Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #113

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Oct 19 23:05:26 BST 2008


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #113 for the week October 
12th - October 18th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 7.04 "End of 
Life", Intrepid Release Parties, Archive frozen for Intrepid 8.10, 
Preparing for Ubuntu Open Week, New Ubuntu Members, New MOTU video, New 
US Ubuntu store, Launchpad 2.1.10 released, Launchpod episode #11, 
Ubuntu-UK podcast #16, Inspiron Mini 12 on Dell's website, 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 7.04 "End of Life"
  * Intrepid release parties
  * Archive frozen for Intrepid 8.10
  * Preparing for Ubuntu Open Week
  * New Ubuntu Members
  * New MOTU Video
  * New US Ubuntu Store
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Ohio LinuxFest 2008
  * Launchpad 2.1.10 released
  * Launchpod episode #11
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu-UK podcast #16
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu 7.04 "End of Life": Sunday, Oct 19th ===

Almost 18 months ago, on April 19, 2007, Ubuntu announced the release of 
version 7.04. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing 
security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support 
period is now at its end, and Ubuntu 7.04 will reach "End of Life" 
today, Sunday, October 19th, 2008. Ubuntu Security Notices will no 
longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 7.04.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 7.04 is via Ubuntu 7.10. 
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at: 
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GutsyUpgrades. Note that upgrades to 
version 8.04 LTS, and beyond are only supported in multiple steps, via 
an upgrade first to 7.10, then to 8.04 LTS. Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Ubuntu 
7.10, and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS continue to be actively supported with 
security updates and select high-impact bug fixes.

http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-7.04-end-of-life

=== Intrepid Release Parties ===

With the fast approaching release of Intrepid Ibex 8.10 on October 30th, 
everyone should be working on their release parties. All LoCo teams 
should be hosting a party in their area. If you haven't started your 
planning yet, it's time to get on the ball and get organized. To find 
out what you'll need:

  * Read this guide on how to run a release party: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty
  * Join the ubuntu-event-planners mailing list: 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-event-planners

If you have a release party already scheduled, be sure to:

  * Add it to this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntrepidReleaseParties
  * Blog about it, advertise it, tell all your friends, inform the local 
media, and generally inform and promote it.
  * Join the IRC channel #ubuntu-release-party on irc.freenode.net

More information can be found here: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntrepidReleaseParties

=== Archive frozen for Intrepid 8.10 ===

The Release Candidate for Intrepid Ibex is one week away, and the final 
release is only 2 weeks away. At this point, the Archive for the release 
is frozen, and all uploads must be approved by a member of the release 
team. Any uploads to main should be release critical only. In addition, 
there are guidelines for uploads to Universe[1], a list of 
release-critical bugs[2], and a list of "target of opportunity" bugs[3].

[1]https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2008-April/025259.html
[2]https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/+bugs?field.milestone%3Alist=1326 

[3]https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/+bugs

The Release Candidate will be available October 23, 2008, with the final 
release on October 30, 2008.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2008-October/000499.html

=== Preparing for Ubuntu Open Week ===
The dates of the next Ubuntu Open Week[1] have been penciled in for: 
Monday, November 3rd, to Friday, November 7th. Open Week is a series of 
IRC sessions, tutorials and tips. It includes a week of collaboration on 
several topics that cover all aspects of Ubuntu. There is a "prep page" 
for this edition of Open Week[2], geared toward finding people to make 
presentations at the sessions, and for users to add topics they'd like 
to see covered. Please submit your ideas and subjects no later than 
October 22nd.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek <<BR>>
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek/Prep

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2008-October/005928.html

=== New Ubuntu Members ===

Hollman Enciso is an active member of the Ubuntu Columbia LoCo, has 
helped to coordinate many activities, and currently leads the team as 
one of its administrators. Hollman has been very active in translation 
work, answering questions in Launchpad, bug triaging, and general Ubuntu 
advocacy. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~hollman Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HollmanEnciso

