Call for testing: snap package

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Thu Aug 10 05:12:10 EDT 2017

On woensdag 2 augustus 2017 11:40:10 CEST Jacob Zimmermann via gnucash-devel 
> Hi all,
> I have built a snap package of GNUCash and am seeking some feedback and
> testing. On Linux distros that support snap, the package can be
> installed using the following command:
> sudo snap install --beta gnucash-jz
> Builds for AMD64 and ARM are available.
> Regards,
> Jacob

Hi Jacob,

That's a very interesting project you have there. I haven't had the chance to 
look at it as I'm totally focussed on getting gnucash ready for the first 2.7 
development snapshot which is planned for the end of the month.

After that however I will start playing with your snap package.

Are you willing to share your snap build scripts with us ?

I'm asking because I have been wanting to set up an automated nightly build in 
a portable format such as snap for a long time [1]. That way it would be 
*much* easier for linux users to test unreleased changes and provide feedback.



[1]  I had flatpack in mind for this as that's what Fedora is pushing and 
Fedora happens to be my primary OS, but snap fits the bill equally well.

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