Follow Few Steps to Easily Package Apps in Snap
Canonical work on its Snap technology has been hailed by many as the next stage in creating a secure line between man and machine.
Canonical started rolling out the new technology when it launched Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus and since then, we have slowly witnessed in the influx of software for the GNU/Linux operating system packaged in Snap format.
In a recent blog post, Canonical’s Jamie Bennett shed some light on what he thinks is the difference from the easy to use Snap technology and its much difficult counterpart –for those the use other means to package applications for GNU/Linux Operating systems.
With the introduction of Snapcraft, the incentive is given to anyone to be able to easily package apps in the secure and isolated Snap format which Canonical previously designed for it’s Snappy Core Ubuntu operating system.
“Distributing applications on Linux is not always easy. You have different packaging formats, base systems, available libraries, and distribution release cadences all of which contribute to a headache. But now we have something much simpler: Snaps,” said Jamie Bennett, Ubuntu Core Engineering Manager at Canonical.
Like we mentioned, among the first iterations of the Canonical desktop operating systems to features the Snap technology was its Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus, though the company wants its new idea disposed through the Linux community, it is for the moment restricted to distributions based off Ubuntu.
Interested in creating Snap apps for Ubuntu distributions? Follow these simple steps posted on the Ubuntu Insight page to get yourself started.