Julián Alarcón is another member of the Ubuntu Columbia LoCo Team. 
Julián is known for his excellent work in translations, his all around 
work with triaging bugs, answering question in Launchpad, and advocation 
at local Ubuntu events. Julián hopes to work on packaging with MOTU. 
Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~alarconj Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JulianAlarcon

Luke Faraone represents the Washington, D.C. Ubuntu LoCo. Luke has been 
instrumental in getting Sugar Labs (http://sugarlabs.org) into Ubuntu, 
Debian and Fedora. In addition to his work with the Washington, D.C. 
LoCo, Luke has also been a solid contributer to bug work, including 
5-a-day. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~lfaraone Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LukeFaraone

The Americas Board is happy to welcome these new Ubuntu Members!

=== New MOTU Video ===

Daniel Holbach hosts a new video from the Ubuntu Developers that covers 
commonly asked questions about MOTU, and how you can help. He discusses 
the recent Ubuntu Developers week, and how the Ubuntu Developers have 
provided many tools to ease the transition for anyone wishing to get 
started. This includes the Ubuntu Developer Channel, which hosts video 
tutorials on development. Daniel emphasizes that you don't need to be a 
coder to help, you only need to have the desire, and the willingness to 
make things work. Please visit the link to see this video. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukC2I0hUoIw

You can find all of the developer videos at: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/ubuntudevelopers

=== New US Ubuntu Store ===

Canonical has opened a new Ubuntu shop for the USA. Now, all the Ubuntu 
folks living in the United States can get the swag they crave without 
the added shipping costs, and time from overseas. It's a one stop 
shopping website geared toward wearables, accessories, CDs & DVDs, 
software, training, and support. Sporting it's own distinct theme, the 
shop is sure to be a big hit with all the Ubuntu advocates in the United 
States. Help make this shop a success by placing your order today.

Get your swag here: http://usshop.ubuntu.com/

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (47018) +421 # over last week
  * Critical (24) -4 # over last week
  * Unconfirmed (20359) -42 # over last week
  * Unassigned (38866) +465 # over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (220866) +2737 # 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 (22975) +/-0 # over last week
  * French (65317) +/-0 # over last week
  * Swedish (78609) +/-0 # over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (87060) +/-0 # over last week
  * English-UK (89622) +/-0 # 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 (262)
  * apachelogger (73)
  * chrisccoulson (69)
  * txwikinger (41)
  * jdstrand (30)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

  * dcteam (276)
  * kubuntu-de.org (127)
  * ubuntu-uk (54)
  * ubuntu-ca (41)
  * ubuntu-de-locoteam (28)

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Ohio LinuxFest 2008 ===

The Ubuntu-US-OH team was in full swing for the Ohio LinuxFest 2008. The 
booth was crowded for most of the conference, and it was a great 
opportunity to introduce new users to Ubuntu and Linux in general. One 
particular moment that was very interesting was when Jono Bacon asked 
who in the audience (of around a thousand) used Ubuntu, and 90% of the 
attendees raised their hands.

Thanks go to vorian for setting up the booth the night before, Derath 
for getting System 76 and Hackett & Bankwell on board, Delvien for 
working the booth and helping out the new users, System76 for providing 
demo laptops and discount coupons, and Canonical for all of the free 
swag and marketing materials!

  * Pics: http://flickr.com/groups/938355@N22/pool/
  * Pics: http://decafbad.net/pictures/ohio-linuxfest/ohio-linuxfest-2008
  * Jono's blog on the conference: http://www.jonobacon.org/?p=1326

http://jacob.peddicord.net/blog/

=== SFD Tunisia 2008 ===

This year the Tunisian Software Freedom Day 2008 will be held on October 
29th in the El Ghazala technology center. The delay from September 20th 
is due to that date coinciding with the month of Ramadan. This will be 
the first public event for the newly approved Tunisian LoCo Team. They 
will be distributing Ubuntu CDs, holding a mini-install party, as well 
as other Ubuntu activities. For further information, contact the 
Tunisian LoCo Team:  http://www.ubuntu-tn.org/

== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad 2.1.10 released ===

The Launchpad team is excited to announce the release of Launchpad 
2.1.10! New features include:

  * Slashing branch upload times: With this release, the team has 
introduced support for Bazaar’s new stacked branches feature. Stacked 
branches mean that uploading a large project’s code to Launchpad can now 
take just a couple of minutes. To use it, you need to upgrade your 
branches to Bazaar format 1.6 and run Bazaar 1.7 or later.

