Writing snaps together

Working with a new technology often brings you to see things in a new light and re-think previous habits. Especially when it challenges the status quo and expectations of years of traditional use. Snaps are no exception in this regard. As one example twenty years ago we simply didn’t have today’s confinement technologies. Luckily is […]

Need helping getting started with snapping?

Are you interested in snapping software and need help? There’s a lot of good reasons for snapping software: You get software out to millions of users: Ubuntu (snapd installed by default since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS), snapd available too on Arch, Debian, Gentoo, Fedora, openSUSE, openembedded, yocto and OpenWRT. You get to define the experience: ship […]

Snapcraft workshop at Akademy

I’m looking forward to next week, as On Wednesday I’m going to give this workshop WHAT: Creating snaps with snapcraft MAR 0.017 – Wednesday, 7th September 10:00 – 12:00 So if you are interested in learning how to publish software easily and directly to users, this might be just for you. Snaps are self-contained, confined […]

Snappy Clinic: News from Snapcraft

It’s been a while since our last Snappy Clinic (here’s a link to all videos) and since Ubuntu Online Summit a lot of great things happened in Snapcraft: Summary of changes in Snapcraft 0.5 Summary of changes in Snapcraft 0.6 Among the changes: a nil plugin, support of pip packages, support globs in the copy plugin, […]

Snappy Clinic: using snapcraft to ship software

As announced earlier, we had a Ubuntu Snappy Core Clinic yesterday and we had a great time. Sergio Schvezov, Ted Gould and I talked about snapcraft in general, what’s new in the 0.3 release and showed off a couple of examples how to package software for Ubuntu Snappy Core. As you can see in the video, none […]

Snapcraft has landed in the archive

In the flurry of uploads for the C++ ABI transition and other frantic work (Thursday is Feature Freeze day) this gem maybe went unnoticed: snapcraft (0.1) wily; urgency=low * Initial release What this means? If you’re on wily, you can easily try out snapcraft and get started turning software into snaps. We have some initial docs available […]