Aug 24 – 28, 2020
US/Pacific timezone

Flatpak - a desktop version of containers

Aug 28, 2020, 7:00 AM
Microconference3/Virtual-Room (LPC Virtual)


LPC Virtual

Application Ecosystem MC Application Ecosystem MC


Alexander Larsson (Red Hat)


Flatpak is a sandboxing system targeting Linux Desktop
applications. This talk will explain how flatpak uses varius linux
kernel and userspace features to implement sandboxing, and compare and
contrast to how it works with server-side container systems like

It will also talk about future plans and ideas in this area,
including things that we can do with existing frameworks as well as
things that would require new kernel or userspace features.

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