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Broader use of bases for snaps

We have regular Engineering Sprints at Canonical. These are a great opportunity for engineering teams to come together and discuss progress and roadmaps, as well as code and work together. Many of us have just returned from one such event in Malta, getting home just before the widely report storm hit the island (see Destruction across Malta as gale-force winds batter islands). And one of the things we discussed over the course of that week was the implications of using bases when snaps use type other than app (a base is a special kind of snap that provides a minimal set of libraries common to most applications). ...

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Snapcraft 3.1

snapcraft 3.1 is now available on the stable channel of the Snap Store. This is a new minor release building on top of the foundations laid out from the snapcraft 3.1 release. If you are already on the stable channel for snapcraft then all you need to do is wait for the snap to be refreshed. The full release notes are replicated here below Build Environments It is now possible, when using the base keyword, to once again clean parts. ...

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Snapcraft 3.0

The release notes for snapcraft 3.0 have been long overdue. For convenience I will reproduce them here too. Presenting snapcraft 3.0 The arrival of snapcraft 3.0 brings fresh air into how snap development takes place! We took the learnings from the main pain points you had when creating snaps in the past several years, and we we introduced those lessons into a brand new release - snapcraft 3.0! Build Environments As the cornerstone for behavioral change, we are introducing the concept of build environments. ...

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Reporting Metrics Back to Ubuntu

A short lived ride After some time on Kubuntu on this new laptop, I just re-discovered that I did not want to live in the Plasma world anymore. While I do value all the work the team behind it does, the user interface is just not for me as it feels rather busy to my liking. In that aforementioned post I wrote about running the Ubuntu Report Tool on this system, it is not part of the Kubuntu install or first boot experience but you can install it by running apt install ubuntu-report followed by running ubuntu-report to actually create the report and if you want, send it too. ...