Today, July 13, Canonical’s Sergio Schvezov announced the availability of the first point release of the Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Snapcraft 2.12.1 has landed in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) software repositories, bringing multiple improvements and fixes, among which we can mention a new store endpoint that tracks the status of pushed Snaps and offering feedback directly on the command-line in case a manual action is needed or everything is good.

There’s also a Python 3 plugin designed to create an entry point if configured in this manner by the user. Moreover, the Go plugin has been updated to support snapcraft.yaml’s tree, various issues reported by users with pkg-config have been addressed.

Lastly, Snapcraft 2.12.1 introduces progress bars almost everywhere so you can see what’s going on all the time, and it looks like the register error scenarios now feature beautiful, ease to read messages that also contain help information for end users on what steps need to be taken next in case of errors.

Here’s how to install Snapcraft 2.12.1 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

As mentioned before, Snapcraft 2.12.1 has been released today in the default software repositories of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, and to enjoy this release, all you have to do is to fully update your installation using either Ubuntu Software or Synaptic Package Manager, or the following commands.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapcraft

If you also need the snapcraft examples, you can install them by running the first command listed below, but only after you’ve installed Snapcraft. The second command below can be used to see a help message with all the options, just in case you’re getting started with Snapcraft.

sudo apt install snapcraft-examples
snapcraft --help

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