Byobu in Cloud Instances

Registered by Dustin Kirkland  on 2011-05-03

Ubuntu cloud instances necessarily run services headless, and disconnected. Byobu is an Ubuntu-driven enhancement of GNU Screen that can provide some significant benefits over a traditional command line in the cloud. This blueprint suggests that Byobu launch by default in Ubuntu's cloud images, with an easy opt-out mechanism. This behavior is currently trivial to toggle with 'byobu-enable' and 'byobu-disable', as well as through the preseed. If there are remaining blockers or usability issues with Byobu, let's chart a list. And if not, let's take a bold step to ensure that Ubuntu's cloud images are distinct, feature-filled, and provide the most modern and advanced user experience.

Some previous discussions at:
 * https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-server/2011-April/thread.html#5483
 * https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/byobu/+bug/586546

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Dustin Kirkland 
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for oneiric
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon oneiric-alpha-2
Started by
Robbie Williamson on 2011-06-27
Completed by
Robbie Williamson on 2011-10-18

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Session Notes:

-Enable disabling all status monitoring eye candy easily
-Easily enable/disable byobu in metadata
-Easily disable byobu
-MOTD messaging
-respect an ssh environment variable locally on the ssh client that says "no byobu" to the remote server
-roll Alpha1-3 images with Byobu enabled, revisit decision before feature freeze with plan of including in 11.10 barring any critical regressions or issues

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