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  • Proposed deprecation of the Canonical partner archive
    Hi folks,
    
    One of the things we do as part of opening the new Ubuntu development series
    is to enable that series for the Canonical partner archive.[1]
    
    The partner archive has been empty for all releases since groovy.  In focal,
    the only package it contains is Adobe Flash - which will not be released in
    Jammy.
    
    The Snap Store has matured to the point that I believe it supersedes the
    partner archive, and we should remove this no-longer-used archive from
    Ubuntu systems going forward, pruning the cruft.
    
    This will require changes in several places across Ubuntu (livecd-rootfs,
    subiquity, ubiquity, curtin, cloud-init, python-apt) to remove references to
    archive.c.c, and changes to ubuntu-release-upgrader to clean up apt sources
    on upgrade between releases.  This is all doable within the space of a
    release cycle.
    
    I have already solicited input within Canonical regarding this plan and have
    heard of no blockers.  While it is unlikely that anyone in the community is
    going to have a problem with this deprecation if Canonical is not planning
    on publishing anything to it :), we want to be transparent to at least let
    know this change is coming.
    
  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Looks To Drop Its Partner Archive In Favor Of The Snap Store - Phoronix

    Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will likely do away with the Ubuntu/Canonical Partner Archive where their software partners could upload select proprietary/binary-only software for easy access by Ubuntu users.

    The Ubuntu Partner Archive has been where various extra software packages have been offered that may be proprietary software but blessed by Canonical and with significant user interest. Past examples include the likes of the Google Cloud SDK, Adobe Flash, TI Keystone HPC, the VMware view client, and other components.

  • Understanding bare metal Kubernetes | Ubuntu

    Bare metal Kubernetes is a powerful set of technologies that builds on the best ideas behind the public and private cloud, yet abstracts away some toilsome aspects related to virtualisation management and networking. For operators and users, it provides significant benefits, making it easier and faster to ship and maintain complex, distributed applications.

Ubuntu is Axing the Partner Repo Nobody Uses

  • Ubuntu is Axing the Partner Repo Nobody Uses

    Now, my psychic powers aren’t as sharp as they used to be but I can sense that most of you are staring at this page struggling to recall what this is —oh, and someone with a H in their name is reading this post in their underwear. Go put trousers on dude, honestly…

    I’ll save you scraping the back of your minds: the Canonical Partner repo is where software vendors could provide proprietary apps for easy install by Ubuntu users. Skype, for instance, used to be an apt-get away thanks to this repo.

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