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Controlling snap releases with channels, tracks and branches – Part 2

By Canonical on 7 September 2017

By Daniel Manrique, Engineering Manager at Canonical, Online Services (Part 1) Tracks With tracks, developers can give a group of users the ability to stay on a robust, proven version of their software, even when a newer stable version has…

Internet of Things

Controlling snap releases with channels, tracks and branches – Part 1

By Canonical on 4 September 2017

By Daniel Manrique, Engineering Manager at Canonical, Online Services Ever since snaps were introduced, a crucial part of their feature set has been the ability to release a snap on a particular “channel” indicating how stable or…

Cloud and server

Build.snapcraft.io gets your code ready to distribute in minutes

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 30 May 2017

The public beta release of build.snapcraft.io is now open! build.snapcraft.io is an easy and free to use platform for publishing your software to the tens of millions of machines running Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Arch, Gentoo,…

Internet of Things

ROS production: create Ubuntu Core image with snap preinstalled [5/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 9 May 2017

This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a gadget snap to allow confined access to the Turtlebot. In this post, we’re going to put all the pieces from this series…

Internet of Things

ROS production: obtaining confined access to the Turtlebot [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 27 April 2017

This is the fourth blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a snap of our prototype, and released it into the store. In this post, we’re going to work toward an Ubuntu Core image by creating…

Internet of Things

Canonical joins EdgeX Foundry to help unify IoT edge computing

By Sarah Dickinson on 24 April 2017

Fragmentation is the nature of the beast in the IoT space with a variety of non-interoperable protocols, devices and vendors which are the natural results of years of evolution in the industrial space especially. However traditional…

Internet of Things

ROS production: our prototype as a snap [3/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 21 April 2017

This is the third blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we came up with a simple ROS prototype. In this post we’ll package that prototype as a snap. For justifications behind why we’re doing this,…

Internet of Things

ROS production: our prototype [2/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 13 April 2017

This is the second blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we discussed why Ubuntu Core was a good fit for production robotics. In this post we’ll be on classic Ubuntu, creating the example ROS prototype that…

Desktop

Snap support lands in Fedora 24, 25 and 26

By David Callé on 11 April 2017

As part as our mission to get snaps running everywhere, we are pleased to announce that support for snaps has now officially landed in Fedora, starting with Fedora 24 and up. Big thanks to Neal Gompa who has been instrumental in landing…

Desktop

10 snaps written in March

By didrocks on 6 April 2017

It’s that time of the month! We’ve put together a selection of top ten snaps written in March ranging from snapping an electron app through to a simple screen recorder! To recap for those that may not know, snaps are a new way…

Internet of Things

Snaps are now available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop and server

By David Callé on 30 March 2017

The snapd team recently announced a new release of snapd supporting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty) for servers and desktop (i386, amd64). The snapd service is what makes possible the installation and management of applications packaged as…

Internet of Things

Making snap packages of photogrammetry software

By Guest on 29 March 2017

This is a guest post by Alberto Mardegan, Software Engineer at Canonical. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com Some time ago I got vaguely interested into photogrammetry, that is the…