Category Archives: Go

Leveling up snapd integration tests

Over the last several months there has been noticeable and growing pain associated with the evolving integration tests around snapd, and given the project goal of being a cross-distribution platform, we are very keen on solving this problem appropriately so … Continue reading

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Snappy Interfaces

As much anticipated, this week Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released with integrated support for snaps on classic Ubuntu. Snappy 2.0 is a modern software platform, that includes the ability to define rich interfaces between snaps that control their security and … Continue reading

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Snappy Changes

As announced last Saturday, Snappy Ubuntu Core 2.0 has just been tagged and made its way into the archives of Ubuntu 16.04, which is due for the final release in the next days. So this is a nice time to … Continue reading

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Snappy Ubuntu Core 2.0 is OUT

Ubuntu and Snappy community, it’s time to celebrate! After another intense week and a long Saturday focused on observing and fine tuning the user experience, the development team is proud to announce that Snappy 2.0 has been tagged. As has … Continue reading

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mgo r2016.02.04

This is one of the most packed releases of the mgo driver for Go in recent times. There are new features, important fixes, and relevant internal reestructuring to support the on-going server improvements. As usual for the driver, compatibility is … Continue reading

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mgo r2015.05.29

Another release of mgo hits the shelves, just in time for the upcoming MongoDB World event. A number of of relevant improvements have landed since the last stable release:

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Readying mgo for MongoDB 3.0

MongoDB 3.0 (previously known as 2.8) is right around the block, and it’s time to release a few fixes and improvements on the mgo driver for Go to ensure it works fine on that new major server version. Compatibility is … Continue reading

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Inline maps in gopkg.in/yaml.v2

After the updates to gopkg.in itself, it’s time for gopkg.in/yaml.v2 to receive some attention. The following improvements are now available in the yaml package:

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No minor versions in Go import paths

This post provides the background for a deliberate and important decision in the design of gopkg.in that people often wonder about: while the service does support full versions in tag and branch names (as in “v1.2” or “v1.2.3”), the URL … Continue reading

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Improvements on gopkg.in

Early last year the gopkg.in service was introduced with the goal of encouraging Go developers to establish strategies that enable existent software to remain working while package APIs evolve. After the initial discussions and experimentation that went into defining the … Continue reading

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