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s390x/arm64 changes in autopkgtest

Hi developers,

There have recently been some changes to autopkgtest.ubuntu.com that you
should be aware of if you upload packages to Ubuntu.

1) s390x tests are now run in full cloud VMs. Previously they were run
inside LXC containers, so they did not provide all autopkgtest
capabilities and some tests were skipped. You might see some
additional tests being run due to this.
2) arm64 is now a tested architecture. We ran a baseline run across
all supported releases, and after this was completed (yesterday) we
enabled the architecture in proposed-migration.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-11-21

November 07 through November 20
##Development (18.04)##
Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be
used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we
don't definitively know what will be going into the upstream kernel over
the next 6 months nor the quality of that kernel. We look at the Ubuntu
release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel
releases. We talk to hardware vendors about when they will be landing
their changes upstream and what they would prefer as the Ubuntu kernel
version.

New Ubuntu Developer - Olivier Tilloy

Hello,

After a successful vote at yesterday's Developer Membership Board
meeting, we are pleased to announce that Olivier Tilloy (osomon) is
now the newest Ubuntu Developer. Olivier was granted upload rights for
chromium-browser.

Congratulations and welcome!

On behalf of the Developer Membership Board,
Jeremy Bicha

New Ubuntu Core Developer - Balint Reczey

Hello everyone,

Today we have finished the voting process of Balint's application for
ubuntu-core-dev membership. Congratulations and welcome to the team!

Cheers,

Python SNI

Hi all,

We are currently using Python 2.7.6 that is shipped with Ubuntu 14.04.

My understanding is that Server Name Identification (SNI) is only supported in Python 2.7.9.

Does anyone know if there are plans to include SNI support in the current Ubuntu 14.04 Python version?

Thanks
Lee

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-11-07

October 24 through November 06
##Development (18.04)##
Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be
used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we
don't definitively know what will be going into the upstream kernel over
the next 6 months nor the quality of that kernel. We look at the Ubuntu
release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel
releases. We talk to hardware vendors about when they will be landing
their changes upstream and what they would prefer as the Ubuntu kernel
version.

Should Ubuntu systemd journal logs be persistent by default?

Some time around the 15.04 release, a policy change was made to quit making
some logging persistent by default.

A number of users did not realize there was a policy change until they went
to debug something that happened on a previous boot, only to find the logs
were missing.

FOSdem

Any Ubuntu people at FOSdem?

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

*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.

Highlights

* Artful Aardvark, 17.10, has released. Check out the release notes for
more info.
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes</a>

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

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-10-31

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 31 Oct at 16:02 &mdash; 16:23 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-31-16.02.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from the previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from the previous meeting" started at 16:03.

* ''ACTION:'' dpb1 to follow up on LP: #1686437

=== Ubuntu Server Development ===
The discussion about "Ubuntu Server Development" started at 16:06.

* ''LINK:'' <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSc" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSc">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSc</a>

git-ubuntu 0.6.2 availlable in the candidate channel

Hello all!

A very active week of git-ubuntu development. We are well on our way
(in our opinions) to enabling a global import of source packages (this
will take a presumably very long time to complete!) and to reimport
the existing repositories (as we are changing the import algorithm,
details below).

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-24

October 17 through October 23
##Development (18.04)##
Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be
used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we
don't definitively know what will be going into the upstream kernel over
the next 6 months nor the quality of that kernel. We look at the Ubuntu
release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel
releases. We talk to hardware vendors about when they will be landing
their changes upstream and what they would prefer as the Ubuntu kernel
version.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-10-24

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 24 Oct at 16:03 - 16:14 UTC
* Full logs at:

<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-24-16.03.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-24-16.03.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from the previous meeting"
started at 16:03.

* dropping old action items.

New Ubuntu SRU Developer - Dan Streetman

Hello!

After a successful vote on today's DMB meeting, we are pleased to
announce a new member of the SRU Developers team - Dan Streetman.
Congratulations!

Best regards,

git-ubuntu 0.4 available in the edge channel

* Changes from 0.3 in the edge channel:

- Drop python self-tests from the snap (saves about 10M compressed). I
am still working on reducing it more, but to get a fully
self-contained Python environment at the exact versions we need for
python2 and 3 does just take up space.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-17

October 10 through October 16
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming date:

      Ubuntu 17.10 Release - Oct 19 (~2 days away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.4 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed
pocket of the Ubuntu archive.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##
 * The updated kernel packages for the current SRU cycle are now in
-proposed ready for verification and tests.

