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Desktop app snap in 300KB

KDE Neon developer Harald Sitter was able to package up the KDE calculator, kcalc, in a snap that weighs in at a mere 320KB! How did he do it?

Sharing is caring, with Snaps!

Snaps are a great way to get the most up to date applications on your desktop without putting the security or stability or your system at risk. I’ve been snapping up a bunch of things lately and the potential this new paradigm offers is going to be revolutionary. Unfortunately nothing comes for free, and the security of snaps comes with some necessary tradeoffs like isolation and confinement, which reduces some of the power and flexibility we’ve become used to as Linux users.