Ubuntu 15.10 Plans Being Discussed Next Week

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 28 April 2015 at 08:36 AM EDT. 24 Comments
Next week marks the initial Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) for planning out the community+Canonical Ubuntu 15.10 release, the next major update to the popular Linux distribution due out in October.

The Ubuntu Online Summit May 2015 event is taking place from 5 May to 7 May. While there's still some time to go and the schedule is subject to changes/additions, below is a look at some of the more interesting technical discussions to take place next week. A big focus of Ubuntu 15.10 is starting to look at the converged experience when running the same Ubuntu applications across phones, tablets, and the desktop.

Unity 7 is still expected to be the default desktop environment on Ubuntu 15.10 while Mir + Unity 8 will remain in the "Desktop-Next" experience until Ubuntu 16.04 LTS when the converged experience is expected to go into full affect.

- Working out proper themes support for Ubuntu users on devices.

- The Python plans will be discussed... Ubuntu Linux is still working towards only including Python 3 (and not Python 2) on the default install, making all system scripts Python 3 compatible, and other Py3 talk will be had during this session.

- Planning of Ubuntu's new Terminal app.

- Coming up with a roadmap for Ubuntu Scopes this next cycle.

- An update on Ubuntu Linux running on modern POWER8 hardware.

- Benchmarking Ubuntu Clouds. This should be interesting since Canonical's been working on driving their cloud benchmarks via PTS.

- Planning an Ubuntu Weather App.

- Figuring out the grand plans for the Ubuntu Music App.

- Planning the Ubuntu Calendar App.

- Devising the Ubuntu SDK roadmap for the near-term.

- Figuring out more plans for the Ubuntu Calculator App.

- "Getting the UI Toolkit ready for convergence."

Yep, convergence is a big focus for Ubuntu 15.10 along with coming up with (or improving upon) the custom Ubuntu applications currently used for Ubuntu Phone/Touch. Ubuntu's Snappy plans will also surely be discussed in various sessions.

You can find out more about next week's Ubuntu Online Summit via summit.ubuntu.com.
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