I talked about KDE on Flatpak before (called xdg-app then). Lots happened since: new name, fancy new website and a couple of releases shows it’s getting quite stable.
Progress on the KDE side of Flatpak
It’s been some months, and this time has been mostly about maturing what we already had and making it useful for others:
- Improved the runtime, updates to newer versions of Qt and KDE Frameworks. Some functionality issues were fixed.
- We published the runtime so that developers can test their applications against it.
- Added several recipes for KDE Applications (help! testers required).
- We got some initial documentation for developers.
Now it’s time to make this work. I find it already close to magic how we get to compile in one distro and works on another. I must admit, I’m excited. But then many things need work, should be simple, but we need to spend the time.
Also we need to compile the applications, start using them and see where’s the limitations, especially regarding the sandboxing. In the end, we also want to bring KDE applications to our GNU/Linux users who cannot reach our stable releases.
Most of it will happen in Randa, let’s see how far we get!