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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…

Infographic: Snapcraft for developers

By Canonical, 6 March 2019

At the end of last year, we shared an infographic highlighting the adoption of snaps by users for their desktop, server or IoT devices. Those snaps wouldn’t be available without the growing number of developers building them behind…

How to quickly deploy production-ready Kubernetes

By Canonical, 4 March 2019

Kubernetes, the flexible software that coordinates containers, runs on a range of platforms, from public to private cloud, data centers, bare metal and virtualised infrastructure, and requires a number of considerations for design and…

MAAS – Fast and efficient virtualisation for small and medium enterprises

By Canonical, 1 March 2019

The advent of virtualisation has significantly changed the way we use IT infrastructure. In theory, the ability to share single server resources to run multiple isolated operating systems provides flexibility and promises easy operations.…

Building ROS2 snaps with Colcon

By Kyle Fazzari, 28 February 2019

The snapcraft CLI has supported building ROS1 snaps for a while via the catkin plugin. We supported the ROS2 betas via the ament plugin, but that was before Open Robotics had a ROS2 package repository setup, which meant that the ament…

Canonical adds containerd to Ubuntu Kubernetes

By Canonical, 28 February 2019

February 28, 2019 – Canonical today announced support for containerd in its 1.14 releases of Charmed Kubernetes and Microk8s, improving security and robustness. “Containerd has become the industry-standard container runtime focused on…

How to backup your application settings

By Igor Ljubuncic, 28 February 2019

A reliable data backup plan should be an integral part of everyone’s software arsenal. If you accidentally delete your files, or something goes wrong in your setup, you will have your data safely stored in another location. This will allow…