Kerne

Server team meeting minutes 2017-10-17

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 17 Oct at 16:01 &mdash; 16:19 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-17-16.01.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started at 16:01.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)

=== Ubuntu Server Development ===
The discussion about "U

Can not access unity api doc any more on developer.ubuntu.com

Hello Developers,

After new design of the website I can not access any of the api doc for
indicators and messaging menu. For example,

<a href="https://developer.ubuntu.com/api/devel/ubuntu-13.10/python/MessagingMenu-1.0#MessagingMenu.Message" title="https://developer.ubuntu.com/api/devel/ubuntu-13.10/python/MessagingMenu-1.0#MessagingMenu.Message">https://developer.ubuntu.com/api/devel/ubuntu-13.10/python/MessagingMenu...</a>

now gives 404. :/

Note, here "13.10" is just an number in link, nothing else.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-10

October 04 through October 09
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming dates:

      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~1 days away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~1 week away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.4 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed
pocket of the Ubuntu archive.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##
 * Released the following security kernel updates to fix embargoed
CVE-2017-100025

Re: Get involved -> Development page is down

Hello,

On 2 October 2017 at 21:58, Denis Mekhanikov < ... at gmail dot com> wrote:
I believe that sub-domain is now decommissioned, maybe a redirect
should be put in place to drop people to <a href="http://www.ubuntu.com" title="www.ubuntu.com">www.ubuntu.com</a>. Where did you
find that url?

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 10 Oct at 16:08 &mdash; 16:29 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-10-16.08.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:08.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mys

Default git repositories for Ubuntu packages in Launchpad

Dear Ubuntu Developers,

We'd like to start pointing lp:ubuntu/+source/<package> to the
git-ubuntu imported repositories
(lp:~usd-import-team/ubuntu/+source/<package>). This is for git only;
bzr is unaffected.

If you object, please reply to this thread.

We can do this on a per-package basis, and change the aliases later
easily.

git-ubuntu 0.3 now building in the edge channel

Changes from 0.2.2 in the edge snap:

- Fix LP: #1705542, to ensure that imported commits are not signed
(we don't have the uploaders' keys).

- Fix LP: #1711174, which allows `git ubuntu lint` to verify that a
given bugfix is based off the correct branch.

- Fix LP: #1718469, which fixes support for GIT_DIR.

- Fix LP: #1718019, which ensures we only use Launchpad as a source
of publication data.

- Fix LP: #1713530, which ensures we pass -v for Ubuntu merge builds.

- Manpages are now available in the snap.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-04

September 25 through October 03
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming dates:

      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~1 day away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~1 week away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~2 week away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.4 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed
pocket of the Ubuntu archive.  As a reminder, the Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel
Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

##S

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-10-03

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 03 Oct at 16:00 &mdash; 16:14 UTC
* Full logs at [[
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-03-16.00.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-03-16.00.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>
]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from the previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from the previous meeting"
started at 16:00.

=== Artful Development ===
The discussion about "Artful Development" started at 16:02.

* ''LINK:'' <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>
* '''Current Work''' (16:02)
* ''LINK:'' <a href="https://w" title="https://w">https://w</a>

Get involved -> Development page is down

I've been trying to access this page for a week now, but it's still down
<a href="https://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/" title="https://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/">https://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/</a>

I think, it should be fixed :)

Dan

git-ubuntu 0.2.2 now available in the stable and edge channels

On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 3:49 PM, Nish Aravamudan
<nish. ... at canonical dot com> wrote:

git-ubuntu 0.2.1 now available in the stable and edge channels

Hello all,

* Changes from 0.1 to 0.2:

- a LXD container is used by default with `git ubuntu build`/`git
ubuntu build-source` in order for build-dependencies to be installed
and `./debian/rules clean` to run. For now, we assume LXD is already
configured. If LXD is not desired, --no-lxd can be passed to
build/build-source.

- The snap versioning is derived from the git tags and hashes.

- `git ubuntu lint` no longer clobbers the working tree

- Significant snap refactoring (our original intent was to release 0.2
last week, but this took a week to get done).

