The snapd roadmap

snapd 2.60.3

:white_check_mark: Bugfixes
:white_check_mark: Use “aes-cbc-essiv:sha256” in cryptsetup on arm 32bit devices to increase speed on devices with CAAM support
:white_check_mark: Stop using -O no-expr-simplify in apparmor_parser to avoid potential exponential memory use. This can lead to slower policy complication in some cases but it is much safer on low memory devices.
:white_check_mark: Support for dynamic snapshot data exclusions
:white_check_mark: Apparmor userspace is vendored inside the snapd snap
:white_check_mark: Added a default-configure hook that exposes gadget default configuration options to snaps during first install before services are started
:white_check_mark: Allow install from initrd to speed up the initial installation for systems that do not have a install-device hook
:white_check_mark: New snap sign --chain flag that appends the account and account-key assertions
:white_check_mark: Support validation-sets in the model assertion :white_check_mark: Support new “min-size” field in gadget.yaml :white_check_mark: New interface: “userns”


:white_check_mark: beta Jul 04
:white_check_mark: candidate Aug 31
:white_check_mark: stable Sep 02

snapd 2.59

:white_check_mark: Support setting extra kernel command line parameters via snap configuration and under a gadget allow-list
:white_check_mark: Support for Full-Disk-Encryption using ICE
:white_check_mark: Support for arbitrary home dir locations via snap configuration
:white_check_mark: New nvidia-drivers-support interface
:white_check_mark: Support for udisks2 snap
:white_check_mark: Pre-download of snaps ready for refresh and automatic refresh of the snap when all apps are closed
:white_check_mark: New microovn interface
:white_check_mark: Support uboot with CONFIG_SYS_REDUNDAND_ENV=n
:white_check_mark: Make “snap-preseed --reset” re-exec when needed
:white_check_mark: Update the fwupd interface to support fully confined fwupd
:white_check_mark: The memory,cpu,thread quota options are no longer experimental
:white_check_mark: Support debugging snap client requests via the SNAPD_CLIENT_DEBUG_HTTP environment variable
:white_check_mark: Support ssh listen-address via snap configuration
:white_check_mark: Support for quotas on single services
:white_check_mark: prepare-image now takes into account snapd versions going into the image, including in the kernel initrd, to fetch supported assertion formats


:white_check_mark: beta Mar 10
:white_check_mark: candidate Mar 20
:white_check_mark: stable Mar 27

snapd 2.58

:white_check_mark: snap refresh --hold support (Refresh control)
:white_check_mark: new users.lockout configuration option
:white_check_mark: support auto import assertions on first boot (


:white_check_mark: beta Dec 01
:white_check_mark: candidate Dec 12
:white_check_mark: stable Jan 09

snapd 2.56

:white_check_mark: support “starred” developers
:white_check_mark: factory reset support for unencrypted devices


:white_check_mark: beta May 17
:white_check_mark: candidate May 31
:white_check_mark: stable Jun 06



snapd 2.55.3

:white_check_mark: Fix refresh layout construction (fixes Firefox crash)
:white_check_mark: Support for the “piboot” bootloader
:white_check_mark: Interface operations are faster by using more batched operations
:white_check_mark: New mount-control interface (topic)
:white_check_mark: New polkit interface (topic)


:white_check_mark: beta Mar 21
:white_check_mark: candidate Apr 08
:white_check_mark: stable Apr 20

snapd 2.54.2

:white_check_mark: New shared-memory interface (topic)
:white_check_mark: Allow sideload of multiple snaps via the API
:white_check_mark: riscv64 support for snap-seccomp
:white_check_mark: fixes/improvements for various interfaces


:white_check_mark: beta Jan 07
:white_check_mark: candidate Jan 13
:white_check_mark: stable Jan 24

snapd 2.51

:white_check_mark: New swap.size system config setting for Ubuntu Core devices
:white_check_mark: Full kernel command line customization for UC20 pc/grub gadgets
:white_check_mark: REST API support for creating recovery systems on UC20
:white_check_mark: New raw-input interface
:white_check_mark: New dsp interface
:white_check_mark: New sd-control interface (2.51.3)
:white_check_mark: New netlink-driver interface (2.51.1)
:white_check_mark: New install-device gadget hook to be executed during install mode on UC20
:white_check_mark: New snapctl reboot --poweroff|--halt command to be used in install-device hook to shut device off after install mode (but before first boot seeding in run mode)
:white_check_mark: New snapctl reboot system-mode command to be report what mode a UC20 system is in.
:white_check_mark: New kernel FDE hook V2 for UC20 devices
:white_check_mark: Experimental quota resource groups support


:white_check_mark: beta May 27
:white_check_mark: candidate June 3
:white_check_mark: stable June 7

snapd 2.50

:white_check_mark: Make /etc/ssl available for snaps on Ubuntu classic (PR)
:white_check_mark: Support for DTBs from the kernel snap
:white_check_mark: Snap service units are now re-written when snapd is refreshed as necessary
:white_check_mark: New dsp interface


