* [Ubuntu Online Summit] UOS: 3-5 May
* LTS 16.04 Review roundup!
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo Events
* Paul White: Some thoughts about Xenial development, an annoying bug
and Yakkety Yak
* Stephane Graber: LXD 2.0: Live migration [9/12]
* Matthias Klumpp: A GNOME Software Hackfest report
* Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu orange update
* Forums Council: Forum Staff Additions
* Zygmunt Krynicki: Anatomy of a snappy interface
* Nekhelesh Ramananthan: uNav 0.59 "Beauty and the Beast" is OUT!
* Simon Quigley: Contributing to Ubuntu - 2 - Ubuntu Quality
* Canonical Design Team: Wallpaper design for Xenial Xerus 16.04
* Sam Hewitt: Extending the Ubuntu Icon Spec.
* Michael Terry: In-App Purchases Available in the Ubuntu Store
* Yakkety Yak is now open for development
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Ubuntu Phone News
* In The Press
* In The Blogosphere
* In Other News
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== [Ubuntu Online Summit] UOS: 3-5 May ===
Daniel Holbach writes that the next Ubuntu online summit will take
place from May 3rd to 5th. He also includes the links necessary for
registration and session propositions.
Amrisha Prashar provides a collection of reviews for the newly
released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from a variety of online publications. As
she notes, this release has granted further security and reliability
to the Ubuntu community, thereby creating a more unified experience.
=== Paul White: Some thoughts about Xenial development, an annoying
bug and Yakkety Yak ===
Paul White blogs abouts his stepping back and becoming a "floating
contributor." He is impressed by the hard work and enthusiasm that
goes into each Ubuntu release, while noting the minor bugs that do
occasionally get into releases such as #1521302 which affects
'gnome-terminal' and will be fixed by 16.04.1. Paul suggests using
terminator if you are bothered by the bug in the meantime. Finally, he
gives his thoughts on "Yakkety Yak."
=== Stephane Graber: LXD 2.0: Live migration [9/12] ===
Stephane Graber continues the series (this is the 9th of 12) about LXD
2.0. This is on container checkpoint and restore which remains
experimental at this time. To have access to this container live
migration, Stephane lists the requirements (16.04 has them all) and
apt command to install. Then by using example he provides examples of
it, its limitations, and requests that if you discover bugs then
please fill out a Launchpad bug report.
=== Matthias Klumpp: A GNOME Software Hackfest report ===
Matthias tells us about the recent GNOME hackfest in London. Starting
off as travel log, it moves into shout-outs to various people he
hadn't seen in awhile then to new people, including folks from Endless
"who build their low-budget computer for developing/emerging countries
on top of GNOME and Linux technologies." Matthias was surprised to see
what Endless had done too, writing that the "incarnation of GNOME
Software used by endless looks pretty different from what the normal
GNOME user sees". His post touches on many different topics (XdgApp,
sandboxing, AppStream, etc) ending in a big thank you to the Ubuntu
Community Fund for sponsoring him to be there.
Documenting the addition of new Forum Moderators accepted as part of
the Staff team. The Ubuntu Forums Council congratulates DuckHook,
jeremy31, kc1di, MAFoElffen, nerdtron, oldrocker99, vasa1, wgarcia &
runrickus for becoming Forum Moderators.
=== Zygmunt Krynicki: Anatomy of a snappy interface ===
Zygmunt Krynicki writes another blog post (third) in a series teaching
us about making Snappy interfaces. Zygmunt uses code fragments to
explain what's needed to create an interface. He writes also that if
you want to create the interface, you'll have to wait for the next
=== Nekhelesh Ramananthan: uNav 0.59 "Beauty and the Beast" is OUT! ===
The uNav team, through Nekhelesh Ramananthan, is proud to announce the
release of iNav 0.59. He shares that uNav is a navigation app, and
the hope of this release is turning the "beast" of power within uNav
into a "beauty" in its use.
=== Simon Quigley: Contributing to Ubuntu - 2 - Ubuntu Quality ===
Simon Quigley, having done a couple of forms of QA for the Ubuntu
project, tells us how we'd go about it. Using annotated screen dumps
with explanation, Simon walks us through some of how we'd go about
testing a Lubuntu 16.10 daily build, saving bandwidth by using zsync,
creating or selecting a test case, and logging bugs via Launchpad.
Links are provided for further explanation, but and he asserts that if
you're thinking you'd like contribute to Ubuntu via testing, this
could be a starting point.
Grazina Borosko writes about how the default wallpaper for Xenial
Xerus 16.04 was designed using the Suru visual language. Grazina
starts by showing default wallpapers of 14.10 through 15.10, shares
the Origami animal made in the image of Xerus and notes that the final
resulting default wallpaper of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus is inspired
by the Origami folds.
=== Sam Hewitt: Extending the Ubuntu Icon Spec. ===
Sam Hewitt talks about his extension to the Ubuntu Icon specification,
saying, "When I started designing app icons for folks, I (too) felt
the official specification was lacking detailed instructions and
explanations for the Suru design -not to mention it's woefully out of
date- which isn't much help. My only recourse was to follow updates to
the official icons themselves and to dissect the icons to determine
the elements and visual principles that make up the Suru style and
updates to it." He links to his extension to the guide.
=== Michael Terry: In-App Purchases Available in the Ubuntu Store ===
Michael Terry points out the new ability to have in-app purchases in
Ubuntu Touch apps. He points out, "Besides allowing someone to write
the next Candy Crush, this also means that app authors can stop
providing separate 'donation' versions of their app. Which means less
busywork for authors, reviews are all on the same app, and less
confusion for users."
Matthias Klose reports that Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) is now open for
development. Matthias encourages developers to not procrastinate on
the targeted development goals and to begin working on merges as soon
=== A DIY guide to the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet ===
Amrisha Prashar illustrates the versatility of the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu
Edition tablet by providing a detailed diagram of the ways in which
the device may be configured. The versatility of the tablet combines a
desktop Ubuntu experience with the mobility of a tablet.
=== Wolfram Research releases Data Drop Logging app for Ubuntu Phone ===
David Pitkin announces that in collaboration with Wolfram Research,
Canonical has released the "first app collaboration with cloud connect
functionality for Ubuntu developers and users," Wolfram Data Droptm
Logging. He writes: "The application turns an Ubuntu phone into a
powerful cloud-connected sensor collection device. It has the ability
to send location, acceleration and rotation data directly to a Wolfram
Cloud Databin where you can then interact and use your own data just
like any other Wolfram data source." The post concludes by including
the community in their celebration of this new app, asking users to
tweet the most original findings from their collected sensor data
using the #UbuntuWolfram hash tag.
=== The most powerful Ubuntu phone is available to buy ===
Amrisha Prashar announces that the Ubuntu edition of the Meizu Pro 5
is now available for ordering. She shares that this device is the most
powerful Ubuntu phone on the market, boasting a 5.7 inch 1080p screen
and 32GB of memory.
The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on
different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical
support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No
contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to
get in on all the community fun associated with developing and
promoting Ubuntu. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/