ANN: snapcraft 2.3 is now available

Sergio Schvezov sergio.schvezov at
Fri Feb 26 13:18:53 UTC 2016

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce this release new version (2.3) of snapcraft:

What 2.3 brings to the table is an initial release of a cleanbuild
command which allows building in a clean environment (driven with lxd).
We have also introduced the small but highly desired feature of
defaulting snapcraft with no command to default to building a snap.

Aside from that we have a bunch of small bug fixes and improvements that
went into the release, check the milestone on launchpad for details (you
might also want to check the milestones for 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 which
weren't announced as they were bug fixing releases only).

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

If you don't want to consume the examples from the source branch you can
also install the examples package:

    sudo apt install snapcraft-examples

After installing this you can find them in

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 snappy-app-devel 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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