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Flatpaks Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to flatpaks
  • GitHub repo sway

    i3-compatible Wayland compositor

  • GitHub repo electron-packager

    Customize and package your Electron app with OS-specific bundles (.app, .exe, etc.) via JS or CLI

  • GitHub repo flatpak

    Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better flatpaks alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where flatpaks has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-09.
  • SwayWM Flatpak packaging
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-04-09
    Link to the Flatpak manifest
  • Flatpak Builder Tools packaging
    reddit.com/r/flatpak | 2021-04-08
    Flatpak manifest is here.
  • [POC] XWayland-free X11 sandboxing using Flatpak & Xpra
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-03-04
    To test this build the Flatpak manifest and install the generated app with flatpak-builder and then follow the examples in the comments. There are three examples:
  • Linux fellas, I created a flatpak for Plexamp, and it just works
    reddit.com/r/plexamp | 2021-02-01
    You should consider moving the appimage extraction to the apply_extra step to avoid pulling in the app itself to the Flatpak repo. This is because distributing a closed source app like that without permission would be a problem and using the apply_extra script avoids that, so this method is how it's done with Flathub distributed packages. See here an example of how I repackaged such appimage. If you ever want to publish on Flathub then this is the way to go.
  • Mpvpaper 11 Released With New Resource Saving
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-01-31
    Wow! this is working nicely. I put it in a Flatpak with mpv here. I do get a couple of error, maybe I need to enable some FFmpeg encoders.
  • What is your approach to X-only apps?
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-01-04
    There's a lot already packaged and available through the flathub or flathub-beta repos, and if I need something else or just want to test it then I package it here, Flatpaks are pretty simple to create.
  • Cross-distro maintaining of a project
    Flatpak is the way to go as far as shipping the app, via Flathub of course. The more complex way to do this is to build with the app via the Flatpak SDK but then you're limited to use whatever Electron version distributed by Flathub. The easy way to go about this is to use whatever buildsystem setup you already have with Electron to build the app and package it as a tarball release or even a deb release and only then repackage the binary release as a Flatpak. Here's an example of repackaging a binary release of an Electron app as a Flatpak, note that it's complete and ready for Flathub publishing, mainly due to a missing AppStream metadata.