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Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-06-22

*Thursday June 15, 2017*

Introduction

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

* Python 3.6 transition update -
<a href="https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2017-June/039826.html" title="https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2017-June/039826.html">https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2017-June/039826.html</a>

* Netplan by default in Artful -
<a href="https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2017-June/001215.html" title="https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2017-June/001215.html">https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2017-June/001215...</a>

* Work is underway to resolve an issue,
<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/+bug/1692127" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/+bug/1692127">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/+bug/1692127</a>, where the
duplicate signature for apport-package reports is too short and missing
important information. This has been fixed in Artful, and SRUs are in
progress for affected stable releases. Additionally, a bug bot is fixing
duplicate signatures of all new bug reports with a short duplicate
signature.

* The shim-signed package has been updated to improve the experience for
users of dkms modules on upgrade:
<a href="https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shim-signed/1.30" title="https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shim-signed/1.30">https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shim-signed/1.30</a> There is also work
in progress to support easy self-signing of custom kernels and DKMS
modules.

* Release images published for cloud-images across all supported releases to
address CVE-2017-1000364 "Stack Clash"

The State of the Archive

* Python3-defaults has migrated to artful with support for python 3.6; see
above for more information about the status of this transition

* With the Debian unstable floodgates open now following the Debian stretch
release, a ghc transition is in progress; with luck this will complete
over the weekend

* KDEPIM 16.12 packages are unblocked in artful-proposed, expected to land
in artful soon

Upcoming Ubuntu Dates

* 16.10 EoL in July 2017
* 16.04.3 point release is scheduled for August 3, 2017

Weekly Meeting

IRC Log: <a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-06-22-15.02.moin.txt" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-06-22-15.02.moin.txt">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>