[Devel] New Apertis v2019dev0.0 development release available

Emanuele Aina emanuele.aina at collabora.com
Fri Apr 12 22:17:43 BST 2019

Hello everyone,
 the new Apertis v2019dev0.0 development release is now available!

You can find the full release notes at

Some highlights from this release:

* New yearly release cycle

>From now on, Apertis has moved to a yearly-based release schedule to
provide a more stable and well defined base for product development.

Every quarter a new development release is published, leading to a
yearly stable release released in Q1 with a default support period of 7

However, for 2019 the next stable release is planned in Q3, with a
shorter development cycle and a preview release in Q2.

* Rebase to Debian 10 "Buster"

Past releases of Apertis were based on the Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) LTS
release but with this release Apertis has rebased directly on top of
the upcoming Debian 10 "Buster" release.

* Automatic offline updates with rollback 

Software updates for the base OS can be deployed on USB keys that, once
plugged to the device, automatically trigger the update process. Also
included is the ability to automatically roll back to the previous
version if booting the new one fails for any reason.

* Automated test report generation

The test results from the daily automated LAVA runs are now collected
in a database and a web application renders reports for each run,
sending notifications to Mattermost and Phabricator.

The full release notes contain more details about all the work that has
landed in this release:

Images are already available for download at

Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Emanuele Aina

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