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    What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    Me

    - Virtualbox
    - 4K video downloader
    - Binreader
    - Wine
    - Steam
    - Gdebi
    - dropbox
    - synaptic
    - Google Chrome
    - Vivaldi (browser)
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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    Gdebi and Synaptic as Snaps? Wouldn't that be a slap in the face to their developers.

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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    Snapd is in Synaptics, sounds fair to me

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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    I'd like for snapd to be sandboxed where it could not be used without an active, specific, request. No more default pushing of snaps.

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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    I'd rather not see snaps as default applications ,but have some installed . Only the last three are installed by choice.

    Code:
    /dev/loop2      256K  256K     0 100% /snap/gtk2-common-themes/5
    /dev/loop1       17M   17M     0 100% /snap/ubuntu-budgie-welcome/145
    /dev/loop0       90M   90M     0 100% /snap/core/7713
    /dev/loop3       55M   55M     0 100% /snap/core18/1144
    /dev/loop6       90M   90M     0 100% /snap/core/7917
    /dev/loop7       17M   17M     0 100% /snap/ubuntu-budgie-welcome/144
    /dev/loop4       45M   45M     0 100% /snap/gtk-common-themes/1353
    /dev/loop8       55M   55M     0 100% /snap/core18/1192
    /dev/loop5       43M   43M     0 100% /snap/gtk-common-themes/1313
    /dev/loop9      182M  182M     0 100% /snap/spotify/36
    /dev/loop10     220M  220M     0 100% /snap/gimp/189
    /dev/loop11     194M  194M     0 100% /snap/mailspring/374
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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    This thread is about snaps, but have you tried flatpaks.
    I have these installed on 19.10.
    Code:
    p-i@pi-MS-7A34:~$ flatpak list
    Name              Application ID                Version    Branch Installation
    VidCutter         com.ozmartians.VidCutter      6.0.0.6    stable system
    Spotify           com.spotify.Client            1.1.10.546 stable system
    Steam             com.valvesoftware.Steam       1.0.0.61   stable system
    Freedesktop Plat… org.freedesktop.Platform      18.08.37   18.08  system
    Freedesktop Plat… org.freedesktop.Platform      19.08.3    19.08  system
    i386              …desktop.Platform.Compat.i386            18.08  system
    i386              …desktop.Platform.Compat.i386            19.08  system
    default           …edesktop.Platform.GL.default            19.08  system
    default           …esktop.Platform.GL32.default            19.08  system
    html5-codecs      …esktop.Platform.html5-codecs            18.08  system
    openh264          …reedesktop.Platform.openh264            19.08  system
    GNOME Boxes       org.gnome.Boxes               3.34.1     stable system
    GNOME Applicatio… org.gnome.Platform                       3.32   system
    GNOME Applicatio… org.gnome.Platform                       3.34   system
    Yaru Gtk Theme    org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Yaru                   3.22   system
    KDE Application … org.kde.Platform                         5.12   system
    KDE Application … org.kde.Platform                         5.13   system
    QGnomePlatform    …PlatformTheme.QGnomePlatform            5.12   system
    QGnomePlatform    …PlatformTheme.QGnomePlatform            5.13   system
    QGnomePlatform-d… …on.QGnomePlatform-decoration            5.12   system
    VLC               org.videolan.VLC              3.0.8      stable system
    Kodi              tv.kodi.Kodi                  18.4-Leia  stable system
    p-i@pi-MS-7A34:~$

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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    I tried a flatpak. It was a 900MB download for a 33MB application. The startup command is complicated.
    Code:
    /usr/bin/flatpak  run com.ozmartians.VidCutter $@
    It didn't actually work. Just failed with some sort of display error.
    Last week, I updated the flatpak, that took about 30 minutes and I was password bombed - forced to fill in my sudo password 3x for each block used in the flatpak. After all that, the program didn't work. Failed with the same error. I think the developer was assuming kde as the DE. I don't use any DE.

    It left the older version of the updated block behind, though no other flatpak is referencing those blocks.

    I am not impressed, but I don't have enough knowledge. When tools like this are new, a short "do this" info summary would be helpful at the start of every command. I was missing the
    Code:
    flatpak uninstall --unused
    to clean up unreferenced blocks. Good thing they didn't call the option, I don't know, autoclean.

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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    My most recent experience with snap was not so good. I installed fileZilla via snap and when I tried to set the default editor to gedit it would not let fileZilla access the /usr folder.
    Seems snap is not allowed to launch applications.

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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    Quote Originally Posted by makitso View Post
    My most recent experience with snap was not so good. I installed fileZilla via snap and when I tried to set the default editor to gedit it would not let fileZilla access the /usr folder.
    Seems snap is not allowed to launch applications.
    Exactly. Try to upload a file from /tmp/ as well. Or to download from a snap to /tmp/. Good luck with that.

    snaps almost always break existing integrations by default. They should install and run in "monitor mode" to see what integrations the user needs, then setup permissions to allow those integrations. Perhaps in the next 5 yrs, that will be possible as snaps eventually mature and become production ready.

    I'm sorry. Didn't mean to be this involved in this thread. I'll go away now.
    Last edited by TheFu; October 12th, 2019 at 04:27 PM.

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    Re: What App(s) you want as snap apps, currently not available as snap app?

    Quote Originally Posted by makitso View Post
    I installed fileZilla via snap and when I tried to set the default editor to gedit it would not let fileZilla access the /usr folder.
    Did you realise that the FileZilla snap hasn't progressed past the beta stage of development? That may not have been obvious if you installed using the Ubuntu Software application but your attention is drawn to that fact when installing from the command line.
    Code:
    paul@n1644:~$ sudo snap install filezilla
    [sudo] password for paul: 
    error: snap "filezilla" is not available on stable but is available to install on the following
           channels:
    
           beta       snap install --beta filezilla
           edge       snap install --edge filezilla
    
           Please be mindful pre-release channels may include features not completely tested or
           implemented. Get more information with 'snap info filezilla'.
    The developer might still be trying to work around any such limitations before the snap is released to the stable channel.

    Edit: See https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/filezil...finement/11491. There are ways around such problems.
    Last edited by PaulW2U; October 12th, 2019 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Added link to Snapcraft forum

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