This is what I am referring to:
Hi @Nope, Based on this thread from the Project Leader, I would guess Ubuntu-Mate will be in full swing with snaps:
Snaps should make their way to the Software Boutique in the 17.04 cycle.
I’m not sure what it means for Apt and the existing packages for Ubuntu 18.04 when Canonical plan to be fully snaps, if that’s what you mean. I would think it would be here to stay, as Debian and a lot of other Ubuntu-based distros still use this way of packaging.
Everyone will benefit for this because the most likely is that lots of programs will turn to snap wile apt will keep there if there is a program hat needs that (maybe for software which is not maintain anymore).
The only wrong with Snappy is that it is not free software because it is GPLv3.
The GPL (version 3) is a free software license, so that isn’t a bad thing.
That’s free software only for FSF, they definition of free software is far away from being free software.
While I do want to make the complete MATE Desktop available as snaps I also intended to keep the classic deb based build of the distro.
Snaps solve the problem that we’ve seen discussed here several times, how do I get new MATE on my existing install. It will also be a great way to deliver a desktop on SBCs running Ubuntu Core.
So there you have, I’ll support snaps and debs.
I think the snaps packages will be the future of all linux distributions, it will be the union of all and secure packages, but it will take a lot of effort on the part of the developers, I think it’s Mark’s great success, there are already snaps packages with vlc, Telegram, and many more … greetings …