  * This bug affects me too: If you’ve ever come to file a bug and found 
that it’s already been reported, you may have wanted to let the project 
know that you too have been affected. However, many projects find “me 
too” comments unhelpful because they don’t add much to the discussion. 
Launchpad’s new “This bug affects me too” feature lets you record just 
that, but without the guilt!

Getting help with Launchpad - Each weekday, members of the Launchpad 
team are taking turns to offer help with Launchpad. Check the #launchpad 
channel topic, or their wiki page to see who’s on duty.

http://news.launchpad.net/general/launchpad-2110-faster-branch-uploads

=== Launchpod espisode #11 ===

Hosts Matthew Revell, Graham Binns and Joey Stanford present Launchpod 
episode #11

  * Launchpad teams: Each weekday, a member of the Launchpad team is 
available to help you with your Launchpad queries. A discussion of their 
new help rotation. https://help.launchpad.net/HelpRotation
  * Martin Albisetti discusses his new role looking after Launchpad’s 
UI, and also talks about the team’s vision for the future of Launchpad’s 
web interface.
  * Stuart Metcalfe talks about the Drupal plugin he’s created that 
allows Drupal sites to grant additional permissions to users based on 
their Launchpad team memberships. It’s now in action on the Ubuntu Fridge.

Download ogg vorbis file here: 
http://www.archive.org/download/LaunchpodEpisode11/launchpod-e11-20081013.ogg

Get the podcast feed here: http://news.launchpad.net/category/podcast/feed

http://news.launchpad.net/podcast/launchpod-episode-11-launchpad-teams-and-openid-future-of-lp-ui-and-community-help

== In The Press ==

  * Dell Launches Consumer Advertising for Ubuntu Linux PCs - The Var 
Guy reports that Dell is advertising computers with Ubuntu. Many U.S. 
newspapers ran the add on Sunday, October 12th, as part of a multi-page 
Dell flier.[1] The Dell Mini 9, is a sub-notebook aimed at students and 
business professionals. Like other Netbook manufacturers, Dell offers 
the Mini 9 with a choice of Linux or Windows. These advertisements 
however, do not mention the Microsoft Windows option at all. The Var Guy 
references Work With U 1000 to show that the use of Ubuntu is growing in 
corporate settings.

[1]http://www.thevarguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/dell-netbook-inspiron-mini-9-with-ubuntu-cropped.jpg

http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/10/13/dell-launches-consumer-advertising-for-ubuntu-linux-pcs/

  * 1000+ Free Ubuntu Apps - Appnr is a web interface that lets users 
search and browse Ubuntu programs by category, and popularity. When you 
find the program you need, you can just click on the "Install" button to 
get it. All applications are pulled from the Ubuntu repositories already 
available on the user's computer, so there is no problem with compatibility.

  Appnr setup: http://blog.appnr.com/help/

  Appnr web interface: http://appnr.com/

  http://www.technobuzz.net/1000-free-ubuntu-apps/

  * NSW considers giving students Linux laptops - Fran Foo reports on a 
move by the government of New South Wales, Australia.  The NSW 
government is considering placing $56 million worth of computers, loaded 
with non-proprietary software such as Edubuntu, with secondary school 
students. In briefing papers sent to NSW Labor Party politicians, and 
school principals two weeks ago, students will also have access to 
thousands of other open source educational programs. A Microsoft 
Australia spokesperson said the company had not seen the document and 
could not comment. 
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,24490953-15306,00.html

