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

The Flatpak Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework, formerly XDG-App, used for building and distributing conternized apps on Linux desktops, has hit today the 1.0 milestone.

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.

"Flatpak 1.0 is the first version in a new stable release series. This new 1.x series is the successor to the 0.10.x series, which was first introduced in October 2017. 1.0 is the new standard Flatpak version, and distributions are recommended to update to it as soon as possible," said developer Alexander Larsson.

Here's what's new in Flatpak 1.0

Highlights of the Flatpak 1.0 release compared with the Flatpak 0.10.0 series include a new Flatpak portal for allowing L... (read more)

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