Terminology cleanup: snaps vs. apps

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at canonical.com
Wed Jan 6 20:10:43 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM, Ted Gould <ted at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> I think for me, the issue is one of how the lifecycle is managed. For
> instance a command line utility is managed by the shell, a service is
> managed by the init daemon and a GUI app is managed by the window manager.
> Certainly at the end of the day all of these result in a file that is
> executed by the kernel, but they have different behaviors when running in
> the system.

Right, by the end of the day these are all applications that can behave in
different ways.

Perhaps the type of lifecycle management should be a capability that an app
> requires?

Feels like an orthogonal problem. For the time being we're just fixing
terminology on the way to implementing 16.04 requirements.

gustavo @ http://niemeyer.net
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