Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #116

John Crawford johnc4510 at cox.net
Sun Nov 9 22:43:21 GMT 2008

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #116 for the week October 
2nd - October 8th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Mark Shuttleworth 
interview, Ubuntu Open Week, Jaunty: Open for development, New MOTU, 
What about my bug, Relaunch of German UWN translation, Ultamaix, LoCo 
Release Parties, Launchpad Developer Interview, Ubuntu Podcast #11, IBM 
Lotus Adds Ubuntu support to Symphony Apps, TimeVault simplifies data 
backup for Ubuntu users, 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.


== In This Issue ==

  * Mark Shuttleworth interview
  * Ubuntu Open Week
  * Jaunty: Open for development
  * New MOTU
  * What about my bug
  * Relaunch of German UWN translation
  * Ultamatix
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * LoCo Release Parties
  * Launchpad Developer interview
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu Podcast #11
  * IBM Lotus adds Ubuntu support to Symphony Apps
  * TimeVault simplifies data backup for Ubuntu users
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Security & Updates

== General Community News ==

=== Mark Shuttleworth interview ===

Stephen Shankland, writing for CNET News Business Tech, reports on a 
conference call with Mark Shuttleworth.  During that call, Mark 
explained that his investment is made to focus on areas the company 
feels are important, rather than simply focusing on what might be 
profitable.  So, though he could push profitability faster by 
concentrating only on core operations like the server, this could result 
in cutting back development in other areas of importance.  This is the 
reason that he's willing to fund Canonical for the next 3 to 5 years, 
instead of seeking profitability in possibly only 2 years. 

=== Ubuntu Open Week ===

Ubuntu Open Week is now over, and what a week it was. If you didn't have 
a chance to attend, or missed a session you were looking forward to, the 
logs of the sessions have been posted.  By going to the Ubuntu Open Week 
wiki page, you can get the logs.(scroll down to the schedule, and click 
on each session's title) Seven sessions were presented on each of the 
five days, with an additional bonus session on two of the days. The 
sessions covered a wide range of topics that even included a question 
and answer session with Mark Shuttleworth. 

=== Jaunty: Open for development ===

The toolchain is now in shape, and Janunty is open for general 
development. Automatic syncs from Debian should begin shortly. It is 
expected that the first milestone will be in mid-November, and that the 
automatic syncs from Debian will cease towards the end of December, or 
early January. These dates are at best tentative considering UDS, and 
the Christmas holiday fall into the same time frame. It is not recommend 
that users upgrade to Jaunty at this time, however, developers wishing 
to get started are encouraged to do so provided they are comfortable 
with recovering from anything up to and including complete system failure.

  * Jaunty release schedule: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseSchedule.


=== New MOTU ===

Michael Casadevall (NCommander) is now a MOTU. Michael has been working 
mostly on FTBFS fixes, general packaging work, as well as improving REVU 
to make it more user friendly. He also is actively working to improve 
the ports kernel, and Ubuntu ports in general. Be sure to congratulate 
Michael on his new MOTU status. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~sonicmctails Wiki: 


=== What about my bug ===

Leading up to the Ubuntu 8.10 release, Ubuntu developers and quality 
assurance engineers were very busy sorting bugs. They had to decide what 
could and should be fixed for the final release, and what would have to 
be set aside for the moment. They made these decisions by estimating the 
importance of each bug, identifying whether it was a regression or not, 
assessing the risk of potential fixes, and by applying their best judgment.

In September, the total number of open bugs in Ubuntu increased by only 
70. While an increase doesn’t sound like much of an achievement, you 
have to consider the fact that in the same time period, 7,872 new bug 
reports were filed. The remaining 7,802, or over 99%, were resolved 
before the release.

The news isn’t all good, of course. There are currently over 46,000 open 
Ubuntu bug reports in Launchpad. Even at this impressive rate of 
throughput, and even if the team were to freeze all development, and 
stop accepting new bug reports entirely, it is estimated that it would 
take over half a year just to sift through the backlog of bug reports 
already received.

When 8.10 was released, some users were disappointed that it still had a 
bug which affected them. This is regrettable, but it is also unlikely to 
ever change. There will never be a release of Ubuntu which is entirely 
free of bugs, even though every non-critical bug is important to someone.