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-09-26

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 26 Sep at 16:02 &mdash; 16:23 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-09-26-16.02.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:02.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mys

Ubuntu Artful Aardvark 17.10 Final Beta in progress - update

A few quick announcements regarding the ongoing milestone.

We have just started a re-spin of the final beta release candidates
with the new kernel along with some other queued changes.

Artful Aardvark User Interface Freeze reminder

This is a gentle reminder that Artful Aardvark (17.10) is in User
Interface Freeze since September 14th. Remember about that when
pushing packages into the archive, any freeze-breaking changes per
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze</a> need to be have an
approved exception.

<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess</a>

Thanks!

Second Ubuntu Artful Aardvark test rebuild

The second test rebuild of Artful Aardvark was started on September 22 for all
architectures, all components (main component and seeded packages finished,
unseeded packages still building).

For arm64 and armhf the gcc-6 and gcc-7 packages are based on the Linaro
6-2017.09 snapshots.

Results (please also look at the superseded builds) can be found at

<a href="http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170922-artful.html" title="http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170922-artful.html">http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170922-artful.html</a>

The test rebuild uses the release pocket only, without packages from the
proposed pocket.

Additional build failures for packages in artful-proposed (not yet in artful)

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-19

September 13 through September 18
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming dates:

      Final Beta - Sept 28 (~1 week away)
      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~2 weeks away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~3 weeks away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~4 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.1 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed
pocket of the Ubuntu archive.  As a reminder, the Ubunt

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-09-19

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 19 Sep at 16:01; 16:23 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-09-19-16.01.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:01.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mysql triag

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-13

September 05 through September 12
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming dates:

Final Beta - Sept 28 (~2 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~3 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~4 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~5 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. A 4.13
based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed pocket of
the Ubuntu archive.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-09-12

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 12 Sep at 16:00 &mdash; 16:19 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-09-12-16.00.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:00.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mys

autopkgtest running at limited capacity

Hi developers,

Canonical IS are performing maintenance on one of the two clouds we use
for running amd64 & i386 tests. For those architectures we are running
at 50% of our usual capacity. As a result you will see longer delays
between requesting a test and receiving its results.

You should do this anyway, but please be extra kind on the resources
when uploading and especially when retrying tests. Please do not retry
tests speculatively - try to reproduce problems on your own system
first.

Happy uploading,

Developer Membership Board Election Results - two new members

Hello everyone!

The vote for the two vacant seats in the Developer Membership Board is
now over. Please congratulate our new members: the re-elected Mathieu
Trudel-Lapierre and Jeremy Bicha! They will be now part of the DMB for
the term of two years.

Glad to have you on the team guys!

Best regards,

Compressed apt index files by default for 18.04?

Hi,

I'd like us to try out using LZ4 compressed index files in
/var/lib/apt/lists for 18.04, starting from the beginning
of the development period with apt 1.6~alpha1 (ASAP).

This is done by swapping the default for Acquire::gzipIndexes
from false to true.

On my (Debian) system, this compresses /var/lib/apt/lists
from 1.3 GB down to 241 MB, which is a lot of space.

There are some packages broken with this, I just started
a mass bug filing in Debian for that purpose.

Resources on packaging.ubuntu.com getting 404 error

Hi all!

Thanks to Simon Quigley, we now have the content of Ubuntu Packaging Guide
cleaned and updated to the current development practices. However there is
a problem with the index page, which is outside our control (not in Bzr).

The problem is that the index page (<a href="http://packaging.ubuntu.com/" title="http://packaging.ubuntu.com/">http://packaging.ubuntu.com/</a>) references
many resources (CSS, JS, images) on <a href="http://developer.ubuntu.com/" title="http://developer.ubuntu.com/">http://developer.ubuntu.com/</a> which no
longer exist there.

Is it possible to make a 301 redirect from the index page to /html/ so that
we can add all the needed information there? I think it would be the easiest
solution.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-05

August 29 through September 04
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming dates:

Final Beta - Sept 28 (~3 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~4 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~5 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.04 - Oct 19 (~6 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
Artful kernel is currently based on Linux 4.12.10. The Artful staging
kernel repository has been updated to 4.13 final.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-08-29

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 29 Aug at 16:00 &mdash; 16:21 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-29-16.00.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started at 16:00.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mys

linting wrapper for dput

Hi all,

If, like me, you spend time preparing uploads for ppas, the ubuntu
development release, SRUs and/or debian, sometimes you no doubt screw up
and upload a package without ~ppa1 to your ppa or upload a package with
version X.Y~17.04 to xenial (at least, I do this sort of thing quite a
lot).

