While much of the media attention as of late when it comes to Ubuntu Linux has been about their mobile endeavors, they are continuing to innovate on other fronts as well and with this week's release of Ubuntu 15.04 is the initial work on LXD for those interested in containers.
While Canonical may be set on making Mir the default display server across all Ubuntu platforms by this time next year, this isn't stopping others from using Ubuntu for Wayland development and using it as an alternative to Mir or the X.Org Server.
Ubuntu 15.04, the Vivid Vervet, is now under its final freeze for its release next week.
Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04.
For those of you running Ubuntu Touch/Phone, once updating your default calculator app you'll be presented by the brand new "calculator reboot" app.
Back when the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smart-phone launched in February it was only available in limited numbers via "flash sales" facilitated by the company. At last, now this first Ubuntu smart-phone is available to order by anyone within the European Union.
In recent months we've covered an Ubuntu tablet with a 1TB hard drive, another sketchy Ubuntu tablet, and other awkward devices looking to ship Ubuntu in tablet/mobile form without any support from Canonical. There's yet another tablet to talk about today.
Canonical developers have been hard at work on the next version of their Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Touch 15.04.
Adam Conrad, on the behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, tonight announced the final beta of the Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" release.
Last week we relayed the article by Carsten Munk of Jolla about the kernel of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone being a mess. Since then, it looks like BQ and Ubuntu developers have taken to cleaning up the kernel source tree.
As some more exciting open-source benchmarking news this week besides the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 and The New Place Where Linux And Other Open-Source Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked (a.k.a. the new ~50 system upstream Linux benchmarking test farm complete with a bar), the barrier to entry for benchmarking Ubuntu in the Cloud is now even lower. It's becoming rather trivial to run Ubuntu Cloud benchmarks.
Carsten Munk of the Mer Project and Chief Research Engineer of Jolla has raised some concerns about the Linux kernel used by the BQ Aquaris E4.5 smart-phone running Ubuntu Touch. The kernel appears to have module source-code marked as confidential and other markings that would not comply with the GPLv2 license of the Linux kernel.
The Ubuntu Release Team has sent out the reminder today that Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" will not be supported any longer after the end of next month.
With next month's release of Ubuntu 15.04, CPU microcode updates will attempted to be better handled.
The official wallpaper of the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release was announced this morning.
The latest development code of Ubuntu's Mir display server now supports multiple displays when using the Ubuntu Phone/Touch Android base.
This week Ubuntu Cloud switched over to systemd while on Monday is when all other Ubuntu flavors will be migrating to systemd by default over Upstart.
After receiving specifications on the talked about Ubuntu Tablet and then receiving pricing information on the Ubuntu Tablet, the start-up responsible for this tablet that seeks to launch one of the first mass Ubuntu Tablets has sent along some official photos of their design.
It's a go: Linux 3.19 is powering Ubuntu 15.04.
Back in December, Phoronix delivered the first article about An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming. From the company responsible for this tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone we have some new specifications of the tablet they plan to ship with Ubuntu.
A new video is out showing the latest work on Ubuntu's Unity 8 interface and the convergence user experience across phones, tablets, and desktop PCs.
The Ubuntu derivatives opting-in to doing beta releases put out their first beta today. With this 15.04 Beta 1 milestone, Ubuntu MATE has been made an official derivative.
Canonical has been developing LXCFS, a FUSE-based file-system for LXC containers that will premiere with the upcoming release of Ubuntu 15.04.
For those that haven't yet dove into writing apps for the Ubuntu Phone, the QML-based apps seem fairly easy to construct as shown by a few new example applications.
While many open-source projects are still transitioning over to a C++11 code-base, Ubuntu's Mir display server is already moving onto C++14.
The second point release to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 release was announced today. On the same day, Ubuntu 15.04 entered its feature freeze.
Besides Canonical developers having released a new version of Mir, they've also continued concurrently advancing the Unity 8 UI.
Version 0.11 of the Mir Display Server was released this week for Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Make, the software formerly known as Ubuntu Developer Tools Center, is out with a new release that adds more options and platforms for helping developers using Ubuntu Linux.
To no major surprise, Ubuntu 15.04 will soon switch to using the Linux 3.19 kernel.
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