Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #117

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 16 21:06:05 GMT 2008


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #117 for the week 
November 9th - November 15th, 2008. In this issue we cover: New Theme 
for help.ubuntu.com, Dell Mini 9 testing, Ubuntu Community Interview: 
Nathan Grubb, Jaunty Alpha 1 freeze ahead, Tamil Team Release Party, 
Ubuntu Peru gives Ubuntu presentation, Launchpad plugin for Eclipse, 
Launchpod: Episode #12, Launchpad offline Movember 19th, 2 new Launchpad 
interviews, Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.2 released, Ubuntero gets inked: Ubuntu 
Style, LoCo Council Meeting, Edubuntu Meeting, Server Team Meeting, and 
much, much more!

== UWN Translations ==

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linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the 
information you need.

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== In This Issue ==

  * New Theme for help.ubuntu.com
  * Dell Mini 9 update testing
  * Ubuntu Community Interview: Nathan Grubb
  * Jaunty Alpha 1 freeze ahead
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Tamil Team Release Party
  * Ubuntu Peru gives Ubuntu presentation
  * Launchpad plugin for Eclipse
  * Launchpod: Episode #12
  * Launchpad offline November 19th
  * 2 new Launchpad interviews
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.2 released
  * Ubuntuero gets inked: Ubuntu Style
  * LoCo Council Meeting: November 10th
  * Edubuntu Meeting Minutes
  * Server Team Meeting Minutes
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== New Theme for help.ubuntu.com ===

The Official Ubuntu Documentation site has recently been updated with a 
new theme. The site links have also been updated to include the Ubuntu 
Community Documentation site, and all the currently supported versions 
of Ubuntu, including the newest 8.10 Intrepid release. The new theme, 
and changes to the site, should make future updates easier to 
accomplish. Stop by and check it out here: https://help.ubuntu.com/

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2008-November/012127.html

=== Dell Mini 9 update testing ===

In a posting to the Ubuntu-qa mailing list, Chris Gregan, the QA Manager 
of OEM Services, Canonical USA, asked for owners of the Dell Mini 9 to 
help out with a new project. The OEM Services group is setting up a repo 
to handle updates for the Mini 9 and other netbook devices, and is 
looking for testers to help out. In response to questions concerning who 
can help, Steve Beattie responded[1] with an outline of how testing is 
done, and the type of people needed. You can also find an Open Week 
presentation he gave[2] which further outlines the process.

  [1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-qa/2008-November/000336.html

  [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/openweekintrepid/VerifySRU

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-qa/2008-November/000334.html

=== Ubuntu Community Interview: Nathan Grubb ===

In today’s installment, Matthew Helmke highlights one of the communities 
younger forum members, Nathan Grubb. Nathan(nathangrubb) is also a 
comparatively new Linux user, having joined the fun just over a year 
ago. He has a blog that you are invited to check out: 
http://nathangrubby.wordpress.com/ Even though fairly new to Linux, 
Nathan has been using computers since he was about 7. Read the details 
and see some screenshots at the link. 
http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/11/13/an-interview-with-nathan-grubb/

=== Jaunty Alpha 1 freeze ahead ===

The expected release date of Jaunty Alpha 1 is next Thursday, November 
20th. The first milestone is happening before the spec process this time 
due to the coming end of year holidays, and a late UDS(December). The 
team will continue to use a "soft freeze" for main for the Jaunty Alpha 
milestones. 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. These days can then be used for settling 
the archive and fixing any remaining show stoppers. More details, and 
links to all the Jaunty information sites are located at the link. 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2008-November/000511.html

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (48461)+257 over last week
  * Critical (19) +/-0 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (19904)-263 over last week
  * Unassigned (40273)+261 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (230693)+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 Intrepid ===

  * Spanish (19388)-587 over last week
  * French (61935)-124 over last week
  * Swedish (76724)-386 over last week
  * English (UK) (81455)+2 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (82684)-2658 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 (627)
    * chrisccoulson (70)
    * charlie-tca (52)
    * angusthefuzz (48)
    * harrisony (30)

==== Top 5 teams for the past 7 days ====

    * dcteam (629)
    * ubuntu-au (48)
    * ubuntu-us-ohio (48)
    * ubuntu-cl (34)
    * ubuntu-berlin (25)

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Tamil Team Release Party ===
The Ubuntu Tamil Team had its Intrepid Release Event on Nov 9th at 
Erode, and Erode IT Association made all arrangements for the event. The 
team took part and conducted the event, which was an all day affair 
where participants got hands on experience with everything Ubuntu. 
Everyone who attended showed great interest in Ubuntu.

The Tamil team made a "Customized Tamil Version" of Ubuntu for the event 
that was widely praised by the participants. Special Thanks to members 
of Erode IT Association - Raja, Balu, Srinivasan, Manohar, Mutharasu for 
organizing this event on short notice immediately after the team called 
for hosting such an event outside Chennai, the Capital of TamilNadu.

Erode IT association announced an Ubuntu Competition for participants to 
keep the momentum going! This will help paved way for future events. 
Heart felt thanks to the Erode IT Association for organizing the event. 
More details and pictures here: 
http://amachu.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/intrepid-release-event-erode/

=== Ubuntu Peru gives Ubuntu presentation ===

The Ubuntu Peru team was invited to San Marcos University to give a talk 
about Ubuntu to the Fluid Mechanic Faculty. UNMSM's Fluid Mechanics 
Faculty is in the process of migrating to Ubuntu, so it was natural for 
them to enlist the Peru team to help prepare them for the transition. 
You can find pictures here: 
http://picasaweb.google.com/xander21c/UNMSMFacultaDeMecanicaDeFluidos# 
and more details at the link. 
http://xander21c.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/unmsm-migrating-to-ubuntu/

== Launchpad News ==

=== Lauchpad plugin for Eclipse ===

Guillermo Gonzalez, the man behind the bzr-eclipse plugin, has recently 
been working with the Launchpad API to produce an Eclipse plugin that 
integrates with Launchpad. The user visible plugin allows the user to 
search the branches of a project, basically it’s a view with a search 
field. This new plugin will become part of bzr-eclipse, to allow 
searching for branches, and branching into a new project directly from 
one of the results. The heart of it is the launchpadlib plugin, which 
abstracts common features needed by others plugins that need to interact 
with launchpad. Currently it provides authentication, and access to 
projects and bugs. Read Guillermo's full list of details at the link. 
http://news.launchpad.net/api/launchpad-plugin-for-eclipse-using-the-launchpad-api

=== Launchpod: Episode #12 ===

In this episode of Launchpod, Matthew Revell and Joey Stanford discuss:

  * The Launchpad team met in London at the end of October. Joey and 
Matthew speak to Launchpad developers at an optimization session.
  * Matthew talks to Gary Poster, who is new to Launchpad team, about 
his new role.

Download the ogg file: 
http://www.archive.org/download/LaunchpodEpisode12/launchpod-e12-20081113.ogg

Podcast feed: http://news.launchpad.net/category/podcast/feed

http://news.launchpad.net/podcast/launchpod-episode-12

=== Launchpad offline November 19th ===

Launchpad will be offline for up to two hours from 22:00 UTC on 
Wednesday, November 19th. This downtime is for the roll out of the 
latest version of Launchpad, 2.1.11.

