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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 13 April 2018

By Will Cooke, 13 April 2018

Wow, only two weeks to go until the Beaver is born, this cycle seems have flown by. So what’s been going on in the last couple of weeks, and what can we expect to change in the run up to release day? We’re still working on adding a new…

Design and Web team summary – 10 April 2018

By Anthony Dillon, 10 April 2018

MAAS squad Homepage A/B test completes The team ran an A/B test on two homepage designs. Based on Google analytics experiment data and Crazy egg scroll-map data for both A and B versions. The resulting winner was B. Which has now been made…

Growing ONLYOFFICE through snaps and the Snap Store

By Sarah Dickinson, 29 March 2018

  ONLYOFFICE is a project developed by IT experts from the Latvian company Ascensio System SIA. WIth ONLYOFFICE business solutions, which are the primary product range, you can run a fast and secure cloud office that comprises…

CircleCI evangelist looks to snaps to bridge cross-distro divide

By Sarah Dickinson, 26 March 2018

CircleCI helps developers test software and deploy it quickly but at a high standard. It is a key element of many developer’s DevOps toolsets. Ricardo Feliciano wears two hats – one as an avid community advocate (under the guise of…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 23rd March 2018

By Will Cooke, 23 March 2018

Bid “bonjour” to our Bionic Beaver!   Along with a sneak preview of our official Bionic mascot, it’s a short update this week as we’re all heads-down in bug fixing mode. There are a couple of links to check out if…

Firefox Quantum snap now available on Linux-based devices

By Canonical, 19 March 2018

London, UK, 19 March 2018: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced that Mozilla has launched a Firefox snap bringing their latest Quantum browser to multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. Developed by Canonical,…

Your first robot: Sharing with others [5/5]

By Kyle Fazzari, 16 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the fifth and final installment in a series. This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 16th March 2018

By Will Cooke, 16 March 2018

We’ve had a busy few weeks, and so this email is a roll up of what’s been going on in Desktopland. Last week we had a team sprint in Budapest where we got to work side by side with our teammates and colleagues across Canonical.…

Your first robot: The driver [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari, 9 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the fourth installment in a series. This is the fourth blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post we worked on…

An intro to ONLYOFFICE – now available as a snap

By Guest, 9 March 2018

This is a guest blog written by Kseniya Fedoruk of ONLYOFFICE. Two years ago ONLYOFFICE developers released a desktop office suite that combined viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Last week ONLYOFFICE…

Popular programming language, Kotlin, launches as a snap for Linux

By Canonical, 7 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that the latest addition to the snap ecosystem, launching today, is Kotlin – the pragmatic programming language for JVM, Android and browser crafted by JetBrains. Being a general-purpose language, Kotlin…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 23, 2018

By Will Cooke, 23 February 2018

GNOME We’ve been working on a GNOME Online Accounts plugin for Ubuntu One. This will allow you to manage your U1 credentials and share them with services which need them, for example Canonical LivePatch. A MR is being proposed upstream. A…