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Introducing developer notifications for snap security updates

by Canonical on 2 May 2018

For some time, we’ve wanted a mechanism to alert snap publishers to security updates which affect their snaps. All the pieces have come together and we are now sending alerts via email. Stated more precisely, publishers who use ‘stage-packages’ in their snapcraft.yaml will now be alerted when Ubuntu Security Notices (USNs) have been issue […]

Ora as a snap: ensuring users are benefiting from the latest version

by Sarah Dickinson on 24 April 2018

Ora is a user-friendly task management service with integrated time-tracking, reports, list view, git integrations and many other features. Often referred to by users as ‘the sweet spot between Trello and Jira’, Ora provides almost a complete match of Jira’s feature set but in a new and more accessible way. Last month, Ora launched their […]

Growing ONLYOFFICE through snaps and the Snap Store

by Sarah Dickinson on 29 March 2018

  ONLYOFFICE is a project developed by IT experts from the Latvian company Ascensio System SIA. WIth ONLYOFFICE business solutions, which are the primary product range, you can run a fast and secure cloud office that comprises powerful online document editors and multiple business tools (CRM, project management, mail etc). You are also ab […]

CircleCI evangelist looks to snaps to bridge cross-distro divide

by Sarah Dickinson on 26 March 2018

CircleCI helps developers test software and deploy it quickly but at a high standard. It is a key element of many developer’s DevOps toolsets. Ricardo Feliciano wears two hats – one as an avid community advocate (under the guise of FelicianoTech) and the other as Developer Evangelist at CircleCI. Ricardo joined the Snapcraft Summit in […]

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

by Kyle Fazzari on 16 March 2018

This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post we discussed methods of control, did a little math, and wrote the ROS driver for our robot. But it still required several nodes to be running at once, and sharing […]

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 […]