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Desktop archives

4 posts from December 2020

Snaps and themes – on the path to seamless desktop integration

By Igor Ljubuncic, 31 December 2020

Alongside performance, theming is one of the primary concerns for desktop snap users. People expect applications bundled inside snaps to look and behave just...

Why LZO was chosen as the new compression method

By Ian Johnson, 23 December 2020

Everyone wants fast applications. Recently, we provided a mechanism to make snap applications launch faster by using the LZO format. We introduced this change...

Snaps: How we got here

By Alan Pope, 10 December 2020

I’m celebrating nine years at Canonical, and coming up on 15 years since I started contributing to Ubuntu in the community. It’s been quite the ride, helping...

When you need the numbers just right – benchmark and profiling applications in the Snap Store

By Igor Ljubuncic, 4 December 2020

The world of software is a vast and complex one, often too difficult to easily assess by human intuition alone. Which is why detailed and accurate...