* Ubuntu Online Summit for 17.04 concludes
* Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day 2016
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubucon Europe 2016 - Days 0 & 1
* SeaGL 2016
* LoCo Events
* Dimitri John Ledkov: /boot less LVM rootfs in Zesty
* Launchpad News: Git-to-Git imports
* Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Online Summit from a snap perspective
* Adam Stokes: conjure-up Canonical Kubernetes under LXD today!
* 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, 16.04 and 16.10
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu Online Summit for 17.04 concludes ===
On the 15th and 16th of November, members of the Ubuntu community met
to talk about various aspects of the next Ubuntu release, 17.04, Zesty
Zapus. Tracks at the Ubuntu Online Summit this time around included
Cloud, Community, Convergence and Core.
Daniel Holbach and Svetlana Belkin remind us that 20th November is
Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day and that at least once a year we
should thank some specific people for their work in Ubuntu. They thank
those that have organized events from small meetings to UDSs and some
community members that have improved the quality of their
contributions to Ubuntu.
Marcos Costales starts a series of articles about arriving in Essen
ready for three days of UbuCon Europe. He shares some photographs of
the event and shares some details of what he did there. Articles are
Aaron Honeycutt thanks the Ubuntu community for sending him to SeaGL
2016 noting that the booth had machines running Kubuntu, Lubuntu and
Ubuntu Touch. He notes that Kubuntu does not have a Release Manager
and thanks for Lubuntu's Walter for giving them a starting point in
understanding the release process.
=== Dimitri John Ledkov: /boot less LVM rootfs in Zesty ===
Dimitri John Ledkov writes about boot loaders (grub2, PReP, zipl) that
work on LVM volumes. He says that the debian-installer has been
modified in Zesty so as to create an LVM installation without a
dedicated /boot partition and asks for feedback about other boot
loaders and platforms.
Colin Watson notes that Launchpad has had Git-to-Bazaar and some other
code imports since 2009, which helped aid Launchpad's original mission
of tracking free software. He says that as of last year direct Git
hosting support was added, and now Launchpad supports Git-to-Git code
imports, otherwise known as Git mirroring. replacing many
=== Adam Stokes: conjure-up Canonical Kubernetes under LXD today! ===
Adam Stokes informs us that Localhost (LXD) is now a supported cloud
type for deployment in the Canonical distribution of Kubernetes. He
says that it's confined within LXD containers, is managed by Juju and
that with the aid of conjure-up, a Kubernetes implementation can be
deployed on a public cloud like AWS, GCE or Azure in about twenty
minutes. Adam shows us the commands and some screenshots to help us
understand the process.
Dedoimedo reviews the latest release of Ubuntu, 16.10 Yakkety Yak,
evaluating several aspects, including installation and package
management, default applications, and making Unity 8 usable. They
highlight some of the problems with scopes and in their conclusion
they write: "There's truly nothing exciting in Yakkety Yak, so at
least this hybrid concept brings in some color into a dreary, rainy,
foggy, smoggy reality. But it needs a lot more work. A lot more."
=== What's In Store for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04 (And Beyond) ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! assures us that the development of
Unity 8, which was introduced in Ubuntu 16.10, will be refined to
"deliver a truly converged desktop experience." He quotes from a
recent Q&A session at the recent Ubuntu Online Summit which indicates
that there is now a heavy focus on developing Unity 8. Joey shows us a
screenshot of what we might expect to see and quotes Canonical's Will
Cooke as saying: "by 18.04 everything will be Snaps and Unity 8 all
the way down."
=== Linux Kernel 4.9 Lands in Ubuntu 17.04's Proposed Repositories,
Based on RC5 ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us that the recently released 4.9
RC5 kernel is available in the proposed channel of Ubuntu 17.04 which
is due for release in April 2017. He says that the kernel should land
in the stable repositories soon but predicts that Ubuntu 17.04 might
actually ship with a later 4.10 kernel.
=== This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU ===
Agam Shah, writing for TechWorld, briefly reviews System76's 15.6-inch
Oryx Pro laptop with a 4K screen which is preloaded with either Ubuntu
16.04 or 16.10, and is priced between US $1,499 and $7,012 depending
on configuration. He makes a short comparison to Dell's XPS13,
highlights some of the hardware features and notes that the laptop
uses a Intel Skylake chip rather than the newer Kaby Lake chips.
=== Mozilla Firefox 50.0 Web Browser Lands in All Supported Ubuntu
OSes, Update Now ===
Marius Nestor, writing for Softpedia, informs us that Firefox 50.0 is
available in all of the officially supported Ubuntu repositories. He
says that the release is not a major update but as a total of 18
security fixes have been addressed we should update as soon as
Dedoimedo reviews the latest release of Kubuntu, 16.10 Yakkety Yak,
evaluating several aspects, including various parts of the Live
Session, the installation and package management, default applications
and customization. They highlight some of the problems and in their
conclusion write: "Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak is nothing to be proud
of, but it is an okay Plasma release that has redeemed a whole
generation of failed distributions in the past year or so."
=== S09E38 - Jon's Second Breakfast - Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Thirty-Eight of Season-Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan
Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Jon Spriggs are connected and
speaking to your brain.
The same line up as last week are here for another episode.
In this week's show:
* We announce the winner of our Thing Explainer competition.
* We share a Command Line Lurve:
* mircapture - Wrapper for mirscreencast and ffmpeg to record Unity 8
* We also discussed re-working our home network and Steam box upgrades.
* And we go over all your amazing feedback - thanks for sending it -
please keep sending it!
* This weeks feedback included some interesting Raspberry Pi games
from Albert Hickey
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