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The New Ubuntu Dock (First Look)

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We reported last week that Ubuntu is creating a fork of Dash to Dock, the popular GNOME extension, for use on the Ubuntu 17.10 desktop — but we didn’t know a lot about it.

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AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 Linux Graphics Driver Brings Support for Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

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AMD today released a new update to its proprietary graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems, AMDGPU-PRO 17.30, which brings support for Canonical's recently announced Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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Also: AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 Released With Vega Support, Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Compatibility

AMDGPU DC Display Code Gets A Public TODO List

Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 1

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Let’s start with the ground work and differentiate our two “ubuntu” and “gnome” sessions. Until today, they were pixel by pixel identical.

Now are migrating some GNOME Session changes as well as some GNOME Shell ones in Artful.

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Canonical Outs Snapcraft 2.33 Snap Tool for Ubuntu with Bash Completion Support

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Canonical's Sergio Schvezov was pleased to announce the release of Snapcraft 2.33, a new major update of the tool that application developers can use to package their apps as Snaps for Ubuntu Linux and supported OSes.

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Mir 1.0 Appears Close, But No Wayland Client Support Yet Nor Vulkan

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Mir 1.0 might be close to being released for Ubuntu 17.10, but it doesn't yet have Wayland support.

Mir 1.0 has long been said it would happen for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The 17.10 Artful Aardvark feature freeze is coming up in two weeks and so far this v1.0 release of the Mir display server has yet to materialize. Even after Canonical deciding to drop their grand Mir+Unity8 ambitions, Mir 1.0 was still committed for the 17.10 cycle.

But when abandoning their Unity 8 desktop plans, the Mir 1.0 focus shifted from dropping deprecated libmirclient functions to instead working towards supporting Wayland clients directly. As of this weekend the direct Wayland client support hasn't landed, but it's looking like Mir 1.0 may happen without it.

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Ubuntu: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" Preview and More

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  • Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" Preview Part 2: Features & Applications
  • Nemo 3.4 Without Cinnamon Dependencies Available In PPA For Ubuntu 17.04 And 16.04

    Nemo 3.4 (3.4.7 at the time I'm writing this article) without Cinnamon dependencies and with Unity patches is now available in the WebUpd8 Nemo 3 PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04.

    While it comes with some Unity patches, this Nemo version should work with other desktop environments as well, like GNOME (Shell), etc.

  • Canonical Releases Snapd 2.27 Snappy Daemon for Ubuntu, Other Linux Distros

    Canonical's Michael Vogt from the Snappy Team was proud to announce the release and general availability of the Snapd 2.27 Snappy daemon for Ubuntu Linux and other supported GNU/Linux distributions.

    Coming exactly three months after the release of Snapd 2.26, which received no less than 11 maintenance updates during this time, Snapd 2.27 is a major version that adds numerous improvements and new features, but also fixes some of those annoying issues reported by users lately.

    We'll start with the interface support, as Snapd 2.27 introduces two new interfaces, namely greengrass-support and password-manager-service. On the other hand, it updates the mir, unity, network-control, screen-inhibit-control, default, system-observe, optical-observe, and default interfaces.

Canonical Works on Improving Video, Audio, and Networking on Ubuntu 17.10

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Canonical's Ubuntu Desktop Manager Will Cooke just informed the community about the latest things the Ubuntu Desktop team is working on for Ubuntu 17.10.

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Ubuntu: Rhythmbox, Kubernetes, Security, Ubuntu Podcast, Snaps

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RaspEX Linux Brings Ubuntu 17.04 with LXDE Desktop to Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

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GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton on Thursday announced the release and general availability of a new stable build of his Ubuntu-based RaspEX Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 single-board computers.

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Ubuntu: Kernel, Sushi, IMSI Catcher, Ubuntu Core

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  • An Ubuntu Kernel Built With The Latest AMDGPU DC Support

    For those running Ubuntu or one of its derivatives that have been wanting to play with AMDGPU's DC "display code" functionality but can't be bothered to build the branched code, here's a fresh kernel build.

  • Weekly Kernel Development Summary – Aug 9, 2017
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Wants to Ship Sushi By Default

    Ubuntu is considering adding the GNOME file preview utility Sushi as part of Ubuntu 17.10, the next stable release of the Linux distro due for release in October.

  • Simpler recipe on how to make a simple $7 IMSI Catcher using Debian

    The instructions said to use Ubuntu, install pip using apt (to bypass apt), use pip to install pybombs (to bypass both apt and pip), and the ask pybombs to fetch and build everything you need from scratch. I wanted to see if I could do the same on the most recent Debian packages, but this did not work because pybombs tried to build stuff that no longer build with the most recent openssl library or some other version skew problem. While trying to get this recipe working, I learned that the apt->pip->pybombs route was a long detour, and the only piece of software dependency missing in Debian was the gr-gsm package. I also found out that the lead upstream developer of gr-gsm (the name stand for GNU Radio GSM) project already had a set of Debian packages provided in an Ubuntu PPA repository. All I needed to do was to dget the Debian source package and built it.

  • 68% of businesses are struggling to hire talent for IoT

    Businesses are struggling to recruit employees with the skills needed to make the internet of things a success according to a new IoT Business Models report from Canonical – the makers of the IoT operating system, Ubuntu Core.

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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

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Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.