What is Flatpak?
It is a next-generation technology for building and distributing desktop applications on Linux
Flatpak is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
Why developers like Flatpak?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Flatpak
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- Build for every distro - Create one app and distribute it to the entire Linux desktop market.
- Stable platforms - Runtimes provide platforms of common libraries that you can depend on.
- Consistent environments - Develop and test your application in an environment that’s identical to the one users have.
- Full control over dependencies - Flatpak makes it easy to bundle your own libraries as part of your app.
- Easy build tools - Flatpak’s build tools are simple and easy to use, and come with a full set of documentation.
- Future-proof builds - Flatpak apps continue to be compatible with new versions of Linux distributions.
- Distribution made easy - Make your app available to a rapidly growing audience of Flatpak users, with Flathub.
- An independent project - Flatpak is developed by an independent community, with no lock-in to a single vendor.
Flatpak Alternatives & Comparisons
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