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ROS production: obtaining confined access to the Turtlebot [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 27 April 2017

This is the fourth blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a snap of our prototype, and released it into the store. In this post, we’re going to work toward an Ubuntu Core image by creating…

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ROS production: our prototype as a snap [3/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 21 April 2017

This is the third blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we came up with a simple ROS prototype. In this post we’ll package that prototype as a snap. For justifications behind why we’re doing this,…

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From ROS prototype to production on Ubuntu Core

By Kyle Fazzari on 6 April 2017

My background is pretty heavily littered with robotics. A natural side effect of this is that I’ve published numerous posts discussing snaps, Ubuntu Core, and different robotics frameworks (ROS and MOOS specifically). But my robotics…

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Ubuntu Core in LXD containers

By Stéphane Graber on 27 February 2017

What’s Ubuntu Core? Ubuntu Core is a version of Ubuntu that’s fully transactional and entirely based on snap packages. Most of the system is read-only. All installed applications come from snap packages and all updates are done…

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snapd 2.18: the snap command strikes back

By David Callé on 12 December 2016

Last Thursday, December 8, the snapd team was happy to announce a new release of snapd (2.18), the daemon that enables systems to work with snaps and provides the snap command. It’s time we take a look at what makes this release…

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By Didier Roche on 8 December 2016

Ding ding ding! It’s Christmas time, and as part of the festive competition we’re hosting that asks you to build a seasonal snap on your RaspberryPi…we couldn’t help but try out another example of our own. Didier from the…


Jamming with Ubuntu Core

By April Wang on 7 December 2016

We celebrated the launch of Ubuntu Core 16 hackathon, or shall we say Snapathon, that took place in Shenzhen between 26-27th November. The 30+ hour gathering and coding session was attended by developers, makers and anyone that was…

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Competition: Build a seasonal snap on your Raspberry Pi

By Amrisha Prashar on 1 December 2016

And our present for you this Christmas is… a competition to create a seasonal snap on your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3! We’d love to see the entries that are the most festive, original and work across devices – it could be snow falling,…