Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #103

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Aug 10 21:26:06 BST 2008


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #103 for the week August 
3rd - August 9th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Intrepid Alpha-4 ahead, 
Ubuntu Studio looking for help, SRU needs you, New Ubuntu Members, MOTU 
news, Ubuntu Kernel Next, BarCamp Chicago, Ubuntu Love Day Manila, 
Encrypted Private Directories, Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop, Unison, Alfresco 
Labs, Internet Labs in Ecuador, Linux Foundation AptChecker tool, Ubuntu 
and RepRap, and much, much more!

== UWN Translations ==

  * Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of 
linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the 
information you need.

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== In This Issue ==

  * Intrepid Alpha-4 ahead
  * Ubuntu Studion looking for help
  * SRU needs you
  * New Ubuntu Members
  * MOTU news
  * Ubuntu Kernel Next
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * LoCo News
  * Encyrpted Private Directories
  * Launchpad News
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop
  * Unison
  * Alfresco Labs
  * Internet Labs in Ecuador
  * Linux Foundation AptChecker tool
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Intrepid Alpha-4 ahead ===

The expected release date of Intrepid Alpha 4 is this Thursday, August 
14. Intrepid Alpha 4 will again use a "soft freeze" for main. This means 
that developers are asked to refrain from uploading packages between 
Tuesday and Thursday which don't bring us closer to releasing the alpha,

The list of bugs targeted for alpha-4 can be found at: 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.milestone%3Alist=1322

For a full review of what's still needed, please visit the link. 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2008-August/000464.html

=== Ubuntu Studio is looking for help. ===

If you have an interest in multimedia applications, such as Inkscape, 
Ardour, Blender, Audacity, GIMP, etc., then Ubuntu Studio would like to 
hear from you.  They are looking for people who can package, or would 
like to learn packaging, people who can help design the look of the 
website and people who have documentation skills. Join the team at 
#ubuntustudio-devel, or introduce yourself on the mailing 
list:https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-studio-devel

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-studio-devel/2008-August/000749.html

=== SRU needs you! ===

The number of stable release updates sitting in -proposed is getting 
larger[1]. Thank you to everyone who has worked on getting SRU bug fixes 
prepared and uploaded!

Packages in -proposed are ready to be moved to -updates after one week 
in -proposed and 2 positive verifications (as comments in the bug 
report) and no negatives. This means verification is often the 
bottleneck and why we're asking for help. A short howto is:

  * read the SRU bug report and verify that you can reproduce the bug. 
Many reports should have explicit test cases you can follow.
  * install the package(s) from -proposed
  * repeat step 1 and verify that the bug is fixed
  * add both positive and negative results on the SRU bug report

If you have any questions on SRU verifications please ask in 
#ubuntu-testing. Steve Beattie (sbeattie) is the teams SRU rock star and 
would love to help you get started.

[1] http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/pending-sru.html

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2008-August/000463.html

=== New Ubuntu Members ===

==== Americas Board ====

Paul Tagliamonte is the creator of Sabre (a Bluetooth plugin for amaroK) 
designed and tested for Ubuntu. He is also the creator of Qube (a CLI 
into libnotify) allowing shell scripters to use the attractive 
notification daemon. Paul is also a Member of the Ubuntu Forum's 
Beginner's Team. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~paultag Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Paultag

Michael Rooney is an active participant in the Bugsquad and Bugcontrol 
teams, he also manages the irc bot Eeebotu, which resides in 
#ubuntu-bugs-announce and announces bugs in Ubuntu as they come in. 
Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~michael Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MikeRooney

Charles Davis is a Forum staff member and active member of the Ubuntu 
Forums Beginners Team/Unanswered Posts Team. He is also active in the 
Launchpad Beginner Team for Ubuntu, and a member of the Ubuntu 
Documentation Students Team. Paul is currently working to improve the 
quality of Ubuntu's help system and Community Wiki Pages. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~charles.davis Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Old_soldier

Joe Barker has been a member of the Ubuntu Forums since the end of 
August 2007. He is now a Member of the Beginners Team/Unanswered Posts 
team, and just recently he became a Forum Moderator. Paul has also 
participated in the Sabre project (http://launchpad.net/sabre). 
Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~Joeb454 Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Joeb454

