@dclane as I am advised by you before, I can understand the concern. But the issue is, this app needs it, as it allows the users to download videos from password-protected sites. The credentials are stored encrypted. Now, this can be done using portals, but it’s currently limited to
gnome-keyring only. It hasn’t yet been implemented in kde’s
kwallet. So, if we use portals, the guys using kde, will be left out.
Now coming to the manually done by user method. Can a normal user really understand this? If such a popup, with the command written in it comes up, almost big chunk of a people will paste it in the terminal as it is, without even them understanding it properly. Also, why should a normal user, who’s gonna install from a graphical store, need to do tasks specific for power users? I hope I am able to make you understand our POV. This same kind of issue also came up with Telegram. But, as I am actively involved in the development of this app, I can assure you that we’ll switch to portals, as soon as, kde implements it.