Week 36 of 2017 in snapcraft

Welcome to the weekly development notes for snapcraft! This covers work from 03 September until 09 September of 2017.

Highlights

  • snapcraft 2.34 has been tagged, currently available in Ubuntu Artful Aardvark, 16.04 LTS and 17.04 in proposed and the snapcraft beta channel.
  • Catkin plugin support for pip dependencies is landing in pieces; should make it into next version.
  • Leo added unit tests to the plugin contributed by James Beedy which was the last piece to allow it to land into master.

Development in master

  • nodejs plugin: switch from –global-folder to –prefix PR: #1539
  • jhbuild plugin: remove dependency on pkgconf PR: #1535
  • tests: update the store failure tests PR: #1538
  • jhbuild plugin: fix UnboundLocalError for chmod_path PR: #1534
  • demos: update the name of the remote mqtt part PR: #1533
  • tests: update the meson test to latest meson requirements PR: #1532
  • lxd: use a unique temporary folder PR: #1519
  • jhbuild plugin: new plugin PR: #1298
  • project: introduce build-snaps PR: #1518
  • repo: use os-release(5) to detect supported Linux distributions PR: #1527
  • demos: remove the unnecessary wrapper from the java demo PR: #1494

This weeks Pull Requests

  • tests: add integration tests for build snaps PR: #1542
  • tests: fix the TEST_STORE environment variable PR: #1541
  • plugins: extract python finder functions PR: #1540
  • project_loader: aliases are deprecated PR: #1537
  • repo: implement :target suffix for package names PR: #1536
  • tests: share the cache dir in the integration suite PR: #1530
  • recording: record the packages installed in the machine PR: #1529
  • recording: record the machine information collected by uname PR: #1528

Current active forum discussions

Ecosystem

  • A new OS to check out, Nitrux with snaps front and centre.

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