You Will Soon Be Able to Run the Latest GNOME Apps as Snaps on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


In the same report published by Canonical’s Will Cooke about the company’s decision to switch to GNOME’s display manager (GDM) as default login manager for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, it was revealed that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users will soon be able to run the latest GNOME apps as Snaps.

In their attempt to debug various issues with system themes for desktop Snaps, the Ubuntu Desktop team discovered a bug replated to desktop launchers, which is currently being fixed as we speak. With this in mind, they also managed to publish the latest GNOME 3.24 platform Snap to the Edge channel of the Snappy Store for developers to be able to build GNOME apps as Snaps for Ubuntu Linux.

“We’ve been debugging issues with themes in desktop Snaps and found a bug. This is being fixed and we will be publishing new documentat… (read more)
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