank you for the info. I have reached out to them about flatpak but it seems they don't care as I've never gotten a follow-up response. I'm never developed with flatpak but I can look into it. Guess I'll stick with their OpenVPN files for now. Just a question about your response: If the Third Party Repository is legacy, how will Chrome be provided in the future? I don't believe I've seen a flatpak or snap version of it outside of Endless OS's repo.

If the Third Party Repository is legacy, how will Chrome be provided in the future?

Through Third Party. As I stated, we're not accepting additions. When we implement Snap and Flatpak support in the Software Center, any items in our legacy Third Party repository which are available via Snap or Flatpak will be removed. Chrome will likely remain because the current best method for delivering it is Third Party.