RFC: Comfortable Snappy (aka Comfy ;-)

Loïc Minier loic.minier at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 24 10:53:39 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 10:59 AM, YC Cheng <yc.cheng at canonical.com> wrote:

> Hi, I feel uncomfortable with sentences like
> "Development isn’t done on the system anymore, instead the Snappy system
> is a target system and you develop from your Ubuntu Desktop host system"
> I guess you are not rule out the possibility to do development on the
> target. You just propose it might make more sense to do that on Host
> system, right ?

[ I think this topic and your concerns are covered in the "Providing an
Ubuntu development environment" section, where I express similar worries
and propose parts of a solution. ]

> From what we think about Phone Desktop system, we feel the phone is
> getting more and more powerful, so that it make sense to use Phone as
> Desktop system. If that's the case, I think it also make sense to do
> development on the Phone / target.

Agreed! And in that case, you can run a full standard Ubuntu development
environment on your phone as a container/chroot/whatever.

> Maybe some modification / snappy package / framework / docker image
> installation is needed to do development on target, but I hope we are not
> going to rule out the possible to do development on the target if the
> developer want to do that.

That's right; but it should not be done in the main snappy
production/runtime environment, but rather in a development environment
running on snappy.

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