Ubuntu Server development summary – 29 May 2018

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  • Simplify error messages on invalid YAML blobs. Now include line and column numbers during parse failures in cloud-init and schema validation.
  • Enable OpenStack network configuration (LP: #1749717)
  • cloud-init logs now represent full package version instead of major.minor.
  • tests: modify integration tests to use daily PPA versus local sbuild
  • tests: rework integration test ssh connection retries to avoid blocking
  • tests: collect artifacts from integration test runs


  • Completed SRU to Ubuntu Bionic, Artful, and Xenial
  • tests: added vmtest to x86_64 test run

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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.

Proposed Uploads to the Supported Releases

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Total: 5

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 16

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 13