I do understand this is hyperbolic, but it’s to try to make my point. Like I said about looking broader, I would estimate that 80% of comments online in the broader world about Snap (for example, read from the sources I mentioned) are negative. How do you quantify that as a percentage? Saying that a “silent majority” likes Snap? I think that it is safe to say that there is definitely a problem.
In the end though, it can’t really be quantified. Look for yourself - get out of this bubble.
Yes, but you just missed my point, and your image confirms my point. Not by default. The first 6 releases are all Ubuntu. Linux Mint doesn’t ship Snap by default. KDE Neon does not. Ubuntu again. Elementary OS does not. Zorin does ship with it. Pop OS does not. Debian 10 does not. Manjaro does not. Linux Mint again does not. Ubuntu 20.10 hasn’t even been released yet.
List of popular distros with Flatpak included by default:
- CentOS 7+ (when using GNOME)
- Elementary OS
- Endless OS
- Pop OS (coming soon)
- Zorin OS (shared with Snap)
- Solus (shared with Snap)
- Clear Linux
Versus the list of Distros with Snap built in by default:
- Ubuntu + Derivatives
- Solus (shared with Flatpak)
- Zorin (shared with Flatpak)
There is not even one distribution outside of Ubuntu that supports Snap only and not Flatpak, while there are plenty of distributions outside of Ubuntu that are solely Flatpak. That should be a big warning sign.
Look, I don’t want to harp on Snap’s failure here. But I want the developers to realize where the wind is going and realize that Snap is going to be dead on non-Ubuntu distributions as a default before it even started. Yes, of course people can manually install Snap, but like I said, the defaults always win*.
*With the exception of Microsoft Edge and Bing.