I’m developing a Flatpak application in Python to save installed Flatpaks and their configurations.
For that I want to create a package file containing various files that the user want to backup (mainly located in ~/.var/app)
Since the amount of data is small, the archive don’t have to be compressed (even if it would be nice).
From what I searched, I’ve found these classes that may be interesting :
- Gio.ZlibCompressor : from what I understand, it allows me to compress data but not create archive
- AppStream.Bundle & AppStreamGLib.Bundle : I don’t understand the differences and how to use them
- native Python’s shutil : seems really simple to use but is it a good idea to use it in Flatpak/GNOME environement ?
So, which classes should best suits my needs from the one I listed or others I missed ?