May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

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May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

#1 Post by sudoranger » 2019-02-21 16:16

Hello.

I'd love to see an official version of FileZilla in the Snap store.

Since Canonical is pushing their users to use snap, I think you will definitely benefit more. My problem is in the current ubuntu-bionic-universe source, I'm not sure if the maintainers are still alive or not it is still using 3.28 and has not been updated for a long time.

So, why this request here? As I read on Snapcraft forum, they ask us (the end-user) to beg the authors/devs to published your app/software there. Also, I'm not sure how to convince you enough, a lot of big players are already joining the ship for example Spotify, Telegram, InkScape, Simplenote, Visual Studio Code, and many more... As we all know, Ubuntu is also very popular and one of the most downloaded distros of all time. I really want to see it in the Snap store because finally I find myself enjoying Linux (Ubuntu to be specific) and manage to dumped Windows 10 for over a few months now. I can download the deb/source from your official website but I wish it was easier than a few single clicks within the Ubuntu software center (snap)

I hope to hear great news from you @botg

Thank you.

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Re: May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

#2 Post by sudoranger » 2019-02-23 04:11

972.6MB download size? That's just ridiculous!

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RIP FZ on bionic universe T_T

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As for https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1

~/Downloads/FileZilla3/bin$ ./filezilla
Gtk-Message: 12:08:51.589: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

Then,

sudo apt install libcanberra-gtk-module libcanberra-gtk3-module

Can someone give me a tip on how to create a shortcut in my gnome desktop application menu? Because I hate to run it from the terminal...

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Re: May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

#3 Post by botg » 2019-02-23 22:59

Don't use Linux distributions with a lazy packaging policy.

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Re: May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

#4 Post by boco » 2019-02-24 01:04

Try Manjaro, they are pretty up-to-date (FileZilla is at 3.40 in their repos).
Ubuntu actually has become one of the worst distros due to Canonical's doing.
### BEGIN SIGNATURE BLOCK ###
No support requests per PM! You will NOT get any reply!!!
FTP connection problems? Do yourself a favor and read Network Configuration.
All FileZilla products fully support IPv6. http://worldipv6launch.org
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Re: May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

#5 Post by sudoranger » 2019-07-12 02:36

5 months later...

So, just to clarify, you will not take my challenge and we won't see FZ in the snap store?

I tried all other distros including Majaro, Linux Mint, Fedora, Arch, Debian, Elementary, Solus, Zorin, Pop OS, you name it but I always find myself back to Ubuntu due to its simplicity and minimalistic approach through Gnome. Now that it has full support over snap, I really hope someone could maintain a snap package for easier installation and automatic future upgrade.

"sudo snap install filezilla"
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Re: May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

#6 Post by botg » 2019-07-12 06:30

Personally I have decided to no longer use Ubuntu because of its reliance on snap. It just wastes resources and shows how lazy they have become as a distribution. Now that Debian Buster is out, I'm switching to that.

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Re: May I request an official FileZilla Client in Snap store?

#7 Post by sudoranger » 2019-08-12 02:43

I don't mean to be a dick but I still can't move on from this topic from half a year ago.

For those who happen to bump across this thread from organic search, apparently, someone (a chinese dude) has published an unofficial snap for FileZilla but it's not currently up-to-date (3.41.2+pkg-d9eb) and was last updated in April (as of the time writing this post).

Please @botg or @boco can you fork it and maintain an official snap release for the love of god or else you might see this thread goinna be revived again sometime in next year. :lol:

Additional reading regarding the huge Flatpak download size in my previous post above.

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