KDE's Plasma Discover Package Manager to Support Flatpak Packages and Repos

It looks to us like Flatpak, the open-source application sandboxing and distribution framework for GNU/Linux systems is on its way to becoming the norm on most distributions.

Not only that GNOME Software offers support for Flatpak runtimes, but it appears that KDE’s Plasma Discover graphical package manager will do too, as KDE developer Jan Grulich reports today on the upcoming availability of a Flatpak backend to implement support for handling Flatpak packages and repositories in the app.

According to the developer, Flatpak integration into KDE Plasma desktop environment is now a thing, despite the fact that it was a nightmare to get started on adding Flatpak support to KDE’s Plasma Discover. With some inspiration from GNOME Software, he managed to implement support some of the most common functionality of Flatpak.

“This is quite exciting stuff for me. There is still plenty of things we… (read more)

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