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

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  • #31
    I'm glad I use KDE.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
      Flatpak reads like OS X app bundles, but extending it to third party operating systems.
      Actually, the whole app bundle concept first emerged on RiscOS (two years prior to NeXTSTEP). It has since made its way to almost every OS on the planet.
      GNU/Linux itself had several implementations of it before (the ROX desktop uses one such implementation, for one).

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      • #33
        Truly awful name, as awful as Kodi, some Linux developers should hire experts to invent names for their software, they obviously have no creative talent to invent appealing names themselves.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Cerberus View Post
          Truly awful name, as awful as Kodi, some Linux developers should hire experts to invent names for their software, they obviously have no creative talent to invent appealing names themselves.
          feel free to volunteer

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          • #35
            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.
            So i have to build for my software package for your distro, for his distro, and his and his and his.. Or maybe i could have user install flatpak, build ONE flatpak package and distribute it to everyone. Sounds easy, give me more of that. This is actually a great idea.

            There is one downside though - visually libreoffice falls out of general system look because it does not follow system theme. Be nice if looks integrated with system as well.

            P.S. yes, it is important how software looks. If you think it is not - well good for you. But you are minority so..

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            • #36
              Originally posted by bitman View Post

              So i have to build for my software package for your distro, for his distro, and his and his and his.. Or maybe i could have user install flatpak, build ONE flatpak package and distribute it to everyone. Sounds easy, give me more of that. This is actually a great idea.

              There is one downside though - visually libreoffice falls out of general system look because it does not follow system theme. Be nice if looks integrated with system as well.

              P.S. yes, it is important how software looks. If you think it is not - well good for you. But you are minority so..
              well part of this annoucement was that the flatpak edition came with the GTK3 module enabled and in use. That alone should go partially towards solving the theming issues as GTK3 theming is stricter at the application level than GTK2 was and usually doesn't need to be fucked with by your program, even if like Libreoffice you use a custom toolkit with hooks to get the colours right. Even then, the GTK3 port of VCL uses a fair amount of native GTK elements so theming should be just as good as any other GTK program.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                feel free to volunteer
                They should have asked the community to suggest names, flatpak is truly awful, sounds like a new form of milk packaging. I would like to have a word with the person who invented flatpak name though, teach him a few things about marketing, branding, buzz words and user psychology, would even go open source on him and wouldnt charge him a single penny.

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                • #38
                  http://flatpak.org/faq.html#Why_the_name_Flatpak_

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Cerberus View Post
                    They should have asked the community to suggest names,
                    That's exactly what they did. See the thread starting with this message on the xdg-app mailing list.

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                    • #40
                      That's fun
                      Anyway I agree you cannot link the name to the product, it makes me think about Winzip or a package manager...

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