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Ollie Ries introduces his post by talking about how Ubuntu has expanded into the realm of phones and Internet of Things devices and how this has required them to “solve real problems in security and reliability.” He continues by announcing “In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS we will make it possible to install snap packages alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable us to maintain our existing processes for development and updates to the OS.” Ollie Ries introduces his post by talking about how Ubuntu has expanded into the realm of phones and Internet of Things devices and how this has required thhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/3056668/linux/ubuntu-1604-will-support-snaps-alongside-deb-packages-for-improved-software-installation.htmlem to “solve real problems in security and reliability.” He continues by announcing “In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS we will make it possible to install snap packages alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable us to maintain our existing processes for development and updates to the OS.”
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 * Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Offer Users Newer Software Ve * Ubuntu Open``Stack growth confirmed by latest Open``Stack User Survey - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/04/12/ubuntu-openstack-growth-confirmed-by-latest-openstack-user-survey/
 * Nova-LXD delivers bare-metal performance on Open``Stack, while Ironic delivers NSA-as-a-Service - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/04/13/nova-lxd-delivers-bare-metal-performance-on-openstack-while-ironic-delivers-nsa-as-a-service/
 * I hate cloud credentials - http://www.jorgecastro.org/2016/04/15/i-hate-cloud-credentials/
 * charm & charm-tools 2.0 - http://marcoceppi.com/2016/04/charm-2-point-oh/rsions via Snaps - http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-16-04-lts-xenial-xerus-to-offer-users-newer-software-versions-via-snaps-502879.shtml
 * Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Offer Users Newer Software Versions via Snaps - http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-16-04-lts-xenial-xerus-to-offer-users-newer-software-versions-via-snaps-502879.shtml
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* Ubuntu 16.04 LTS To Offer Updates Via Snap Packages - http://www.webupd8.org/2016/04/ubuntu-1604-lts-to-offer-updates-via.html  * Ubuntu 16.04 LTS To Offer Updates Via Snap Packages - http://www.webupd8.org/2016/04/ubuntu-1604-lts-to-offer-updates-via.html
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 * Ubuntu 16.04 will support 'Snaps' alongside Deb packages for improved software installation - http://www.pcworld.com/article/3056668/linux/ubuntu-1604-will-support-snaps-alongside-deb-packages-for-improved-software-installation.html
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 * Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party with #OGStack: Man-In-The-Packets, Ubuntu Malaysia Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-my/3355-ubuntu-16.04-release-party-with-#ogstack:-man-in-the-packets/  * Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party with #OGStack: Man-In-The-Packets, Ubuntu Malaysia Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-my/3355-ubuntu-1604-release-party-with-ogstack-man-in-the-packets/
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 * KW Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Release Party, Ubuntu Canada: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-ca/3361-kw-ubuntu-16.04-xenial-xerus-release-party/  * KW Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Release Party, Ubuntu Canada: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-ca/3330-toronto-xenial-xerus-release-party/
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 * Ubuntu Michigan 16.04 Release Party, Ubuntu-Michigan: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-mi/3354-ubuntu-michigan-16.04-release-party/  * Ubuntu Michigan 16.04 Release Party, Ubuntu-Michigan: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-mi/3354-ubuntu-michigan-1604-release-party/


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu Scopes Showdown: Here are the winners!
    2. Adding snaps for secure, transactional packages in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  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 Events
  5. The Planet
    1. Simon Quigley: Contributing to Ubuntu - 1 - Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter
    2. Thomas Ward: Ubuntu Xenial: Adding php5.6 to Xenial
    3. Thomas Ward: Ubuntu Xenial: NGINX and PHP7.0
    4. Andrea Corbellini: Running Docker Swarm inside LXC
    5. Xubuntu: The small details: Panel layouts and Wallpapers
    6. Xubuntu: My media manager: Other alternatives
    7. Stéphane Graber: LXD 2.0: Docker in LXD and LXD in LXD [7-8/12]
    8. Dustin Kirkland: Docker 1.10 with Fan Networking in Ubuntu 16.04, for Every Architecture!
    9. Elizabeth K. Joseph: Color an Ubuntu Xenial Xerus
    10. Kubuntu: Party 2 in Review
  6. Ubuntu Cloud News
  7. Ubuntu Phone News
    1. The world’s most affordable computer converged with our tablet!
    2. 10 cool accessories for the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet
  8. In The Press
    1. Intel's new hardware kits make it easier to build robots and drones
    2. Mark Shuttleworth: ‘Ubuntu keeps GNU/Linux relevant’
  9. In The Blogosphere
  10. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 12th April 2016
    2. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Ubuntu Podcast: S09E07 – Light in the Window
    3. Snaps on classic Ubuntu Q&A with Olli Ries
    4. Full Circle Weekly News #13
  11. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  12. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  13. Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 15.10 Updates
  14. Subscribe
  15. Archives
  16. Additional Ubuntu News
  17. Conclusion
  18. Credits
  19. Glossary of Terms
  20. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  21. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 462 for the week April 11 - 17, 2016.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Scopes Showdown: Here are the winners!

