Ubuntu Weekly News #24

Corey Burger corey.burger at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 13 06:18:51 GMT 2006

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 24, for the week of
November 26th - December 3rd, 2006. In this issue, we cover Ubuntu
Open Week's smashing success, Technalign and Ubuntu, LoCo news,
upcoming meetings (including the recently scheduled Community Council
Meeting), the Kurdish Ubuntu investigation, several X server-related
specifications, and much more.

== In This Issue ==

 * Ubuntu Open Week
 * Technalign Chooses Kubuntu
 * New team members
 * LoCo News
 * Ubuntu in South Australian Parliament
 * In the Press
 * Upcoming Events & Meetings
 * Specification Spotlight
 * Updates and Security for 6.06 and 6.10
 * Bug Stats

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu Open Week's Smashing Success ===

The week-long Ubuntu Open Week (UOW) that took place in
#ubuntu-classroom between Mon 27th Nov and Sat 2nd Dec 2006 was,
without a doubt, a smashing success. The UOW, organized by Canonical's
Community Manager Jono Bacon, was a series of workshops intended to
allow individuals to test drive the Ubuntu Community. During the UOW,
we were treated to sessions such as "Ask Mark", where you could ask
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, the SABDFL, questions about Ubuntu;
a how-to for becoming an Ubuntu Member with Jono Bacon; numerous
package- and packaging-related sessions with Martin Pitt, Brandon
Holtsclaw, Daniel Holbach, and Jordan Mantha; Launchpad-related
sessions with Jordi Mallach and Christian Reis; information and
question sessions about the Ubuntu Sister projects (i.e., Edubuntu,
Kubuntu, and Xubuntu) with Oliver Grawert, Brandon Holtsclaw, and Cody
Somerville, respectively; and many, many more including a special
"FRESHERS' DAY" on Friday where you could ask any questions you'd
like. The week was a lot of fun, very educational, and -- did we
mention -- a lot of fun?

You can find more information about the Ubuntu Open Week event (and
review the logs) at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek .

=== Armstrong welcomed to the team ===

This week saw the introduction of a new Communications Manager at
Canonical, Christina Armstrong:

 "I'm the new communications manager here at Canonical. My role is to
help Canonical employees and the Ubuntu community effectively
communicate and spread the word about Ubuntu."

Armstrong reports that she'll be working with Jono and the marketing team on:

 * commenting/brainstorming marketing ideas
 * giving advice for marketing campaigns
 * helping out with messaging for events/campaigns
 * giving guidance on how to deal with journalists' enquiries

Read more at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-marketing/2006-December/001286.html

=== Technalign chooses Kubuntu for TaFusion Linux ===

Canonical announced that U.S.-based company Technalign has chosen to
base its Pioneer GNU/Linux distribution off Kubuntu.  Technalign makes
available CDs of its distribution, which includes Crossover, Cedega
and other tools, through OEM hardware resellers.

You can read more at http://www.technalign.com/ ,
http://prweb.com/releases/2006/11/prweb485213.htm , and finally
http://www.linuxpr.com/releases/9267.html .

=== Community Council meeting: The wait is over ===

The next community council meeting has been set for Tuesday, Dec 12th
at 4pm UTC.

For the agenda, see: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda .

== LoCo News ==

What's happening with the LoCo teams this week? Per usual, the wide
world of Ubuntu is growing...

=== Ohio Team inaugural meeting ===

A month ago, the Ohio team did not exist. On Wed 6th Dec, a team of
more than 20 Ubuntu enthusiasts held its inaugural IRC meeting. The
team wiki page, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OhioTeam , describes the team
and meeting in more detail. If you call Ohio home and love Ubuntu,
then #ubuntu-ohio is the place to be.

=== Kubuntu in Urmia, Iran ===

Kubuntu CDs were given away at the Urmia IT Fair in Iran.  Photos at:

http://jasmine.19inch.net/~jr/away/2006-12-04-urmia/ .

=== Ubuntu Toronto website up ===

Dave Sullivan announced that Ubuntu Toronto's website is nearly fully


Work is progressing on a few of the pages, which will be discussed in
more depth at the meeting on Wednesday with regards to content and
features. It should be up and running solidly by the end of the week.

