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Cross-Compilation Support Coming Soon to Flatpak Universal Binary Packages

It appears that the GUADEC presentation won’t happen, nor the said Flatpak contest, so Bastien Nocera is now happy to inform us about some of the upcoming features that will soon be implemented in the universal binary format. As such, the next Flatpak version will be supporting four methods of compiling apps for a different architecture. They are native compilation, cross-compilation, virtual machine, and the fourth one mixes the latter two into a method called the QEmu user-space emulator. Those of you interested in testing out the QEMU user-space emulator and running it in a container can check out Mr. Nocera’s announcement for all the juicy details.