In Fedora 38 you will have full access to the Flatpak catalog 

Fedora Flathub

Fedora will open the full FlatHub catalog in version 38

the fesco (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee), which is in charge of the technical part of the development of the Fedora Linux distribution, has approved a proposal that allows Full access to the Flathub app catalog.

And it is necessary to remember that, as of Fedora 35, users have been offered a limited selection (whitelisted) applications for Flatpak, deployed using the fedora-flathub-remove package. Fedora 37 replaced the whitelist with a filter which removed unofficial packages, proprietary programs and applications with restrictive license requirements.

Fedora Workstation's existing third-party repository feature allows users to enable a selection of software repositories hosted by external organizations. This selection has included a leaked version of Flathub since F35, which provides access to a small number of Flathub apps. This change would remove filtering from our Flathub offering, so users can enable a full version of Flathub using the third-party repository feature. In the graphical software manager application, Flathub packages will only be selected by default when no Fedora packages are available.

In Fedora 38, the application filter will be disabled, but the implementation of the filtering mechanism will be left in case this capability is required in the future.

In addition to this, it is also mentioned that, in Fedora 38, installation priority will be introduced to determine which package to offer by default when there are both flatpak and rpm packages with the same software. When using the GNOME Software interface to install applications, the Flatpak packages from the Fedora project will be installed first, then the RPM packages, and finally the Flathub packages.

Thus, Flathub Flatpak packages will only be selected when no other options are available. If necessary, for individual applications in GNOME Software, you can manually select the desired installation source.

About the next version of Fedora 38, It's also worth remembering what to expect. creating images Official ISOs with Budgie and Sway.

Budgie SIG and Sway SIG are founded to maintain packages and builds with Budgie and Sway. The packages to install these environments are already available in the current stable version of Fedora, but starting with Fedora Linux 38, it will be possible to use pre-built ISO images.

Fedora Budgie Spin and Fedora Sway Spin to round out the collection of Fedora Spins builds, which currently features alternative desktop environments such as KDE, Cinnamon, Xfce, LXQt, MATE, LXDE, i3, and SOAS (Sugar on a Stick).

The environment of Budgie is based on GNOME technologies and its own implementation of GNOME Shell (In the upcoming Budgie 11 branch, they plan to separate the desktop functionality from the layer that provides display and output.)

To manage windows, the Budgie Window Manager (BWM) window manager is used, which is an extended modification of the basic Mutter plugin. Budgie is based on a panel that is similar in organization to classic desktop panels. All panel elements are applets, allowing you to flexibly customize the composition, change the layout, and replace implementations of the main panel elements to your liking.

Sway is built with the Wayland protocol and is fully compatible with i3 window manager and i3bar. Sway is developed as a modular project built on top of the wlroot library, which contains all the basic primitives for organizing the work of the composite manager.

To set up a complete user environment, related components are offered: swayidle (background process with KDE's idle protocol implementation), swaylock (screen saver), mako (notification manager), grim (creation of screenshots ), slurp (selection of an area on the screen), wf-recorder (video capture), waybar (application bar), virtboard (on-screen keyboard), wl-clipboard (clipboard management), wallutils (wallpaper management). desk).

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  1.   Diego German Gonzalez said

    In other words, it's going to do the same thing that Ubuntu does with Snaps, but since it's Fedora and Flatpak, nobody bothers.