=== Houston LoCo team comes alive ===

Belinda Lopez has announced that the Houston LoCo team has become more
active and will be hosting a meeting on 13th Dec. The team is hoping
to become official soon. You can

== MOTU news ==

We have three new MOTUs since the last TB meeting:
 * Vladimír Lapáček, who likes to work on Java related packages,
 * Soren Hansen, who made his first package contributions to Breezy,
 * Michael Bienia, who simply rocked on the merge and sync front.

If you want to join, too, start here: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU .

Who are the MOTU people? They are developers and packagers who
maintain both the Universe and Multiverse components of Ubuntu.

== Changes In Feisty ==

While most of the large desktop pieces did not see significant changes
this week, there were a number of smaller changes. In addition, a
second large sync of completely new packages from Debian happened.

=== Desktop ===

The 'polished alpha' release of Gnome Scan made it into Universe.
Gnome Scan 0.3.1 boasts a plethora of bug fixes and updates to the
French, Deutsch and Catalan languages, which should now be up-to-date.
Data receiving processes have also received tweaking in order to
support Grey, RGB and three-pass acquisition. A release announcement
was made at http://gnome-scan.blogspot.com/2006/10/031-polished-alpha-release.html

The first version of Cairo Clock, an analog clock Cairo and
compositing manager technology demonstration, was uploaded by Mirco
Mueller, also known as MacSlow, the application author. This version,
0.3.2, includes a new 24hr clock mode and a bunch of new themes. You
can read more at http://macslow.thepimp.net/?page_id=23 .

The lean, mean, and clean CD ripper for GNOME, sound-juicer, has been
upgraded to 2.16.2. This update includes improvements, bugfixes, and a
32x32 icon. A more detailed changelog awaits you at
http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer/sj-2.16 .

kslovar, a program that can create and edit dictionaries, received an
update this week. Version 0.2.6 now includes smooth scrolling, author
support, better search capacity (no longer limited!), interface
tweaks, and many other improvements. The changelog is viewable at
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=33198 .

A new beta version of k9copy, the DVD backup utility, hit the repos
this week. This new version, 1.1.0~beta2, encodes MPEG4 with MEncoder
and libdvdnav, and sports some interface improvements such as MDI and
OpenGL. Compatibility with libdvdread 0.9.6 was also added.
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=23885 has full details.

The Bejeweled clone, gweled, 0.7 was uploaded this week. It includes
improved config handling and new music and sound effects.
Additionally, the timed game feature is now fixed, and improvements
were made to the highscoring.

Sarah Hobbs uploaded 915resolution 0.5.2-7ubuntu1, and, while not a
new version, does add support for the Intel 946GZ, 965G, and 965Q

Agave 0.4.1, a colorscheme designer for the GNOME desktop, was
uploaded this week. Agave can now use different palette files and
ships 4 by default (Websafe, GNOME icon palette, Tango palette, and
Visibone palette). You can
http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/ .

Daniel Holbach uploaded tilda 0.09.4, a Linux terminal taking after
the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter
games. 0.09.4 comes with many improvements, including better
double-buffering support to fix blinking, ability to start hidden or
visible, and much more. You can read the full changelog at
http://tilda.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/ChangeLog .

For many people, WINE is an essential part of their Linux use, as they
have that one program for which there is no equivalent. Stephan
Hermann uploaded the latest WINE 0.9.26 this week, which comes with
better support for Unix locale settings, improved X11 keyboard
support, various MSI fixes, Winecfg improvements, and lots of bug
fixes. You can read more at http://www.winehq.com/ .

=== Server ===

Scott James Remnant uploaded the 1.0 release of the router
advertisement daemon (radvd), run by Linux or BSD systems acting as
IPv6 routers. It sends Router Advertisement messages, specified by RFC
2461, to a local Ethernet LAN periodically and when requested by a
node sending a Router Solicitation message. These messages are
required for IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration. Since the 0.8 version,
in Ubuntu 6.10, radvd has added NEMO Basic support (RFC3961), fixed
the default HomeAgentLifetime, and added a short FAQ file amongst
other cleanups and bug fixing. You can
http://www.litech.org/radvd/ .

