GUADEC 2020 announcement

The GNOME Foundation is excited to announce that GUADEC 2020 will take place between the 22nd – 28th of July in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Zacatecas is a city and municipality in Mexico, located in the north-central part of the country. Set in a valley and surrounded by mountains, the city, which had its start as a Spanish mining camp in the mid-16th century, has a rich interesting history and is a very pleasant city to visit, featuring several interesting attractions.

KubeCon San Diego 2019 Flashback

KubeCon San Diego 2019 was a blast; lot’s of sun, beer, food, amazing projects and learning opportunities! It was great to see the community come together for the love of all things Kubernetes.

The Canonical booth was buzzing with excitement around MicroK8s, Multipass and Kubernetes clustering on that DIY Raspberry Pi clusters running Ubuntu and Kubeflow!

8th OSM Hackfest: the highlights

The 8th OSM Hackfest is over, but the OSM (Open Source MANO) project continues to evolve and is now looking forward to landing release SEVEN. It was an exciting week in Lucca, Italy. We’ve seen a lot of interest from those who attended the event for the first time and a strong commitment from the community to drive the project towards new challenges.

This was also an important week for Canonical as we’ve officially launched our own distribution – Charmed OSM!

Snapcraft secret sauce: KDE neon extension

Simplicity is the magic ingredient in any product design. For members of the KDE community, snap development has become that much simpler, thanks to the recent introduction of the KDE neon extension.

The lifecycle of a component

Vanilla Framework is a living design system for our products that will grow along with our organisation.

Translation Workshop in Indonesia this Weekend

The KDE Indonesia Community will once again hold a Kopdar (local term for BoF). This meeting is the second meeting after the successful meeting in 2018. The activity will be held this weekend with talks and activities about translating KDE software into Indonesian. The main event is for KDE fans in particular and Linux in general to collaborate in KDE translation.

The event will be held on:
Day: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Time: 19.00 (UTC + 7)
Venue: Midtrans Office Jl. Gandok Baru No.46, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Speaker: Wantoyek
Topic: The First Step to Becoming a KDE Translator

The purpose of this event is to invite KDE activists to participate in contributing to the community, especially as translators. The KDE Indonesia community also opens opportunities to donate activities for anyone who wants to support this activity, please contact Rifky Affand (rifki.affandi3@gmail.com). See you in DIY Yogyakarta, KDE lovers!

To register go to the registration form and join the KDE Indonesia Telegram channel.

Canonical introduces Ubuntu to the industrial Mittelstand at SPS 2019

Canonical is attending the Smart Product Solutions (SPS) trade fair in Nuremberg from November 26th to 28th. We are convening to the 30th edition of the trade fair for smart automation solutions alongside 1650 other exhibitors. Digital transformation in automation will be the main theme of  SPS 2019, under the official motto “automation meets IT”. Find us at booth 119 in hall 6. 

Canonical introduces Charmed OSM to enable telcos with network functions management and orchestration

November 20, 2019: Canonical, the publishers of Ubuntu, today announced Charmed OSM – a pure upstream Open Source MANO (OSM) distribution designed for production-grade, highly available and scalable deployments.

Updated Debian 10: 10.2 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its
stable distribution Debian 10 (codename buster).
This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues,
along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories
have already been published separately and are referenced where available.

<div>We reduced our Docker images by 60% with &#8211;no-install-recommends</div>

Here at Canonical, we use Dockerfiles on a daily basis for all our web projects. Something that caught our attention recently was the amount of space that we were using for each Docker image, and we realized that we were installing more dependencies than we needed.

In this article, I’ll explain how we improved our image build time and reduced the image size by using the flag --no-install-recommends in our Dockerfiles.

Lessons learned from 100+ private cloud builds

Private Cloud Build

Building a private cloud based on OpenStack has typically been a complex process with uncertain build costs based on time and materials requiring specialised expertise and low-level Linux OS knowledge.

A technical comparison between the snap and the Flatpak formats

The adoption of new technology is almost never without hurdles. Usually, it takes a while before users become familiar and comfortable with the new concepts and usage models. Often, having a good understanding of the underlying architecture can help bridge the gap.

Canonical enhances Kubernetes reliability for edge, IoT and multi-cloud

14 November 2019: Canonical today announced high-availability clustering in MicroK8s, the workstation and appliance Kubernetes, and enterprise SQL database integration for its multi-cloud Charmed Kubernetes.

foo.c

I remember my first foo. It was September, 1974, on a PDP-11/40, in the second-floor lab at the local community college. It was an amazing experience for a fourteen-year-old, admitted at 12 to audit night classes because his dad was a part-time instructor and full-time polymath.

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