Ubuntu Core Desktop will not be released alongside Ubuntu 24.04 LTS in April, as originally hoped.

Canonical doesn’t go into details about what specific issues need resolving. One imagines, given that the first Ubuntu Core Desktop release was going to be a preview and not a recommended download, it’s a myriad bugs/difficulties — ones not easily sorted.

  • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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    -32 months ago

    Snaps are technically superior to Flatpaks. They allow running sandboxed system integrated programs, a capability no other packaging system has in existence. Cry.

    • Fushuan [he/him]
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      22 months ago

      When they fix whatever fever dream du has when using snaps I’ll think about it.

    • @Loucypher
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      12 months ago

      Isn’t that also the case for Flatpacks?

      • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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        22 months ago

        No, Snaps are the only packaging system capable of sandboxing and running system integrated programs.

        • @Loucypher
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          12 months ago

          Oh you mean for command line applications, yes, Flatpacks cannot do that yet. Personally I manually enable Snaps in the distros I use, as some apps only exist there, but have been orienting myself where I can limit the exposure to only the packages I want.

      • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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        12 months ago

        My belief is use the appropriate tool for the job, without inserting ideology into it. If I find Flatpak nice, I will use it. Same goes for Snap or AppImage. Linux package method wars are as dumb as Cola Wars or console/smartphone wars.

        • Montagge
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          22 months ago

          I do the same but I still have a preference. I agree it’s dumb.