A massive amount of snaps are automatically switched from “manually filled in listing” to “get listing data from snapcraft.yaml”, without any user interaction. This breaks the model laid out here: https://snapcraft.io/blog/better-snap-metadata-handling-coming-your-way-soon
This is a big deal. A ton of snaps in the store now have a one-line placeholder listing instead of the carefully crafted listing that we put so much effort into. The snap store attracts a lot of traffic and right now, a lot of high-quality snaps look like they’re hardly maintained. Search in the store is broken, SEO is broken, and the snaps look amateurish.
Some affected snaps:
@keshavnrj has the same issue with a bunch of their snaps, and other publishers are affected too such as:
This has been happening since at least 3 September 2021.
I also created an issue to track this: https://github.com/canonical-web-and-design/snapcraft.io/issues/3675