ANN: Ubuntu Core alpha-03 released!

Winston Smith smith.winston.101 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 01:11:43 UTC 2015


Looks good so far on the BBB.  FYI: Alpha3 image didn't initially boot
until I fixed uEnv.txt, see:

http://askubuntu.com/a/578214


On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at canonical.com
> wrote:

> Hello Snappy World,
>
> Now that the world starts talking about snappy growing legs [1], we thought
> it was time to put out another milestone that gives you latest snappiness
> on
> our bare metal platforms.  This time we provide not only a prebuilt
> beaglebone black image, but also one that you can put right on your USB key
> and boot on your amd64 laptop or server or switch :).
>
> This release was a lot about cleaning up and putting the big pieces in
> place
> that will fuel the first release we plan to put out in April .  There's
> still a lot to do, but what is done is already done so please start using
> it
> and give us feedback so snappy ubuntu core 15.04 will be as close to your
> needs as possible.
>
> What's hot?
> ===========
>
>   1. prebuilt images for armhf beaglebone and amd64 generic with webdm
>      preinstalled available for download
>
>   2. snappy config preview landed; please refer to our examples [2] and
>      documentation [3] to learn how you can use this feature to give users
> a
>      way to change the behaviour of your install
>
>   3. oem snap now supports selecting the dtbs shipped in the device
> tarball;
>      this should allow you to make a fully supported build for boards
>      already supported upstream by simply putting your dtb into the oem
>      snap.
>
>   4. our snappy golang rewrite is almost to ready to become the new
> default,
>      but only almost; we have it included as a preview, so if you want to
>      see how blazingly fast things can be on your beaglebone, give
> snappy-go
>      a try [4]
>
>   5. alongside our beautiful new snappy-go preview, we are happy to also
>      make available a preview of autopilot mode, which will ensure that all
>      your snappy systems will automatically stay up to date without
>      attendance.  It is disabled by default as we are growing features and
>      stability on this one, but if you want, give it an early try and
> enable
>      it on your machine [5]
>
>
> What's coming soon?
> ===================
>
>    1. land and iterate on hw access management, to unblock those that want
>       to make their device management apps work with confinement
>
>    2. land disaster recovery support for grub, currently only available in
>       uboot
>
>    3. invest in tooling that makes it easier to reproduce the enablement
>       parts
>
>    4. upgrade to latest 3.19 kernel and clean up our device part in the
>       process
>
>
> How to install this release
> ===========================
>
> To install snappy Ubuntu Core on your bare metal amd64 system or on
> beaglebone black follow instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/things
>
>
> Things to remember
> ==================
>
> If you run a beaglebone image, please install this alpha milestone from
> scratch.  A bug in the alpha-02 upgrader prevents a smooth upgrade; rather
> than investing in upgrade workarounds at this stage of development we are
> focused on bringing you the best in new features with each new version.
>
> Cheers,
> --
> Steve
>
> [1]
> http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2015/02/19/canonical-achieves-broad-industry-buy-in-for-snappy-ubuntu/
> [2]
> https://code.launchpad.net/~mvo/snappy-hub/snappy-examples-config-example/+merge/249928
>
> https://code.launchpad.net/~mvo/snappy-hub/snappy-examples-config-bash/+merge/249978
> [3]
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~snappy-dev/snappy/snappy/view/head:/docs/config.md
> [4] http://snappy.asac.ws:9001/p/snappy-go-preview
> [5]
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~snappy-dev/snappy/snappy/view/head:/docs/autopilot.md
>
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