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Install Flatpak

Flatpak is a cross-distribution framework for distribution and running of sandboxed applications.

Flatpak is available in the backports repository.

  1. Enable Debian Jessie Backports.
  2. Run apt-get -t jessie-backports install flatpak as superuser/root.
  3. Then restart your computer to add Flatpak paths alongside the system ones. Otherwise, you may see strange errors. Unfortunately, just logging out and logging in is not enough.

Install Desktop Portal service

XDG Desktop Portal provides Nuvola Apps with desktop integration. It is not available in the repository and cannot be build on Jessie because of dependencies, but the Nuvola Apps core developer has created a very basic implementation of the XDG Desktop Portal for this case. Run following commands as root/superuser:

  • wget https://dl.tiliado.eu/flatpak/legacy/xdg-desktop-portal_0.0.2_amd64.deb
  • dpkg -i xdg-desktop-portal_0.0.2_amd64.deb

Add Flathub and Nuvola Apps Repositories

The Flathub repository provides GNOME Platform runtime, which is used by Nuvola to share common dependencies with other Flatpak apps to reduce disk & memory usage. The Nuvola Apps repository contains Nuvola Apps Service and individual Nuvola web apps.

Launch a Linux terminal emulator, type flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo, flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists nuvola https://dl.tiliado.eu/flatpak/nuvola.flatpakrepo, and flatpak update.

Purge Old Nuvola Installations

If you used Nuvola in the past, it is necessary to purge the old installation. Otherwise, compatibility issues may occur. Run following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove nuvolaplayer*
rm -rf ~/.cache/nuvolaplayer3
rm -rf ~/.local/share/nuvolaplayer3
rm -rf ~/.config/nuvolaplayer3
rm -f ~/.local/share/applications/nuvolaplayer3*

Install Nuvola Apps Service

Nuvola Apps Service is an optional background service that provides individual Nuvola apps with global shared resources such as a global configuration storage, global keyboard shortcuts, a HTTP remote control server, and a command-line controller. While this service is optional, the installation is recommended.

Launch a Linux terminal emulator, type flatpak install nuvola eu.tiliado.Nuvola and press the Enter key to install this package.

Install Individual Apps