* Ubuntu Online Summit 16.05
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* Some LoCo updates
* Dustin Kirkland: Canonical and IBM Webinar -- Ubuntu on POWER and LinuxOne
* Ubuntu Studio: Help Us Put Some Polish on Ubuntu Studio
* Canonical Design Team: How we introduced Scrum to the Web Team
* Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: Debian: KDE: Outreachy! Yay! Upcoming changes
* Kubuntu: Kubuntu Party 3
* Kubuntu: Kubuntu Dojo - Ninja developer training
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: New PageHeader.subtitle with framework
15.04.5 in OTA-11
* Michael Hall: Dogfooding Unity 8
* Canonical Design Team: App design guide to go live (bit by bit)
* Zygmunt Krynicki: snapd updated to 2.0.3
* Jose Antonio Rey: Ubuntu's back at OSCON this year!
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Ubuntu Phone News
* Canonical News
* In The Press
* In The Blogosphere
* Other Articles of Interest
* 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 16.05 ===
Taking place from May 3rd through 5th, the Ubuntu Online Summit 16.05
is now behind us. Videos for all recorded sessions can be found on the
summit website by navigating to specific sessions you're interested
Aaron Honeycutt from the Florida Local Community Team posts some
pictures from the recent Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party and Ubuntu Hours.
He concludes by writing that the Florida team will be represented at
the upcoming SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) 2016.
=== Ubuntu Studio: Help Us Put Some Polish on Ubuntu Studio ===
The Ubuntu Studio team is currently taking suggestions regarding
features and software packages for the recently released Ubuntu Studio
16.04 so they can make the next release even better. Community members
are encouraged to provide their feedback in the comments section of
=== Canonical Design Team: How we introduced Scrum to the Web Team ===
Magdalena Mirowicz explains how the Ubuntu web development team
adjusted their project delivery methodology as they adopted the Scrum
project framework. She also elaborates upon the advantages and
disadvantages that are present within the framework while detailing
the team's experience with it.
Scarlett Clark tells us that she'll be working on Debian reproducible
builds from May 20th, having been approved to participate in (Gnome's)
Outreachy program. She thanks her supporters and writes that she plans
on looking for a open source job when her Outreachy work ends.
The Kubuntu team shares an open invitation to the third Kubuntu Party,
with the event unschedule focused on "Making Friends and Having Fun!"
The event will occur online over the course of 3 hours on May 20th,
"from 20:00 until about 23:00, with a 30 minute overrun to close
everything down." Of the event itself, they write "It is a very loose
format of welcoming guests, and getting them involved in the
conversation, and in particular focusing on open questions that invite
them to introduce their own topics, we guarantee you'll feel right at
=== Kubuntu: Kubuntu Dojo - Ninja developer training ===
The Kubuntu team invites any interested developers to join them in the
Kubuntu Dojo for a free lesson in software packaging. The event will
be held at 18:00 UTC on May 26th in the Kubuntu conference server.
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: New PageHeader.subtitle with framework
15.04.5 in OTA-11 ===
Christain Dywan informs us that framework 15.04.5 for OTA 11 is
already available to developers. He writes, "Now you can use the new
subtitle property with PageHeader which complements the existing title
and shows a smaller label at the bottom of the header." And goes on to
At the Ubuntu Online Summit Daniel Holbach suggested a "10 day
challenge" or to use only the Unity 8 desktop. Michael Hall accepted
the challenge. In this blog post Michael tells us what he did to load
the Unity 8 desktop on his hardware, the applications and commands
needed to get it working for his own needs, and his findings regarding
what works and what doesn't. The post was written during day 3 of the
10 day challenge.
=== Canonical Design Team: App design guide to go live (bit by bit) ===
Steph Wilson reminds us that new app design guidelines will be rolling
out in the coming months. The guidelines help communicate the design
practices and philosophy to keep Ubuntu consistent & in attempt to
make it easier for developers. As for what's in store, he shares and
gives a sneak peak: "We are going to start releasing parts of the
Building Blocks section first, which contains all the components you
need to start building your application."
