Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #115

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 2 22:51:50 GMT 2008


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #115 for the week October 
26th - November 1st, 2008. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.10 released, 
Ubuntu 8.10: significant new features, UDSJaunty, Ubuntu Open Week, New 
Contributing Developer, Dustin Kirkland interview #2, Ubuntu Brainstorm 
8.10 report, SFD in Tunisia, Launchpad EPIC, Over 6 million Forum posts 
and counting, Ubuntu Sighting, Full Circle Magazine #18, New TurnKey 
Linux release, Release week for Ubuntu and CohesiveFT, 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.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

== In This Issue ==

  * Ubuntu 8.10 released
  * Ubuntu 8.10 Server: significant new features
  * UDSJaunty
  * Ubuntu Open Week
  * New Contributing Developer
  * Dustin Kirkland Interview #2
  * Ubuntu Brainstorm 8.10 report
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * SFD in Tunisia
  * Launchpad EPIC
  * Over 6 million Forums posts and counting
  * Ubuntu Sighting
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Full Circle Magazine #18
  * New TurnKey Linux release
  * Release weeek for Ubuntu and CohesiveFT
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu 8.10 released ===

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.10 
Desktop and Server. Intrepid Ibex continues Ubuntu's tradition of 
integrating the latest, and greatest open source technologies into a 
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. Ubuntu 8.10 will be 
supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers. Users requiring a 
longer support lifetime may choose to continue using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 
rather than upgrading to or installing 8.10. Ubuntu 8.10 is also the 
basis for new 8.10 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and UbuntuStudio:

  * Kubuntu: http://kubuntu.org/news/8.10-release
  * Xubuntu: http://xubuntu.org/news/intrepid/release
  * UbuntuStudio: http://ubuntustudio.org/8-10_release_note

It is recommend that all users read the release notes, which document 
caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

  * 8.10 release notes: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/810

You can find more information on where to download Ubuntu Desktop, or 
Server editions here:

  * http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2008-October/000116.html

=== Ubuntu 8.10 server: significant new features ===

Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition will be maintained for 18 months and adds 
significant enhancements in virtualization, Java development, and system 
management. This continues the project’s commitment to serve the needs 
of those users for whom innovation, and performance are vital. The 
server edition embraces cloud computing, virtualization, mail server 
enhancements, Java development and deployment, as well as a range of 
services to help system administrators, and developers. The six-monthly 
release cycle allows the project to get these features in front of users 
faster, which in turn helps to make Ubuntu the best option for 
innovative organizations. http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-8.10-server

  * Download Ubuntu Server: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

=== UDSJaunty ===

  * What: Ubuntu Developer Summit for version 9.04
  * Where: Google Campus, Mountain View, California, USA
  * When: Monday 8th - Friday 12th December 2008
  * IRC: #ubuntu-devel-summit

At the beginning of a new development cycle, Ubuntu developers from 
around the world gather to help shape and scope the next release of 
Ubuntu. The summit is open to the public, but it is not a conference, 
exhibition or other audience-oriented event. Rather, it is an 
opportunity for Ubuntu developers -- who usually collaborate online -- 
to work together in person on specific tasks.

Small groups of developers will participate in short Forum and Workshops 
(formerly called "BoF"/Birds-of-a-Feather) sessions. This allows a 
single project to discuss, and document a written specification. These 
specifications will then be used for planning the new release of Ubuntu, 
as described in Feature Specifications[1] and Time Based Releases[2]. 
Find out more about UDSJaunty, including how to attend, and where to 
find lodging by clicking on the link. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDSJaunty

  [1] Feature Specifications: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FeatureSpecifications

  [2] Time Based Releases: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeBasedReleases

=== Ubuntu Open Week ===

Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC sessions that are geared toward 
teaching. Sessions use a Q+A format, and it's all about getting involved 
in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community. It is also a 
week for organizing the beginning of a new release cycle, and to help 
new contributors get involved. Jorge has put together a week full of 
great sessions to help anyone interested in getting involved, and it's 
going to be a rockin' week!

