Canonical has pushed a new major milestone of the Snapcraft tool for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, version 2.10, which users can employ to package their apps as Snaps.
The biggest new feature of Snapcraft 2.10 is macaroons support for authentication and is meant for a better developer experience.
The macaroons support for authentication will allow the Snapcraft devs to create additional features for communicating with the store APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Also new in Snapcraft 2.10 is the ability for the “snapcraft init” command to generate a valid template that newcomers can use to start packaging their apps as Snaps. More effort has been put into the parts ecosystem, which has received initial backend support, and snapd will now make sure Snaps have all they need to work properly on your OS.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht