Ubuntu 22.10 shines on MicroPython, microcontrollers

Canonical has introduced Ubuntu 22.10, an update to the company’s Linux distribution that introduces MicroPython assistance on a assortment of microcontrollers.

Codenamed “Kinetic Kudu” and introduced October 20, Ubuntu 22.10 is explained as an interim release that enhances the expertise for developers and IT directors.

The update now supports MicroPython on microcontrollers together with the Raspberry Pi Pico W board. Also, rshell, thonny, and mpremote are all readily available in the Ubuntu repositories. Ubuntu’s graphics stack transition to kms, in the meantime, suggests builders can run Pi-dependent graphical applications utilizing frameworks these as Qt outside of a desktop session and with no Pi-unique motorists. This enhances expanded assistance for embedded displays for Raspberry Pi such as the Inky eInk HAT series, Hyperpixel array, and the Raspberry Pi formal touchscreen.

Ubuntu 22.10 also consists of the Landscape 22.10 beta, an administration resource that delivers checking, managing, patching, and compliance reporting across Ubuntu estates from server to desktop. Landscape Server can be put in on personal computers with Arm or Arm-based mostly processors, like Ampere Altra-centered Arm64 digital machines on community clouds and Raspberry Pi. Risc processors and hardware also are supported, generating it simpler to use Landscape as a portable administration method, Canonical stated.

Ubuntu 22.10 can be downloaded from ubuntu.com. Other improvements in the launch are as follows:

  • Toolchains have been current for Ruby, Go, GCC, and Rust.
  • OpenSSH is configured by default to use process socket activation, meaning sshd will not begin right until an incoming link ask for is obtained. This lowers footprint and memory of Ubuntu Server on more compact devices, VMs, or LXD containers.
  • A debuginfod assistance assists builders and admins debug programs shipped with Ubuntu. Debugging resources these as gdb will obtain the essential debug symbols more than HTTP.
  • Enhancements in GNOME 4, including GTK4 theming for effectiveness and regularity, enhance desktop usability and functionality. Swift Options give speedier access to generally made use of alternatives these as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dim manner, and ability settings.
  • The PipeWire audio platform broadens support for audio gadgets and supplies a action up in Bluetooth connectivity for much better online video conferencing. Linux 5.19 enhances ability functionality of Intel products and now incorporates multithreaded decompression on Ubuntu to improve Snap overall performance on multi-main desktop devices.

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