Bold prediction: The Snap store will be a Flatpak remote by the next Ubuntu LTS.
@tbernard Whishful thinking. Snap is more popular than Flatpak. Flatpak is considered to be a Fedora-thing. Developers chose to rather release an AppImage image than a Flatpak. That's just my experience.
@desikn Whatever Fedora picks tends to win in the long run :)
In my experience nobody but Canonical employees cares about Snap, while everyone else is standardizing on Flatpak (Fedora, Endless, elementary, Purism etc).
@tbernard not sure if I want either, first thing I do on a fresh Ubuntu install now is replace all snaps. They start so slow compared to a native app, does Flatpak have the same problem?
@Siilwyn Nope, that's a Snap thing AFAIK.
Flatpaks start/run the same as non-sandboxed apps in my experience.
@Siilwyn @tbernard it did in the distant past: https://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2018/01/16/fixing-flatpak-startup-times/
@tbernard Yup, same as happened with Unity, Mir, upstart etc etc. I wouldn't even be surprised if they keep snap cli, but make it a wrapper around flatpak.
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