So, what do we do? 1.Prioritize bug reports effectively. 2.Measure 
performance objectively. 3.Improve incrementally. 4.Ensure that the most 
serious bugs are identified an fixed early in development. 5.Communicate 
about known bugs.

For a more detailed explanation of 1-5, please visit the link: 

=== Relaunch of German UWN translation ===

Mathias Florian Menzer reports on the re-launch of the German 
translation of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.  This is not a pure 
translation, as it is geared more toward the German community and is 
oriented more on news from the German news portals.  The latest edition 
can be found at http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/LocoTeam/UWR/2008-44.  [Ed. 
Note:  Welcome back, German translation!] 

=== Ultamatix ===

Occasionally, programs appear that would be better left undone for the 
good of everyone. Ultamatix is such a program. It's roots come from 
Automatix, a program most in the Ubuntu community shudder at 
remembering. Ultamatix is suppose to install applications and fixes to 
assist the "New User" experience with Ubuntu. A transitional tool. The 
bottom line is that, it does this in a dangerous, and potentially 
damaging way. Matthew Garrett was a nay sayer of Automatix, and after 
taking a closer look at the Ultamatix code, it became clear to him that 
it too has big problems. Any user, new or seasoned should bypass this 
application in favor of learning the proper way to install, and 
configure their system. Quick fixes aren't better, smart fixes are. 

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (48204)+264 # over last week
  * Critical (19)+/-0 # over last week
  * Unconfirmed (20167)-218 # over last week
  * Unassigned (40012)+306 # over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (228707)+2542 # 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 (19975)-533 # over last week
  * French (62059)+61 # over last week
  * Swedish (77110)-1349 # over last week
  * English (UK) (81453)-14 # over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (85342)-74 # over last week

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

    * crimsun (190)
    * angusthefuzz (63)
    * charlie-tca (55)
    * chrisccoulson (55)
    * ember (30)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

    * dcteam (190)
    * ubuntu-us-ohio (63)
    * ubuntu-us-or (23)
    * ubuntu-berlin (21)
    * ubuntu-co (21)

5-A-Day stats provided by Daniel Holbach. See 

== LoCo News ==

=== Berlin Release Party ===

The team met in Berlin’s c-base (the sunken spaceship), and around 
150-200 people showed up. There was a very busy schedule of interesting 
talks, and lots of chatting in the hallways. There were many interesting 
people, tons of excitement, hundreds of good questions, and an unequaled 
interest in more bug jams and packaging jams. Live entertainment by 
Techno followed the event which made for a rockin' good time.

Note: In last weeks UWN #115, we reported on a Ubuntu sighting on the 
Berlin Metro. Berlin Fenster, the company in charge of the announcement 
screens for the metro, ran announcements of the release party and 
specified the event as being for the Intrepid Ibex release. You can now 
see a picture of the screen announcement at the following link. 

Report any Ubuntu sightings to the Ubuntu-news-team mailing list at: 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-news-team We will 
include your Ubuntu sighting in the next edition of the UWN. Don't 
forget to include a picture and a link to it when emailing the list.

=== Pennsylvania Release Party ===

The Ubuntu Pennsylvania LoCo held their release party in Philadelphia on 
the 1st of September. Like last year, they decided to celebrate the 
release with a Halloween costume party. The event was held at Drake 
Tavern in Jenkintown. Several members dressed up including Pleia2, who 
came as, who else, Leia. As a whole, the party was a blast, but a very 
unexpected event very early on almost made it end very quickly…(read 
about it at the link) In the end, everything worked out, and the event 
was a total success. Pictures here: 


=== Columbian Team Release Party ===

The Columbian Team held it's release party on October 31st. Their 
description of the party is in Spanish, but it's easy to see that they 
enjoyed themselves, and had the opportunity to socialize. The site is in 
Spanish, but pictures are provided. http://www.ubuntu-co.com/node/25

=== Ubuntu-ZA release parties ===

The Ubuntu-ZA team recently held release parties in Cape Town and 
Johannesburg. Both turned out quite good, but bringing together 
like-minded Ubuntu people is all that it takes to have a good release 
party. That and some chocolate cake to feed the masses. Pictures at the 
link. http://jonathancarter.co.za/2008/11/01/all-you-need-is-ubuntu/

