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271 posts from 2018

Top Snaps in 2018

By Alan Pope, 27 December 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, and many of us spending with family during the holiday season, I thought we’d take a look back over some of our favourite Linux applications in the Snap Store. Some …

I have a need, a need for snap

By Igor Ljubuncic, 27 December 2018

Are snaps slow? Or slower than their classic counterparts (DEB or RPM, for instance)? This is a topic that comes up often in online discussions, related to various containerised application formats, including snaps. We thought this …

The evolution of Canonical at KubeCon

By Canonical, 27 December 2018

Stephan Fabel, director of products at Canonical spoke to Swapnil Bhartiya from TFIR at KubeCon in Seattle about the evolution of Canonical at KubeCon, the excitement around MicroK8s and Kubernetes announcements. The full interview can be …

Our Kubernetes deployment pipeline

By Maximilian Ehlers, 21 December 2018

A few weeks ago I joined the web and design team here at Canonical, in the Base Squad, which is our backend team. One of the things that we are responsible for is deploying the code …

Ubuntu Core Smart Speaker

By Alan Pope, 20 December 2018

With the holidays coming up, many of us can expect to spend time with our friends and families, often listening to seasonal music, or indeed escaping the seasonal music! Whether you’re joining in or getting away …

Design and Web team summary – 19 December 2018

By Anthony Dillon, 19 December 2018

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Base squad This week, the bulk of our work was on improving our internal system for employee reviews, but we found time to …

Unity8: a project that uses Mir

By Alan Griffiths, 19 December 2018

Unity8 is a graphical shell targeting a range of devices and form factors including phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Unity8 uses the facility to customize Mir’s default window management to give its “convergent” experience. In addition …

KDE apps at the snap of your fingers

By Igor Ljubuncic, 15 December 2018

Are you a Plasma fan? And you want to develop KDE applications? This has just become easier and more fun than ever before. In early November, we hosted a Snapcraft Summit in our London offices, a …

How to manage your Git history: Tips for keeping your commits tidy

By Robin Winslow, 12 December 2018

One of the things we’re currently working on in the web and design team is a page about writing Git commit messages for our team practices website (I hope to write more about the practices website …

Secure VPN Connection with Ubuntu Core

By Alan Pope, 12 December 2018

As part of a personal drive to be less dependent on 3rd party Internet services, I’ve moved some things in house, under my own control. This includes self-hosting important shared files, photos and media at home. …

Canonical announces support for Kubernetes 1.13 on Ubuntu

By Canonical, 11 December 2018

Canonical is pleased to announce full enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.13 on Ubuntu, including support for kubeadm, and updates to MicroK8s – our popular single-node deployment of Kubernetes. Canonical’s certified, Charmed Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK) is …

Using GPGPUs with Kubernetes

By Stephan Fabel, 10 December 2018

This post walks through the use of GPGPUs with Kubernetes and DevicePlugins. We’ll use MicroK8s for a developer workstation example and charmed K8s for a cluster since that’s a consistent multi-cloud Kubernetes approach. The various cloud …