A Very Basic Ubuntu Online Developer Summit Is Happening Now
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 15 November 2016 at 06:37 AM EST. 4 Comments
UBUNTU --
Today and tomorrow is a very basic Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) where the developers are plotting their work for Ubuntu 17.04, the Zesty Zapus.

This developer summit for the Ubuntu 17.04 seems to be no frills and very basic even compared to their previous Ubuntu Online Summits, not mentioning the once-great Ubuntu Developer Summits. While past UOS events have been three days long, this UOS 1611 event is just two days -- today and tomorrow -- and without much content.

Past UOS events have generally had a Mark Shuttleworth Q&A or the like, but this week's event doesn't even show any session with Mark. During most of the session slots, there is just a single event taking place compared to the grander online summits when there would usually be multiple interesting technical talks. The UOS 1611 event was also hardly advertised in comparison to past events.

The only sessions I found to be interesting were on MySQL/MariaDB planning, Snap roadmap, low graphics mode improvements, convergence Q&A, snapping KDE applications, and architecture discussions. That's about it. There are just 2 Cloud talks, four community sessions, two on convergence, and five core talks over two days. That's just thirteen talks for this event compared to more than three dozen talks for UOS-1605 or more than five dozen talks for UOS-1511.

You can see all of the slots via the UOS-1611 summit page. Looks like Ubuntu 17.04 isn't going to be a dramatic release to end out the alphabet or that more of the planning is now happening behind closed-doors. I'll have coverage over the next two days on Phoronix should anything interesting come out of the sessions.
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