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* Zygmunt Krynicki: Creating your first snappy interface
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== Ubuntu Stats ==
=== Bug Stats ===
* Open (124948) +227 over last week
* Critical (368) +9 over last week
* Unconfirmed (61673) +212 over last week
=== Zygmunt Krynicki: Snap execution environment ===
Zygmunt Krynicki writes his fourth article about snappy interfaces,
this time focusing on the execution environment. He covers in detail
using the chroot environment, how process containment works and cases
where a device control group is used.
Anthony Dillon of Ubuntu Design writes about the web team's hack day
which was held in a hotel and started by brainstorming ideas, creating
mini-teams and commencing the 'hack'. Projects were IRC bots, Asset
manager search improvements, GitHub CMS, and commit linting. He says
that the day went well with some projects 'landed and released'.
Steph Wilson of Ubuntu Design reminds us of a competition to write an
app that converges across devices using AdaptivePageLayout, which
makes it easier to converge apps on many devices. She provides details
of the winning app; a timer app, along with details of the 2nd through
5th place winners.
=== Dustin Kirkland: Howdy, Windows! A Six-part Series about
Ubuntu-on-Windows for Linux.com ===
Dustin Kirkland introduces his six part series of posts about running
Ubuntu-on-Windows. He elaborates on the motivations behind the
Ubuntu-Microsoft partnership and goes on to show us how to run Ubuntu
in a Windows 10 environment.
=== Zygmunt Krynicki: Creating your first snappy interface ===
Zygmunt Krynicki continues his series about snappy with the fifth
article, this time talking about creating snappy interfaces. He walks
his readers through a sample "Hello" interface with the help of code
snippits and screenshots. Zygmunt goes on to talk about granting
permissions through interfaces and shares a more practical "reboot"
Julian Andres Klode briefly tells us some history of APTs build system
(autoconf & makefiles), and the decision to go with CMake in 2009. He
says that this seemed to work until a few months ago; so after a busy
weekend, CMake has been updated. Julian details the changes,
advantages, the testing, and some issues saying that it still needs
some work (eg. documentation), and asks from those that build on macOS
or *BSD and have issues to report back.
=== Aaron Honeycutt: Plasma features - The endless search Pt.1 ===
Aaron Honeycutt writes about the 'Digital Clock' widget in KDE Plasma,
and the features Aaron needed dealing with a global team. He explains
how to add extra time-zones (with screen images) should you wish to
use this feature, but it should be noted that the changes require
=== Simon Quigley: A look at Lubuntu's LXQt Transition ===
Simon Quigley, a member of the Lubuntu team, lists the applications
that are candidates (he notes that these are not final) to be included
in Lubuntu once it has been migrated to LXQt. He says that images will
be added to the ISO QA Tracker when they become available and that
specific test cases need to be created. Of the transition to LXQt,
Simon says: "I'm really excited for this transition, and I hope you
=== Snapcraft 2.13 and Snapd 2.11 Land with Support for Downgrading
Installed Snaps ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia reports the recent release of Snapcraft
2.13 and snapd 2.11, both of which are now available in the software
repositories of Ubuntu 16.04.1. He says that the key features of this
release include improved snap management and support for X11 plugins.
=== Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu + Linux 4.7 + Mesa 12.1 Intel OpenGL Tests ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix compares and contrasts the performances of
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and the recent Windows 10 Anniversary release. He
runs specific benchmark tests such as openArena and Ugine Heaven
coupled with GPU tests and also with individual games such as Shadow
of mordor, Tomb Raider etc in the brief comparison. Michael shows that
the Windows 10 update outperforms most of the Linux systems but as of
now the Linux systems show promise with better results than their
=== I've Illustrated All Animal Code Names Of Ubuntu ===
Sylvia Ritter writing for Bored Panda creates coloured versions of the
Ubuntu animal code names. She writes "The Ubuntu releases inspired me
to create a series of illustrations, each illustration depicting an
animal from a release, in chronological order."
=== This Guy Tested 100 DRM-Free Humble Games on Linux So You Don't Have To ===
Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! informs us that Borge A. Roum has
tested and reviewed one hundred DRM-free Linux compatible games and
intends to continue doing so. Joey also links to Borge's blog which
gives further "details on the endeavour."
=== Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS to Be Soon Rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Not
Yakkety Yak ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes about Ubuntu Touch's upcoming rebase
on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from Ubuntu 15.04. He writes, "The official answer
came a few days ago, from Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak, who revealed
that the Ubuntu mobile OS would soon be rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E231/2 - Running Order of
Laminated Majesty - Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Twenty-three 1/2 of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast!
Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen, Martin Wimpress and Joe
Ressington are live and speaking to your brain.
We're here again, but this time live from FOSS Talk!
In this week's show:
* We give out platefuls of biscuits.
* We discuss the community news: Ubuntu 15.10 Hits End of Life,
Ubuntu 16.04.1 is out
* We discuss what gadget or technology can't we live without and why?
* We each pick our best command line lurves E-V-E-R!
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E24 - Elementary Penguin -
Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Twenty-four of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark
Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, and Martin Wimpress are here again.
We're here - all of us!
In this week's show:
* We interview elementary OS developers Daniel Fore, Cody Garver and
Corentin Noel about the upcoming Loki release and a little bit about
* We also discuss playing the Ukulele and playing with a new
Entroware Athena laptop.
* We share a Command Line Lurve, himawaripy (via Joey at OMG Ubuntu),
which takes photos of the world from a satellite.
* And we go over all your amazing feedback - thanks for sending it -
please keep sending it!
* We discuss building MATE Desktop from source using reference
packages for Debian and Slackware.
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