The fifteenth release candidate for the IMAP server known as dovecot
made it into the repositories. Version 1.0.rc15 includes many
bugfixes, including a fix for a security hole related to
mmap_disable=yes. For more details, see the changelog at
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2006-November/000024.html .

rsync, the faster, flexible replacement for rcp, 2.6.9 was uploaded
this week. This upload included improvements to logging, a new
environment variable, RSYNC_PID, and a whole heap of bugfixes.
http://www.samba.org/ftp/rsync/rsync-2.6.9-NEWS is the place to go for
more information.

A new version of the Quagga Routing Software Suite has made it into
Feisty. This new version brings a slew of tweaks and bugfixes. The
current version now stands at 0.99.5, the changelog for which can be
viewed at http://www.quagga.net/download/quagga-0.99.5.changelog.txt .

=== New programs synced from Debian ===

There were a large number of completely new packages synced from
Debian this week by Scott James Remnant. They include:

 * angrydd 1.0.1 		- Angry Drunken Dwarves - falling blocks puzzle game
 * audacious-plugins 1.2.5 	- Base plugins for audacious, a small and
fast audio player which supports lots of formats
 * autodir 0.99.7 		- Automatically creates home and group directories
 * blockade 20041028 		- A sliding block game
 * chillispot 1.0 		- Wireless LAN Access Point Controller
 * crafty 20.14 		- state-of-the-art chess engine, compatible with xboard
 * crossvc 1.5.0 		- graphical CVS frontend
 * deluge-torrent 	- A Bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK
 * distributed-net 2.9012.497 	- donate unused CPU cycles - client for
 * esperanza 0.2.1 		- XMMS2 client which aims to be as feature-full
and easy-to-use
 * festival-gaim 1.1 		- gaim plugin to hear incoming messages using
voice synthesis
 * glpi 0.68.2 			- IT and Asset management software
 * icc-profiles 1.0.1 		- ICC color profiles for use with Scribus,
Gimp, CinePaint
 * kqemu 1.3.0~pre9 		- KDE interface to qemu, the emulator
 * libopensync-plugin-google-calendar 0.19 - opensync plugin for Google Calendar
 * lmbench 3.0-a7  		- Utilities to benchmark UNIX systems (this is
like pbuilder, but for an rpm-based distro)
 * netperf 2.4.2 		- Network performance benchmark
 * nyello 0.5.0 		- command-line XMMS2 client
 * oolite 1.65  		- The space-sim game Oolite ported to GNUStep/OpenGL linux
 * openoffice.org-soikko 1.1.1 	- Finnish spell checking and
hyphenation for OpenOffice.org
 * openoffice.org-thesaurus-pl 1.2 - Polish Thesaurus for OpenOffice.org
 * pine 4.64 			- An e-mail reader with MIME and IMAP support
 * povray-3.6 3.6.1 		- Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer)
 * raster3d 2.7d  		- tools for generating images of proteins or other molecules
 * rdd 2.0.7   			- a forensic copy program
 * teamspeak-client 2.0.32      - VoIP chat for online gaming
 * tinymce 2.0.8   		- platform independent web based Javascript/HTML
WYSIWYG editor
 * treetool 2.0.2a  		- [Biology] An interactive tool for displaying trees
 * wink 1.5.1060 		- Tutorial and Presentation Creating Software

=== New low latency kernels ===

After some discussion with the sound and audio developers, Ben
Collins, the lead kernel developer, has added some low latency kernels
to Universe. You can

You need linux-restricted-modules-2.6.19 and
linux-meta-2.6.19 for the low latency kernels.

For a full list of changes in Feisty, please see
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/ .

== In The Press ==

=== Introduction to Ubuntu Security ===

There is a great introduction of Ubuntu security features on Linux
forums. It primarily focuses on the Ubuntu security updates, home
folder permissions, and firewalls.  The article informs the user how
to make sure that the security update repositories are activated and
how to turn on auto updates. There is also a brief summary on how to
remove read, write, and execute permission from your home folder for
everyone but you. It also details the various firewall packages
available in Ubuntu repositories and how to manage them.

Read more at: http://www.linuxforums.org/security/locking_down_ubuntu.html .

=== Ubuntu: The Linux poster child ===

In a concise list, Joshua Walters lists the reasons why Ubuntu is the
Linux poster child. His list includes hardware support, large user
base, ease of use, package manager, developer support, and others.

