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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. All packages are available in the Ubuntu 17.04 repository. No third-party PPA is required.

  1. Click to install Flatpak with Ubuntu Software
  2. Click to install XDG Desktop Portal with Ubuntu Software
  3. Click to install the Flatpak plugin for Ubuntu Software

Alternatively, launch a Linux terminal emulator and type sudo apt-get install flatpak xdg-desktop-portal-gtk gnome-software-plugin-flatpak and press the Enter key to install these packages.

Restart your computer

It is necessary to restart your computer to add Flatpak paths alongside the system ones and to activate the Ubuntu Software Flatpak Plugin. 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.

  1. Click to install Flathub repository with Ubuntu Software
  2. Click to install Nuvola Apps repository with Ubuntu Software
  3. Refresh Ubuntu Software package cache: Launch Ubuntu Software → switch to the Updates screen → click the Refresh button in the top left corner.

Alternatively, 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.

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

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

Install Individual Apps