Linux News Today: UbuCon Summit 2016 Preparations Begin, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Daily Builds Out Now
Canonical’s David Planella sent in his bi-monthly report to inform us all about the last things that happened in the Ubuntu world. The report includes information about the work done by the Ubuntu Community Team during the last two weeks.
According to Mr. Planella, the team did a lot of work on planning the upcoming UOS (Ubuntu Online Summit) event, which will take place next week between November 2-5, as well as to prepare some things for next year’s UbuCon Summit.
“Here are some highlights of what the Ubuntu Community Team at Canonical together with some other community members have been working on this week,” said David Planella, Ubuntu Community Team Manager at Canonical.
The Ubuntu developers were also present at the Ubucon.de event, where they talked about the forthcoming Ubuntu Phone convergence features, Snappy Ubuntu Core and snapcraft. There was also a lot of work in preparing the next version of the Ubuntu font.
Furthermore, they managed to release the first daily build Live ISO images of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, add new Jenkins core apps, as well as to release a new version of the Pilot testing app for Ubuntu Phone.
Ubuntu Touch core apps improvements, more Snappy news
The Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system received a lot of attention, especially its core apps. Highlights include initial support for Samba severs in the File Manager, daylight savings fixes for the Clock app, new user interface for the Weather app, and an update on the convergence status of the Dekko email client.
Last but not least, there was the Snappy Clinic event where users had the chance of learning how to package software for the Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system using the latest version of the snapcraft tool, and some Snappy documentation has been modified for a customer.