Project templates in snapcraft

Benjamin Zeller benjamin.zeller at canonical.com
Sat Nov 5 13:25:01 UTC 2016


On 11/05/2016 07:37 AM, Spencer wrote:
> Small, well commented examples, but not too small so as to leave out 
> obviously wanted functionality, IMO, are way better than templates. 
>  Part of the problem I have with any kind of template is OCD-based.  I 
> don't want to start where someone else left off, and if I didn't write 
> it, I won't immediately understand it, and I'm too lazy to read your 
> code that's formatted in a way I don't like anyway.  (At work, though, 
> I'm forced to wade through other people's crappy code.)
Sure , having templates does not mean that there will be no 
documentation or examples, its just a additional way for people who like 
to have the bootstrapping already done
for them. And btw I think the templates should be really lean with as 
least code as possible. Otherwise the developer needs to clean them up 
from what he/she does not need.
>
> Just having a nice suit of examples is the best, and I think the snap 
> peeps have written some, but as I recall, they could be a bit better. 
>  Of course, an example for every permutation of build system and 
> use-case is too much, so you have to look to the snaps that the 
> community has written.
>
> Ha!  Mine are probably bad examples, though.  Don't look at mine.
>
> On Nov 4, 2016, at 8:11 PM, √Črico P <ericoporto2008 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ericoporto2008 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>> Should be a place somewhere to store these recommended templates and 
>> allow fetching third-party templates (I am thinking on cookiecutter 
>> like templates).
>>
>> This has some resources on Electron, maybe it helps : 
>> https://github.com/szwacz/electron-boilerplate
>>
>>
>> Em 5 de nov de 2016 00:00, "Chris Wayne" <chris.wayne at canonical.com 
>> <mailto:chris.wayne at canonical.com>> escreveu:
>>
>>     There's really no standard way to build electron apps though
>>
>>
>>     On Nov 4, 2016 9:58 PM, "Aaron Honeycutt"
>>     <honeycuttaaron3 at gmail.com <mailto:honeycuttaaron3 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         Also electron projects
>>
>>
>>         On Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 9:20 PM XiaoGuo Liu
>>         <xiaoguo.liu at canonical.com
>>         <mailto:xiaoguo.liu at canonical.com>> wrote:
>>
>>             +1
>>
>>             I think it may apply to "nodejs", "python", "tomcat",
>>             "mysql", "php", "java" etc.
>>
>>             Best regards,
>>             XiaoGuo
>>
>>             On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 1:39 AM, Benjamin Zeller
>>             <benjamin.zeller at canonical.com
>>             <mailto:benjamin.zeller at canonical.com>> wrote:
>>
>>                 Just a small proposal to have templates in snapcraft,
>>                 that provide some sort of starting point for
>>                 people without the need to read lots of tutorials,
>>                 but get started with their project right away.
>>
>>                 My proposal would be to add a template engine in
>>                 snapcraft, that generates predefined projects
>>                 or at least a predefined snapcraft.yaml for a
>>                 specific use case.
>>
>>                 Something like:
>>
>>                 snapcraft init --template=ubuntu-touch-app , which
>>                 would bootstrap a simple snapcraft project
>>                 targeting QML/Qt APIs.
>>
>>                 I think that could help people to get their apps
>>                 snapped even faster.
>>
>>                 Cheers,
>>
>>                 Benjamin
>>
>>
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