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[Bug 1658785] Re: Snap documentation in 17.04?


I agree that there are pending snap related questions, but please note:

1. Snap related things are in a preliminary state, and changes happen

2. We are not enough informed to distinguish between bugs and intended

I don't think we should add things to the docs only based on what we
stumble upon, because if we would do that, there is a great chance that
we document buggy behavior, and we don't want to do that. The docs which
Peter pointed at target the developers, and I don't think they give any
guidance with respect to the issues mentioned above.

I think we need expert input as a base for considering if there is
anything about snaps which would be suitable to mention in the desktop
guide. So, Chris, if you want to ask some developer involved in the snap
development about it, it's great. But in the lack of such input I think
we should keep this bug open in this cycle.

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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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