Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 to Arrive in the First Half of Next Week, Says Canonical
Canoical’s Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his report on the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the seventh OTA (Over-the-Air) software update for the mobile operating system.
According to Mr. Zemczak, things are calming down in the Ubuntu Touch world, as the last remaining bugs to be implemented in the OTA-7 update have been fixed, along with various other minor changes. Therefore, the developers have already started to build the re-spin images, perform sanity checks, as well as delta testing.
If the testing results are OK, the Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 images will be sent to phone manufacturers, in this case BQ and Meizu, for the final check. Then, Canonical will start uploading the OTA-7 images to the official mirrors and send the update to all Ubuntu phone users, which will happen sometime in the first half of next week.
“The (hopefully) final OTA-7 re-spin is in progress with the two blocking issue fixed and changes released. Big thanks to everyone involved,” said Łukasz Zemczak. “Once the image is built QA will perform sanity and delta testing on the generated images and if everything is ok, the image will then go to manufacturers for a final check. ETA for release: first half of next week.”
The OTA-8 schedule will not be changed
Apparently, after announcing the release date for the upcoming Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update, on November 18, 2015, many Ubuntu Touch developers started to complain about the fact that the landing timeframe for new features is way too short and that they won’t be able to submit all the changes in time.
Mr. Zemczak says now that the timeframe for landings was made intentionally short in order to get rid of those annoying bugs and other nasty issues that are still available in the OTA images. However, the good news is that the normal landings were resumed starting October 14, and there’s already a new Mir release available in the overlay.