Ubuntu Open Week is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3rd - Friday, Nov. 7th in 
#ubuntu-classroom, on the Freenode IRC network. You can use any IRC 
client program, such as XChat-GNOME to connect. So, what session topics 
are on the scheduled? The timetable is available here: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek, along with who's giving the 
presentations, and more. Everyone will want to mark their calendars now 
to attend any, or all, of the sessions. Don't miss out!

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1702

=== New Contributing Developer ===

Please welcome Andrew Starr-Bochicchio(asomething) who is the newest 
Contributing Developer. Andrew has been actively contributing to Ubuntu 
for a little over a year now, starting out as a bug triager. During the 
Hardy cycle he jumped in with a number of bugfix uploads, and has 
continued working on these through the Intrepid cycle. Andrew continues 
to be active in bug triage, and other QA activities. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~andrewsomething Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Andrewsomething

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2008-October/000262.html

=== Dustin Kirkland Interview #2 ===

In last weeks issue of the UWN, we published an interview with Dustin 
Kirkland. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue114 This 
weeks Fridge interview gives us a more in-depth review of Dustin and his 
work related activities. This new interview is a more technical review, 
and covers his work on encrypted directories. Follow the link to get the 
whole story. http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1701

=== Ubuntu Brainstorm 8.10 Report ===

The Brainstorm project has published a report summarizing its activities 
from its launch in February 2008 to the end of the Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 
development cycle in October 2008. The summary covers:

  * General overview
   * Users
   * Ideas
    * Idea quality
    * Idea vote repartition
    * Idea voting pattern
    * Moderation and developer participation
   * Votes
  * Most popular user requests
   * GUI configuration tools
   * Artwork
   * Entry barrier for developers too high
   * Smoother system update experience
   * Simple popular requests
   * Popular feature requests needing work/discussion
  * Impact of Ubuntu Brainstorm
   * More user participation in the feedback process
   * Some projects are launched
   * Impact on the Ubuntu development process
  * What's next
  * Summary

Read the whole report here: 
http://www.ndeschildre.net/downloads/UbuntuBrainstorm810Report.html

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (47940) +474 # over last week
  * Critical (19) -1 # over last week
  * Unconfirmed (20385) +257 # over last week
  * Unassigned (39706) +403 # over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (226165) +2583 # 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 Intrepid ===

  * Spanish (20508) -1386 # over last week
  * French (61998) +2127 # over last week
  * Swedish (78459) +27 # over last week
  * English (UK) (81467) +3035 # over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (85416) -226 # over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex," see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/

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

Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days

     * crimsun (392)
     * maco.m (60)
     * chrisccoulson (47)
     * hew (35)
     * angusthefuzz (29)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

     * dcteam (452)
     * ubuntu-au (35)
     * ubuntu-us-ohio (29)
     * ubuntu-pl (15)
     * ubuntu-cl (12)

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

== LoCo News ==

=== SFD in Tunisia ===

Software Freedom Days in Tunisia was held on October 29th, 2008. It was 
delayed until this date because of conflicts with Ramadan. The Tunisian 
Team participated and hosted a booth of about 10 PCs, 2 sun servers, and 
5 Sunray's. There was also a conference with the theme, "Ubuntu: the 
spirit, the OS and the community". The team handed out about 400 CDs, 
gave talks, hosted workshops, and sponsored an install party. The 
article, in French, can be found at 
http://rafiiik.blogspot.com/2008/11/rsultat-de-la-journe-du-logiciel-libre.html

== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad EPIC ===

What do you get when you bring together a group of developers, QA 
engineers and other Launchpad team members? Cheesy photos, of course! 
They came by air, and by land to meet in London for a couple of weeks at 
what they’re calling the Launchpad EPIC. It’s was a rare chance to get 
the full Launchpad team together for planning, training and, of course, 
unrepentant bad dancing. You can see the "Not so Cheesy" picture at: 
http://news.launchpad.net/

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Over 6 Million Forum posts and counting ===

The forums continue to grow and be a vital part of the Ubuntu Community. 
Most of us have, at one time or another, hunted for answers, or provided 
some technical support to the community through the forums. In fact, 
it's likely that most active community members got their start with 
Ubuntu by using or working the forums. Recently, stats show that over 6 
million posts have been made to the forums, and they are closing in on 1 
million threads. Like all the projects in the Ubuntu community, the 
forums are driven by people who care, and are committed to volunteering 
their time and effort to make it the best. Thanks to everyone involved, 
and congratulations on breaking the 6 million post mark!

== Ubuntu Sighting ==

Intrepid Ibex on Berliner Fenster - Mathias Hasselmann tells us about 
the Berlin subway cars being equipped with LCD screens showing news, 
headlines, event tips, and advertising. He was recently surprised to see 
a very familiar wallpaper, and an advertisement for Intrepid Ibex. If 
you've seen Ubuntu in a place you wouldn't have expected, take a 
picture, and let the Ubuntu Weekly News know by emailing our list at: 
ubuntu-news-team at lists.ubuntu.com We would be happy to include your 
sighting of Ubuntu from around the world.

http://taschenorakel.de/mathias/2008/10/31/intrepid-ibex-berliner-fenster/

== In The Press ==

  * Shuttleworth: Canonical may need 3-5 more years of funding - Chris 
Kanaracus of IDG News Service, reporting on a teleconference with Mark 
Shuttleworth, notes that Mark is willing to continue supporting 
Canonical for the next 3 to 5 years.  He adds that it may not take that 
long for the commercial side of Ubuntu to operate in the black due to 
the present world economic climate. Looking forward from Ubuntu 8.10, 
Mark suggests that there are 3 trends that Ubuntu will follow: Touch 
based interactivity, 3-D imagery and the integration of Web-like 
features on the desktop. 
http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2008/102708-shuttleworth-canonical-may-need-3-5.html?fsrc=rss-linux-news

  * WORLD FIRST review of Inspiron Mini 12: Dell’s super-slim netbook! - 
David Flynn went for a cup of coffee during a conference in Shanghai, 
and ended up getting a first hand look at the upcoming Dell Mini 12. 
Compared to the Mini 9, the Mini 12 has a larger screen, and a keyboard 
that is more like a normal keyboard. Also, where the Mini 9 only had a 
Solid State Drive, the Mini 12 has a regular hard drive of 60GB (80GB in 
Australia). The Mini 12 is slated to come with Windows Vista Home 
Edition, with the possibility of Windows XP and Ubuntu in the future. 
http://apcmag.com/scoop_we_review_the_inspiron_mini_12__dells_supersized_yet_superslim_12_inch_netbook.htm

  * Ubuntu Linux: 8 Million Users and Growing - Sean Michael Kerner 
reports that the number of Ubuntu users, according to Chris Kenyon, 
director of business development at Canonical, is 8 million. This 
compares very favorably to Fedora with 1.2 million reported for Fedora 
9, and more than 2 million (in 2007) for Fedora 6. It also compares 
favorably to Red Hat with over 2.5 million paid subscriptions to Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux. http://www.internetnews.com/software/article.php/3780651

  *  Editor's Note: Does Linux Deliver For Small Businesses? - Carla 
Schroder reports for Linux Today that Linux fills many niche rolls, and 
has a lot to offer small businesses, too. Much of that she attributes to 
Canonical and Ubuntu. There are some drawbacks however - such as the 
lack of visibility and support for Linux, and the need for some 
specialized Windows or Mac-centric software. Despite that, Carla feels 
that Linux is "good enough" for small businesses. 
http://www.linuxtoday.com/it_management/2008103103235OPBZCY

  * Review: Ubuntu 8.10 Is The Real Deal - Edward F. Moltzen outlines a 
number of improvements in Ubuntu 8.10, over Ubuntu 8.04, and include 
wireless connectivity. He also mentions the continued bundling of 
applications like OpenOffice.org, Rhythmbox, Firefox and GIMP. The 
bottom line however, is that Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition is not just an 
alternative to Windows, but a strong OS in its own right. 
http://www.crn.com/software/211800390

  * Ubuntu 8.10 Charges Up the Mountain - Justin Ryan reviews Intrepid 
Ibex, and relates to us a number of problems, and changes with the new 
distribution. Among the issues are some problems with certain NVidia 
cards, and a Totem plugin for BBC content. A number of these problems 
are documented in the Release Notes[1], and system requirements are 
available from the Ubuntu Documentation Site [2].

  [1] http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/810

  [2] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements

  http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/ubuntu-810-charges-mountain

  * Ubuntu quality: or, “but what about my bug?” - Quality in software 
is an ever-increasing condition, and this article focuses on that 
problem, and the tools used to address it. First on the list is people 
to review the bugs, with the Ubuntu bug squad as a focal point, and the 
5-a-day program as a good way to get started. The QA Team adds such 
tools as the package status pages, regression tracker, and release 
management weather report. More detail is given at 
http://www.e-linux.it/news_detail.php?id=6809

  * Ubuntu 8.10 is here! - Neil Bothwick says that there isn't a great 
deal of difference between Ubuntu 8.04, and Ubuntu 8.10. This is mostly 
due to the distribution having matured to the point where changes are 
more incremental. He did note however, that there were some major 
improvements. Among them are a new kernel (2.6.27), X.Org (7.4) and KDE 
(4.1.2). Also highlighted were the number of different download options, 
including 32 bit and 64 bit desktop and server editions, and the new 
Mobile USB image option. Neil goes on to outline his experience with 
installing Ubuntu 8.10, at 
http://linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=759&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

  * Ubuntu 8.10: A Positive Evolution - Adrianot has had Ubuntu 8.10 
installed on his computer for over two weeks now. The tests began with 
the beta version, and continued through RC. Now that he has tried the 
final release, he's not disappointed. NetworkManager supports 3G, 
Nautilus is equipped with tab support, the new guest account feature is 
great, encrypted file in home directory, new theme, and the upgrade 
which has been problematic in the past was a breeze. In his opinion, the 
decision to focus on the evolution, and bug fixes, instead of stuffing 
too many (often unstable) packages into this release of Ubuntu, is a 
correct one. 
http://polishlinux.org/linux/ubuntu/ubuntu-810-a-positive-evolution/

== In The Blogosphere ==

  * A User's Look at Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex - Keir Thomas, who has 
been reviewing and writing books on Linux for years, looks at Ubuntu 
8.10 as if he were new to Linux. In a detailed article, complete with 
various screen-shots and graphics, he outlines what he sees as 
improvements, and/or updates to previous releases of Ubuntu. His 
bottom-line conclusion is that while there are some glitches with 
Intrepid Ibex, it is a good release, and a month's wait will probably 
eliminate most of the problems. 
http://lifehacker.com/5072351/a-users-look-at-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex

  * Ubuntu 8.10, The Intrepid Ibex - Linux is ready for prime time! - 
Brett Martin has some very nice things to say about Ubuntu and about his 
new installation of Intrepid Ibex. Having used Ubuntu 8.04 as his main 
OS for the past 4 months, he's found the difference between it, and the 
new 8.10 version, to be a refreshing experience. An example, is the 
ability of 8.10 to handle an AT&T 3G network, then hand off seamlessly 
between a WiFi hotspot, and the wireless network. 
http://itchannelcast.com/blog1/2008/10/31/ubuntu-810-the-intrepid-ibex-linux-is-ready-for-prime-time/

  * Get Set... (Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex) - J.A. Watson tells us that while 
the release of Intrepid Ibex is not focused exclusively on improvements 
to mobile computing, that is where he uses it the most. He highlights 
Intrepid's support for Mobile Broadband connections (3G cellular modems) 
as something that is crucial to him. Getting wireless networking 
connections to work is now easier than ever. Improved video display 
support when working with multiple displays has improved, and has 
allowed Watson to use both his laptop display and a separate attached 
display at the same time. These, and other improvements have resulted in 
Watson being able to use his laptops with Ubuntu anywhere at any time. 
He no longer has to boot into Windows for his twice daily commute. He 
commends Canonical for doing an excellent job with this release. 
http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10009643o-2000498448b,00.htm

== In Other News ==

=== Full Circle Magazine - Issue #18 ===

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community 
are proud to announce the release of their eighteenth issue.

This month:

    * Command and Conquer - Package Management.
    * How-To : Program in C - Part 2, Secure A Network Drive, Using GIMP 
- Part 7, and Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.
    * My Story - Ubuntu And Me
    * Review - Urban Terror
    * My Opinion - How Many Distro's are Too Many?
    * MOTU Interview - Stephan Hermann
    * Top 5 - Mind Mapping Apps

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-18/

=== New TurnKey Linux release ===

In issue #108, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue108, 
we reported on a new Ubuntu based project code-named TurnKey Linux. The 
motto of TurnKey is "everything that can be easy, should be easy". In 
short, the project is trying to make certain tasks, mostly server 
oriented, easier for the everyday user. In response to that article, it 
seems the Ubuntu community pitched in to help out. As a result, the 
project is happy to announce that their latest version of LAMP, Joomla, 
and Drupal appliances now feature:

  * an easy to use configuration console (written from scratch in Python)
  * a beautiful web management interface (Mac OS X themed)
  * auto-login while in demo/live mode
  * root password configuration during installation

Detailed information, screen shots, and release notes are available in 
the appliances section of their website: 
http://www.turnkeylinux.org/appliances

Launchpad blueprints for this release can be found at: 
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/turnkeylinux/2008.10.17-hardy-x86

=== Release week for Ubuntu and CohesiveFT ===

This week, Ubuntu released the latest version of its operating system, 
8.10 (aka Intrepid Ibex). In an unsurprising twist, the CohesiveFT team 
is delivering their own Ubuntu bundles of joy, available now in the 
Elastic Server factory! Elastic Servers are custom application stacks, 
built from components, virtualization-ready, that you can download to 
test, or deploy to a cloud. The Community Version of Elastic Server is 
also free: http://cohesiveft.com/community/

Initial Elastic Server support for Ubuntu comes in the form of the Hardy 
Heron 8.04 LTS version for 32-bit, and includes Amazon EC2 small, on the 
most popular bundles in the Elastic Server factory. To quickly locate 
Ubuntu-ready bundles, go to the Bundle Explorer, and search for the tag, 
Ubuntu 8_04LTS. This tag indicates that the specific bundle has been 
tested and approved for use on your Elastic Server. 
http://es.cohesiveft.com/bundle-explorer

Elastic Server gives you the freedom to choose the components you want 
from their library of horizontal, open source, and third-party software 
components. Don't like those? Upload your own components with their 
Build-Your-Own (BYO) option (here's how): 
http://www.cohesiveft.com/Elastic_Server/Main/CohesiveFT_FAQ/#addbundles

http://elasticserver.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-release-week-for-ubuntu-and.html

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Sunday, November 2, 2008 ===

==== Mozilla Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 19:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Monday, November 3, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu Open Week ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

=== Tuesday, November 4, 2008 ===

==== Server Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Open Week ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

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

==== Community Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 22:00 UTC
  * End: 00:00 UTC, Wednesday November 5, 2008
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1550

=== Wednesday, November 5, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu Open Week ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

==== QA Team Meeting ====

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

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 19:00 UTC
  * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  None listed as of publication

==== Platform Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 22:00 UTC
  * End: 23:00 UTC
  * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  None listed as of publication

=== Thursday, November 6, 2008 ===

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

  * Start: 12:00 UTC
  * End: 13:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

  * Start: 14:00 UTC
  * End: 15:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  None listed as of publication

==== Ubuntu Open Week ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

=== Friday, November 7, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu Open Week ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.10, 8.04, and 8.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

  * [USN-659-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-October/000767.html
  * [USN-661-1] Linux kernel regression - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-October/000768.html

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

  * No updates this week

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * No updates this week

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * xserver-xorg-video-geode 2.9.0-1ubuntu2.5 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012089.html
  * libgphoto2 2.4.0-8ubuntu8 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012090.html
  * xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.8.0-1ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012091.html
  * xchat-gnome 1:0.18-2ubuntu4.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012092.html
  * apt 0.7.9ubuntu17.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012093.html
  * update-notifier 0.70.10 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012094.html
  * evince 2.22.2-0ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012095.html
  * fail2ban 0.8.2-2ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012096.html
  * imapsync 1.241-1ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012097.html
  * tirc 1.2-11ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012098.html
  * havp 0.86-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012099.html
  * evolution-data-server 2.22.3-0ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012100.html
  * gvfs 0.2.5-0ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012101.html
  * base-files 4.0.1ubuntu5.8.04.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012102.html
  * likewise-open 4.0.5-0ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012103.html

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * virtualbox-ose 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009365.html
  * wbxml2 0.9.2-4ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009367.html
  * fop 1:0.94.dfsg-2ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009366.html
  * ia32-libs 2.2ubuntu18 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009368.html
  * kdeedu 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009369.html
  * kubuntu-meta 1.101 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009371.html
  * scim-bridge 0.4.14-2ubuntu5 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009370.html
  * bluez 4.12-0ubuntu5 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009372.html
  * strongswan 4.2.4-5ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009374.html
  * wine 1.0.1-0ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009373.html
  * gmediaserver 0.13.0-3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009375.html
  * luatex 0.28.0-2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009376.html
  * rxvt-unicode 9.05-4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009377.html
  * sdcv 0.4.2-8 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009378.html
  * kvirc 2:3.4.0-1ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009379.html
  * linux-rt 2.6.27-3.8 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009380.html
  * linux-firmware 1.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009381.html
  * ubuntu-restricted-extras 25 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009382.html
  * epiphany-extensions 2.24.1-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009383.html
  * evolution 2.24.1-0ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009384.html
  * usb-creator 0.1.10 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009385.html
  * language-selector 0.3.17 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009386.html
  * procps 1:3.2.7-9ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009387.html
  * readahead-list 1:0.20050517.0220-1ubuntu4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009388.html
  * ca-certificates-java 20080712ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009389.html
  * system-cleaner 1.10.4-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009390.html
  * packagekit 0.3.6-0ubuntu4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009391.html
  * ubuntu-meta 1.124 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009392.html
  * python3.0 3.0~rc1+20081027-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009393.html
  * libgnomekbd 2.24.0-0ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009394.html
  * ubiquity 1.10.9 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009395.html
  * ubiquity 1.10.10 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009396.html
  * libgphoto2 2.4.2-0ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009397.html
  * human-theme 0.28.6 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009398.html
  * jamvm 1.5.1-3ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009399.html
  * gdm-guest-session 0.6.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009400.html
  * antlr 2.7.7-6ubuntu4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009401.html
  * jadetex 3.13-9ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009402.html
  * software-properties 0.68.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009403.html
  * transmission 1.34-0ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009404.html
  * rhythmbox 0.11.6svn20081008-0ubuntu4.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009405.html
  * kdebase-workspace 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu13 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009406.html
  * ecryptfs-utils 53-1ubuntu12 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009407.html
  * command-not-found 0.2.26ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009408.html
  * compiz 1:0.7.8-0ubuntu4.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009409.html
  * gnome-control-center 1:2.24.0.1-0ubuntu7.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009410.html
  * totem 2.24.3-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009412.html
  * totem-pl-parser 2.24.2-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-October/009411.html

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