I’d like to request classic confinements for
ubuntu-mate-welcome (name registration pending review) and
software-boutique. As a team we are keen to deploy these applications as snaps so we can deliver continual updates and improvements to the users of Ubuntu MATE. Up until now we’ve used PPAs to deliver updates to users.
The requirement for classic confinement is because both applications are capable of installing software using AptDaemon, and snapd-glib support will also land soon for some application installs. Both applications are snapped and hooked up to the build farm on Launchpad to build snaps for all supported architectures.
Ubuntu MATE Welcome
Provides end user documentation, support/community links and a post install “wizard” that offers one click installation of system monitoring/debugging tools and additional drivers for some peripherals/hardware. Installs are currently brokered via AptDaemon.
This is our “software center” application that offers a curated selection of software (~150 applications). Installs are currently brokered via AptDaemon but support for
snapd-glib will land very soon.