In a blog post on the Ubuntu Developer blog, the winners of the Ubuntu Scopes showdown have been announced. They write: “About half of the accepted entries are using the new JavaScript API, which is very exciting, to say the least. All developers have put their heart in these scopes and they all have their merits, but we had to pick the three best and also the one seen as the most innovative…” The post goes on to link to a page listing the following and explaining what they do.

  • 1st winner: Academy by Roman Shchekin
  • 2nd winner: freesound › by Ricardo Silva
  • 3rd winner: Stock 'n' Roll › by Michael Weimann
  • Innovation prize: Glances Remote › by Pieter Engelbrecht

The blog post concludes by thanking all the participants and judges.

https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/blog/2016/04/13/ubuntu-scopes-showdown-here-are-winners/

Adding snaps for secure, transactional packages in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ollie Ries introduces his post by talking about how Ubuntu has expanded into the realm of phones and Internet of Things devices and how this has required thhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/3056668/linux/ubuntu-1604-will-support-snaps-alongside-deb-packages-for-improved-software-installation.htmlem to “solve real problems in security and reliability.” He continues by announcing “In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS we will make it possible to install snap packages alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable us to maintain our existing processes for development and updates to the OS.”

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/04/13/snaps-for-classic-ubuntu/

This was big news across the Ubuntu community and beyond, the following articles about it were selected by our editors:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (120530) +52 over last week
  • Critical (338) +6 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (59211) -62 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: Pilot6 (http://askubuntu.com/users/167850/pilot6), Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), Byte Commander (http://askubuntu.com/users/367990/byte-commander), Zacharee1 (http://askubuntu.com/users/274320/zacharee1) and techraf (http://askubuntu.com/users/457662/techraf)

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

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

Simon Quigley: Contributing to Ubuntu - 1 - Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

Simon Quigley shares with us what it is like to contribute to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter (UWN). He describes the typical workflow day by day for the UWN and ways you can contribute as well.

http://tsimonq2.net/blog/2016/04/13/

Thomas Ward: Ubuntu Xenial: Adding php5.6 to Xenial

Thomas Ward tells us PPAs are the only way to get php5 access in Ubuntu Xenial, which is not supported by the Ubuntu Server Team, noting that the only available version is php7. He continues by providing the commands necessary to add php 5.6 to your Xenial boxes.

http://dark-net.net/?p=128

Thomas Ward: Ubuntu Xenial: NGINX and PHP7.0

With NGINX 1.9.14 now available in Ubuntu Xenial, Thomas Ward shares some changes with us for those currently using NGINX with php5-fpm.

http://dark-net.net/?p=125

Andrea Corbellini: Running Docker Swarm inside LXC

Andrea Corbellini writes about his experiences using Docker Swarm inside LXC containers. Andrea, who's been using them for a while now says he finds them “pretty lightweight” compared to virtual machines, making LXC containers “ideal for development and simulation purposes.” He uses example including commands & real-output to shows us how to create a Swarm manager container, modify it, start it & install Docker and much more. The example is intended to simulate clusters on your machine, rather than showing how to create a production environment.

http://andrea.corbellini.name/2016/04/13/docker-swarm-inside-lxc/

Xubuntu: The small details: Panel layouts and Wallpapers

These blog posts, written by the Xubuntu team, are part of a series of posts to help you get more from your Xubuntu. In the first they detail how to get more from your panel, and in the other they explain how to get more from wallpapers including how to have a different wallpaper for each workspace, or have changing wallpapers.

http://xubuntu.org/news/small-details-panel-layouts/ & http://xubuntu.org/news/small-details-wallpapers/

Xubuntu: My media manager: Other alternatives

Xubuntu team continues their series on media managers with the last in a series, introducing a list of additional choices available to Xubuntu users. This blog post covers Amorak, Audacious, Banshee, Exaile and more, concluding by talking about command-line based players and media servers.

http://xubuntu.org/news/my-media-manager-other-alternatives/

Stéphane Graber: LXD 2.0: Docker in LXD and LXD in LXD [7-8/12]

Stéphane Graber continues his series on LXD by talking about using Docker with LXD and how it makes nested containers easy by demonstrating how to use LXD in LXD.

https://www.stgraber.org/2016/04/13/lxd-2-0-docker-in-lxd-712/ & https://www.stgraber.org/2016/04/14/lxd-2-0-lxd-in-lxd-812/

Dustin Kirkland: Docker 1.10 with Fan Networking in Ubuntu 16.04, for Every Architecture!

