Today I checked the #Firefox in #Flatpak from #Fedora. Looks usable on first sight. For most people that's a nice and easy step forward in browser security. Sadly I can't use it due to my integration with Yubikeys and other programs. But for most users who aren't using all this fancy stuff, It's a great option.
And for those worried "flatpak leads to outdated dependencies", nope, the version from registry.fedoraproject.org uses basically the same CI mechanisms as the RPM version.
Riot v1.1.1 is on its way to your desktop 🎉
The Flatpak was updated. Just waiting for the build to finish and publishing to flathub.
When Gnome Software is configured properly on your system, you'll just get a notification that Riot was updated in Background as soon as it made it to your system 🚀
For everyone else: Run `flatpak update` tomorrow and it should wait for you to install 🙂
Pro tip: Flathub provides the latest version for most Linux desktop distributions:
Install and play 🏁
Right now we only allow write access to the Downloads directory, which causes problem with drag and drop and sending files in general. We currently considering to give access to the entire home directory, but the big question is: Allow writing or read-only access?
Discussion can be found here:
If someone is into CPP or electron development, please have a look at:
And it's available on Flathub: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.PasswordSafe
It's just a few months old, so give it some time to add more features, The streamlined UI looks quite good!
Project repository: https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/PasswordSafe
Do you know what's great? When things just work.
Do you know what's even greater? When you merge something, and it causes upgrades on at least a few hundred but maybe a few thousand devices and it just works.
Those of you who run an up-to-date Fedora version will get it installed automatically in background. Just great :)
So RedHat build a flatpak version of Firefox perfectly integrated with Gnome and granularly isolated from the rest of the system. Which means even a compromised Firefox can't steal your SSH keys…
There is just one problem: Of course those are all unofficial builds and there is no intend by Mozilla to take this project's work and create official Firefox builds on it. It's really sad…
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