Red Hat’s desktop engineering manager Jiří Eischmann proudly announced today, January 5, 2017, the general availability of Mozilla’s Firefox Developer Edition web browser as a Flatpak package for various Linux distros supporting the technology.
According to the developer, whose team is responsible for the RPM packages of Mozilla Firefox for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems, the most requested thing by users was a Flatpak package, which is a universal binary format allowing application developers to distribute their apps across multiple Linux OSes.
“Our team maintains Firefox RPMs for Fedora and RHEL and a lot of people have been asking us to provide Firefox for Flatpak as well. I’m finally happy to announce Firefox Developer Edition for Flatpak,” said Jiří Eischmann. “We’ve tested the FDE flatpak on Fedora 25, openSUSE Tumbleweed, and Ubuntu…