  * Offline: 22:00 UTC November 19th, 2008
  * Online(Tentative): 23:59 UTC November 19th, 2008

Launchpad thanks everyone for their patience while they roll out their 
newest version.

http://news.launchpad.net/notifications/launchpad-offline-19th-november-2200-utc

=== 2 new Launchpad interviews ===

Paul Hummer, the man known as "rockstar" helped to integrate Bazaar into 
Launchpad. Basically, anything under code.launchpad.net has his hand in 
it. Also, much of the layout for Launchpad 2.0 was work he did. He is 
currently working on making the import system better, and exposing much 
of Launchpad’s merge proposal functionality through the API. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~rockstar Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaulHummer

Ursula Junque works as a QA Engineer. Each day she watches the "OOPS's" 
you sometimes see when using Launchpad. She then tries to find out what 
the problem is. Sometimes she opens a bug report, and then tries to get 
people to fix it. She also works on assuring that Launchpad versions 
will be well tested before they are released. She loves doing python 
scripts to enable her work. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~ursinha

  * Paul Hummer interview: 
http://news.launchpad.net/meet-the-devs/meet-paul-hummer

  * Ursula Junque interview: 
http://news.launchpad.net/meet-the-devs/meet-ursula-junque

== In The Press ==

  * Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth opens up on mobility and design - Ryan 
Paul at ars technica gives us an overview of Ubuntu Open Week. Open Week 
is a series of discussions and tutorials on IRC dealing with anything 
Ubuntu, from packaging to bug reporting to virtualization. One of the 
highlights of Open Week was a two hour Q&A session with Mark 
Shuttleworth. One topic discussed was the Canonical relationship with 
Dell. Mark thinks the association with Dell is viewed as a big success, 
"They know it takes a lot of work to do something like Linux well, and 
they work very hard at it, so we appreciate the partnership". Mark also 
touched on the enormous opportunity for Linux in the market of mobile 
devices. In addition, Shuttleworth addressed critics who state that 
Canonical has little involvement in kernel development by stating that 
Canonical’s focus is in making a difference in free software. This 
commitment can be seen by the fact that nearly half of Canonical's staff 
is involved in full-time work on Launchpad. Launchpad is the 
collaborative web-based development platform which is on track to be 
completely open source by the end of 2009. 
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081109-ubuntu-open-week-mark-shuttleworth-speaks.html

  * What’s Next for Linux? Unifying the OS Amid Steady Change - Sedar 
Yequlalp at Information Week comments on the changes and unification 
that is taking place within the myriad distributions of Linux. Two of 
the more popular distributions are steering these changes, Ubuntu and 
Red Hat. Unification is the goal of Mark Shuttleworth, founder of 
Canonical. This unification can be seen in both the desktop, and server 
releases of Ubuntu, both of which are showing remarkable growth of late. 
In an effort to facilitate unification, the Linux Foundation has created 
Linux Standard Base (LSB) to evaluate whether a Linux application is 
compatible across distributions. As more businesses utilize Linux, more 
Linux code is being contributed by corporate funded teams. No 
individual, or company must comply with LSB, however those that do not 
comply may develop applications that do not work with all the Linux 
distributions. 
http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/open_source/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212002356&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_AL

  * Ubuntu to run on ARM-based Netbooks - David Meyer of CNET News 
reports that Canonical has announced (see: 
http://www.ubuntu.com/news/arm-linux) that they are developing a version 
of Ubuntu specifically for ARM’s Cortex-A8 and Cortex A-9 processors. 
The traditional market for ARM-based processors are smaller devices such 
as mobile phones, but small low-cost netbook computers will also be 
available running ARM processors. Ian Drew, ARM’s president of marketing 
stated, "Working with Canonical will pave the way for the development of 
new features and innovations to all connected platforms".  Jane Silber, 
Canonical’s COO commented, "This is a natural development for Ubuntu, 
driven by the demand from manufacturers for an ARM technology-based 
version". The Ubuntu ARM distribution will be available April, 2009. 
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10097468-92.html?part=rss&subj=news

== In The Blogosphere ==

  * Learn Ubuntu with Hackett and Bankwell(Comic Book) - Scott Merrill 
gives a brief review of a different way of presenting Ubuntu to the 
world. Hackett and Bankwell presents a somewhat simplified concept of 
the change from Microsoft to Ubuntu in story-like form. Perhaps too 
simplified, as it doesn't take into account the sorts of little problems 
that a Windows user might face. Issue One of the comic does include a 
comprehensive list of online resources, that is intended to help readers 
follow topics of particular interest. Scott has high hopes for the next 
issue, which is concerned with the command line. 
http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/learn-ubuntu-with-hackett-and-bankwell-20081112/

