Ubuntu Server Development Summary - 24 Oct 2017

David Britton david.britton at canonical.com
Tue Oct 24 18:01:25 UTC 2017

# Hello Ubuntu Server!
The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and
highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If
you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the
#ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and
use the Ubuntu Server Team [mailing list][0].

[0]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-server

## Spotlight: Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Released!
As [announced][1], Artful was released last Thursday. Check out the
[release notes][2] for more information on changes, download the latest
[server ISO][3], or try out our new [server installer][4] which uses

[1]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2017-September/000225.html
[2]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes
[3]: http://releases.ubuntu.com/17.10/
[4]: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/daily-live/current/
[5]: https://github.com/CanonicalLtd/subiquity

Work has already began on the next LTS release: [Bionic Beaver][6]!

[6]: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1518

## git-ubuntu
- Released [version 0.4][7] to edge channel
- This release reduces the size of the snap and fixes a number of bugs
- For instructions on how to install see the release announcement linked

[7]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-server/2017-October/007605.html

## cloud-init
- Fix systemd mount target due to busy device or already mounted (LP:
- Fix simpleteable object as output string (LP: #1722566)
- Fix netplan bridge stp boolean (LP: #1721157)
- Fix cc_ntp to allow empty configuration "ntp:". Fix ntp integration
  test to provide valid empty ntp config (LP: 1724951)
- Fixed cc_lxd to allow for missing bridge definitions in lxd
- Dropped fastestmirror plugin for CentOS tests
- Numerous test and CI stability improvements

## curtin
- Fix TOCTOU bug with bcache clear_holders (LP: #1700564)
- Numerous test and CI stability improvements

## Bug Work and Triage
- 105 bugs reviewed, 3 accepted, 275 in the [backlog][8]
- [Notes on daily bug triage][9]

[8]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-server/+subscribedbugs
[9]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/KnowledgeBase#Bug_Triage

## IRC Meeting
- [IRC Log][10]
- [Agenda and notes][11]

[10]: https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-24-16.03.html
[11]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

## Ubuntu Server Packages
Below is a summary of uploads to the development and supported releases.
Current status of the Debian to Ubuntu merges is tracked on the
[Merge-o-Matic page][12]. For a full list of recent merges with change
logs please see the Ubuntu Server [report][13].

[12]: https://merges.ubuntu.com/main.html
[13]: http://reqorts.qa.ubuntu.com/reports/ubuntu-server/merges.html

### Uploads to the Development Release (Bionic)
Archive is not yet open for Bionic

### Uploads to Supported Releases (Trusty, Xenial, Zesty, Artful)

cloud-init, xenial, 17.1-18-gd4f70470-0ubuntu1~16.04.2, smoser
cloud-init, zesty, 17.1-18-gd4f70470-0ubuntu1~17.04.2, smoser
ipxe, artful, 1.0.0+git-20161027.b991c67+really20150424.a25a16d-1ubuntu2, andreserl
libseccomp, zesty, 2.3.1-2.1ubuntu2~17.04.1, tyhicks
mysql-5.5, trusty, 5.5.58-0ubuntu0.14.04.1, mdeslaur
mysql-5.7, artful, 5.7.20-0ubuntu0.17.10.1, mdeslaur
mysql-5.7, zesty, 5.7.20-0ubuntu0.17.04.1, mdeslaur
mysql-5.7, xenial, 5.7.20-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, mdeslaur
numactl, xenial, 2.0.11-1ubuntu1.1, xnox
pacemaker, xenial, 1.1.14-2ubuntu1.2, mdeslaur
pacemaker, trusty, 1.1.10+git20130802-1ubuntu2.4, mdeslaur
postfix, xenial, 3.1.0-3ubuntu0.1, nacc
qemu, zesty, 1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2.6, paelzer
Total: 13

## Contact the Ubuntu Server team
- Chat on #ubuntu-server on Freenode
- Email the [ubuntu-server mailing list][14]

[14]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-server

David Britton <david.britton at canonical.com>

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