Flatpak 1.8 FreeDesktop.org Runtime Is Yocto-Free, Powered By BuildStream
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 16 May 2018 at 05:26 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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The current Flatpak runtimes are based upon the 1.6 FreeDesktop.org runtime but a major new version is in the works.

Unlike the current Freedesktop runtime where the lower-layer is built using Yocto and the upper-layer built with Flatpak-Builder, the new 1.8 Freedesktop runtime is making use of BuildStream.

This Yocto-free runtime is now working for Flatpak's Platform and SDK runtimes with an unstable version being publicly available. Alexander Larsson of Red Hat has now rebased the GNOME nightly runtime builds off this new Freedesktop runtime.

Those interested in Flatpak can learn more about this runtime rework via Larsson's blog.

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