* Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 released
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubucon Paris 16.04. Day 2
* LoCo Events
* Kubuntu: Plasma 5.6.4 available in 16.04 Backports
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Can I haz MainView in a Window?
* Sebastian Kugler: Multiscreen in Plasma 5.7 and beyond
* Jorge Castro: Nvidia PPA download statistics for May
* Zygmunt Krynicki: Bug #1587445 is no more; Thank you Thibran!
* Kaj Ailomaa: Making Music on Ubuntu Studio - Prologue
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing the Snappy Playpen
* Svetlana Belkin: Review of System 76 Lemur
* Aaron Honeycutt: Ubuntu app dev - uCycle
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Still and rigid or adaptable? Tell us about your app
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* In The Blogosphere
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* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 released ===
After a slight delay, Lukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak announces the release
of Ubuntu Touch OTA-11. He links to the release notes which include
changes, image numbers, issues and commitlogs. He concludes: "Once
again big thanks to everyone participating in this release! It was
another huge one with many devices to consider, making it a more
challenging every time. Let's just keep on rolling!
=== Kubuntu: Plasma 5.6.4 available in 16.04 Backports ===
The Kubuntu team announces the availability of Plasma 5.6.4 in the
backports PA. Plasma 5.6 was released in March with many feature
refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. Here
you can find instructions on how to obtain the latest release.
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Can I haz MainView in a Window? ===
Zoltan Balogh for the App Developer blog writes that "apps are
currently advised to use a MainView as the root item, which can have a
width and a height used as the window dimensions in a windowed
environment - on phones and tablets by default all apps are always
full screen." He goes on to say that as soon as users resize the
window, some apps may no longer look great. QtQuick.Window solves this
by providing minimum/maximum/Width/Height properties. This article
describes how to utilize this function.
=== Sebastian Kugler: Multiscreen in Plasma 5.7 and beyond ===
Sebastian Kugler provides information about the status in Multiscreen
in Plasma 5.7. He shares that even though there are problems with
restoring previously set up configurations, and around the primary
display mechanism, they are currently working on fixes. As they put
it, it's the stuff nightmares are made of. "Multiscreen support
requires many different components to play in tune with each other,
and they're usually divided into separate processes communicating via
different channels with each other." A fix is in the works.
=== Zygmunt Krynicki: Bug #1587445 is no more; Thank you Thibran! ===
Zygmunt Krynicki thanks Thibran for a bug fix, writing "This bug was
opened less than 24 hours ago. Thibran forked the code, followed our
hacking instructions, proposed the fix on github, talked to us on IRC
(#snappy) and got his contribution merged."
=== Kaj Ailomaa: Making Music on Ubuntu Studio - Prologue ===
Kaj Ailomaa begins his blog series giving insights about recording and
planning using Ubuntu Studio. "I will be writing about as many aspects
of the process, ranging from the psychology of the musicianship to the
technical sides of studio recording, and what is involved in writing
the actual music," says Kaj. His series will focus how he managed to
realize his musical projects.
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing the Snappy Playpen ===
Daniel Holbach announces the release of Snappy Playpen, a software
utility that enables the sharing of apps through the Ubuntu store.
Interested developers are encouraged to visit the project's page on
GitHub and to contribute in the upcoming "free for all week", which
will allow volunteers to figure out exactly how they want to
=== Svetlana Belkin: Review of System 76 Lemur ===
Svetlana Belkin writes an in depth review of System 76. System 76 is
an Ubuntu based laptop with a 14.1" 1080p display, and 6th gen Core
i3, i5, or i7 processor. She gives her opinion on various aspects of
Aaron Honeycutt talks about some of his work on Ubuntu Touch, noting
that he's prefixing his projects with 'u' as a naming scheme, such as
his new uCycle app for Bike/Motorcycle weather. He covers some of his
first steps in this project and projected mock-ups for future changes
to the user interface.
=== Still and rigid or adaptable? Tell us about your app ===
Amrisha Prashar announces a new competition has been announced to
inspire people to make their apps "convergent." She shares that Ubuntu
believes that convergence is the future because less time can be spent
coding different apps with more focus on user experience. She notes
that with its SDK AdaptivePageLayout component it is now easy for you
to write apps with one code base that can run across devices and
provides instructions on how to get involved.
Matt Hartley, of Datamation.com, admits that he has tried multiple
distros over the years. But one of the distros that has had the most
impact on him is Ubuntu. In this article, he explores why he believes
"wins the Linux distribution wars" and its influence on the Linux
desktop as a whole.
=== Snaps Can Now Integrate With Unity 7 Desktop Features ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon, of OMG! Ubuntu!, writes that a number of welcome
desktop integration features arriving in the latest 'micro release' of
Snappy. "Snapd 2.0.5 enables software packaged in the new format to
display indicator applets in the system tray and deliver native system
notifications," says Sneddon. He reports that Snapd 2.0.5 will land in
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. This article also touches on future
features such as font sharing.
=== Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Switches to a Universal Local DNS
Resolver Service ===
Marius Nestor, of Softpedia, writes "Ubuntu 16.10 is currently in
heavy development these days, and it is getting all sorts of new
GNU/Linux technologies and improvements." Nestor states that one of
the technologies implemented in Ubuntu 16.10 is "a new, universal
local DNS resolver service for all Ubuntu Linux flavors, including
Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu Touch." The article also
touches on system230 which is now available in Ubuntu 16.10.
=== Verdict and 10 things to know about Ubuntu bq Aquaris M10 ===
This article, by JC Torres for SlashGear, discusses and summarizes the
Ubuntu Touch platform. "The bq Aquaris M10 is a promising start to a
new kind of convergent computing but is hampered by decent but
mediocre hardware and work-in-progress software," says Torres. "Mobile
devices, especially smartphones, are becoming more powerful every year
and are practically taking over our computing lives." He concurs that
Ubuntu Touch is a convergence device.
=== Watch: Mycroft AI Running on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Linux OS ===
Marius Nestor, of Softpedia, writes that Mycroft AI can run on Ubuntu
GNOME. Mycroft is a new device technology that can connect to your
house, and act like a virtual AI (artificial intelligence). Nestor
writes that it is available for desktop Linux. Also included are
instructions on how to to try it on your system.
=== It Will Soon Be Possible to Deliver Many Popular Games as Snaps
for Ubuntu 16.04 ===
Marius Nestor, of Softpedia, writes that "Canonical's Zygmunt Krynicki
and Michael Vogt have announced the debut of snapd 2.0.5, the fifth
maintenance release in the stable 2.0 series of the Snappy daemon for
Ubuntu Linux." snapd 2.0.5 is not a notable release, but it improves
the Snap integration for the Unity 7 desktop environment on Ubuntu
16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) in the way that it adds more support for
FreeDesktop, KDE, and D-Bus Menu notifications. He writes that by and
large, there are the obvious enhancements that should make the Snappy
experience much better.
Joey-Elizah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes that "the Meizu PRO 5 has
been available to buy for over month -- providing you can find it 'in
stock' on the western-facing side of the JD web store." User videos
are now beginning to surface around the Internet. This is a six minute
video of Sneddon unboxing the product. Although he admits that the
video is "shaky" it is intended to give consumers a review of the
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo - S09E14 - El Sputniko - Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Fourteen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope,
Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your
brain. We're here again but a man down!
In this week's show:
* We interview Barton George of the Dell Sputnik laptop project.
* We also discuss using HipChat.
* We share a Command Line Lurve - waybackpack. A Python way to access
old websites archived on the WayBack Machine on Archive.org.
* And we go over all your amazing feedback - thanks for sending it -
please keep sending it!
* Pyra Handheld
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