Ubuntu was planning to ship the CUPS printing stack as a Snap in 23.10 — but after several months of testing, its changed its mind.

Accordingly, a DEB-based printing stack will feature in Ubuntu 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur” and in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. Switching to the CUPS Snap will now aim to take place during the Ubuntu 24.10 development cycle.

  • @toasteecup
    169 months ago

    I’ll be honest, I kinda hate snaps on Ubuntu. They work well enough, but things like updates are never automatic and generally just a pain in the ass. I’m at the point where I really want to experiment with bedrock Linux to have ubuntu’s kernel for built in ZFS and have debian repos for less shit decisions.

    On my steam deck, I’ve become fond of flatpaks and similar experiences because they help preserve the software across updates ensuring I don’t have to constantly reinstall things but that’s a niche issue given the nature of how steam manages the os on a steam deck