  * Ubuntu on ARM - The recent announcement by Canonical that they'll be 
bringing the ARM arch to Ubuntu, is exciting news, especially since ARM 
devices have been getting more and more features lately. There have been 
unofficial builds by Nokia for a while, but centralizing the builds 
should help reduce the effort needed to set up Ubuntu on these 
platforms. Currently, builds happen after release, and are announced 
when they are complete. We can now expect regular builds throughout 
development, and a release date people can plan around.

  [1] http://www.ubuntu.com/news/arm-linux

  http://jldugger.livejournal.com/22373.html

  * Ubuntu Server Edition 8.10: Nice, But Who Uses It? - Christopher 
Tozzi reporting for Works With U, asks this question from a sincere 
belief that system administrators wouldn't change from a long term 
support (LTS) release for one that was only supported for 18 months.  He 
admits that there are improvements, but doesn't feel that they are 
enough to accept the reduced support time.  So, who WOULD use them? 
Right now, there are no figures to show whether or not regular releases 
are used on production servers. 
http://www.workswithu.com/2008/11/10/ubuntu-server-edition-810-nice-but-who-uses-it/

  * Computer upgrade Utopia - Linux Ubuntu upgrade to 8.10 - Stewart 
Watkiss compares upgrading Ubuntu to upgrading Windows.  There are so 
many ways in which Ubuntu is easier (and cheaper) than Windows to 
upgrade.  One can just click on an update button, and the system does 
the work for you, including searching out the upgrades to other software 
that is also installed.  Hardware still works, and the system still runs 
as fast as it did before.  http://www.watkissonline.co.uk/wordpress/?p=763

  * Two Days Without Mac OS X Leopard: Ubuntu 8.10 Review - Bogdan Stroe 
is a Mac user who has seldom used Linux for anything except Windows 
recovery. He recently decided to actually try it, and proceeded to 
install it on a Mac. Of course he noticed some differences in the look 
and feel, but they were differences that he quickly got used to. Some 
differences were pleasant, like Compiz-Fusion, however some, like no 
spring loaded folders, were unpleasant. His recommendation is that those 
who cannot afford a Mac, or who aren't into heavy media content creation 
or hard-core gaming, should try out Ubuntu. 
http://tuxgeek.me/2008/11/two-days-without-mac-osx-leopard-ubuntu-810-review/

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.2 released: Source Editor! ===
Ubuntu Tweak is an application which allows easy configurations of the 
Ubuntu desktop and system. The latest version of Ubuntu Tweak has been 
released, and it now includes a graphical interface which a user can 
utilize to edit their sources.list. After editing, just press “Save”, 
you can save the sources.list, rr press “Redo” to reload the 
sources.list and edit again. When you finish editing your sources.list, 
you can press “Refresh” to update the system immediately. You will never 
open the terminal and type “sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list”, “sudo 
apt-get update” again. Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.2 also includes updates to 
several bugs within the application. 
http://ubuntu-tweak.com/2008/11/14/ubuntu-tweak-042-released-source-editor.html

=== Ubuntero gets inked: Ubuntu Style ===

One South African Ubuntu fan, Denham Coote, took a big step toward 
showing his commitment to the ubuntu concept by getting an Ubuntu circle 
of friends tattoo. Denham says that apart from being a great design, he 
really loves what it stands for. The ideas of sharing, caring, 
acceptance, diversity, giving back, acknowledgement, and working towards 
a greater good. ubuntu.com sums it up wonderfully - ‘Humanity to 
others’, or ‘I am what I am because of who we all are.’ You can learn 
more about Denham at his blog: http://www.denhamcoote.com/about or by 
reading the Fridge interview here. http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1734

== Meeting Summaries ==

=== LoCo Council Meeting: November 10th ===

A summary of the minutes for the LoCo Council Meeting is as follows:

