How’s my snap faring on different distributions?

The life of an application can roughly be divided into two: everything that happens before it goes live – building, packaging, publication – and then, everything that happens after that milestone. Traditionally, on Linux, developers didn’t always have an easy way of deriving useful numbers on how their software was doing across the distrospace. Indeed, […]

Mir 2.4, enhancing digital signage and smart screen development

Another cycle brings another release of Mir, with new features and new innovative use cases. For those of you new to Mir, our flexible display server provides a set of libraries and Wayland compositor for building Wayland-based shells with integrated window management. It is widely used in different IoT applications, including digital signage solutions and […]

Basic DHCP concepts

Let’s step back and take a very basic look at DHCP. In fact, let’s look at the analogy of assigning a street address to your house. Usually, this is done by the local 911 dispatch office, or some other central authority. They typically use either a survey map or a latitude, longitude pair to locate […]

Design and Web team summary – 4 June 2021

The web team at Canonical run two-week iterations building and maintaining all of Canonical websites and product web interfaces. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Meet the team My name is Beth Collins and I’m a Web Engineer in the Web squad. We work on maintaining Canonical’s sites […]

How to manage a 24×7 private cloud with one engineer

Recent reports show that over 80% of organisations are either transitioning to a private cloud or considering building their own, making cloud software solutions such as Openstack the focal point for the majority of organisations. This has also led to increasing interest in cloud-native applications and Kubernetes adoption. How is it possible to achieve an efficient deployment of your cloud and operate it at the cost of only one full time engineer?