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Flatpak format in the store?

asked 2017-02-16 11:11:02 +0300

jor1196 gravatar image

I would like to know if jolla has future plans to use the flatpak format in the store, but also keeping the .rpm format for the system

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Flatpak seems like an ideal candidate for shipping self-contained & sandboxed applications with the Jolla Store - #unlike Snappy it is vendor neutral and already available as a first class citizen for more than one distro (so far at least Fedora and Solus and probably many others).

It also has support for runtimes (imagine "Sailfish OS 2.1 runtime", etc.), which can be shared by applications, thus dramatically reducing flatpak sizes. IIRC Snappy has something similar, which is for some reason not widely used.

MartinK ( 2017-02-16 19:22:52 +0300 )edit

I think flatpak is being more adopted by the community

https://kamikazow.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/adoption-of-flatpak-vs-snap/

Snap is also very good but I do not trust canonical much

jor1196 ( 2017-02-17 08:18:29 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-02-16 11:38:12 +0300

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There have been some discussions about adopting it in the future or have someone from the community look into it but i doubt they have the time internally to investigate or test.

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It would be most convenient to do tests until flatpak get to release its version 1

jor1196 ( 2017-02-17 08:31:02 +0300 )edit
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