Snapcraft, a tool to install snap packages

Snapcraft screenshot

Packages in snap format are very popular and are increasingly present in more Gnu / Linux distributions. Currently with just a command line we can install the latest version of a program from the command terminal. But What programs exist in snap format? How to search a program by category? Do all commands work on all distributions?

Many questions and little information at the moment. Hence, solutions such as Snapcraft, a kind of web application and app store that will help us with applications in snap format that exist to install in our distribution.

We can access Snapcraft from its official website . On this website we find a program building guide in the snap format, a forum to talk about problems with the package format and a store of applications with this format.

The application store is very interesting since it offers a lot of information about the program and next to the name of the application there is a green button with the word "Install" (at the moment it is only in English) that will help us install the application in our distribution.

The Snapcraft store has an application search engine with the option to search for them by categories, which means that we can search for and learn about new applications in snap format and install them on our computer. It is also a simple method to know and know which is the version that exists of this program in snap format. For example, we can know what version of LibreOffice exists and decide to install it, ignoring the version of the distribution because it is very old.

I personally think that Snapcraft is an interesting tool, at least at the moment, since there are more and more applications that are taken to the Snap format. Telegram Desktop It is one of those applications but there are many others that we do not know about and that have been taken to this format.


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