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jvert Jul 25, 2017 @ 3:21pm
SteamOS update 2.121 pushed to brewmaster beta
Updated Linux kernel to 4.11.12, security updates, and added flatpak and its dependencies to the repository

==== SteamOS build 121 2017-07-25 ====
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Crac Jul 25, 2017 @ 3:31pm 
More magic from Valve, thank you.
:)
Unyieldingly Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:36pm 
flatpak on SteamOS this will be nice think you :)
ProfessorKaos64 Jul 25, 2017 @ 5:02pm 
Thanks!
Coucouf Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:38pm 
Now mesa 17.1 ?
There’s even brand new support for shader cache in the steam client beta. ;-)
Micha Jul 26, 2017 @ 1:28am 
Cool! <3
dbqp Jul 26, 2017 @ 2:50am 
Flatpak? Interesting, but why?
KONIMEX Jul 26, 2017 @ 3:35am 
Originally posted by Kye:
Flatpak? Interesting, but why?
Because packaging games in multiple distros is a pain. Different libraries and so on. CMIIW
Last edited by KONIMEX; Jul 26, 2017 @ 3:39am
dbqp Jul 26, 2017 @ 3:41am 
Originally posted by KONIMEX:
Originally posted by Kye:
Flatpak? Interesting, but why?
Because packaging games in multiple distros is a pain. Different libraries and so on. CMIIW

My question was rather why would SteamOS need it? all it's supposed to do is run steam and games and I doubt they are delivered via flatpak
leo523 Jul 26, 2017 @ 6:13am 
Probably flatpak is for Steam?
ProfessorKaos64 Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:06am 
Originally posted by Kye:
Originally posted by KONIMEX:
Because packaging games in multiple distros is a pain. Different libraries and so on. CMIIW

My question was rather why would SteamOS need it? all it's supposed to do is run steam and games and I doubt they are delivered via flatpak
They could be pushing tetsing of how the runtime may factor into this.
Coucouf Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:55am 
They could adopt flatpak as the distribution format for games on steam !
Then you get support for different versions of the runtime for cheap and more robustness against underlying OS changes.
jvert Jul 26, 2017 @ 10:46am 
Originally posted by Kye:
Flatpak? Interesting, but why?
We do want to make it easier to install non-Steam applications on SteamOS and flatpak looks like a promising start in that direction. That said, it's not close to ready yet and this update is just to enable some experimentation and future development.

We have no plans to ever deliver Steam applications as flatpaks.
gibblets Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:06am 
Originally posted by jvert:
Originally posted by Kye:
Flatpak? Interesting, but why?
We do want to make it easier to install non-Steam applications on SteamOS and flatpak looks like a promising start in that direction. That said, it's not close to ready yet and this update is just to enable some experimentation and future development.

We have no plans to ever deliver Steam applications as flatpaks.

Thanks for clarifying, that does sound like a good plan. Would be great to have a Kodi flatpak so I wouldn't need custom repos potentially breaking SteamOS updates!
Mohandevir Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:09am 
Kodi as a flatpak? Netflix as a flatpak? ProfessorKaos64 as a flatpak? :)
Last edited by Mohandevir; Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:10am
t0ki Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:39am 
Originally posted by jvert:
Originally posted by Kye:
Flatpak? Interesting, but why?
We do want to make it easier to install non-Steam applications on SteamOS and flatpak looks like a promising start in that direction. That said, it's not close to ready yet and this update is just to enable some experimentation and future development.

We have no plans to ever deliver Steam applications as flatpaks.
Do you have a plan deliver Steam client application as flatpak ?
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