There is an application in AUR which you would like to see in our repo, just ask nicely and itll be added btw
No need for Snaps, ever. If there is a Snap exclusive application it might be time to switch to an alternative
I am curious why you prefer the other packages.
Is it because building the package is a hassle, or because I don't like the time it takes to do so?
In any case, I support the AUR, because with Paru, you can handle the AUR at the same time as other pacman packages.
I don't think anyone is intentionally doing this. It should be understood that Arch linux (and garuda is no different) is based on the idea of privacy and control of your system. Snaps are considered a cardinal sin due to the fact that they send telemetry back to canonical. Not even mint agrees with this practice and snaps are not present as a result. There is a fine line between convenience and security.
If you walked into burger king and ordered a big mac people would look at you strangely. It is really no different here.
I've been using Arch since 2004 and I don't recall it ever being based on privacy.
In fact, the AUR is the complete opposite since anyone can inject malicious code into a package and unless you audit every single thing you install from there you would never know.
And as for Mint not including Snap, it was not because of telemetry, they were butthurt about chromium, and I quote:
"Ubuntu is planning to replace the Chromium [Google's open-source browser and foundation for Chrome] repository package with an empty package, which installs the Chromium Snap. In other words, as you install APT [Debian's program for installing and managing DEB files] updates, Snap becomes a requirement for you to continue to use Chromium and installs itself behind your back. This breaks one of the major worries many people had when Snap was announced and a promise from its developers that it would never replace APT.
A self-installing Snap Store which overwrites part of our APT package base is a complete NO-NO. It's something we have to stop and it could mean the end of Chromium updates and access to the Snap store in Linux Mint."
Which a lot of people actually criticized Mint for, and seems to be all for naught since distros are now dumping Chromium because google is removing the ability to use google services from the code.
It is different. Linux is not a McDonalds or Burger King. I think you're analogy is wrong. Linux is more like a Warehouse where you can order anything you like, like a giant food court.
The foundation of GNU/Linux is "choice".
In fact, Bedrock Linux does just that.
Bedrock Linux is a meta Linux distribution which allows users to mix-and-match components from other, typically incompatible distributions. Bedrock integrates these components into one largely cohesive system.
For example, one could have:
Debian's stable coreutils
Arch's cutting edge kernel
Void's runit init system
A pdf reader with custom patches automatically maintained by Gentoo's portage
A font from Arch's AUR
Games running against Ubuntu's libraries
Business software running against CentOS's libraries
All at the same time and working together mostly as though they were packaged for the same distribution.
The best option for you is Ubuntu, why do users like you think you have the right to demand a Arch based distro become a Ubuntu clone
Its like demanding ford use a Bugatti Virion engine, is it not Windows is Windows, Ubuntu is Ubuntu, both are corporate companies. Garuda is Arch Linux community based keep them like that
Nope. It is like asking Bugatti virion use old ford engine
First thing, it is not "bashing". Secondly, if we won't do that, he would simply keep using snap. Not only it would stop him from beholding Arch Linux beauty, but he would also become dependent on others and will develop a habit of spoon feeding. Lastly, this will also waste our time.
Are we earning anything? Do we take any kind of donations? We develop and maintain this project not to
But to encourage usage of GNU/Linux among people and help them to develop more and more computer knowledge and interest.