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    Phoronix: LibreOffice Is Now One Of The First Major Linux Desktop Apps With A Flatpak

    LibreOffice developers have begun maintaining a Flatpak bundle of the open-source office suite. Flatpak is the GNOME-led sandboxing effort formerly known as XDG-App...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ce-Has-Flatpak

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    a package manager installed by package managers. Like node.js. Why not just build your application with all static libs.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post
      a package manager installed by package managers. Like node.js. Why not just build your application with all static libs.
      How would that get you any of flatpak features like repositories, standardized metadata or sandboxing?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post

        How would that get you any of flatpak features like repositories, standardized metadata or sandboxing?
        distro package managers already have repos, metadata and sandboxing. Well mine does. However i could see this being useful for steam.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post
          distro package managers already have repos, metadata and sandboxing. Well mine does. However i could see this being useful for steam.
          Distro package managers have no sandboxing and they are distro specific.

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          • #6
            why not make flatpackOS while you are at it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post

              Distro package managers have no sandboxing and they are distro specific.
              https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Sandbox

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post
                why not make flatpackOS while you are at it?
                what problem would that solve?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post
                  How is that integrated with a package manager? It only provides a environment for building. It does not control runtime sandboxing at all

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post

                    what problem would that solve?
                    You have an OS with only 1 pm. instead of 5.
                    Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                    How is that integrated with a package manager? It only provides a environment for building. It does not control runtime sandboxing at all
                    never said it did. i just said the sandbox software exists and is used by pms, just not for the apps without config.

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