  * Linux and Laptop Screen Resolutions - J.A. Watson has been looking 
into the problem that Linux has with screen resolutions, and found a 
pleasant surprise. It used to be that Linux "didn't get it right". Now, 
Mandriva has managed to get the resolution just as he wants it by 
default, and when he adds another screen, it gives the best possible 
solution for a mirrored screen. Ubuntu doesn't do the same thing as 
well, using the highest resolution that they both share. However, Ubuntu 
with mirrored screens unchecked, does optimizes each screen to its best 
possible resolution. Watson's conclusion is that between the two 
distributions, there have been major improvements. 
http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10009516o-2000498448b,00.htm

  * Open source's usability challenge - From the staff of ZDNet UK, this 
article defines the difference between functionality and usability. 
Products may mimic each other in functionality, but how usable are they? 
  When it comes to open source, the concern is that it appears to lack 
someone with the vision of what usability actually means and how to 
achieve it. Without that spark of creativity, open source will give its 
competitors a free ride. 
http://www.builderau.com.au/program/linux/soa/Open-source-s-usability-challenge-/0,339028299,339292604,00.htm

  * Ubuntu 8.10 Has a Brand New Wallpaper - Marius Nestor reports on his 
disappointment with the wallpaper that has been offered in the Alpha and 
Beta releases of Intrepid Ibex. Ubuntu 8.10 had promised to have a new, 
and breathtaking theme. However, the first theme was dark, the second 
was a rehash of the Human Murrine theme, and then came dots. On October 
10th, a new theme was released that better represents the Intrepid Ibex, 
and an alternative has been suggested. 
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-8-10-Has-a-Brand-New-Wallpaper-95451.shtml

  * History of Ubuntu, from Warthog to Ibex - From Sizlopedia comes a 
brief history of Ubuntu, starting with Ubuntu 4.10, Warty Warthog, in 
October of 2004. Complete with some screen graphics of each release, the 
main thrust of each release is noted in a brief blurb. This brief 
history follows the chief advances made in Ubuntu, and its included 
applications. 
http://www.sizlopedia.com/2008/10/18/history-of-ubuntu-from-warthog-to-ibex/

== In The Blogosphere ==

  * Xubuntu Intrepid Beta Mini Walkthrough - Intrepid is another “robust 
and excellent” offering by the Xubuntu team. The reviewer ran the beta 
build on a Hardy machine using VirtualBox with only 180 MB of RAM, and 
was impressed with it's performance. Even though not in the beta 
release, the “last successful boot” option is slated for the final 
build. Xubuntu Intrepid also comes with pre-boot authentication, and 
full volume encryption. In addition, Dell's Dynamic Kernel Module 
Support is included, allowing new kernel drivers to be rebuilt without 
waiting for driver package rebuild. Xubuntu knocked this blogger off his 
feet with it's speed, beauty, and ease of use. 
http://nosecurity.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/xubuntu-intrepid-beta-mini-walkthrough/

  *Buying a Netbook?  Think Linux - Many netbook buyers are unwilling to 
consider running Linux due to it’s unfamiliarity. Matthew McKenzie in 
the bMighty.com blog thinks that Linux is the best choice for the 
netbook crowd. The Ubuntu OS installed on Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 netbook 
includes OpenOffice, while the XP netbook does not. OS upgrades are 
another issue, there are no upgrade options for XP, while Ubuntu 
distributes a major update every six months. XP also suffers from poor 
read/write performance on solid-state disks that are included on many 
netbooks. Exceptions certainly exist, but it appears that Linux is the 
OS of choice for the netbook platform. 
http://www.bmighty.com/blog/main/archives/2008/10/buying_a_netboo.html

  * Why Ubuntu Then? - Why, with so many other Linux distributions to 
choose from, should you choose Ubuntu? Ubuntu is easy to install, 
typically with just a few mouse clicks. Ubuntu is easy to use, and the 
interface is very Windows-like, which will make newcomers feel at ease. 
Ubuntu is based on Debian's package system, and through tools like 
Synaptic, users have access to more software than they'll know what to 
do with. Ubuntu is also up to date thanks to its six month release 
schedule, but not so bleeding edge as to release packages before they're 
ready. Ubuntu is dependable, robust, and desktop user-oriented. The 
result of these factors is a system that is up to date and comfortable 
for average users with little, or no modification! 
http://computingtech.blogspot.com/2008/10/why-ubuntu-then.html

