Ubuntu Online Summit from a snap perspective
November 17, 2016
Earlier this week the Ubuntu community was busy with the Ubuntu Online Summit. If you head to the schedule page, you can watch all the sessions which happened. As I’m interested in snaps a lot, I’d like to highlight some of the sessions which happened there, so if you missed them, you can go back and see what happened there: Intro and keynote by Gustavo Niemeyer Gustavo (amongst others projects he is involved with) is one of the lead developers of snapd.
Writing snaps together
September 27, 2016
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 using snapcraft a real joy: you write one declarative file, define your snap’s parts, make use of snapcraft’s many plugins and if really necessary, you write a quick and simple plugin using Python to run your custom build.
Snapcraft workshop at Akademy
September 2, 2016
I’m looking forward to next week, as I’m going to Akademy. 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 apps, which run across a variety of Linux systems. The process of snapping software is very straight-forward and publishing them is very quick as well.
Snappy Playpen event tomorrow!
July 11, 2016
Distributing software has never been easier. snapcraft makes it easy to build any kind of app, snapd and snap-confine bring security and hassle-free updates. Maintaining the app in the store is simple and you get lots of flexibility with different release channels. If you’re interested or curious, adding your software to the Snappy Playpen, might be a good first step. Tomorrow, Tuesday 12th July 2016, we are working together on getting more snaps landed, getting things improved, updating our docs, helping out the snapd/snapcraft people, and upstreaming snaps.
Second week of Snappy Playpen
June 16, 2016
We are in the second week of the Snappy Playpen and it’s simply beautiful to see how new folks are coming in and collaborate on getting snaps done, improve existing ones, answer questions and work together. The team spirit is strong and we’re all learning loads. Keep up the good work everyone! :-) It’s only Thursday, but let’s have a quick look at the highlights of this week. New snaps Added Tyrant Unleashed Optimizer, by Christian Ehrhardt Added mpv git build, by Alan Pope Added imagemagick6-stable, by Andy Keech Added keepassx, by Leo Arias Added consul, by Leo Arias dcos-cli snap, by Leo Arias deis workflow snap, by Leo Arias Work in progress snaps Some of these snaps still need help, so take a look at the list of our open PRs and dive in.