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Bug#877684: RFP: gnome-software-plugin-snap -- Snap support for GNOME Software

Control: reassign 877684 gnome-software
Control: block 877684 by 876862

On Wed, 04 Oct 2017 at 10:22:19 -0000, David Seaward wrote:
> Source code (for plugin):
> https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-software/tree/plugins/snap

This is part of the gnome-software package upstream, so this is a feature
request for Debian's existing gnome-software source package (adding a
new binary package to it) rather than a request for an entirely new
source package to be packaged. Reassigning accordingly.

The GNOME maintainers are unlikely to want to enable this while snapd
is in danger of being autoremoved from testing, so I'm setting this
as blocked by #876862.

I'm also not sure that this would be such a good idea to enable while
snap relies on Ubuntu-specific AppArmor features for sandboxing: without
AppArmor, it lacks a security boundary, as far as I'm aware. Those kernel
patches seem to be finally going upstream, so perhaps that objection
can go away soon.

The GNOME maintainers would probably also want someone who regularly
uses snap (perhaps someone from Ubuntu/Canonical?) to commit to doing
any necessary testing and debugging for this plugin on Debian.


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