Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 485

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #485 for the weeks October 17 – 30, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Chris Sirrs
  • Simon Quigley
  • Paul White
  • And many others

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 484

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #484 for the weeks October 3 – 16, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Simon Quigley
  • Mary Frances Hull
  • Chris Sirrs
  • And many others

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Juju 2.0 is here!

Juju 2.0 is here! This release has been a year in the making. We’d like to thank everyone for their feedback, testing, and adoption of juju 2.0 throughout its development process! Juju brings refinements in ease of use, while adding support for new clouds and features.

New to juju 2?

You can check our documentation at https://jujucharms.com/docs/2.0/getting-started

Need to install it?

If you are running Ubuntu, you can get it from the juju stable ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:juju/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install juju-2.0

Or install it from the snap store

snap install juju --beta --devmode

Windows, Centos, and MacOS users can get a corresponding installer at:

https://launchpad.net/juju/+milestone/2.0.0

Want to upgrade to GA?

Those of you running an RC version of juju 2 can upgrade to this release by running:

juju upgrade-juju

Feedback Appreciated!

We encourage everyone to subscribe the mailing list at juju at lists.ubuntu.com and join us on #juju on freenode. We would love to hear your feedback and usage of juju.

Originally posted to the juju mailing list on Fri Oct 14 04:34:41 UTC 2016 by Nicholas Skaggs

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released

Codenamed “Yakkety Yak”, Ubuntu 16.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard atwork through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.8-based kernel, a switch to gcc-6, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity.

Ubuntu Server 16.10 includes the Newton release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, z System mainframes, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been
updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.

The newest Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours

Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 16.10.

To get Ubuntu 16.10

In order to download Ubuntu 16.10, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 16.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 16.10 if they have selected to be notified of all releases, rather than just LTS upgrades. For further information about upgrading, see:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/ReleaseNotes

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, netbooks and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

http://www.ubuntu.com

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Oct 13 15:14:49 UTC 2016 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 483

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #483 for the week September 26 – October 2, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Paul White
  • Chris Sirrs
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

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