I do not mean to get political,
I am trying to learn Debian, so I installed it on a very old lend over Toshiba laptop
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I did not want to run Firefox as ESR, so I installed the flatpak, that worked just fine,
then, I wanted to install Brave browser as Snap; the install process works fine, but
it is not available on the programs menu (Cinnamon), I can run the snaps from the terminal just fine, but not from any gui.
I had the same issue on both Linux Mint and Linux Mint Debian edition, naturally
I posted my question on Mint’s forum.
All I got were answers on the lines of “snaps are crap”, “snaps are for idiots” and so on,
I am old enough to not be offended by it, so I moved to trying to learn Debian itself.
So, I ran into the same issue, Snaps are correctly installed, but they are not shown on the programs launcher / menu, I am thinking it is a Cinnamon DE issue. I did not have this issue on neither Fedora / Open Suse / any dnf based, nor in Arch / Endeavour / any pacman based distro.
My reasons (because someone is gonna ask) for using Snappies, Flatties and Imaggies, is because they are separated from the system, they are static versions and they update only when I want to do it. I use them as a fallback whenever the version from the repos goes kaput. That’s it, no politics here.
So, anyone else here running snaps on Debian? I will appreciate every comment.