Bryan Quigley is a long standing volunteer for the New Jersey LoCo team 
and has been to almost every event. He has helped triage bugs, answered 
many support questions, and made several blueprints. Bryan is a very 
active advocate of free software (check reference of participation in 
events). Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~gQuigs Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Gquigs

Ted Gould has participated in the Desktop team. He has given promotional 
talks on Ubuntu at several FOSS orientes events (SCaLE, Ubuntu Open 
Week, OSCON). Ted has also participated in packaging and maintenance for 
GNOME Power Manager and GNOME Screensaver in ubuntu. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~ted-gould Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TedGould

Emma Jane Hogbin is a very active member of the FOSS community. Her 
participation ranges from being a member of the Ubuntu Women team, 
conference speaker (DrupalCon, LugRadio Live, amongst others), chairing 
conferences and participation in Hardware recycling programs. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~emmajane Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EmmaJane

The Americas board is delighted to present these new Ubuntu Members!

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2008-August/000144.html

=== MOTU News ===

James Westby (james_w) is now an Ubuntu Universe Contributor. Please 
join us in welcoming our very own MOTU School Dean to the Ubuntu 
Universe Contributors team. James has been active in development for 
some time, has restored MOTU School to an institution of learning, and 
much, much more. Launchpad: https://edge.launchpad.net/~james-w Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JamesWestby

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-motu/2008-August/004382.html

=== Kernel Team ===

==== Ubuntu Kernel Next ====

Normally in Ubuntu's development cycle, work on the kernel doesn't begin 
for a release until that release opens for development. This time around 
however, the kernel team is starting something new. Now that 2.6.26 is 
released, and the kernel in Intrepid/8.10 (our current development 
cycle) is pretty stable, they have opened up a new git tree called 
ubuntu-next. Do not confuse this with linux-next, they are different 
concepts.

The team will not be spending a lot of time adding features to this 
tree. It is basically a rebase of all of the patches on top of the 
latest kernel in linux-2.6 upstream git. Patches are consolidated and 
given some consistency (and a few pushed upstream). At regular 
intervals, binary packages of this tree will be made available (usually 
at -rc milestones from upstream). In fact, the first installment of 
these are now available at: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/pub/next/2.6.27-rc2/

There are some things to remember when using this kernel, and they can 
be found here: 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2008-August/002868.html

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (46760) -416 # over last week
  * Critical (26) +1 # over last week
  * Unconfirmed (22266) -680 # over last week
  * Unassigned (37622) -464 # over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (200126) +1986 # over last week

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

=== Translation Stats Hardy ===

  * Spanish (11958)
  * English-UK (32228)
  * French (39151)
  * Brazilian Portuguese (50113)
  * Swedish (52880)

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron," see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/

=== 5-a-day bug stats ===

Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days

  * odd-rationale (250)
  * nick.ellery (108)
  * kennym-safe-mail (101)
  * jibel (101)
  * mcisternas (82)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

  * club-ubuntu (152)
  * ubuntu-michigan (108)
  * indian-team (15)
  * motuscience (13)
  * ubuntu-us-or (12)

=== Global Bug Jam stats ===

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

  * club-ubuntu.org-GBJ08 (464)
  * global-august-08-chile (176)
  * global-august-08-pdx (53)
  * global-august-08-michigan (49)
  * GBJ-Aug08-India (38)

5 A Day and Global Bug Jam stats provided by Daniel Holbach. See 
http://daniel.holba.ch/5-a-day-stats/

== LoCo News ==

==== BarCamp Chicago! ====

August 16th and 17th, Chicago is holding its annual BarCamp Chicago 
event. It will start Saturday and run all the way through Sunday 
evening. FREE FOOD AND DRINK! Great talks and a lot of super cool IT 
people all getting together and hanging out. Last year was awesome! So 
if you are able to next week, go and hang out with the various area user 
groups and the Ubuntu Chicago LoC0. 
http://blog.nixternal.com/2008.08.09/barcamp-chicago/

=== Ubuntu Love Day Manila 2008 ===

The Ubuntu Philippines Local Community Team (Ubuntu-PH), and the 
University of the Philippines Diliman Department of Computer Science are 
holding an Ubuntu sharing event on August 23, 2008. Geared toward Ubuntu 
enthusiasts, it's an opportunity for people to share their experiences 
in using Ubuntu in everyday computing.  Six resource people are slated 
to present talks:

