snapcraft 2.16 has been released

Sergio Schvezov sergio.schvezov at
Wed Sep 7 22:40:44 UTC 2016

Hello snapcrafters!

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.16 of snapcraft:

The highlights in this release are:

- New variables available to be used within `snapcraft.yaml` and also 
exported in the environment during plugin runs: 
`SNAPCRAFT_PART_INSTALL` (specific to the part where it is used) and 
`SNAPCRAFT_STAGE` (now also exported in the environment).
- `snapcraft register --private` can now be used to register private snaps.
- A `grade` of `stable` or `devel` can be set in `snapcraft.yaml` which 
would gate any accidental releases to the `stable` and `candidate` channels.
- `snapcraft cleanbuild --debug` will drop you in a shell if errors are 
- Filesets can now recursively glob, allowing constructs like `**/*.pyc`
- The `ant` plugin now allows parameters.

This release has seen many contributions from outside of the snapcraft
core team, so we want to give a shout out to these folks, here's a team
thank you for:

- Caio Begotti
- Evan Dandrea
- Loïc Minier
- Scott Moser

To consume the latest snapcraft release on Xenial Xerus (16.04), we
suggest you install the snapcraft package from the Ubuntu Archives:

     sudo apt update
     sudo apt install snapcraft

To get the source for this release check it out at

A great place to collaborate and discuss features, bugs and ideas on
snapcraft is snapcraft at mailing list or directly in
the #snappy channel on

To file bugs, please go to

Happy snapcrafting,
-- Sergio and the team

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