Week 35 of 2017 in snapcraft

Sergio Schvezov

Sergio Schvezov

on 7 September 2017

This article originally appeared in Snapcraft Forums

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


  • 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 sunsetted in favour of the tutorials on https://tutorials.ubuntu.com2

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  • lifecycle: outdated step should raise SnapcraftError PR: #1513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

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