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Chad Smith

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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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: 10

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 26

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 9

The post Ubuntu Server development summary – 11 June 2019 appeared first on Ubuntu Blog.

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Chad Smith

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: Rafael David Tinoco

The Ubuntu Server team welcomes another team member this week! Rafael David Tinoco has worked for the past 20 years in companies such as: Linaro (Kernel Validation Engineer and HPC Tech Lead), Canonical (Linux Sustaining Engineer and Tech Lead), IBM (s390x Lab Engineer and Tech Lead, Small Residency with s390x performance team), Red Hat (Solution Architect), Locaweb (Linux/Email devops), Sun Microsystems (Consultant, HPC Engineer, Systems Engineer and Solaris Ambassador). Rafael has carved his career from field engineering positions, in constant contact with customers, into pure engineering ones, focused in Linux internals, userland, kernel and general OS & performance debugging and bug solving. You can find him using a new IRC nick now: rafaeldtinoco. A big thanks for “re-joining” us Rafael, we are glad to have your expertise on the team!

cloud-init

  • freebsd: fix the name of cloudcfg VARIANT [Gonéri Le Bouder]
  • freebsd: ability to grow root file system [Gonéri Le Bouder]
  • freebsd: NoCloud data source support [Gonéri Le Bouder] (LP: #1645824)

curtin

  • apt_proxy env var set but empty => do not setup any proxy [Paride Legovini]
  • release 19.1 [Daniel Watkins]
  • vmtest: add missing skip_by_date on Eoan test_network_mtu [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtest: remove skip_by_date on Disco Allindata test [Ryan Harper]
  • block: support multipath devices in lookup and partition_kname [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1813228)

git-ubuntu

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: 13

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 27

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 17

The post Ubuntu Server development summary – 28 May 2019 appeared first on Ubuntu Blog.

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Chad Smith

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: cloud-init 19.1.1 upstream released to Eoan

Upstream release of cloud-init version 19.1.1 has been released. It represents 5 months of development from 24 developers in 20 different domains and fixes 30 launchpad issues. This release has already been published to Eoan.

Cloud-init 19.1.1 is also undergoing Stable Release Update (SRU) verification this week. This version is available in the proposed pockets for Xenial, Bionic, Cosmic and Disco series.

To kick the tires on cloud-init 19.1.1, one can add a -proposed apt source line and apt-get install cloud-init. Expectation is that we will finish SRU testing on cloud-init 19.1.1 for Xenial, Bionic, Cosmic and Disco by next week.

cloud-init

  • Queue SRU of cloud-init 19.1.1 into Xenial, Bionic, Cosmic (LP: #1828637)
  • Azure: Return static fallback address as if failed to find endpoint [Jason Zions (MSFT)]
  • release 19.1 (LP: #1828479)
  • freebsd: add chpasswd pkg in the image [Gonéri Le Bouder]
  • tests: add Eoan release [Paride Legovini]
  • cc_mounts: check if mount -a on no-change fstab path [Jason Zions (MSFT)] (LP: #1825596)
  • replace remaining occurrences of LOG.warn [Daniel Watkins]
  • DataSourceAzure: Adjust timeout for polling IMDS [Anh Vo]

curtin

  • grub: add grub config to control os_prober,terminal settings in target [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtest: add eoan tests [Paride Legovini]
  • vmtest: add dependency on python3-jsonschema [Paride Legovini]
  • Pylint compatibility with Python 3.7 [Paride Legovini] (LP: #1828229)
  • vmtest: disable disco multipath test [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtests: bump network mtu tests out a bit [Ryan Harper]
  • Fix up yaml.load warnings [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtest: disable trusty, it’s dead jim [Ryan Harper]

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: 15

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 28

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 26

The post Ubuntu Server development summary – 15 May 2019 appeared first on Ubuntu Blog.

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Iain Farrell

Sign saying closed for winter used in relation to our final freeze before release
Photo by Ralph courtesy of Flickr

Normally we spend a lot of time thinking about how to work on things in a an open way. This week the big news was all about closure as the final freeze on the desktop for 10.10 is now upon us. This means that we enter a period of bug fixing and the focus of design work shifts more towards 11.04 as we start to prepare for UDS in October.

