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=== Canonical Promises Easy, Secure Containerized Apps for Ubuntu with LXD ===

Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes about the bundling of LXD, Canonical’s open source containerized app framework with the latest release of Ubuntu, 15.10. He shares that with ease of use and security in mind, Canonical promotes the solution as making it “easier than ever to set containerized apps in motion and step away” and promising “hardware‐guaranteed security” for applications running in LXD. He concludes by writing: “Put together, LXD and Autopilot—both of which are homegrown tools from Canonical itself—offer streamlined orchestration and management for people using Ubuntu as a hosting platform.”

http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/102615/canonical-promises-easy-secure-containerized-apps-ubuntu-

=== A Fix For AMD Catalyst On Ubuntu 15.10 Is Coming ===

Michael Larabel from Phoronix lets us know that, at the moment of writing, drivers for AMD Catalyst were not working as expected. However, he mentions that Alberto Milone has pushed a workaround fix into the wily-proposed repository.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-15.10-fglrx-Fix

=== Canonical Announces OpenStack Cloud App Store for Ubuntu Linux ===

Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes that Canonical is launching an app store which is focused on the Open``Stack cloud, with apps delivered via Juju.

http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/102815/canonical-announces-openstack-cloud-app-store-ubuntu-linu

=== This Is The Release Date for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ===

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! informs us that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be released on April,21, 2016. He also lists the important dates of the release cycle, reminding us that unlike the Ubuntu flavors, Ubuntu itself will only release a Beta 2 and Release Candidate.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/10/ubuntu-16-04-release-schedule-release-schedule-date-xenial-xerus


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. The Ubuntu Online Summit starts [this] week
    2. UOS Session Roundup for Ubuntu Snappy Core
    3. Xenial Xerus is now open for development
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
      1. Most Active Questions
      2. Top Voted New Questions
  4. LoCo News
    1. 15.10 Release Party result = Success!
    2. This was the Ubucon 2015 in Berlin
  5. LoCo Events
  6. The Planet
    1. Lubuntu Blog: Translated Release Notes for 15.10
    2. Launchpad News: PPAs for ppc64el
    3. Randall Ross: OpenPOWER in Two Clicks
    4. Xubuntu: 16.04 Package Testing
    5. Xubuntu: Building the Xubuntu documentation package locally
    6. Lubuntu Blog: Box 0.56
  7. Other Community News
    1. Joint statement: Kubuntu Council + Community Council
    2. Community team weeks 43+44 update
  8. Ubuntu Cloud News
  9. In The Blogosphere
    1. Canonical Promises Easy, Secure Containerized Apps for Ubuntu with LXD
    2. A Fix For AMD Catalyst On Ubuntu 15.10 Is Coming
    3. Canonical Announces OpenStack Cloud App Store for Ubuntu Linux
    4. This Is The Release Date for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  10. In Other News
    1. Full Circle - Issue #102
  11. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu Community Q&A - 27th October 2015
    2. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E34 – Manos: The Hands of Fate
  12. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  14. Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.04 and 15.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 15.04 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 15.10 Updates
  15. Subscribe
  16. Archives
  17. Additional Ubuntu News
  18. Conclusion
  19. Credits
  20. Glossary of Terms
  21. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  22. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 440 for the week October 26 - November 1, 2015.

In This Issue

General Community News

The Ubuntu Online Summit starts [this] week

David Planella reminds us that the Ubuntu Online Summit will run from 3-5 Nov 2015 from 2pm-8pm UTC; which is three days of Ubuntu and Open Source discussions, tutorials, presentations, demos and Q&A’s. Sessions include detail on app and scope development, cloud, community, convergence, core and more. They include a keynote by Mark Shuttleworth, questions asked of Canonical’s CEO Jane Silber and more.

http://davidplanella.org/the-ubuntu-online-summit-starts-next-week/

UOS Session Roundup for Ubuntu Snappy Core

Daniel Holbach blogs about the Ubuntu Online Summit running from 3-5 November providing a schedule (time and synopsis) of sessions relating to Snappy Ubuntu Core. Note: last minute changes could change some details.

