Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #28

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 19 05:52:02 GMT 2007

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 28 for the week December 8th
- 14th, 2007. In this issue we cover the recent community council meeting,
herd 2 release, the new screencast team, the new xubuntu-users mailing list,
Ubuntu Forums weekly update, bug stats, upcoming meetings and events,
Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting, feisty changes, Main Inclusion Requests, weekly
quiz update, and much more.

== In This Issue ==

 * Herd 2 released
 * New screencast team
 * New xubuntu-users mailing list
 * Mozilla Team meeting
 * Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting
 * Community council meeting roundup
 * Planet Ubuntu Users
 * Ubuntu Forum Stats
 * LoCo News
 * Weekly Trivia Update
 * Feisty Changes
 * Upcoming meetings and events
 * MIR: What, Who, Why?
 * Security notices and 6.06 & 6.10 updates
 * Bug stats

== General Community News ==

=== Herd 2 Released ===

The latest development milestone release (Herd 2) for the Ubuntu project's
next release, Feisty Fawn, has been released. This release will become
Ubuntu 7.04 in April 2007.

There have been many improvements along the lines of bug fixes, feature
implementations, and the latest versions of the most popular Open Source
software currently available. We don't recommend it for use as a stable
environment, but it is great for testing Ubuntu and contributing to the next
release by filing bugs!

You can also read the the complete release announcement at

If you'd like to help out with testing, please see:

=== New Team: Screencast Team ===

Matthew East has announced the creation of a Screencast Team, and they need
your help!

Screencasts are videos which show users how to achieve a specific task in
Ubuntu. They can be seriously useful when walking users through a new task
and are intended to complement Ubuntu's other support resources, such as
documentation, forums, mailing lists and IRC.

The project is led by Alan Pope, who has already done some great work on
screencasts. But now the project is expanding, and you can help out! Simply
head over to the team wiki page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScreencastTeam/)
and soak up the material there. You'll then be ready to contribute to the
team by requesting or even making new videos!

Contact the Documentation Team with any questions at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationTeam/Contact/ or simply to get

=== New Mailing List: xubuntu-users ===

Cody A.W. Somerville, a member of the Xubuntu Team, has announced the
creation of the xubuntu-users mailing list.

 "As you may or may not know, we've recently been discussing setting up an
xubuntu-users mailing list. As of today, this mailing list exists and is
ready for consumption! This mailing list is for help and support with a bit
of user discussion on the side."

If you're interested in Xubuntu, helping others, and building the Xubuntu
community, please visit
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users to subscribe today.
Furthermore, feel free to join #xubuntu on irc.freenode.net

=== Ubuntu Mozilla Team ===

The first meeting of the Ubuntu Mozilla Team (
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam) was held on January 11th at 17 UTC. The
Mozilla Team was created in order to help raise the quality of Mozilla
application on Ubuntu. The meeting covered the structure of the team and set
guidelines on how the team would accomplish their goal. The Mozilla team is
just being organized now and if you are interested, please see the link and
join #ubuntu-mozillateam on irc.freenode.net.

=== Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting ===

First Ubuntu-Women meeting was held January 11-12th, 2007, on #ubuntu-women
on irc.freenode.net. It was a quite exciting roundup and a meet-and-greet
with other women using Ubuntu. You can read a summary on Ubuntu-Women Wiki (
http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Meetings/20070111) and download the full log of
the day.

The next meeting will be held on January 25th at 13:00 and 1:00 UTC. Two
different times are scheduled to accommodate different timezones. Please see
the Ubuntu forums thread at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=337651.

=== Planet Ubuntu Users ===

A new aggregation of blogs from Ubuntu users was set up. This differs from
Planet Ubuntu (found at http://planet.ubuntu.com), and you do not need to be
an official Ubuntu member to join. Please see http://ubuntuweblogs.org/ to
discover and http://ubuntuweblogs.org/submit.html to submit your
Ubuntu-related weblogs.

