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Re: KiCAD snap package


I've published two packages to the store for testing:

You can install them like so
sudo snap install kicad5 kicad5-3dpackages
# or save some space by leaving out kicad5-3dpackages

Those snaps are not listed in the store search results and are
intended only as a intermediate test mules.
Regarding the use of the "kicad" name: There is a collaboration page
in the snap store, however I think that applies only to
receiving/downloading private snaps, not for joint administration


Am Fr., 15. März 2019 um 13:29 Uhr schrieb Maximilian Federle
> Hello,
> I've packaged KiCAD 5.1 as a snap package (https://snapcraft.io/) as
> well as the libraries: https://github.com/ppd1990/kicad-snap
> It is not in the store yet, however a very outdated (also not building
> anymore) version is: https://snapcraft.io/kicad-snap
> The developer states that he doesn't have the time to maintain it
> anymore and so I'd like to take over publishing more up-to-date
> packages. Store guidelines recommend using a name without suffix, so
> in this case that'd be "kicad" and not "kicad-snap".
> However, "kicad" is already registered by some unknown (to me)
> developer, but nothing is published under this name.
> So my questions are:
> 1)
> Does anyone here hold the registration of the "kicad" name in the snap store?
> If yes, would you agree to publish a package under it or transfer the name?
> 2)
> Do you, as a project, have interest in such a package?
> If yes, I could request a name transfer of the "kicad" snap name with
> the backing of the upstream project.
> Thank you for this excellent piece of software and your time
> Max