=== Copenhagen release party ===

The Danish team celebrated the Intrepid Ibex release with Ubuntu Live! 
Held in the CBS auditorium, the whole day was dedicated to talks and 
installation help. One of the talks was by Leif Lodahl who has played a 
key role in the tv program Magasinet Penge http://www.dr.dk/DR1/penge/ 
about Open Source Software. Airing last week, the concept was: a typical 
Danish family of 4 (mother, father, and two kids) gets 3 new pc’s with 
Open Source Software installed. Will they be able to use their new 
computers, or will they cave in and go back to their Microsoft based 
computers? Of course they made it, and the family is now switching to 
Ubuntu for good. Members from the Danish Loco Team were also involved in 
the program. What was the effect of having Ubuntu mentioned on national 
television?...For the Danish team, it's been clear, the number of users 
of their forum has increased dramatically. 

=== French release party scheduled for November ===

The French LoCo Team will be holding a release party over 2 days, 
Saturday, November 29th, and Sunday, November 30th. Included in the 
festivities will be a workshop where geeky, and experienced users will 
help beginners install, upgrade or configure their computers. There will 
also be a demonstration stand, 13 conferences, 2 classes, and a debate 
room to talk about free software topics. There will also be a room with 
20 Intrepid Ibex computers, allowing people to discover Ubuntu first 
hand. The event will be covered by a French webradio called Oxyradio. 
The website for the party is http://www.ubuntu-party.org.


== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad Developer Interview ===

Meet Graham Binns. Launchpad news brings us an interview with developer 
Graham Binns. Graham is one of the five developers on the Launchpad Bugs 
team, and works almost exclusively on the Launchpad Bug Tracker. Find 
out what he did before working at Canonical, how he got into free 
software, what other projects he's contributed to, some cool things 
about Launchpad, and even what socks is was wearing...?? If you still 
want to find out more, visit the link for the whole interview.


== In The Press ==

  * The LXF Test: Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - Neil Bothwick of 
linuxformat.com tests the latest incarnation of Ubuntu. Download options 
have increased, and the alternate install CD includes more options. A 
Mobile USB image option is now available for installation on netbooks, 
and installation includes tweaks to the partition manager. PPP, and 3G 
are now supported by NetworkManager. Intrepid uses Dell’s Dynamic Kernel 
Module Support (DKMS) allowing automatic rebuilding of any module 
required by the new kernel. Encrypted private directories are now 
supported, and a plugin for the Totem video player that supports BBC 
content is now included.  According to Neil, overall Ubuntu Intrepid 
Ibex is a good, polished release geared toward improving the user 

  * Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex raises the bar - Jeremy LaCroix at Linux.com 
gives his review of Ubuntu 8.10. Highlighted are the USB startup disk 
option, the desktop manager upgrades, and mobility and 3G support. 
Downsides include a 64-bit issue with gamepads & joysticks, and an 
Nvidia driver issue. His overall conclusion is that Intrepid is fast and 
stable. He also appreciates the new focus on mobility. 

  * Shuttleworth in No Hurry to Make a Profit - Lesley Stones at 
linuxinsider.com comments on a press conference Mark Shuttleworth held 
last week where he confirmed that Canonical is not yet profitable. It 
was also brought up that Shuttleworth will continue to fund Canonical 
for another two to three years. Projections show that the company could 
become cash-positive within two years, by concentrating only on core 
operations like the server, however, this could result in cutting back 
development in other areas of importance 

  * Ubuntu 7.04 to 8.10 Benchmarks: For their testing they used the 
final Intel 32-bit releases of the four most recent Ubuntu releases 
except for Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" where we used the Intrepid 
release candidate. They installed each of these releases with the same 
set of options, and identical configurations during testing. Several 
games, encoding sequences, and benchmarking programs were used to test 
the systems. Conclusion: In a number of these tests Ubuntu was slower 
with the newer releases on the same exact hardware and test 
configuration. There is quite a bit of testing going on within the free 
software community as it pertains to usability and compatibility, but 
not enough focus on performance. 