=== Community Council Meeting ===

The Community Council met again on January 9th, and as usual covered a
number of issues.    Membership approvals have been making meetings run
really long, so are being delegated out.  That process is coming along
smoothly, and more council members are expected to be set up soon.  With
regard to translations, Carlos is setting up a team that will be the Rosetta
point of contact for the many translation teams.  (Rosetta is a tool
integrated with Launchpad for making translation easier.)  It was decided
that the doc wiki would be licensed under CC-BY-SA, but discussion about the
main help wiki was deferred for the time being.  Forums members Mike and
Matthew were both approved for sitting on the Forums Council.  The German
Kubuntu group (kubuntu-de.net) is well on its way to becoming an official
Loco Team.  They plan to cooperate with ubuntuusers.de for a unified
K/Ubuntu presence in Germany, and have just gotten their mailing list set
up.  The CanadianTeam and IranianTeam were approved and welcomed as official
locoteams now as well.

The following users were approved as Ubuntu Members:
  * Mehdi Hassanpour (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MehdiHassanpour)
  * Rodrigo Pereira (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/pereira)
  * Dean Sas (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DeanSas)
  * Firdaus Aziz (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirdausAziz)
  * Troy McFerron (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Zenwhen)
  * Matti Lindell (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mlind)
  * Adrien Cunin (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/AdrienCunin)
  * Albin Tonnerre (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/AlbinTonnerre)

=== Ubuntu Forums Weekly Update ===

 * Threads: 330,625
 * Posts: 2,005,628
 * Members: 222,388

Visit http://ubuntuforums.org/ for help, support, discussion and chit-chat
about Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

=== mEDUXa Blog ===

Those interested in the progress of the Kubuntu rollout in the Canary Island
schools can read the (mostly Spanish) mEDUXa blog to find out their
successes and problems.


== LoCo News ==

=== Philippines Loco Interview ===

If you've ever wanted to learn more about any of the members of the
Philippines Loco, you can read about Jerome Gotangco. Jerome has been
involved with Ubuntu for several years and has helped with many projects
such as Edubuntu documentation, translations, and more. To read the full
interview, please go [http://ubuntu-ph.org/node/78 here].

== This Week's Quiz ==

Unfortunately, there was no quiz this week. Be sure to get ready for next
week though! We expect you in #ubuntu-trivia on Friday night (UTC). What you
can expect in turn is:

Upcoming for next week:

Sponsor    : Jason Ribeiro (jrib)
Prize      : Ubuntu Poster

And the week after that:

Sponsor    : The German Ubuntu Association (thanks to Julius Bloch!)
Prize      : Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) x86 Limited DVD Edition

To participate in the quiz, join #ubuntu-trivia on irc.freenode.net on
Friday and/or Saturday UTC-nights - the topic will usually tell you when the
next quiz is scheduled.

To give a quiz, contact Alexandre Vassalotti (theCore) - we will probably
find you a spot.

To donate a prize, please contact Jenda Vancura (jenda) - your generosity is
appreciated. The generic prize is an Ubuntu Poster ($5 value).

The quiz usually has a theme, and the quizmaster will sometimes tell you
what the theme of the quiz will be. If not, you can always bribe him/her. By
winning the quiz and foregoing the prize, you donate it for the next quiz.
This is especially appreciated if you are a frequent winner.

== Changes In Feisty ==

Scorched 3D is a game based loosely (or actually quite heavily now) on the
classic DOS game Scorched Earth "The Mother Of All Games". Scorched 3D adds
amongst other new features a 3D island environment and LAN and internet
play. Scorched 3D is totally free and is available for both Microsoft
Windows and Unix (Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris etc.) operating systems.
At its lowest level, Scorched 3D is just an artillery game with two+ tanks
taking turns to destroy opponents in an arena. Choose the angle, direction
and power of each shot, launch your weapon, and try to blow up other tanks.
That's basically it. The new version, 40.1d, includes numerous bug fixes.
Additions include: Progress bar for showing mod download progress, Skip now
button to the skip all dialog, and Score and money given for lives left. You
can get more information about Scorched3d at http://www.scorched3d.co.uk

Exaile is a media player aiming to be similar to KDE's AmaroK, but for GTK+.
It incorporates many of the cool things from AmaroK (and other media
players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries,
lyrics fetching, artist/album information via the wikipedia,
last.fmsupport, optional iPod support (assuming you have python-gpod
installed). In
addition, Exaile also includes a built in shoutcast directory browser,
tabbed playlists (so you can have more than one playlist open at a time),
blacklisting of tracks (so they don't get scanned into your library),
downloading of guitar tablature from fretplay.com, and submitting played
tracks on your iPod to last.fm. Version 0.2.7 is a bugfix release from
0.2.7b2, which included: Smart Playlists; A Plugin system with the following
plugins:  alarmclock, serp (for burning cds), minimode (smaller window),
desktopcover (shows album art on your desktop), streamripper (Allows you to
record music from internet streams); and lots of bugfixes from previous

Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently
supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi. The goal of evince is to
replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a
single simple application. New feature in Evine 0.7.1 include popup window
to jump to another page in presentation mode, and page transition support in
presentation mode. 0.7.1 also includes several bug fixes including several

Gossip is an instant messaging client for GNOME. Layered on top of the open
protocol Jabber is a clean and easy-to-use interface, providing users of the
GNOME Desktop a friendly way to keep in touch with their friends. This
release, 0.22, includes a couple of UI improvements and bug fixes.

Liferea is an aggregator for online news feeds. There are many other news
readers available, but these others are not available for Linux or require
many extra libraries to be installed. Liferea tries to fill this gap by
creating a fast, easy to use, easy to install news aggregator for GTK/GNOME.
1.2.3 corrects several minor problems.

Nautilus CD Burn is a CD burning front-end for Nautilus. It allows for the
easy drag and drop of files into Nautilus, and. The latest version closes a
dependency issue.

Mail scanner is an email virus scanner and tags spam. It has fixes to some
long outstanding issues with marking things as frauds.

Mono Develop is a Development Environment for many languages: C#,Boo,Java,
and ASP.net among others. The newest version has better stability, support
for C# 2.0, and a new development infrastructure.

Evolution is a full groupware suite including e-mail, calendar, address
book, to-do list, newsgroup, and memo tools.  It can also integrate with
LDAP, Exchange, and Groupwise, along with web calendars and Palm devices.
It is included by default in the Gnome environment, and distributed by
Novell.  It also comes with a variety of plugins for additional features.
Changes in this version include updated translations, both to the software
and its documentation and build patches.

Wesnoth is a fantasy turn-based strategy game. This release has an updated
tutorial, three new campaigns and an overhaul of multiplayer mode. Sprites
have also been heavy revised affecting most of the images in the game.

GNOME System Tools is set of cross platform configuration utilities for the
GNOME desktop. It aims to make the job of a system administrator simpler for
Unix / Linux systems. 2.17.5 is a small release with a couple of bug fixes.

GNOME icon theme is a icon theme for the GNOME Desktop. The GNOME Icon Theme
package contains an assortment of scalable and non-scalable icons of
different sizes and themes. The latest changes add missing icons and
configures a make file to check all icons to prevent missing icons.

Telepathy Gabble is a connection manager for Jabber/XMPP. 0.5.0 makes some
changes to D-Bus and Telepathy.

Vino is a VNC server for GNOME. VNC is a protocol that allows remote display
of a user's desktop. This package provides a VNC server that integrates with
GNOME, allowing you to export your running desktop to another computer for
remote use or diagnosis. The latest version makes updates to icons, cleans
up the code and changes a licensing string among other things.

gnome-desktop 2.17.5 was uploaded by Daniel Holbach. This minor release
fixes several minor bugs and cleans up several areas. See
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.17/2.17.5/NEWS for the full
changelog for gnome-desktop (as well as the other components of the gnome
desktop environment)

Xchat is a popular IRC client available under a variety of Operating
Systems. This update includes translations, a system tray icon, and updates
dependencies to require at least GTK+ 2.1.

Tomboy is a note taking application for the GNOME desktop. It is very nifty
as it uses wiki style links to tie notes together. The latest release
addresses icon themes, bug fixes and improves ToC load times.

Straw 0.26 has been uploaded! This new version includes: Autoloading of feed
content on feed selection, DBus support (Subscribe to feed), More usable
find dialog,  Clipboard copy and text magnification content view, FeedParser
4.1, Feed sorting in the feed list view, Marking all feeds as read, and
Bugfixes and cleanups.

