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Kernel Team Summary- October 11, 2017

By Canonical on 11 October 2017

October 04 through October 09 Development (Artful / 17.10) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artful... Important upcoming dates: Final Freeze – Oct 12 (~2 days away) Ubuntu 17.10 – Oct 19 (~1 week away) We intend to…

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elementary on why snaps are right for their Linux distro

By Sarah Dickinson on 11 October 2017

elementary is the company behind the elementary OS Linux distribution and the associated app store. Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, elementary began in 2007 with their first release in 2011. They are currently on their 4th…

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Security Team Update: October 5, 2017

By Canonical on 5 October 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities. If you would like to reach the Security Team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-hardened channel…

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Heroku as a snap: talking security, Snapcraft & daily updates

By Sarah Dickinson on 4 October 2017

Created 10 years ago and now owned by Salesforce, Heroku is a hosted cloud platform as a service (PaaS) which makes it easy for developers to run apps and services at scale. Heroku’s focus is on the developer experience and productivity.…

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Snap install-time setup: the install hook

By Kyle Fazzari on 3 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle’s blog When it comes to developing snaps, there’s a particular confusion out there that I see over and over again: build-time versus run-time. For example: “I’m building a…

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Security Team Weekly Summary: September 27, 2017

By Canonical on 28 September 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities. If you would like to reach the Security Team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-hardened channel on FreeNode.…

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UbuCon Europe 2017

By Guest on 25 September 2017

This is a guest post by Marius Quabeck. I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: September 22, 2017

By Will Cooke on 22 September 2017

We’re less than a week away from Final Beta! It seems to have come round very quickly this cycle. Next week we’re at the Ubuntu Rally in New York City where we will be putting the finishing touches to the beta. In the meantime, here’s a…

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Results of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications Survey

By Dustin Kirkland on 19 September 2017

I had the distinct honor to deliver the closing keynote of the UbuCon Europe conference in Paris a few weeks ago.  First off — what a beautiful conference and venue!  Kudos to the organizers who really put together a truly…

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Security Team Weekly Summary: September 14, 2017

By Canonical on 14 September 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities. If you would like to reach the Security Team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-hardened channel…

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Congratulations to GNOME on the release of 3.26

By Will Cooke on 13 September 2017

  From everyone at Ubuntu, our hearty congratulations and thanks for the 3.26 release. As you’re no doubt aware by now the next release of Ubuntu, the Artful Aardvark, is only a few short weeks away and will bring the latest…

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Week 36 of 2017 in snapcraft

By Sergio Schvezov on 13 September 2017

Welcome to the weekly development notes for snapcraft! This covers work from 03 September until 09 September of 2017. Highlights snapcraft 2.34 has been tagged, currently available in Ubuntu Artful Aardvark, 16.04 LTS and 17.04 in proposed…