As of today and part of our weekly release cadence, a new snapd is making its way to your 16.04 systems. Here is what’s new!
snap interfacescan now give you a list of all snaps connected to a specific interface:
- Introduction of
snap run <app.command>, which will provide a clean and simple way to run commands and hooks for any installed revision of a snap. As of writing this post, to try it, you need to wait for a newer core snap to be promoted to the stable channel, or alternatively, switch to the beta channel with
snap refresh --channel=beta ubuntu-core
- Enable full confinement on Elementary 0.4 (Loki)
- If a distribution doesn’t support full confinement through
seccomp, snaps are installed in devmode by default.
- Installing the core snap will now request a restart
- Rest API: added support to send apps per snap, to allow finer-grained control of snaps from the Software center.
Have a look at the full changelog for more details.
Here are some of the fixes already lined up for the next snapd release:
- New interfaces to enable more system access for confined snaps, such as “
optical-drive” and “
mpris”. This will give a lot more latitude for media players (control through the mpris dbus interface, playing DVDs, etc.) and communication apps. You can try them now by building snapd from source.
- Better handling of snaps on nvidia graphics
- And much more to come, watch the new Snapcraft social channels ( twitter, google+, facebook) for updates!