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[Bug 1658785] Re: Snap documentation in 17.04?


Hi Gunnar, thanks for your reply. We don't need to decide what (if
anything) to do until shortly before Documentation String Freeze (March
16th 2017). I suggest we stick to general principles (as regards
maintaining the documentation). Eg if one of our procedures has changed
we normally correct the page and if we see something that we think will
cause a good deal of confusion for users we normally document it. Of
course the meaning of "a good deal of confusion" is subjective.

Thanks for the link to bug #1637984. It's not assigned to anyone, so
presumably it won't be fixed any time soon? I see that, due to the Disks
application listing snaps, disk-partitions.html is no longer entirely
correct. It says "... In the left pane, you will find a list of hard
disks, CD/DVD drives, and other physical devices."

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  Snap documentation in 17.04?

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Bug description:
  Do we say anything about snaps in the 17.04 desktop help and if so
  what do we say? If snaps are experimental and subject to change then
  perhaps we should say nothing? Below I give some points about snaps
  worth thinking about (as regards how we document them):

  The logon to Ubuntu One in Ubuntu Software when one tries to install a
  snap will surely create confusion. I saw one example on the #ubuntu
  channel where people were confused by it (with good reason in my
  opinion). At present you don't have to logon to Ubuntu One if you
  install a snap from the command line. Why are Ubuntu Software and the
  command line treated differently in this respect?

  I don't know much about snaps but in the manual for the snap command
  there are options to buy a snap and log on to the snap store. I would
  imagine that at present there are no snaps that one has to pay for -
  but there will be soon?

  Snaps are visible in the Disks application as "devices". This is very
  confusing in my opinion.

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