Looking to distribute a commercial package as a snap

Paul Miller stelefx at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 00:48:03 UTC 2016

On 10/5/2016 5:30 PM, Seth Arnold wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 05, 2016 at 03:26:45PM -0500, Paul Miller wrote:
>> I work on a popular visual effects package that's been around for 10+
>> years. Unfortunately we have had to target specific, older Linux
>> distributions to ensure maximum compatibility on various flavors of Linux,
>> but I'm hoping packaging as a snap will avoid all this. I'm building on
>> Kubuntu 16.04.
> Just how old are those specific older distributions? I understand snapd
> relies upon many features from newer Linux kernels and thus may not work
> on arbitrarily old systems.

Historically, Centos 5 and newer. We're shooting for Centos 6 and newer 
at this point, if possible.

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