ANN: snapcraft 2.9 is now available

Sergio Schvezov sergio.schvezov at
Mon May 30 21:01:19 UTC 2016

Hello snapcrafters!

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.9 of snapcraft:
This is the first release since Xenial Xerus 16.04 has been released.

- A `confinement` property which indicates if the snap should be
installed with devmode to function (for snaps still under development
but worth sharing out) or strictly confined.
- Implemented support for upcoming epoch feature that will enable snaps
to perform stepped upgrades through critical revisions.
- Bash completion for snapcraft commands.

With this release and a point release for 2.8 there have been many
polishing bug fixes. Polish is one of the main focuses for snapcraft
now. Please refer to the changelog on the milestone page to read about
these "micro" improvements.

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

Last but not least the team thanks all the external contributions seen
so far!

Happy snapcrafting,
- Sergio and the team

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