Snapd 2.33 release cycle started


The beta channel now contains a new “core” snap with the 2.33~rc1 release. This is the first test-release for the coming 2.33 version of snapd. It contains a lot of tweaks and fixes but relatively little in terms of big new features. The recent weeks were very focused on stabilizing for the 18.04 Ubuntu release and many of the 2.33 fixes were backported into the 2.32 release.

More details and an updated roadmap page will follow shortly.

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A new core with snapd 2.33 is now available in the beta channel. We expect this version to hit candidate soon too.

Hello, core snap 2.33 is now in stable channel.

Please refresh it.


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The first difference I’ve spotted after refreshing the core is the matched font change in Gtk3 apps:



I highly doubt the new behavior is preferred, though. It should’ve been using the system’s Noto Sans fonts.

UPDATE: The new matched font seems to be “DejaVu Sans”

Another problem I noticed is the sudden appearance of the dbus error messages:

process 24574: arguments to dbus_connection_ref() were incorrect, assertion "connection->generation == _dbus_current_generation" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-connection.c line 2686.

We pushed a new 2.33.1 update to the beta channel. It only contains fixes and test updates:

    - many: improve udev trigger on refresh experience
    - systemd: require snapd.socket in snapd.seeded.service
    - snap: don't include newline in hook environment
    - interfaces/apparmor: allow killing snap-update-ns
    - tests: skip "try" test on s390x
    - tests: skip security-dev-input-event-denied when /dev/input/by-
      path/ is missing
    - tests: skip security-dev-input-event-denied on s390x/arm64


Hello, core snap is now in candidate channel.

Pleese refresh it by doing:

sudo snap refresh core --candidate