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Old 11-14-2018, 08:53 PM   #1
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anyone using snaps with bodhi 5.0?

i've seen plenty of article titles lately about snaps. finally clicked on one to see what it was all about. seems like an interesting idea (if i am understanding it correctly) to have a package management system that works across distros. i checked out the store and found a photo editor i might want to give a go and that got me wondering if anyone else had used snaps and what their experience was if so
Old 11-14-2018, 08:56 PM   #2
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in ubuntu there have been a number of issues with apps that had issues as opposed to installing them via synaptic. personally i too had some issues and i also was not impressed.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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I have used them when the app I want is not available in repos to apt install. I use a GUI called gnome-software that lists available snaps and flatpaks to find them.

I really don't know what's safer/more secure/better, using random ppa's or snaps/flatpaks when it's not already in repo, but certainly using a gui like gnome-software makes installing anything I ever hear about easy. I've had no problems. I think Discord is one of the apps that I use without issues from snap... but basically once it's installed I forget how I installed it so can't think of what else might be snap.

Of course if the official site of the app has a ppa listed I'll use that over snap/flatpak.

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Old 11-27-2018, 01:59 PM   #4
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I use snaps for Telegram and Discord. I also prefer to install the app through the regular Ubuntu repos if it is in the repos. I also try to stick with those apps that are only in the repos. I installed Discord so I could communciate with the Bodhi there. I installed Telegram so I could talk to the other Linux communities that I care about. One thing to note. After installing snapd or your first snap log out and log back into the desktop and then you will see the snap app in the Moksha menus.
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