The snapd roadmap

snapd 2.41

:gear: Daemon user support (topic, older topic)
:gear: Gadget asset updates (topic)

snapd 2.40

:white_check_mark: Cohort support (topic)
:white_check_mark: Much improved performance measure (topic)
:white_check_mark: Refresh awareness - Part 1 (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for “base: none”

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta July 02th
:white_check_mark: candidate July 17th
:white_medium_square: stable Aug 12th

snapd 2.39

:white_check_mark: Automatic snapshots on removal (topic)
:white_check_mark: Auto install snpad for non-core base snaps
:white_check_mark: Remodel API/cli with support for switching kernel tracks/required-snaps within the same model
:white_check_mark: Use the “core” snap as a fallback for “core16”
:white_check_mark: Retain only 2 snap revision on classic systems
:white_check_mark: Optimize seccomp bpf compilation

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Apr 18th
:white_check_mark: candidate May 03th
:white_check_mark: stable May 14th

snapd 2.38

:white_check_mark: snap connections command (topic)
:white_check_mark: Epochs (stepped upgrades) (topic)
:white_check_mark: Improved prepare-image channel selection support (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for apparmor 2.13
:white_check_mark: Minimal go version switch to 1.9
:white_check_mark: New intel-mei,multipass-support,network-manager-observe, u2f-devices,block-devices interfaces
:white_check_mark: Initial performance measures available (topic)

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Mar 05th
:white_check_mark: candidate Mar 20th
:white_check_mark: stable Mar 28th

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snapd 2.37

:white_check_mark: Snapshots (topic)
:white_check_mark: Interface hooks (topic)
:white_check_mark: Parallel snap installs for confined snaps (topic)
:white_check_mark: Show the date the snap was released to a channel in snap info (topic)
:white_check_mark: The personal-files and system-files interfaces (topic) and (topic)
:white_check_mark: Add new snap run --trace-exec <snap>.<app> support (topic)

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Jan 10
:white_check_mark: candidate Jan 16th
:white_check_mark: stable Jan 30h

snapd 2.36

:white_check_mark: Warnings pipeline infrastructure (topic)
:white_check_mark: Go into socket activtion mode no snaps are installed
:white_check_mark: Much improved snap help output
:white_check_mark: Support core config proxy on classic
:white_check_mark: Support rate-limit of background refreshes via core.refresh.rate-limit core config option
:white_check_mark: Honor core config proxy.http{,s} settings on classic as well
:white_check_mark: Warn when prerequisites to run snapd (like minimal kernel version) are not met

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Oct 02h
:white_check_mark: candidate Nov 12th
:white_check_mark: stable Nov 20th

snapd 2.35

:white_check_mark: Support to build/seed core18 based images
:white_check_mark: Interface improvements: i2c (sysfs-name support)
:white_check_mark: apt install hook integration, apt may suggest snaps
:white_check_mark: Allow building amazon linux rpm packages
:white_check_mark: Show verified publishers with a green check mark

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Aug 08h
:white_check_mark: candidate Aug 21th
:white_check_mark: stable Aug 29th

snapd 2.34

:white_check_mark: Interface connection via gadget (topic)
:white_check_mark: Hardware watchdog on Ubuntu Core
:white_check_mark: New dvb interface (topic)
:white_check_mark: New {contacts,calendar}-service interfaces
:white_check_mark: Snapd selftest check on startup (topic)
:white_check_mark: New can-bus interface
:white_check_mark: Support to disable ipv6 via snap set system network.disable-ipv6

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Jun 29th
:white_check_mark: candidate Jul 30th
:white_check_mark: stable Aug 6th

snapd 2.33

:white_check_mark: Reboot experience on core or kernel refresh
:white_check_mark: Service watchdog support (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for appstream ID
:white_check_mark: Selftest support to ensure squashfs can be mounted
:white_check_mark: New juju-client-observer interface
:white_check_mark: Snap refresh over metered connections
:white_check_mark: Snapd support for xdg-desktop-portal

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta May 24th
:white_check_mark: candidate Jun 08th
:white_check_mark: stable Jun 18th

snapd 2.32

:white_check_mark: Auto install of content snap dependencies
:white_check_mark: Versionized profiles
:white_check_mark: Layouts (custom mount points) (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support to pass options to strace (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for service timers (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for CDNs that are cloud aware (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for snap run --gdb
:white_check_mark: Service survival across refreshes (topic)
:white_check_mark: Timer services (topic)
:white_check_mark: Refresh hold option (topic)
:white_check_mark: Autostart desktop applications (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for stop-mode (topc)

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Feb 23th
:white_check_mark: candidate Mar 22th
:white_check_mark: stable Apr 10th

snapd 2.31

:white_check_mark: Snap service start ordering (topic)
:white_check_mark: Refresh snaps with needed credentials (topic)
:white_check_mark: Use snapcraft export-login data in snap {download,prepare-image}
:white_check_mark: Additional sanity check on installs (topic)
:white_check_mark: Monthly refresh scheduling (topic)
:white_check_mark: Command-not-found support on core (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support xdg-settings set default-web-browser from within snaps (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support snap run --strace (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for snap refresh --amend local-snap
:white_check_mark: Content interface improvements (topic)

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Jan 22th
:white_check_mark: candidate Feb 05th
:white_check_mark: stable Feb 19th

snapd 2.30

:white_check_mark: Service control on snapctl (start/stop/etc) (topic)
:white_check_mark: Tab-completion for aliases too (topic)
:white_check_mark: Add support for socket activation (topic)
:white_check_mark: Pre-refresh hook support (topic)
:white_check_mark: Allow to configure core before it is installed
:white_check_mark: Run configuration of core internally
:white_check_mark: Support for Nvidia Vulkan/32-it NVIDIA drivers

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Nov 30th
:white_check_mark: candidate Dec 11th
:white_check_mark: stable Jan 02th

snapd 2.29

:white_check_mark: Improved configuration get output (topic)
:white_check_mark: Automatic download of base snaps (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support $ variables in command: (topic)
:white_check_mark: Fix classic flag on reverts (topic)
:white_check_mark: Cache downloaded snaps (topic)
:white_check_mark: Repair capability phase 1 (topic)
:white_check_mark: Make –ignore-validation sticky and send the flag over (topic)
:white_check_mark: Improved progress information on long operations

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Oct 23th
:white_check_mark: candidate Oct 30th
:white_check_mark: stable Dec 04th

snapd 2.28

:white_check_mark: Internal xdg-open implementation (topic)
:white_check_mark: Post-refresh hook support (topic)
:white_check_mark: Lazy registrations on classic (topic)
:white_check_mark: Service control on snap command (start/stop/etc) (topic)
:white_check_mark: Tab-completion for snaps (topic)
:white_check_mark: Polkit-based authorizations (topic)
:white_check_mark: Initial support for base snaps (topic)
:white_check_mark: Snap switch command (topic)
:white_check_mark: Proxy configuration for core devices (topic)
:white_check_mark: Support for /snap as symlink (topic)

Schedule

:white_check_mark: beta Sep 4th
:white_check_mark: candidate Sep 25th
:white_check_mark: stable Oct 9th

snapd 2.27

See release notes topic for details.

:white_check_mark: Dynamic filesystem updates (snap-update-ns)
:white_check_mark: Android boot support
:white_check_mark: General snapctl support
:white_check_mark: New title field
:white_check_mark: Install --unaliased parameter
:white_check_mark: Seccomp argument filtering
:white_check_mark: Configuration defaults on first boot
:white_check_mark: New or updated interfaces, 17 in total

Schedule

:white_check_mark: stable Sep 5th

upcoming

:gear: auto-transition to snapd snap (via snap set core experimental.snapd-snap=true)
:gear: USB hotplug
:white_medium_square: Health checks (topic)

(other upcoming topics)

backlog

:white_medium_square: Desktop theme support (topic)
:white_medium_square: Interface for locking screen (topic)
:white_medium_square: Support for wayland sockets (topic)
:white_medium_square: Report disk usage for snaps (topic)
:white_medium_square: Cache snap summary/etc from store (topic)
:white_medium_square: Repairs Phase 2 (emergency fixes) (topic)
:white_medium_square: Verified developers (topic)
:white_medium_square: Allow snaps to refresh themselves (topic)
:white_medium_square: Configuration schemas
:white_medium_square: Refresh postponing hook (topic)
:white_medium_square: Improvements in snap download (topic)
:white_medium_square: Entitlements
:white_medium_square: Alias in service units (topic)
:white_medium_square: Replace a snap by another

(other backlog topics)

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