I read what the creators of Elementary OS said about flatpack and PPA.

And I agreed - PPA is not so secure.

But if I install, say Krita, from flatpak, I will have the latest version, BUT will I receive updates? Or will I have to do it manually?

Because installing PPA is maybe less secure but convenient IF flatpak cannot be updated by itself.

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Yes! I was prompted and installed a few updates for a few of my flatpak apps. In fact, I updated Visual Studio Code after being prompted this morning.

  • do I have control over the updates? I live in Myanmar and internet is slow and by mb. Many times don't really care about incremental updates for regular apps. Feb 2, 2020 at 13:07
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    updates will show up in the AppCenter along with other elementary OS updates and you can choose which ones to install. Feb 2, 2020 at 13:16

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