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Feature request: snap package #1568

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andrewebdev opened this Issue Feb 5, 2019 · 0 comments

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andrewebdev commented Feb 5, 2019

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It may be good to consider making a snap of Buffalo and publishing it to the
snap store for Linux users.

Some benefits:

  • Users could easily install it via snap install buffalo
  • The app can be discovered easily via snap find or via the snapcraft
    website [1].
  • Package will be kept up to date automatically whenever the buffalo developers
    release a new version.
  • Builds can be automated via, build.snapcraft.io, travis, or launchpad. If
    configured, every commit which lands in master will trigger a new build
    directly to the store automatically for all supported architectures.
  • Rollback: if something goes wrong in an update, users can roll back to a
    previous release easily and keep their config/data
  • Channels: You can have multiple versions of Buffalo active in the store.
    Users choose level of risk by selecting a channel. If you're doing a beta
    testing session, put the beta release in that channel and testers can snap install buffalo --beta to get the new goodness, then switch to stable when
    the beta is over.
  • Tracks: You can support multiple stable releases in the store. So you could
    have the 0.1 branch in one track and 0.2 in another. You can publish updates
    to both, separately and have some users on each. Users who want to be 'sticky'
    on 0.1 can stay there. Very useful if 0.x is a breaking release, as it allows
    people to stay on existing version, and continue to get updates (if you push
    them).
  • Metrics: The store provides aggregated details about how many people are
    running each release, and geographic location. This might be useful for you to
    focus development effort, translation drives etc.

There is a forum [3] where you can get help when making the snapcraft
configuration file.

[1] http://snapcraft.io/
[2] https://snapcraft.io/docs/core/install
[3] http://forum.snapcraft.io/

@andrewebdev andrewebdev changed the title Consider creating snap package Feature request: snap package Feb 5, 2019

@stanislas-m stanislas-m added the proposal label Feb 5, 2019

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