Flatpak 1.0 Released with ‘Significant Improvements’ - it is a cross-distribution app packaging and ...

Flatpak 1.0 Released with ‘Significant Improvements’ - it is a cross-distribution app packaging and distribution format for Linux distros

Flatpak, the Linux app distribution format, has finally hit version 1.0, more than three years after its first public release. As is befitting such a major milestone Flatpak 1.0 boasts ‘significant improvement in performance and reliability’, a swathe of bug fixes, and a number of new features.

Flatpak is a free, open-source and cross-distribution app packaging and distribution format. It allows software developers to package their apps for install on pretty much any Linux distribution out there.

The tech has proven a big hit with Linux desktop users, distro makers, and app developers alike.

Major distros like Linux Mint, Arch Linux and Fedora include Flatpak integration out-of-the-box, well-known software like GIMP, Spotify, Skype, LibreOffice and Firefox are readily available as Flatpak apps; and the number of apps available on Flathub, the quasi-official Flatpak app store, continues to grow.

Notable improvements to Flatpak are:
- It will now ask you to approve app permissions when you install an app
- Faster installation and updates
- Apps can be marked as end-of-life
- A new portal lets apps create sandboxes & restart themselves after updates
- Apps can export D-Bus services for all D-Bus names they own
- Support for OCI bundles has been updated to the latest specification
- Host TLS certificates are exposed to applications
- Apps can request access the host SSH agent to access remote servers, Git etc
- A new permission to grant X11 access if the user is running in a X11 session
- Peer-to-peer installation (via USB sticks or local network) support

See https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/08/flatpak-1-0-released-with-significant-improvements

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Flatpak 1.0 Released with 'Significant Improvements' - OMG! Ubuntu!
Flatpak, the Linux app distribution format, has finally hit version 1.0, more than three years after its first public release. As is befitting such a major milestone Flatpak 1.0 boasts ‘significant improvement in performance and reliability’, a swathe of bug fixes, and a number of new features. “A lot of work has gone into Flatpak 1.0 […]

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