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* James Page: Ubuntu OpenStack Dev Summary - 22nd May 2017
* Adam Stokes: conjure-up dev summary for week 20
* Aaron Honeycutt: Current Layout: Kubuntu 17.10 - 5/22/17
* Marco Trevisan (Trevino): Ubuntu goes GNOME, theming stays, Let's test (and tune) it!
* Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre: An overview of UEFI Secure Boot on Ubuntu
* Andres Rodriguez: MAAS 2.2.0 Released !
* Michael Hall: Leaving Canonical for Endless new possibilities
* Marcos Costales: uNav powered by Mapzen! Raising from the darkness thanks to UBPorts!
* Oliver Grawert: Building u-boot Gadget Snap packages from source
* Marco Trevisan (Trevino): GNOME Hackfest for Fractional Scaling
* Simon Quigley: LXQt, Debian, LinuxFest Northwest, and much more!
* Nathan Haines: We're looking for Ubuntu 17.10 wallpapers right now!
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== General Community News ==
=== Welcome New Members and Developers ===
Elizabeth K. Joseph, on behalf of the Ubuntu Membership Board, is delighted to announce our newest Ubuntu Member:
=== James Page: Ubuntu OpenStack Dev Summary - 22nd May 2017 ===
James Page introduces the first OpenStack development summary. A detailed post with links to stable releases, information on development release, OpenStack snaps, Nova LXD, how to contact devs, plus influence subsequent summary reports.
=== Adam Stokes: conjure-up dev summary for week 20 ===
Adam Stokes reports on the work achieved this week in conjure-up, especially polishing up region selections which is now supported in both Juju as a Service and self hosted controllers. Many example screens are shown using JAAS to deploy Canonical's Distribution of Kubernetes in an example region of AWS. Adam finishes with commands to load the edge release should you wish to aid in testing.
=== Marco Trevisan (Trevino): Ubuntu goes GNOME, theming stays, Let's test (and tune) it! ===
Marco Trevisan (Trevino) writes that after six years involvement with Unity, he is of course heartbroken with recent events, yet is excited about the future. Marco reminds readers to complete the survey rating the GNOME extensions that Ubuntu should include by default, before writing about theming for Ubuntu 17.10. Marco reminds us that bugs are hard to fix if they aren't reported, providing links if you'd like to help test 17.10, or use GNOME Shell on 17.04. Details are provided for reporting bugs with themes, before inviting readers who are so inclined, to help with the theming of Ubuntu. Finally Marco thanks Jeremy Bicha for help with the post.
=== Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre: An overview of UEFI Secure Boot on Ubuntu ===
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre informs us that Ubuntu supports UEFI booting and Secure Boot, then tells us how Secure Boot works. This is a detailed post providing an overview, details on the Shim layer (including why the signature), reboot policy, grub2 and kernel security & shim validation.
Andres Rodriguez is happy to announce MAAS 2.2.0, listing its exciting new features. A link to release notes is provided, with a note that MAAS 2.2 will replace 2.1 which will soon be no longer supported. MAAS 2.2 will also be backported to Ubuntu Xenial.
=== Michael Hall: Leaving Canonical for Endless new possibilities ===
After working for Canonical for over six years, Michael Hall tells us that he is leaving the company. Michael reminisces on those years, listing many people whom he owes thanks. Michael tells us he won't be completely leaving the community, his reasoning and where is going.
=== Marcos Costales: uNav powered by Mapzen! Raising from the darkness thanks to UBPorts! ===
Marcos Costales tell us that Mapzen has moved to a paid API which is a big issue for uNav (a map viewer and GPS navigator on Ubuntu Phone). This resulted in a change more limited OSRM, but thanks to the UBPorts community, the costs of using Mapzen has been paid, so Mapzen navigation has returned. Marcos thanks UBPorts, and reminds users to switch to the Ubuntu Phone OpenStore, and to UBPorts too.
