Application deployment framework for desktop apps
  4 reviews

Flatpak installs, manages and runs sandboxed desktop application bundles. Application bundles run partially isolated from the wider system, using containerization techniques such as namespaces to prevent direct access to system resources. Resources from outside the sandbox can be accessed via "portal" services, which are responsible for access control; for example, the Documents portal displays an "Open" dialog outside the sandbox, then allows the application to access only the selected file.

Each application uses a specified "runtime", or set of libraries, which is available as /usr inside its sandbox. This can be used to run application bundles with multiple, potentially incompatible sets of dependencies within the same desktop environment.

This package contains the services and executables needed to install and launch sandboxed applications, and the portal services needed to provide limited access to resources outside the sandbox.
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vl_oka 2 weeks ago

Note to other "reviewers": this is a *framework* not an application to run. As it is, it works perfectly fine on Mint 19.3. I have successfully installed and used flatpak'ed applications with it. So, it does exactly as it says on the tin, hence 5*.

dharmabum59 5 months ago

I've spent the last 3 days trying to make flatpak work in L.M. 19.3. So far, none of the apps open up. Something has gone wrong in the installation process, and it sucks!!

uberdonkey 8 months ago

In linux Mint 19.0 (flatpak v. 1.0.9). Simply doesn't launch.

jjwi 2 years ago

Doesn't work for me. Starting a flatpak app, immediately results in a crash in Flatpack. Installation of a newer version of Flatpak ( didn't help.