Following the recent addition of easy DBus service snapping in the snap binary bundle format, I am happy to say that we now have some of our KDE Applications in the Ubuntu 16.04 Snap Store.
To use them you need to first manually install the kde-frameworks-5 snap. Once you have it installed you can install the applications. Currently we have available:
- ktuberling – The most awesome game ever!
- kbruch – Learn how to do fractions (I almost failed at first exercise :O)
- katomic – Fun and education in one
- kblocks – Tetris-like game
- kmplot – Plotting mathematical functions
- kgeography – An education application for learning states/countries/capitals
- kollision – Casual ball game
- kruler – A screen ruler to measure pixel distance on your screen
The Ubuntu 16.04 software center comes with Snap store support built in, so you can simply search for the application and should find a snap version for installation. As we are still working on stabilizing Snap support in Plasma’s Discover, for now, you have to resort to a terminal to test the snaps on KDE neon.
To get started using the command line interface of snap you can do the following:
sudo snap install kde-frameworks-5 sudo snap install kblocks
All currently available snaps are auto generated. For some technical background check out my earlier blog post on snapping KDE applications. In the near future I hope to get manually maintained snaps also built automatically. Also from-git delivery to the edge channel is very much a desired feature still. Stay tuned.