=== Marco Trevisan (Trevino): GNOME Hackfest for Fractional Scaling ===
Marco Trevino writes that HiDPI display support has been in Unity since 14.04, including the ability to scale at fractional values where GTK3 and GNOME Shell support integer scaling. Marco briefly mentions some approaches taken with Unity before switching to GNOME and the work underway now to ensure good results. Marco tells us of a GNOME Hackfest hosted by Canonical in its Taipei office to continue the work.
=== Simon Quigley: LXQt, Debian, LinuxFest Northwest, and much more! ===
Simon Quigley informs us of free software activities over the last couple of months. This includes release management of Lubuntu 17.04, where Simon thanks contributors for their hard work. Simon also shows Lenny Zapus (Lubuntu 17.04's release mascot), with thanks to Rafael Laguna. Next, Simon talks about a team meeting, decisions made and letting readers know how they can give feedback. LXQt is covered as well, with details (and a disclaimer) for adventurous users who would like to help test it. He wraps up the blog post by writing about his involvement in Debian recently, and about his trip to LinuxFest Northwest. He would like to thank Ubuntu for sponsoring his travel expenses.
=== Nathan Haines: We're looking for Ubuntu 17.10 wallpapers right now! ===
Nathan Haines reminds us that wallpapers in each release of Ubuntu are a way to celebrate the larger Free Culture movement through expression. Ubuntu 17.10 will be no different, and needs ten (10) photos and two (2) illustrations ready to be shared with the greater community before July 3, 2017. Links on how to submit are provided, as well as a link for more information on the Free Culture Showcase.
Richard Wilson from Electronics Weekly writes about the ever increasing use of robots in our everyday lives and the role of Ubuntu as a software platform in running them. Focusing on the Hospitality industry he talks about Spiro, a highly functionalized robot and the choice of using Ubuntu as its operating system, touching on the various aspects which makes Ubuntu a viable and flexible option for the future.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo S10E12 - Needly Expensive Spiders ===
"It's Season Ten Episode Twelve of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.
In this week's show:
* We discuss what we've been up to recently:
* Martin has been to Linux Fest North West 2017.
* We interview Brian Douglass about uAppExplorer and OpenStore.
* We share a Command Line Lurve:
* noping - uses ICMPv4 or ICMPv6 ECHO_REQUEST packets to measure a hosts reachability and the network latency.
* And we go over all your amazing feedback - thanks for sending it - please keep sending it!"
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E13 - Grieving Temporary Ear ===
"It's Season Ten Episode Thirteen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.
In this week's show:
* We discuss what we've been up to recently:
* Martin has been experimenting with the Razer Core and a nvidia GTX 1080Ti connected to the Skull Canyon NUC, Dell XPS 13 (9350), Dell XPS 15 (9550) and Tuxedo Infinitybook Pro 13 via Thunderbolttm 3.
* And is currently Number #2 on the Gaming on Linux Superposition Benchmark.
* Windows 10 S erratum
* Since recording episodes 9, 10 and 12 is it has been confirmed by Microsoft that it will not be possible to install terminal applications on Windows 10 S. That means, you guessed it, WSL "apps" such as Ubuntu, openSUSE or Fedora won't be available for Windows 10 S.
* We discuss the news:
* Father Of Android Launches "Essential Phone"
* Andreas Gal, former Mozilla CTO and head of Firefox OS, says Chrome Won in reply to Eric Petit's Browse Against the Machine blog post.
* CVE-2017-1000367 in Sudo's get_process_ttyname() for Linux
* We discuss the community news:
* build.snapcraft.io gets your code ready to distribute in minutes
* Updating Logitech Hardware on Linux
* Ubuntu goes GNOME, theming stays. Let's test (and tune) it!
* We mention an event:
* 15th Egham Raspberry Jam: Sunday 23rd of July 2017 - Staines-upon-Thames, England.
* Running a number of workshops including graphics and physical computing using Scratch."
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