On my new Zorin OS 16 Core, I wanted to install the latest version of Kodi, 20.2.
I searched Kodi on "Softwares" app without worrying about the source.
I later found that it was the Flatpak version.
The thing is that while discussing another problem, I learned that it was often recommended to choose the Zorin source (.deb), especially on an old, not very efficient PC like mine, because the Flatpaks were often heavier:
So I uninstalled Kodi Flatpak and reinstalled it from "Softwares", taking care to choose this time Zorin source, but I was surprised to see that it was a relatively old version, 18.6!
In fact, I was also told that the Flatpak versions were often more up-to-date!
So, since I want version 20.2, I tell myself that I have to install the Flatpak version, hoping that it is not much heavier than the deb version for my PC (it seemed to work fine when I installed it).
But going to the download page of the official Kodi website, this is what I read:
Install from Flathub or read the 'Install Guide' instructions for people who already have a Linux-based OS setup.
I quickly checked the guide and it seems there are a lot of ways to install Kodi, like the first chapter: 1Installing Kodi on Ubuntu-based distributions with Team Kodi PPA
For the moment I reinstalled the Flatpak version from Software and I found all my configuration . I think to stay like that but
what do you recommend (notably @Storm and @Aravisian ) if I want the latest version: simply stay with the Flatpak version from "Softwares", or manually install Kodi?**
Whatever the solution chosen, I would like to be able to deactivate the automatic update of Kodi, at least when there is a new major version (21), is this possible?
Thanks a lot