Hmm, for whatever reason, Arch still ships 2.16 by default… Seems to work fine on Ubuntu 16.10, though.
Yes, I'll ping the maintainer about it some time soon. It's possible they were holding off until after the Ubuntu 14.04 rollout of snapd was complete: there are some changes needed for that which might also prove useful for other distros.
Glad to hear it works on 16.10, though. Including the LTO ... ?