Snappy Playpen event tomorrow!
July 18, 2016
Over the last few weeks, Tuesday has become the Snappy Playpen day. Although you can find us on IRC and Gitter all the time basically, Tuesday is where many of us have their eyeballs locked on the discussion and are happy to help out. We’re making no exception tomorrow, 19th July 2016 will be another Snappy Playpen event. It’s beautiful to see all the recent additions to the Snappy Playpen repository and other contributions.
Contributing to the world of snaps
July 7, 2016
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.
Snappy Playpen event next Tuesday
June 30, 2016
Next week on Tuesday, 5th July, we want to have our next Snappy Playpen event. As always we are going to work together on snapping software for our repository on github. Whatever app, service or piece of software you bring is welcome. The focus of last week was ironing out issues and documenting what we currently have. Some outcomes of this were: documentation of some of our best practices, adding a FAQ a list of known issues consolidation in terms of using common parts (launchers, etc.
Being among the first in a new community
June 20, 2016
It takes a special kind of people who enjoy being in the first in a new community. It’s a time when there’s a lot of empty canvas, wide landscapes to uncover, lots of dragons still on a map, I guess you already see what I mean. It takes some pioneer spirit to feel comfortable when the rules are not all figured out yet and stuff is still a bit harder than it should be.
Our next Snappy Clinic
October 16, 2015
We promised more Snappy Clinics and Monday, 19th October 2015 16:00 UTC is going to be our next one. This time we are going to have two of the main Snapcraft developers, Sergio Schvezov and Ted Gould around, who are going to give an introduction to what snapcraft is, talk about what’s new in the 0.3 release, show how we can use a custom plugin from upstream snapcraft for a new project and put together a snap from scratch.