Read the full article at:

=== Ubuntu in South Australian Parliament ===

South Australian Family First MLC, Hon. Dennis Hood, made submissions
in the South Australian Legislative Council on 6th Dec calling for
schools and libraries to embrace Ubuntu. He noted that Ubuntu "has
significant advantages over proprietary software. With developers all
over the world freely and constantly improving the software, it is
little wonder that many Open Source solutions are now outpacing
Microsoft solutions". He also gave out Ubuntu CDs to all South
Australian parliamentarians.

Read more at http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php?id=1496417232&eid=-255 .

=== ITWire reports on the "more commercial" new Ubuntu ===

The ITWire reports that "Next April, the Ubuntu Foundation will
complete three years and six releases of its GNU/Linux distribution.
It will also be the point at which the project begins to acquire a
distinctly commercial hue." It should be noted that their reference to
the Ubuntu Foundation is incorrect. Core Ubuntu developers are
currently paid by Canonical, and the Foundation is currently simply
holding money.  The inclusion of proprietary drivers has little to do
with "making Ubuntu more commercial", as Canonical has provided
support for Ubuntu since early 2005.

You can read more at http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/7680/1000/ .

=== Software in Review reviews 6.10 ===

Jem Matzan, more commonly associated with the Jem Report, has written
a largely favourable review of 6.10 (Edgy) in Software in Review. He
says, "While still far from perfect, Ubuntu 6.10 'Edgy Eft' is both an
improvement over the so-called 'long-term support' release and a
decent operating system in its own right. It's in a much better place
than any other free-of-charge operating system has been before now,
but I don't think it'll give any commercial operating systems a run
for their money."

You can read more at http://www.softwareinreview.com/cms/content/view/59/ .

=== MAKE Zine adds Ubuntu to its Christmas shopping list ===

For those of you celebrating Christmas who are searching for a gift,
MAKE Zine has compiled a list of open source projects for the budding
MAKEr in all of us. Mixed among many pieces of hardware, including the
Greenphone and MAKE's own mp3 player, is our favourite OS, Ubuntu!

You can see the whole list (including Ubuntu) at
http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/11/the_open_source_1.html .

=== Scanorama showcases Ubuntu on SAS ===

Jane Silber wrote the Fridge and Marketing teams to tell us about
Ubuntu and Linux having a short piece in the November 2006 issue of
Scanorama, the inflight magazine for SAS airlines. You can see the
online version at http://www.scanorama.com/ - look on the bottom of
page 86. However, the site does require Flash. For those purists
amongst us, you can read the complete article below:

 "Think Outside the Box

 When Linus Torvalds posted the first message in a newsgroup about the
 code he had written, little did he know that 15 years later the Linux
 operating system (OS) would have close to 30 million users, making it
 the second most popular OS available (Windows is first).  Ubuntu is a
 complete Linux-based OS that includes the major applications you need
 for play and work. Naturally, the OS and all included software are free.

 Installing Ubuntu is easy with a new computer:follow the steps on the
 screen. If you want your computer to dual boot, a few more steps are
 needed together with a dose of courage.

 Once up, Ubuntu has a huge selection of applications from basic tools
 like word processing and spreadsheets to video editing, instant
 messaging and e-mail.  It's also faster than Windows XP. And, yes, this
 text was written with OpenOffice Writer - the Linux version of Microsoft

=== Kurdish Ubuntu was under investigation in Turkey ===

In the [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue23#head-8b649a307b51e7f9b5a0049b13d7fd51129ebe05
UWN #23], we reported that Kurdish Ubuntu has been promoted with a
reception in Diyarbakir, Turkey. You can find more information and
pictures from the reception here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ubuntu_in_Diyarbakir . You can also find some
screenshots of the Kurdish distro here:
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Kurdish_Linux_launched_in_Turkey .

