Canonical has announced
the imminent shutdown of its "Ubuntu One" cloud storage service. "As
of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from
the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services will not be included in
the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release, and the Ubuntu One apps in older
versions of Ubuntu and in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be
Ubuntu's Unity dash search has come under fire for sending search terms to
Amazon (and including those results) by default. In future versions of
Unity users will explicitly need to opt-in, reports
OMG!Ubuntu. "In Unity 8 the search paradigm has shifted towards
refinement. Gone is a central ‘home scope’ that tries to do ‘all the
things’, at all times, from as many places as possible. Instead, online
searches are conducted through a the (rather ridiculously named) “Scopes
Software Freedom Conservancy has announced
that Karen M. Sandler is the Conservancy's new Executive Director.
"Bradley M. Kuhn, outgoing Executive Director, gratefully passes the
torch to his long-time colleague Karen Sandler.
Build Service 2.5 has been released. "With this release you can plug OBS into your continuous integration/delivery chain thanks to the new token API that let's you trigger builds from revision control systems like github. 2.5 further merges the Web UI and API into one single Ruby on Rails app, so it is easier for you to maintain, easier for us to extend and most important way snappier to use for your packagers.
Linus has released the 3.14 kernel.
"So we had a few fairly late changes that I could have done without,
but the changelog from -rc8 is still pretty small, and I'm feeling
pretty good about it all."
Headline features in this release include
user-space lock debugging,
the deadline scheduler,
event triggers in the tracing subsystem,
the zram swap subsystem, and
Owners of Nexus 4 mobile phones now have yet another open source operating system that they can install: Sailfish OS, the Maemo/MeeGo descendant being developed by the team at Jolla. As a post at JollaUsers.com notes, an email went out to mailing list subscribers announcing the availability of "Early Adopter" Sailfish OS images for the Nexus 4.