Any plan / hope that RStudio will be released at some point as a snap?
Yes that would be awesome!
dailies in a separate snap perhaps?
There are a bunch of competing systems for bundled Linux app deployment. Two others we've been asked about a lot are Flatpak:
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!
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.
We're currently tracking this in the following RStudio issue:
Feel free to vote/comment!