Contributing to the world of snaps
Zygmunt Krynicki wrote about the availability of bite-sized bugs for the snapd project.
I took this as an opportunity to go through the snapcraft bugs as well and tag a few as bitesize myself. snapcraft is written in python, nicely commented documented and comes with a comprehensive test-suite. The people working on it are a lovely bunch and very helpful. So if you are interested in publishing software and have some knowledge in how a certain class of projects is built, you could do a lot of good here.
If you can’t write python or go (for snapd) code, that’s fine - there are lots of other ways to help out:
- Help us update our documentation, we use the snap-docs tag to indicate bugs about this.
- Answer questions on AskUbuntu. the ubuntu-core and snapcraft tags help finding related questions. Good questions and answers get added to our FAQ regularly.
- Get involved with the Snappy Playpen. Either add an app you are interested in or help us clean them up. We also keep a list of good examples and known issues.
- Follow the snapcraft.io social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) and let us know about interesting stuff.
- Join us on #snappy on Freenode and on the snapcraft mailing list and talk to us there.
This is an exciting time for Ubuntu and other distributions - we’re making software much more easily available.