Ubuntu – Difference between Snappy and Click


I don't understand the difference between Snappy and Click. Both allow for image based system updates. Both use AppArmor to confine apps. Soon Click will run on the desktop, phone and tablet and Snappy will run on servers and IoT devices. I thought convergence was all about having the same OS between all of these devices.

Could we see them merge in the future?

It'd be great if someone could explain this to me because both of these tools sound like they're serving the same purpose, and I don't want to learn 2 identical tools.

Best Answer

  • Michael Hall, a Canonical employee, answered this question on Reddit:

    "Snappy is an evolution of click, which will eventually replace clicks on the phone. Snappy Personal is to phone and desktop what Snappy Core is to cloud and IoT, it's the base install image that provides the minimum functionality needed for you to get started." - An important notice for Ubuntu Desktop Next users : Ubuntu