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From: ars technica

Red Hat developer’s Flatpak installs apps on Fedora, Ubuntu, and other distros.


Linux developers are going to have more than one choice for building secure, cross-distribution applications.

Ubuntu’s “snap” applications recently went cross-platform, having been ported to other Linux distros including Debian, Arch, Fedora, and Gentoo. The goal is to simplify packaging of applications. Instead of building a deb package for Ubuntu and an RPM for Fedora, a developer could package the application as a snap and have it installed on just about any Linux distribution.

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