* Ubuntu 16.10 Free Culture Showcase - Call for wallpapers
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo Events
* Pasi Lallinaho: A WordPress theme for Ubuntu community teams
* Will Cooke: Unity 7 Low Graphics Mode
* Xubuntu: SRU for 16.04: Intel cursor bug fix released
* Sebastian Kugler: Plasma at QtCon
* Daniel Holbach: Snapcraft workshop at Akademy
* Michael Hall: Sharing is caring, with Snaps!
* Julian Andres Klode: apt 1.3 RC4 - Tweaking apt update
* Sebastian Kugler: Announcing the KDE Software Store
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* 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!
Nathan Haines invites artists to participate in the Free Culture
Showcase by submitting their work to the Ubuntu Free Culture showcase.
This is an excellent opportunity for artists to show of their skill by
having their work ship as wallpapers with the release of Ubuntu 16.10.
Daniel has been working for a while on the set of cloud images; and
his request for upload rights to the ubuntu-cloud packageset (packages
used to generate/build/configure cloud images) has been approved.
Furthermore, the DMB has agreed to add zerofree and libdumbnet to the
packages in the ubuntu-cloud packageset, as also requested by Daniel.
Nish has done a tremendous amount of work on the transition from PHP 5
to PHP 7, as well as on improving the merge workflow for the Ubuntu
Server team. His application to join the Ubuntu Core Developers team
was unanimously approved.
The DMB congratulates both our applicants as well as thank them for
their contributions to Ubuntu.
=== Pasi Lallinaho: A WordPress theme for Ubuntu community teams ===
Pasi Lallinaho talks about the latest iteration of the Ubuntu
community teams theme that he's worked to develop for WordPress. In
this post he shares a screenshot of what it looks like, some options
for customization and instructions for how to set it up on your site.
Will Cooke details recent improvements that have been made to Unity
7's low graphics mode. These improvements will improve the user
experience of those running Ubuntu within a virtual machine or using
remote desktop solutions. Will provides us with the command lines
necessary for enabling these improvements.
=== Xubuntu: SRU for 16.04: Intel cursor bug fix released ===
The Xubuntu team reports that a bug which caused the cursor to
disappear after unlock has been fixed in the stable release update
(SRU). Thanks is given to the developers and community members who
helped test the fix.
=== Daniel Holbach: Snapcraft workshop at Akademy ===
Daniel Holback provides a sneak preview about his September 7th
workshop about creating snaps with Snapcraft. Geared at people who
want to learn how to publish software, the workshop will be
interactive and needs Ubuntu 16.04 (or later) either on your machine,
a VM or from provided USB stick.
=== Michael Hall: Sharing is caring, with Snaps! ===
Michael Hall blogs about Snaps as a great way to get up-to-date apps
without adding loosing security & stability. Nothing though is without
costs; and Michael lists isolation and confinement as costs. Snappy
devs have restored some flexibility with the use of a new 'content'
interface, and Michael test-drives this by outlining his experiences
by using the Geany editor, and using plugins from github. He aims to
provide enough detail that you'll be able to create 'content
interfaces' for your apps.
Julian Andres Klode writes how 'apt update' would often show no
progress; then it'd suddenly finish. Julian explains why this so (ie.
how apt worked), and how adding priority queues and allowing
partial-fill has allowed the progress bar to be more accurate, and
actually faster. Julian also tells us how a change caused a break in
apt, and some CMake fixes.
=== Sebastian Kugler: Announcing the KDE Software Store ===
Sebastian Kugler shares news from the KDE community about the store
that's been in development. He writes: "We have great plans for the
store, one of them being that we want to offer download (and easy
installation) of binary packages through bundled formats such as
Flatpak, Snappy and/or AppImage."
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/