Weekly newsletter 19th May 2017
flocculant at gmx.co.uk
Fri May 19 23:07:27 UTC 2017
Hi Will - some comments/questions inline
On 19/05/17 13:06, Will Cooke wrote:
> = QA =
> Added upgrade tests from Zesty to Artful for Ubuntu and flavours.
> Working on making all these tests pass now so that everyone will have
> a solid and reliable upgrade path.
Does this refer to what was previously at
I assume this also is part of the irc discussion on 20th?
> Work is being done on the installer tests. This will extend the
> current installer tests to check that not only has the install
> completed successfully but that all desktop environment is working as
> expected, this had previously been covered with manual tests.
Do flavours carry on the discussion here?
Or are you talking about just Ubuntu - while I'd love for some
autotesting of at least one flavour's iso - I wouldn't be partaking of
any breath holding competitions - just want some clarification ;)
If you are talking about flavours too - I wonder if this is one of those
bite too much scenarios?
That said some testing on lightdm for those of us using it would be
welcome - Robert (Ancell) will know what I mean there.
> = Package Updates =
> * GStreamer is now at 1.12 final in 17.10.
> * Chromium: stable 58.0.3029.110, beta 59.0.3071.47, dev 60.0.3095.5
> * LibreOffice 5.3.3 is being tested.
> * CUPS-filters: 1.14.0
> * Snapd-glib: 1.12
> = Snaps =
> More GNOME applications are being packaged as Snaps. There is still
> some work to do to get them fully confined and fully integrated into
> the desktop. We’re working on adding Snap support to Gtk’s Portals to
> allow desktop Snaps to access resources outside their sandbox.
> We will start tracking the Snaps here:
> = In the news =
> Interview with Ken VanDine on the GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu:
> There's also a survey running to get feedback on some extensions which
> could be shipped with Ubuntu Desktop:
> This was picked up by the Linux Unplugged podcast as their headline
> Cheers, Will
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