Flatpak 1.8 arrives with new fixes and security measures

Flatpack 1.8

We are many Ubuntu users who since 2016 have included support for the snap packages. But we are also many users of the same operating system who have surrendered to the evidence: the type of next-generation package from the competition is a better option. And from yesterday, they will be even more, since Alex Larsson had the pleasure of announce the launch of Flatpack 1.8 with fixes and security improvements.

Among other things, Flatpak 1.8 comes with a systemd unit that will automatically detect connected USB drives with loaded repositories. This systemd unit is not installed by default. On the other hand, the Exposure of host time zone data to avoid various application issues experienced so far. Below you have the News list highlights that have come with Flatpak 1.8.

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Flatpak becomes based on the FUSE file system

Highlights of Flatpak 1.8

  • FlatpakTransaction has a new "install-authenticator" token that clients can handle.
  • Install the authenticators required for the transaction. This is done in the CLI commands.
  • Now the host's timezone data is always exposed, allowing us to expose the host / etc / localtime in a way that works better, fixing various applications that had timezone issues.
  • Fixed flatpak enter not working in some cases.
  • Now we ship a systemd unit (not installed by default) to automatically detect USB sticks connected with loaded repositories.
  • By default, it no longer installs the gdm env.d file, as systemd generators work better.
  • create-usb now exports partial commits by default.
  • Fixed handling of docker media types in oci remotes.
  • Fixed issues in remote-info –log output.

Flatkap 1.8 can be downloaded from the launch announcement link at the beginning of this article. There is also an APT repository that can be installed with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
sudo apt update && sudo apt install flatpak

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