A Big Thank You Community! KDE Snaps resumed and More.

Witch Wells, Az
Snowy Sunrise Witch Wells, Az

After my last post a few things have happened. First, I want to thank all of you for your support, monetary and moral. The open source community is amazing and I love being a part of it. We are surviving thanks to all of you. Despite my failed interview, a new door has opened up and I am happy to announce that Canonical is funding me to work part time for a period of 3 months on KDE Snaps! While not the full time role I was hoping for, I’ll take it, and who knows, maybe they will see just how awesome I am! 🙂

I started back to work on these last Tuesday. So far I have made good progress and even have a working Core22 snap!

Work done on upstream snapcraft ( tool used to make snaps ):

New content pack version, fixed an issue with snapcraft remote-build choking on part with /sdk, fixed regex as our naming scheme has changed:


Ran into a new bug with snapcraft expand-extensions and so I must now enter all of this information manually into snapcraft.yaml until fixed, bug report here:


And without further ado, our first core22 snap is Dragonplayer Version 22.12.3 available in the snap store. Many more coming soon!

KDE Dragon media player
KDE Dragon media player

With a new month upon us, I must ask for help again, I will not see any money for this work until next month. Please consider a dontation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


3 thoughts on “A Big Thank You Community! KDE Snaps resumed and More.

  1. Humble advice, use the time differential between this part-time gig and what would have been full-time in order to continue looking for and applying to jobs. Don’t put all your eggs into the Canonical basket to continue. Even if they recognize your awesomeness, they might still not have the budget allocation to upgrade or even continue your role.

    You’ve worked hard to get some relief, try to leverage that into some longer-term stability. Best of luck!

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