Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 19 Dec 2017

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 channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list.

Spotlight: cloud-init 17.2

As announced, cloud-init 17.2 was released this week. From the announcement, some highlights include:

  • CLI added the clean and status subcommands
  • Support for identifying OVF datasource provided by VMware
  • NoCloudKVM tests now run in continuous integration
  • Formalize DataSource get_data and related properties
  • Remove prettytable dependency and introduce simpletable

Version 17.2 is already available in Ubuntu Bionic. Onward to 18.1!

Newest Ubuntu Server Developer

After a sucessful vote by the DMB, congratulations to Andreas Hasenack the newest Ubuntu Server Developer.

cloud-init

  • Testing of 17.2 on EC2, Azure, and GCE and release to Ubuntu Bionic
  • Complete 17.1.46 SRU to Ubuntu Xenial, Zesty, and Artful
  • Fix documentation around ‘init’ mode for modules subcommand (LP: #1736600)
  • Tooling to merge community authored branches into master

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Ubuntu Server Packages

Below is a summary of uploads to the development and supported releases. Current status of the Debian to Ubuntu merges is tracked on the Merge-o-Matic page. For a full list of recent merges with change logs please see the Ubuntu Server report.

Uploads to the Supported Releases

cloud-init, 17.2-1-g4089e20c-0ubuntu1, smoser
cloud-init, 17.1-60-ga30a3bb5-0ubuntu1, smoser
curtin, 17.1-0ubuntu1, smoser
exim4, 4.89-9ubuntu4, sil2100
mysql-5.7, 5.7.20-1ubuntu1, racb
nginx, 1.13.6-2ubuntu1, teward
nss, 2:3.34-1ubuntu1, mdeslaur
nss, 2:3.34-1, None
ntp, 1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-5ubuntu4, paelzer
slof, 20170724+dfsg-1ubuntu1, paelzer
strongswan, 5.6.1-2ubuntu1, paelzer
Total: 11

Uploads to the Development Release

cloud-init, artful, 17.1-46-g7acc9e68-0ubuntu1~17.10.1, smoser
cloud-init, zesty, 17.1-46-g7acc9e68-0ubuntu1~17.04.1, smoser
cloud-init, xenial, 17.1-46-g7acc9e68-0ubuntu1~16.04.1, smoser
juju-core, xenial, 2.3.1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, mwhudson
juju-core, zesty, 2.3.1-0ubuntu0.17.04.1, mwhudson
lxd, trusty, 2.0.11-0ubuntu1~14.04.4, stgraber
maas, trusty, 1.9.5+bzr4599-0ubuntu1~14.04.3, andreserl
maas, artful, 2.3.0-6434-gd354690-0ubuntu1~17.10.1, andreserl
maas, zesty, 2.3.0-6434-gd354690-0ubuntu1~17.04.1, andreserl
maas, xenial, 2.3.0-6434-gd354690-0ubuntu1~16.04.1, andreserl
sysstat, artful, 11.5.7-1ubuntu2, slashd
sysstat, xenial, 11.2.0-1ubuntu0.2, slashd
sysstat, zesty, 11.4.3-1ubuntu1, slashd
Total: 13

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David is the engineering manager of Ubuntu Server. He is focused on making sure Ubuntu Server is a world-class platform for delivery of enterprise and cloud-native workloads.

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