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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Policy Forming For Allowing Snaps By Default

    Steve Langasek of Canonical has laid out a draft proposal about allowing Snaps to be shipping by default with the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...04-Snap-Policy

  • #2
    Typos:
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    only Snaps fro mstable channels,
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    as with existing Debiasn packages.

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    • #3
      So in a nutshell, does this mean than in a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04, some apps and tools will be installed by default as snaps rather than as debs?

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      • #4
        The people who invented it are allowing it to be used for the purposes they invented it for.

        So, Canonical was against it but someone convinced them otherwise?

        I don't get it...

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        • #5
          Does Snap need more disk space?

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          • #6
            What about appimage and flatpak support? Can they be mixed?

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            • #7
              This could be just me but I don't like the idea of my disks list filled with squashfs loop devices. I would prefer debian package over a loop. Heck I even prefer manual install from source...

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              • #8
                Debian package can be very simple (you might need to change the whole directory structure to have a root permission before packaging: sudo chown -R root:root bluetoothtransfer-1.0):
                http://www.hackgnar.com/2016/01/simp...-creation.html

                Snaps, flatpaks etc add duplicate binary code to the system. I have tried a couple of flatpaks and they failed to run. Many Linux distributions are like win virus hoover,: resource hogs, slow, buggy and difficult to use and maintain. Modularity is they key to a good software quality.

                By the way, phoronix spelling checker does not recognize the word modularity

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mike44 View Post
                  What about appimage and flatpak support? Can they be mixed?
                  Yes. Both appimages and flatpaks work on Ubuntu too and you don't have to pledge allegiance to either of those. For each app you need, you can install it using whichever offers the best built package. By the way you can also use snaps on a number of non-ubuntu distros.

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                  • #10
                    I haven't used snap yet, but I am very pleased with flatpak. There are still some quirks with themes and behavior, and hopefully those will get ironed out eventually. If snaps work as well as flatpak i welcome them on my workstation.

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