Task #5339

Explore tracks feature

Added by Ivan Lezhnjov 06/09/2017 (about 2 years) ago.

Status:NewStart date:06/09/2017
Priority:NormalDue date:06/16/2017
Assignee:Ivan Lezhnjov% Done:

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Description

While working on #5338 (Explore app alias functionality), I was asked in snapcraft forum if we had any plans to support tracks instead of using version number in a package name.

On a quick look, tracks seems like a central feature of snap's package management design and we most likely will have to start using it.

Essentially, it is a way to catalog software using the following scheme track/risk/branch.

E.g. 9.3/stable/psql-freeze-fix

I will make some tests to get a good idea about how it works, how we could transition from the current approach and start using tracks.

Ivan

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