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Fedora Flatpak Packaging Special Interest Group

Flatpak SIG

A SIG for people who are interested in improving the state of Flatpak packaging in Fedora.

This includes maintaining existing Fedora Flatpaks, maintaining the Fedora Flatpak runtime, improving the documentation around Fedora Flatpaks and improving the packager experience when working with Fedora Flatpaks.


Flatpak SIG meetings are held every second Monday at 15.00 UTC (or 14.00 UTC during daylight savings time, check our calendar to see a precise time) in #fedora-meeting[?] IRC channel / Matrix room. See the Fedora Calendar.

The agenda is tracked in:

Join the Flatpak SIG

If you are interested in joining the SIG, please add your name down below and come to the first IRC meeting. We'll discuss how to set up the SIG and first steps.


Matrix Room

IRC Channel

#fedora-flatpaks[?] on

Issue tracking

Fedora Flatpaks issues


For users and testers

Developer and packaging docs

Project repositories

  • org.fedoraproject.Platform (Runtime repo, SDK repo):
    • "Extended" GNOME Platform, similar to org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/43 on Flathub
    • Installed by default on Silverblue
  • org.fedoraproject.KDE5Platform (Runtime repo, SDK repo):
    • Qt5 platform
    • Similar to org.kde.Platform/x86_64/5.15-22.08 on Flathub
    • Will be installed by default on Kinoite until KDE Plasma 6
  • org.fedoraproject.KDE6Platform (Runtime repo, SDK repo):
    • Qt6 platform
    • Similar to org.kde.Platform/x86_64/6.4 on Flathub
    • Will be installed by default on Kinoite starting with KDE Plasma 6


Fedora Flatpak and SIG FAQ

Why do we need Fedora Flatpaks?

We need Flatpaks built and released by the Fedora project to be able to pre-install them on Fedora editions and variants such as Fedora Silverblue, Fedora Kinoite, etc.

Why not "just" use Flathub?

The following points make it legally and practically not possible to use Flathub to pre-install Flatpaks in Fedora:

  • Flathub includes a mix of FOSS and proprietary software by default.
  • Fedora Legal has not approved installing Flatpaks from Flathub by default in Fedora.
  • Flatpaks packaged on Flathub do not necessarily follow the Fedora release process, which includes Beta and release freezes.

What are the advantages of Fedora Flatpaks?

Flatpaks made by Fedora have the following advantages:

  • They are made from the same sources as the RPMs, and thus must meet the same constraints regarding FOSS licences as the rest of the packages in Fedora.
  • They are tested and released in sync with Fedora releases and updates can be tested in Bodhi.
  • They are built on Fedora infrastructure.

How are Fedora Flatpak made?

In Fedora, Flatpaks are made from the same sources as RPMs, but are built with a different PREFIX in order to install the application and its dependencies in /app (instead of /usr for RPMs).

The builds happen in the Fedora infrastructure using OSBS. See documentation in OpenShift Build Service - Flatpak.