Week 35 of 2017 in snapcraft

Welcome to the weekly development notes for snapcraft! This covers work from 27 August until 02 September of 2017.

Highlights

  • Added support for new ROS content-sharing use-cases that previously failed to build
  • Revamped remote container mounting to not require an SSH connection
  • Added a command to our bot to build and publish a snapcraft snap from a pull request.
  • Build snaps are coming soon, the plumbing is there and going through final review points before making it into the release.
  • All the bits to tag 2.34 are making it in, the upcoming week should make 2.34 see the light of day.
  • The snapcraft tour has been sunset in favour of the tutorials on https://tutorials.ubuntu.com

Development in master

  • python plugin: always record constraints and requirements contetnts PR: #1521
  • tour: remove the tour assets PR: #1520
  • docs: add github processed templates PR: #1514
  • vcs: ignore .vscode project settings PR: #1517
  • lxd: LXD not installed when using remote PR: #1516
  • project_loader: support grammar on build-packages PR: #1511
  • project_loader: process stage package grammar PR: #1509
  • errors: introduce ContainerError PR: #1505
  • lifecycle: outdated step should raise SnapcraftError PR: #1513
  • schema: version should have a max length of 32 PR: #1508
  • ci: disable the travis deploy stage for docs PR: #1510

This weeks Pull Requests

  • catkin plugin: don’t assume catkin is in underlay PR: #1526
  • typo: replace occured with occurred PR: #1525
  • Yarn lock record PR: #1524
  • node plugin: record installed node packages in manifest PR: #1523
  • catkin plugin: only append PYTHONPATH if set PR: #1522
  • lxd: use a unique temporary folder PR: #1519
  • project: introduce build-snaps PR: #1518
  • tests: use a fake pip, instead of mocking everything PR: #1515
  • pluginhandler: clean error for BasePlugin.run{,_output} PR: #1512

The week’s forum discussions

Ecosystem

Spottings on the internet or events related to snapcraft or snaps:

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The tutorials site is excellent but the Ubuntu branding lets it down for snappy’s sake somewhat, I think…
Edit: there’s still the guides on the snapcraft docs site.

Also, if you don’t mind me saying, those forum discussions aren’t all snapcraft design ones? :stuck_out_tongue:

Heh, I think it’s automated-- probably still some quirks in that script of his.

No, they aren’t all design ones, no! I decided to include a summary of all of them as this message goes out on insights too.

Now that we are at it, should we filter out and stick to design or expose all of them and just fix the title?

I’m personally fine with either as long as we’re not overlapping with the snapd folks.

Depends on what you were trying to do in the first place and why, I guess :stuck_out_tongue: