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Enhanced Livepatch desktop integration available with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

By Canonical, 9 August 2019

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS has just been released. For the Desktop, newer stable versions of GNOME components have been included, as well as a new feature – Livepatch desktop integration. As usual with LTS point releases, the …

Slow snap? Trace-exec to the rescue!

By Igor Ljubuncic, 8 August 2019

Slow applications are never fun. But not knowing why an application is not behaving correctly can be even more frustrating. A well-designed system that can diagnose performance or startup issues and inform the user about the …

Creating a ROS 2 CLI command and verb

By Jeremie Deray, 7 August 2019

Following our previous post on ROS 2 CLI (Command Line Interface), we will see here how one can extend the set of existing CLI tools by introducing a new command and its related verb(s). As support …

Enhancing our ZFS support on Ubuntu 19.10 – an introduction

By didrocks, 7 August 2019

Ubuntu has supported ZFS as an option for some time. We started with a file-based ZFS pool on Ubuntu 15.10, then delivered it as a FS container in 16.04, and recommended it for the fastest and …

Ubuntu Server development summary – 06 August 2019

By Chad Smith, 6 August 2019

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 …

Declarative vs Imperative: DevOps done right

By Tytus Kurek, 6 August 2019

Deciding whether to automate workloads, while designing your ICT infrastructure, is trivial. It’s 2019 and automation is everywhere around. However, deciding which DevOps paradigm to choose and which tool to use, may not be that obvious. …

Charmed Kubernetes update for upstream API server vulnerability

By Canonical, 5 August 2019

An upstream Kubernetes vulnerability (CVE-2019-11247) has been identified where the API server mistakenly allows access to a cluster-scoped custom resource, if the request is made as if the resource were namespaced. Authorisations for the resource accessed …

Design and Web team summary – 2 August 2019

By Peter Mahnke, 2 August 2019

This iteration was fairly light iteration for the Web & design team at Canonical as we had a fair few people on holidays as well as a group who has gone to Toronto for our mid-cycle …

Digital signage platform Xibo launches as a snap

By Canonical, 31 July 2019

The open source digital signage platform, Xibo, is now available as a snap – the universal Linux app packaging format. Xibo provides a comprehensive suite of digital signage products, with its Content Management System (CMS) at …

Amazon EC2 On-Demand Hibernation for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS now available

By Canonical, 30 July 2019

AWS and Canonical today announce the public release of Amazon EC2 Hibernation support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Amazon EC2 Hibernation gives you the ability to launch Amazon EC2 instances, set them up as desired, hibernate them, …

A shift to the Linux app store experience

By Alex Cattle, 30 July 2019

Linux software developers historically have faced a number of challenges including fragmentation, distribution complexity and a lack of metrics into the success of their applications. Once an application is built, the journey does not end there …

Manjaro, snaps and the spirit of collaboration

By Sarah Dickinson, 29 July 2019

Linux distributions are all about freedom of choice for the end-user. However, there is a natural element of competition too. So, why did Philip Müller, one of the founders of the Manjaro distribution, come to the …