  1. The Ubuntu 30 day challenge - Aileen Apolo (Google)
  2. Ubuntu on virtualization and integrating to a Windows Network - 
Wallen Tan
  3. Ubuntu: Saving lives (and then some) - Charo Nuguid
  4. Choice is Good! Welcome to the Exciting, Productive and Wacky World 
of Ubuntu Derivatives - members of UP Linux Users' Group (UnPLUG)
  5. Ubuntu and the OLPC XO-1 - Rowen Remis Iral (OLPCPH)
  6. Kubuntu & KDE: Contributing to an International Software Project - 
Juan Carlos Torres (KDE Project)

Due to the limited space, tickets for the event have already been fully 
allocated.  http://ubuntuloveday2008.eventbrite.com/

== New in Intrepid Ibex ==

=== Encrypted Private Directories ===

Do you have sensitive data on your computer? Perhaps a file containing 
all of your passwords? Financial spreadsheets or GPG/SSH keys?  Are you 
concerned about someone reading these files should your PC or laptop be 
stolen? In Ubuntu’s Intrepid Ibex development cycle, the Ubuntu Server 
Team is implementing support for an encrypted private directory in each 
user’s home. The underlying technology is a cryptographic virtual file 
system in the Linux kernel called eCryptfs.

Testers wanted! Most of the integration of Encrypted Private Directories 
has been completed in Intrepid, and now the team is looking for some 
proactive Ubuntu users to test this functionality before the legions of 
Ubuntu users begin trusting this technology with their personal data. 
With your help, hopefully the team can shake out any remaining 
functionality or usability issues.

Please follow the complete, step-by-step, up-to-date instructions in the 
wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EncryptedPrivateDirectory#head-4a2aa7460fdca18bfe78bb1283becff406bbc13c

For a more in depth discussion and information on where to file bugs, 
visit this link: 
http://dustinkirkland.wordpress.com/2008/08/06/encrypted-private-directories-in-ubuntu-intrepid/

== Launchpad News ==

=== Inside the new Launchpad web service API ===

If you’ve been wanting to integrate Launchpad into your development 
tools, or create scripts that read and write Launchpad’s dataset, your 
wait is over. Launchpad released the initial version of their RESTful 
web service API to the beta testing team. Now you can integrate with 
Launchpad using our Python library or by making simple HTTP requests. 
Right now, the web service provides basic access to Launchpad’s people 
and bugs. The team is working now to expose more of Launchpad’s 
data–projects, milestones, and to improve the usability of the Python 
client. Read more about the exciting new features here: 
http://news.launchpad.net/cool-new-stuff/inside-the-new-launchpad-web-service-api

=== Survey about Launchpad’s upstream bug workflow ===

One of the cool things about Launchpad’s bug tracker is that it can link 
bugs together, regardless of whether they’re tracked in Launchpad or an 
external bug tracker. This is great for Ubuntu, where people report 
issues against an Ubuntu package of an upstream project. Jorge Castro 
works on Ubuntu’s community team and wants to know how Launchpad could 
improve this for upstream projects. If you’re from an upstream project 
and have an opinion on how to improve the work flow between Launchpad 
and your external bug tracker, take Jorge’s survey. 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Grb6rCLEZaCZWhRpOveeaw_3d_3d

http://news.launchpad.net/general/survey-about-launchpads-upstream-bug-workflow

== In The Press ==

  * Linux World Expo Awards (Best Desktop Solution: Ubuntu Desktop 
Edition 8.04 LTS) -  Judged by a group of respected industry experts, 
the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service 
innovations by LinuxWorld® and Next-Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) 
Conference & Expo exhibitors. The winners were recognized during a 
ceremony at the event on Tuesday, August 5. 
http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/media//news/CC969855

  * Ubuntu attracts the lion's share of LinuxWorld's smaller crowds - 
Michael Hatamoto noted that the Ubuntu booth seemed to attract more 
people than other booths.  Their presentations and training sessions 
were heavily attended in a year when overall attendance was sparse. See 
a pic of the Canonical/Ubuntu booth at the link. 
http://www.betanews.com/article/Ubuntu_attracts_the_lions_share_of_LinuxWorlds_smaller_crowds/1218146689

