Archives

27 posts from February 2018

Skype discuss easing Linux maintenance with snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 13 February 2018

Skype is used by hundreds of millions of users globally to make free video and voice calls, send files, video and instant messages. It has been two years since Skype first launched to Linux users on the Electron framework. This brings us…

Your first robot: The controller [3/5]

By Kyle Fazzari, 11 February 2018

This is the third blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post you were introduced to the Robot Operating System (ROS), and got your robot moving by ROSifying one of the CamJam…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 9, 2018

By Will Cooke, 9 February 2018

Here’s the round up from this week: GNOME The default session has now been switched back to use Xorg by default. Wayland is still installed and can be selected from the login screen. GNOME 3.27 has entered Freeze in preparation for…

Tutorial: Setup a ZFS storage pool

By David Callé, 9 February 2018

ZFS is a handy way of pooling disks together into a single filesystem. Whether you want to transparently mirror content across disks to preserve yourself from faulty hardware or unify an array of disks into a single storage unit,…

LXD weekly status #33

By Stéphane Graber, 7 February 2018

Weekly status for the week of the 29th of January to the 5th of February 2018. Introduction This past week, the entire LXD team was meeting in Brussels to work together for a few days ahead of FOSDEM. During those days, we’ve been looking…

Ubuntu Server development summary – 06 February 2018

By David Britton, 6 February 2018

Hello Ubuntu Server! The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server…

Building Slack for the Linux community and adopting snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 6 February 2018

Used by millions around the world, Slack is an enterprise software platform that allows teams and businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively. Slack works seamlessly with other software tools within a single integrated environment,…

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 5

By elopio, 3 February 2018

This Snapcraft Summit is coming to an end. We had five days full of hard and fun work, together with many friends from many other projects that are part of our ecosystem. It was amazing to see the kind of collaboration that snapcraft…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 2, 2018

By Will Cooke, 2 February 2018

GNOME As you might have already read, we’ve taken the decision to ship Xorg by default in Bionic 18.04 LTS. The Wayland session will still be available as an option at login. You can read more about that here. The Ubuntu Dock extension has…

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 3

By Kyle Fazzari, 2 February 2018

The third day of the Snapcraft Summit here in Seattle saw all the developers reconvene and really get down to work, and ROSHub came by in the afternoon with their snap-powered robots! Strictly-confined snaps can only access specific areas…

Tutorial: Install single-server OpenStack with conjure-up

By David Callé, 2 February 2018

OpenStack is the de facto open source standard to build private and public clouds. We believe deploying and getting familiar with OpenStack should be an easy task for all developers, that’s why we have built conjure-up, a simple…

Skype now available as a snap for Linux users

By Canonical, 1 February 2018

Skype snap widens availability in the Linux community with easy install and automatic updates London, UK – 1st February 2018 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announces today that Skype is now available as a snap, the universal Linux…