* Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 Released
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* SELF 2016
* Ubuntu 16.04 at FeltonLUG and the rest of California
* Ubuntu Myanmar LoCo Team - Website and Photo Update
* LoCo Events
* Sergio Schvezov: The Snapcraft Parts Ecosystem
* Canonical Design Team: Design in the open and Juju GUI 2.0
* Bryan Quigley: When should i386 support for Ubuntu end?
* Kubuntu Wire: Plasma 5.6.5 and Frameworks 5.23 available in Kubuntu
* Snapcraft 2.12: an ecosystem of parts, qmake and gulp
* Kubuntu: Kubuntu Podcast goes Open and Unplugged
* Daniel Holbach: Snappy Playpen event Tuesday
* Canonical Design Team: China Launch Sprint - paving the roadmap
* Paul White: Does Ubuntu have too many bugs or just too many bug reports?
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: New Ubuntu SDK Beta Version
* Canonical News
* 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 ==
=== Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 Released ===
On behalf of Ubuntu Release Team, Martin Wimpress and Simon Quigley
announce the release of Alpha 16.10. Alpha 1 includes a range of
updates that are ready for testing for the following flavors: Lubuntu,
Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Kylin. They explain that while the images have
been tested to confirm they generally work, it is quite an early set
of images, so you should expect it to be buggy. Ubuntu developers are
continuing to improve the Yakkety Yak release as the cycle goes on.
Aaron Honeycutt writes about this year's SouthEast LinuxFest. He
writes that, "There was also a ton of Ubuntu devices at the booth.
From gaming, convergence and a surprise visit from the UbuntuFL LoCo
penguin!" He notes that System76 and Linode were their booth
=== Ubuntu 16.04 at FeltonLUG and the rest of California ===
Elizabeth K. Joseph blogs about her presentation on June 25 at the
Felton Linux Users Group. Slides (in .pdf and .odp format) are
available should you wish to make a similar presentation elsewhere.
Elizabeth also lists coming presentations and a release party in
California during the month of July.
=== Ubuntu Myanmar LoCo Team - Website and Photo Update ===
Ko Ko Ye` of the Ubuntu Myanmar team writes to tell us about their
Ubuntu Linux !BootCamp / Ubuntu Release Party and Raspberry Pi Boot
Camp. They have uploaded photos to Flickr and updated their website
=== Sergio Schvezov: The Snapcraft Parts Ecosystem ===
Sergio Schvezov writes about the Snapcraft Parts ecosystem, one of the
foundations of how snaps are made. Sergio provides lots of links to
use Parts with Snapcraft, plus lots of examples with an in-depth
explanation of how they can be used.
=== Bryan Quigley: When should i386 support for Ubuntu end? ===
Bryan Quigley asks users of 32-bit (i386) Ubuntu to fill out a survey,
as the answers will help decide the fate of the 32-bit images. The
survey was done to show how the number of users using 32-bit has
reduced, and its support costs resources.
=== Snapcraft 2.12: an ecosystem of parts, qmake and gulp ===
David Calle tells us that Snapcraft 2.12 is out, and being installed
with 16.04 updates. He talks about "wiki parts," which is an effort to
put some common snap parts on a wiki page for others to be able to
use. David then provides examples (including video) of how to use
`snapcraft search`, `snapcraft register` and more. The blog then
points to where more help is available.
=== Kubuntu: Kubuntu Podcast goes Open and Unplugged ===
The Kubuntu team shares that they had problems with Google Hangouts
during Podcast 13, but that the day was saved by using Big Blue
Button. Subsequently the decision is to use Big Blue Button
permanently for future podcasts. They write that you're welcome to
watch future podcasts live; even interact. The next podcast will be
Wednesday 6 July @ 1900 UTC.
=== Daniel Holbach: Snappy Playpen event Tuesday ===
Daniel Holbach tells us the date of the next Snappy Playpen event (5
July). Daniel also outlines what was in last week's Playpen, some of
which included documentation best practices, known issues, and
consolidation of using common parts/launchers and general cleanup.
Support links are there for snap best practices, upstreaming, FAQ and
more. Details on getting to the next Snappy Playpen are also provided.
=== Canonical Design Team: China Launch Sprint - paving the roadmap ===
Paty Davila of the Ubuntu Design team shares her experiences at being
invited to the China Launch Sprint held in Beijing. The very
productive sprint was for Ubuntu Touch which will ship later this year
in China. Paty outlines the approval process required for regulatory
approval to sell products in China.
=== Paul White: Does Ubuntu have too many bugs or just too many bug reports? ===
Paul White reflects on some of his recent work on the Ubuntu bug squad
where he spent time reviewing bugs, seeking to get more information to
reporters and generally improving the reports. He discusses tooling,
motivations of those reporting bugs and links to various documents
that can improve the quality of bug reports.
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: New Ubuntu SDK Beta Version ===
Benjamin Zeller and Zoltan Balogh discuss the newly released beta
version of the Ubuntu SDK IDE using LXD. They talk about the problems
that had cropped up with the first release, mainly apps failing to
start using the proprietary NVidia drivers. They discuss about the
ways to solve the issue and urge the developers to report any errors.
=== Don't want to pay for Windows 10? Try Ubuntu - the free operating system ===
Jamie Harris from BT talks about Ubuntu as an alternative OS. He gives
us an overview of Ubuntu and all the various features of the Ubuntu
operating system. He concludes by giving us links to download the
newest version and talks about the various ways to install Ubuntu.
=== Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts
Ecosystem, More ===
Marius Nestor from Softpedia discusses about the Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps
creator tool for Linux/Unix systems. He points out the new functions
and improvements in the newest release and summarizes the commands to
set it up in Ubuntu 16.04.
S. M. Oliva writes about the 10th year anniversary of the Xfce-based
Ubuntu desktop, Xubuntu. She gives us a glimpse into the history of
the Xfce desktop, and includes an excerpt from a 1999 interview of
Norman M. Jacobowitz about the origins of the Xfce.
=== Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations? ===
Bruce Byfield from Datamation talks about the growing public scrutiny
for Canonical and its comparison to a Microsoft-like transformation.
He touches on the various reasons for the discontent and sums up with:
Canonical is "still learning the trick".
=== Giving Linux and LibreOffice a Try for Your Home Office ===
Eric Grevstad from PC Magazine writes about the flexibility of
Linux-based operating systems compared to operating systems such as
Windows or Mac OS X. He starts off by giving an intro about the
bootability of Linux-based operating systems with an emphasis on the
Linux based LibreOffice as a legitimate replacement for Microsoft
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