Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 12:01 AM EDT
The next regular meeting of ROALUG will be August 17, 2017. This meeting will be part of the Ubuntu Global Jam featuring Ubuntu 16.04, the current Long-Term Release of Ubuntu. There will be door prizes and refreshments provided!
One of the new features available in 16.04 is Snaps. If you are running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later, you can already use snaps from the command line.
Snaps are a new way for software developers to package their apps, with advantages over traditional package formats such as .deb or .rpm packages. Snap packages are secure, isolated and allow apps to be rolled back should an issue occur. They also aim to work on any distribution or platform, from IoT devices to servers, desktops and mobile devices.
Snaps are the future of Linux application packaging, so we will take a look at how to use them for this meeting!
New Sponsor! Food and refreshments for this meeting will be provided by:
10 Franklin Rd. Ste 520, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
If you haven't been to a ROALUG meeting or it's been awhile, now will be a great time!