With the latest version of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak just released, rumors of the long-awaited version are coming Snappy Ubuntu Core 16 they sound louder and louder. His arrival it could become a reality in the coming weeks, And is that a group of developers of this operating system have chosen as key date May 3rd to discuss the new features that will be included.
The next version of Snappy Ubuntu Core 16 will be an extension of the current version, 15.04, Which was part of Ubuntu 15.04 (Viviu Vervet) which was released in April last year. Since then the code base of the versions has undergone slight variations and Canonical promises that the next release will include a major list of improvements worthy of this change.
In irritable Ubuntu Core 16 the system itself is a snap, Says Canonical. Too bad there is currently no version of it (not even an alpha version on which to write). So except for some implementations already made and many adjustments yet to be made, we can not consider that it is ready for production on physical devices.
In the meantime, we’ll talk about what functions we will see in the next snap of this system. And as we told you at the beginning, this time everything is a snap inside irritable: kernel, programs and even the operating system itself. It has developed a new partitioning scheme that uses less disk space, Now divided into two large blocks called / boot i / writable (Being this partition where the snaps are actually stored). A logic has therefore been implemented within the system for be able to swap different system kernels and snaps.
The next version is also expected to include compiled binaries for a large number of devices, including the Raspberry Pi 2 and the DragonBoard 410C, In both its 32 (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) architectures.
If everything goes as it has so far, there is a good chance that more snaps will be offered through the Snap Store which has been made available for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server, new interfaces and applications such as NetworkManager or BlueZ that will extend system functionality and can be shared between snaps.
Stay tuned for the next few weeks so surely Canonical will surprise us with some more news.