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    Phoronix: Flatpaks Are Now Sort Of Working On Microsoft Windows

    Flatpak creator and lead developer Alexander Larsson of Red Hat has got the basics of Flatpak applications working under Microsoft Windows 10...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...dows-Prototype

  • #2
    at what point does windows stop being windows

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Naib View Post
      at what point does windows stop being windows
      at the exact same point linux stops being linux

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      • #4
        It would be pretty sweet if WSL advances to the point where devs can just release a flatpak or snap to target both Linux and Windows. I'm sure that's not gonna happen, but I would like to see UWP killed off in favor of this.

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        • #5
          Paraphrasing an old saying, now we will have a better DOS than DOS and a better Linux than Linux.

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          • #6
            Interesting. Will this mean that you can also run flatpak Apps through x11 on Linux at one point?

            Sorry. I meant x11 forwarding through SSH.
            Last edited by pracedru; 09-15-2018, 10:23 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pracedru View Post
              Interesting. Will this mean that you can also run flatpak Apps through x11 on Linux at one point?
              They already can run through X11?

              They're just impossible to properly sandbox under X.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Britoid View Post

                They already can run through X11?

                They're just impossible to properly sandbox under X.
                Yeah, sorry. I meant x11 forwarding through SSH.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pracedru View Post
                  Interesting. Will this mean that you can also run flatpak Apps through x11 on Linux at one point?
                  What? First of all, to run flatpaked applications you need Flatpak (built on top of Bubblewrap, OSTree, D-Bus, etc.). This is the main requirement. X11 or Wayland are needed to display the interface. Just it.
                  WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) provides a Linux-compatible kernel interface. Together with the distro software (images are available in the Microsoft Store), this creates a relatively complete GNU/Linux system. However, this doesn't include a graphics subsystem, so you need a Win32 X11 server (like Xming, Cygwin/X, etc.) to display the interface.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pracedru View Post

                    Yeah, sorry. I meant x11 forwarding through SSH.
                    And why would it not work?

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