  * Switch to Ubuntu Linux not Apple Mac OS - Prosenjit Bhattacharyya 
notes that for the past few years Apple has seen an increase in its 
laptop business, due mostly to the failure of the Vista operating 
system. Many reports have been published telling people why they should 
consider switching to the Mac OS, but no reports have surfaced that show 
the merits of switching to Linux. While there are many distributions 
available, Ubuntu and Kubuntu quickly emerge as the best options. 
Current Ubuntu versions are sturdy, have very good user interfaces, and 
are intuitive. Hardware support is outstanding, and in some areas it 
surpasses the support of Mac's OSX operating system. Ubuntu offers 
commercial support, personalization options, ease of use, robustness, 
and security. Mac OS does not offer this flexibility. 
http://prosenjit23.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/switch-to-ubuntu-linux-not-apple-mac-os/

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu UK Podcast 16 - I Can Help ===

Laura Cowen, Alan Pope, Dave Walker and Tony Whitmore present the 
sixteenth episode of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Local Community 
Support Team.

In this episode:

  * A discussion about the conflict between Ubuntu and Kubuntu
  * A catch up after our backup segment in episode fifteen.
  * We talk about remote support solutions
   o No Machine
   o Gitso
   o YuuGuu
   o italc
  * All New Chunky Sarcastic News
   o Oliver Grawert announces new Ubuntu Mobile images.
   o Soren Hansen releases a new version of his VM Builder tool.
   o Major bug in the Linux Kernel shipped with 8.10 causes some Intel 
network cards to break.
   o Intel shows off booting Linux in under 5 seconds.
   o WikiPedia moves to Ubuntu on 400 servers.
   o Sun releases VirtualBox version 2.
   o Jono announces the winners of the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase 
competition.
   o MSI announces disappointing return rate for Linux based netbooks.
  * We announce the winner of the competition.
  * A new competition to win a Canonical Store voucher.
  * We receive lots of great feedback, including plenty (both positive 
and negative) about our previous Backup and 5-a-day segments.

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2008/10/17/s01e16-i-can-help/

=== Canonical Publishes ATI Catalyst 8.10 Beta ===

Michael Larabel reports that Ubuntu users of ATI cards will have better 
support in the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10. Canonical has a beta release of the 
Catalyst Linux driver that supports the ATI R600/700 graphics processor 
(Radeon HD 2000 series and later). This driver supports the X Server 
1.5. This driver is not yet available to ATI's customers through their 
driver web-site, but is part of the fglrx 8.54 release stream. 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=canonical_catalyst_811&num=1

=== Inspiron Mini 12 pops up on Dell's website: it's a done deal 
(almost) ===

According to Darren Murph at Engadget there is evidence of a 12 inch 
mini in the future. Documentation on the Dell site, such as User Manual, 
Setup Guide, and Troubleshooting documents, give a fairly good overview 
of what to expect. A choice of an Intel Atom Z520, or Z530 CPU, 1GB of 
DDR2 RAM, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth/WiFi, optional WWAN, three USB 2.0 
ports, VGA out, audio in/out, and a 12.1-inch display with 1,280 x 800 
resolution. It is expected that Ubuntu will be a choice for the Mini 12 
OS. 
http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/15/inspiron-mini-12-pops-up-on-dells-website-its-a-done-deal-al/

=== The "CAUV 2008" ===

Students at Cambridge University built an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 
(CAUV 2008), for the Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge - Europe 
(SAUC-E). An extensive list of parts, and images of the CAUV 2008 are a 
part of the report, and it is noted that they used the Ubuntu Server 
8.04, for software debugging. http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/cauv2008/

=== BlankOn Minimalist to Gnome Asia Summit ===

The BlankOn[1] operating system is based on Ubuntu, but adjusted for 
Indonesian users, and especially for schools and media. A presentation 
of BlankOn Minimalist was developed by Muhammad Takdir, and was 
scheduled for the Gnome Asia Summit taking place at Beihang University. 
Unfortunately, Muhammad wasn't able to attend.

