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    Phoronix: Flatpak's Flathub Seeing Infrastructure Improvements, Finally Support For Beta Releases

    Flatpak's Flathub finally supports the notion of application beta releases for application maintainers wanting to offer up early-access/testing versions of applications...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Beta-Handling

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    Do they Validate the Maintainers? Or is there a Option for this that the User can be sure that the Package is official from Upstream or the Maintainer is a real person that is liable?

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    • #3
      I've never used Flatpak or Flathub. Have anyone?
      I use "GNOME Software".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nille View Post
        Do they Validate the Maintainers? Or is there a Option for this that the User can be sure that the Package is official from Upstream or the Maintainer is a real person that is liable?
        If it downloads a proprietary piece of software, it does check the checksum.

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        • #5
          i wouldnt race over to use Flatpak IMO, it wont take off like the Devs think it will. they still Package Beta software in a Release Now so having that in Flatpak isnt anything New. . iif your an Firefox Avid user that still aint on Flathub. whyz? ask the Firefox Devs. . i did try it out an i dont think much of it .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            I've never used Flatpak or Flathub. Have anyone?
            I use "GNOME Software".
            GNOME software can/will install flatpack packages depending on your Distro and setup

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Britoid View Post
              If it downloads a proprietary piece of software, it does check the checksum.
              It answers non of my questions. And if you upload a Flatpak with harmful content and correct checksums it changes nothing.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nille View Post
                Do they Validate the Maintainers? Or is there a Option for this that the User can be sure that the Package is official from Upstream or the Maintainer is a real person that is liable?
                even if they did, liability is not really guaranteed due to being random people aroun the world.

                But they​​​they publish the package manifest of all their flatpaks on github, and any change is logged by git. https://github.com/flathub/org.texst...studio?files=1

                If you don't trust them you can build your own package using that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  I've never used Flatpak or Flathub. Have anyone?
                  I use "GNOME Software".
                  Follow the setup instructions for your distro in this link and Flathub will be added as an extra repository in Gnome Software. Apps will have their source obviously shown in the store. Works prety well in Fedora 28. Great in Fedora 29.


                  https://flatpak.org/setup

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jntesteves View Post

                    Follow the setup instructions for your distro in this link and Flathub will be added as an extra repository in Gnome Software. Apps will have their source obviously shown in the store. Works prety well in Fedora 28. Great in Fedora 29.


                    https://flatpak.org/setup
                    I wish Flatpak would just work out-of-the-box so the user didn't have to install flatpak and configure it.

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