Flatpak 0.8 Released, The Start Of An LTS Stable Branch
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 22 December 2016 at 07:29 PM EST. 17 Comments
GNOME --
Flatpak, formerly XDG-App, is starting to mature and is looking good for 2017. As a sign of the times, lead Flatpak developer Alexander Larsson at Red Hat announced version 0.8 this week and it will be a long-term supported stable branch.

Flatpak 0.8 will continue to receive bug-fixes while Flatpak 0.9 is where the new feature work will go. Larsson is hoping to see Flatpak 0.8 integrated into Debian 9.0 Stretch. Flatpak 0.8 picked up a -y argument to assume yes to avoid interative prompts (great for automation!), support for dependencies when installing bundles, flatpak-builder improvements, and more.

The future is bright for Flatpak with cross-distribution packaging. More details via Larsson's blog while v0.8 details can be found via GitHub.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week