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Mark Shuttleworth
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Love it :) Be interesting to know which GL drivers this works with, I bet it exercises the stack hard.
 
The times when you'd have to wait until the next OS release to get app updates are gone: you can now get the latest Blender snap and many more directly from the store. Good work +Zack Casey making Blender 2.77 available just a click away!
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+Ruan Strydom and for a little extra CPU the file system can use delta compression to get rid of the extra space.
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Another open snap store, the more the better.
 
This is really great news! An open snap store that can be used across all distros. I'm excited to see where this goes.
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Here we go, another Canonical waste of FOSS dev time. How long until Flatpak wins out and snap joins the likes of the Ubuntu phone and Upstart? Hey that reminds me, is Mir officially gone yet or you still trying to saddle up that dead horse?
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Snaps are the highest security bundled app container, designed from the start for mobile and devices. Each release enables new classes of app or desktop environment by adding specific named secure interfaces for snaps to integrate with those environments.
 
+David Callé wrote a very nice blog entry about all the new stuff in snapd 2.0.9, among them "snap run", full confinement for +elementary 0.4 and lots more.
Snapd 2.0.9: full snap confinement on Elementary 0.4. As of today and part of our weekly release cadence, a new snapd is making its way to your 16.04 systems. Here is what's new! Command line. snap interfaces can now give you a list of all snaps connected to a specific interface: ...
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Hi Mark :D
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Thanks to Apache Bigtop and Juju, I really enjoyed doing live on-stage deployments of Hadoop, Spark, Zeppelin and more across clouds, bare metal and containers.

Model-driven operations make a huge difference, enabling a small team or individual to operate large and complex big software very easily, because the cost of writing the operational code is shared by everybody contributing to the open source charms.
Good code is cheap; it’s operational knowledge that’s holding back big data from solving the great problems of our time. Solving those operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May. “If we take the friction out, we can unleash all sorts of creativity,” Shuttleworth said.
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Walking the girls on the farm yesterday, next to the steam train railway tracks, heard the sound of ducklings and mum calling. Turned out a load of ducklings were stuck down the storm water drain that runs along under the railway. Phil the stone mason and I were able to retrieve many of them but sadly a few had moved on down the pipes, we could hear them but not get to them.

Mum didn't seem to mind, after we got the first 5 out she headed off, the next two had to race to catch up with her.

The story may end happily though, Phil was going to corral Mum and send her back along the tracks to where the drainage pipe empties out into a local stream, in the hope they might all be reunited.
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seems like an opportune spot for 'simple' technology too .. how many ducklings get stuck in drains ?  perhaps there is a need for 'duck safe' netting that can help prevent ducks from getting stuck (and let the drains still work).
I had a drain in my yard in an a former home and we did something similar / covered the drains with mesh to prevent (in my case baby squirrels) from falling in .
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Testing snaps across distros - an efficient universal package format for more than just desktop apps.
Are snaps really cross distro? Thu, Jun 16, 2016. Yesterday we announced the new home for everything snaps and Snapcraft, snapcraft.io, and at the same time made available the cross-distribution work that really does means snaps can run on virtually any Linux distribution.
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i hope this will order of the linux jungle on a point :)
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So if this is a legally binding decision, can we then argue for the same standards for pigs and cows?
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Yes, it is plausible that snaps will work on other UNIX and Windows environments, as their Linux-compatibility environments improve to support the needed Linux syscalls.
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If this ever happens, this would be very cool, but isnt this like creating a linux snap and then run the same linux binary on windows and mac? anyway, if it would work properly (integration with the OS and etc) it can be an option and a great reason to create snaps
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Snaps encapsulate all the complexity of an app, so users can just hop on and get a constant stream of improvements without having to keep all the parts working together themselves.
 
Beautiful work by +Kyle Fazzari: not only did he snap +Nextcloud, he also wrote a 6-part blog series about it, here's part one, go check it out: https://kyrofa.com/posts/installing-nextcloud-can-be-a-snap
I've been an ownCloud user for years, and I recently moved to using Nextcloud, which is based upon ownCloud. Both my wife and I use it to sync our calendars and contacts across all our devices, and also use it to sync our documents, music, pictures, and videos. It caters to my paranoid nature-- ...
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Great to see people enjoying the MAAS 2.0 beta. Got racks? Love MAAS :)
To: maas-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; From: Lloyd Parkes ; Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:33:56 +1200. Hi all, I recently filed bug report #1594207 whereby IPv6 problems can prevent DHCP for IPv4 from being deployed on a ...
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It's good to see the foundations that were laid 2 years ago getting good use in the new release.
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Universal 'snap' Linux packages tested across a range of distros.
Are snaps really cross distro? Thu, Jun 16, 2016. Yesterday we announced the new home for everything snaps and Snapcraft, snapcraft.io, and at the same time made available the cross-distribution work that really does means snaps can run on virtually any Linux distribution.
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I just had a request for this today from a Rust developer, and a few hours later its contributed to snapcraft. Snap on :)
 
It's great to see the community contributions to extend Snapcraft to support new build systems and languages, making it also the universal tool to package your apps. This time, Rust support being added by the ever great +Marius Gripsgård, nice work!
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can't wait to run the servo snap :>
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