Ubuntu 16.04 to use snap packages for updates

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    Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, has announced that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) will come with support for the snap packaging format and tools. As a result, end users will get more up-to-date apps, something that proved tricky in the past due “the complexity of packaging and providing updates”, which prevented updates to some apps being delivered.

    Currently, deb packages are used to install software on Ubuntu. Deb packages are also the main means of installing software on some other Linux distributions including Debian and Linux Mint. Canonical says that installation of deb packages in Ubuntu will remain unchanged, noting that the “two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another” for software distributions beyond the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but will also support snaps (snappy apps). Derivatives of Ubuntu such as Linux Mint will be able to run snap-packaged software too.

    http://www.neowin.net/news/ubuntu-1604- … -date-apps


    the question is:
    “What is like AUR for Ubuntu”


    Basically returning to the days of statically linked everything. But it’s all good because of magic wands containers!

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