* Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released
* Winners of the Ubuntu 16.10 Free Culture Showcase
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo News
* LoCo Events
* Kees Cook: security things in Linux v4.8
* Jonathan Riddell: Plasma 5.8 LTS now in KDE neon, Time to Look
Again at Comprehensive Features; Gwenview Plugins Install
* Valorie Zimmerman: 2016-2017 Season of KDE begins
* Canonical Design Team: A week in Vancouver with the Landscape team
* Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu Core
* Will Cooke: What to do with Unity 8 now
* Svetlana Belkin: Goals for Z Cycle And Reflection on Goals from Y Cycle
* 10 desktop snaps written in September
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 16.04 and 16.10
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released ===
On behalf of the release team, Adam Conrad announces the release of
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak). He shares that key features of this
release include a new 4.8-based kernel and a shift to the GCC 6
compiler. Other features include incremental updates to LibreOffice,
Firefox, and many developer tools. Links for downloading the release
as well as the flavor releases are provided.
=== Winners of the Ubuntu 16.10 Free Culture Showcase ===
With Ubuntu 16.10's release upon us, Nathan Haines tells us about the
winning community wallpapers selected from entries in the Ubuntu Free
Culture Showcase. He lists the winning images and congratulates the
winners who contributed them.
Sujeevan Vijayakumaran updates us on some of the latest news the LoCo
Council this year, which include his appointment to the council,
availability of Ubuntu 16.04 USB sticks to LoCo teams and an update to
the team meeting date and time.
Nathan Handler writes about FOSSCON in Philadelphia back in August. He
walks readers through his day at the conference and highlights talks
by community members Jose Antonio Rey and Elizabeth K. Joseph, along
with his own talk.
The Ohio LinuxFest was attended by several Ubuntu community members.
Both Nathan Handler and Svetlana reported this week on talks they
attended or gave, the activity at the Ubuntu booth and their general
impressions of the conference.
Rafael Carreras reflects back to the Xenial release party that
happened in Tortosa in May. He shares photos from the event, writing
that the " Raspberry Pi, Robotics and Open Source Hardware on Ubuntu
were both present at the party." He also shares that there were
presentations from local vendors offering Ubuntu,
Raphael Carreras provides us with a brief summary of the Software
Freedom Day Event in Barcelona, which included talks on free software
in libraries, a workshop on 3D printing design and KDE Plasma
Kees Cook writes about the security features found in the Linux 4.8
kernel. These include SLUB freelist ASLR, x86_64 KASLR text base
physical/virtual decoupling, x86_64 KASLR memory base offset, x86_64
KASLR with hibernation, gcc plugin infrastructure, hardened usercopy,
and seccomp reordered after ptrace.
=== Jonathan Riddell: Plasma 5.8 LTS now in KDE neon, Time to Look
Again at Comprehensive Features; Gwenview Plugins Install ===
Jonathan Riddell, noting KDE 5.8 LTS has been released, provides a
link so you can watch the Plasma 5.8 video with music added by Chris
from Linux Action Show. Plasma 5.8 LTS is now available in the User
Edition archive if you have KDE neon installed; or you can grab the
=== Valorie Zimmerman: 2016-2017 Season of KDE begins ===
Valorie Zimmerman writes about the 2016-2017 Season of KDE. The Season
of KDE is where the more experienced help mentor the less experienced,
and further KDE. A link for ideas, and mailing lists and IRC channels
where you can apply if you'd like to be a mentor, or student this
year. Applications should be submitted from the 7th through the 31st
=== Canonical Design Team: A week in Vancouver with the Landscape team ===
Inayaili de Leon Persson blogs about her recent week in Vancouver,
participating in a week-long Landscape sprint. The whole week wasn't
spent working though, as Inayaili also blogs about the food and sights
she encountered in Vancouver.
With the release of 16.10, Will Cooke explains the new Unity 8 desktop
session, "as a preview of what's being worked on right now and a
reflection of the current state of play." He encourages community
members to help with the development "by simply playing with it" and
=== Svetlana Belkin: Goals for Z Cycle And Reflection on Goals from Y Cycle ===
Svetlana Belkin reflects on work in the Yakkety cycle and shares some
of her goals in the Ubuntu community for the upcoming release,
including work on the Grailville Pond Project, development of an
Ubuntu Touch demo for upcoming events and work on the Linux Padawan
The three amigos are back, but we are missing our amiga!
In this week's show:
* We discuss System76 with Ryan Sipes, the System76 community manager.
* We share a Command Line Lurve:
- yadm - Yet Another Dotfile Manager
- Ubuntu PPA for yadm
* We also discuss trying to make Ubuntu Touch apps and making a snap of emoj.
* and more!
=== S09E33 - Emma's Clown Car - Ubuntu Podcast ===
"It's Episode Thirty-Three of Season-Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan
Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Emma Marshall are connected
and speaking to your brain. We are four once more!"
In this week's show:
* We discuss the news
* We discuss the community news, including:
* Migrating from an i386 install to amd64 without reinstalling
* A document by Mir display server developers discussing what Mir
version 1 will look like
* archlinux "adapted for WSL" first developer preview
* Skype for Linux Alpha Can Now Make Linux to Linux Video Calls
* A Poll that asks; Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 Next Week?
* We mention some events
* and more!
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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/