Flatpak 0.8.3 Released, Can Now Work With NVIDIA's Linux Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 15 February 2017 at 06:25 AM EST. 13 Comments
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With the release of Flatpak 0.8.3, this open-source sandboxing tech is a bit more suited for Linux gaming.

Alex Larsson has announced the release of Flatpak 0.8.3 and it back-ports some changes from master, including the ability to allow Flatpak to work out-of-the-box with out-of-tree OpenGL drivers. Namely this updated OpenGL support in Flatpak will help out those running the AMDGPU-PRO or NVIDIA proprietary drivers on their systems with being able to make use easily of OpenGL-using applications/games in Flatpak form.

Flatpak 0.8.3 also has better error handling, respecting required versions for runtimes, improved progress reporting in some areas, and various fixes.

More details on Flatpak 0.8.3 via the release announcement at GitHub.
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