Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #1

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 5 12:49:46 UTC 2006

Congratulations on getting this together!

What do you folks think about announcing the creation of this newsletter to
ubuntu-announce and inviting the community to subscribe to ubuntu-news?

On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 11:38:09PM -0400, Matt Galvin wrote:
> ==== SUN's Java ====
> [...]
> ==== VMware Player ====
> [...]

While I realize this is covered indirectly by the preceding section's link
to SoftwareInstallation, I think it would be nice to include brief
installation instructions when introducing a new package.  In these cases,
unfortunately, it's non-trivial since multiverse needs to be enabled, but I
think there is an existing step-by-step in the wiki for that already, which
could be prepended, e.g.:

1. Enable multiverse, see <url>
2. Open Applications->Add/Remove...
3. Check "Show commercial applications"
4. Search for "vmware"

I think a dose of instant gratification would benefit many readers.

> === Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===
> Since the release of Ubuntu 6.06 there have been the following
> updates. These updates fix bugs and translations.

This list is incomplete; how did you generate it?  (in particular, pcmcia-cs
was updated since the release, fixing an important upgrade bug)  Do you
think it would be beneficial to automatically generate such a list and
summarize it on a weekly basis, perhaps highlighting some bugs which were
fixed if they are very broad in impact?

> === Edgy Planning ===
> Planning for the next release of Ubuntu, Edgy, has now begun.  We are
> collecting ideas on the wiki page and will be converting them into specs
> for the developers summit in Paris later this month.  Please add any ideas
> you have.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityEdgyIdeas
> Matt Zimmerman, our fearless CTO, has a list of Edgy ideas as well:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MattZimmerman/EdgyIdeas

This might have gone out after your deadline for this issue, but is relevant
here and answers a couple of FAQs:


> == In The Press ==

I love this idea; mostly this news travels via more limited channels like
the sounder list, and I think it's great to highlight press articles for the
broader community.

 - mdz

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