Terminology cleanup: snaps vs. apps

Ted Gould ted at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 6 22:31:06 UTC 2016


On Wed, 2016-01-06 at 18:10 -0200, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:
> 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.
So we have three different behaviors, with the three names: "apps",
"services" and "GUI apps"
Ted
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