* Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta released
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo Events
* Dustin Kirkland: Container Camp London: Streamlining HPC Workloads
* (Re) Welcome New Membership Board Members !
* Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Learning to snap with codelabs
* Daniel Holbach: Writing snaps together
* Michael Hall: Desktop app snap in 300KB
* Kees Cook security things in linux v4.4
* Elizabeth K. Joseph: Yak Coloring
* David Mohammed: budgie-remix 16.10 beta 2
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Canonical News
* Ubuntu's new take on Kubernetes
* In The Blogosphere
* Full Circle Issue #113
* 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 ==
=== Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta released ===
Steve Langasek, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team, announces the
release of Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2, Yakkety Yak. He lists the flavors that
have participated in the release, tells us from where we can download
the ISO images, and help with development of Ubuntu by providing bug
reports and feedback. Steve also shares links to how we can "help
Dustin Kirkland writes about a talk that he gave at Container Camp UK
2016 and invites us to view his slides. He shares a link to his full
presentation saying: "And for the techies who want to skip the slide
fluff and get their hands dirty, setup your OpenStack and LXD and
start streamlining your HPC workloads using this guide."
=== (Re) Welcome New Membership Board Members ! ===
The Community Council announces the new members of the Membership
Board as being: Naeil Zoueidi, Khairul Aizat Kamarudzzaman, Simon
Quigley, C de-Avillez, Elizabeth K. Joseph, Marco Ceppi and Alan Pope.
Their terms last for the next two years.
=== Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Learning to snap with
Daniel Holbach introduces the new snap-codelabs which allows you to
"quickly start your snap adventure and get up and running in no time.
It's a step-by-step workshop and you always know how much more time
you need to complete it."
Daniel Holbach introduces Sandpit, a place created for facilitating
collaboration between Snap developers. He says that using Sandpit,
developers may find help for their current projects and get an idea of
what others are working on.
Michael Hall outlines the capabilities of the new "content" interface
that has been added to snapd. Though still in early development, this
interface allows projects to "deliver each of their applications as
independent snaps, while still letting them all share the one common
framework that they depend on".
Kees Cook outlines some of the security "things" he and others have
worked on in the 4.4 kernel, including changes to seccomp
Checkpoint/Restore-In-Userspace, x86 W^X detection and x86_64 vsyscall
Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about and shows us Ronnie Tucker's latest
creation for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak release. She also
shows us the origami themed official artwork for the release provided
by Tom Macfarlane of the Canonical Design Team.
David Mohammed announces that the latest budgie-remix release built on
Ubuntu 16.10 is now publicly available for testers. David shares links
for downloading the release and for viewing the official release
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet writes about the news from
Canonical about their own Enterprise version of Kubernetes. He
provides quotes from Mark Shuttleworth's assessment of the value of
and reasons for Canonical's distribution of Kubernetes. He concludes:
"Want to see how it works? Canonical has a complete Kubernetes
cluster, which includes logging, monitoring, and operational functions
ready for you to run using Juju, Canonical's easy-to-use DevOps
deployment tool. I think you'll be impressed."
=== Ubuntu's Shuttleworth Explains Why Not All Containers are the Same ===
Sean Michael Kerner for Datamation reports on comments from Mark
Shuttleworth about Kubernetes. He writes, "As container use continues
to grow, Mark Shuttleworth provides some definition on why he's
backing Kubernetes but isn't a fan of OpenStack Magnum."
=== How Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2 Performance Compares To Some Other Linux Distros ===
Michael Larabel, writing for Phoronix, informs us that Ubuntu 16.10
Beta 2's performance doesn't differ too much from that of Ubuntu 16.04
LTS. He shows us some results from tests which compared the
performance of the two Ubuntu releases with that of other
=== Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.18 Tool for Creating Snaps in
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes that Canonical have announced a
maintenance update for the Snappy creator tool Snapcraft which
addresses various bugs and issues reported lately by its users. He
outlines some of the improvements and shows us how to install the
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Loco: S09E31 - Bull in a China Shop ===
Three of us are here, but we're a women down:
In this week's show:
We discuss the news:
* Yahoo has confirmed 'state-sponsored' hackers stole personal data
from 500m accounts
* Some new Lenovo devices aren't able to install Linux
* BBC iPlayer will require an account from 'early 2017'
* Music from the first ever synthesizer has been restored and
released on Soundcloud
* Opera has released version 40 of its desktop browser, featuring a
built-in free VPN
* Mozilla announces that Firefox OS is truly, finally, properly dead
* China's Tiangong-1 space station to make an uncontrolled return
from the heavens in 2017
* Community news and events
* And more!
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