For good or bad, it sure seems like time flew by the past few months of the Ubuntu 14.10 development cycle; the feature freeze for the Utopic Unicorn is this week.
Ubuntu MATE is making progress as becoming an official Ubuntu derivative using the GNOME2-forked desktop environment.
The fifth point release to the two year old Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now available.
For the Ubuntu derivatives participating in the tagged alpha/beta releases during each Ubuntu Linux development cycle, the alpha two releases are now available for the 14.10 Utopic Unicorn.
The first stable point release update to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 is now available.
With Jono Bacon having recently left Canonical where he served as the Ubuntu Community Manager, Canonical has made some changes to its community team.
While Ubuntu Linux looks towards switching to systemd in the next year or two, a new version of Upstart has been released with Ubuntu still being dependent upon init daemon software.
Canonical's Mir display server for Ubuntu Linux has cleared Mir 0.4.0 for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" while Mir 0.5 is immediately under development.
For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10.
The Ubuntu Developer Blog has announced the milestone today of Ubuntu for phones and tablets passing 100,000 app downloads downloads.
While Fedora 21 is planning for open-source OpenCL support "out of the box", the same can't be said for Ubuntu 14.10. Ubuntu developers aren't looking for any stock OpenCL support be made available in the next distribution release.
For the Ubuntu Linux derivatives doing alpha releases, the first development version of *buntu 14.10 is now available for testing.
Now that Mir 0.3 is past, Canonical developers remain hard at work on introducing new functionality to the Mir Display Server for the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" release cycle.
Canonical developers have tagged version 0.3.0 of the Mir Display Server while the server ABI was bumped to version 21.
The stable Linux 3.15 is now available from the Ubuntu 14.10 development archive while the Linux 3.16 kernel isn't landing quite yet in its early development form.
The latest addition to Mir is support for trusted prompt sessions, a new Ubuntu security feature.
The latest Internet-based Ubuntu Developer Summit ended yesterday. For those not up to speed on your Phoronix reading, here's a recap of the most interesting topics.
Kevin VanDine of Canonical has announced his work on Bacon2D... a 2D game engine designed in part to push gaming for Ubuntu Touch/Phone.
Ubuntu developers are moving forward with their plans to support Click packages on the Ubuntu desktop.
A question and answer session was held today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for those interested in the Mir Display Server and next-generation Unity 8 desktop with its focus on convergence.
Improvements to Ubuntu Server for the 14.10 release were discussed this morning during the second day of the Ubuntu Online Summit.
There's some updates concerning the spin of the Unity 8 desktop for the Ubuntu 14.10 desktop from today's start of the latest Ubuntu Online Summit.
Mark Shuttleworth is hosting his keynote right now for the latest Ubuntu Online Developer Summit. Mark mostly talked about Ubuntu Phone, the forthcoming BQ phone hardware, Unity 8, OpenStack, LXC / Docker, and cloud computing in general... During the question and answer period, he was just asked about Mir driver support.
There's been much talk in the past about creating a spin/derivative of Ubuntu Linux using the MATE Desktop Environment fork of GNOME2. While no spin materialized for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, talk of developing a new spin is again happening.
Taking place next week from 10 to 12 June is the next Ubuntu Developer Summit where plans about Ubuntu 14.10 with regard to Mir, Unity 8, Ubuntu Phone, and other topics will be discussed by developers.
Developers are formalizing the processes to get a "release to manufacturing" version of the Ubuntu Phone software out to vendors in the months ahead.
The next Ubuntu Linux release, Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" will likely be powered by the 3.16 kernel.
An "emergency cleanup interface" has been added to the Mir server for trying to better recover the system in case of problems.
The Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" release will most likely be shipping with the Qt 5.3 tool-kit.
After eight years of working at Canonical, Jono Bacon is stepping down as the Ubuntu Community Manager at the end of May.
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