  [1]http://blankonlinux.or.id/ (Website is in Indonesian)

 
http://kipas.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/blankon-minimalist-to-gnome-asia-summit/

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Tuesday, October 21, 2008 ===

==== Community Council Meeting ====

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

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

  * Start: 14:00 - UTC
  * End: 16:00 - UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TechnicalBoardAgenda

==== Server Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 - UTC
  * End: 16:00 - 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, October 22, 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: Not listed as of publication

==== Forum Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 23:00 - UTC
  * End: 0:00 - UTC October 23, 2008
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Thursday, October 23, 2008 ===

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

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

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * [USN-652-1] LittleCMS vulnerability - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-October/000760.html
  * [USN-653-1] D-Bus vulnerabilities - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-October/000761.html
  * [USN-654-1] libexif vulnerabilities - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-October/000762.html
  * [USN-655-1] exiv2 vulnerabilities - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-October/000763.html
  * [USN-656-1] CUPS vulnerabilities - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-October/000764.html

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

  * coreutils 5.93-5ubuntu4.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-October/012760.html
  * lcms 1.13-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-October/012761.html
  * dbus 0.60-6ubuntu8.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-October/012762.html
  * libexif_0.6.12-2ubuntu0.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-October/012763.html
  * libspf2 1.2.5-3ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-October/012764.html
  * cupsys_1.2.2-0ubuntu0.6.06.11 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-October/012765.html
  * langpack-locales 2.3.18.15 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-October/012766.html

=== Ubuntu 7.04 Updates ===

'''Ubuntu 7.04 has reached the end of its support period as of Sunday, 
October 19, 2008. After that date, no further listing for it will be 
posted on Ubuntu Weekly News. You are encouraged to upgrade to Ubuntu 
7.10.'''

  * dbus 1.0.2-1ubuntu4.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-October/009008.html
  * libexif_0.6.13-5ubuntu0.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-October/009009.html
  * exiv2 0.12-0ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-October/009010.html
  * libspf2 1.2.5-4ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-October/009011.html
  * cupsys_1.2.8-0ubuntu8.6 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-October/009012.html

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * dbus 1.1.1-3ubuntu4.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-October/010316.html
  * libexif_0.6.16-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-October/010317.html
  * exiv2_0.15-1ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-October/010318.html
  * libspf2 1.2.5.dfsg-4ubuntu0.7.10.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-October/010319.html
  * cupsys_1.3.2-1ubuntu7.8 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-October/010320.html
  * tzdata 2008h-0ubuntu0.7.10 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-October/010321.html

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * aide 0.13.1-8ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012061.html
  * gparted 0.3.5-1ubuntu4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012062.html
  * rhino 1.6.R7-2ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012063.html
  * dbus 1.1.20-1ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012064.html
  * dbus 1.1.20-1ubuntu3.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012065.html
  * exiv2_0.16-3ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012066.html
  * libtemplates-parser 10.0+20060522-5ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012067.html
  * asis 2005-5ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012068.html
  * libxmlada2 2.2-7ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012069.html
  * libgtkada2 2.8.1-6ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012070.html
  * libexif 0.6.16-2.1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012071.html
  * libspf2 1.2.5.dfsg-4ubuntu0.8.04.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012072.html
  * cupsys_1.3.7-1ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012073.html
  * ubuntu-docs 8.06.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012074.html
  * gcc-snapshot 20081013-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012075.html
  * gnade 1.6.1-2ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012076.html
  * libaws 2.2dfsg-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012077.html
  * adacontrol 1.6r8-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012078.html
  * adabrowse 4.0.2-5ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012079.html
  * alacarte 0.11.5-0ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012080.html
  * gcc-snapshot 20081013-0ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012081.html
  * tzdata 2008h-0ubuntu0.8.04 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012082.html
  * adobe-flashplugin 10.0.12.36-1hardy2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-October/012083.html

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