Flatpak, a technical walkthrough

Alexander Larsson

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Flatpak is a desktop-focused application distribution and deployment
system for linux. This talk will walk through the technical
details of the core functionallity and explain how it work and
why it works that way.

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.