Imagine you wrote a new text editor which will completely disrupt the market of Linux desktop. You've just pushed the first stable release to GitHub and… nothing happened. Turns out there are at least 8 Linux distributions; each ships different, incompatible versions of dependencies used by your application; only 3 share similar, but not the same packaging systems and two require donating your kidney to take your package into the review process. Congratulations! You are no longer a developer, you are a package maintainer now.
Just as Docker simplified deployments for servers, Flatpak lets you package your application once and run it almost everywhere. Flathub is a build and distribution service for Linux desktop applications created with Flatpak. Let's talk about how Flathub works, how to submit a new application and what you can do to help the project.
|Tracks||Application Development and Deployment|
|Author(s) Bio||Developer of Arch Linux, maintainer of Flathub, member of GNOME Foundation. A ghost of Alpine Linux past. I keep servers running for a living.|
|Level of Difficulty||Beginner|