first off I just wanted to say Thank you, this looks like an amazing piece of software! I just installed it and everything is running smoothly so far.
However, speaking of installing, I’d propose to add an Installation section to the FAQ since even I as a long-term Linux user hadn’t come across Snap until now, so here’s what may help new users:
How to install Obsidian (Linux version)
The download file is not a .deb-file and can as such not be installed with apt. You will need to get Snap, another software packaging manager system. You can find out how to install and use snap here:
Apps that are part of the official Snap Store can be installed by typing
$ sudo snap install [program].snap
However, since Obsidian is not yet part of the official Snap Store, you will likely get the following error message:
error: cannot find signatures with metadata for snap
This is because our Snap is a third-party snap, so you will have to tell snapd that you trust the Obsidian snap:
$ sudo snap install --dangerous obsidian_0.8.14_amd64.snap
This should install Obsidian 0.8.14. In order to run the program, you type
$ snap run obsidian
which should then start Obsidian.
Obviously this only reflects the problems and questions I ran into when installing the program (also a new user might end up installing dotnet-packages when searching for “how to install obsidian”…), so any additions and clarifications are welcome.