Canonical’s Snappy team has announced the release of its Snapd 2.23. The new daemon has brought Snap packages to lightweight Linux distro GalliumOS and Linux Mint 18.1 Serena.
Snapd 2.23 is a major release by Canonical, aiming to expand Snaps that were originally exclusive to Ubuntu platform but recently reached to some other popular Linux distributions. It allows you to install Snaps in Linux Mint 18.1 and GalliumOS that both were excluded from the initial list of supported Linux versions.
Apart from Snaps to new Linux distributions, the new Snapd version includes support for “send*”, “recv*” syscalls on all interfaces. The platform also comes with a shell competition for connect, seeding support for classic confinement and some UI changes.
The new release has introduced the auto-refresh functionality in the daemon and displays contact information through ‘snap info’ command. Besides, there are new interfaces such as unity8, linux-frame-buffer, classic-support and thumbnailer as well as upgrades to most of the existing interfaces.
You can find Snapd 2.23 in Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 16.10 repositories. To install, you just need to run command
sudo snap refresh --beta core in the terminal.