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  • Flatpak 1.4 Released With I/O Improvements, Other Updates For Sandboxed Linux Apps

    Phoronix: Flatpak 1.4 Released With I/O Improvements, Other Updates For Sandboxed Linux Apps

    Red Hat's Alexander Larsson has just released Flatpak 1.4.0 as the new stable version of this Linux application sandboxing tech formerly known as XDG-App...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...k-1.4-Released

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    Twix formerly known as Raider

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    • #3
      Can someone elaborate what the sandboxed dconf Support actually means? I am unfortunately unable to find useful information about it...

      Does this mean applications now have their own, individual copy of their respective dconf database? If so, how would one be supposed to change the settings (I presume gsettings wasn’t designed for this?)?

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      • #4
        Every flat pack I’ve ever installed has been broken in some way or another. I’m starting to think there’s just something wrong with the design of it at this point.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
          Every flat pack I’ve ever installed has been broken in some way or another. I’m starting to think there’s just something wrong with the design of it at this point.
          Sounds like you have not installed many and were unlucky. The majority of the flatpaks I have installed have worked perfectly.\

          If it not that it could be a theme issue.
          https://stopthemingmy.app/

          Please note if it a theme issue is not a flatpak only bug.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
            Every flat pack I’ve ever installed has been broken in some way or another. I’m starting to think there’s just something wrong with the design of it at this point.
            A huge number of the apps in the Deepin distro are bundles as flatpak apps. I've tried lots of them. Didn't see any issues. I'm running Slack and Skype under flatpak now. No issues. Got some examples?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mani View Post
              Can someone elaborate what the sandboxed dconf Support actually means? I am unfortunately unable to find useful information about it...

              Does this mean applications now have their own, individual copy of their respective dconf database? If so, how would one be supposed to change the settings (I presume gsettings wasn’t designed for this?)?
              I believe now they simply migrate from dconf to ini files, simply because the majority of apps using GSettings don't need the extra performance that dconf provides, and apparently there's no active dconf maintainer to work on an actual config portal of some sort.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by re:fi.64 View Post

                I believe now they simply migrate from dconf to ini files.
                Exactly, this seems to be the corresponding MR:

                https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/pull/2678

                The purpose seems to be to "initialize" a new database in the sandbox with already existing settings.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
                  I’m starting to think there’s just something wrong with the design of it at this point.
                  Care to elaborate? Sure, it's not perfect (well, what's perfect anyway?), but I had the impression it works quite well. We even started to use it at work to manage internal proprietary software -- to move away from Ubuntu1404, now that the support ran out.

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                  • #10
                    Using some Flatpaks here too, no issues at all.

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