  Note: The Ubuntu developers are already at work discussing this very 
issue. You can follow the link below to the developers mail archives and 
follow the discussion by clicking the "Next message" link after reading 
the current page. 

== In The Blogosphere ==

  * Ubuntu 8.10 First Tryout - Dj Walker-Morgan looks at Ubuntu 8.10, 
and finds some almost bleeding edge internals. Like the 2.6.27 kernel, 
and the latest X.org graphics subsystem, but he also found some of the 
desktop components to be slightly older than he expected. For example, 
Canonical went with OpenOffice 2.4 in Ubuntu 8.10, but points out that 
this may be because Canonical uses an OpenOffice build from the Go-OO 
project. Dj then tested Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell Dimension 530S desktop 
system, and ran into some problems with the stock video driver causing 
his screen to go blank. Upgrading to the restricted driver fixed the 
problem. Other problems continued to crop up on the Dell such as the 
inability to use guest mode, suspend and hibernate not working, and so 
on. These same functions however, worked fine for Dj on his Eee PC 

  * Do you really need to install Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu Linux 8.10)? - 
David M Williams says "Ubuntu fans rejoice, Intrepid Ibex is here. But 
what are the main differences between Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 8.10? 
Williams created virtual machines with a fresh install of Ubuntu 8.04 
LTS on one, and Ubuntu 8.10 in the other. He compared the packages 
installed side by side to see what the true differences were. 8.10 uses 
the latest kernel, and there have been updates to GNOME, OpenOffice, 
Compiz, and others. An "auto sign in" option is now present when 
installing, and a pre-configured guest account is there for visitor 
access to your computer. There is also a built-it encrypted folder to 
protect sensitive data, and the latest NetworkManager with support for 
3G connectivity. Overall, Williams finds that if you have hardware that 
is unsupported in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, then you should upgrade to Ubuntu 
8.10. Otherwise you may wish to stick with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. 

  * Ubuntu 8.10 Charges Up the Mountain - Justin Ryan tells us the hot 
story of the week is the release of Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex, but this 
release comes with more than just a flashy name. It includes the new 
2.6.27 kernel, and X.org 7.4 which was released in September after 
months of delays. Improved hot-plugging for keyboards, mice, and other 
input peripherals, a fail-safe mechanism to troubleshoot start-up 
glitches, and for many people the end of the xorg.conf configuration 
file. The latest GNOME (2.24) which includes a tabbed interface for 
Nautilus, improvements to File Roller, XRandR 1.2, and the latest 
version of Empathy. Network Manager 0.7 brings the much-anticipated 
addition of 3G support. The BBC has teamed up with Canonical to provide 
a Totem plugin to allow Ubuntu users access to BBC content. The 
offerings from the BBC are limited at this time, but by teaming up with 
Canonical is a step in the right direction. 

  * Ubuntu 8.10 - All Hail new Network Manager - Scott Gilbertson states 
that Intrepid Ibex isn't a long-term release, but for Ubuntu desktop 
fans, version 8.10 makes is a worthwhile upgrade. People who've upgraded 
from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS may be scratching their heads wondering what all 
the fuss is about, and it may take a few days before a Hardy user 
appreciates the small tweaks, and overall streamlining in 8.10. In his 
opinion, the big changes are to NetworkManager, and X.org. You can now 
manage wired, wireless, and 3G connections all in one spot. Another nice 
touch is that network setup via NetworkManager starts during boot up. 
The new NetworkManager is a huge win for Ubuntu, and it offers the 
slickest, simplest network setup tools that Gilbertson has seen in a 
Linux distro. Overall, this is a strong update for Ubuntu, and as with 
all Ubuntu releases, there's a new version of Kubuntu and other 
derivatives as well. 

