[NEWS] KDE Application snaps in stable channel

Jamie Bennett jamie.bennett at canonical.com
Mon Jan 23 15:18:21 UTC 2017

> On 23 Jan 2017, at 14:54, Michael Hall <mhall119 at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> With the release of Snapd 2.20 (and corresponding Snapcraft release)
> that introduced the new dbus interface, Harold Sitter from KDE was
> unblocked on the last thing keeping KDE applications from being cleanly
> snapped and published in the Snap Store.
> https://apachelog.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/snapping-dbus/
> These KDE App snaps also take advantage of the content interface to
> share a common kde-frameworks-5 snap that contains the bulk of their
> platform dependencies. This keeps the individual application snap sizes
> down to 5mb or less.

The framework snap is 203.44mb but indeed, the other apps are pretty small. One caveat is that you must install the framework first before any KDE application and that there is no auto-installation of the framework if you do it in the wrong order. Installing the application first, then the framework results in an "error while loading shared libraries: libKF5Crash.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory” error until you remove the app and reinstall. Still, it’s a great step forward with just a few kinks to iron out, great work and I’m looking forward to more KDE snaps!

> You can find the currently published apps with "snap find kde", and
> there are more that are in the process of being snapped and published.
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> Michael Hall
> mhall119 at ubuntu.com
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