Snapcraft Summit Montreal

Following previous events in New York, Seattle, and London, the fourth Snapcraft Summit is taking place in Montreal, Canada from June 11th to 13th 2019. We have partnered with Travis CI this time and also expanded the scope of the event to… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 day ago

Magic Wormhole – Send files with ease

Sharing is caring. Alexander the Great File transfer is the bread and butter of information exchange in the digital world. Documents, photos, videos, we share them with our colleagues and friends. The only problem is, the Internet is a… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 3 days ago

Design and Web team summary – 15 March 2019

This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web team Homepage takeovers This iteration we designed and built four takeovers for our home pages… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 3 days ago

Debug ACPI DSDT and SSDT with ACPICA Utilities

Using acpidbg on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 can be quite handy; however, the Linux kernel with ACPI_DEBUGGER is not always available, such as on Ubuntu for ARM. In such cases, acpica also provides a set of utilities, named acpica-tools, for ACPI… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 3 days ago

The path to Ubuntu Core

At Canonical, helping customers overcome their challenges is what we do every day. In the IoT world, a common challenge we encounter is customers who are interested in transitioning to Ubuntu Core and the snapcraft.io ecosystem, but are… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 5 days ago

Porting Ubuntu Core 18 to Nvidia Jetson TX1 Developer Kit

Ubuntu Core (UC) is Canonical’s take in the IoT space. There are pre-built images for officially supported devices, like Raspberry Pi or Intel NUCs, but if we have something else and there is no community port, we need to create the… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 9 days ago

Make your snap development faster

“All my centurions develop using snaps.” Julius Caesar By and large, software development can be an enjoyable process. Until you hit the first error, that is. At that point, you want to get past the stumbling blocks as quickly as possible… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 9 days ago

ROS2 launch: required nodes

When using the Robot Operating System (ROS), it’s fairly common to want to shut down a launched system if a specific node (or set of nodes) exits. This is pretty easy in ROS1, because launch files support the required attribute on… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 12 days ago

FOSDEM 2019, a recap

A subjective review and some takeaways of our teams trip to FOSDEM 2019. | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 13 days ago

Fresh KDE snaps for February 2019

During February 2019 we celebrated another fine Plasma release with our friends at KDE by showcasing a month of KDE snaps on the Snapcraft Twitter and other social accounts. The KDE developers have done amazing work to create an SDK that… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 15 days ago

Canonical at NVIDIA GTC 2019

Canonical will be attending Nvidia’s GTC Conference in San Jose, California March 18 – 21, 2019. | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 16 days ago

How to ensure the ongoing security and compliance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’

As 14.04 reaches the end of its five-year, Standard Security Maintenance, LTS window in April 2019, support for the OS is transitioning into a new phase – Extended Security Maintenance (ESM). | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 16 days ago

How to create snapshots of your snaps

Data backups are arguably the most important part of one’s software setup. While many scenarios fall into the realm of if, data loss belongs in the when domain. Over time, every one of us will experience some kind of hardware failure, be… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 17 days ago

Infographic: Snapcraft for developers

At the end of last year, we shared an infographic highlighting the adoption of snaps by users for their desktop, server or IoT devices. Those snaps wouldn’t be available without the growing number of developers building them behind… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 17 days ago

MAAS – Fast and efficient virtualisation for small and medium enterprises

The advent of virtualisation has significantly changed the way we use IT infrastructure. In theory, the ability to share single server resources to run multiple isolated operating systems provides flexibility and promises easy operations.… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 23 days ago

Building ROS2 snaps with Colcon

The snapcraft CLI has supported building ROS1 snaps for a while via the catkin plugin. We supported the ROS2 betas via the ament plugin, but that was before Open Robotics had a ROS2 package repository setup, which meant that the ament… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 23 days ago

Canonical adds containerd to Ubuntu Kubernetes

February 28, 2019 – Canonical today announced support for containerd in its 1.14 releases of Charmed Kubernetes and Microk8s, improving security and robustness. “Containerd has become the industry-standard container runtime focused on… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 23 days ago

How to backup your application settings

A reliable data backup plan should be an integral part of everyone’s software arsenal. If you accidentally delete your files, or something goes wrong in your setup, you will have your data safely stored in another location. This will allow… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 24 days ago

Single-Node Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi with MicroK8s and Ubuntu

Introduction The goal of this blog post is to explain how to setup and run Ubuntu Server on a Raspberry Pi with MicroK8s on-top to provide a single-node Kubernetes host for development and testing. In the last few months Ubuntu Server… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 24 days ago

Ubuntu is EAL2 certified

Canonical has received Common Criteria EAL2 certification. The evaluation covers a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on one of the supported platforms listed in the certification report. Common Criteria (CC) for Information… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 26 days ago

Securing IoT device data against physical access

Security remains the number one concern when designing and deploying IoT devices. High profile breaches continue to occur and concerns cease to subside. For any organisation, security needs to be front of mind and considered from the start… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 26 days ago

EdgeX Foundry, the common framework for IoT edge computing, now available as a snap

EdgeX Foundry is now available as a snap, making it available to millions of Linux users and developers via the ever-expanding Snap Store. EdgeX Foundry is a vendor-neutral open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 26 days ago

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS「Trusty Tahr」のExtended Security Maintenanceを発表