Dustin Kirkland of Ubuntu Product & Strategy team introduces Docker 1.10.3 supported on every Ubuntu architecture & 16.04LTS, and announces Ubuntu Fan Networking. Dustin shows using screen dumps the launching of a Docker application container inside an LXD machine container. Ubuntu Fan Networking is specially designed to connect all of your Docker containers across networks. Again Dustin through use of screen dumps provides examples of Ubuntu Fan Networking.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/04/docker-110-with-fan-networking-in.html

Elizabeth K. Joseph: Color an Ubuntu Xenial Xerus

Elizabeth K. Joseph shares a printable coloring page of a xerus created by Ronnie Tucker and the official xerus artwork provided by the Tom Macfarlane of the Canonical Design Team.

http://princessleia.com/journal/2016/04/color-an-ubuntu-xenial-xerus/

Kubuntu: Party 2 in Review

The Kubuntu blog reports on the second Kubuntu package party, held online on Friday, April 15th. They write, “It was a brilliant party, with a great atmosphere,which is not easy to achieve in a purely online setting.” They continue by listing various tasks that were worked on or completed, what they learned from running this second party and write that while the point of these parties initially was to “share knowledge and enable learning” their community has shown them that it’s also about “Having Fun and Make Friends!” A date of May 20th for the next party is set at the conclusion of the post.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/party-2-in-review/

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

The world’s most affordable computer converged with our tablet!

Amrisha Prashar talks about the ability to use the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet with the NexDock laptop. She links to a video of a demonstration and NexDock’s kickstarter campaign.

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/04/15/the-worlds-most-affordable-computer-converged-with-our-tablet/

10 cool accessories for the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet

Amrisha Prashar highlights and links to 10 accessories for the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet that she finds useful.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/04/15/10-cool-accessories-for-the-aquaris-m10-ubuntu-edition-tablet/

In The Press

Intel's new hardware kits make it easier to build robots and drones

Agam Shah from PC World talks about a recent Intel keynote and highlights the Robotic Development Kit. “The kit will ship with Ubuntu Linux but will also support Windows 10 and other versions of Windows.” Agam points out, “The hardware is part of Intel’s effort to diversify outside PCs into new areas. It’s also an effort to provide do-it-yourselfers with the resources to develop a wide range of gadgets, appliances, and smart home and industrial equipment.”

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3055321/hardware/intels-new-hardware-kits-make-it-easier-to-build-robots-and-drones.html

Mark Shuttleworth: ‘Ubuntu keeps GNU/Linux relevant’

Bryan Lunduke interviews Mark Shuttleworth for Network World about his work and role in the Ubuntu project as “Self Appointed Benevolent Dictator For Life” (sabdf) and Canonical. He goes on to ask about what he’s most excited about at Canonical, his thoughts on the other strong operating systems in the market and more.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3056819/linux/mark-shuttleworth-ubuntu-keeps-gnulinux-relevant.html

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 12th April 2016

Michael Hall and Alan Pope present an hour of updates and answers on behalf of the Canonical Community team. They open with some announcements and go on to answer questions provided to them over IRC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvb1AlCT5bE

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Ubuntu Podcast: S09E07 – Light in the Window

It’s Episode Seven of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

  • Microsoft and Canonical have announced Ubuntu for Windows, a system allowing Linux binaries to run on Windows
  • Linux outperforms Windows when running The Talos Principle on Vulkan
  • Next gen XPS 13 developer edition available in Europe
  • Ubuntu Community Donations report (Q3 2015)
  • The Ubuntu IRC Council election results have just been announced – Congratulations to elky, flannel, hggdh, Tm_T, and Unit193
  • Nominations to the Tech Board
  • Upcomng events
  • And more

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2016/04/14/s09e07-light-in-the-window/

Snaps on classic Ubuntu Q&A with Olli Ries

Michael Hall, Olli Ries, David Planella, and Martin Albisetti host a Q&A session on the Snaps on classic Ubuntu feature that will land in Ubuntu 16.04. Olli leads by answering some common questions, and they answer questions provided to them in chat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHO8j8uo5Z4

Full Circle Weekly News #13

Full Circle Weekly News #13 is out: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcast/full-circle-weekly-news-13/ and, Full Circle Magazine #107 came out a couple of weeks ago: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-107/

The show is also available via:

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 and 15.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2016

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Conclusion

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Credits

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  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Simon Quigley
  • Mary Frances Hull
  • Chris Guiver
  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

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Ubuntu - Get Involved

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