Ubuntu Server development summary – 03 July 2018

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 find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list.

Spotlight: cloud-init 18.3 Released

Recently, the cloud-init project released version 18.3! From the announcement, some highlights include:

  • OpenStack Datasource now runs at local time frame paving the way for network configuration in the next release.
  • Fix utf-8 content in user-data (LP: #1768600)
  • Many SmartOS improvements
  • Numerous bug fixes, test improvements, and tool changes.

Version 18.3 is already available in Ubuntu Cosmic. Other Ubuntu releases will have 18.3 shortly as the SRU process is completed.

cloud-init

  • update_metadata: a datasource can support network re-config every boot
  • Retry on failed import of gpg receive keys.
  • Explicitly prevent sudo access for user module (Jacob Bednarz) (LP: #1771468)
  • docs: Fix a small spelling error (Oz N Tiram)
  • docs: represent sudo:false in docs for user_groups config module
  • tools: Fix run-container when neither source or binary package requested.
  • tox: use simplestreams from git repository rather than bzr.
  • tests: drop salt-minion integration test (LP: #1778737)
  • Enabled automatic merge of approved merge requests

curtin

  • Added Ubuntu Cosmic vmtests
  • Enabled automatic merge of approved merge requests

simplestreams

  • Migrated project from bzr to git
  • Updated CI with new location

Contact the Ubuntu Server team

Bug Work and Triage

Ubuntu Server Packages

Below is a summary of uploads to the development and supported releases. Current status of the Debian to Ubuntu merges is tracked on the Merge-o-Matic page. For a full list of recent merges with change logs please see the Ubuntu Server report.

Proposed Uploads to the Supported Releases

Please consider testing the following by enabling proposed, checking packages for update regressions, and making sure to mark affected bugs verified as fixed.

Total: 9

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 14

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 31

Ubuntu cloud

Ubuntu offers all the training, software infrastructure, tools, services and support you need for your public and private clouds.

Newsletter signup

Select topics you’re
interested in

In submitting this form, I confirm that I have read and agree to Canonical’s Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy.

Related posts

Ubuntu Support of AWS Graviton2 Instances

This article originally appeared on Joshua Powers’ blog Ubuntu is the industry-leading operating system for use in the cloud. Every day millions of Ubuntu...

AMD EPYC Rome support in Ubuntu Server

The second generation of AMD EPYC central processing unit (CPU), codenamed Rome, provides outstanding performance and “hardened at the code” security. It was...

Is Ubuntu an enterprise Linux distribution?

Is Ubuntu an enterprise Linux distribution? If you are asking, you are probably wondering if you can use Ubuntu anywhere else other than your workstation or...