How to manage snap updates

Updates are an integral part of the software lifecycle. Quite often, they bring improvements, vital security patches – and sometimes, unfortunately, bugs, too. In mission-critical environments, it is important to assert a high degree of oversight and precision over updates. Snaps come with a built-in automatic update mechanism, whereby snaps are refreshed to a new […]

MicroK8s HA tech preview is now available

High availability (HA) for MicroK8s, the lightweight Kubernetes, is now available as a tech preview for Linux, Windows and macOS. The Kubernetes control plane can now be distributed across multiple nodes, bringing resiliency to the cluster while maintaining a low footprint using Dqlite, the distributed SQL engine as the Kubernetes datastore. On Linux, you can […]

Canonical enables Linux desktop app support with Flutter

By Chris Sells (Google) & Ken VanDine (Canonical) Google’s goal for Flutter has always been to provide a portable framework for building beautiful UIs that run at native speeds no matter what platform you target. To validate this capability, we started by focusing on the mobile platforms, Android and iOS, where we’ve seen more than […]

Design and Web team summary – 8th July 2020

The web team here at Canonical run two-week iterations. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Web squad Our Web Squad develops and maintains most of Canonical’s promotional sites like ubuntu.com, canonical.com and more. USNs on ubuntu.com Ubuntu security notices can now be found under https://ubuntu.com/security/notices, bringing a much […]

Canonical Developer Advocate Named Microsoft MVP

We would like to congratulate Hayden Barnes, a Developer Advocate at Canonical for Ubuntu on WSL, who was awarded MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft for 2020-2021 for his contributions to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) community. The Microsoft MVP Award is awarded annually by Microsoft to technology experts who passionately share their knowledge […]