Your source for Ubuntu news, articles, tutorials, e-books and everything else in-between. | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Design and Web team summary – 20 February 2019

Snapcraft squad Report a Snap Last year, a snap was found in the Snap Store using computing resources for bitcoin mining without user consent. This software was retired from the Store after further investigation and highlighted the need… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

How selecting the right Linux OS expedites IoT time to market

With a proliferation of related hardware, software and solutions being rushed out to capture the promise of a multi-billion dollar IoT industry, vendors are under pressure to decrease their development time and speed up their time to… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Easy IoT with Ubuntu Core and Raspberry Pi

My current job involves me mostly working in the upper layers of the desktop software stack however I started out working in what was then called embedded engineering but now would probably be know as the Internet of Things (IoT). I worked… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

The forecast is robots

Robots are an increasingly important part of our lives, in more ways than we realise. I’m not talking just about Roombas, or the toy robots that inhabit the wish lists of the world’s children (and the young at heart). Robots are… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Understanding containerised workloads for Telco

For telecommunications companies evaluating ways to transition and modernise their network infrastructure, cloud-native, container-based microservices architectures are a powerful solution in meeting requirements of compute needs through… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Creating multi-purpose hardware with IoT app stores

The traditional approach to IoT requires customised hardware and kernels with a monolithic software image being flashed at the manufacturing stage leaving devices static. This renders devices unable to evolve functionality and subject to… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Financial services businesses say multi-cloud is central to their plans for AI, containers and blockchain, 451 Research reveals

The Canonical commissioned study found that 60% of financial services businesses bank on the benefits of multi-cloud to support emerging technologies, but significant skills gap still exists An independent report by 451 Research, ‘Multi-… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Zero to Hero – Snap me up before you GO!

Two weeks ago, my colleague Alan wrote an article on how one goes about packaging an application as a snap. The focus of that piece was a handful of tips and tricks that should make the transition from raw code to a working snap easier and… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Ubuntu at Mobile World Congress 2019

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest annual gathering for the mobile industry, held in Barcelona, Spain. This year, there will be a number of people from Canonical at the event. If you want to get in touch and discuss your… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Ubuntu Server development summary – 05 February 2019

Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr End of Life

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – ESM will become available once Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr reaches its End of Life on April 30, 2019. Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) is an available feature with Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s commercial support… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Fresh snaps from January 2019

As we step into the new year we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during January 2019. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. OpenToonz Snapcrafters… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Ubuntu at Embedded World 2019

Event Details: Date: February 26 – 28, 2019 Location: Nuremberg, Germany Venue: Messe Stand: 4-660 Canonical is excited to return to one of the leading events in the IoT calendar – Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. At… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Design and Web team summary – 04 February 2019

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Web squad Three new homepage takeovers This iteration we designed three, built two and are showing one new homepage takeover. Branded snap appstores is live Broadsign and… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Canonical's Web and Design team use GitHub to agree on team standards

A month ago, we published our web and design team practices website, from the repository that we’ve been building up for nearly two years now. I’ll try to explain why I am so proud of it. Why practices? A strong team needs… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Canonical's Web and Design team use Kubernetes to deploy their sites

A few weeks ago I joined the web and design team here at Canonical, in the Base Squad, which is our backend team. One of the things that we are responsible for is deploying the code to our different staging and production environments.… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Where eagles snap – A closer look

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about snap security, taking a journey through the eyes of a developer and handing over to a user who wants to install applications from the Snap Store. We discussed concepts like application confinement,… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Taking Octavia for a ride with Kubernetes on OpenStack

Want to enable your developers to deploy highly available web applications, web services or microservices? Do you also need to cater for existing and legacy workloads? Sounds like your requirements are in the sweet spot between what… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Our new team practices site, and the democratic repository behind it

A month ago, we published our web and design team practices website, from the repository that we’ve been building up for nearly two years now. I’ll try to explain why I am so proud of it. Why practices? A strong team needs… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Zero to Snap – Rev up your packaging

Software developers often have enough to worry about. Their focus is creating the best application they can, often without having to consider packaging. We recently discovered Akira, which illustrates this well. The small team of… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 1 month ago

Ubuntu Core 18 released for secure, reliable IoT devices

Canonical today published Ubuntu Core 18, bringing the popular Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to high-security embedded devices. “Dell has been working closely with Canonical over the past three years to certify Ubuntu Core on all our Edge Gateway… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 2 months ago

What will be the biggest development trends in 2019?

What’s the most popular programming language today among software developers? It’s still JavaScript, with over 10M users globally. Python has reached 7M active developers and is climbing up the ranks. How do we know that? Thanks to the… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 2 months ago

Where eagles snap – snap security overview

Quite often, security and functionality are two opposing forces. Vendors are trapped in a zero-sum game between providing their users as much freedom in the software they use and limiting said freedom to create tightly controlled and… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 2 months ago

MAAS 2.5 : Growing the ecosystem and support for KVM micro-clouds

Our latest release makes for a very exciting point in the MAAS evolution. As datacenter (DC) infrastructure grows at unparalleled scale fueled by new applications and services such as connected autonomous cars, augmented/virtual reality… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 2 months ago

Fresh Snaps from December 2018

Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during December 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. travis Travis CI Developers!… | Continue reading


@blog.ubuntu.com | 2 months ago