i wonder how this will collide with ppa packages, as the ppa's packages have a different structure
plugin situation will be probably be worse before it gets better. We have an inevitable wxgtk2 -> wxgtk3 transition, new plugin locations etc. However, the plugin location is /usr/lib/opencpn which shouldn't be that bad.
I'm a linux
(mostly fedora) user myself. Even so, I think that it will not be possible to support the diversified linux echosystem over time. In master we (currently Dave) are working on new strategy where one of the goals is a better linux support:
- Focusing on Debian (mostly for Rpi and friends) and Flatpak which should work on all linux regular desktops
- Creating a plugin downloader/installer, partly to avoid the need to package plugins on Fedora, Debian, Arch, Gentoo and what not.