Ubuntu Server development summary – 03 July 2018

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 18.3 Released

Recently, the cloud-init project released version 18.3! From the announcement, some highlights include:

  • OpenStack Datasource now runs at local time frame paving the way for network configuration in the next release.
  • Fix utf-8 content in user-data (LP: #1768600)
  • Many SmartOS improvements
  • Numerous bug fixes, test improvements, and tool changes.

Version 18.3 is already available in Ubuntu Cosmic. Other Ubuntu releases will have 18.3 shortly as the SRU process is completed.


  • update_metadata: a datasource can support network re-config every boot
  • Retry on failed import of gpg receive keys.
  • Explicitly prevent sudo access for user module (Jacob Bednarz) (LP: #1771468)
  • docs: Fix a small spelling error (Oz N Tiram)
  • docs: represent sudo:false in docs for user_groups config module
  • tools: Fix run-container when neither source or binary package requested.
  • tox: use simplestreams from git repository rather than bzr.
  • tests: drop salt-minion integration test (LP: #1778737)
  • Enabled automatic merge of approved merge requests


  • Added Ubuntu Cosmic vmtests
  • Enabled automatic merge of approved merge requests


  • Migrated project from bzr to git
  • Updated CI with new location

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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: 9

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 14

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 31