Flatpak of JabRef

It would be nice to have a flatpak of JabRef. The GNOME Software Center as well as Linux Mint Software Manager mintinstall do support flatpaks now.

The flatpak can be uploaded to https://flathub.org/

Reason for this feature is:
The Ubuntus LTS version 16.04 still has JabRef 2.10 in it’s repositories. Having a flatpak version users could install and use the newest JabRef version very easily now and getting updates for JabRef (without having to manually download the latest jar version and create manually a menu entry for the downloaded jar file).

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Hi,

we currently only offer a snap of JabRef (not the latest dev version yet)

If you have some knowledge about flatpack, feel free to contribute

I have written a proof of concept manuscript file. It builds a flatpak but is very rough at the edges. Where should I commit this?

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Hi,
thanks for your interest!

the easiest place would be to create a pull request at our github Repo.
We switched to github actions to deploying files, maybe you can use this here for creating a flatpak?

See also this PR for the improved building of the snap packages:

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Okay. I started a PR at https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/pull/5409 lets see if we can bring this into a usable state.

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