Kubuntu Newsletter

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Sat May 27 02:09:25 BST 2006


= Kubuntu Newsletter =

In this newsletter: release candidate, Kubuntu meeting, KOffice 1.5.1,
Kubuntu in Rosetta, Adept 2.0, Icecream and the Summer of Code.

== Release Candidate ==

The Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate was made available on Thursday.

 https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2006-May/000081.html

There have been no critical bugs from the Release Candidate so please
test it either from a fresh install or by upgrading from Breezy and
let us know how you get on.  We especially welcome reports of installs
from the new Ubiquity installer on the Desktop CD.

 https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuDapperFeedback

== Kubuntu Meeting ==

The first Kubuntu Meeting with the new Kubuntu Council was held,
minutes are available at:

 https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Meetings/2006-05-22

We approved three new members, imbrandon, toma and kwwii.  We also
discussed what needs to be done before the final release.

The next meeting is on June 6th at 21:00UTC in #ubuntu-meeting, all
welcome.

== KOffice 1.5.1 ==

KOffice 1.5.1 was released and packages are available for Kubuntu

 http://kubuntu.org/announcements/koffice-151.php

These packages contain a fix for the Kexi tables problem.
Unfortunately the 1.5.1 
release was too late to get into Dapper.

== Kubuntu in Rosetta ==

Rosetta is now complete for the upcoming release.  This is the first
release where Rosetta supports Kubuntu and all of KDE in main has been
imported.

 https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2006-May/000082.html

I sent out some guidance to KDE translators in using Rosetta.

 https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2006-May/000082.html

Jonathan Jesse noted that Kubuntu Docs have been imported into Rosetta
and
translations of them are very welcome.

  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kubuntu-devel/2006-May/001218.html

== Adept 2.0 ==

Peter Rockai released Adept 2.0.  Adept is Kubuntu's package manager
and the 2.0 release adds an update notifier icon in the system tray
and a simplified Add/Remove Programs installer.

== Icecream Packages ==

Icecream packages have entered the archive as icecc and icecc-monitor.
Icecream is a cluster compiler, similar to distcc but with a central
server for automatic setup.  It was written by KDE Developer Stephen
Kulow.

  http://wiki.kde.org/Icecream

== Kubuntu Summer of Code ==

Google's Summer of Code 2006 has begun and Kubuntu has four students
working on QTParted, Guidance, a floppy/USB disk formatting tool and a
port of the Ubuntu OEM installer.  These should be exciting projects.



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