Our hard work to port FreeCAD as a snap under Linux is today promoted and announced by Ubuntu/Canonical. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160614006134/en/Universal-%E2%80%9CSnap%E2%80%9D-Packages-Launch-Multiple-Linux-Distros
Snap is a new packaging system which integrates application dependencies and simplify there distribution and updates. It is bridging the gap between MacOS App and Linux traditionnal packaging. Installable through a simple click any engineers is now able to use advanced applications without being constraint to learn linux administration ! We are extremely happy to have helped the open source community by porting FreeCAD to ubuntu snap technology with the hope to accelerate Open Hardware development !