Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu
16.10 Desktop, Server, and Cloud products.

Codenamed "Yakkety Yak", 16.10 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 GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Studio
flavours.

The beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build
or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 16.10
that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the
final release expected on October 13th, 2016.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Cloud Images:
Yakkety Final Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of
packages, including a current 4.8 kernel, and much more.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 Final Beta from Ubuntu 16.04, follow these
instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/YakketyUpgrades

The Ubuntu 16.10 Final Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server)

Additional images can be found at the following links:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/yakkety/current/ (Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/16.10/beta-2/ (Community Supported)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/16.10/ (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 20160927 or higher)
should be considered a beta image. Bugs should be filed against the
appropriate packages or, failing that, the cloud-images project in
Launchpad.

The full release notes for Ubuntu 16.10 Final Beta can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/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/16.10/beta-2/

More information on Kubuntu Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/YakketyYak/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/16.10/beta-2/

More information on Lubuntu Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta2/Lubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME:
Ubuntu GNOME is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop
environment.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/16.10/beta-2/

More information on Ubuntu GNOME Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta2/UbuntuGNOME

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/16.10/beta-2/

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/16.10/beta-2/

More information on UbuntuMATE Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta2/UbuntuMATE

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/16.10/beta-2/

More information about Ubuntu Studio Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta2/UbuntuStudio

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.

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Server team meeting minutes: 2016-09-27

See the minutes at:

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Regards,
Corey

Re: My git-based Ubuntu package merge workflow

Hey hey,


On 04.08.2014 18:17, Robie Basak wrote:
> I thought it was about time that I shared my own merge workflow, as I
> think it is quite different from most other Ubuntu developers. I'm an
> advanced git user (even a fanatic, perhaps), and I make extensive use of
> git's interactive rebase feature. To me, an Ubuntu package merge is just
> a rebase in git's terminology, and in this case I use git as nothing
> more than an advanced patchset manager.

Maybe it'd be good to have a session at the upcoming UOS about it?
Including a quick demo I think this would be very useful to both old and
new developers.

Have a great day,
Daniel

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Second Ubuntu Yakkety Yak test rebuilds (all components, all architectures, Linaro-GCC)

The second test rebuild of Yakkety Yak was started on September 16 for all
architectures, all components (main component and seeded packages mostly
finished, unseeded packages still building).

Results (please also look at the superseded builds) can be found at

http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/test-rebuild-20160916-yakkety.html

Additional build failures for packages in yakkety-proposed (not yet in yakkety)
can be found at http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/

Please help fixing the build failures.


Another test rebuild using the Linaro-GCC 6 as the default (planning the
defaults change around the end of October) can be found at

http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/test-rebuild-20160916-linaro-yakkety.html

The corresponding compiler can be found in the ubuntu-toolchain-r/test PPA.

Matthias


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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Transition from wine1.6 to wine packages from Debian

Hi Ubuntu developers

Wine has been maintained separately from Debian in Ubuntu since
forever, and almost single-handedly by Scott Richie (thanks!).

Sadly, the Wine packages in Ubuntu have recently fallen behind, and
nobody stepped up to fill Scott's shoes. Earlier this year, I filed a
bug [1] which ended up being used to discuss the situation and various
possible solutions.

During DebConf16, I met Jens Reyer of Debian's Wine Team and we came
up with a plan to transition to the Wine packages from Debian,
providing a smooth upgrade path and avoiding the epoch bump. After
18.04 we would be able to drop the delta between the Debian and Ubuntu
packages.

We plan to upload to Yakkety the wine source package from Debian with
additional breaks and replaces and a few other minor packaging
changes. We would also upload a replacement for the wine1.6 source
package consisting of transitional packages that conflict with the old
Ubuntu packages and depend on the new packages from Debian.

The packages are currently available for testing from Jens' PPA [2].

Unfortunately, we will lose some of the desktop integration features
that Scott worked on, as these do not fit in with the Debian Wine
Team's current plans and some are seen as security risks. However, we
will benefit from the up-to-date packages and the reduced maintenance
overhead by adopting the Debian packages.

Please send comments to the aforementioned bug [1].

Regards
Graham


[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine1.6/+bug/1558480
[2] https://launchpad.net/~jre-phoenix/+archive/ubuntu/transition+wine1.6+wine/

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2016-09-13

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team


https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2016-09-13

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Proposed UOS date: 15-17 Nov 2016

Hello everybody,

we had a long look at the calendar and it looks like 15-17 Nov would be
a good time for the next Ubuntu Online Summit. We realise it's a bit
late (4 weeks after 16.10 release), but there's a number of sprints
before which would keep quite a few people away from the event.

Does anyone have any other objections to the date for the event? If not,
I'd suggest to start UOS planning if there's no complaints about the
date in a week. :-)

Have a great day,
Daniel

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