  * Is Ubuntu killing other distributions? - Sam Varghese of ITWire 
responds to a blog entry by Mandriva employee Adam Williamson. It 
appears there are other distributions who are trying to guise their envy 
under a veil of concern for GNU/Linux as a whole. One could dismiss such 
sentiments as baloney, which is probably the right thing to do, but a 
cursory examination is needed, if only to highlight some of the 
peculiarities of the FOSS community. Varghese states that he is not a 
great fan of Canonical and Ubuntu, but he finds Williamson's reasoning 
to be silly. http://www.itwire.com/content/view/21468/1090/

  * Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex raises the bar - Each new Ubuntu release has 
raised the standard by which other Linux distros are judged. With the 
new Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, the focus is on mobility and 3G network 
support. Ubuntu's new focus on mobility seemes to have paid off. The 
integrated wireless network adapter, audio, volume keys, and even the 
video card were all detected perfectly, and worked without a hitch right 
from the first boot. There were no problems hibernating, or suspending. 
Intrepid ran very fast on this bloggers laptop and desktop, with speed 
equal to or slightly greater than the previous release. Intrepid had big 
shoes to fill after Hardy, and ended up doing a pretty decent job. 
Overall, Intrepid is fast and stable, and the new focus on mobility is 
well appreciated. http://www.linux.com/feature/152265

  * Taking a Break with Ubuntu 8.10 - Sometimes its nice to take a 
break, and goof around with an OS according to Tarn Aeluin. He had used 
RedHat, SuSE, and Fedora, but there’s a lot of buzz around Ubuntu. 
Visually, the graphics are pretty nice, and from a usability perspective 
its really a very nice system - easier than Windows or Fedora. He 
quickly figured out how to change his desktop, and get his WiFi and 
bluetooth device working. Power management functions, and battery 
indicators are all working right out of the box. The Add/Remove 
Applications program is pretty slick, and works well. He was able to 
easily install programs correctly, and without the usual dependency 
nightmare common to other linux distros. According to Tarn, if you’re 
looking for a top-notch user friendly distro to replace a Windows 
license, or to put on a new machine, then look at Ubuntu first. 

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast: Episode #11 ===

Josh Chase and Nick Ali, members of the Ubuntu Georgia US LoCo have been 
publishing a videocast.

The current episode includes:

  * 8.10 is out!
  * Ubuntu Georgia 8.10 Installfest
  * Order your Ubuntu 8.10 CDs from ShipIt
  * Matt Zimmerman, Canonical CTO interesting post about bugs
  * Ubuntu get slower?
  * Mark Shuttleworth interview with media and analysts
  * 8.10 includes a totem plugin to play BBC audio
  * Spread Ubuntu Alpha .1
  * Obama campaign using Ubuntu?
  * Dell 12” Mini Inspiron released in Japan


=== IBM Lotus Adds Ubuntu Support To Symphony Apps ===

Expanding its efforts to offer an alternative to Microsoft's Office 
desktop applications, IBM is making its free Lotus Symphony office 
productivity suite available for Canonical's Ubuntu Linux. Michael 
Karasick, director of IBM Lotus China Development Labs, says that 
support for Ubuntu is a good example of IBM's long-term commitment to 
the open source community, and to critical standards like the Open 
Document format. IBM also unveiled a roadmap for Symphony for 2009, that 
includes developing the application set entirely on the OpenDocument 
Format 1.2, and OpenOffice 3.0 code base. They also intend to add more 
than 60 new features to the software. http://www.crn.com/software/212000997

=== TimeVault Simplifies Data Backup for Ubuntu Users ===

Kurt Edelbrock on Linux.com reviews TimeVault, a backup utility 
specifically for Ubuntu.  Users are able to define which directories to 
include and/or exclude, and the rest is taken care of via a snapshot of 
your data. Snapshots can be automated, and can be set to expire given 
specific conditions. Data restoration can be accomplished via the 
Snapshot browser, allowing the user to display the time line of all 
snapshots, and the data included in each. TimeVault is integrated into 
Nautilus, allowing a user to right-click on a file, then select the 
previous version tab under properties to restore an older version of a 
file. http://www.linux.com/feature/150600

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, November 10, 2008 ===

==== LoCo Council Meeting ====

  * Start:18:00 UTC
  * End:19:30 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncilAgenda

=== Tuesday, November 11, 2008 ===

==== Server Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

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

=== Wednesday, November 12, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu-us-pa LoCo Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 12:30 UTC
  * End: 13:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-pa
  * Agenda: None 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/

==== Platform Team Meeting ====

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

=== Thursday, November 13, 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

=== Friday, November 14, 2008 ===

==== South Dakota LoCo Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 23:00 UTC
  * End: 00:00 UTC (Saturday, November 15, 2008)
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-sd
  * Agenda: http://loco.profarius.com/content/irc-meeting-num001

