First time in over a decade I've had no interest in what's up with the new Ubuntu release. I'll probably have to figure some stuff out when someone at work wants to upgrade their desktop, but it can wait until then.
Looks like they've totally committed to the garbage that is snaps, I hope that can still be ripped out or I'm considering it a totally lost cause.
Geez, I'm a fucking grumpy old greybeard these days. Going outside now to shake my cane angrily at the kids on my lawn.
@mike You're not alone there. I also hate snaps
@mike It was only added as an issue 4 years ago. Can't rush these things.
@matt what bugs me more than the age of it is the "Won't Fix" tag on it.
Urgh I'm not getting into this rant now, I'm going to go bake something nice instead. 🍞
"The $HOME directory of the user must match /home/*. Other directories are not supported yet. In particular /home/subdir/user is also not supported." https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/limitations-in-snapd/9718
Just… wtf? How is this a thing?
The only way to even get a clue what's going on is to launch said snap from the command line.
Otherwise, these snaps which get priority by default in the software store shipped by Ubuntu, even if a normal version exists in the repos, just seem to do absolutely nothing when you install them. Great UX there.
Utter garbage tech.
@daedalus the issue was raised in 2016. It's a fundamental design flaw and their lack of interest in dealing with it just makes me completely disinterested in the people behind it.
AppImage is a much better approach and has always worked fine for me. I tried Flatpak once and there was some weird issue I had, but I didn't spend any time with it, just couldn't bring myself to care.
As of Debian 10 I honestly can't say I'm seeing any difficulties with the change, other than a little up front work if you want firmware etc from the non-free repo.
Even Steam running windows games is going fine. It "Just Works".
@pelagikat @mike @ozjimbob @daedalus I have been back and forth from Debian to Ubuntu to Debian to Ubuntu to Debian and well.. I keep coming back to Debian. Debian is getting better, but part of that is the underlying tools are just getting better and require less polish for less technical ppl to get going well.
@stibbons oh god don't get me started on Docker abuse ...
@stibbons and look, I don't need to "win" this fight unless Debian goes away somehow. Buster is a very good release and I'm totally happy with it as a desktop OS!
@mike just make sure you shake that cane from an appropriate government-recommended distance
@chidgey well to be totally honest my lawn is a huge pile of dirt right now as I'm in the middle of breaking it all up and starting again.
Next year I'll have a lawn to tell kids to get off of, if all goes well.
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