Creating and using Snap packages of KDE applications is getting better thanks to a new Snapcraft extension called KDE neon. The new extension makes sure Snap packages of KDE programs will have the latest KDE and Qt libraries available. It will also try to integrate the application with the desktop environment, making the packaged software look more natural. "Once you declare the KDE neon extension in your snapcraft.yaml and build the snap, the following will happen: You will have the latest Qt5 and KDE Frameworks libraries available to your application at runtime. You won’t need to manually satisfy the runtime requirement, and this will also save a fair deal of disk space through the reuse of common components. The extension initialises Qt5 and the desktop environment before the application starts, so functionality like fonts, and cursor themes work correctly. This means you and the users of your snap should enjoy a smoother desktop integration and more consistent looks and behaviour. Specifically, your snap will connect to the following content snaps at run time:" A similar extension for GNOME applications is also being created.
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