June 15, 2016

Playing Around With Ubuntu's Snaps, On Fedora

Executing snap find * returned a… less than impressive list. In total there were 7 snaps available from the store for install– 2 of which were example applications provided by Ubuntu.

Now, to be fair to Canonical and Snapper… The idea behind Snapper is that of OS X (now MacOS) bundles. You don’t download them from a central repository, you download them from the application authors directly.

When one issues “sudo snap install” on an application, part of the downloading output is the total size of the snap. Since snap uses bundled libraries, I was rather curious to see how big these relatively simple applications would be:

Ubuntu Clock App: 120.11 MB – admittedly, this is written in QML, so it has to pull in Qt. Ubuntu Calc App: 120.01 MB – same as above. LibreOffice*… 1.1 GB

he Document Foundation’s download page lists the sizes of all the various installers, broken down by operating system. Windows x64? 238 MB. Mac OS X? 201 MB. Linux x64 RPM? 229 MB Linux x64 Deb? 229 MB

So, even if you took all the installers for every OS and added them together, you would still come out at less used space than the single LibreOffice 5.2 Beta .snap package. To snap’s credit, it did function. Less to snap’s credit…the binary appeared to be Ubuntu-specific.

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Court Decides All Bits Are Equal

The appeals court for the District of Columbia decided by a vote of two to one that companies providing consumers with internet service cannot discriminate among the bits they ship.

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New frog sex position discovered

Frogs are some of the kinkiest amphibians in the forest. Biologists have identified six different sex positions among the planet’s 7,000-plus species of frogs and toads.

Recently, scientists discovered a seventh position – dubbed the dorsal straddle.

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Texas is so loosely regulated, their speed limit is “Let ‘Er Rip”, and their age of consent is just a drawing of a wink

John Oliver (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYusNNldesc)

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