Snap Your App


Previously, if you wanted to distribute your application in Ubuntu or Debian, you had to package it as a deb. This was a rather long and tedious process that scared many people off. Snapcraft attempts to solve that problem. In this talk, Nathan Handler will demonstrate how you can convert an application to a Snap within mere minutes. The Snap can then be uploaded to the store where the rest of the world can discover and install it. Snapcraft comes with all of the tooling necessary to configure, build, and upload the Snap, greatly simplifying and speeding up the once challenging process. This talk will take the form of a step by step guide to taking an everyday application, preparing, builiding, and testing the snap, and then uploading it to the store. You will then be able to follow the same steps for thousands of other applications.

Ballroom A
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:30 to 12:30