Canonical announcements

Firefox Quantum snap now available on Linux-based devices

By Canonical on 19 March 2018

London, UK, 19 March 2018: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced that Mozilla has launched a Firefox snap bringing their latest Quantum browser to multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. Developed by Canonical,…

Canonical announcements

Popular programming language, Kotlin, launches as a snap for Linux

By Canonical on 7 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that the latest addition to the snap ecosystem, launching today, is Kotlin – the pragmatic programming language for JVM, Android and browser crafted by JetBrains. Being a general-purpose language, Kotlin…


Snapcraft through the eyes of its biggest community contributor

By Sarah Dickinson on 16 February 2018

If you’ve spent any time in the Snapcraft forum, it’s quite likely you’ve come across Dan Llewellyn – a keen community advocate or self-proclaimed Snapcrafter. Dan has always had a passion for computing and is completely self-taught.…


Skype discuss easing Linux maintenance with snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 13 February 2018

Skype is used by hundreds of millions of users globally to make free video and voice calls, send files, video and instant messages. It has been two years since Skype first launched to Linux users on the Electron framework. This brings us…


Snapcraft Summit summary – day 1

By popey on 1 February 2018

The first day of the Snapcraft Summit in Seattle kicked off with a simple round of introductions and each participant voicing their plans for the week. People from Microsoft, Skype, Slack, Electron and CircleCI joined the snap advocacy and…


Plex joins Snapcraft Summit to advance snap learnings

By Sarah Dickinson on 31 January 2018

Plex is the leading streaming platform for personal media collections, also offering over-the-air Live TV and DVR capabilities, and curated news from over 200 global media partners. It’s the only solution that seamlessly combines your…

Canonical announcements

Canonical brings Slack to the snap ecosystem

By Canonical on 18 January 2018

The digital workspace will now be available to all Linux users London, UK – 18th January 2018 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced the first iteration of Slack as a snap, bringing collaboration to open source users.…

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Canonical welcome Spotify as a snap for Linux users

By Canonical on 20 December 2017

Universal Linux app packaging format enables Linux users to install the popular music streaming service with a simple click and install London, UK – December 20th, 2017 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is happy to announce that…


JetBrains adopts snaps to further simplify developers’ lives

By Sarah Dickinson on 19 December 2017

Used by companies as diverse as NASA, Pinterest, and CitiBank, JetBrains takes the repetition out of a developer’s life through their range of developer tools which automate routine checks and corrections. JetBrains offers 21 different…

Desktop achieves simplicity through snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 11 December 2017

Switching to snaps, Rocket.Chat has been able to get its product into the hands of users with as few steps as possible, switching a multi-stage set-up process for a single command and instant installation.


Snaps & automatic updates prove popular with email client, Mailspring

By Sarah Dickinson on 5 December 2017

In the latest interview with a snap developer, we spoke to Ben Gotow who is the lead maintainer of Mailspring, a free, modern email client for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Originally started and open-sourced by Nylas in California, Ben took…


Announcing snapcraft 2.35

By Sergio Schvezov on 22 November 2017

The snapcraft team is pleased to announce that version 2.35 has been released. Contributions This release saw some excellent contributions from outside the snapcraft core team, and we want to give a shout out to those folks. A team thank…