Ubuntu Server development summary – 11 June 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 find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list or visit the Ubuntu Server discourse hub for more discussion.

Spotlight: Bryce Harrington

Keeping with the theme of “bringing them back into the fold”, we are proud to announce that Bryce Harrington has rejoined Canonical on the Ubuntu Server team. In his former tenure at Canonical, he maintained the X.org stack for Ubuntu and helped bridge us from the old ‘edit your own xorg.org’ days, swatted GPU hang bugs on Intel, and contributed to Launchpad development.

Home-based in Oregon, with around 20 years of open source development experience. Bryce created the Inkscape project, and he is currently a board member of the X.org Foundation. He joins us most recently from Samsung Research America where he was a Senior Open Source Developer and the release manager for the Cairo and Wayland projects. Bryce will be helping us tackle the development and maintenance of Ubuntu Server packages. We are thrilled to have his additional expertise to help spread the wealth of software and packaging improvements that help make Ubuntu great. When he’s not building software, he is building things in his woodworking shop.

Welcome (back) Bryce (bryce on Freenode)!

cloud-init

  • Allow identification of OpenStack by Asset Tag [Mark T. Voelker] (LP: #1669875)
  • Fix spelling error making ‘an Ubuntu’ consistent. [Brian Murray]
  • run-container: centos: comment out the repo mirrorlist [Paride Legovini]
  • netplan: update netplan key mappings for gratuitous-arp [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1827238)

curtin

  • vmtest: dont raise SkipTest in class definition [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtests: determine block name via dname when verifying volume groups [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtest: add Centos66/Centos70 FromBionic release and re-add tests [Ryan Harper]
  • block-discover: add cli/API for exporting existing storage to config [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtest: refactor test_network code for Eoan [Ryan Harper]
  • curthoooks: disable daemons while reconfiguring mdadm [Michael Hudson-Doyle] (LP: #1829325.)
  • mdadm: fix install to existing raid [Michael Hudson-Doyle] (LP: #1830157)

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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: 10

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 26

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 9

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