Ubuntu was the first operating system to ''fully'' implement Kurdish
localization. Kurdish localization in Linux was an important milestone
for Turkey due to ethnic conflicts (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurds_in_turkey ). However, according to
a number of sources, the Diyarbakir Attorney General started an
official investigation on the mayor of Sur (a town in Diyarbakir) and
on Ubuntu. The case (now dismissed) was launched because the mayor's
demand for ''multilingualism'' was perceived as a PKK propaganda, a
Kurdish separatist militia organization. News item with links at

=== Ubuntu edges into December's edition of PC World Hungary ===

The Hungarian LoCo Team's localised build of Ubuntu 6.10 seems to have
been well received. This month's edition of the Hungarian PC World
Magazine includes the Desktop image localised by the LoCo.
Congratulations to the Hungarian LoCo and Thank You to PC World
Hungary! A blurb about the CD can be seen (in Hungarian only) at
http://pcworld.hu/tartalom.php?cmd=reszletes&id=54 .

The blurb, kindly translated by Szilveszter Farkas, reads: "Free
operating system - Ubuntu Linux 6.10 - Ubuntu is thought to be the
friendliest Linux distribution. This could be proved now by our
readers, because we have placed the operating system's newest
installer disk (6.10, Hungarian version) ISO image onto our DVD

=== c't magazin features Ubuntu ===

The latest issue of what is perhaps the most notable computer magazine
in Germany, '''c't magazin''', features a series of articles about
Ubuntu. The articles include "Linux in a nutshell", "first steps with
Ubuntu", and "enhance and configure your system". There are a total of
about 10 pages, and the magazine is accompanied by an Ubuntu DVD. An
excerpt (German only) of the articles can be found online:
http://www.heise.de/ct/06/25/100/ .

=== Ubuntu: The Ideal Windows Replacement ===

Technology News World ran an interesting article this week about
Ubuntu and Windows. Jack M. Germain shares his experiences with Ubuntu
and how he feels that it is an ideal replacement for Microsoft's
flagship product, Windows.

''"Having been raised on DOS and the early generations of Windows, I
rediscovered that sense of excitement in a pure computing experience
when I first tried other Linux versions over the years. However, they
required a steep learning curve and caused too much frustration with
setup and obscure command-line options. Not so with Ubuntu Linux."''

Read the full article at http://www.technewsworld.com/story/54507.html
(Tech News World).

=== Josh Berkus switches to Kubuntu ===

"I stuck with SuSE for eight years because they supported KDE, my
chosen desktop, because YaST was excellent for server installs, and
because there was never a good reason to switch. My loyalty to SuSE
ends today"


== Upcoming Meetings ==

Some upcoming meetings include:

 * Technical Board Meetings have resumed and occur biweekly on Tuesday
nights at 22:00 UTC.
 * Ubuntu Development Meetings have also resumed and occur weekly on
Thursday nights.
 * Edubuntu meetings continue to occur weekly on Wednesday nights.
 * Community council meeting scheduled for 2006-12-12 16:00 UTC.

See http://fridge.ubuntu.com/event (The Fridge's Event Calendar) for
more information.

== Specification Spotlight ==

This week's specification spotlight will focus on several related to
the X server (this program draws the windows and performs all tasks
required to draw on the screen and accept user input).

=== Bullet proof X ===

"The X subsystem is absolutely critical for desktop users, but
unrecoverable failures are possible in the current implementation.
Even in the face of driver regressions, hardware reconfiguration or
other unexpected conditions, the server should start up successfully
by whatever means necessary."

The goal of the bullet proof X specification is to ensure that the X
server (i.e., the graphical user interface) always loads. A lot of
people are capable of configuring their systems (or getting help to do
so) via a graphical interface but don't have a clue when it comes to
the command line interface. This specification would attempt to get
the X server to fall back to a safe-mode when it would otherwise fail
to the command line interface. Can you just imagine how helpful this
would be?

Read more at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/bullet-proof-x

=== Accelerated X ===

This specification has caused quite a stir within the community,
because it proposes supporting full X acceleration by default by
including and enabling proprietary, closed-source Linux video drivers.

"We will enable accelerated X by default, with full support for AIGLX,
in Edgy+1. For those vendors which have proprietary drivers that
enable acceleration, we will consider enabling those drivers by
default if they can provide us with an SLA for security and related

In order to do this, the NVIDIA and FGLRX packages must be fixed to
coexist peacefully with each other and with stock X drivers."

The specification is still in review but it appears to be on track for Feisty.

Read more at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/accelerated-x

=== Simplified X mode selection ===

Currently, the display modes used by the X server are selected at
install time, and can only be changed by reconfiguring using debconf.
This specification aims to allow the mode to be selected from the
desktop environment.