:white_check_mark: beta May 19
:white_check_mark: candidate May 21
:white_check_mark: stable June 2

snapd 2.49

:white_check_mark: Express encryption preferences for UC20
:white_check_mark: Devmode snaps in dangerous model UC20 seeds
:white_check_mark: Support for LK bootloader for UC20
:white_check_mark: Detection/abort of very slow downloads
:white_check_mark: Fix snap try inside lxd containers
:white_check_mark: Add “Tegra” and RPi “MMAL” support
:white_check_mark: Add new “install-mode: disable” option


:white_check_mark: beta Jan 26
:white_check_mark: candidate Feb 25
:white_check_mark: stable Mar 04

snapd 2.48

:white_check_mark: Support for the “ubuntu-save” partition
:white_check_mark: More versatile UC20 recovery booting in “degraded” situations
:white_check_mark: Bulk assertion refresh for snap-declarations
:white_check_mark: New snap recovery --show-keys command
:white_check_mark:Improve notification UI for app-refresh-awareness
:white_check_mark:New PTP hardware clock interface
:white_check_mark:New snap import-snapshot command


:white_check_mark: beta Sep 17
:white_check_mark: candidate Nov 19
:white_check_mark: stable Nov 30

snapd 2.47

:white_check_mark: better portal support with GLib (PR) :white_check_mark: add cups interface and update cups-control for cups as a strict snap (PR) :white_check_mark: disable console-conf from gadget with core setting (PR) :white_check_mark: Improve disk-space awareness of snapd (topic) :white_check_mark: New “snap reboot” command


:white_check_mark: beta Sep 17
:white_check_mark: candidate Sep 29
:white_check_mark: stable Oct 21

snapd 2.46

:white_check_mark: uinput interface (PR) :white_check_mark: system-source-code interface (PR) :white_check_mark: system-packages-doc interface (PR) :white_check_mark: snaps can now set default-url-scheme-handler :white_check_mark: system-user assertions can be limited to specific serial assertions :white_check_mark: experimental user session daemons with daemon-scope (PR) :white_check_mark: experimental gdbserver support with snaps (topic)


:white_check_mark: beta Aug 12
:white_check_mark: candidate Aug 25
:white_check_mark: stable Sep 14

snapd 2.45

:white_check_mark: Ubuntu Core 20 beta :white_check_mark: Generic serials for third parties :white_check_mark: Use xdg desktop portal from snapctl user-open :white_check_mark: Custom SSL cert support for store interactions (topic).


:white_check_mark: beta May 13
:white_check_mark: candidate May 12
:white_check_mark: stable Jul 15

snapd 2.44

:white_check_mark: Switch within tracks with risk-only channel specification (old topic, new topic) :white_check_mark: Support for default tracks (topic) :white_check_mark: Plug/slot rules: plug-names/slot-names constraints (topic) :white_check_mark: snap remove-user support


:white_check_mark: beta Feb 21
:white_check_mark: candidate Mar 16
:white_check_mark: stable March 31

snapd 2.43

:white_check_mark: snapctl is-connected plug|slot (topic) :white_check_mark: Remodel: gadget support :white_check_mark: Plug/slot declaration rules: greedy plugs (topic) :white_check_mark: system-backup interface (PR) :white_check_mark: Speedup seccomp backend setup (PR)


:white_check_mark: beta Nov 12th
:white_check_mark: candidate Feb 13th
:white_check_mark: stable Feb 19th

snapd 2.42

:white_check_mark: Little-Kernel bootloader support :white_check_mark: Improve performance in lxd when snapfuse is used (topic) :white_check_mark: Work with cgroup v2 only systems :white_check_mark: Improved icon-theme support (topic)


:white_check_mark: beta Sep 18th
:white_check_mark: candidate Oct 2st
:white_check_mark: stable Oct 10th

snapd 2.41

:white_check_mark: Daemon user support (topic, older topic) :white_check_mark: Gadget asset updates (topic) :white_check_mark: Remodel: transition to a new store (topic) :white_check_mark: Remodel: re-registration (topic) :white_check_mark: Health checks phase 1 (topic)


:white_check_mark: beta Aug 22th
:white_check_mark: candidate Sep 3th
:white_check_mark: stable Sep 9th

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”


:white_check_mark: beta July 2nd
:white_check_mark: candidate July 17th
:white_check_mark: 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


: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)


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

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)


: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


: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


: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


: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


: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)


: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 coherence 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)


: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


: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


: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)


: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


:white_check_mark: stable Sep 5th


:white_medium_square: Improvements in snap download (topic)
:white_medium_square: Refresh App Awareness (topic)
:white_medium_square: Health checks (topic)
(other upcoming topics)


: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: Allow snaps to refresh themselves (topic)
:white_medium_square: Configuration schemas
: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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