Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Bringing Windows applications to Linux app stores

Nov 5, 2023, 12:00 PM
Lambda – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Lambda – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (50 Minutes) Application Ecosystem


Merlijn Sebrechts (he/him)
Ubuntu Community Council, Snapcrafters


We want to make it as easy as possible to publish Windows applications in the Snap Store for Linux. For this reason, we created the sommelier project, which uses Wine and Snapcraft to create a universal Linux package containing a Windows app.

The project is currently used by about 40 snaps for open and closed source software such as Notepad++, foobar2000, Cryptool 1, and TrackMania Nations Forever.

We explain the long and complicated history of the project, how it works, the future roadmap, and end with a small demo showing how to get started packaging your first Windows app for Linux.

Session author's bio

Lucy is the foremost independent Snap Package expert with experience bringing many well-known apps to the Snap Store. She is a core member of the Snapcrafters project and publishes Snaps under her own name. She consults for companies to bring their apps to the Store. Lucy is an Ubuntu Member, Ubuntu Membership Board delegate, and is also a Microsoft MVP awardee.

Merlijn Sebrechts is a Snapcrafter and Ubuntu Community Council member. During business hours, he teaches computer science at Ghent University and researches service orchestration at imec, in Belgium. He has two fabulous cats who will sadly not be present at the summit.

Level of Difficulty Intermediate
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