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Canonical Developer Works on Bringing Snap Support to Raspberry Pi's Raspbian

May 03, 2017, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

For those unfamiliar with Snaps, they are Canonical's universal binary format for distribution of sandboxed applications across various GNU/Linux distributions. On the other hand, Snapd is the daemon that enables support for installing Snaps on a Linux-based OS. The Snappy technologies are designed by Canonical for Ubuntu. However, they also work well on Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux, openSUSE, Gentoo Linux, Yocto, OpenEmbedded, and OpenWRT operating systems. Raspbian is a distro based on Debian GNU/Linux and targeted at Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs), and it now looks like Snap support is coming soon to this OS too.

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