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Using snaps to advance robotics development

By Sarah Dickinson on 30 October 2017

Robotics development has seen great expansion in recent years. Some roboticists strongly believe that this expansion is not only due to the rise of inexpensive sensors and actuators but also to the new software trends enabling code sharing…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: GNOME Fixes & New Snaps

By Will Cooke on 27 October 2017

I’ll be starting the weekly round-up posts again now that the release is out and 18.04 is getting under way. At this early stage in the development cycle we’re spending a week or so tidying up the loose ends from 17.10, SRUing the…

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Top snaps in September: games, GNOME apps and more!

By David Callé on 18 October 2017

October, it’s almost time for a new Ubuntu release! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about spending relaxing time with your computer: playing games, listening to music and enjoying beautiful GNOME applications! If the…

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elementary on why snaps are right for their Linux distro

By Sarah Dickinson on 11 October 2017

elementary is the company behind the elementary OS Linux distribution and the associated app store. Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, elementary began in 2007 with their first release in 2011. They are currently on their 4th…

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Heroku as a snap: talking security, Snapcraft & daily updates

By Sarah Dickinson on 4 October 2017

Created 10 years ago and now owned by Salesforce, Heroku is a hosted cloud platform as a service (PaaS) which makes it easy for developers to run apps and services at scale. Heroku’s focus is on the developer experience and productivity.…

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Snap configuration: the configure hook

By Kyle Fazzari on 3 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle’s blog You’ve heard it a million times: snaps bundle their dependencies. People seem to understand and accept the technical aspects of this, but today I want to talk about a more…

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Snap install-time setup: the install hook

By Kyle Fazzari on 3 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle’s blog When it comes to developing snaps, there’s a particular confusion out there that I see over and over again: build-time versus run-time. For example: “I’m building a…

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Wavebox snap: A central hub for Gmail, Outlook, Trello, Slack and more

By luciadecastro on 12 September 2017

Wavebox is an app that brings together most of the tools you’ll need on an everyday basis, like Gmail, Outlook, Office 365, Slack and more, and is now available as a snap! We had a chat with Thomas Beverley, Co-founder &…

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Top 10 snaps in August: Chromium, Dino, Gogs and more

By David Callé on 11 September 2017

September, back to school! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about productivity and collaboration tools. Very competent web browser? Check. Messaging clients? Check. PDF and Video files editing? Check. Hacking your router to…

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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…

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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…

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Top snaps in July: GIMP, Brackets, Gogland, Openstack and more

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 10 August 2017

If you’re thinking July = holidays… think again! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about productivity. Graphic design tools, web code editor, Go IDE, JSON configuration, blockchain wallet and Openstack……