Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch's Web Browser to Allow Input of Credentials in HTTP Protected Pages
Almost every day we report on the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers for Canonical’s mobile operating system based on the world’s most popular free Linux OS, so today is no different, as Łukasz Zemczak has just sent his daily reports.
We remind you that the Ubuntu Touch development team over Canonical is hard at work these days to fix issues reported by users of the OTA-6 update for Ubuntu for phones, as well as to add new features in preparation for the Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 software update, due for release at the end of the month.
According to Mr. Zemczak, there were multiple bugfixes pushed for OTA-7 on September 15, along with a new release of the Oxide video player, and an updated version of the Web Browser app, which just received support for inputting usernames and passwords in HTTP basic authentication protected pages.
Additionally, there was a lot of work done for convergence, as we reported on the same day with Mr. Zemczak’s report. Moreover, for September 16, the Ubuntu Touch devs managed to land only three things in the stable branch of the operating system, and it would appear that one of them introduced a minor, user-visible regression that will be fixed soon.
“The new libusermetrics will now cause the infographics to be hidden in case there are no data sources available. A fix for this is in the works – we will revert the landing in case the issue doesn’t get fixed tomorrow. The two other landings were typical bug-fix releases – all good,” says Łukasz Zemczak.
OTA-7 string/feature freeze is set for September 22
Łukasz Zemczak reminds all Ubuntu Touch developers that the string/feature freeze for the OTA-7 software update is set for September 22, next week, which means that after that date only bugfixes will be accepted. Of course, this also means that developers should add as many new features as possible until September 22, 2015.
As we reported the other day, the Ubuntu Phone development will remain based on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), but the developers are already discussing the possibility of getting some testing done on the development version of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as to find a feasible path to make the switch from Vivid in the near future.