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-660-1: enscript vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-660-1
  * USN-662-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities - 
  * USN-663-1: system-tools-backends regression - 
  * USN-664-1: Tk vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-664-1
  * USN-665-1: Netpbm vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-665-1
  * USN-662-2: Ubuntu kernel modules vulnerability - 
  * USN-666-1: Dovecot vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-666-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * postgresql-8.1 8.1.15-0ubuntu0.6.06 - 
  * spamassassin 3.1.0a-2ubuntu1.2 - 
  * spamassassin 3.1.0a-2ubuntu1.3 - 

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * postgresql-8.2 8.2.11-0ubuntu0.7.10 - 
  * spamassassin 3.2.3-0ubuntu1.1 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-doc 0.10.6-1intrepid1 - 
  * postgresql-8.3 8.3.5-0ubuntu0.8.04 - 
  * mdadm 2.6.3+200709292116+4450e59-3ubuntu3.1 - 
  * initramfs-tools 0.85eubuntu39.3 - 
  * grub 0.97-29ubuntu21.1 - 
  * grub-installer 1.27ubuntu8.1 - 
  * spamassassin 3.2.4-1ubuntu1.1 - 
  * psad 2.1-1ubuntu1 - 
  * xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.2.1-1ubuntu13.8 - 
  * foo2zjs 20071205-0ubuntu3.1 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * bulmages 0.11.1-2ubuntu0.1 - 
  * ca-certificates-java 20080712ubuntu4 - 
  * audacious 1.5.1-3ubuntu1.1 - 
  * mnemosyne 1.1-0ubuntu1.1 - 
  * nvidia-settings 177.78-0ubuntu2.1 - 
  * f-spot - 
  * nvidia-graphics-drivers-71 71.86.07-0ubuntu1 - 
  * nvidia-graphics-drivers-96 96.43.09-0ubuntu1 - 
  * nvidia-graphics-drivers-177 177.80-0ubuntu3 - 
  * nvidia-graphics-drivers-173 173.14.12-1-0ubuntu5 - 
  * alsa-plugins 1.0.17-0ubuntu5 - 
  * gnome-settings-daemon 2.24.0-0ubuntu3.1 - 
  * gnome-panel 1:2.24.1-0ubuntu2.1 - 
  * pm-utils - 
  * gedit 2.24.1-0ubuntu1 - 
  * pango1.0 1.22.2-0ubuntu1 - 
  * gtksourceview2 2.4.1-0ubuntu1 - 
  * xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.0.99+git20080912-0ubuntu6 - 
  * freetds 0.82-3ubuntu1 - 
  * cryptsetup 2:1.0.6-6ubuntu2.1 - 
  * udev 124-9 - 
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.27 2.6.27-7.5 - 
  * xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse 1:12.5.1-1ubuntu5.1 - 
  * konversation 1.1-0ubuntu2.1 - 
  * openmovieeditor 0.0.20080102-2.1build1.1 - 
  * glib2.0 2.18.2-0ubuntu2 - 
  * jockey 0.5~beta3-0ubuntu6 - 
  * update-manager 1:0.93.34 - 
  * update-manager 1:0.93.33 - 
  * f-spot - 
  * postgresql-8.3 8.3.5-0ubuntu8.10 - 
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.27 2.6.27-7.6 - 
  * apparmor 2.3+1289-0ubuntu4.1 - 
  * devscripts 2.10.26ubuntu15.1 - 
  * openldap 2.4.11-0ubuntu6.1 - 
  * ecryptfs-utils 53-1ubuntu13 - 
  * gnome-pilot 2.0.15-2ubuntu4 - 
  * kde4libs 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu11 - 
  * pam 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.1 - 
  * pam 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.2 - 
  * rhythmbox 0.11.6svn20081008-0ubuntu4.2 - 
  * cups 1.3.9-2ubuntu1 - 
  * linux 2.6.27-8.17 - 
  * kdesdk 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu1.1 - 
  * dovecot 1:1.1.4-0ubuntu1.1 - 
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.27 2.6.27-8.7 - 
  * linux-restricted-modules 2.6.27-8.13 - 
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