Snapcraft CLI 18.10 Roadmap

We recently met and hammered out our roadmap for this cycle. We’ll be using this topic as an index of the work being done: it will be a wiki, and link to individual proposals and pull requests as features spring to life before your eyes!


Build VMs

(overarching proposal)

  • Build VM for target base
  • Build VM indexing
  • Build VM configuration overlays
  • Build VM shell/interactive mode
  • Environment detection (docker, lxd)


  • Make patchelf work for golang

  • Better electron support

Store integration


  • License validation with snap pack
  • Layouts

Lifecycle and plugins


  • Moving to spread for integration tests
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