Snapcraft is described as 'Snaps are software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Snapcraft for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Homebrew, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Snapcraft are Flatpak (Free, Open Source), npm (Free, Open Source), aptitude (Free, Open Source) and GNU Guix (Free, Open Source).
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- Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. View 17 alternatives to Flatpak
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Flatpak vs SnapcraftWhile snapcraft and flatpak are both universal package managers, flatpak (in my experience) supports distributions other than ubuntu much better than snapcraft.