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Your first robot: Sharing with others [5/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 16 March 2018

Your first robot: The driver [4/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 9 March 2018

This is the fourth blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post we worked on getting data out of the wireless controller and into ROS in a format meant for controlling differential drive robots like ours: the Twist message. Today we’re going to create […]

An intro to ONLYOFFICE – now available as a snap

by Guest on 9 March 2018

This is a guest blog written by Kseniya Fedoruk of ONLYOFFICE. Two years ago ONLYOFFICE developers released a desktop office suite that combined viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Last week ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors was released as a snap – the universal Linux packaging format. This blog explains with […]

Snapcraft through the eyes of its biggest community contributor

by Sarah Dickinson on 16 February 2018

If you’ve spent any time in the Snapcraft forum, it’s quite likely you’ve come across Dan Llewellyn – a keen community advocate or self-proclaimed Snapcrafter. Dan has always had a passion for computing and is completely self-taught. Outside of the community, Dan is a freelance WordPress developer. After getting into the open source world […]

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 to the present day, where the team recently launched their first snap and […]

Your first robot: The controller [3/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 11 February 2018

This is the third blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post you were introduced to the Robot Operating System (ROS), and got your robot moving by ROSifying one of the CamJam worksheets. Today we’re going to move beyond the CamJam worksheets, and work […]

Building Slack for the Linux community and adopting snaps

by Sarah Dickinson on 6 February 2018

Used by millions around the world, Slack is an enterprise software platform that allows teams and businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively. Slack works seamlessly with other software tools within a single integrated environment, providing an accessible archive of an organisation’s communications, information and projects. Althou […]

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 5

by elopio on 3 February 2018

This Snapcraft Summit is coming to an end. We had five days full of hard and fun work, together with many friends from many other projects that are part of our ecosystem. It was amazing to see the kind of collaboration that snapcraft brings to the Linux world. The engineering, advocacy, desktop and design teams […]

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 3

by Kyle Fazzari on 2 February 2018

The third day of the Snapcraft Summit here in Seattle saw all the developers reconvene and really get down to work, and ROSHub came by in the afternoon with their snap-powered robots! Strictly-confined snaps can only access specific areas on disk that are defined by the interfaces they utilize. This works well, but can occasionally […]

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 2

by Kyle Fazzari on 1 February 2018

The second day of Snapcraft Summits tend to be particularly productive as all the participants get more familiar with each other, and this one is no exception. In addition to developers from CircleCI, Electron, Microsoft, Plex, and Slack, today saw the addition of our friends from ROSHub joining us to hack on their snaps. Snapcraft […]

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 1

by Alan Pope on 1 February 2018

The first day of the Snapcraft Summit in Seattle kicked off with a simple round of introductions and each participant voicing their plans for the week. People from Microsoft, Skype, Slack, Electron and CircleCI joined the snap advocacy and Snapcraft teams to crank through their tasks. Snapcraft community superstar Dan Llwellyn started his […]