  * Encouraging the LoCos to submit Team Reports: Team Reports are a 
chance for different groups to share what they are working on with the 
community at large. Approved LoCos are required to do Team Reports, and 
it would be great to know what LoCos from all parts of the world are 
doing to promote and support Ubuntu. Unfortunately, most LoCos do not 
bother filling out the Team Reports. In October, only 11 of 60+ approved 
LoCos bothered to provide any information. It's not realistic to expect 
every LoCo to submit information every month, but we all know more than 
11 LoCos have awesome projects going on they can share with the rest of 
the community. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports

  To promote the LoCos that are taking the time to fill out the Team 
Reports, their submissions will be published in the Ubuntu Weekly 
Newsletter, Fridge, and Planet. This will not only encourage more LoCos 
to report their activities, but will also provide all LoCos with ideas 
of what they can do to advocate for Ubuntu.

  * South Africa LoCo Review: The South African Team was up for their 
yearly review this month. During the IRC meeting, Morgan Collett stated 
the review prompted a leadership change. A smooth transition was made to 
benefit the LoCo. Jonathan Carter and Morgan are now leading the team. 
The yearly review gives LoCos a chance to take stock of how a LoCo is 
doing, what can be improved, and make plans for the future. The LoCo 
Council is here to make sure LoCos have the resources and help they need 
to support their regions. Congrats to the South African Team on a 
successful review, and good luck in the future! http://ubuntu-za.org/

http://boredandblogging.com/2008/11/11/ubuntu-loco-council-meeting-minutes-10-november-2008/

=== Edubuntu Meeting Minutes ===

On Wednesday, November 5th, at 18:00 UTC the Edubuntu community had a 
development
meeting. Here are the minutes for those who are interested and/or missed 
the meeting.

  * Introduction of the Sugar environment: Sugar is the educational 
platform/user interface originally developed for One Laptop Per Child, 
and now operating as a separate upstream project under the governance of 
Sugar Labs. The Ubuntu Sugar Team (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SugarTeam) is 
working on packages for Sugar.

  * Should Edubuntu have a strategy document: Edubuntu is currently in 
somewhat of a state of organizational and developmental flux. Edubuntu 
has become an addon to Ubuntu (rather than a derived full OS), LTSP has 
moved to the Ubuntu Alternate CD, and the Edubuntu lead developer has 
moved to the Ubuntu Mobile team. Consequently, LaserJock proposed that 
creation of an Edubuntu Strategy Document.

  * Naming/Branding ("Edubuntu", "Ubuntu in Education", "Ubuntu 
Education Edition"): As Edubuntu as a project and product have evolved, 
various branding and marketing initiatives have led to a somewhat 
unclear and confusing state for the naming and branding of Edubuntu CDs. 
After some discussion there was agreement that the community should try 
to work with Canonical to drop "Ubuntu Education Edition", clarify 
"Edubuntu" as the community, project, and product it has traditionally 
been known as, and use "Ubuntu in Education"

  * Drop Alternate CD LTSP installation and instead use GUI from Ubuntu 
Desktop: There was a brief discussion around a proposal added to the 
agenda to remove LTSP from the Ubuntu Alternate CD, and instead have a 
GUI installer that would install LTSP on any existing Ubuntu Desktop. 
ogra and stgraber explained that it was technically not feasible to do.

  * Should Edubuntu produce a demo LiveCD: Since Edubuntu is used as an 
add-on CD there is no live CD available for people to demo it. It was 
fairly quickly decided that a separate, Ubuntu-based, live CD would be 
too much maintenance. Additionally, there is not enough space on a 
single CD to include all of Edubuntu. Creating live USB images was 
suggested as a possibility. ogra suggested that perhaps Edubuntu could 
create documentation for creating an image based on the umpc images.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2008-November/026845.html

=== Server Team Meeting Minutes ===

Minutes from the November 11th Server Team meeting.

