* Yakkety Yak Beta 1 Released
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu in Philadelphia
* LoCo Events
* Canonical Design Team: Convergent terminal
* Canonical Design Team: What is the best way to display online
status? We tested it
* Lubuntu Blog: We need your input on Lubuntu image sizes!
* Jonathan Riddell: Plasma release schedule updated
* Valorie Zimmerman: Weeeeee! Akademy and Qtcon approaching fast
* Robert Ancell: Introducing snapd-glib
* M10 Travel Light winners!
* Canonical News
* Ubuntu Founder Sets the Bar for Successful OpenStack Implementations
* Linux celebrates the first of its two 25th birthdays
* 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 and 16.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Yakkety Yak Beta 1 Released ===
Set Hallstrom and Simon Quigley, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
announce the availability of Yakkety Yak Beta 1 for Kubuntu, Lubuntu,
Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio. They note:
"Pre-releases of the Yakkety Yak are *not* encouraged for anyone
needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into
occasional, even frequent breakage."
Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about her recent visit to Philadelphia. She
starts off by writing about her talk at the Philadelphia Linux User
Group meeting about Ubuntu 16.04, and she shares her slides from the
talk. She goes on to talk about FOSSCON and the Ubuntu booth at the
Jouni Helminen of the Ubuntu Design team writes that they aim to
improve the user experience (UX) of Terminal app. Jouni shows the work
so far with screen captures of the app and comments on what's been
done so far. More improvements are desired, and if you can help please
contact Alan Pope or Jouni via email.
=== Canonical Design Team: What is the best way to display online
status? We tested it ===
Rae Shambrook of the Ubuntu Design team tells us about user-testing on
RCS (rich communications service) group chat with regards displaying
online status. Rae goes through her test, the subjects and the
=== Lubuntu Blog: We need your input on Lubuntu image sizes! ===
The Lubuntu team requests Lubuntu users input regarding ISO size. Poll
link is provided, and closes 2016-Aug-30 at 19:00 UTC. The poll asks
what architecture you use, how many machines and most importantly if
you prefer CD/1gb/2gb/4gb/DVD/8gb size.
=== Jonathan Riddell: Plasma release schedule updated ===
Jonathan Riddell announces a change to the Plasma 5.8 release schedule
following a request was made from openSUSE (whom are also supporters,
contributors and patrons of KDE). The Plasma team agreed to move date
forward, so it's now first Tuesday in October.
=== Valorie Zimmerman: Weeeeee! Akademy and Qtcon approaching fast ===
Valorie Zimmerman writes about the upcoming Akademy during Qtcon that
she will be attending. She writes, "of course Kubuntu will do our
annual face-to-face meeting, with as many of us as can get to Berlin."
Robert Ancell introduces us to snapd-glib, a new library that is
intended to help Glib projects by making it easier to connect to the
snaps daemon. With the code Robert provides, it is possible for snap
users to easily make use of this new library.
Amrisha Prashar announces the winners of the Travel Light competition.
The top two contestants, Gabriel Lucas for his Ubuntu Kite and Andrea
Souviron with Ubuntusaurus Rex will receive their own M10 tablet for
their submissions. Other contest winners will be awarded with Strauss
Bluetooth speakers are also listed.
=== Linux celebrates the first of its two 25th birthdays ===
Chris Merriman of The Inquirer covers the 25th birthday of Linux, and
then cites Ubuntu as "easily the best known 'flavour' or 'distro' of
Linux." He share a quote from Canonical CEO Jane Silber about the
platform that Linux has provided for innovation.
=== Canonical to Replace Upstart with systemd for Ubuntu 16.10's
Session Startup ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes about Canonical's plans to replace
the Upstart init system with systemd. Primarily quoting Martin Pitt
from the Ubuntu Online Summit with a link to the mailing list
=== Canonical Releases Massive Mir 0.24.0 Display Server Update for
Ubuntu Linux OS ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia shares the latest update from the
changelog, writing "Canonical has pushed a new massive update (version
0.24.0) of the Mir display server used to power the Unity 8 user
interface of the next-generation Ubuntu Linux operating system." He
goes on to share some of the specific updates.
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