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-24

*Thursday, August 24, 2017*

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations
Team.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-29

August 22 through August 28
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##

<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>

Important upcoming dates:
Beta 1 - Aug 31 (~1-2 days away)
Final Beta - Sept 28 (~4 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~5 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~6 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.04 - Oct 19 (~7 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
Artful kernel is currently based on Linux 4.12.9. The Artful staging
kernel repository has been updated to 4.13-rc7.

New Ubuntu Core Developer - Christian Ehrhardt

Hello!

We had two successful applications today. Please congratulate
Christian Ehrhardt (cpaelzer) on his new Ubuntu Core Developer
membership! Welcome to the team!

Cheers,

New Ubuntu MOTU Member - Simon Quigley

Hello everyone!

Please congratulate Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) on his successful MOTU
application! Keep up the good work and welcome to the team!

Cheers,

Old Firefox versions discourage real-world testing of Ubuntu development versions

Hi all-

First, I apologize if I'm not sending this to the right place -- I have
no idea who exactly to contact about this, and thought this general
mailing list wasn't *too* bad a choice.

I use Kubuntu on all of my machines, though the specific flavor of
Ubuntu isn't too important in this discussion, and I've usually run
development versions of Kubuntu on my laptop, while preferring a more
stable version for my work and home desktops.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-22

August 15 through August 21
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.12. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze
is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

* The 4.12 kernel is available in the archive for Artful 17.10.

Server Team Meeting Minutes, 2017-08-22

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 22 Aug at 16:01 &mdash; 16:37 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-22-16.01.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started at 16:01.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)
* ''ACTION:''
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintaine

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-10

*Thursday, August 10, 2017*

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations
Team.

Potential indirect fallout due to toolchain updates

Hi,
all of this is just FYI in case you run into something similar.

Recently nut became an FTBFS package, triggered by a combo of:
1. nut's build system having an error
2. nut has default hardening=+all
3. net-snmp configure options disabled -pie
4.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-15

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in
the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] <a href="https://insights.ubuntu.com/" title="https://insights.ubuntu.com/">https://insights.ubuntu.com/</a>

August 08 through August 14

Development (Artful / 17.10)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.11.

Server Team Meeting Minutes 2017-08-15

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 15 Aug at 16:02 &mdash; 16:27 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-15-16.02.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started at 16:03.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mysql

"git ubuntu clone": what tags do you expect to see locally?

"git ubuntu clone <package>" is like "git clone", but also knows the URL
and some sensible default refspecs.

If you then run "git tag", which tags do you expect to have
automatically been fetched for you?

In our imported repositories in Launchpad, we have one tag for every
single source package published in both Ubuntu and Debian. For a typical
package, this is a particularly large number.

Pilot Report

Queue at start: 69

pad.lv/1706946 - sponsored sync
pad.lv/1705850 - sponsored sync
pad.lv/1677329 - unsubbed sponsors, patch already sponsored
pad.lv/1584431 - sponsored via git workflow
pad.lv/1671951 - unsubbed sponsors after IRC discussion
pad.lv/1709670 - sponsored to artful, unsubbed sponsors for zesty upload
as slashd can upload there

Queue at end: 65

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-09

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in
the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly.

Server Team Meeting minutes 2017-08-01

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 01 Aug at 16:05 &mdash; 16:18 UTC
* Full logs at
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-01-16.05.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-01-16.05.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:05.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mysql tri

Default policy for "Security Updates" changed between Trusty and Xenial

@seb128 suggested this mailing list might be more adequate for this
discussion.

In "Software Properties" the default option for Security Updates is now
set to "Download and install immediately".

I have described the impact of this policy and my personal
recommendations regarding what do do about it in the following bug report:

<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unattended-upgrades/+bug/1700930" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unattended-upgrades/+bug/1700930">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unattended-upgrades/+bug/1700930</a>

I'd be interested in knowing the community's thoughts on this matter.

Regards,

Etienne Papegnies

~/.

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-03

*Thursday, August 3, 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.

Highlights

* Brian Murray explains how one can test an unsupported release upgrade
path, like from Ubuntu 16.04 to Artful Aardvark, to test part of the LTS to
LTS upgrade path.

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