The Snappy team is happy to announce the Feature Freeze of Ubuntu Core 16, which means all the major features planned for the stable series 16 image have landed, and the upcoming weeks will consist exclusively of stabilization and polishing.
Ubuntu Core is an operating system entirely based on snaps. Even the foundation, such as the kernel, core operating system, and gadget components, are managed as snaps and are installed and refreshed by snapd, the daemon and tooling responsible for making it all sing. Just some of the many hightlights: - Configuration support - Rich snap hook (callback) mechanism - Improvements in boot handling - Gadget support for cloud-init configuration - Device registration support - Assertion improvements - Unattended user setup - Improved console configuration - Images via ubuntu-image Note that most of these improvements are not specific to Ubuntu Core. They will be landing soon on all classic Linux distributions supported by snapd. The images are available for PC (amd64, i386). Pi2/Pi3 and Dragonboard will follow shortly and can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/xenial/daily-preinstalled/ These images are bootable, the PC image can be booted directly in qemu-kvm or virtualbox. When running the images in qemu-kvm it is helpful to use the "-redir" feature of qemu-kvm. E.g.: $ kvm -m 1500 -redir tcp:10022::22 -redir tcp:14200::14200 ubuntu-core-16-amd64.img The message from console-conf is a bit misleading in this setup. It will say "ssh USER@10.0.2.15". However due to the way that qemu-kvm user networking behaves, you will actually have to run the following to ssh into the images: $ ssh -p 10022 USER@localhost The snapweb daemon will be available at http://localhost:14200 in this setup and has also received many improvements. After booting the image you can enter your Ubuntu One email and it will automatically create a matching user with the right ssh keys. If you do not have an Ubuntu SSO account yet you can create one at: https://login.ubuntu.com/ These images follow the "beta" channel. If you find any issues, please let us know via: https://bugs.launchpad.net/snappy/ Known issues: - The mounted media sharing support is still being finished, and will be available for testing in an updated image in the next few days. - Some output during the boot process about failing to mount devices like ram0. This is harmless and can be ignored. Enjoy the fresh images! Cheers, Michael (on behalf of the Snappy team) -- Devices mailing list Devices@lists.snapcraft.io Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.snapcraft.io/mailman/listinfo/devices