Rhys is a product manager on the IoT and devices side of Canonical. His responsibilities include Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Robotics, Snapcraft, Multipass, LXD, and any and all maker or Raspberry Pi initiatives.
9 September 2021
There ain’t no party like an Ubuntu release party. You might think that you are a party animal, but have you seen an Impish Indri? Some time ago, it was common for the Ubuntu LoCos (local communities) to host and run ‘release parties’, meet-ups, and get-togethers where members of the wider community come together to ...
2 September 2021
Applying for Ubuntu membership just became a lot easier. After a long discussion on Discourse, we’ve made the necessary changes to lower the technical barrier of entry to apply for Ubuntu membership. It’s now a simpler process with a focus on contribution, not on technical ability. In this post, I walk through the new process ...
27 August 2021
Congratulations to our winners! With over 200 submissions and several hundred voters, the competition was tough. But, the votes are in, and here are the winning wallpapers. The first two make it into the official release 21.10 image and are automatically entered into the runnings for 22.04. The other eight you see here will be ...
20 August 2021
The time has come. It’s time to vote for the 10 images you would like included in the official Ubuntu 21.10 release as optional wallpapers. Submissions have closed. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far <3 Vote here Brace yourself, there’s a lot. We have a total of 202 submissions, more than ever ...
3 August 2021
It’s been a couple of months since we restarted UbuntuOnAir. We had a few ideas, and lots of aspirations, but we wanted to be realistic and work our way up. You can read about why we brought it back and why we didn’t use the more mainstream channel “Celebrate Ubuntu” elsewhere. Here I talk about ...
24 June 2021
We are incredibly proud to announce the beginning of the Impish Indri wallpaper competition! (That’s the code name for Ubuntu 21.10) You can submit your artwork and read the rules over on the Ubuntu discourse. Every new release of Ubuntu comes pre-loaded with new background images that users can select ‘out of the box’. For ...
26 May 2021
We (the Ubuntu Community team) are delighted to invite you to the UbuntuOnAir YouTube and Twitch channels! These particular airwaves will hold community-focused Indabas, office hours, highly requested community interviews and will deliver Ubuntu/Open Source related workshops, host special events, and, hopefully, yes, play games. You can g ...
25 May 2021
We are proud to announce that Ubuntu 21.04 includes support for the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi. This has been a long time coming. We know. With support for the camera modules and Bluetooth added last year GPIO was the obvious next step. But with our Raspberry Pi focused engineers working to make sure ...
8 April 2021
Snaps are a way to package your software so it is easy to install on Linux. If you’re a snap developer already or you’re a part of the Linux community, and you care about how software is deployed, and you’re well versed in how software is packaged, and are tuned into the discussions around packaging ...
19 March 2021
At Flutter Engage, Ken VanDine, engineering manager for the Ubuntu desktop, made an appearance in the keynote speech to talk about Flutter on Ubuntu. Canonical has been working to support Flutter for some time now, bringing the SDK to Linux, committing to build a new Ubuntu installer, and now, making Flutter the default choice for ...
17 March 2021
Ubuntu Core 20 was recently released. What can it do for IoT developers? How does it work? What’s new? If you are asking yourself any of these questions, or more, there is good news. David Beamonte, the Product Manager for Ubuntu Core, will be answering questions on a YouTube live stream on the Ubuntu channel. ...
16 March 2021
This is a guest post authored by Chris Psaltis. We are reproducing it here with Chris’ permission. Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Mist.io and uses Ubuntu and LXD on his platform on a regular basis. Thanks, Chris! One of the advantages that Ubuntu brings to the cloud equation is improving an organization’s ability ...