https://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2015/10/uos-session-roundup-for-ubuntu-snappy-core/

Xenial Xerus is now open for development

Matthias Klose writes that Xenial Xerus (16.04LTS) is open for development noting some changes. Matthias lists points like Python3(.5) is standard Xenial is hoped to be Python2 free, a glibc update & more. Matthias also highlights some common errors made with Ubuntu development such as builds are necessary; development doesn’t end when you hit upload, and you should test in Xenial, and not just Wily.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2015-October/001157.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (119849) +365 over last week
  • Critical (276) no change over last week
  • Unconfirmed (59635) +234 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Fabby (http://askubuntu.com/users/344926/fabby), A.B. (http://askubuntu.com/users/367165/a-b), Byte Commander (http://askubuntu.com/users/367990/byte-commander), cl-netbox (http://askubuntu.com/users/260935/cl-netbox) and David Stone (http://askubuntu.com/users/467200/david-stone)

Ask (and answer!) questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

15.10 Release Party result = Success!

Aaron Honeycutt shares photos and thanks from the recent 15.10 release party in Florida at the Delray Tech Space. He writes that in addition to an “awesome turnout” and “LARGE pizzas” they “also had plenty of devices running Ubuntu Touch and even Plasma Mobile!”

http://usefoss.com/index.php/2015/10/27/15-10-release-party-result-success/

This was the Ubucon 2015 in Berlin

Sujeevan Vijayakumaran writes about the recent Ubucon 2015 held in Berlin. Lasting three days, he gives a day by day summary and writes: “The schedule of the event did contain many Ubuntu topics - that was different in the last years. We had 28 talks and workshops in 4 to 5 tracks.” The event attracted 120 attendees and he concludes by sharing some details about the plans for 2016.

https://svij.org/blog/2015/11/01/this-was-the-ubucon-2015-in-berlin/

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Planet

Lubuntu Blog: Translated Release Notes for 15.10

Rafael Laguna opens this post with “Lubuntu is the most international flavour!” and continues: “Thanks to some friends, collaborators and members of our Facebook groups, we have the Wily Werewolf Release Notes translated to a lot of languages.” He goes on to share the current languages and concludes by sharing how to get involved.

http://lubuntu.me/translated-release-notes-for-15-10/

Launchpad News: PPAs for ppc64el

Colin Watson writes that you can now have PPAs in Launchpad build with the ppc64el architecture. Further efforts are being made to make the other architectures available as well, but that is a work in progress.

http://blog.launchpad.net/ppa/ppas-for-ppc64el

Randall Ross: OpenPOWER in Two Clicks

Randall Ross shares details about how to enable builds for OpenPOWER on Personal Package Archives (PPAs). He concludes by thanking “Colin Watson, and many other fine folks in Canonical including our wonderful sysadmins for making this a day to celebrate!”

http://randall.executiv.es/open-power-2-clicks

Xubuntu: 16.04 Package Testing

In preparation for the 16.04 release, the Quality Assure team from Xubuntu outlines the general testing plans as well as the re-introduction of package testing in the package tracker. They also include several steps for learning how to contribute to testing and what the next steps are if you wish to get involved.

http://xubuntu.org/news/16-04-package-testing/

Xubuntu: Building the Xubuntu documentation package locally

The Xubuntu documentation team shares step by step instructions for building the Xubuntu documentation locally. In addition to making edits locally, the article concludes with a request to contribute changes back to the community and an invitation to contact the documentation team if you have any questions.

http://xubuntu.org/news/building-xubuntu-documentation-package-locally/

Lubuntu Blog: Box 0.56

Rafael Laguna of the Lubuntu team shares details from the new release for the Lubuntu default theme Box, which includes the following changes:

  • fixed fcitx panel icon (fix for bug #1511980)
  • battery charge improvements
  • new restart / shutdown / alert icons for Unity
  • added Ubuntu slide and touch features
  • discontinued dark panel version

http://lubuntu.me/box-0-56/

Other Community News

Joint statement: Kubuntu Council + Community Council

The Kubuntu Council and Ubuntu Community Council have issued a joint statement to clarify the status of the relationship between the councils. They write: “Both councils would like to confirm that the relationship is strong, and mechanisms are in place to ensure a healthy and open relationship between both councils. We would all like to point out that both councils collaborated and resolved any tensions together.” The statement concludes: “We would like to thank everyone who supported the *buntu family over the last years and want to restate: Our doors are always open if you have any feedback or questions.”

