(Means that update-notifier does launch a ‘snap refresh’.)
Ok, after some ‘needs info’ here is the point of this thread:
Imagine I’m an Ubuntnoob. I see two software sources : update-notifier and snap store. My experience with Ubuntu newcomers colleagues is that it’s very confusing.
Why not integrate ubuntu-notifier features in snap-store (somewhat like GNOME Software does, but as far as I can remember, ubuntu-notifier has more features here? Is that true?) ?
Now as an old Ubuntu user, I do not find logical to integrate firmware upgrades in snap store. Snap store is an “external” tool, core system is handled by deb repos and update-notifier. So snap store handles the last Ubuntu layer and the first one (firmwares and bios stuff).
All that looks not good to me, with all the respect to those who do work (that’s not my case!!) on these parts. “Snap Store” is handling snaps but debs & firmwares too, I can guess it’s somewhat not a good naming. And it’s somewhat odd that the location where you install a deb package does not handle its updates.
- a software center that handles firmwares, deb packages & snaps updates, so without any other update-notifier
- that handles deb softwares & snaps management but in a clear way (e.g. what should think a newbie seeing two VLCs in snap store? I’ve got this question from many colleagues!), that means we have to explain in the same software page what choices are offered to the user
Disclaimer: I’m not here to give lessons to anybody 10000 times more Ubuntu/Linux skilled that I am, I just try to express what I do experience & feel.