Snap! Community weekly update: W23

Scarlett Clark scarlett.gately.clark at
Fri Jun 24 18:01:00 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:44 AM, Michael Hall <mhall119 at> wrote:

> Scarlett can probably fill in more, but these are the big ones (besides
> from the content interface) that I am aware of:
> 1) Builting Qt from upstream as a part. From what I understand they use
> a non-standard set of build scripts that Snapcraft's plugins can't "just
> work" with. However, many newer KDE apps (and the kde libs that will
> ultimately use the content framework) often want the latest and greatest
> version of Qt.
> Yes big one ^^

> 2) There is currently an issue with Phonon which is preventing any audio
> playback from KDE apps. It's not an apparmor issue, since it happens
> even when installing with --devmode. David Edmundson has tracked it down
> to a path issue within Phonon, and it's not clear yet if this can be
> fixed in the snap itself or if it will require patches to Phonon.

I am working on a workaround for this. ^^

We are having issues with DBus in confinement, or lack thereof, rendering
some apps non functional out of devmode. So we need a dbus interface to
allow it.

And apparmor profile diffs that I will need to get the interfaces into
snappy when I have them ready.

Eventually we will want a plasma plug, but this is future work and we are
no where close to
starting it.


> Michael Hall
> mhall119 at
> On 06/24/2016 09:18 AM, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> > On 09/06/16 20:36, Scarlett Clark wrote:
> >> Another community highlight worth mentioning is KDE snapification is
> >> in full swing.
> >
> > That's great news! Do you have a top 5 list of feature requests that
> > would help the community in that regard?
> >
> > I know the content-sharing interface, which would let you publish a
> > standard set of KDE framework libraries to be shared, is well in
> > progress. What else would be a help?
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
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