=== Jose Antonio Rey: Ubuntu's back at OSCON this year! ===
Jose Antonio Rey lets us know that Ubuntu will be at OSCON in Austin,
Texas as an exhibitor this year. He also lists some of the things
available for you to see and try out. The conference starts today
(Monday, May 16th) through the Expo Hall opens on Tuesday night. He
encourages Ubuntu fans to "drop by and say hi."
=== What the community said about the M10 tablet ===
Amrisha Prashar summarizes the best of the #UbuntuReinvents campaign
in an infographic, which strove to answer the question "What your life
would look like if all your computing needs fitted into one device?"
Marcos Costales does a review for the BQ M10 Ubuntu Edition. Even
though he is not used to working with tablets, he mentions that it has
been a different experience. He mentions several ways to work with the
tablet and includes a short video at the end. This article is written
=== Developing for Ubuntu Phone without the SDK ===
Robert Ancell from the Ubuntu SDK team shows us how to develop apps
for the Ubuntu Phone without having to use the SDK. He gives
step-by-step instructions of how to compile his example app, how he
tests it, and a link to download his example code.
=== Another Ubuntu Hackathon, with a blend of #convergence ===
April Wang writes that another 32 hour hackathon focused on Ubuntu on
mobile took place in China, with 7 games being ported and a few scopes
being created. She shares that on the scope side they created Gaode
Map and Ubuner(is like Uber and uses the Uber API), which can help
getting around. Cheng Lu wrote a Tuner application to help tune Penk
Chen's 3D printed Ukulele.
=== Founder of Ubuntu Linux: No Back Doors; No Weakening of Encryption ===
C. Mitchell Shaw writes that Mark Shuttleworth has affirmed Ubuntu's
commitment to security by stating that the distribution will never
have built in back doors or weakened encryption. Writing of the
virtues of open source, he concludes "There would simply be no way for
a backdoor to be hidden in the source code, since millions of eyes are
=== BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition review: Desktop-mobile convergence,
up to a point ===
Terry Relph-Knight of ZDNet provides his review of the recently
released Aquaris M10 Ubuntu edition tablet, the first Ubuntu tablet to
offer desktop-mobile convergence. He concludes that although the
device will likely only garner interest from diehard Ubuntu fans and
determined early adopters in its current state due to software issues,
these issues may be easily rectified in the near future.
During the planning for 16.10 at the Ubuntu Online Summit it was
announced that Unity 8 / Mir will not be default. Unity 8 still has
it's share of rough edges to get smooth out before being pushed to
millions of Ubuntu machines.
=== Unity 8 and Snaps Are the Future of the Ubuntu Desktop, After
Ubuntu 16.10 ===
Planning are being made with snaps being used on Ubuntu a lot more,
from major applications only being in snap format to change deb
installed applications into snaps during an upgrade. Unity 7 will also
just receive OEM work and critical/major bug fixed.
=== Unity 8 suffers another delay (and how to solve this issue) ===
Jack Wallen of Tech Republic proposes two solutions to the delays of
Unity: migrate all of their desktop developers to Unity 8 or delay the
release of Ubuntu. He goes in depth on both these ideas, and concludes
"Unity 8 will be worth the wait."
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E10 - Release the Bats -
Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Ten of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark
Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to
In this week's show:
* We discuss the recent Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release.
* We also discuss playing Pillars of Eternity, playing with a new BQ
Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet, making snap packages, and attending the
Egham Raspberry Jam.
* We share a Command Line Lurve - detox, which cleans up file names
that contain difficult-to-work-with characters.
* And much more!
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E11 - Sweet Baby Robocop -
Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Eleven 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:
* YouTuber Jim Sterling has revealed a workaround for YouTube's
Content ID system...
* The City of Vicenza is choosing Zorin OS...
* Ubuntu Tweak is now officially terminated...
* Ubuntu Core now available for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10...
* Upcoming Events
* And much more!
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