Hello world! I thought I’d try my hand for applying for the new starred developer status, having been a participant in the community for over 3 years now.
I’d hope a lot of people on these forums will recognise me, as I’ll fairly often provide opinions/advice and sometimes investigations around the snap ecosystem. A nice recent example would be finding out why the XDG Desktop Portals don’t work in KeepassXC, but there’s of course a lot more instances of helping people with syntax, functionality, general design principals & etc; that are all important too!
In terms of my own snaps, I’ve currently a small (8) but sweet collection of snaps that I think strike a balance of utility and maintainability. such that I can realistically support them long term, and often I’ll try integrate/monitor their respective communities so that I can keep in the loop with developments both for the application and feedback on the snaps themselves.
Some snap examples:
Pinta, a simple image editor, where alongisde the Flatpak, Snap/Flatpak are now considered the de-facto Linux packaging (Download Page), and some other Pinta specific contributions such as e.g Wayland Screenshot support
Joplin, a markdown note-taking application where I’ll be frequently found responding to snap related discussion on their own forums and enjoys a fair amount of active users.
ROOT, a high performance computing framework where I’ve found a good use-case for snaps with regard to singular workstations & education, you’ll often find me on their forums too, and they’d allowed me to publish an announcement celebrating the snap, and recently I did a small talk on it internally. Abstract 64 / page 16
There’s a few others, and hopefully more in the future, assuming I can find the right packages to contribute.
Ultimately, I see being active in this community as a hobby that helps give me some long term structure/routine to focus on, and I hope the community appreciates the fruits of the labour at the end, so I should hopefully be sticking around here for a lot more years!
Thanks for your consideration!