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Flatpak requires different runtime packages to run the software which has been installed through flatpak, for example Blender requires freedesktop runtime, GIMP requires gnome runtime, Krita requires KDE runtime, i would probably not have a issue with having those once so for other different packages i wouldn't have to install those again on the bright side of using flatpak long term but is it really worth it to have those in my pc instead of downloading from the official repos, maybe appimage or even snap?

I just want a organized way of having my apps, so i don't get to have some unnecessary packages floating around in my pc, official repos seem to lag behind for the Ubuntu LTS versions and appimage seems wierd, snap i am not sure about.

  • You can have up-to-date versions of many apps by adding the relevant "PPA" to your software sources (see here for Gimp, for instance). – xenoid Feb 12 at 10:46
  • The question is not clear: Are you asking how to use Flatpack? Are you asking why LTS software is year(s) old? Are you asking for some kind of opinions on AppImage or Snap? What answers are you looking for? – user535733 Feb 12 at 14:04
  • @xenoid i have had issues with ppa messing up with the software updates – Mohan Kumar Feb 12 at 15:57
  • @user535733 i wanna know if using flatpak will help in having a clean desktop env, i wanna make sure having to download a few runtime packages will not turn out to be not useful – Mohan Kumar Feb 12 at 16:00
  • Flatâk has its own set of issues, like the lack of integration of flatpak apps with other apps (different "most recent files" list, for instance). Whether flatpak or a PPA is the best solution may depend on the app and its maintainers. – xenoid Feb 12 at 16:41

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