  * Ubuntu Goes Enterprise - Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols explains that 
Ubuntu is about to release business software stacks for Small-to-Medium 
sized Businesses (SMB) and enterprises.  Some of the preloaded software 
intended to be released by 2009 is the IBM Open Collaboration Client 
Solution (OCCS) which includes Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Lotus 
Sametime.  Another offering will be the Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.5. 
  And still a third will be Unison, which is a combination desktop and 
server package.  http://www.cio.com/article/441702/

  * A Penguin with an Egg: Growing the Open-Source Community -  Esther 
Schindler relates some of her experiences at the Open Source Convention 
(OSCON). She discusses how to include more than just developers in the 
community, and getting people to contribute in other ways than by just 
coding. This included talking to Mark Shuttleworth about attracting 
participants and interacting and integrating with upstream software 
providers.  Other discussions included the role of women in Open Source, 
and community management. Also mentioned in the article is the Open Web 
Foundation, and how it tries to encourage data as well as open source 
code to be available everywhere.  Some of this involves untangling 
licensing definitions.  Read more at http://www.cio.com/article/441165/

  * Leadership Lessons: Passion, Smarts and What Open Source Can Learn 
About Management - Esther Schindler spoke to Mark Shuttleworth from 
Ubuntu, Jon Sobel (SourceForge group president) and Ross Turk (community 
manager for SourceForge.net) about management and the open source 
community.  One of the things that Ms. Schindler discovered is that 
there doesn't appear to be any training for managers in open source 
projects. And now it's time for open source to step up and innovate new 
methods of managing and training managers. 
http://advice.cio.com/esther_schindler/leadership_lessons

  * Giving new life to old computers - C.M. Boots-Faubert raises the 
age-old question: What do you do with a computer that no longer suits 
your needs?  The answer, of course, is to give it to a child that has 
none, loaded with a secure operating system like Xubuntu which makes it 
appear to run faster than it ever did before.  Not only that, but it 
comes with email and web browser, Abiword for doing homework and, oh 
yes, games. 
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080805/BIZ/808050303

== In The Blogosphere ==

  * Canonical Preparing Virtual Ubuntu Server Appliances - The Var Guy 
briefly explains how Ubuntu is simplifying the installation of server 
applications in virtual server appliances.  The application stacks ride 
on top of the virtualization software without the need of special 
hardware beyond that traditionally used.  Read more at 
http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/08/07/canonical-preparing-virtual-ubuntu-server-appliances/

  * Installfest: Untangle, Ubuntu Linux Saves 750 PCs From Landfills - 
Joe Panettieri has the final numbers from the Installfest at LinuxWorld 
Expo.  In an effort backed by Untangle and its partners, Ubuntu was 
installed on 750 used computers, resulting in an estimated savings of 
$375,000 over buying new PC's with Windows Vista installed.  This helps 
kids and the environment. 
http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/08/07/untangle-ubuntu-linux-save-750-pcs-from-landfills/

  * A practical experience: Fedora vs Ubuntu - The author of the blog 
site Journihilism compares Fedora and Ubuntu based on some personal 
preferences but without giving a definitive choice.  His purpose appears 
to be more toward showing the strengths of each distribution.  In his 
opinion, Ubuntu is easy to use, whereas Fedora is more stable and 
secure, however Ubuntu has a means of getting the codecs one needs where 
Fedora doesn't. 
http://journihilism.net/2008/08/a-practical-experience-fedora-vs-ubuntu/

  * How Dell and System76’s Ubuntu Machines Stack Up to Their Mac 
Counterparts - Andrew Min compares prices and features of similarly 
equipped Mac, System76 and Dell(loaded with Ubuntu) computers in 4 
different categories. Prices were somewhat comparable in the mini and 
low-end laptop categories.  But the System76 Serval took the high-end 
category and the Dell Inspiron 530N with Ubuntu installed took the 
desktop category. See the breakdown at: 
http://www.dawningvalley.com/2008/08/how-dell-and-system76s-ubuntu-machines-stack-up-to-their-mac-counterparts/

== In Other News ==

=== Announcements ===

==== Canonical to Offer Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop through Ubuntu Partner 
Repository ====

