Flatpak 1.5 released with version pinning and update monitoring

The new Flatpak 15.0 features version pinning, which means that you can now pin app versions and stop the system from automatically updating.

We finally got to see a significant update to Flatpak, and it also happens to accompany several new features and enhancements.

Before getting into the details of this release, it only makes sense to first talk about the software itself. Accordingly, Flatbox is an application that assists in deploying software and managing packages. It is a sandbox environment where users can run their applications while keeping them separated from the system files. Now that we’re done with the introduction let’s head on to discussing Flatpak 1.5.0.

What’s New

The new Flatpak 15.0 features version pinning, which means that you can now pin app versions and stop the system from automatically updating a particular application by using the “flatpak mask” command. Another highlight of this release is that the flatpak portal now supports self-updates and update monitoring, which allows it to update applications automatically and better inform the users about any updates taking place.

Other than that, there has been the addition of a new –or-update option in the “flatpak install” command, which makes the computer update the app if it already exists on the computer. Plus, the flatpak-session-helper supports more libraries, and the new default-languages config key can add to the system list in such a way that it is not overridden.

With this update, Flatpak can now support both OCI mimetypes and docker mimetypes, as well as images that have annotations and labels. Also, you can now see a record of the images you’ve installed in the past.

But that’s not all as several bugs have also been taken care of in Flatpak 15.0. Firstly, exported services now update smoothly with dbus-broken, and forcibly removing the remote of the application doesn’t stop it from being uninstalled. Apart from that, work has been done on the more proper removal of origin remotes and improving CLI behavior and output.


With Flatpak 1.5.0, users will be able to manage their packages better and deploy software. So, you should consider updating if you don’t want to miss out on the new features and bug fixes. But, if you’re going to have a closer look at Flatpak 1.5.0, you can do so by clicking here.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.


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