Files OS Snap provides

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Thu Nov 5 10:52:11 UTC 2015

On 05/11/15 10:52, John Lenton wrote:
> On 5 November 2015 at 07:58, Mark Shuttleworth <mark at> wrote:
>> In the devel series we are free to add or remove files to the OS snap at
>> will. In the stable series, if it's there it will stay there and people
>> can use it.
> So, the situation we're in *today* is that when somebody asks whether
> they can count on, say, python3 being there, we don't have a clear cut
> answer to give them. We're working to not depend on python3 for snappy
> itself in the short term, and aim to make it unnecessary in core
> snappy in the medium term, but haven't been able to make promises one
> way or another.
> Having a clear-cut “if it's in stable, and your snap is for stable,
> then things will work, but we can add or remove stuff to unstable --
> and that'll be the next stable -- so if you need your snap to work
> there, we promise nothing” is certainly better than where we are
> today, but it's still rather rubbish for the app developer.
> Changing that to “if it's in stable it'll stay, and here is the
> minimum list of things we promise not to take away ever” is a step up
> from that, I think.

I don't see the point of the "promise not to take away, ever". If we
last 40 years, we will change everything at some stage.

devel is where stuff can change, stable is where it doesn't.

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