With the release of 2.26.14 and the imminent release of 2.27 we should look at updating distribution packages. I would like to see what can be done about the Arch Linux package, given how simple it is to maintain and build.
Currently Arch ships 2.26.1, I think we may need to update the package slightly though (I don’t think all the new features were packaged, like tab completion). I will update packaging locally on my Arch system, test it and then propose a pull request to merge the packaging into snapd master. Once we have packaging in master we can look at spread-testing Arch automatically. This should also give us a nice baseline to work with the distribution maintainers as we can always point them to the packaging we maintain and encourage them to pull from it as well as to contribute any changes they require back. The advantage of keeping a copy of the packaging in snapd is that we can always test against this and anyone working on snapd can change it.
I’ll reach out to Timothy Redaelli, who maintains the package, and let him know of my plans.