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Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) released

The Fridge - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:32
Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. As always, the team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.13-based kernel, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has had a major overhaul, with the switch from Unity as our default desktop to GNOME3 and gnome-shell. Along with that, there are the usual incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, and updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice. Ubuntu Server 17.10 includes the Pike release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications - whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, z System mainframes, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features. The newest Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 17.10. To get Ubuntu 17.10 ------------------- In order to download Ubuntu 17.10, visit: http://www.ubuntu.com/download Users of Ubuntu 17.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 17.10. For further information about upgrading, see: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge. We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes

 

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2017-October/000226.html

 

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Oct 19 13:08:46 UTC 2017 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Please get to testing Artful RCs (20171015)

The Fridge - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 00:37

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, has spun up a set of images for everyone with serial 20171015.

Those images are *not* final images (ISO volid and base-files are still
not set to their final values), intentionally, as we had some hiccups
with langpack uploads that are landing just now.

That said, we need as much testing as possible, bugs reported (and, if
you can, fixed), so we can turn around and have slightly more final
images produced on Monday morning.  If we get no testing, we get no
fixing, so no time like the present to go bug-hunting.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2017-October/004224.html

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Sun Oct 15 05:40:12 UTC 2017  by Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Artful Aardvark (17.10) Final Freeze

The Fridge - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:29

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team is pleased to announce that artful has entered the Final Freeze period in preparation for the final release of Ubuntu 17.10 next week.

The current uploads in the queue will be reviewed and either accepted or rejected as appropriate by pre-freeze standards, but anything from here on should fit two broad categories:

1) Release critical bugs that affect ISOs, installers, or otherwise can’t be fixed easily post-release.

2) Bug fixes that would be suitable for post-release SRUs, which we may choose to accept, reject, or shunt to -updates for 0-day SRUs on a case-by-base basis.

For unseeded packages that aren’t on any media or in any supported sets, it’s still more or less a free-for-all, but do take care not to upload changes that you can’t readily validate before release.  That is, ask yourself if the current state is “good enough”, compared to the burden of trying to fix all the bugs you might accidentally be introducing with your shiny new upload.

We will shut down cronjobs and spin some RC images late Friday or early Saturday once the archive and proposed-migration have settled a bit, and we expect everyone with a vested interest in a flavour (or two) and a few spare hours here and there to get to testing to make sure we have another uneventful release next week.  Last minute panic is never fun.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2017-October/004221.html

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Fri Oct 13 08:42 UTC 2017 by Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 520

The Fridge - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:59

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #520 for the weeks of September 19 – October 2, 2017, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Simon Quigley
  • Chris Guiver
  • Athul Muralidhar
  • And many others

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Announcing the new Ubuntu Community Council

The Fridge - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:02

Thanks a lot everybody for voting for the new Ubuntu Community Council. The election ended yesterday and the results in all detail can be viewed here.

The new CC for the next two years is going to be:

  • Anis El Achèche
  • Leo Arias
  • Marco Ceppi
  • Aaron Honeycutt
  • Walter Lapchynksi
  • José Antonio Rey
  • Martin Wimpress

Thanks a lot to everybody else who stood for election.

We are going to transition over in the coming days.

Originally posted by Daniel Holbach on Fri September 29th, 11:13 UTC

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Final Beta released

The Fridge - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:34
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of the Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop, Server, and Cloud products. Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavours. The beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 17.10 that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on October 19th, 2017. With that being said, remember we are still in active development so be sure to familiarize with the currently known issues as listed on the official release notes page. Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Cloud Images: Artful Final Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 4.13 kernel, and much more. To upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta from Ubuntu 17.04, follow these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ArtfulUpgrades The Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://releases.ubuntu.com/17.10/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server on x86) Additional images can be found at the following links: http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/artful/current/ (Cloud Images) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/17.10/beta-2/ (Non-x86 Server) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/17.10/ (Netboot) As fixes will be included in new images between now and release, any daily cloud image from today or later (i.e. a serial of 20170926 or higher) should be considered a beta image. Bugs found should be filed against the appropriate packages or, failing that, the cloud-images project in Launchpad. The full release notes for Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta can be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes Kubuntu: Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More information on Kubuntu Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/Beta2/Kubuntu Lubuntu: Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that targets to be lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More information on Lubuntu Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/Beta2/Lubuntu Also in this milestone is Lubuntu Next, an experimental flavor of Ubuntu based on LXQt and focused on providing a modern, lightweight, Qt-based distribution. The Lubuntu Next 17.10 Final Beta images can be downloaded from: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu-next/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More information about Lubuntu Next 17.10 Alpha 1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/Beta2/LubuntuNext Ubuntu Budgie: Ubuntu Budgie is community developed desktop, integrating Budgie Desktop Environment with Ubuntu at its core. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-budgie/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More information on Ubuntu Budgie Final Beta can be found here: https://ubuntubudgie.org/blog/2017/09/25/17-10-release-notes UbuntuKylin: UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More information on UbuntuKylin Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuKylin Ubuntu MATE: Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More information on UbuntuMATE Final Beta can be found here: https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-artful-beta2/ Ubuntu Studio: Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of multimedia content creation applications for each key workflows: audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More information about Ubuntu Studio Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/Beta2/UbuntuStudio Xubuntu: Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/17.10/beta-2/ More inormation about Xubuntu Final Beta can be found here: http://wiki.xubuntu.org/releases/17.10/release-notes Regular daily images for Ubuntu, and all flavours, can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away. Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our website, IRC channel and wiki. To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's very low volume announcement list at: http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Sep 29 03:34:26 UTC 2017 by Lukasz Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Community Council 2017 election under way!

The Fridge - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:28

The Ubuntu Community Council election has begun and ballots sent out to all Ubuntu Members. Voting closes September 27th at end of day UTC.

The following candidates are standing for 7 seats on the council:

Please contact the community-council@lists.ubuntu.com list if you are an Ubuntu Member but did not receive a ballot. Voting instructions were sent to the public address defined in Launchpad, or your launchpad_id@ubuntu.com address if not. Please also make sure you check your spam folder first.

We’d like to thank all the candidate for their willingness to serve in this capacity, and members for their considered votes.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-news-team mailing list on Tue Sep 12 14:22:49 UTC 2017 by Mark Shuttleworth

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter 519

The Fridge - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:11

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #519 for the weeks of September 5 – 18, 2017, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Simon Quigley
  • Chris Guiver
  • Athul Muralidhar
  • Alan Diggs (Le Schyken, El Chicken)
  • And many others

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Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 518

The Fridge - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:03

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #518 for the weeks of August 22 – September 4, 2017, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Simon Quigley
  • Chris Guiver
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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Artful Aardvark Beta 1 Released!

The Fridge - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:38

The first beta of the Artful Aardvark (to become 17.10) has now been released!

This milestone features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu.

Pre-releases of the Artful Aardvark are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.

Beta 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is still an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.

While these Beta 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Artful Aardvark. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Beta 1 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 17.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Kubuntu

Kubuntu is the KDE based flavor of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Kubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Kubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution.

The Lubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Lubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu Budgie

Ubuntu Budgie is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop environment.

The Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu Kylin

Ubuntu Kylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Ubuntu Kylin 17.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Kylin 17.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the MATE desktop environment for people who just want to get stuff done.

The Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu configured for multimedia production.

The Ubuntu Studio 17.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Studio 17.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Xubuntu

Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Xfce desktop environment.

The Xubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Xubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop the Artful Aardvark, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a month or less) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other interesting events.

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull together this Beta release!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Aug 31 20:15:25 UTC 2017 by Martin Wimpress, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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