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    Phoronix: Flatpak 0.8.3 Released, Can Now Work With NVIDIA's Linux Driver

    With the release of Flatpak 0.8.3, this open-source sandboxing tech is a bit more suited for Linux gaming...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0.8.3-Released

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    Flatpak Mesa stable/git would be pretty sweet.

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    • #3
      This is another one of those situations where I think Flatpak is especially useful, despite that I'm overall against it. Nvidia ships a lot of their own custom binaries that conflict with Mesa's, so Flatpakking Nvidia's drivers seems like a really solid idea. I'm not sure if this will actually do anything about these conflicts, but at least you don't/shouldn't end up with broken package dependencies.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        This is another one of those situations where I think Flatpak is especially useful, despite that I'm overall against it. Nvidia ships a lot of their own custom binaries that conflict with Mesa's, so Flatpakking Nvidia's drivers seems like a really solid idea. I'm not sure if this will actually do anything about these conflicts, but at least you don't/shouldn't end up with broken package dependencies.
        That's not what it is referring to. It's talking about applications (specifically probably games) that are distributed in flatpak format being able to utilize OpenGL on systems using proprietary drivers.

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        • #5
          With the release of Flatpak 0.8.3, this open-source sandboxing tech is a bit more suited for Linux gaming.
          Unrelated to that flatpak thing, but when I read that sentence about something making easier the use of nvidia drivers to play games, I thought it would be probably better (and more honest) to talk about « nvidia gaming » than « linux gaming ».

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          • #6
            Originally posted by illwieckz View Post

            Unrelated to that flatpak thing, but when I read that sentence about something making easier the use of nvidia drivers to play games, I thought it would be probably better (and more honest) to talk about « nvidia gaming » than « linux gaming ».
            Since there isn't, to the best of my knowledge, no OS with the name "nvidia", no, it wouldn't.

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            • #7
              this may be useful for packing steam on flatpak

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              • #8
                Originally posted by edoantonioco View Post
                this may be useful for packing steam on flatpak
                It certainly moves towards that capability. It might be fun to sucker in... I mean... conscript... I mean...

                Uhh....

                "Find a volunteer"...

                to help with testing FlatPak as a method of distributing games. Not sure who would be up for it. Maybe someone at Feral or Aspyr could fiddle with it over a rainy weekend or something.

                Wait, crap, Aspyr is in Texas, rainy weekends won't change anything.

                EDIT: Perhaps "Distributing" isn't the best language. "Packaging" might be better. Distribution is a thing done by stores and websites. Duh.
                Last edited by Niarbeht; 02-15-2017, 04:53 PM. Reason: Changing some language.

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                • #9
                  Does Snap in Ubuntu allow this?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                    Nvidia ships a lot of their own custom binaries that conflict with Mesa's
                    No longer true: https://github.com/NVIDIA/libglvnd

                    Originally posted by edoantonioco View Post
                    this may be useful for packing steam on flatpak
                    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...am-Runtime-ABI

                    Originally posted by tegs View Post
                    Does Snap in Ubuntu allow this?
                    Nobody cares.

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