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186 posts from 2019

Components vs. Plugins in ROS 2

By Jeremie Deray, 27 August 2019

After our series of post about ROS 2 CLI tools (1, 2), we continue exploring the ROS 2 realm taking a look at ROS 2 components and more specifically, how they...

A guide to developing Android apps on Ubuntu

By Alex Cattle, 27 August 2019

Android is the most popular mobile operating system and is continuing to grow its market share. IDC expects that Android will have 85.5% of the market by...

Snaps help Xibo rekindle its relationship with Linux

By Sarah Dickinson, 27 August 2019

Sometimes, relationships just don’t work out. At first, it seemed that Xibo and Linux were made for each other. Xibo had a popular open source digital signage...

MicroK8s Version 1.16.0 Beta Released!

By anaqvi, 26 August 2019

We’re excited to announce the release of MicroK8s 1.16 beta! MicroK8s is a lightweight and reliable Kubernetes cluster delivered as a single snap package – it...

Kubernetes 1.16 beta now available, with support from Canonical

By Carmine Rimi, 26 August 2019

Canonical announces full enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.16, starting with the beta release, with support covering the following installation mechanisms –...

MicroK8s gets powerful add-ons

By anaqvi, 23 August 2019

We are excited to announce new Cilium and Helm add-ons, coming to MicroK8s! These add-ons add even more power to your Kubernetes environment built on...

Useful security software from the Snap Store

By Igor Ljubuncic, 22 August 2019

Overall, most Linux distributions offer sane, reasonable defaults that balance security and functionality quite well. However, most of the security mechanisms...

Jupyter looks to distro-agnostic packaging for the democratisation of installation

By Sarah Dickinson, 21 August 2019

When users of your application range from high school students to expert data scientists, it’s often wise to avoid any assumptions about their system...

How to add a linter to ROS 2

By Ted Kern, 21 August 2019

A well configured linter can catch common errors before code is even run or compiled. ROS 2 makes it easy to add linters of your choice and make them part of...

How to integrate Ubuntu with Active Directory

By Alex Cattle, 20 August 2019

Ubiquitous use of Microsoft tools coupled with increasing popularity of open source Linux software for enterprise presents new challenges for non-Microsoft...

Design and Web team summary – 16 August 2019

By Robin Winslow, 19 August 2019

This iteration was the Web & design team’s first iteration of the second half of our roadmap cycle, after returning from the mid-cycle roadmap sprint in...

Linting ROS 2 Packages with mypy

By Ted Kern, 15 August 2019

One of the most common complaints from developers moving into large Python codebases is the difficulty in figuring out type information, and the ease by which...