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Skype discuss easing Linux maintenance with snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 13 February 2018

Skype is used by hundreds of millions of users globally to make free video and voice calls, send files, video and instant messages. It has been two years since Skype first launched to Linux users on the Electron framework. This brings us…

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A peek at the Snapcraft Summit

By Sergio Schvezov on 26 January 2018

The Snapcraft Summit, taking place in Seattle from January 29th to February 2nd, is a forward-thinking five day software hackathon being attended by major software vendors and snap developers working to move the industry forward with…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 22 January 2018

By Will Cooke on 22 January 2018

Here’s an update on what we’ve been working on over the last couple of weeks: GNOME We’ve been working on a patch for udisks to hide snaps from applications such as GNOME’s Disks. This will hide all loop devices, including installed snaps,…

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Tutorial: Continuous delivery of snaps with Circle CI

By David Callé on 19 January 2018

Bullet-proof continuous delivery of software is crucial to the health of your community, more than a way to run manual tests, it also enables your early adopters to test code and give feedback on it as soon as it lands. You may be already…

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Canonical brings Slack to the snap ecosystem

By Canonical on 18 January 2018

The digital workspace will now be available to all Linux users London, UK – 18th January 2018 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced the first iteration of Slack as a snap, bringing collaboration to open source users.…

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Top snaps in November: blockchain, IDEs and games

By David Callé on 20 December 2017

The past month has been exciting in the snap world, between getting ready to welcome our Google Code-in students, improving the developer dashboard and starting to land, piece by piece, the new store frontend, it’s time we take a…

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JetBrains adopts snaps to further simplify developers’ lives

By Sarah Dickinson on 19 December 2017

Used by companies as diverse as NASA, Pinterest, and CitiBank, JetBrains takes the repetition out of a developer’s life through their range of developer tools which automate routine checks and corrections. JetBrains offers 21 different…

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Snaps & automatic updates prove popular with email client, Mailspring

By Sarah Dickinson on 5 December 2017

In the latest interview with a snap developer, we spoke to Ben Gotow who is the lead maintainer of Mailspring, a free, modern email client for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Originally started and open-sourced by Nylas in California, Ben took…

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Orchestrating architectural installations and live shows with snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 15 November 2017

Dutch manufacturer Visual Productions BV, provides multi-platform software and solid-state hardware lighting control technology for namely the architectural, retail, venue and entertainment lighting industries. Originating from an…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly, Nov 3rd & 10th: Bionic daily images available

By Will Cooke on 10 November 2017

  The big news this week is the availability of Bionic daily ISOs. As always, we’re beavering away on the desktop: GNOME We’ve started a conversation on the GNOME mailing list to talk about locking down extensions which are part of a…

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Discovering snaps with .NET and Microsoft

By Sarah Dickinson on 8 November 2017

.NET Core, run by the .NET Foundation and Microsoft, is a free, cross-platform platform that supports building and running the next generation of web services, microservices and apps. By its very nature, it is an open source platform which…