Zimbra has announced that Canonical, will give users direct access to 
Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop through the Ubuntu Partner Repository. The 
inclusion of Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop in the Ubuntu Partner Repository 
provides Ubuntu users with best-of-breed collaboration technology that 
is built natively for the Linux platform. With Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop, 
Ubuntu users will have access to Yahoo! Mail, Gmail™, AOL Mail and any 
IMAP or POP enabled e-mail account, such as work, personal and school 
accounts, from the same place, even when they are not connected to the 
Internet. Additionally, Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop allows people to use the 
iCal standard to take their calendar offline. 
http://www.ubuntu.com/news/zimbra-desktop

==== Unison™ released for Ubuntu: bringing unified communications to 
Linux ====

Unison is a Small to Midsized Business (SMB) server and desktop solution 
for unifying communications. It integrates all major communications onto 
a single – Unison Server – which powers e-mail, instant messaging, a 
PBX, contacts and calendaring. Users access the server via Unison 
Desktop, a native application for Ubuntu or Windows, which gives them 
all communications in one place. With Unison Desktop, business workers 
are more productive because they waste less time managing and searching 
for messages and instead focus on their work. Running on a single Ubuntu 
server, Unison is more reliable and cost-effective, and because it 
includes an integrated PBX, e-mail and instant messaging system, 
companies do not need to purchase and maintain multiple expensive 
servers in order to communicate. The software is initially targeted at 
small and mid sized businesses (SMBs) with 20 to 1000 staff and will be 
available through the partners repositories. 
http://www.ubuntu.com/news/unison-unified-communications

==== Canonical To Offer Alfresco Labs Pre-Packaged through Ubuntu 
Partner Repository ====

Alfresco Software, Inc. and Canonical are teaming up to offer Alfresco 
Labs 3 within a pre-built software download as part of its partner 
repository. Using the simple apt-get command, end-users can execute a 
full installation, with all drivers and relevant dependencies 
pre-packaged. This move provides Alfresco with a new platform from which 
to reach a rapidly expanding Ubuntu user-base. Alfresco has seen major 
adoption of its open source ECM system throughout the world. With this 
partnership, users will have a great opportunity to assess Alfresco on 
Ubuntu, and see the benefits these two great Open Source solutions can 
bring to organizations. 
http://www.ubuntu.com/news/alfresco-enterprise-content-management

==== IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free 
Desktops Worldwide ====

IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, RedHat and Novell are teaming up to deliver 
Microsoft-free desk-top computing to the world by 2009. Citing shifting 
market forces and the growing demand for economical alternatives to 
costly Windows and Office-based computers, the four leaders sense an 
ideal set of circumstances allowing Linux-based desktops to proliferate 
in the coming year. The four leaders are working with their local 
business partners in markets around the world to build and distribute a 
pre-loaded PC offerings that features IBM's Open Collaboration Client 
Solution, including Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Lotus Sametime; the 
Linux operating system of each distributor; and software applications 
and installation services from the local partners in each market. These 
solutions would be tailored to the needs of customers in specific 
industries and sectors 
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/ibm-canonicalubuntu-novell-red-hat/story.aspx?guid={F6BECEDE-0833-4FA6-83D7-4EBA7A79337E}&dist=hppr

=== Internet Labs opened by Ecuador President Rafael Correa ===

In a display of cooperation between LoCos, Jorge Alvarez from the Ubuntu 
Nevada LoCo team provided some pictures to the Ecuador LoCo of 
Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, opening some internet labs in the 
Guasmo Area of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Computers are running the best OS 
available, Uubntu, thus showing the commitment to Software Libre that 
the government of Ecuador has. Pictures at the link show some of the lab 
and President Correa. http://ecubuntu.com/?p=1347

=== Linux Foundation launches killer development tool ===

AppChecker, now in Beta 3, gives you the opportunity to test an 
application for compatibility with different versions of the Linux 
Standard Base (LSB) and against all the Linux distributions in the LSB 
Database.  The results are presented in a report showing the 
compatibility of the application with the various distributions, and 
what libraries and interfaces it uses.  It will even allow you to put 
your program in for LSB certification straight from the test program. 
Amanda McPherson warns, "This is a beta program and there's no 
guarantee, but yes, if AppChecker says your program should work with, 
say, Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04, then your application should work on these 
distributions. http://www.linux.com/feature/144170

=== Ubuntu and RepRap ===

As reported in the UWN #95, RepRap 1.0 "Darwin" is a rapid prototyping 
machine that is capable of making the majority of its own component 
parts. As a follow up of that article, here is a link to UWN #95, and 
some pictures showing RepRap running the Ubuntu OS.

