Everyone who has followed Ubuntu lately for sure stumbled across the snappy technology, which does not only bring the new cross-distro packaging format “snap” but also a sandboxing technology for apps, as well as transactional updates that can be rolled back in case of an update going wrong and a new way of installing and ...
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One of the advantages of snap packages is that they are self-contained. When you install a snap, you know that you don’t need to install additional dependencies (besides the automatically-installed core snap that provides the basic operating system layer), and it will simply work on every Linux distribution that supports snaps.
Here, we show ...
The latest version of snapd, the service powering snaps, has just landed in Ubuntu 16.04, here are some of the highlights of this release.
New commands: buy, find private, disable, revert
A lot of new commands are available, allowing you, for example, to downgrade, disable and buy snaps:
- When logged into a store,
If it hasn't already, snapd 2.0.10 should be making its way to your 16.04 systems. Here is what’s new!
The 2.0.10 release contains a number of improvements and fixes over the 2.0.9 release that was available before. The highlights:
edge) usage has been ...
Integrating desktop applications with snaps has been a little bit challenging in terms of getting them looking and behaving as part of the system. This means following general desktop theming, having global application menu integration, getting the icon caches, getting configuration keys and such. Also, the technologies and toolkits like GTK, Qt, demand a little bit of expertise on ...
Following the announcement of snaps being supported across a range of key Linux distributions, the development teams working on snaps and Snapcraft are making universal snaps one of the main topics of their next sprint in Heidelberg, Germany, from 18-22 July.
Snappy sprints are face-to-face events where multiple teams working on snap technologies, including Ubuntu ...
Snapcraft 2.12 is here and is making its way to your 16.04 machines today.
This release takes Snapcraft to a whole new level. For example, instead of defining your own project parts, you can now use and share them from a common, open, repository. This feature was already available in previous versions, but ...
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 ...
Yesterday, the snapcore team released a new version of snapd for Ubuntu 16.04. Snapd is the system service that enables developers and users to interact with snaps.
Features in 2.0.8
snap try. This command mounts any folder containing an unpackaged snap as an editable installed snap, making testing and iterating on snaps ...
A new version of Snapcraft, the tool to create snaps to distribute your software, was recently released: Snapcraft 2.10 is packed with new features and improvements, including:
- The ‘
snapcraft init’ command now produces a template to bootstrap developers to create their snaps and uses ‘devmode’ as the default confinement mode
- Added support for ...