How to troubleshoot application issues and crashes with snapd gdbserver

Sometimes, applications may not run well, or they could even crash. When such issues occur, it is useful to have a consistent, reproducible method of triggering the problem, so that developers can have a reliable way and sufficient data to troubleshoot the issues and produce a fix. In the software world, the GNU Debugger (gdb) […]

Design and Web team summary – 11 May 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. This iteration, part of the team joined the Product Roadmap sprint. Meet the team Hey, I’m Pete and I joined the Canonical team […]

The snap developer’s guide on how to migrate to new bases

A couple of weeks ago, we published an article about Ubuntu 16.04 entering Extended Security Maintenance (ESM), and the implications of this change for snap publishers. We talked about the different options available to developers and publishers who still may rely on the older bases in their build process – free Ubuntu Advantage (UA) tokens, […]

Security and automation in Fintech infrastructure

The future of Fintech infrastructure is hybrid multi-cloud. Using private and public cloud infrastructure at the same time allows financial institutions to optimise their CapEx and OpEx costs. Why Private clouds? A private cloud is an integral part of a hybrid multi-cloud strategy for financial services organisations. It enables financial institutions to derive competitive advantage […]

OpenStack Wallaby: OpenStack Charms 21.04

OpenStack Charms 21.04 release brings native support for OpenStack Wallaby and Ceph Pacific in Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack. Those latest versions of OpenStack and Ceph come with numerous performance improvements, making the open infrastructure stack even more suitable for network and storage intensive workloads. In order to simplify Charmed OpenStack installation on low-end hardware, the OpenStack […]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS transitions to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM)

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ‘Xenial Xerus’ transitions into the extended security maintenance (ESM) support phase at the end of April 2021 from its standard, five-year maintenance window for Ubuntu long term support (LTS) releases. Xenial Xerus is still supported until April 2024 with Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) through Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure, and on the public […]