Ubuntu Foundations Development Summary: July 13, 2017



on 13 July 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.


  • Ubuntu is published in the Windows Store and is installable on Windows 10 insiders preview builds. It is currently phased and will be generally available to insiders soon.
  • Deprecation of PV images for Amazon EC2 in Artful – 17.10
  • skype Linux client previously in partner is EOLed and has been removed from partner, see upstream website for information https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/ (LP: #1701746)
  • 16.04 images are now available on Rackspace OnMetal

The State of the Archive

  • OCaml 4.04 transition in progress
  • The initial ghc migration for the cycle has completed, another round is now in progress

Upcoming Ubuntu Dates

  • 16.10 EoL this month!
  • 16.04.3 point release is scheduled for August 3, 2017

Weekly Meeting

IRC Log: http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-07-06-15.04.moin.txt

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