Subtitle Editor is a GTK+2 tool to edit subtitles for GNU/*. It can be used
for new subtitles or as a tool to transform, edit, correct and refine
existing subtitle. This program also shows sound waves, which makes it
easier to synchronize subtitles to voices. 0.12.4 has the following fix:
Subtitle ASS/SSA time saving (0:00:00.000 -> 0:00:00.00)

Jabber is an Open Source Instant Message system that uses the Jabber/XMPP
protocal. The latest changes include multi-language support, protocol
support, and name space changes.

gxine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It
also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk
drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It interprets
many of the most common multimedia formats available - and some of the most
uncommon formats, too. gxine 0.5.10 has been uploaded by Daniel Chen. This
release fixes a security bug (possible local exploit). If you are using any
older version, you are advised to upgrade to this version or a
suitably-patched version supplied by your chosen distribution.Other than
that, just a few miscellaneous fixes.

eGroupWare is a free enterprise ready groupware software for your network.
It enables you to manage contacts, appointments, todos and many more for
your whole business. It comes with a native web-interface which allows you
to access your data from any platform all over the planet. Moreover you also
have the choice to access the eGroupWare server with your favorite groupware
client (Kontact, Evolution, Outlook) and also with your mobile or PDA via
SyncML., a bug fix release, includes PHP5.2 compatibility (eg.
datetime class), various fixes in the calendar, PostgreSQL
8.1compatibility, and setup/ldapimport is fixed.

rapidsvn is an graphical client for the subversion revision control system
(svn). 0.9.4, which was recently uploaded by Emmet Hikory, includes numerous
new features, enhancements and bug fixes. You can view the full changelog at

listen 0.4.3 was recently uploaded by Soren Hansen. The changelog can be
found at

File roller is an archive manager for the GNOME desktop. The latest version
includes various translations for Italian, Arabic and other languages.
2.17.5 includes several small bug fixes.

Qalculate is a powerful desktop calculator and was uploaded to include the
KDE version. Features include customizable functions, units, arbitrary
precision, plotting, and a user-friendly interface. Latest changes from
0.9.4 include command line options, updates for better use with older KDE
versions, and some French translations.

Dolphin is a file manager for the KDE focusing on usability. Some key
features include quick navigation through file hierarchy and view properties
for each folder. New feature include a sidebar and improvements that will
allow for a quick migration to KDE 4.

Gedit is a text editor which supports most standard editor features,
extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in
simple text editors.  Gedit is a graphical application which supports
editing multiple text files in one window through a tabbed interface.  Gedit
fully supports international text through its use of the Unicode UTF-8
encoding in edited files.  Its core feature set unclude syntax highlighting
of source code, auto indentation and printing and print preview support.
Gedit is also extensible through its plugin system, which currently includes
support for spell checking, comparing files, viewing CVS ChangeLogs and
adjusting indentation levels.  Changes included in this release: rebuild for
python2.5 as the default python version, detection of external file
modifications, file browser plugin bug fixes, autodetect UTF-16, added retry
button, drag 'n drop reordering and many more.

Encadre image is a program which will allow you to: add an unlimited number
of frames on a jpeg picture, add a signature, automatically create a tree
for PhpWebGallery and create a tree if your choice (with picture resize).
This is an initial release.

Extra package for extensions to GNOMEVFS.  Contains an OBEX module, VFS DBUS
daemon and modified file module that notifies file modifications over DBUS.
This is an initial release.

xfce4-mpc-plugin is a simple client plugin for Music Player Daemon.
Features include: send Play/Stop/Next/Previous to MPD, uses gtk-theme media
icons, decrease/increase volume using the mouse wheel, show the current
volume, status and title as a tooltip when passing the mouse over the
plugin, show a simple playlist window upon middle-click, permitting to
select a track to play, configurable MPD host/port/password and other
features.  Fixes in this release include: a simple interface with MPD when
libmpd is not available, repeat/random toggle in right-click menu, using
xfce_* functions for config dialog, replaced play call/button with pause ->
better and don't connect at startup.

Mairix is a program for indexing and searching locally stored email
messages.  Mairix supports Maildir, MH folders, and mbox formats.  Indexing
is fast, running incrementally on new messages, the search mode is very
fast, indexing and search works on the basis of words and the search mode
populates a "virtual" maildir folder with symlinks which point to the real
message.  Changes in this version include: added build-depends on zlib to
gain gzip mbox support and an applied patch to fix typos in

GNOME desktop utilities.  This package contains many utilities for the GNOME
desktop environment: gfloppy- a tool for formatting floppy disks,
gonme-dictionary- a program which can look up the definition of words over
the Internet, gnome-search-tool- with which one can find files by name or
content, gnome-system-log- a log viewing application and gnome-screenshot- a
tool to take desktop screenshots and save them into a file.  Fixs with this
release: many dictionary, screenshot, search tool and system log viewer bug
fixes, along with updated translations.

