Weekly newsletter 19th May 2017

flocculant 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 
for instance?

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.

kind regards

> = 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:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/GNOME/Snaps
> = In the news =
> Interview with Ken VanDine on the GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu: 
> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/05/ubuntu-switch-to-gnome-questions-answered
> There's also a survey running to get feedback on some extensions which 
> could be shipped with Ubuntu Desktop: 
> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/05/ubuntu-desktop-gnome-extensions-survey-1710
> This was picked up by the Linux Unplugged podcast as their headline 
> story: 
> http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/114701/that-new-user-smell-lup-197/
> Cheers, Will

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