Ubuntu Server development summary – 28 August 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: 2018 cloud-init Summit

Last week the cloud-init team ran a two-day summit where the team demoed recent developments in cloud-init, resolved outstanding issues, and collected feedback on development and test processes as well as future features. Representatives from various cloud platforms and distributions were present and able to work alongside each other.


  • Completed 18.3 release to Ubuntu Cosmic, Bionic, and Xenial
  • logging: Add logging config type hyperv for reporting via Azure KVP [Andy Liu]


  • use uuid4 not uuid1 (LP: #1785356)
  • vmtest: ensure we collect /var/log/journal only once
  • vmtest: persist journal if possible

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Bug Work and Triage

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

Please consider testing the following by enabling proposed, checking packages for update regressions, and making sure to mark affected bugs verified as fixed.

Total: 4

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 6

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 22

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