During for a long time there was talk about the new version of the Gnome desktop environment And well, almost a month after its official release of this desktop environment for Linux, we find that it is already available through the Flatpak channels.
Gnome version 3.30 is now available to be installed from Flatpak, although to be more precise it is the Runtime of this.
The Runtime (or the execution time) is the standard feature set that can be used for any application and contains a set of essential libraries and services, including D-Bus, GLIB, Gtk3, PulseAudio, X11, and Wayland.
The Gnome Runtime is suitable for any application that uses the Gnome platform. It is based on the Freedesktop runtime and adds the Gnome platform to applications that need it.
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Gnome 3.30 is now available on Flathub as Runtime Flatpak
Abderrahim Kitouni from the Gnome Project recently announced that the new Gnome 3.30 desktop environment is available in the Flathub repository. as Runtime Flatpak, for installation on Linux distributions that support Flatpak.
With code name «Almería» This Gnome 3.30 release was released on September 5, 2018, Cwith numerous new features and many enhancements for fans of the Gnome desktop, which is used by default in dozens of GNU / Linux Distributions, including Ubuntu.
Features of which we can highlight the improvement of resource management and having a desktop environment that consumes fewer resources than its previous version.
But the desktop environment of Gnome is not a small project, so it takes a few weeks to arrive to the software repositories of various popular distributions.
This is because many distributions tend to tweak the environment in order to adapt it to their systems and add, remove or modify the packages of it.
That is why it usually has a delay in being able to be obtained in the repositories, so it usually happens that when the first update release is published, Gnome 3.30.1 in this case, which was published last week, the first pitch.
And now, it is available for installation as Flatpak runtimes from the Flathub repository.
GNOME Release Team representative Abderrahim Kitouni had this to say:
«The inclusion of flatpak for gnome 3.30 was not very easy, as we moved away from the construction of the gnome-sdk-images runtimes for the gnome-build-meta based on buildstream and went from freedestkop-sdk 1.6 to 18.08. the wait is now, as the gnome 3.30 flatpack runtimes are now available on the flathub. «
If the GNOME 3.30 packages have not yet reached the stable software repositories of your preferred Linux distributions, now there is an easy way to install it using the universal binary format known as Flatpak, which allows application developers to distribute their applications on various Linux operating systems.
How to install Gnome 3.30 applications on Linux?
If you want to install Gnome 3.30 desktop applications on your systems, you must have the support to be able to install Flatpak applications on your computers.
For this you can consult the publication in which we share with you the method to add this support to most current Linux distributions.
Now it is also important that we add the app store to the system. For this we must open a terminal and in it execute the following command:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo.
Between theas supported distributions to install Gnome applications, we can find to Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, OpenSuSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Arch Linux, Debian, Gentoo, Solus, Endless OS, Alpine Linux, Mageia, Elementary OS, Raspbian and the Pop! _YOU.
To complete the setup, they will have to reboot the system. With the official Flathub repository installed, you can now install the GNOME 3.30 packages on your Linux distribution using the Flatpak package manager.
Some of the packages are already at version 3.30.1, but are automatically updated to the latest versions as they are offered on Flathub.