Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #95

Nick Ali nali at ubuntu.com
Sun Jun 15 22:05:06 BST 2008

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #95 for the week June
8th - June 14th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Intrepid Alpha 1
delayed, more info about Global Bug Jam, future Brainstorm plans,
Server Team Intrepid blueprints, new Ubuntu Members, future of
Gobuntu, Kubuntu Tutorial Days, Mark Suttleworth's response to
accusations of proprietary codecs in Ubuntu, open source in UK
schools, and much, much more!

== In This Issue ==

 * Intrepid Alpha 1 Delayed
 * Global Bug Jam: How you can help make it happen!
 * Future Brainstorm Plans
 * Intrepid blueprints from the Ubuntu Server Team
 * New Ubuntu Members
 * Gobuntu Future
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Ubuntu Colombian Team OpenFest
 * Technical Update
 * Launchpad News
 * Ubuntu Forums News
 * In the Press & Blogosphere
 * In Other News
 * Upcoming Meetings & Events
 * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Intrepid Alpha 1 Delayed ===

According to the published Intrepid release schedule at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardyReleaseSchedule, the first Intrepid alpha
was scheduled for June 12, 2008. Due to a number of factors, chief
among them the current division of developer attention between the
upcoming 8.04 point release and Intrepid, the alpha release was not
made available as scheduled. Needless to say, every effort is being
made to get an installable alpha image together in the coming days.

=== Global Bug Jam: How you can help make it happen! ===

The Ubuntu Global Bug Jam is going to be a big event, and the place to
be the weekend of 08 August - 10 August, 2008. Make sure to contact
your LoCo about this event to help coordinate efforts. Documentation
on the event and how to organize it can be found at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GlobalBugJam and

Things you can do to help organize the event in your area:

 * If you know a good venue for the event, coordinate with your local
friends and book it.
 * If you know your way around in Ubuntu Bug land, help your LoCo get started.
 * If you are an upstream developer and are interested in helping
Ubuntu Bug Triagers to debug your application, sign up at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GlobalBugJam, then add debugging information
to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProcedures
 * Ask your local friends what kind of packages, or class of bugs
they're interested in, then post it here:
 * Developers should refer to this link to find out how they can make
a difference: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2008-June/025533.html

The Global Bug Jam is definitely going to ROCK. Help make it happen in
your area! http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=123

=== Future Brainstorm Plans ===

Three months after the launch, it is time to do a small recap and lay
out the plans for the next months. The project is now working towards
better feedback to your input. Starting this cycle, there should be
some regular developer feedback on popular ideas. In the next months,
the work will be focused on an easier classification of ideas in
projects, so that it can be exploited by non-Ubuntu software
developers. Also coming is an easy way for Brainstorm users to contact
each other, tools for Ubuntu developers to spot and keep track of the
interesting ideas, and in the long run, the project is heading towards
a project neutral release, but don't expect it too soon.

=== Intrepid blueprints from the Ubuntu Server Team ===

With the end of UDS, members of the Ubuntu Server Team are busy
writing specifications (aka blueprints) about topics discussed during
the summit. Here is a non-exhaustive list of blueprints that are
currently been written:

 * Encrypted ~/Private Directory:
 * Kerberize Services in main:
 * Ubuntu Calendar Server:
 * Ubuntu Server Guide additions and updates:
 * J2EE Support: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/J2EESupport

Remember, these are plans, there is no guarantee that they will make
it into Intrepid Ibex.

=== New Ubuntu Members ===

==== The EMEA Board ====

The EMEA Membership Board had their third meeting last Tuesday. Three
candidates have been welcomed aboard the Ubuntu ship.

Javier Garrido has been rocking hard for the Spanish LoCo team, being
administrator of Ubuntu-es since February 2007. Wiki:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Meisok LP: https://launchpad.net/~meisok

László Torma has supported, written about, and documented Ubuntu. He
is also doing great work for the Hungarian LoCo team. Wiki:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Toros3 LP: https://launchpad.net/~toros.hu

Risto Kurppa has been doing great work for the Finnish team,
supporting users and writing articles. Wiki:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RistoHKurppa LP:

The EMEA Board is happy to welcome aboard these excellent members! Our
next meeting will be on June 17, 2008 18:00 UTC.

==== The AsiaOceania Board ====

The AsiaOceania Membership Council had its first Meeting on June 10th,
2008. The board approved 3 new Ubuntu members.

Russel John is the Team Contact of Ubuntu Bangladesh LoCo Team and has
conducted and contributed to various events to spread Ubuntu. Wiki:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Russell LP:

Mahayudin Susanto is from Indonesia. Notable contributions made by
Susanto include translations and advocating for Ubuntu in the East
Java region of Indonesia. Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Udienz LP:

Muhammed Takdir is  also from Indonesia. Notable contribution include
the efforts made in taking Ubuntu/Edubuntu to schools of a region
called Sinjai. Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MuhammadTakdir LP:

The AsiaOceania Board is happy to welcome aboard these excellent
members! Please check our wiki page for future meetings.

=== MOTU News ===

After some time away, Zhengpeng Hou has found time to return to MOTU
and continue previous work in package maintenance, CJK support, KDE
bugfixing, and helping with the sponsor queues.

The Ubuntu Developer Channel continues to be packed with goodness. It
is a pleasure to announce another fantastic MOTU video - Packaging
101, Part 1 and Part 2. The video is presented by Daniel Holbach and
is an instructional on how to put together a package. This video is a
great first step in learning packaging, and will get you started on
the path to becoming a MOTU.

 * MOTU Packaging 101-Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKLabbXTqMc
 * MOTU Packaging 101-Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwTp1YnehoI

Note: You can catch up on all 22 videos at the Ubuntu Developers
YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=ubuntudevelopers

=== Gobuntu Future ===

The Gobuntu development team is announcing that after the 8.04 release
of Gobuntu, the project will aim to merge many of the Gobuntu changes
into mainline Ubuntu. One such merge would be their "Free Software
Only" installer option, which only installs software considered free
by the Free Software Foundation's definition of software freedom. The
primary focus of the Ubuntu community, Canonical, and their derivative
and downstream projects remains the success of free, Open Source
software. It is hoped that by providing every Ubuntu user with the
ability to install a completely free system, using the standard Ubuntu
installer, we will move closer to a world of freedom, choice, and
personal liberty with the hardware you own.

=== Kubuntu Tutorial Days - Sunday June 15th, 2008 ===

Kubuntu Tutorials Day is back. Join the Kubuntu team in IRC channel
#kubuntu-devel for some great chats with Free Software's finest
developers. There are five months of development ahead before the
release of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex, so this is the perfect way to learn
how to get involved. Mark your calendar to attend any, or all of the
scheduled presentations. https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuTutorialsDay

 * 19:00 UTC - Getting Involved - Richard Johnson(nixternal)
 * 20:00 UTC - Usability - Celeste Lyn Paul(seele)
 * 21:00 UTC - Packaging & merging howto - Jonathan Riddell(Riddell)
 * 22:00 UTC - Plasma with Python - Michael Anderson(nosrednaekim)
 * 23:00 UTC - But triage - Ralph Janke(txwikinger)
 * 24:00 UTC - Kubuntu Q & A Session - The Kubuntu Team

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

 * Open (46878) +84 # over last week
 * Critical (31) -1 # over last week
 * Unconfirmed (23112) -145 # over last week
 * Unassigned (37528) 128 # over last week
 * All bugs ever reported (189580) +1486 # 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 ===

This is the top 5, not specific languages, so the languages might
change week to week.

 * Spanish (13449)
 * French (39225)
 * English (United Kingdom) (49694)
 * Swedish (52899)
 * Brazilian Portuguese (55464)

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Ubuntu Colombian Team OpenFest ===

Last Saturday, June 7th, the Colombian Ubuntu LoCo Team, along with
the OpenSolaris Colombian Team, organized the first Free Software
Festival on the University of San Buenaventura campus. The event
featured an installfest, conferences, demos, workshops where the team
presented the advantages of Ubuntu 8.04, and an overview of the LoCo
team's organization and Community work.

== Technical Update ==

Mirco Muller, Ubuntu "bling" expert, has written some responses to
submitted Brainstorm ideas:

 * Fix compatibility with webcams and microphone -
 * Include Compiz Fusion Manager by default -
 * Make it possible to mark applications "Disable Compiz when running"
- http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/2876/
 * Create a standard gaming environment for ubuntu -
 * Partner with big name game developers -
 * Alt+Tab from fullscreen apps - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/2205/


== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad service interruptions: June 17th, 18th, and 19th ===

Downtime details:

 * June 17th 22:00 UTC - June 18th 03:00 UTC: all of Launchpad will be offline.
 * June 18th 22.00 UTC - June 18th 00.00 UTC: code browse, pushing and
pulling to code branches hosted on Launchpad will be unavailable.
 * June 19th 22.00 UTC - June 20th 03.00 UTC: uploading to, building
and publishing in package archives - both distribution archives and
PPAs - will be unavailable.

The downtime will be used to upgrade the servers that host Launchpad
to the latest version of Ubuntu, 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron. This will
result in an improved platform on which to develop new Launchpad
services. Specifically, it will include Python 2.5 and PostgreSQL 8.3,
along with updates to several libraries that Launchpad relies on.

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Ubuntu Forums Interviews ===

Second to IT professionals, UF Staff members are in the Medical or
Life Sciences field. ugm6hr is one of the latter - a medical trainee
from the UK. As many others, he started very early on with computers
(around 7), in the Commodore Amigas era. Please meet with him here:

=== Tutorial of the Week ===

This week's highlighted thread is a long-running emergency tip called
"How to install Grub from a live Ubuntu cd," by catlett.

This is another tutorial that you hope you never have to use, but in
the case that your MBR is damaged or you misbuild a dual-boot system,
you'll want to know how to restore Grub. This thread -- which was
first posted in 2006 -- can probably help, and all you'll need is a
live CD and a little patience.

Have fun!

=== New Record ===

In roughly a year, the ubuntuforums have seen the number of registered
users double. This week, a new record was reached, 600,000 register
users! http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/06/12/six-hundred-thousand/

The evolution of registered members over time since UF was created has
been published by kanem who will be collecting data to complete the
graphs. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=825915

== In The Press ==

 * Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva Performance Compared - After last weeks
release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0, one of the requests they received
was to do a side-by-side comparison between the popular desktop Linux
distributions. Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora 9, and Mandriva 2008.1 were chosen
and it included 28 benchmark tests. Using the same hardware, and the
standard default settings for each distribution gave the tests
credibility, however some tests are just a comparison of Ubuntu 8.04
and Fedora 9. Ubuntu 8.04 won in 14 of the 28 tests. Mandriva 2008.1
won in three of the nine tests where it was used. Ubuntu won 10 of the
19 tests that were just between Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9. As to which
distribution is the fastest, from all of these tests and their varying
results, it really depends what areas of the Linux desktop are
important to you. You can see the details presented in graphic form at
the link. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_3way_pts&num=1

 * Spawn of Ubuntu - It isn't enough just to create a great
distribution these days, you also have to create a distribution that
can spawn offspring to further that greatness. All the major
distributions including Slackware, Red Hat, SUSE, Gentoo, and Debian
have reproduced to the point where the children scarcely look like the
parent. Now the children have grown up enough to begin procreating new
and exciting distributions of their own for every whim and user type.
Ubuntu is one of those prolific parents that has produced new
offspring on a regular basis. A few new Ubuntu-based distributions
have converted from other distributions to join the ever-growing
Ubuntu family, and Ubuntu has also produced some nifty new desktop
distributions of their own. http://www.linux-mag.com/id/6200

 * Ubuntu is early favorite in OpenLogic survey - A survey of open
source software adoption, OpenLogic Inc.'s Open Source Census, has
scanned more than a thousand computers to date. The objective of the
survey is to help assist clients with support issues, and to attempt
to quantify the actual usage of open source applications and their
relative popularity. OpenLogic's Discovery Engine, which automatically
identifies and inventories open source software, has searched 1,270
machines and detected open source software on about a third, or 478
computers. Of those computers with open source software, the leading
operating system was Ubuntu, which was detected on 46% of all machines
with open source software.

== In The Blogosphere ==

 * Technology Today: Linux — This blogger has recently become a self
proclaimed Linux lover. Ubuntu 7.10 was impressive enough to convince
her to completely make the change to Linux. In her review she
discusses the pros and cons of switching. Pros include: customizable,
price, ease of program installation, updates/support, VirtualBox/wine,
and stability. Cons include: compatibility, availability at the retail
level, and the learning curve. Conclusion: "All in all I have been
very impressed with Ubuntu Linux 7.10 and would recommend it to anyone
who is willing to learn a new operating system. Recently a new version
of Ubuntu was released, 8.04, which improves further on the current
iteration, and I hope to upgrade soon. I cannot imagine ever returning
to Windows and look forward to the future as Linux becomes even better
supported and more widespread."

 * Ubuntu 8.04 LTS still No. 1 for my laptop - Steven Rosenberg says,
"Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is the best operating system I've ever run." So many
things are working so well that he's reluctant to do anything but keep
using this long-term support version of Ubuntu, which will have three
years of updates and patches on the desktop. He has continued to try
out the Live CDs of other distros, but nothing has been able to handle
his particular collection of hardware better than Ubuntu 8.04.

 * Tonight is Linux Night! - Christopher Dawson decided to put on a
Linux night with his local computer club. The theme, Get Lucky on
Friday the 13th with Linux! They got a local non-profit group to
donate $400 towards a kit computer. The club kicked in another $100
for peripherals, and they had themselves a computer giveaway. The idea
was to get people out on a Friday night, show them the cost saving of
building their own computer, and introduce them to the advantages of
Ubuntu. They also burned Ubuntu CDs to give away to anyone who showed
up. http://education.zdnet.com/?p=1727

== In Other News ==

=== Mark Shuttleworth responds to unfounded rumors ===

A recent article at
http://boycottnovell.com/2008/06/07/ubuntu-remix-codecs/ indicated
that Ubuntu, and in particular, Mark Shuttleworth, had negotiated
privately with Microsoft for proprietary codecs. This article started
a debate that spilled over to one of the mailing lists. Within 24
hours, Mark posted replies in the negative to both the original
article and mailing list.

The original article was referring to Canonical's recent announcement
of its netbook remix platform that the company is working on with OEMs
for the growing sub-notebook market. In order to protect themselves,
and the customers purchasing their devices, those OEMs would naturally
wish to make sure that media is "legally" playable. This is a standard
industry practice, and a good example would be Dell's underwriting the
cost of said codecs for the computers they sell that are pre-installed
with the Ubuntu.

What needs to be understood is that netbook remix is maintained by
Canonical, and not the Ubuntu community, and there is no intention to
include proprietary codecs into the standard Ubuntu release.

=== Open source snub in UK schools ===

International big hitters had piled behind UK open source houses
bidding for the Becta contract to set up an open source community in
the schools sector. But Becta gave the open source community a
surprise when it turned down their bids and awarded the business to a
consultancy with no links to the open source community.

Becta said in a written statement: "Bids were invited and, following
an evaluation process, the contract has been awarded to The Alphaplus
Consultancy(Manchester)." It did not say why Alphaplus had been chosen
over a line-up of prime open source bidders, but Mark Taylor,
president of the Open Source Consortium, and whose consultancy Sirius
bid for the work, said it was a mistake. "They've chosen the worst
possible candidate because Alphaplus has no open source experience
whatsoever," said Taylor.

John Winkley, a director of Alphaplus, said he wanted to clear his
comments with Becta before saying what his firm could bring to the
UK's schools open source community. But he refuted the allegation that
Alphaplus wasn't qualified to do the work: "I think we are and Becta
clearly thinks we are," he said. The open source community has long
complained that the odds were stacked against them in the UKs public
sector. One of the losing bidders was The Learning Machine, an open
source schools specialist. The Learning Machine was backed by
Canonical. http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/06/12/open-source-snub-uk-schools

=== Vienna failed to migrate to GNU/Linux: why? ===

Despite the announcement of several governments and councils
concerning multi-year migration plans to GNU/Linux, some of those
plans crumbled. But why? The City of Vienna made several crucial
mistakes in their bid to migrate to open source. First, they tried to
develop and implement their own distribution, instead of using an
established, easy to use, stable one, like Ubuntu. Second, they
thought they could depend on wine for certain already in use
proprietary programs, which didn't work. The third problem is in
direct relation to the first problem, they ran into hardware
compatibility problems because they tried to develop their own
distribution. Finally, the moment the city announced their decision to
migrate to open source, Microsoft's "damage control" machine started.
The conclusion: The City of Vienna might well be a lost cause, but it
is hoped that other IT managers can avoid making the same mistakes.
The presence of a strong desktop distribution (Ubuntu) will hopefully
simplify things. However, in the end IT managers need to accept that
most of the world will eventually start migrating to open standards
and free software.

=== Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu ===

The life of South African Mark Shuttleworth has been a kind of geek
dream according to Glyn Moody, who talked with the Ubuntu founder and
CEO recently. The discussion included talking about what led to the
startup of Ubuntu after selling off Thawte Consulting to Verisign in
1999, Ubuntu's shift in strategy to address the server side, concern
that Ubuntu is spreading itself to thin, and coordinating releases
amongst the GNU/Linux distributions. Will computing in the cloud be a
threat or an opportunity for Ubuntu? What is Mark's stand on including
some proprietary elements in a free software distribution? Might KDE
one day replace GNOME as the standard Ubuntu desktop? And finally,
what would happen to Canonical and Ubuntu if Mark happened to fall out
of a spaceship? All in all, a great interview that everyone should
read. http://lwn.net/Articles/284760/

=== How to build RepRap 1.0 "Darwin"  ===

RepRap 1.0 "Darwin" is a rapid prototyping machine that is capable of
making the majority of its own component parts. Instructions and all
necessary data are available completely free under the GNU General
Public License from this website to everyone.

 * Software Requirements

  * A fairly modern computer
  * Decent graphics card (ATI / NVidia) 64MB+
  * Recommended at least 512MB of RAM
  * Serial port or USB <-> Serial converter
  * Ubuntu, but OSX and Windows also work.

Find out how to do it, and everything you'll need at:

=== Siemens gets serious about open source  ===
Siemens outsourcing unit is snapping up some of South Africa's
brightest open source minds as it readies to offer large-scale open
source services to clients. One of those niches, says Felix
Honigwachs, head of Siemens' open source center of competency, is the
South African public sector. Siemens already has relationships with a
number of government departments including the departments of science
and technology and labour. Recently, however, Siemens identified open
source as having a very viable business case. Siemens already has in
place partnerships and agreements with Red Hat, Canonical and
enterprise content management suite providers Alfresco. On the
desktop, Honigwachs says that the unit plans to offer either Red Hat
or Ubuntu. "In government there is a preference for Ubuntu. We like
Ubuntu and we have good quality skills on Ubuntu," he says.

=== Linux-Magazine Italia interviews Mark Shuttleworth ===

Vincenzo Ciaglia from Linux-Magazine Italia sent Mark Shuttleworth a
few questions related to the release of 8.04 LTS. Since Vincenzo was
going to translate the conversation into Italian, he agreed to let
Mark post the English version on his blog. The interview included
question about Canonical, Ubuntu 8.04, hardware and wireless issues,
improvements to server edition, virtualization solutions, Debian,
embedded devices, and much, much more.

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, June 16, 20008 ===

==== Bugs for Hugs Day ====
 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End: See Next Day
 * Location: #ubuntu-bugs
 * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20080617

=== Tuesday, June 17, 2008 ===

==== Bugs for Hugs Day ====

 * Start: See Previous Day
 * End: See Next Day
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
 * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20080617

====  Server Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 15:00 UTC
 * End: 16:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

=== Wednesday, June 18, 2008 ===

==== Bugs for Hugs Day ====

 * Start: See Previous Day
 * End: 13:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
 * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20080617

==== Platform Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 06:00 UTC
 * End: 07:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: Not Listed as of Publication

==== QA Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

==== Xubuntu Community Meeting ====

 * Start: 20:00 UTC
 * End: 21:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1499

=== Thursday, June 19, 2008 ===

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 13:00 UTC
 * End: 14:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

==== Security Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 20:00 UTC
 * End: 21:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/Meeting

=== Saturday, June 21, 2008 ===

==== Xubuntu Community Meeting ====

 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1500

=== Sunday, June 22, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu Mozilla Team ====

 * Start: 18:00 UTC
 * End: 19:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Meetings

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

=== Security Updates ===

 * [USN-612-9] openssl-blacklist update -
 * [USN-612-10] OpenVPN regression -
 * [USN-616-1] X.org vulnerabilities -

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

 * postgresql-8.1 8.1.13-0ubuntu0.6.06 -
 * openssl-blacklist 0.3.3+0.4-0ubuntu0.6.06.1 -
 * xorg-server 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10.13 -

=== Ubuntu 7.04 Updates ===

 * postgresql-8.2 8.2.9-0ubuntu0.7.04 -
 * openvpn_2.0.9-5ubuntu0.3 -
 * openssl-blacklist 0.3.3+0.4-0ubuntu0.7.04.1 -
 * xorg-server 2:1.2.0-3ubuntu8.4 -

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

 * rpy 1.0~rc1-6ubuntu0.1 -
 * postgresql-8.2 8.2.9-0ubuntu0.7.10 -
 * openvpn_2.0.9-8ubuntu0.3 -
 * openssl-blacklist 0.3.3+0.4-0ubuntu0.7.10.1 -
 * xorg-server_1.3.0.0.dfsg-12ubuntu8.4 -

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

 * virtualbox-ose-modules 24.0.4 -
 * evolution 2.22.2-0ubuntu1.3 -
 * file 4.21-3ubuntu1 -
 * tracker 0.6.6-0ubuntu3.8.04.1 -
 * klibc 1.5.7-4ubuntu4 -
 * gcc-defaults 1.62ubuntu6 -
 * base-files 4.0.1ubuntu5.8.04.1 -
 * rpy 1.0.1-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * wink 1.5.1060-3ubuntu1.1 -
 * falcon 2.0.5-0ubuntu1.1 -
 * motion 3.2.9-1ubuntu1 -
 * firefox-3.0 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 -
 * xulrunner-1.9 1.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 -
 * debian-installer 20070308ubuntu40.3 -
 * app-install-data-ubuntu -
 * gnome-app-install -
 * gnome-applets 2.22.2-0ubuntu2 -
 * librpcsecgss 0.17-1ubuntu2 -
 * tk-brief 5.9-1ubuntu3.1 -
 * openoffice.org-voikko 2.1-1build3 -
 * linux-restricted-modules-envy-2.6.24 -
 * hal-info 20080508+git20080601-0ubuntu0.8.04 -
 * evolution-data-server 2.22.2-0ubuntu2 -
 * ubiquity 1.8.11 -
 * postgresql-8.3 8.3.3-0ubuntu0.8.04 -
 * opencryptoki 2.2.5+dfsg-1ubuntu1.2 -
 * startupmanager 1.9.11-1~hardy1 -
 * ov51x-jpeg 1.5.4-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * amavisd-new-milter 1:2.5.3-1ubuntu3 -
 * openvpn_2.1~rc7-1ubuntu3.3 -
 * openssl-blacklist 0.3.3+0.4-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 -
 * openoffice.org 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu1 -
 * base-files 4.0.1ubuntu5.8.04.2 -
 * openoffice.org-l10n 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu1 -
 * xorg-server_1.4.1~git20080131-1ubuntu9.2 -
 * python-central 0.6.7ubuntu0.1 -
 * gcc-snapshot 20080607-0ubuntu1 -
 * alsa-lib 1.0.16-0ubuntu0.1 -
 * alsa-plugins 1.0.16-0ubuntu0.1 -
 * rhythmbox 0.11.5-0ubuntu8 -
 * dkim-milter 2.5.4.dfsg-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * oggconvert 0.3.1-2ubuntu1.1 -
 * partman-auto-loop 0ubuntu14 -

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