  * Original UWN article: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue95
  * Pic #1-RepRap running Ubuntu: 
http://reprap.org/pub/Main/WebHome/reprap.jpg
  * Pic #2-RepRap running Ubuntu: 
http://reprap.org/pub/Main/WebHome/pc-va.jpg

http://reprap.org/bin/view/Main/WebHome

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Tuesday, August 12, 2008 ===

==== Server Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Wednesday, August 13, 2008 ===

==== QA Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Platform Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 22:00 UTC
  * End: 23:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Thursday, August 14, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 12:00 UTC
  * End: 13:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 13:00 UTC
  * End: 14:00 UTC
  * IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Ubuntu Java Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 14:00 UTC
  * End: 15:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Ubuntu Classroom Session ====

  * Start: 22:00 UTC
  * End: 23:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: How to merge from Debian - Hosted by Nathan Handler

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.04, 7.10, and 8.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

  * [USN-626-2] Devhelp, Epiphany, Midbrowser and Yelp update - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-August/000739.html

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

  * xine-lib_1.1.1+ubuntu2-7.9 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-August/012738.html
  * sun-java5 1.5.0-16-0ubuntu0.6.06 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-August/012739.html
  * amsn 0.95-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-August/012740.html

=== Ubuntu 7.04 Updates ===

  * postfix-policyd 1.80-2.1ubuntu0.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-August/008985.html
  * xine-lib_1.1.4-2ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-August/008986.html
  * amsn 0.96+dfsg1-0ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-August/008987.html

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * aide 0.13.1-7ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-August/010289.html
  * postfix-policyd 1.80-2.2ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-August/010290.html
  * amsn 0.97RC1+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-August/010291.html
  * xine-lib_1.1.7-1ubuntu1.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-August/010292.html

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-20.23 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011915.html
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-20.22 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011914.html
  * aide 0.13.1-8ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011916.html
  * mnogosearch 3.3.6-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011917.html
  * siproxd 1:0.5.13-1ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011918.html
  * nss 3.12.0.3-0ubuntu0.8.04.4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011920.html
  * nspr 4.7.1+1.9-0ubuntu0.8.04.5 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011919.html
  * openjdk-6 6b11-2ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011921.html
  * devhelp_0.19-1ubuntu1.8.04.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011922.html
  * epiphany-browser_2.22.2-0ubuntu0.8.04.5 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011923.html
  * midbrowser_0.3.0rc1a-1~8.04.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011924.html
  * yelp_2.22.1-0ubuntu2.8.04.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011925.html
  * writer2latex 0.5-6ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011926.html
  * linux-restricted-modules-envy-2.6.24 2.6.24.503-503.30 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011927.html
  * qtpfsgui 1.9.0-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011928.html
  * gnumed-client 0.2.8.10-1~hardy1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011929.html
  * openldap2.3 2.4.9-0ubuntu0.8.04.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011930.html
  * amsn 0.97+final-0ubuntu5.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011931.html
  * zdesktop 0.90.1249beta-hardy1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011932.html
  * initramfs-tools 0.85eubuntu39.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011933.html
  * xine-lib_1.1.11.1-1ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011934.html
  * ubuntu-vm-builder 0.4-0ubuntu0.4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011935.html
  * app-install-data-commercial 9.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011936.html
  * sun-java5 1.5.0-16-2ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011938.html
  * sun-java6 6-07-3ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011937.html
  * solfege 3.9.3-4ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011939.html
  * vlc_0.8.6.release.e+x264svn20071224+faad2.6.1-0ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011940.html
  * vim-latexsuite 20060325-4.1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011941.html
  * slack 0.14.1-2ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011942.html
  * deskbar-applet 2.22.3.1-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011943.html
  * libsoup2.4 2.4.1-1ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011944.html
  * glib2.0 2.16.4-0ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-August/011945.html

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