As this week was the freeze a lot of time has been spent on the desktop filing bugs, submitting content and making sure that the next few weeks are just about refinement.

In support of this Robbie has posted the following video. I await the final edit with glee.

Perfection is coming

Those of you running Maverick already will have noticed the new wallpaper has made it into the release. Maverick final wallpaper
We’re really pleased with the outcome. Otto will doubtless read your comments, we were hoping for some words from him but sadly he’s not well so get well soon chap!

We’ve also been working on the t-shirts for 10.10 to be handed out at UDS – but more on these and an exciting shirt related project soon. In the meantime you’ll have to cope with this teaser ;) What's that!? Mystery image

And finally, I’m away next week* so there will be a bumper double edition of this week in design when I’m back!

Have a great weekend!


*since you asked I’m riding my new motorbike to Scotland :)

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Iain Farrell

I don’t want to sound like a broken record but “PHEW! What a week”. Next Thursday will be our final freeze for Maverick. After this point it’s full steam ahead bug fixing, checking translations and making sure everything is ready for the release on the 10th Ocotober.

The main news from the design team is that a lot of us are working on bug fixes and the last changes to the desktop. Otto’s been hard at it on a new wallpaper and we’ll talk to you more about that next week. The release is really stabalising now and if you’ve not yet upgraded as I’ve said in previous posts hop on over to the dailies server and try it out. At least whack it on a USB stick and boot from it. You’ll be a happier richer human being for it*.

On the font typeface front you’ve no doubt enjoyed the updates this week from our guest bloggers at Dalton Maag. There’s more to come and if you haven’t looked I encourage you to take a look at Bruno’s post about the slant on the Hebrew characters.

As promised Lilly introduced herself in a fine post and followed that with a report on dConstruct. UK readers may be aware of dConstruct, an annual conference on design held in Brighton on the south coast of England. It looks like it was a great event this year and I’d encourage you to go and look up the talks online – you can listen to them in their podcasts section.

And also on the team front we announced that we are hiring!

And finally … we ended this week by taking a look at some of the new things that are and will soon be appearing on the Ubuntu shop. The one that really took our fancy was the travel mouse which is already available!

Lovely Ubuntu merchandise

And on that shamelessly self promoting note thanks for all your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend!

* Canonical and Ubuntu in no way guarantee that you’ll be a happier richer human being once you’ve tried Maverick. Perhaps boot and watch this video. It’s the best I can do … it’s late on Friday and I want to go home …

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Iain Farrell

Rocking out with a guitar

In honour of a comment made about design this week, we are rocking out as the heading to this weeks update on work in the design team.

One area we’re rocking out HARD is the papercuts. Vish now informs me that we’ve fixed over 80 which will hopefully put us on track to get 100 done this cycle. But we’re close to UI and beta freeze which is next Thursday – 26th August. If you’ve been meaning to get involved now’s your time to shine! You can find out more about the project in Launchpad by clicking this link.

While on the subject of collaboration let’s talk type. Our little font is no longer alone and has grown into a small but perfectly formed family. Regular and bold are being tested with their italic versions and the team at Dalton Maag explained to us where that italic variation finds its roots in an earlier post. There will be another update to the files on Monday of next week so keep an eye out for the updated package filtering through to you and check out the release notes. Thanks again to Paul Sladen for helping with the triage and release notes. Much appreciated!

We’ve also been working hard this week on updates to the new theme for Ubuntu 10.10. Otto has had to take a couple of days off but has been working hard with Andrea to continue to work on the theme and we hope to have an update, discussion of some of the user feedback and ultimately new files out to you all to play with next week.

And finally we’re ending the wallpaper contest today. You can still take part by posting your pictures to our flickr group. A few people have asked if there’s a way to get involved in sharing their wallpaper without using Flickr. Sadly there isn’t at the moment. Flickr is home to a lot of great photographers and also a great tool for us managing submissions. It’s also a great place to find wallpapers if you don’t take to the ones we select – although we hope you like them, obviously :)

I’ll be contacting previous winners shortly and starting to gather suggested winners to get these into the release next week.

And I think that’ll do for now. Have a splendid weekend!

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