Mycroft, the company behind the Mycroft AI open source intelligent personal assistant for GNU/Linux operating systems, has published a story recently on how they are using Ubuntu Linux and Snaps to deliver their software to Mycroft devices.
It’s already a known fact that Mycroft has chosen to use the Ubuntu Core (a.k.a. Snappy Ubuntu Core) operating system, a slimmed-down flavor of Ubuntu Linux designed specifically for IoT (Internet of Things) and other embedded devices, to build the software that’s behind Mycroft hardware devices the company is trying to sell for your home or office.
But it looks like Mycroft is also making use of Snaps, the universal binary package format any application developer can use to deliver apps across multiple GNU/Linux operating systems and desktop environments, to push software updates to its Mycroft devices, as well as to allow users to install the Mycroft AI software independent of the host OS.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht