Canonical doesn’t give up on its new technologies, and Snaps might just become popular sooner than you might think. We’ve already told you that packaging your application as a Snap is not difficult and that anyone can create Snaps on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which comes with Snap integration by default.
So to further advance the adoption of Snaps on the Ubuntu Desktop and Server, Canonical has recently changed the release cycle of the snapd daemon to get a new maintenance build every week. “You can expect a steady stream of fresh snappy goodness in both snapd and in the store,” says Zygmunt Krynicki, Canonical Hardware Certification team.
In the same manner, Canonical also plans on changing the version scheme for future snapd releases, from the current 2.0.x release name to a date-based one, such as 2016W22 or 2016W23. And it looks like not only the version number will change but also snapd’s capabilities.
Among these, we can mention multiple OpenGL improvements, which should allow developers to deliver their games as Snaps to the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later operating system, as well as better PulseAudio sound server integration, allowing apps to play sound and music.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht
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