ANN: snapcraft 2.12 is no available

Sergio Schvezov sergio.schvezov at
Wed Jun 29 17:50:02 UTC 2016

Hello snapcrafters!

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.12 of snapcraft:

This is an exciting release with many new features and improvements.
Among the features to highlight:

- New parts ecosystem where remote parts are managed with some new
snapcraft commands such as, update, search and define.
- Many improvements to the parts parser backend.
- More store interaction straight from snapcraft, `snapcraft register`
is now available to register your snap name.
- Subversion support as a source.
- A gulp plugin
- A qmake plugin
- The possibility of loading from a .snapcraft.yaml
(<dot>snapcraft<dot>yaml) for those wanting to hide this file from their

Among improvements:

- rpath with $ORIGIN is properly taken care of now (no more /home/...
paths added).
- Error message improvements across the board.
- cleanbuild now properly creates ephemeral containers.

This release has seen many contributions from outside of the snapcraft
core team, so we want to give a shout out to these folks, here's a team
thank you for:

- Simon Quigley
- Bayard Randel
- Evan Dandrea
- Daniel Holbach
- Rob Loach
- Joe Talbott

To consume the latest snapcraft release on Xenial Xerus (16.04), we
suggest you install the snapcraft package from the Ubuntu Archives:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install snapcraft

To get the source for this release check it out at

A great place to collaborate and discuss features, bugs and ideas on
snapcraft is snapcraft at mailing list or directly in the
#snappy channel on

To file bugs, please go to

Happy snapcrafting,
- Sergio and the team

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