Flatpak Permissions Manager App Flatseal 1.8 adds more useful options and improvements

Flatseal inventor Martín Abente Lahaye today announced the release of Flatseal 1.8 as the latest stable version of this open source application that allows you to manage permissions of Flatpak apps in your GNU/Linux distribution.

Flatseal 1.8 is here to introduce the ability for users to review and change global overrides. flat gasket now detects these global overrides, considers all sources of permission changes, and displays them to the user when viewing an application’s permissions. In addition, Flatseal now highlights each user or globally modified permission.

“When users look at an application’s permissions, these global overrides need to be accounted for and displayed. With this release, all sources of permission changes are accounted for. Now you can see exactly what the application can and cannot do,” explains developer Martín Abente Lahaye in a blog entry.

Other notable changes in Flatseal 1.8 include the ability to handle the creation of the “overrides” directory for those who want to install Flatseal from their distribution’s repositories rather than as a Flatpak app, support for the new system-level color schemes in GNOME Desktop, and tweaks Links and documentation windows with a modal approach.

Flatseal 1.8 also removes the modes used to remove file system permissions as they caused Flatpak to warn people that the mode was part of the override, adds support for Bulgarian, Chinese (China), and Danish, and fixes other small ones problems.

If you want to manage (grant or remove) permissions for Flatpak apps, you can download Flatseal 1.8 now flat hub as a Flatpak app. Upcoming versions of Flatseal will finally introduce a GTK4 and libadwaita port, revamped backend models to remove some more limitations of the app, as well as a more polished UI for global overrides.

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