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[Bug 1658785] Re: Snap documentation in 17.04?
Another point that may be relevant to this bug is that some applications
(eg vlc, hexchat) are listed twice in Ubuntu Software (I'm running 16.04
amd64). This will surely confuse users. Even if the user knows that one
is the snap and the other is the non snap it's not immediately obvious
which is which. (Snaps seem to be much bigger than non snaps, so the
bigger package (of two) will be the snap.)
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Snap documentation in 17.04?
Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
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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