Not sure if this was discussed before or if I am going to properly make sense of this, but in ubuntu (which I used for the past 6 years) I could have access to snaps and flatpaks from the software center (if I installed flatpak plugin) and that was cool because you got access to newer and more apps. But it got complicated because you could see duplicate apps (snaps, repos, or flatpaks) and you had to choose which one you wanted installed, and then if you wanted to install appimages it became a real mess with all of these different package types installed on your system. They also never integrated well with the OS overall.
My dream software center (package manager) is one that basically has access to all such types of packages to allow access to pretty much every piece of linux software and also try to remove duplicates: say GIMP is found as flatpak, in repos, or as appimage - let the software center only display the latest release regardless of the type (and allow like a drop down to let user select another type if they prefer).
Currently there are many apps that you can't find as appimages, flatpak, or snaps, and only find them in repos (but maybe only find in Manjaro's repos and not Ubuntu); same way that there are apps that you can find as flatpaks or appimages but can't find in any repos, and so on. I went to look at https://www.appimagehub.com/ where I used to search for appimages for Ubuntu and the recent appimage releases are not available in Manjaro's repos for example.
My question is: would it be possible for Manjaro to include all of these (flatpaks, snaps, appimages) in the package manager, at least as a plugin? I would really love to have access to all of these packages types from one single package manager and to simply click and install. I know from experience that if you start using the terminal and install flatpaks, snaps, then download appimages or add "ppas" (in ubuntu) it becomes a huge mess. Now that I use Manjaro I love that I don't have to use the terminal to install apps/packages because it keeps stuff more manageable so I don't want to go back to an Ubuntu like environment ending up installing flatpaks from terminal or download appimages that I lose track of after a while.