Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bite-size bugs in snapd

Hey

This is just a quick shout to anyone out there that is interested in snapd, maybe follows development or is just curious. We are getting more and more bite-size bugs that would be perfect for someone to pick up and fix as their first contribution to either free and open source software in general or perhaps to specifically to snapd itself.

There's one such bug I'd like to highlight just now. https://bugs.launchpad.net/snappy/+bug/1587445

The bug is very simple to fix. The snap list command should say something appropriate when there are no snaps installed. This is literally an if statement and a printf call. If anyone wants to try to do that, feel free to ping me on irc (zyga on #snappy on freenode) or comment below on Google+.

We have hacking instructions, we have automated tests and we have a friendly development community. I'd love to see you joint us.