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    Mark

    will that remain an experiment or should it become stable in the long term? apps like gimp are interesting. (I know from many years with debian and suse)

    is the play store still an option or will it probably never be found on cloudready and flatpak the alternative?
    so many questions :)

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    Forrest Smith

    Hey Mark,

     

    We expect to improve and stabilize this over time. Not clear yet how the functionality will evolve, or if the support will remain broad vs. needing to be narrowed down to supply on the stable, secure applications we've vetted. For now, though, there's no limitations but no guarantees.

     

    As for Play Store - this is still a matter that rests with Google's Chrome OS team. They continue to leave key components of that functionality out of the open source Chromium code base, and re-implementing things is not a realistic option for our team. If the code opens up entirely sometime soon, we would certainly take a good look.

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    Mark

    Thanks for the detailed information. I think others also wanted to know a bit more about how it goes on, especially at the play store.

    I am pretty sure that google will never fully open the play store code, especially so that no security-relevant parts can be exploited.

    then probably just hope that flatpak over time becomes more stable.

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    trisk

    Hey Forrest, thanks for the detailed instructions! You might want to update the forum link at the end to point to: https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/360000017388-Flatpaks

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    Forrest Smith

    Thanks trisk! done.

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    Phil Reilly (Edited )

    How do I uninstall exactly?

    Like this:

    chronos@localhost / $ flatpak list
    Ref                                 Options       
    org.videolan.VLC/x86_64/stable      system,current
    org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/1.6 system,runtime
    chronos@localhost / $ flatpak uninstall org.videolan.VLC/x86_64/stable
    Uninstalling: org.videolan.VLC/x86_64/stable
    error: Permission denied
    chronos@localhost / $ sudo flatpak uninstall org.videolan.VLC/x86_64/stable
    Uninstalling: org.videolan.VLC/x86_64/stable
    Uninstalling: org.videolan.VLC.Locale/x86_64/stable
    chronos@localhost / $ 
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    Rolf Paloheimo

    Great work!

    I just installed Libreoffice, it seems successful even cut and paste work between windows, fonts and small graphics seem normal.  The only problems seems to be that printing doesn't connect with the rest of the cloedready (i have cups set up)

    I have started using cloudready since I got tired of managing my ubuntu machines and was having trouble adapting to the paucity of productivity apps, this really helps me.

    Great work you guys

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    Phil Reilly (Edited )

    This is helpful too:

    flatpak-command-reference

    Easy References 

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    Felipe Vargas

    this is really cool.

    I really like CloudReady, I've been using Linux for years but I also need you to confess the truth I use mostly the browser so CloudReady is the solution for me.

    I'm missing some things like a painter or a password manager that's a little hard to get with Google Chrome apps but it's not so bad, hoping that in the future Flatpak will be stable enough for use.

    Good guys, if there is a way to donate money to a project without buying a support license I would be happy to donate a few dollars.

    [=

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    trisk

    Felipe, I've been using GIMP and Inkscape as Flatpaks and they work great on CloudReady.

    I also evaluated a couple of different password managers a while back and settled on Bitwarden, which is fully open source and syncs between the browser extension and mobile apps.

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    Felipe Vargas

    Thanks trisk, I've now installed keepassxc and works great, I've installed the Thunderbird and a lot of fun! I also installed Transmission and works pretty well.
    Hopefully a solution will soon be found for the lack of sound in flatpak applications. If I can use VLC I will turn CloudReady into my main operating system and not just play with my laptop.

    And for the report,
    I also installed Okular PDF Reader for KDE. It seems to work, but it is able to navigate through the system to open files, but still using flatpak has greatly promoted me.

    Tomorrow I'll play with GIMP (-:

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