Fedora 24 Released And Provides Flatpacks To Run Apps Securely
Fedora 24 Is Flatpaks Capable
Linux applications depend on different other packages that are called apps’ dependencies. The major issue with running normal dependent apps is that when you install multiple applications that have common dependencies stored in the same location. When you remove one application, the related dependencies also get removed that cause other applications not functioning properly. The Flatpak project is very helpful for developers as well as users. Flatpaks have all the dependencies separated with other applications and don’t affect other applications when installed or removed from the system. This way there are no chances of breaking other applications when uninstalling a flatpak.
In previous Fedora releases, the flatpak tool was available as xdg-app. In Fedora 24 Software app will show all the installed Flatpaks.
More Streamlined Applications Interface With QGnomePlatform
QGnomePlatform project helps to solve this issue by synchronizing settings between Gnome and Qt-based applications. The changes take effect in Qt-based applications when customizing Gnome desktop environment from Gnome tweak tool.