  * Server FAQ: sommer started to update questions on the ServerFaq 
page. Questions that need to be updated are marked. Action: mathiaz will 
add a section about updated this section to the Roadmap, and kirkland 
will review the RAID related questions. 
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerFaq

  * Get rid of old libdb versions: Work will be started to get rid of 
old libdb version during the Hardy release cycle. The list of packages 
needing a review needs to be updated in the Roadmap. Action: zul to 
update the list of packages depending on libdb

  * Add augeas lenses: nxvl reported that lenses have been written 
during the last cycle. Upstream is still active. The state of lenses are 
tracked on a wiki page. He plans to write more lenses during this 
release cycle. 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuCentralizedServiceAdministrator/Augeas

  * Update ServerGuide for Jaunty: sommer started to gather ideas about 
the updates to make to the Ubuntu ServerGuide for Jaunty. All the ideas 
will be tracked in a specification. 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyServerGuide

  * Merges and init script: mathiaz reminded everyone that the archive 
is open and merging is the main focus of the developers for now. 
kirkland added that checking if init scripts have a status action is 
welcome. If not adding one would be appreciated - steps to do so are 
outline on the InitScriptsStatusActions wiki page. 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/InitScriptStatusActions

  * Ubuntu Server survey: nijaba reminded everyone that the Ubuntu 
Server survey will close next Friday, November the 14th. So far 6777 
responses have been gathered (4105 full responses, 2672 responses not 
completely filled out). http://survey.ubuntu.com/

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2008-November/026851.html

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Tuesday, November 18, 2008 ===

==== Americas Membership Meeting ====

  * Start: 02:00 UTC
  * End: 03:00 UTC
  * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/Americas

==== Community Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 11:00 UTC
  * End: 13:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda

==== Server Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #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 19, 2008 ===

==== 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 20, 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 21, 2008 ===

==== Tunisian LoCo Team IRC Meeting ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location:  #ubuntu-tn in IRC
  * Agenda:  Not listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-669-1: gnome-screensaver vulnerabilities - 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-669-1
  * USN-670-1: VMBuilder vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-670-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * python-apt 0.7.4ubuntu7.4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012114.html
  * app-install-data-commercial 9.4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012115.html
  * linux 2.6.24-22.44 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012116.html
  * linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24.14-22.52 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012117.html
  * lm-sensors-3 1:3.0.0-4ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012118.html
  * linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-22.34 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012119.html
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-22.28 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012120.html
  * acpid 1.0.4-5ubuntu9.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012121.html

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * gnome-settings-daemon 2.24.0-0ubuntu3.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009465.html
  * gnome-games 1:2.24.1.1-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009468.html
  * sabre 0.2.4b-25ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009467.html
  * update-manager 1:0.93.35 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009466.html
  * linux-meta 2.6.27.8.12 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009469.html
  * pam 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009470.html
  * kde4libs 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu11.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009471.html
  * splix 2.0.0~rc2-0ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009472.html
  * gthumb 3:2.10.10-0ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009473.html
  * splix 2.0.0~rc2-0ubuntu2.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009474.html
  * svk 2.0.2-2ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009475.html
  * translations_restricted_20081113.tar.gz - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009479.html
  * translations_universe_20081113.tar.gz - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009476.html
  * translations_multiverse_20081113.tar.gz - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009478.html
  * translations_main_20081113.tar.gz - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009477.html
  * qt4-x11 4.4.3-0ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009480.html
  * gtkhtml3.14 1:3.24.1.1-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009481.html
  * system-cleaner 1.10.4-0ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009482.html
  * banshee 1.2.1-3ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009483.html
  * evolution-data-server 2.24.1.1-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009484.html
  * evolution 2.24.1.1-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009485.html
  * xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.9.0+git20081003.f9826a56-0ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009486.html
  * fglrx-installer 2:8.552-0ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009487.html
  * xkeyboard-config 1.3-2ubuntu4.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009488.html
  * adept 3.0~beta4ubuntu5.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009489.html

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