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Snappy Spree

Recently I’ve been inspired by a friend, and fellow Linux enthusiast Ryan Sipes (his blog here) to start a side project to help the FOSS community and Canonical/Ubuntu in general by working to get more applications converted to their new package format called snappy (more about it here). I will spare you all the technical bits, but lets say that if it really gets the support it deserves¬† it will be a real boon for Ubuntu, developers, and users alike.

However, as with all new things it is hard to get people on board, and even the most active developers have a hard time justifying breaking away from a work flow that they are accustomed to for something that may not pan out exactly the way that Canonical/Ubuntu have planned.

Of course that is the rub, if there isn’t adoption it risks being dropped, but people aren’t willing to adopt it in fear that it might be dropped. So for that reason I’m personally taking up the slack and creating snappy packages for all the software I can get my hands on, thus closing that gap and making the snap package something that developers may start to default to when working with Ubuntu and all the other distribution that can use the format (spoiler: all of them can)