For those who don’t know yet, Snap is one new package type which seems to be the great promise of the future in GNU / Linux. Snap allows the installed application to depend as little as possible on the system, so that we can always update it regardless of the version of our Ubuntu, or the distro we use. And is that Snap packages are intended end dependency errorsis that until now they could come up with packages .deb o .rpm, in addition to achieving much more modularity in development.
Well, now that we know above what the new Snap packages are, in Ubunlog we want to bring you a list, according to insights Ubuntu, Of 10 desktop applications that were written in June and therefore can now be downloaded and installed using Snap. There they go.
Many of you will already know some of the programs we will mention below. The good news is that their latest versions they are now available for download in Snap format. So if you’re a little new we encourage you to install the ones you like (directly from the Ubuntu Software Store, if you wish), to see how Snap works. These are the applications:
Surely many of you already know Krita. It is a drawing program that many users choose as their first choice. In addition, Krita is free software and is intended for artists working with textures, illustrators, or even for the VFX industry. You can install Krita from the Ubuntu App Store.
As we can read on its official website, Jenkins is a automation engine with a whole ecosystem of plugins to support all your favorite tools in yours delivery pipelines, whether your goal is continuous integration, automated testing, or continuous deliveries.
Cassandra is a distributed database management system. It is also Free Software and its purpose is to manage large amounts of information across a wide variety of servers, providing great availability without the possibility of failures.
Freecad is a 3D CAD modeler, which is also Open Source, designed to design real-life objects of any size and at any scale. Its parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by visiting your model history and changing its parameters. You can download from theirs web.
Shout (or Shoutcast)
If you like the world of radio or podcast, this is your app. It is an app for Ubuntu Touch and allows you to enjoy many radio stations of all styles. You can download it in the App Store of your Ubuntu Phone.
Nextcloud is a platform to save your data (Photos, calendars, contacts …) at cloud securely and from any device. We can download from yours official website.
If you want to have control over the processes running on your GNU / Linux, HTop is a good solution. Basically, it is an application for monitor system processes interactively. It can be downloaded from the Ubuntu App Store or via sudo apt-get install htop.
Video games are also starting to pack through Snap and this is a good example. With this somewhat peculiar video game, you can drive a car to the moon, albeit from the terminal and with ASCII characters.
As the name suggests, Hangups is an unofficial Google Hangout client for Ubuntu Phone. You can install from the App Store of your Ubuntu Phone.
Webdm is another app for Ubuntu Phone that you can download in Snap format. The purpose of this app is nothing more than to make apps run full screen. So if you are running out of space for apps on the screen, this may be a good solution. You can also download it from the Ubuntu Phone App Store.
In short and as we can see, more and more projects are deciding to be distributed through Snap. And is that without a doubt, Snap is the most used packaging format in the near future, not to mention that many applications, as we have seen, are already moving to this format.