Flatpak Linux App Sandboxing Gets New FUSE-Based System-Wide Installation Method
The Flatpak development team released today a new stable version of their Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework that implements a new major feature around the system-wide installation method.
Flatpak 1.3.2 is now available and it contains a major change in how installation of Flatpak apps is done system-wide as a user. The developers decided to rewrite the setup process of a Flatpak app due to the fact that the previous method caused unnecessary I/O and used more disk space. The new setup process relies on a custom FUSE file system.
“The new setup uses a new custom fuse filesystem which the user writes to, and then when this is done we can safely revoke any access to this from the user, meaning the files can be directly imported into the system repository without needing to make a copy,” explains Alexander Larsson in the GitHub announcement page.
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