Announcing the Snappy Playpen

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Fri Jun 3 09:20:57 UTC 2016

Hello everybody,

Snappy Playpen is now on Github [1] and it's where we want to work
together on snapping new software. This will provide excellent examples
to new users of snapcraft, we will be able to document best practices,
learn from each other and create an incubator for new snaps to be added
to the store.

Snappy Playpen won't be a collection of production-ready snaps, we are
treating it a bit like a combination of research project and documented
best practices.

If you are curious, just check out our main github page [1] and read the
docs there. It's easy and we're quite accessible. Find us on gitter [2],
IRC [3] or this mailing list to find out how to get involved.

You can get started at any time and contribute whatever you feel makes
sense, but we want to host themed "sprint" weeks as well. If you have
suggestions (e.g. a IoT-related week, a KDE-related week, server app,
etc.), let us know. For those weeks we will make sure we have experts
there to help us figure this out together.

Next week will be our first Snappy Playpen sprint and it will be a "free
for all" week. This will help us to figure out the details and learn
about what you all exactly want to do.

On Tuesday, 7th June 2016, we will make a big push and make sure our
snapd and snapcraft engineers are there to answer questions and help
figure out solutions together. Mark the day in your calendar and check
out our docs to find out how to get started.

    WHAT: Snappy playpen sprint
    WHEN: Tuesday, 7th June 2016 all day
    WHERE: Join us on gitter [2] or IRC [3]

We are looking forward to seeing you there and your PRs come in!

Have a great day,


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