Snap (package manager)

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Developer(s)Canonical Group Limited
Operating systemLinux
LicenseGNU General Public License, version 3.0 Edit this on Wikidata

Snap is a software packaging and deployment system developed by Canonical for operating systems that use the Linux kernel. The packages, called snaps, and the tool for using them, snapd, work across a range of Linux distributions[1] and allow upstream software developers to distribute their applications directly to users. Snaps are self-contained applications running in a sandbox with mediated access to the host system. Snap was originally released for cloud applications[2] but was later ported to work for Internet of Things devices[3][4] and desktop[5][6] applications too.

  1. ^ "snapd package versions - Repology". Repology. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ Shuttleworth, Mark (9 December 2014). "Announcing Ubuntu Core, with snappy transactional updates!". Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  3. ^ Willis, Nathan (2015-01-28). "Ubuntu Core and Snappy". Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  4. ^ "Canonical unveils Snappy Ubuntu Core, a lightweight operating system for your home - ExtremeTech". Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  5. ^ Bhartiya, Swapnil (2015-04-27). "Is Ubuntu moving away from .deb packages? Here is the complete story". CIO. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  6. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. "The future of Linux desktop application delivery is Flatpak and Snap". ZDNet. Retrieved 2020-08-08.

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