Snapd 2.0.10 Snappy Tool now available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

 

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In the middle of the summer there is one of the most anticipated arrivals to the repositories of our Ubuntu systems. Specifically for the version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus, the version 2.0.10 of the Snappy tool.

With a series of new improvements that mainly affect the optical device support the virtual filesystem support and options have been added for installing and updating packages from different versions.

Although it requires few introductions anymore, Snappy is a transactional package manager designed by Canonical for its Ubuntu operating system and available for many other Linux distributions where they are provided. atomic models of filesystems with autonomous functionality and capabilities within the operating system itself. That is to say, un sandbox autonomous with the packages and information necessary to run on our system. This provides a double benefitOn the one hand, we have the independence provided by having its own modules incorporated, and on the other, the security of a sandbox that acts outside our operating system.

Now, with the arrival of version 2.0.10, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users can expect a series of new improvements that they will certainly appreciate. First, access to snapD de new devices such as webcam cameras or external media players that connect via MPRIS specification (Media Player Remote Interface Specification) over the D-Bus interface. Also included now new options from the interface command that allow us to choose if we want to install or update a container and with what type of release, edge, beta, candidate or stable. Support for the file sharing from the Gnome GVFS virtual filesystem to your own home of user.

Being available this update from official system repositoriesAs always, we recommend that you update your systems as soon as possible for greater stability and the option of using the new functions available.


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