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11 posts from December 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fresh Snaps from November 2018

By Alan Pope, 7 December 2018

Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) towards the end of 2018. Take a look down the list,...

Design and Web team summary – 04 December 2018

By Anthony Dillon, 4 December 2018

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Web squad Takeovers In collaboration with the marketing team, we have produced three...