Snapcraft 0.4 is now available

Snapcraft 0.4 (packaging tool) recently released, allows easy crafting of snap packages for the Ubuntu Core transactional system. It helps you assemble a whole project in a single tree out of many pieces. It can drive a very wide range of build and packaging systems, so that you can simply list all the upstream projects you want and have them built and installed together as a single tree.


For example, say you want to make a product that includes PyPI packages, Node.js packages from NPM, Java, and a bunch of daemons written in C and C++ that are built with autotools, snapcraft would make assembling the final tree very easy.

Snapcraft 0.4 changelog

  • snapcraft help [ | ] to guide you through plugin use (with an additional –devel which would be useful for potential plugin authors)
  • An initial catkin plugin which approaches us to ROS world
  • Enhanced wiki usage, parts without types use the wiki with keywords from the part replacing those in the wiki.
  • Plugins all use exceptions instead of boolean values.
  • snapcraft list-plugins to list the available plugins to create parts.
  • This release has many other bug fixes
  • Install Snapcraft 0.4 on Ubuntu OS

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snappy-dev/tools
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install snapcraft

    Install Snapcraft 0.4 daily build

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snappy-dev/tools-proposed
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install snapcraft
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