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Popular programming language, Kotlin, launches as a snap for Linux

By Canonical on 7 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that the latest addition to the snap ecosystem, launching today, is Kotlin – the pragmatic programming language for JVM, Android and browser crafted by JetBrains. Being a general-purpose language, Kotlin…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 23, 2018

By Will Cooke on 23 February 2018

GNOME We’ve been working on a GNOME Online Accounts plugin for Ubuntu One. This will allow you to manage your U1 credentials and share them with services which need them, for example Canonical LivePatch. A MR is being proposed upstream. A…

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Snapcraft through the eyes of its biggest community contributor

By Sarah Dickinson on 16 February 2018

If you’ve spent any time in the Snapcraft forum, it’s quite likely you’ve come across Dan Llewellyn – a keen community advocate or self-proclaimed Snapcrafter. Dan has always had a passion for computing and is completely self-taught.…

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Skype discuss easing Linux maintenance with snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 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…

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Your first robot: The controller [3/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 11 February 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the third installment in a series. 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…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 9, 2018

By Will Cooke on 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…

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Building Slack for the Linux community and adopting snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 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,…

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Snapcraft Summit summary – day 5

By elopio on 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…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 2, 2018

By Will Cooke on 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…

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Snapcraft Summit summary – day 3

By Kyle Fazzari on 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…

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Skype now available as a snap for Linux users

By Canonical on 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…

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Snapcraft Summit summary – day 2

By Kyle Fazzari on 1 February 2018

The second day of Snapcraft Summits tend to be particularly productive as all the participants get more familiar with each other, and this one is no exception. In addition to developers from CircleCI, Electron, Microsoft, Plex, and Slack,…