It is uncertain if this specification will be implemented in Feisty,
but it was discussed at uds-mtv, the most recent Ubuntu developers

Read more at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/simple-x-mode-selection

== Updates and security for 6.06 and 6.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * USN-385-1: tar vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-385-1
 * USN-386-1: ImageMagick vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-386-1
 * USN-387-1: Dovecot vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-387-1
 * USN-388-1: KOffice vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-388-1
 * USN-389-1: GnuPG vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-389-1
 * USN-390-1: evince vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-390-1
 * USN-391-1: libgsf vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-391-1
 * USN-392-1: xine-lib vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-392-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

 * lvm2 2.02.02-1ubuntu1.2 -
 * mediawiki 1:1.7~dapper1 -
 * moodle-book 1.6.1-1~dapper1 -
 * moodle 1.6.3-1ubuntu1~dapper1 -
 * scummvm 0.9.0-0ubuntu1~dapper1 -
 * seahorse 0.9.7-0ubuntu1~dapper1 -
 * amule 2.1.3-1~dapper1 -
 * apcupsd 3.12.4-2~dapper1 -
 * conky 1.4.4-1~dapper1 -
 * gcin 1.2.9-1ubuntu1~dapper1 -
 * kino 0.92-1ubuntu2~dapper1 -
 * libraw1394 1.2.1-2build1~dapper1 -
 * lirc 0.8.0-9ubuntu1~dapper1 -
 * mythplugins 0.20-0.6ubuntu4~dapper1 -
 * mythtv 0.20-0.2ubuntu2~dapper1 -
 * rkhunter 1.2.9-2~dapper1 -
 * bzflag -
 * cmake 2.4.3-1ubuntu1~dapper1 -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -

=== Ubuntu 6.10 Updates ===

 * lvm2 2.02.06-2ubuntu3.2 -
 * initramfs-tools 0.69ubuntu20.0edgy1 -
 * mediawiki 1:1.7~edgy1 -
 * katapult -
 * brasero 0.5.1-0ubuntu2~edgy1 -
 * comix 3.6-1~edgy1 -
 * compiz 1:0.3.3-0ubuntu2~git2006112~edgy1 -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * lyx 1.4.3-2~edgy1 -
 * rar 1:3.6.0-0ubuntu1~edgy1 -
 * seahorse 0.9.7-0ubuntu1~edgy1 -
 * soundconverter 0.9.3-1~edgy1 -
 * stardict 2.4.8-1~edgy1 -
 * trac 0.10.2-1~edgy1 -
 * unrar-nonfree 1:3.6.8-0ubuntu2~edgy1 -
 * kopete 4:3.5.5+kopete0.12.3-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * mdadm 2.4.1-6ubuntu5.1 -

== Weekly Bug Stats ==

    * Open (20323)  +302 over last week
    * Critical (20)  -2 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (10734)  +106 over last week
    * Unassigned (15436)  +282 over last week
    * All bugs ever reported (66898) +1003 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs your help. If you want to get started,
please see [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpingWithBugs .

Check out the bug statistics: http://people.ubuntu-in.org/~carthik/bugstats/ .

=== The non-bug bug ===

A bug with a title of "Developers don't get enough thanks" was created
by Peter Daniel Myers last week and was swiftly confirmed by Mark
himself. As Peter says:

 "Ubuntu is awesome. Dapper is really stable, and Edgy is pushing the
boundaries of what my hardware can do. I didn't pay a penny for
Ubuntu, but it's totally replaced my old Operating System, and taught
me to fall in love with free software.

 While there is a brilliant community of really great and helpful
people, we don't thank the developers enough... especially the devs
that don't get paid (by devs I'm not just talking about programmers,
I'm including - well everyone). The best I can do at the mo is submit
bug reports and try to be active on the forums...."

You can read his entire comment, plus all the follow comments by
others at https://launchpad.net/bugs/72212 .

== UWN 25: A Sneak Peak ==

Looking forward to Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue #25, we'll be
reviewing some of the following hot topics next week:

 * Mark's letter to OpenSUSE
 * The Kurdish Ubuntu Investigation
 * Coverage of the Community Council Meeting
 * More updates to Feisty
 * Plus much more!

See you next week!

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