Pastebinit is a really small piece of Python that acts as a Pastebin client,
you simply tell it a file or to read from the stdin, and it will paste the
information on a Pastebin.  Changes in this release include: add a COPYING
flie, changed the default Pastebin, add two pastebins and added support for
regular expressions.

EOG (eye of GNOME) is and image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment.
EOG supports a wide variety of image file formats from which you can view
individually, or large image collections.  Features and bug fixes in this
release include: several printing fixes, updated manual translations, new
interactive image print preview on printing dialog, new theme icons and

Gnome-screensaver is the GNOME project's official screensaver program.  It
is used in Ubuntu in place of XScreenSaver.  Gnome-screensaver has a simpler
intreface that XScreenSaver but less customizability.  Changes in version
2.17.5 include a few bugs fixes and setting fullscreen before showing.

Lyricue is an application used to edit/display song lyrics and passages of
text on a second screen/projector for use at live events such as church
services, concerts and seminars.  Features in this release include: Choice
of Fast server or server supporting transitions, runs in English, German,
French, Dutch and Swedish, networkable, user access controls, multiple
playlists, copyright info for songs, automatic page advance and many bugs

K-3D features a robust, object oriented plugin architecture, designed to
scale to the needs of professional artists.  It is designed from the ground
up to generate motion picture quality animation using RenderMan compliant
render engines.  It is strongly recommended that the Aqsis render engine is
used with K-3D.  It is platform-independent running in GNU / Linux, POSIX
and Win32 operating systems.  Features include: interactive tutorials,
unlimited hierarchical undo/redo, multiple viewing options, modeling,
animation, materials and textures, rendering, scripting and supports
multiple geometry and image formats.  http://www.k-3d.org

Stetic is the new GUI designer for creating Gtk# applications.  Stetic can
be used standalone (using the "stetic" command) or using MonoDevelop which
provides direct integration with your project.  It is recommended that users
download and use MonoDevolop.  Features in this release include: Window and
Dialogs design, custom widget creation, action editor (Menus, toolbars) and
bug fixes.  Visit http://www.mono-project.com/Stetic for more info.

Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows
applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems.  Windows
programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the
performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look
and feel to other applications on your desktop.  The new version includes:
more work on the new Direct3D state management, debugger support for Mac OS,
Many OLE fixes and improvements, audio input support on Mac OS and lots of
bugs fixes.

== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu Lite Vs. Xubuntu ===

MadPenguin, a Linux news and reviews website has compared the Xubuntu and
Ubuntu Lite (a Ubuntu derivative) distributions.

The verdict? Install Xubuntu.

 "And, as surprising as this may sound, I would suggest totally ignoring
Ubuntu Lite, as I can't see any advantage to it over Xubuntu whatsoever. Any
speed advantages can be mirrored by simply installing the Ice windows
manager after installing Xubuntu."

Read the full article at: http://madpenguin.org/cms/?m=show&id=7707

== Meetings and Events ==

=== Tuesday, January 16, 2007 ===

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

Start: 20:00
End: 22:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TechnicalBoardAgenda

=== Wednesday, January 17, 2007 ===

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

Start: 20:00
End: 22:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Agenda: https://wiki.edubuntu.org/EdubuntuMeetingAgenda

=== Thursday, January 18, 2007 ===

==== Ubuntu Development Team Meeting ====

Start: 08:00
End: 10:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting

=== Saturday, January 20, 2007 ===

==== Xubuntu Meeting ====

Start: 15:00
End: 17:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Topic: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Meetings

==== Ubuntu US LoCo Team Mentor Meeting ====

Start: 17:00

    * Info: US Teams Mentor Wiki
    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us

=== Monday, January 22, 2007 ===

==== Fiesty Developer Sprint ====

Start: 2007-01-22 09:00
End: 2007-01-26 23:59

    * Location: Oslo, Norway

== Community Spotlight - Process of the Week ==

=== Main Inclusion Report ===

In order for a package to be included in the set of fully supported Ubuntu
packages (the main section of the repositories), it must go through an
approval process to show that it is fit to be covered by security-related
and QA support.  This process consists basically of some pre-application
discussion, filling out a form, and then having that form reviewed; it is
pretty straightforward.  Talk about it with a few people on the ubuntu-devel
IRC channel and mailing ahead of time to get an idea of any issues that may
need to be addressed first. When the package feels ready, it will need to
have what's called a Main Inclusion Request (or MIR) filled out and filed.

