Presented by:


Alexander Larsson

from Red Hat

Alexander has worked with linux over 20 years, the last 18 at the desktop group at Red Hat. Over this time he has been involved in many areas of the desktop, including things like gtk+, glib/gvfs, nautilus.

The last couple of years he has been working full time on flatpak, a new system for application distribution and deployment.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

Flatpak has now had a major stable release and the rate of change is slowing down. This is a good time to take a look at how the things work behind the scenes.

This talk will go through the technical details behind flatpak, explaining things like ostree, bubblewrap and how flatpak uses this to implement the sandbox and basic flatpak commands. It will also explain in high-level terms how the portals and other desktop integration features work.

This is a technical talk, but it tries to explain things from the ground up, so as long as you know the basics of the unix filesystem layout and unix commands it should be easy to follow.

2018 September 6 - 15:15
45 min
Libre Application Summit
Universal App Packaging - I.e. Flatpak or Snap