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8 posts from July 2019

Manjaro, snaps and the spirit of collaboration

By Sarah Dickinson, 29 July 2019

Linux distributions are all about freedom of choice for the end-user. However, there is a natural element of competition too. So, why did Philip Müller, one...

Handy productivity software for your home and office

By Igor Ljubuncic, 25 July 2019

Discovery is an integral part of any store experience. Sometimes, you know what you want and need, and the experience can be short and transactional. On other...

Community Snapcrafter on MicroK8s, summits and the evolving nature of snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 23 July 2019

In January 2018, Dani Llewellyn joined her first Snapcraft Summit in Seattle in her role as a community Snapcrafter. At that event, we discussed her views on...

CMake leverages the Snapcraft Summit with Travis CI to build snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 18 July 2019

CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software. It is used to control the software compilation process...

Handy snapcraft features: Remote build

By Igor Ljubuncic, 18 July 2019

As you probably know, there are many ways you can build snaps: locally using snapcraft, with CI systems like Travis, through Launchpad, and also via the free...

Octave turns to snaps to reduce dependency on Linux distribution maintainers

By Sarah Dickinson, 15 July 2019

Octave is a numerical computing environment largely compatible with MATLAB. As free software, Octave runs on GNU/Linux, macOS, BSD, and Windows. At the 2019...

Analyze ACPI Tables in a Text File with FWTS

By Alex Hung, 8 July 2019

I often need to implement tests for new ACPI tables before they become available on real hardware. Fortunately, FWTS provides a framework to read ACPI tables’...

Faster snap development – additional tips and tricks

By Igor Ljubuncic, 4 July 2019

Recently, we published several blog posts, aimed at helping developers enjoy a smoother, faster, more streamlined experience creating snaps. We discussed the...