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    Phoronix: Flatpak 1.5.1 Prepares For Protected/Authenticated Downloads - Future App Purchasing

    Flatpak 1.5.1 was released today as a new development release for this Linux application sandboxing technology. With Flatpak 1.5.1 it also begins laying the groundwork for a future payments system around Flathub as what's starting off for allowing donation-based software acquisition but could ultimately turn into a paid app store...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...1.5.1-Released

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    Well, I guess this is a positive because if developers of proprietary software can both make a single application build that works across all linux distros and easily put it behind a secure pay wall we could start to see more of said proprietary software come to linux. I'm not enthused to be able to use more proprietary software on linux myself but it undoubtedly eases the transition for Windows users to come to linux.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kenjitamura View Post
      Well, I guess this is a positive because if developers of proprietary software can both make a single application build that works across all linux distros and easily put it behind a secure pay wall we could start to see more of said proprietary software come to linux. I'm not enthused to be able to use more proprietary software on linux myself but it undoubtedly eases the transition for Windows users to come to linux.
      At least, with Flatpak, those should be isolated from the system. I am always concerned about those binaries located in /opt with root permissions...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kenjitamura View Post
        Well, I guess this is a positive because if developers of proprietary software can both make a single application build that works across all linux distros and easily put it behind a secure pay wall we could start to see more of said proprietary software come to linux. I'm not enthused to be able to use more proprietary software on linux myself but it undoubtedly eases the transition for Windows users to come to linux.
        Huh... I wasn't aware there were people on these forums who were both pro-FLOSS and sensible.

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        • #5
          Flatpak > Snap.

          CLA is unethical.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kenjitamura View Post
            Well, I guess this is a positive because if developers of proprietary software can both make a single application build that works across all linux distros and easily put it behind a secure pay wall we could start to see more of said proprietary software come to linux. I'm not enthused to be able to use more proprietary software on linux myself but it undoubtedly eases the transition for Windows users to come to linux.
            It's also pretty good for allowing open-source applications to skip the distro, allowing things like Debian and CentOS to have up to date applications without having to risk the stability of the underlying system.

            See how GNOME is pushing a lot of its apps from Flathub now.

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            • #7
              Britoid Flatpaked GNOME apps might even come as a single pak for mobile and desktop.

              True convergence at package level.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                Flatpak > Snap.

                CLA is unethical.
                It's already proven Canonical gives up on their home based solutions. Unity (which actually was good), upstart (terrible imho) and now snaps. I think it's just a matter of time.. Unifying Linux desktop is very important and it's also important to make ground for professional applications like Photoshop and many others, so they'll be portable between different Linux distributions. Systemd, flatpack, Wayland are truly needed and amazing. While I love KDE, Gnome starts to be more and more appealing, because it's built around mentioned solutions.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                  Britoid Flatpaked GNOME apps might even come as a single pak for mobile and desktop.

                  True convergence at package level.
                  I think before Flatpak/GTK has any chance of being decent for mobile there needs to be some sort of support for limited background services. People won't use a phone if it has a battery life of 30 minutes.

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                  • #10
                    Britoid Yes. Like a man-year, two-release cycles and an updated sysprof. Not easy.

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