A NS8 application is implemented by a unit called module. It is usually composed of one or more Linux containers and a user interface for its configuration.
The terms application and module are almost synonims in the context of NethServer 8, however there can be modules that actually do not implement applications because they are just services for other modules, so they do not provide any user configuration interface at all.
I would add a tag called app to identify all the discussions about ns8 applications
What do you think?
Currently between the developer delivery as container and the version which install NS8 are “closer” then what was on NS7. No software without proper adaptation and (if possible) integration can be installed on Application Server NS8.
Module is still more correct than Application, or App.
If you want to call it app, because (I won’t go deep into this because it’s pointless for me, i feel decision is already taken), call it app. You don’t need to sweat-coat it and make it look that community can say something meaningful to it.
A podman or docker container needs adaptation from the delivered one by developer, and needs approval from at least one of the repositories to appear there.
You might say “just like any smartphone app”. Yeah, just like it.
Oh wait, NS8 is not even an OS? Yep…