Snapcraft 2.25 has been released.
olivier.tilloy at canonical.com
Fri Jan 20 16:09:50 UTC 2017
On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:47 AM, Sergio Schvezov <sergiusens at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello snapcrafters!
> We are pleased to announce the release of version `2.25` of snapcraft has been released:
> This release is now available on xenial-updates, yakkety-updates and zesty.
> What follows are the full release notes (the prettier version can be read at https://github.com/snapcore/snapcraft/releases/tag/2.25)
> # New in this release
> ## Support for hooks
> Hooks support has arrived. There are currently two ways to use them, either with a by-convention path or by using a `part` and installing into an expected path in the part's install directory.
> Find out more about this feature at https://github.com/snapcore/snapcraft/blob/master/docs/hooks.md
> ## Desktop file support
> Aside from the by-convention functionality already in place, you can now declare a desktop file from your app within an `apps` entry using a path relative to the `prime` directory pointing to a desktop file, snapcraft will take care of the rest.
I would not recommend starting to use that new feature because of
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1658123. This will hopefully be usable in
time for 2.26.
> So if your project already has a desktop file, say in `./prime/usr/share/applications/my-app.desktop` all you need to do is something like this:
> command: my-app
> desktop: usr/share/applications/my-app.desktop
> That said, it is worth mentioning that the by-convention mechanism is still supported.
> ## rust plugin
> The `rust` plugin has seen an improvement and a couple of bug fixes.
> The added feature allow for one to set `rust-features` which is a list of strings used to build optional dependencies (run `snapcraft help rust` for a bit more details).
> The bug fixes relate to:
> - Allowing to build with `Cargo.toml` not in the base source directory.
> - Repecting the other `rust` plugin properties: `rust-channel` and `rust-revision`.
> ## nodejs plugin
> The plugin now correctly downloads dependencies in `package.json` to the correct location.
> ## godeps plugin
> This plugin is now no longer affected by `GOBIN` being set in the environment.
> ## deb sources
> `deb` sources are now being handled with `python-debian` which does incorrecly handle symlinks.
> ## More modes for daemon's in apps
> You can now set the `daemon` property in an `apps` entry to `notify` (and it will follow systemd's expected behavior for this service type).
> ## Deprecations
> Some new deprecations have been introduced, for `parts` the `prime` keyword is now favored over the `snap` one. When using the `snap` keyword a link to http://snapcraft.io/docs/deprecation-notices/dn1 will be presented with more information and the migration path.
> Plugins that are part of snapcraft that were displaying `DEPRECATED` notices have all been updated to use the newer plugin API.
> ## Classic confinement
> Some improvements were made to classic confinement with a more comprehensive error when the prerequisites to build a classic confined snap are not met.
> ## parts
> Improvements were made to the core parts management of snapcraft:
> - `stage` entries now don't need to be replicated in `prime`.
> - cleaning all parts works correctly even if `snapcraft.yaml` is broken.
> ## Others
> For the full list of things available on 2.25 feel free to check https://launchpad.net/snapcraft/+milestone/2.25
> # Contributions
> This release has seen some 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:
> - Chris Holcombe
> - Jonathon Love
> - Kit Randel
> - Marco Trevisan
> - Matthew Aguirre
> - Olivier Tilloy
> # Final Notes
> 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 lists.snapcraft.io mailing list or on the snapcraft
> channel on Rocket Chat https://rocket.ubuntu.com/channel/snapcraft
> To file bugs, please go to https://bugs.launchpad.net/snapcraft/+filebug.
> Happy snapcrafting!
> -- Sergio and the team
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