Five Reasons Why We Finally Switched Away From Ubuntu as Our Base.
Snap packages are some of the worst creations in terms of security, trust, and privacy. While we will keep it blocked, you can and will be easily allowed to install Snap. OptinSnap is a tool that removes, disables, and enables Snap installation from APT in a single command, so feel free to use that on other systems. Our main issue with using Ubuntu is the face we need to remove Snap and make our own fork of an application store. That was generally not an option for us, and by us I mean me and Trevor (the only other contributor to the project at this time.
We cannot, and will not, support Snaps on our own will. If Canonical or some other developer want's to put Snaps on Arisblu, that is up to the developers. Let it be clear, we do not hate Snaps, we loathe them. The package management system Canonical has created, in the words of Kai, the lead developer - whom is also writing this article: "Snap packages insult the very foundations Canonical builds itself upon, and of which we will not make the same mistakes."
Arisblu will discourage usage of Snaps on our system, but there is nothing stopping you from running Snaps. For systems that do block Snap, and you wish to use the package management system, may we recommend our own OptinSnap.
sudo optinsnap -e
Consider this a formal denouncing of Snaps, use them at your own desire, but not Arisblu nor any other major project by Fivnex will support Snaps out of the box. Any Snap packages of our software are not official, but as free and open-source developers, there is nothing stopping you from uploading the software yourself.