Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Might Be Delayed with One Day Due to a Unity 8 Security Bug
Łukasz Zemczak sent today he’s regular daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9 software update.
According to Mr. Zemczak, the Ubuntu QA team managed to finish the testing of the Release Candidate image of the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 update, and concluded that two issues need now to be fixed by before the final release gets out.
The issues are affecting the QtMir and Unity 8 components, but the good news is that they’re working on a fix for both of them, which should soon land in the repositories, so Ubuntu Phone users need not to worry.
A final Release Candidate build will also be generated this weekend, which Ubuntu QA will throughly test first thing on Monday, January 25. Therefore, the final release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 might be delayed with one day, for January 28, 2016.
“OTA-9 candidate image testing has finished – we now have some bad news and good news. The bad part is that QA found two blocking issues we decided to fix before releasing the update,” said Łukasz Zemczak. “This should delay us up to one day maximum.”
No exciting landings for OTA-10
On the other hand, the OTA-10 update got only a new version of the ubuntu-system-settings-online-accounts package today to fix some bugs. After the OTA-9 release, we should see more interesting landings for the next major update for Ubuntu Touch.
Other than that, the Ubuntu Touch team managed to update the release schedule for the upgrades, so that it is in sync with the latest changes that happend lately. Also, they plan on getting rid of all the emulator issues, finally!
See you again on Monday for more news on the progress for the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phone devices. Until then, we wish you all a great weekend.