Canonical has launched Snapcraft 3.8, a brand new function and upkeep replace of their in-house constructed software for packaging Linux apps within the Snap common binary format.

Made for Ubuntu, but additionally accessible on the software program repositories of varied different common GNU/Linux distributions, the Snapcraft software lets software builders simply distribute their apps throughout a number of working techniques by packaging them within the Snap common and containerized binary format.

These days, Snaps are being packaged and revealed by a few of the main tech corporations, comparable to Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Spotify, and others, to make it simpler for customers to put in cross-platforms apps on their GNU/Linux distributions. That's why Canonical determined to make a Windows installer for Snapcraft.

"Support for a Windows installer has been fully fleshed out and ready to be delivered, this means that Snapcraft will soon be able to run natively from Windows," Sergio Schvezov, Software Engineer at Canonical. The Windows installer will permit builders to package deal their apps as Snaps on Windows 10.

What's new in Snapcraft 3.8

The Snapcraft 3.Eight launch comes with some goodies for many who are already utilizing the software, comparable to help for utilizing the build-bases key phrase along with the kernel and snapd snap varieties, help for the GNOME 3.28 desktop surroundings by way of a brand new extension, in addition to a brand new syntax to disregard packages.

Parallel constructing hints have been enforced in each the colcon and catkin plugins, and the rust plugin obtained help for correctly and natively constructing on the s390x structure. Snapcraft 3.Eight additionally brings help for constructing inside Podman containers, in addition to quite a few different smaller fixes.

The full changelog is accessible on GitHub, from the place it’s also possible to obtain Snapcraft 3.8's supply code for those who're compiling it your self. Otherwise, we suggest updating your installations to Snapcraft 3.Eight by way of the secure software program repositories of your favourite GNU/Linux distribution.

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