(Sorry it’s a little late)
A fairly short update this week, as we’ve been doing more tidying up in preparation for starting the 18.04 cycle. We had a mini-sprint in London to make sure our Trello board for the 18.04 cycle included everything we needed it to. You can view the board here:
And you can see there are already a lot of tasks on there!
Some brief desktop updates from the last week:
- We contributed to resolving a touchpad responsiveness issue: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98839
- Fixed a bug in system-monitor to improve the accuracy: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=788922
- Jeremy has synced Cairo and merged fontconfig to start bringing colour emoji support to Bionic! Bug #1702544 “Merge fontconfig 2.12.3-0.1 (main) from Debian uns...” : Bugs : fontconfig package : Ubuntu
We found and fixed a bug with desktop theme support in snaps on 17.10 and made some other improvements to the desktop helpers so that XDG directories appear correctly in the file picker, and we backported some Artful fixes to the GNOME 3.26 platform snap.
- Chromium 62.0.3202.62 is published for all supported releases, and 62.0.3202.75 is ready for release very shortly. The Chromium snap stable channel is now also at 62.0.3202.75 and 63.0.3239.18 is available in the beta channel for testing.
- LibreOffice 5.4.2 will be promoted to the stable channel soon.
In The News
- Didier & Will were guests on the Linux Unplugged podcast talking about 17.10 and 18.04: http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/119561/ubuntu-a-team-lup-221/