Nathan Haines nhaines at
Tue Jun 7 11:19:16 UTC 2016

On 06/07/2016 04:14 AM, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
>> 5) Evidently, Snap packages are all-sufficient. Average snap should be
>> bigger than average deb. Why Krita in snap package ~100 мб, but Krita
>> in deb package with their dependency ~500 mb?

Oh, you know this one, Mark!

It's because deb packages are uncompressed during installation and 
stored around the filesystem, whereas a snap is a heavily-compressed 
squashfs that's mounted in place without being uncompressed on disk.  :)

Nathan Haines
Ubuntu -

More information about the Snapcraft mailing list