Sergio Schvezov, one of the main developers of Snapcraft, the tool that allows you to create snap packages of applications and allow us to update as soon as there are new software (among other things) has reported to the community about what is to come alongside the launch of Snapcraft 2.12, A version that will arrive in the coming days. One of the novelties that will include this new version will be the ability to access parts of the ecosystem.
Imagine I am someone who wants to use libcurl. Normally I would write the definition part from scratch and with my own business, but I would probably be missing some of the optimal changes used to configure the package or even create it. I also need to research how to use the specific connector required.
Snapcraft 2.12 is just around the corner
As of now, the latest version available is Snapcraft 2.11, but everything is being prepared for the release of Snapcraft 2.12 and it will soon arrive in the default repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. Anyone who wants to install it and wait for the next version to appear as a software update, just open a terminal and type the following:
sudo apt update sudo apt install snapcraft
You can also install some examples of Snapcraft, for which you should write the following in the terminal:
sudo apt install snapcraft-examples
on his Launchpad page we have all the changes coming to Snapcraft 2.1.2. there is many newsSo, if you want to know everything there is to come, it’s worth taking a look at this page.
the snap packages are available for Ubuntu since the version was released on April 21. Thanks to these packages, users will gain in security and we will be able to receive the latest updates as soon as a developer has included them in their software.