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Design and Web team summary – 15 March 2019

By Peter Mahnke, 20 March 2019

This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web team Homepage takeovers This iteration we designed and built four takeovers for our home pages…

Debug ACPI DSDT and SSDT with ACPICA Utilities

By Alex Hung, 20 March 2019

Using acpidbg on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 can be quite handy; however, the Linux kernel with ACPI_DEBUGGER is not always available, such as on Ubuntu for ARM. In such cases, acpica also provides a set of utilities, named acpica-tools, for ACPI…

The path to Ubuntu Core

By Eric Jensen, 18 March 2019

At Canonical, helping customers overcome their challenges is what we do every day. In the IoT world, a common challenge we encounter is customers who are interested in transitioning to Ubuntu Core and the snapcraft.io ecosystem, but are…

Vertical rhythm and spacing in Vanilla Framework 2.0

By Lyubomir Popov, 15 March 2019

Overview of the typographic improvements to our CSS framework introduced over the past 12 months.

Porting Ubuntu Core 18 on Nvidia Jetson TX1 Developer Kit

By alfonsosanchezbeato, 15 March 2019

Ubuntu Core (UC) is Canonical’s take in the IoT space. There are pre-built images for officially supported devices, like Raspberry Pi or Intel NUCs, but for other boards, when there is no community port, one needs to create one on…

Make your snap development faster

By Igor Ljubuncic, 14 March 2019

“All my centurions develop using snaps.” Julius Caesar By and large, software development can be an enjoyable process. Until you hit the first error, that is. At that point, you want to get past the stumbling blocks as quickly as possible…

ROS2 launch: required nodes

By Kyle Fazzari, 11 March 2019

When using the Robot Operating System (ROS), it’s fairly common to want to shut down a launched system if a specific node (or set of nodes) exits. This is pretty easy in ROS1, because launch files support the required attribute on…

FOSDEM 2019, a recap

By Maximilian Ehlers, 11 March 2019

A subjective review and some takeaways of our teams trip to FOSDEM 2019.

Fresh KDE snaps for February 2019

By Martin Wimpress, 9 March 2019

During February 2019 we celebrated another fine Plasma release with our friends at KDE by showcasing a month of KDE snaps on the Snapcraft Twitter and other social accounts. The KDE developers have done amazing work to create an SDK that…

Canonical at NVIDIA GTC 2019

By Canonical, 7 March 2019

Canonical will be attending Nvidia’s GTC Conference in San Jose, California March 18 – 21, 2019.

How to ensure the ongoing security and compliance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’

By Canonical, 7 March 2019

As 14.04 reaches the end of its five-year, Standard Security Maintenance, LTS window in April 2019, support for the OS is transitioning into a new phase – Extended Security Maintenance (ESM).

How to create snapshots of your snaps

By Igor Ljubuncic, 7 March 2019

Data backups are arguably the most important part of one’s software setup. While many scenarios fall into the realm of if, data loss belongs in the when domain. Over time, every one of us will experience some kind of hardware failure, be…