The Snap Store now shows specific packages for each distribution

VLC Elementary PageSome days ago we wrote on Snap Store, more specifically about the desktop version that is available for Linux. It is an application that is very similar to the Ubuntu software center, with the main difference that from it we can only search for and install Snap packages. Now, to improve the experience, especially in distributions that are not based on Ubuntu, the Snapcraft team has launched specific pages to download apps in any compatible distro, but this has been done in snapcraft.io.

For example, if we go to VLC Snap Package webpage for Fedora, what we see is different from what it shows us if we access the general installation page of the player. What we see on the Fedora specific page is the software information, how to install snapD (the support for Snap packages) in Fedora and, finally, the command that we have to type in the terminal to install VLC.

The Snap Store is now much better for distros other than Ubuntu

VLC Snap Store page for Fedora

Best of all, like many download pages, the Snap Store detects from which operating system we are visiting the web and it automatically shows us your specific page. This may not work correctly, for example if we use a Live Session from some distros, in which case we can force the specific page for our distribution. For example, the VLC page for elementary OS would look like this:

https://snapcraft.io/install/ vlc /elementary

The thing to keep in mind is that in front of the software, in this case "vlc", you have to add "install" and then the operating system, in this case "elementary".

Undoubtedly, although most of our readers will go directly to the general installation page of an app, we are talking about a very important novelty that will facilitate the installation of Snap packages for many users. Are you one of them?


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