May 13 – 15, 2021
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Automate your Flatpak manifest updates today

May 14, 2021, 9:00 AM


Ecosystem Growth


Mr Will Thompson (Endless OS Foundation)


flatpak-external-data-checker started life as a side-project at Endless, notifying the team when a small number of unofficial Flatpak wrappers for third-party proprietary apps in Endless' own Flatpak repository needed attention. Three years and sixteen developers later, it checks and automatically updates over a hundred apps on Flathub, many of which are free software and maintained by their upstream developers, and has a small but thriving community of contributors itself.

This talk will cover how this tool grew into its present form, how it can help you maintain a Flatpak of your application, and its implications for the health of the Flathub ecosystem.

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Will Thompson is Director of Platform at Endless OS Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to help all people and communities connect with technology.

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