Prior to the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus, Canonical had spent quite an amount of time putting together a vision that embodies ideas that are both agile enough to tackle the burning desires of current consumers and yet revolutionary enough to play a pivotal role in the future direction of the free and open world.
Following the launch of Xenial Xerus, new and exciting features were announced reaffirming the company’s ambitions for both the present and the future.
One of the most prominent features coming to the Linux platform is Snaps and it promises both security and stability in the creation and deployment of applications.
Canonical has seen its vision for the Snappy platform take hold as more distributions support the idea on their respective platforms.
In the up coming Snappy sprint event scheduled to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, from 18-22 July, the main topics that are going to be focused on are Snappy technology and the means to create snaps using Canonical’s in-house tool called Snapcraft.
The snappy Sprint are face to face events where all the teams and developers working on the Snap technology – including creator and founder of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth – come together to plan, share, design and develop new ideas as well as create a much refined and longer term roadmap.
Snaps have been positively received within the free and open source community and reviews and initial early adopters have praised the idea and the continued development of the snap user and developer experience is a major focus for the company.
Already, big names in the free and open source community likes Debian, Elementary OS, Fedora, KDE, Kubuntu, MATE and VLC have all pledge commitment and participation at the sprint to collaborate on better distro-agnostic Snap support.
Though there are a limited number of seats, anyone can apply and applications are subjected to a panel review and a selected few will also be sponsored.
Apply here and good luck.
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