Linux News Today: Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 to Enter Final Freeze This Friday, More New Features Landed
We have just been informed by Mr. Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical about the latest and hottest news that happened in the Ubuntu Touch world during the day of January 11, 2016.
According to Mr. Zemczak, this is the last week when the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phone devices will get new features, improvements and bugfixes, as it will enter final freeze this Friday, on January 15, when the first Release Candidate image will be built and sent to QA for testing.
“Final week for OTA-9 landings! This Friday is final freeze, after which we will build the first candidate image and send it to QA for testing. Be sure to get everything that’s needed released in the overlay before end-of-week,” said Łukasz Zemczak, Ubuntu Foundations.
Unfortunately, being the first week of the week, today saw minor landing for the forthcoming Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 software update, but we would like to inform our Ubuntu Phone users about some of the landings introduced late on Friday. Among these, we can mention new versions of the Web Browser and Media Player apps.
Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 lands on January 27, 2016
The Ubuntu Touch developers managed to add new and improved versions of many other components and applications, among which we can mention signon-plugin-oauth2, libaccounts-glib, libsignon-glib, ubuntu-ui-extras, thumbnailer, ubuntu-scope-click, and ubuntu-system-settings, with a new hidden mouse panel for convergence.
Moreover, they managed to prepare new custom tarballs for all of their commercial channels, which are now ready for testing. Tomorrow we shall have more news about the latest landings for the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 update, which is scheduled for release on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, and will be available for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, including BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, Meizu MX4, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7.