RStudio as a snap package?

rstudio

#1

Any plan / hope that RStudio will be released at some point as a snap?


#2

Yes that would be awesome!
dailies in a separate snap perhaps?


#3

There are a bunch of competing systems for bundled Linux app deployment. Two others we've been asked about a lot are Flatpak:

https://flatpak.org/

And AppImage:

We do hope to support at least one of these three (Flatpak, Snap, or AppImage) in the future, but haven't yet settled on which one is the superior distribution platform!


#4

Alexander Wilms initially had his flatpak available at Google drive (see: https://community.endlessos.com/t/what-about-r-in-endless/5252/5). I downloaded and installed it on a laptop with (EndlessOS)[https://endlessos.com/] preinstalled. It works nicely. EndlessOS uses flatpak exclusively.


#5

We're currently tracking this in the following RStudio issue:

Feel free to vote/comment!