Index → Install Nuvola Apps Runtime

Install Flatpak and Friends

Flatpak is a cross-distribution framework for distribution and running of sandboxed applications. XDG Desktop Portal provides Nuvola Apps with desktop integration. KDE Discover and GNOME Software make the browsing and installation of Flatpaks easier.

All required packages are available in OpenSUSE repositories, run following commands as root/sudo to install them:

  • KDE Plasma Workstation: zypper install flatpak xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-kde discover
  • GNOME Workstation: zypper install flatpak xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-gtk gnome-software

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.

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.

KDE Plasma Workstation

  1. Click to install Flathub repository with KDE Discover
  2. Click to install Nuvola Apps repository with KDE Discover
  3. Finally, refresh the database of packages: Launch KDE Discover → switch to the Updates section → click the Check for Updates button in the top right corner.

GNOME Workstation

  1. Click to install Flathub repository with GNOME Software
  2. Click to install Nuvola Apps repository with GNOME Software
  3. Finally, refresh the database of packages: Launch GNOME Software → switch to the Updates screen → click the Refresh button in the top left corner.

From Terminal

Launch a Linux terminal emulator and run following commands:

  1. flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
  2. flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists nuvola https://dl.tiliado.eu/flatpak/nuvola.flatpakrepo
  3. flatpak update

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.

KDE Plasma Workstation

In order to install Nuvola Apps Service with KDE Discover, launch KDE Discover, search for Nuvola Apps Service and finally click the Install button.

GNOME Workstation

In order to install Nuvola Apps Service with GNOME Software, launch GNOME Software, search for Nuvola Apps Service and finally click the Install button.

From Terminal

Alternatively, launch a Linux terminal emulator and run a following command:

  • flatpak install nuvola eu.tiliado.Nuvola

Install Individual Apps