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@sergiusens sergiusens released this Sep 9, 2019 · 16 commits to master since this release


Windows installer

Support for a Windows installer has been fully fleshed out and ready to be delivered, this means that Snapcraft will soon be able to run natively from Windows.

Improved build-base support

Support has been added to be able to use the build-bases keyword together with the following snap types:

  • kernel
  • snapd


GNOME 3.28

An extension supporting GNOME 3.28 is part of this release, for discovery run

snapcraft list-extensions

Read about what it does by running

snapcraft extension gnome-3-28

Add it to an existing snapcraft.yaml by adding gnome-3-28 to the apps entry that requires it
and to see how it extends the snapcraft.yaml, at the root of the project, run

snapcraft expand-extensions



New syntax is available to ignore packages:

- colcon-packages-ignore:
  (list of strings)
  List of colcon packages to ignore. If not specified or set to an empty
  list ([]), no packages will be ignored.

And a fix to enforce parallel building hints from snapcraft is now in place.


In contrast with colcon, a fix to enforce parallel building hints from snapcraft is also now in place.


Support for properly building on s390x (natively) has been added.

The full list of features and issues worked on are listed below

Chris Patterson

  - elf: handle invalid elf files
  - cli: handle exception when cleaning a part with a fresh project
  - spread: fix unbound variable error
  - docs: quick init for lxd in
  - windows: drop cx_Freeze support in
  - cli: use absolute import paths instead of relative imports
  - requirements: update to python 3.7 for PyYaml wheel
  - requirements: uprev all OS to pexpect 4.7.0
  - requirements: add pyinstaller 3.5 for win32
  - windows: add snapcraft.ico icon
  - windows: add pyinstaller spec file to generate frozen snapcraft.exe
  - dirs: find Windows data directory for currently-known scenarios
  - lxd: conditionally import pylxd based on OS
  - windows: add inno-installer script
  - windows: add powershell script to generate self-signed certificate
  - tests: fix snapcraft command for win32 virtual env
  - appveyor: build Windows inno-installer
  - windows: add MSIX/AppX installer
  - dirs: raise SnapcraftDataDirectoryMissingError() if paths not set
  - multipass: update ProverNotFound url to
  - indicators: windows fix for is_dumb_terminal
  - multipass: add installation support for windows
  - travis: use apt addon to prevent apt update issues in CLA-check
  - multipass: fix setup exception when multipass is not found in PATH
  - dirs: check for existence of required data directories

Sergio Schvezov

  - test: autopkgtest beta
  - debian: minimal deb package for autopkgtest
  - extensions: new gnome extension (#2655)
  - deltas: code cleanup
  - tests: move meta testing to its own package
  - yaml utils: move OctInt from meta
  - spread tests: minor performance improvements
  - meta: move _errors to errors with related error classes
  - meta: decouple DesktopFile logic
  - schema: schema: build-base support for the snapd type
  - rust plugin: support for s390x
  - schema: build-base support for the kernel type
  - spread tests: update gnome extension tests
  - extensions: rename extension classes to known names
  - extensions: create the gnome-platform directory
  - extensions: improve docsting (used in the cli)
  - spread tests: fine tune arch support for autopkgtests

Anatoli Babenia

  - lifecycle: add support for building inside podman containers (#2659)
  - docker: remove snapcraft-wrapper

Jeremie Deray

  - catkin plugin: forward parallel build count (#2669)
  - colcon plugin: forward parallel build count (#2670)

Kyle Fazzari

  - spread tests: install package marker into ament index
  - colcon plugin: add ability to ignore packages (#2687)

Stefano Rivera

  - repo: properly handle install query for unknown apt packages (#2692)
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