Snappy and Ubuntu Desktop

Majid HUSSAIN mhussaincov at
Tue Apr 21 12:40:42 UTC 2015

hi there,
what about accessibility tools such as gnome-orca?
how would that function if they run isolated?
I'm blind, so this question would apply.
Majid Hussain

On 21/04/2015, Alexander Sack <asac at> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Nick McCloud <nick at> wrote:
>>> On 21 Apr 2015, at 11:49, Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
>>> Am Dienstag, den 21.04.2015, 11:24 +0100 schrieb Nick McCloud:
>>>> My understanding of the project is that having a full desktop
>>>> environment is not a use case it is designed. If you could get a snap
>>>> together that had a desktop environment in it, it would be mighty
>>>> similar to an LTS release with additional controls on the update
>>>> mechanism.
>>> pretty much the exact opposite is the case, snappy is the future of
>>> Ubuntu everywhere (even on the desktop) ... if we say Convergence we
>>> actually mean that you run *exactly* the same OS on *all* devices.
>>> Convergence isn't just "uuh, my app adapts to a different form
>>> factor" ;)
>> Fair enough but I really didn't get that from the initial scan of the
>> marketing blurb - I'll re-read it!
>> And on the topic of web pages - per my email from yesterday, how might I
>> best relay corrections to the Getting started, Using snappy and Build
>> snaps pages?
> To be fair, I don't think there is a universal truth on how one would
> realize a desktop stack using ubuntu core + frameworks. I can see how
> making one big framework could make sense for some desktop type
> stacks, while for others a more fine grained break down could make
> sense.
> What matters is that frameworks are not meant to replace fine grained
> deb packages. How something like a desktop stack is best split up is
> something that would need to be architected, prototyped and iterated
> on.
> On size of framework, guideline is: if it makes sense to do something
> from architecture pov, dont worry about size.
>  - Alexander
>> Nick
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