Aside from the Ubuntu Software Center on the desktop frustrating some users over being slow and outdated compared to other "software stores", some app developers are also unhappy with Canonical's handling of the USC for paid apps.
Ubuntu 14.04.3 has been released today as the latest point release to this newest Long-Term Support stack handled by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux.
Last week Ubuntu 15.10 transitioned over to GCC 5 and switching over to this major compiler update plus the associated libstdc++6 ABI changes is causing headaches for some developers.
Olli Ries of Canonical has published a blog post outlining the various client technologies being worked on for Ubuntu, their roadmap, and the plans for making Ubuntu 16.04 a grand Long Term Support release.
Ubuntu derivatives are today releasing their 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" Alpha 2 builds.
While Mir 0.14 just recently appeared in Ubuntu 15.10's archive followed by Ubuntu 15.04, Mir 0.15 is already under heavy development.
Mir 0.14 had been in development since May as a big feature release. Mir 0.14 is already found in the Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" archive while it's soon going to land for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid users.
With Ubuntu Phone reviews frequently pointing out the lack of games/apps for Ubuntu Phone compared to other platforms, Ubuntu developers have been working on porting more HTML5 mobile games over to Ubuntu Phone.
Ubuntu MATE developer Martin Wimpress announced this weekend that they'll be removing the Ubuntu Software Center from their default install of Ubuntu MATE 15.10.
Reviews of the Ubuntu Phone this week by general tech slights have largely expressed disappointment over the current Ubuntu Phone stack while being years in the making.
Debian unstable is switching to GCC 5 and so is Ubuntu 15.10. Here's the latest update on the planned transition from GCC 4.9 to GCC 5.2 by month's end.
After the Linux Git kernel built by the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA failed to work for the past two weeks, the kernel should now be bootable again.
As part of Ubuntu's Python 3 plans, Python 3.5 is now hitting the Ubuntu Wily archive for Ubuntu 15.10.
Canonical has been readying OTA-5 as the next over-the-air update to Ubuntu Phone users.
With Linux 4.2 there is UEFI ESRT support as a necessary prerequisite for supporting UEFI firmware upgrades / capsule upgrades. That kernel System Resource Table support is in the process of being back-ported for riding on Ubuntu 15.04's kernel.
Last month the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Phone was launched in Europe. While the hardware may not be the best out there and the Ubuntu Phone software stack is still maturing, early reviews seem fairly positive.
For those interested, it's becoming possible to play with Ubuntu's Snappy next-generation package manager from a personal desktop.
Canonical is back to working on the Launchpad.net code, their website that pairs code hosting with bug tacking, translations, blueprints, and more.
Ubuntu 15.10, the Wily Werewolf, will closely follow Debian in its GCC 5 compiler upgrade and libstdc++6 ABI updates. They hope to have everything settled for Ubuntu 15.10 to avoid any big tool-chain changes during the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS cycle.
An annoying setting of Ubuntu's GRUB configuration is going to be finally addressed in Ubuntu 15.10 and will be addressed in current Ubuntu releases via a stable release update.
Ubuntu MATE, the spin of Ubuntu that ships with the popular fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, has announced a hardware partnership in shipping their distribution pre-loaded on a "free software friendly and 100% blobless Linux driver" PC.
While Ubuntu itself doesn't participate in the alpha releases but rather focuses upon the quality of their daily ISOs, the opt-in flavors of the Ubuntu family that does do these early development releases have announced their 15.10 Alpha 1s.
Mark Shuttleworth this morning announced Fan: their solution to container-to-container networking.
This past week the Ubuntu 15.10 desktop updated many of their GNOME packages to the GNOME 3.16.x series. There's also been other improvements on the desktop front.
While Jono Bacon is no longer working for Canonical, he hasn't stopped thinking about Ubuntu or being involved with the community. Over the night he wrote a lengthy blog post with his idea for rebasing the Ubuntu Phone off Android.
The upcoming Mir 0.14 for Ubuntu Linux will take another step towards reducing lag.
The Ubuntu Developer Membership Board (DMB) has issued a call for nominations to fill a vacant seat on the board following the recent resignation by Scott Kitterman.
Kevin Gunn of Canonical has provided another update on the latest developments happening around Unity 8 and their Mir display server.
Will Cooke of Canonical shared this morning that they have got the first Snappy build of Ubuntu Desktop Next built for i386.
Last week we found out Ubuntu was coming to the BQ Aquaris E5 smartphone and this morning the pre-orders have started rolling in.
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