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Distributing a ROS system among multiple snaps

By Kyle Fazzari on 22 March 2017

One of the key tenets of snaps is that they bundle their dependencies. The fact that they’re self-contained helps their transactional-ness: upgrading or rolling back is essentially just a matter of unmounting one snap and mounting…

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This elevator catches intruders, saves lives, generates money, …

By Maarten Ectors on 13 March 2017

The world is becoming software defined and most people don’t realise what this means until software apps and app stores invade their day to day objects like elevators. This blog post is about the smartest elevator demoed at MWC17 and…

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10 snaps written in February

By Didier Roche on 9 March 2017

It’s that time of the month! Didier has put together a selection of top ten snaps written in February ranging from blockchain to graphical applications. To recap for those that may not know, snaps are a new way for developers to…

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MWC17: The future of industrial IoT

By Maarten Ectors on 23 February 2017

The internet of things, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, big data, robots/drones, blockchain, industry 4.0 and other hype terms are popping up everywhere. Our partners will be showcasing real industrial solutions that go far…

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8 KDE snaps written in January

By didrocks on 9 February 2017

It’s a special this month. Instead of our round-up of desktop snaps, we’re focusing on KDE! 8 KDE snaps written in January have been selected from a Tetris-like game to an education platform on countries. To recap for those of…

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Snapcraft 2.26 has been released

By Sergio Schvezov on 3 February 2017

Hello snapcrafters! We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.26 of snapcraft has been released: https://launchpad.net/snapcraf... Contributions This release has seen some contributions from outside of the snapcraft…

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Run scripts during snapcraft builds with “scriptlets”

By David Callé on 2 February 2017

If you have snapped an application, or tried to snap an application, you know that Snapcraft heavily depends on built-in plugins for specific build systems and that it provides a large array of choices to do so. You can snap ROS apps,…

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How to snap: introducing classic confinement

By David Callé on 9 January 2017

Last Thursday, January 5, the snapd team was delighted to announce a new release of snapd (2.20), the daemon that enables systems to work with snaps and provides the snap command. It’s time we take a look at the most prominent feature of…

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10 desktop snaps written in December

By Amrisha Prashar on 5 January 2017

It’s that time of the month! Evan Dandrea put together a selection of top ten snaps written in December. To recap for those of you that may not know, snaps are a new way for developers to package their apps, bringing with it many…

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snapd 2.18: the snap command strikes back

By David Callé on 12 December 2016

Last Thursday, December 8, the snapd team was happy to announce a new release of snapd (2.18), the daemon that enables systems to work with snaps and provides the snap command. It’s time we take a look at what makes this release…

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Competition: Build a seasonal snap on your Raspberry Pi

By Amrisha Prashar on 1 December 2016

And our present for you this Christmas is… a competition to create a seasonal snap on your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3! We’d love to see the entries that are the most festive, original and work across devices – it could be snow falling,…

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10 desktop snaps written in November

By Didier Roche on 1 December 2016

It’s that time of the month again where we round up our top ten snaps from the last month! For those that may not know, snaps are a new way for developers to package their apps, bringing with it many advantages over the more traditional…