Call for testing: The hello-snapcrafters snap

I would like to announce a call of testing for the hello-snapcrafters snap. GNU Hello is a program that prints a greeting message and serves as an example of a program following the GNU Coding Standard. This snap is served as an example of snap packaging, which, unlike the hello snap, has the source recipe available for open access and contribution and fixes additional problems such as the broken I18N.

How to Install

(Don’t have snapd installed?)

In Terminal

# Install Snap #
sudo snap install --channel=beta hello-snapcrafters
#sudo snap install hello-snapcrafters

The Graphical Way

Browse and follow the instructions.

What to Test

  • Can you properly launch the application?
  • Is the internationalization properly working when you run hello-snapcrafters in a different locale?
  • Do you notice any problems during running the application?

How to Contribute

Here’s the source repository of the snap:

How is this different from GNU hello packaged in the hello snap by Canonical?

As far as I can tell the source isn’t available. Refer GNU Hello: No localization; Where's the source? for more info.

You were given a link to the source in that very topic…

The given source isn’t ideal as I can’t work on fixing the I18N issue with it.

Also the hello snap seems to present different messages in beta/edge channel, which isn’t found in the source.