Snapd 2.20 Snappy Daemon Brings Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Many Other Goodies

Snapd 2.20 was released on the same day with Snapcraft 2.24, the tool app developers can use to package their applications as Snaps for cross-distro distribution. Snapd 2.20 is an important milestone that, for the first time, introduced support for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. It’s also available in the repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak). Since Snapd 2.19, which was announced a week ago, the new release introduces some exciting new features, such as “alias” support, better output for the “snap info” command, more robust network interactions that’ll be retried aggressively if required, as well as D-Bus and network namespaces support to the openswitch-support, iio, and network-control interfaces.