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2015/10/26/joint-statement-kubuntu-council-community-council/

Community team weeks 43+44 update

David Planella of the community team at Canonical shares the latest updates from weeks 43 and 44. Updates include organization of the Ubuntu Online Summit and the announcement of the upcoming in person summit at SCALE in 2016, improvements to various testing areas completed by the Quality team, and updates from their work in Core Apps, Developer site and Snappy.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-community-team/2015-October/000873.html

Ubuntu Cloud News

In The Blogosphere

Canonical Promises Easy, Secure Containerized Apps for Ubuntu with LXD

Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes about the bundling of LXD, Canonical’s open source containerized app framework with the latest release of Ubuntu, 15.10. He shares that with ease of use and security in mind, Canonical promotes the solution as making it “easier than ever to set containerized apps in motion and step away” and promising “hardware‐guaranteed security” for applications running in LXD. He concludes by writing: “Put together, LXD and Autopilot—both of which are homegrown tools from Canonical itself—offer streamlined orchestration and management for people using Ubuntu as a hosting platform.”

http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/102615/canonical-promises-easy-secure-containerized-apps-ubuntu-

A Fix For AMD Catalyst On Ubuntu 15.10 Is Coming

Michael Larabel from Phoronix lets us know that, at the moment of writing, drivers for AMD Catalyst were not working as expected. However, he mentions that Alberto Milone has pushed a workaround fix into the wily-proposed repository.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-15.10-fglrx-Fix

Canonical Announces OpenStack Cloud App Store for Ubuntu Linux

Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes that Canonical is launching an app store which is focused on the OpenStack cloud, with apps delivered via Juju.

http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/102815/canonical-announces-openstack-cloud-app-store-ubuntu-linu

This Is The Release Date for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! informs us that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be released on April,21, 2016. He also lists the important dates of the release cycle, reminding us that unlike the Ubuntu flavors, Ubuntu itself will only release a Beta 2 and Release Candidate.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/10/ubuntu-16-04-release-schedule-release-schedule-date-xenial-xerus

In Other News

Full Circle - Issue #102

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our one hundred and second issue.

This month:

  • Command & Conquer

  • How-To : Python in the Real World, MultiBoot with UEFI, Website With Infrastructure and *buntu Minimal Install

  • Graphics : Inkscape.
  • Chrome Cult
  • Linux Labs: Wiping Hard Drives
  • Ubuntu Phones: OTA-7
  • Ubuntu Games: Streaming Games

plus: News, Arduino, Book Review, Q&A, Security, and soooo much more.

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-102

Ubuntu Community Q&A - 27th October 2015

Michael Hall and Nicholas Skaggs present another regular Q&A session on behalf of Canonical’s Community Team in which they answer questions that are put to them on IRC.

https://youtu.be/xv23FxABoNg

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E34 – Manos: The Hands of Fate

It’s Episode Thirty-four of Season Eight of the Ubuntu Podcast! With Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen, Martin Wimpress, and Alan Pope!

In this week’s show:

  • We review Mark’s new Steam controller
  • How Mark got the controller working on Ubuntu 14.04
  • Mark’s full review in blog post form
  • We go over your feedback, which included some podcasts from listeners:
  • Here’s the video of the hardware added to the neo900 (16:45)
  • We have a command line love, from Roger Light: !$ on the command line
  • We chat about Choose Your Own Adventure Making with Twine, dinosaur hacking on the Isle of Wight, cooking poppadoms in the microwave, and Egham Raspberry Jam.

That’s all for this week, please send your comments and suggestions to: show@ubuntupodcast.org

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.04 and 15.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.04 Updates

End of Life - January 2016

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2016

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Additional Ubuntu News

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Conclusion

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Credits

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  • Chris Guiver
  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

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Ubuntu - Get Involved

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