* Universal "snap" packages launch on multiple Linux distros
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* And we're back with UbuCon Latin America 2016!
* LoCo Events
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Calling for testers of the new Ubuntu SDK IDE
* Svetlana Belkin: Seeking: Ubuntu Membership Workshop Outline Review
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Snapd 2.0.8: universal snaps and desktop
* Dustin Kirkland: sudo purge-old-kernels: Recover some disk space!
* Daniel Holbach: Second week of Snappy Playpen
* Canonical Design Team: QtDay 2016: Developing Ubuntu convergent apps with Qt
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Week 3 of the Snappy Playpen
* ubuntu-docs branch ready for yakkety
* Canonical News
* The XPS 13 DE: Dell continues to build a reliable Linux lineage
* 5 Reasons to Install Linux on Your Laptop
* In The Blogosphere
* Featured Audio and Video
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Universal "snap" packages launch on multiple Linux distros ===
Canonical announces the availability of snaps on other platforms,
writing "Snaps now work natively on Arch, Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu,
Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Unity, and
Xubuntu. They are currently being validated on CentOS, Elementary,
Gentoo, Mint, OpenSUSE, OpenWrt and RHEL, and are easy to enable on
other Linux distributions." The announcement goes on to explain the
benefits of this new format and links to the source and details
available at http://snapcraft.io/.
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Calling for testers of the new Ubuntu SDK IDE ===
Benjamin Zeller and Zoltan Balogh announce the availability of and put
out a call for testers for the new version of the Ubuntu Software
Development Kit (SDK) Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The
post gives step by step instructions for use, known issues and
solutions, and some troubleshooting tips.
David Calle announces the availability of Snapd 2.0.8, featuring the
new "snap try" and switch from lsb-release to os-release to support
cross-distro support. He covers some of the new interfaces, command
line changes, and links to the full changelog of changes. He concludes
by offering some of the highlights to expect in future releases.
=== Daniel Holbach: Second week of Snappy Playpen ===
Daniel Holbach provides a summary of the work completed in the second
week of Snappy Playpen, including the new snaps: Tyrant Unleashed
Optimizer, mpv git build, imagemagick6-stable, keepassx, consul,
dcos-cli and deis workflow. He also covers the work-in-progress snaps,
updated snaps and some general updates, concluding with information
about how to get involved.
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Week 3 of the Snappy Playpen ===
Daniel Holbach announces the Snappy playpen sprint in #snappy on
Tuesday, 21st June 2016. The focus of this sprint is to "get all
experts in one room and together we will make a push to get both
Electron based apps and server apps snapped."
=== The XPS 13 DE: Dell continues to build a reliable Linux lineage ===
Scott Gilbertson for Ars Technica reviews the Dell XPS 13 Developer
Edition (DE). He covers some of the struggles Linux users have with
other laptops, the specifications of the DE edition and real-world
performance. He concludes "The XPS is a lightweight, well-specced,
Linux-supporting laptop" and provides a list of pros and cons.
Using Ubuntu as an example, David Nield of Gizmodo walks the reader
through five reasons to install Linux on your laptop. His reasons
include the ease of setting up and that it comes with "everything you
need" such as an office suite, email and security programs.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E16 - Reluctant Dragon -
Ubuntu Podcast ===
"It's Episode Sixteen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope,
Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and
speaking to your brain."
This episode includes:
* Motivation to adopt Ubuntu Devices whole-heartedly.
* Going on holiday, the on-going saga of fixing Mark's laptop, and
naming the new Entroware laptop.
* We share a Command Line Lurve - pv
* And more!
=== The Changelog Podcast #207: Ubuntu Everywhere with Dustin Kirkland ===
"This week we talked with Dustin Kirkland about Ubuntu, the most
widely used flavor of Linux. We talked about the rise of Ubuntu,
Ubuntu being everywhere, their collaboration with Microsoft to bring
Bash to Windows, and what we can expect from the future of this Linux
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/