Snap sources

Spencer spencertparkin at
Tue Oct 11 05:29:39 UTC 2016

One advantage of snaps, I believe, is that the dependencies are baked into them.  Otherwise, your app can stop working after installation if a dependency is updated or otherwise changed.  I'm not sure what other advantages there may be.  One downside is extra memory cost, but with storage up to a terabyte being typical, I don't think it matters too much.

Though I have an Intel machine, my snaps always say "amd64", which I think is confusing.

Supposedly, you can write snaps for the Ubuntu phone.  (I have an iPhone, so I'm not sure what that's about.). And there is something called the Ubuntu touch?  Is that like the iPad?  I think some Ubuntu specific features have been added to Qt as well to help promote development on Ubuntu.  I'm a big fan of wxWidgets, personally.

And then everything runs in a quarantined environment.  If you're going to open the flood gates on people writing and consuming programs, security becomes a necessary evil.

I haven't explored the plugs and slots yet.

> On Oct 10, 2016, at 7:09 PM, Manik Taneja <manik at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 5:41 PM, Chris <cpollock at> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2016-10-10 at 16:06 -0700, Manik Taneja wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Chris <cpollock at>
>> > wrote:
>> > > Other than those shown here -
>> > > appy
>> > > &sort=title are there other places to get Snaps from?
>> > uappexplorer is just a web frontend to the Ubuntu Store
>> > infrastructure, which is our
>> > repository of snaps. There are no other publicly available snap repos
>> > that we are 
>> > aware of. Are you just looking to find out the exhaustive list of
>> > snaps available for
>> > consumption? or you are trying to solve something else?
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Manik
>> >
>> Thanks Manik, I was looking for the available snaps. I'm using a few so
>> far and I really like the way they work and the ease of installation.
> That's great. Welcome to the club!
> /Manik 
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