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164 posts from 2019

Mir support for Wayland

By Alan Griffiths, 24 July 2019

What is Mir, what is Wayland, do I care? Shells for graphical interfaces come in many forms, from digital signage and kiosks that just show a single full screen application; to desktop environments that manage multiple …

BT turns to Canonical Ubuntu to enable next generation 5G Cloud Core

By Canonical, 24 July 2019

Today, Canonical announces its Charmed OpenStack on Ubuntu has been selected by BT as a key component of its next generation 5G Core. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will provide the open source virtual infrastructure manager …

Getting started with Ubuntu Core – streaming video from a Raspberry Pi

By Galem KAYO, 23 July 2019

Artificial intelligence relies on machine vision just as much as human intelligence relies on vision. Image sensors are, therefore, crucial for AI applications because of the richness of data that they capture. Capturing and processing video …

Community Snapcrafter on MicroK8s, summits and the evolving nature of snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 23 July 2019

In January 2018, Dan Llewellyn joined his first Snapcraft Summit in Seattle in his role as a community Snapcrafter. At that event, we discussed his views on everything snap related from most requested snaps, new feature …

Robot lifecycle management with Ubuntu

By Galem KAYO, 19 July 2019

Lifecycle management entails fulfilling changing requirements over time. However, there is a gap that the existing robot development frameworks do not address, making it challenging to tackle system-level requirements (fault tolerance, system safety, maintainability, interoperability or …

CMake leverages the Snapcraft Summit with Travis CI to build snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 18 July 2019

CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software. It is used to control the software compilation process and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in any …

Handy snapcraft features: Remote build

By Igor Ljubuncic, 18 July 2019

As you probably know, there are many ways you can build snaps: locally using snapcraft, with CI systems like Travis, through Launchpad, and also via the free online Snapcraft Build Service. Now, a new preview feature …

How to build a lightweight system container cluster

By Alex Cattle, 18 July 2019

LXD, the system container manager, developed by Canonical and shipped by default with Ubuntu, makes it possible to create many containers of various Linux distributions and manage them in a way similar to virtual machines (VMs) …

Octave turns to snaps to reduce dependency on Linux distribution maintainers

By Sarah Dickinson, 15 July 2019

Octave is a numerical computing environment largely compatible with MATLAB. As free software, Octave runs on GNU/Linux, macOS, BSD, and Windows. At the 2019 Snapcraft Summit, Mike Miller and Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso of the Octave team …

Deploying Kubernetes at the edge – Part I: building blocks

By Carmine Rimi, 11 July 2019

Edge computing continues to gain momentum to help solve unique challenges across telco, media, transportation, logistics, agricultural and other market segments. If you are new to edge computing architectures, of which there are several, the following …

MAAS 2.6 – ESXi storage, multiple gateways, HTTP boot and more

By Andres Rodriguez, 9 July 2019

Canonical is happy to announce the availability of MAAS 2.6. This new release introduces a range of very exciting features and several improvements that enhances MAAS across various areas. Let’s talk about a few notable ones: …

The DevOps guide to IoT projects

By Alex Cattle, 9 July 2019

Traditional development methods do not scale into the IoT sphere. Strong inter-dependencies and blurred boundaries among components in the edge device stack result in fragmentation, slow updates, security issues, increased cost, and reduced reliability of platforms. …