Bootstrap Your Snap

People frequently tell me they’d like to make a snap of an application they care about. Whether it’s in person at events like FOSDEM, or online via IRC or Telegram, there are developers who want to share their Linux software creations with the world, and snaps are designed exactly for this. We have run a […]

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Zero to Snap – Rev up your packaging

Software developers often have enough to worry about. Their focus is creating the best application they can, often without having to consider packaging. We recently discovered Akira, which illustrates this well. The small team of developers are hard at work on the application, so software packaging isn’t a high priority at the moment. Akira is […]

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Top Snaps in 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, and many of us spending with family during the holiday season, I thought we’d take a look back over some of our favourite Linux applications in the Snap Store. Some have been in the store for over a year, and a few landed only recently, but they’re all great. […]

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Ubuntu Core Smart Speaker

With the holidays coming up, many of us can expect to spend time with our friends and families, often listening to seasonal music, or indeed escaping the seasonal music! Whether you’re joining in or getting away from the crowd, this simple project can help. This is part one of a series of posts where I […]

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Ubuntu Core Smart Speaker

With the holidays coming up, many of us can expect to spend time with our friends and families, often listening to seasonal music, or indeed escaping the seasonal music! Whether you’re joining in or getting away from the crowd, this simple project can help. This is part one of a series of posts where I […]

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Secure VPN Connection with Ubuntu Core

As part of a personal drive to be less dependent on 3rd party Internet services, I’ve moved some things in house, under my own control. This includes self-hosting important shared files, photos and media at home. Which can pose a problem if I’m away from home and want to access those files. Previously, I would […]

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Fresh Snaps from November 2018

Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) towards the end of 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. MiniZinc MiniZinc MiniZinc is an open-source, high-level solver constraint modeling language Get MiniZinc from the Snap store or install it on the […]

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