Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-26

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 2 00:22:39 UTC 2017

  *Thursday, October 26, 2017*

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations 
Team.  There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects 
the team may be working on.

If you would like to reach the Foundations team, you can find us at the 
#ubuntu-devel channel on freenode.


* Artful Aardvark, 17.10, has released.  Check out the release notes for 
  more info.

* Subiquity has had several updates to make it prettier, easier to use and 

   * Quick instructions to try it out:

     isoname=$(distro-info -d)-live-$(dpkg --print-architecture).iso
     wget ${urlbase}/${isoname}
     dd if=/dev/zero of=target.img bs=1G count=0 seek=10
     kvm -m 1024 -boot d -cdrom ${isoname} -hda target.img -serial stdio 

   * Any help with translations at 
     https://translations.launchpad.net/subiquity/trunk/+translations would
     be appreciated!

    The State of the Archive

* We have a name for 18.04 - Bionic Beaver. 

  The team is in the process of opening the archive for what will be our
  next LTS release.  Here’s the 18.04 Release Schedule:

* The opening of the archive is bringing with it icu 59.1 and boost 1.65.1;
  and Qt 5.9.2 is expected to land soon, along with ocaml 4.05.

    Weekly Meeting

* IRC Log: 
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