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  • Flatpak 1.6 Released With Bits For Supporting Paid App Store, Better Self-Sandboxing

    Phoronix: Flatpak 1.6 Released With Bits For Supporting Paid App Store, Better Self-Sandboxing

    Flatpak 1.6 was released today as the culmination of the Flatpak 1.5 development series...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...1.6.0-Released

  • #2
    Flatpak 1.6 also has improvements on self-sandboxing, a new permission option for direct CUPS access for printing
    They'll allow that but not an API to allow time-tracker applications to watch "title of the active window" for changes?

    There is also a new portal API as Matthias Clasen talked about today on his blog.
    I'm iffy on letting applications care about when they're updated. It feels like it could turn into something where you need to patch your Flatpak to kill that API off to outwit some overzealous application with no "leave it to the system-wide update notifications" option.

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    • #3
      Have they finally taken care of installing a Linux inside a Linux system - causing /var/lib/flatpak become a mess that no one wants to look inside ?
      And regarding the mess that left behinde ? Has the excessive symlinking of files and folders been taken care of ?
      Do I still need 600mb and more of a certain runtime engine to fool people into thinking that "flatpaks" are actually flat ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Candy View Post
        Have they
        No they didn't turn it into RPM yet, go back to sleep.

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        • #5
          Support for sandboxed proprietary applications is a pretty cool feature. Think Dropbox, Netflix, Spotify, games.

          I'd even pay for a proprietary office suite if I came to the conclusion that it's features are worth the money. But only as long as it fully support really open standards like open document.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Candy View Post
            Have they finally taken care of installing a Linux inside a Linux system - causing /var/lib/flatpak become a mess that no one wants to look inside ?
            And regarding the mess that left behinde ? Has the excessive symlinking of files and folders been taken care of ?
            Do I still need 600mb and more of a certain runtime engine to fool people into thinking that "flatpaks" are actually flat ?
            /var/lib/flatpak is not a mess, sorry if you don't understand it. It's not a Linux system either.

            There are very few symlinks in /var/lib/flatpak, it's almost completely hardlinks.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

              They'll allow that but not an API to allow time-tracker applications to watch "title of the active window" for changes?



              I'm iffy on letting applications care about when they're updated. It feels like it could turn into something where you need to patch your Flatpak to kill that API off to outwit some overzealous application with no "leave it to the system-wide update notifications" option.
              Wouldnt that API need to be implemented by the shell?

              (I think GNOME did add an API for this).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Candy View Post
                Have they finally taken care of installing a Linux inside a Linux system - causing /var/lib/flatpak become a mess that no one wants to look inside ?
                And regarding the mess that left behinde ? Has the excessive symlinking of files and folders been taken care of ?
                Do I still need 600mb and more of a certain runtime engine to fool people into thinking that "flatpaks" are actually flat ?
                Have you understood what containerization is about? Do you feel better after trolling every Gnome/Gtk/Flatpak post, or is it just a compulsion these days, and you still feel as shit as before? How much disk space exactly *do* you have - are you running on a 500MB magnetic hard disk? Have you asked your boyfriend for 'root' access so you can rm -rf /var/lib/flatpak and make some space for some porn?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dkasak View Post
                  Have you understood what containerization is about? Do you feel better after trolling every Gnome/Gtk/Flatpak post, or is it just a compulsion these days, and you still feel as shit as before? How much disk space exactly *do* you have - are you running on a 500MB magnetic hard disk? Have you asked your mom for 'root' access so you can rm -rf /var/lib/flatpak and make some space for some porn?
                  fixed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

                    I'm iffy on letting applications care about when they're updated. It feels like it could turn into something where you need to patch your Flatpak to kill that API off to outwit some overzealous application with no "leave it to the system-wide update notifications" option.
                    You don't need to that. This is under user control. Look at the blog post for details

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