Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 483 for the week September 26 - October 2, 2016.

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In This Issue

  • Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo Events
  • Dustin Kirkland: Container Camp London: Streamlining HPC Workloads with Containers
  • (Re) Welcome New Membership Board Members !
  • Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Learning to snap with codelabs
  • Daniel Holbach: Writing snaps together
  • Michael Hall: Desktop app snap in 300KB
  • Kees Cook security things in linux v4.4
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph: Yak Coloring
  • David Mohammed: budgie-remix 16.10 beta 2
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • Ubuntu's new take on Kubernetes
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Full Circle Issue #113
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 16.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta released

Steve Langasek, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team, announces the release of Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2, Yakkety Yak. He lists the flavors that have participated in the release, tells us from where we can download the ISO images, and help with development of Ubuntu by providing bug reports and feedback. Steve also shares links to how we can "help shape Ubuntu".


News about the Final Beta was also covered by the following:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (126037) +122 over last week
  • Critical (401) -4 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (62220) +126 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: heemayl (http://askubuntu.com/users/216503/heemayl), Byte Commander (http://askubuntu.com/users/367990/byte-commander), Zanna (http://askubuntu.com/users/527764/zanna), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind) and L. D. James (http://askubuntu.com/users/29012/l-d-james)

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:


The Planet

Dustin Kirkland: Container Camp London: Streamlining HPC Workloads with Containers

Dustin Kirkland writes about a talk that he gave at Container Camp UK 2016 and invites us to view his slides. He shares a link to his full presentation saying: "And for the techies who want to skip the slide fluff and get their hands dirty, setup your OpenStack and LXD and start streamlining your HPC workloads using this guide."


(Re) Welcome New Membership Board Members !

The Community Council announces the new members of the Membership Board as being: Naeil Zoueidi, Khairul Aizat Kamarudzzaman, Simon Quigley, C de-Avillez, Elizabeth K. Joseph, Marco Ceppi and Alan Pope. Their terms last for the next two years.


Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Learning to snap with codelabs

Daniel Holbach introduces the new snap-codelabs which allows you to "quickly start your snap adventure and get up and running in no time. It's a step-by-step workshop and you always know how much more time you need to complete it."


Daniel Holbach: Writing snaps together

Daniel Holbach introduces Sandpit, a place created for facilitating collaboration between Snap developers. He says that using Sandpit, developers may find help for their current projects and get an idea of what others are working on.


Michael Hall: Desktop app snap in 300KB

Michael Hall outlines the capabilities of the new "content" interface that has been added to snapd. Though still in early development, this interface allows projects to "deliver each of their applications as independent snaps, while still letting them all share the one common framework that they depend on".


Kees Cook security things in linux v4.4

Kees Cook outlines some of the security "things" he and others have worked on in the 4.4 kernel, including changes to seccomp Checkpoint/Restore-In-Userspace, x86 W^X detection and x86_64 vsyscall CONFIG.


Elizabeth K. Joseph: Yak Coloring

Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about and shows us Ronnie Tucker's latest creation for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak release. She also shows us the origami themed official artwork for the release provided by Tom Macfarlane of the Canonical Design Team.


David Mohammed: budgie-remix 16.10 beta 2

David Mohammed announces that the latest budgie-remix release built on Ubuntu 16.10 is now publicly available for testers. David shares links for downloading the release and for viewing the official release notes.


Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In The Press

Ubuntu's new take on Kubernetes

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet writes about the news from Canonical about their own Enterprise version of Kubernetes. He provides quotes from Mark Shuttleworth's assessment of the value of and reasons for Canonical's distribution of Kubernetes. He concludes: "Want to see how it works? Canonical has a complete Kubernetes cluster, which includes logging, monitoring, and operational functions ready for you to run using Juju, Canonical's easy-to-use DevOps deployment tool. I think you'll be impressed."


In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth Explains Why Not All Containers are the Same

Sean Michael Kerner for Datamation reports on comments from Mark Shuttleworth about Kubernetes. He writes, "As container use continues to grow, Mark Shuttleworth provides some definition on why he's backing Kubernetes but isn't a fan of OpenStack Magnum."


How Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2 Performance Compares To Some Other Linux Distros

Michael Larabel, writing for Phoronix, informs us that Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2's performance doesn't differ too much from that of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. He shows us some results from tests which compared the performance of the two Ubuntu releases with that of other distributions.


Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.18 Tool for Creating Snaps in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes that Canonical have announced a maintenance update for the Snappy creator tool Snapcraft which addresses various bugs and issues reported lately by its users. He outlines some of the improvements and shows us how to install the update.


In Other News

Full Circle Issue #113

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

This month:

  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Python, Connecting Linux PCs, and Program With FreePascal
  • Graphics : Inkscape
  • Linux Labs: Syd Bolton's PC Museum
  • Review: GNU Cash
  • Ubuntu Games: Stardew Valley

plus: News, Q&A, and soooo much more.

*Get it while it's hot!*


Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 27th September 2016

Alan Pope and Michael Hall host another regular weekly Q&A session in which they answer questions that are put to them on IRC.


Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Loco: S09E31 - Bull in a China Shop

Three of us are here, but we're a women down:

In this week's show:

We discuss the news:
  • Yahoo has confirmed 'state-sponsored' hackers stole personal data from 500m accounts
  • Some new Lenovo devices aren't able to install Linux
  • BBC iPlayer will require an account from 'early 2017'
  • Music from the first ever synthesizer has been restored and released on Soundcloud
  • Opera has released version 40 of its desktop browser, featuring a built-in free VPN
  • Mozilla announces that Firefox OS is truly, finally, properly dead
  • China's Tiangong-1 space station to make an uncontrolled return from the heavens in 2017
  • Community news and events
  • And more!


Full Circle Weekly News #37

Just a quick message to let you know that Full Circle Weekly News #37 is
and, Full Circle Magazine #113 came out a couple of days ago:

The show is also available via: RSS: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/feed/podcast Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85347&refid=stpr TuneIn Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Full-Circle-...-News-p855064/ and PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/the-full-circle-weekly-news

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 16.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2021


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