Frameworks in Ubuntu Core

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Wed Oct 21 18:21:49 UTC 2015

On 21/10/15 06:32, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-10-21 at 12:05 +0200, Víctor Mayoral Vilches wrote:
>>         What problems did the size cause? Were you running out of disk
>>         space or was the download difficult?
>> Size actually is a problem if we think of extending a robot's behavior
>> with snaps. The main reason why we haven't pushed ROS snaps to the
>> store is because it doesn't make sense to have a 200 MB simple ROS
>> package (or even 50 MB if we manually strip it down). Updating it
>> wirelessly sounds even less plausible (which is what really excites
>> me). 
> I think that, long term, we'll have to solve the size problem; but that
> is an optimization. The first things we need to get right are the
> developer experience from build to test to deployment to support.

I think what Ted is referring to is that updates to large snaps can be
delta's which are themselves tiny.


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