Want to fill out an MIR for your favourite universe package? Read on:

To get started, you will need to create a blank request to start filling
out.  This is done on the Ubuntu wiki, and yours should be located at
http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MainInclusionReportPackageName.  Simply replace
PackageName with of course the name of the package in your browser's
location bar, and if the page exists, you can stop here and contact the page
author to collaborate, and if not create the page from the
MainInclusionReportTemplate (list on the left).  Also check the list of
existing ones on UbuntuMainInclusionQueue in case someone named it
differently.  The template will list the sections you need to fill out, and
make sure you do all of the sections.  Note that MIRs are written for source
packages, not binary builds.

A MIR includes a number of pieces of information about a package to show it
meets various requirements for consideration.  There should be a link to the
source package within the universe section of the Ubuntu repositories,
showing that it already exists in universe (which is another process to get
into).  It must be available for all supported architectures (as
applicable).  Next is the rationale, and it is important that there be a
strong rationale for including the package.  This should include things like
being useful for a broad portion of the user base, being a new dependency or
build dependency of a package that is already supported, the source was in
another package in main that has been split, or replaces a package currently
being supported while having higher quality and/or better features.
Generally it should not duplicate the functionality of another package in
main.  Make sure to make a solid case for inclusion in your rationale

Another major point that will be looked at very closely is the packages
security record.  Its recent history and current state must be such that it
can be confidently supported for 18 months (the normal life cycle of Ubuntu
releases) without exposing users to an inappropriate level of risk.  This
section should cite security tracking services to show the packages record,
note that it does not open any ports, and it may be useful to mention any
people who have already reviewed the source code, in addition to those that
will after you submit the request.

Next should be some notes regarding quality assurance for the package.  You
may wish to describe the installation and setup process for it, or otherwise
show that it can be made to work properly with a reasonable amount of
configuration and reading of documentation after installation.  Next note
any debconf questions it asks and their priorities, none of which can be
above "medium".  Link to bug listings in Launchpad, Debian, and upstream to
show that the package is without critical or showstopper bugs and is
reasonably maintained.  Also, note anything about hardware, as it shouldn't
deal with exotic things that Ubuntu can't support.

Finally, on some technicalities, demonstrate that the package complies with
the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, Debian Policy, Debian library packaging
guide standards, standard debhelper/cdbs/dbs packaging, and standard patch
system conventions.  Also, all dependencies need to be in main as well (or
requested along with your package).

Now!  Once that's all taken care of, you're ready to submit the request.  To
do so, add a link to it on UbuntuMainInclusionQueue, and also send an e-mail
to the ubuntu-devel mailing list with a link to the page you've just
created.  If you don't get any bites right away, start looking around for a
core dev who can look it over for you.  (You may want someone to check
before you submit too, as a preliminary step.)  Now just sit back and wait,
and answer any questions and make any corrections as you get feedback from
the reviewing developer.  If all goes well, it will eventually be promoted
to main.

References: UbuntuMainInclusionRequirements, UbuntuMainInclusionQueue,

== Updates and security for 6.06 and 6.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * USN-403-1: X.org vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-403-1
 * USN-404-1: MadWifi vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-404-1
 * USN-405-1: fetchmail vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-405-1
 * USN-406-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerability -

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

 * langpack-locales -

=== Ubuntu 6.10 Updates ===

 * tzdata 2006p-0ubuntu6.10~prop1 -
 * gnome-system-tools 2.15.5-0ubuntu5~prop2 -

== Bug Stats ==

    * Open (20873) + 2 over last week
    * Critical (21) + 1 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (10706) + 75 over last week
    * Unassigned (15810) no change over last week
    * All bugs ever reported (71251) + 751 over last week

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

Check out the bug statistics: [WWW]

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