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Flatpak Linux App Sandboxing Hits 1.0 Milestone After Three Years in Development

Aug 21, 2018, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

After being in development for more than three years, the widely-used Flatpak Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework has finally reached the 1.0 version, which means that it's mature enough to be deployed and used in production environments for distributing and running Linux apps. Highlights of the Flatpak 1.0 release compared with the Flatpak 0.10.0 series include a new Flatpak portal for allowing Linux apps to create sandboxes and restart themselves, much master installation and updates speeds, support for marking apps as EOL (end-of-life), as well as a new up-front verification model for permissions.

After being in development for more than three years, the widely-used Flatpak Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework has finally reached the 1.0 version

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