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Bug 790967 - Support snap channels
Support snap channels
Product: gnome-software
Classification: Applications
Component: Snap
git master
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Robert Ancell
Robert Ancell
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-11-29 01:35 UTC by Robert Ancell
Modified: 2018-01-24 17:54 UTC
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Support snap channels (55.48 KB, patch)
2017-11-29 01:35 UTC, Robert Ancell
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Description Robert Ancell 2017-11-29 01:35:42 UTC
Created attachment 364596 [details] [review]
Support snap channels

Snaps have a concept of channels [1]. Essentially channels allow you to switch between stable and unstable versions of the application you have installed.

For example all snaps are installed from the "latest/stable" channel. You might want to test the next version of that snap in the "latest/candidate" channel or run an older version in the "2.0/stable" channel.

You can see the UI in the snapcraft forum [2].

To implement this in GNOME Software I had to add a channel concept to GsApp and a new plugin function gs_plugin_app_switch_channel. If a plugin adds channels to a GsApp the details page will show a channel button in the details section beside the version label.

Comment 1 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-01-24 17:54:48 UTC
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