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12 posts from March 2019

Snap startup time improvements

By Igor Ljubuncic, 28 March 2019

Several months ago, we shared an article titled I have a need, a need for snap that detailed the application performance results of snaps compared to their...

Snapcraft Summit Montreal

By Martin Wimpress, 22 March 2019

Following previous events in New York, Seattle, and London, the fourth Snapcraft Summit is taking place in Montreal, Canada from June 11th to 13th 2019. We...

Magic Wormhole – Send files with ease

By Igor Ljubuncic, 21 March 2019

Sharing is caring. Alexander the Great File transfer is the bread and butter of information exchange in the digital world. Documents, photos, videos, we share...

Design and Web team summary – 15 March 2019

By Peter Mahnke, 20 March 2019

This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web team Homepage takeovers...

Debug ACPI DSDT and SSDT with ACPICA Utilities

By Alex Hung, 20 March 2019

Using acpidbg on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 can be quite handy; however, the Linux kernel with ACPI_DEBUGGER is not always available, such as on Ubuntu for ARM. In such...

Make your snap development faster

By Igor Ljubuncic, 14 March 2019

“All my centurions develop using snaps.” Julius Caesar By and large, software development can be an enjoyable process. Until you hit the first error, that is....

ROS 2 launch: required nodes

By Kyle Fazzari, 11 March 2019

When using the Robot Operating System (ROS), it’s fairly common to want to shut down a launched system if a specific node (or set of nodes) exits. This is...

FOSDEM 2019, a recap

By Maximilian Ehlers, 11 March 2019

A subjective review and some takeaways of our teams trip to FOSDEM 2019.

Fresh KDE snaps for February 2019

By Martin Wimpress, 9 March 2019

During February 2019 we celebrated another fine Plasma release with our friends at KDE by showcasing a month of KDE snaps on the Snapcraft Twitter and other...

How to ensure the ongoing security and compliance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’

By Canonical, 7 March 2019

As 14.04 reaches the end of its five-year, Standard Security Maintenance, LTS window in April 2019, support for the OS is transitioning into a new phase –...

How to create snapshots of your snaps

By Igor Ljubuncic, 7 March 2019

Data backups are arguably the most important part of one’s software setup. While many scenarios fall into the realm of if, data loss belongs in the when...

Infographic: Snapcraft for developers

By Canonical, 6 March 2019

At the end of last year, we shared an infographic highlighting the adoption of snaps by users for their desktop, server or IoT devices. Those snaps wouldn’t...