Alex Larsson from the Flatpak project, the universal binary format that aims to simplify application distribution across multiple GNU/Linux operating systems, announced the release of Flatpak 0.6.11.
Flatpak 0.6.11 is a small maintenance version that comes approximately one week after the release of the previous one, Flatpak 0.6.10, bringing a new FLATPAK_CHECK_VERSION macro in the libflatpak library to automatically check the installed Flatpak version, a new option to the flatpak-builder command, namely “–show-deps,” to allow listing of all the files on which the manifest depends.
The list of changes continues with support for using dashes in application IDs, but app developers are being informed by Alex Larsson that, to make them work with symbolic icon names, the IDs may not end with the “-symbolic” name attached. Also, it looks like PTYs are now correctly handled by the HostCommand component, which now outputs the correct PID instead of a bogus one.
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