Today we have to announce that KDE Plasma will join the list of desktops supported by the Flatpak package manager, as a new version of KDE Plasma Discover is being developed, which will be compatible with Flatpak.
In this way, Plasma becomes one of a long desk lists, since let's say that Flatpak is becoming the package manager par excellence.
Moment the project development phase is on the right trackIn the words of the person in charge of this project, many advances have already been made despite the fact that at the beginning it was a bit difficult to work with these packages in Discover.
This version of Discover will allow you to manage Flatpak packages in a fully graphical way, without using any kind of command, doing it in a very similar way to Gnome.
What's more, the creator really has been inspired by Gnome to be able to create this new version of Discover, in which we can update, install and remove applications with a single click.
That helps a lot more and more users are on LinuxSince by simplifying things so much, users are attracted who were previously a little scared by the apparent difficulty of using Linux, something that has changed.
On the other hand, Flatpak will become a unified and easy-to-use package manager for most distributions, something that in addition to increasing the ease of use, will increase the number of applications available. For this reason, more and more desktops and distributions are implementing it.
Yes, there's still a long way to go, much to improve and much to integrate. At the moment we will have to wait until Plasma 5.10 comes out to be able to have this function, something that will happen approximately the month of May of this year.