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Posted 3 months ago
Just to state publicly my gratitude that the Ubuntu Community Council has taken on their responsibilities very thoughtfully, and has demonstrated a proactive interest in keeping the community happy, healthy and unblocked. Their role is a critical one ... [More] in the Ubuntu project, because we are at our best when we are constantly improving, and we are at our best when we are actively exploring ways to have completely different communities find common cause, common interest and common solutions. They say that it’s tough at the top because the easy problems don’t get escalated, and that is particularly true of the CC. So far, they are doing us proud.   [Less]
Posted 4 months ago by nore...@blogger.com (Tim Penhey (thumper))
Well, it has certainly been a lot longer since I wrote a post than I thought.My work at Canonical still has me on the Juju team. Juju has come a long way in the last few years, and we are on the final push for the 2.0 version. This was initially ... [More] intended to come out with the Xenial release, but unfortunately was not ready. Xenial has 2.0-beta4 right now, soon to be beta 6. Hoping that real soon now we'll step through the release candidates to a final release. This will be SRU'ed into both Xenial and Trusty.I plan to do some more detailed posts on some of the Go utility libraries that have come out of the Juju work. In particular, talking again about loggo which I moved under the "github.com/juju" banner, and the errors package.Recent work has had me look at the database agnostic model representations for migrating models from one controller to another, and also at gomaasapi - the Go library for talking with MAAS. Perhaps more on that later. [Less]
Posted 4 months ago
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Posted 4 months ago
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Posted 5 months ago
With the release of LXC 2.0 and LXD, we now have a pure-container hypervisor that delivers bare-metal performance with a standard Linux guest OS experience. Very low latency, very high density, and very high control of specific in-guest application ... [More] processes compared to KVM and ESX make it worth checking out for large-scale Linux virtualisation operations. Even better, the drivers to enable LXD as a hypervisor in  OpenStack, are maturing upstream. That means you get bare metal performance on OpenStack for Linux workloads, without actually giving people the whole physical server. LXD supports live migration so you can migrate those users to a different physical server with no downtime, which is great for maintenance. And you can have all the nice Openstack semantics for virtual networks etc without having to try very hard. By contrast, Ironic has the problem that the user can now modify any aspect of the machine as if you gave them physical access to it. In most cases, that’s not desirable, and in public clouds it’s a fun way to let the NSA (and other agencies) install firmware for your users to enjoy later. NSA-as-a-Service does have a certain ring to it though. [Less]
Posted 7 months ago by Richard Wilbur https://launchpad.net/~richard-wilbur
Posted 7 months ago by Richard Wilbur
Posted 9 months ago
Went to a beautiful family wedding. The job I loved went away due to the company hitting a rough patch. Joined a startup, left a startup. Went fishing in the Allegash. Went camping on Cow Island. Started a DevOps/Security consulting firm. Hired people. Made payroll. Visited Thailand. Rode scooters with my family. Best year yet.
