[ubuntu-studio-devel] Some thoughts, frustrations, and considerations.

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Sep 24 02:45:32 UTC 2018

On Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:09:33 -0700, Hank Stanglow wrote:
>growing emphasis on Snaps

It's just a growing hype from a minority of Ubuntu developers
involved in snap development.

"Search thousands of snaps used by millions of people across 50 Linux


There's a reason for the missing pro-audio software, due to the
container approach, it requires special interfaces to e.g. share the
sound server by different apps.


Which are those 50 distros?

Arch isn't one of those, it's a misleading claim!


The installation instructions are horrible!

"Warning: AUR helpers are not supported by Arch Linux." -

"Arch Linux related mailing lists and other official Arch Linux support
channels aren't an appropriate place to request help with snaps on Arch
Linux." - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Snapd#Support

That something is "available", in the case of Arch Linux by something
comparable to a PPA, doesn't mean that it's supported, or that the
distro even supports the desired infrastructure.

From the PKGBUILD's ./configure: "--disable-apparmor" -

But even if you stay with Ubuntu and snaps, it's not easy to use it for
pro-audio software, if possible at all.

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