Posted 10 months ago
I am delighted to nominate these long-standing members of the Ubuntu community for your consideration in the upcoming Community Council election. * Phillip Ballew https://launchpad.net/~philipballew * Walter Lapchynski https://launchpad.net/~wxl * ... [More] Marco Ceppi https://launchpad.net/~marcoceppi * Jose Antonio Rey https://launchpad.net/~jose * Laura Czajkowskii https://launchpad.net/~czajkowski * Svetlana Belkin https://launchpad.net/~belkinsa * Chris Crisafulli https://launchpad.net/~itnet7 * Michael Hall https://launchpad.net/~mhall119 * Scarlett Clark https://launchpad.net/~sgclark * C de-Avillez https://launchpad.net/~hggdh2 * Daniel Holbach https://launchpad.net/~dholbach The Community Council is our most thoughtful body, who carry the responsibility of finding common ground between our widely diverse interests. They oversee all membership in the project, recognising those who make substantial and sustained contributions through any number of forums and mechanisms with membership and a voice in the governance of Ubuntu. They delegate in many cases responsibility for governance of pieces of the project to teams who are best qualified to lead in those areas, but they maintain overall responsibility for our discourse and our standards of behaviour. We have been the great beneficiaries of the work of the outgoing CC, who I would like to thank once again for their tasteful leadership. I was often reminded of the importance of having a team which continues to inspire and lead and build bridges, even under great pressure, and the CC team who conclude their term shortly have set the highest bar for that in my experience. I’m immensely grateful to them and excited to continue working with whomever the community chooses from this list of nominations. I would encourage you to meet and chat with all of the candidates and choose those who you think are best able to bring teams together; Ubuntu is a locus of collaboration between groups with intensely different opinions, and it is our ability to find a way to share and collaborate with one another that sets us apart. When it gets particularly tricky, the CC are at their most valuable to the project. Voting details have gone out to all voting members of Ubuntu, thank you for participating in the election! [Less]
Posted 10 months ago
LXD is the pure-container hypervisor What a great Wily it’s been, and for those of you who live on the latest release and haven’t already updated, the bits are baked and looking great. You can jump the queue if you know where to look while we spin ... [More] up the extra servers needed for IMG and ISO downloads Utopic, Vivid and Wily have been three intense releases, packed with innovation, and now we intend to bring all of those threads together for our Long Term Support release due out in April 2016. LXD is the world’s fastest hypervisor, led by Canonical, a pure-container way to run Linux guests on Linux hosts. If you haven’t yet played with LXD (a.k.a LXC 2.0-b1) it will blow you away.  It will certainly transform your expectations of virtualisation, from slow-and-hard to amazingly light and fast. Imagine getting a full machine running any Linux you like, as a container on your laptop, in less than a second. For me, personally, it has become a fun way to clean up my build processes, spinning up a container on demand to make sure I always build in a fresh filesystem. Snappy Packaging System Snappy is the world’s most secure packaging system, delivering crisp and transaction updates with rollback for both applications and the system, from phone to appliance. We’re using snappy on high-end switches and flying wonder-machines, on raspberry pi’s and massive clouds. Ubuntu Core is the all-snappy minimal server, and Ubuntu Personal will be the all-snappy phone / tablet / pc. With a snap you get to publish exactly the software you want to your device, and update it instantly over the air, just like we do the Ubuntu Phone. Snappy packages are automatically confined to ensure that a bug in one app doesn’t put your data elsewhere at risk. Amazing work, amazing team, amazing community! Metal as a Service MAAS is your physical cloud, with bare-metal machines on demand, supporting Ubuntu, CentOS and Windows. Drive your data centre from a single dashboard, bond network interfaces, raid your disks and rock the cloud generation. Led by Canonical, loved by the world leaders of big, and really big, deployments. MAAS gives you high availability DNS, DHCP, PXE and other critical infrastructure, for huge and dynamic data centres. Also pretty fun to run at home. Juju is… model-driven application orchestration, that lets communities define how big topological apps like Hadoop and OpenStack map onto the cloud of your choice. The fastest way to find the fastest way to spin those applications into the cloud you prefer. With traditional configuration managers like Puppet now also saying that model-driven approaches are the way to the future, I’m very excited to see the kinds of problems that huge enterprises are starting to solve with Juju, and equally excited to see start-ups using Juju to speed their path to adoption. Here’s the Hadoop, Spark, IPython Notebook coolness I deployed live on stage at Apache Hadoopcon this month: Apache Hadoop, Spark, IPython modelled with Juju All of these are coming together beautifully, making Ubuntu the fastest path to magic of all sorts. And that magic will go by the codename… xenial xerus! What fortunate timing that our next LTS should be X, because “xenial” means “friendly relations between hosts and guests”, and given all the amazing work going into LXD and KVM for Ubuntu OpenStack, and beyond that the interoperability of Ubuntu OpenStack with hypervisors of all sorts, it seems like a perfect fit. And Xerus, the African ground squirrels, are among the most social animals in my home country. They thrive in the desert, they live in small, agile, social groups that get along unusually well with their neighbours (for most mammals, neighbours are a source of bloody competition, for Xerus, hey, collaboration is cool). They are fast, feisty, friendly and known for their enormous… courage. That sounds just about right. With great… courage… comes great opportunity! [Less]