Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #154

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Aug 9 23:33:05 BST 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #154 for the week August 
2nd - August 8th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Karmic Alpha 4 freeze 
ahead, Landscape: Canonical Systems Management & Monitoring Tool, 
ubuntu-ph.org is back in business, First Launchpad community meet-up, 
Code Hosting quick-start guide, notify-osd 0.9.16 released, Migrating to 
an Encrypted Home Directory, Touchscreen = fail?, Ubuntu-UK Podcast: Day 
of Reckoning, Full Circle Magazine #27, 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 ==

  * Karmic Alpha 4 freeze ahead
  * Landscape: Canonical Systems Management & Monitoring Tool
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * ubuntu-ph.org is back in business
  * First Launchpad community meet-up
  * Code Hosting quick-start guide
  * notify-osd 0.9.16 released
  * Migrating to an Encrypted Home Directory
  * Touchscreen = Fail?
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu-UK Podcast: Day of Reckoning
  * Full Circle Magazine #27
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Karmic Alpha 4 freeze ahead ===

The fourth Karmic alpha release is planned for next Thursday, August 13.

The team will continue to use a "soft freeze" for main for the Karmic 
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, so that these days can be used for 
settling the archive and fixing any remaining showstoppers. The list of 
bugs targeted for alpha-4 can be found at: 

Per the policy described at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RCBugTargetting, 
this list is used for tracking bugs that are blockers for the alpha 4 
milestone - so as you can see, the list will be quite short. If you know 
of bugs that should be considered blockers, please nominate them for 
release and set the milestone target for those bugs. If you have 
questions about whether a bug should be considered a blocker, please 
contact a member of the release team. 

Beyond that short list of bugs that are blockers for Alpha 4, there are 
those bugs that are listed as release-critical for karmic as a whole: 


=== Landscape: Canonical Systems Management and Monitoring Tool ===

Canonical has announced a new architecture and installation option for 
its systems management and monitoring system for Ubuntu machines - 
enabling enterprises to have greater local control over their 
deployments. Canonical’s Landscape Dedicated Server will be available to 
be installed on the customer's site running on their local network.

When available in late September 2009, Landscape Dedicated Server will 
be offered at $150 per node plus server, installation and support fees. 
Those interested in being the first to get updates on this as well as 
the latest information may register at: 
http://www.canonical.com/landscape-server. The Landscape hosted service 
is currently available for a free 60 day trial at 

Landscape provides the growing number of businesses deploying multiple 
instances of Ubuntu on servers and desktops with the means to more 
easily manage and maintain their systems. The tool significantly reduces 
the cost of ownership and improves the efficiency of resources for any 
Ubuntu deployment. Landscape will now be available in two architectures: 
installed on-site or hosted as software as a service (SaaS) by Canonical.

Landscape Dedicated Server will install in a customer’s data center and 
provide all of the package management, auditing and monitoring 
capability of the hosted service for both physical and cloud-based 
Ubuntu instances.

The Landscape Dedicated Server will be able to be configured to manage 
systems on a network with limited or no access to the public Internet. 
All system configuration, policies, and profiles are stored locally on 
the internal infrastructure.


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (60088) +700 over last week
  * Critical (27) -3 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (27966) +430 over last week
  * Unassigned (51788) +647 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (301219) +1659 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 Jaunty ===

  * Spanish (12470) -256 over last week
  * French (39572) -151 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (48583) -308 over last week
  * Swedish (53814) -17 over last week
  * English (United Kingdom) (55729) +/-0 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope," see 
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/

=== Translation Stats Karmic ===

  * Spanish (22220) -1771 over last week
  * French (57908) +1924 over last week
  * Swedish (68237) +2174 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (71936) -3738 over last week
  * English (Uk) (81467) +2534 over last week

1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/

=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week ===

  * Changing font color in Gnome panel requires hacking - 
  * Caps Lock being on is not visible enough problem when entering 
passwords - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20953/
  * The update manager is plain and old - 
  * Have the ability to graphically install RAID to an existing install 
- http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20974/
  * Files downloaded from Transmission should be movable (inodes!) - 

Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add your 
ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against 
another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

== LoCo News ==

=== Ubuntu-PH.org is back in business ===

Finally, after 2 years, ubuntu-ph.org site is back. 
http://ubuntu-ph.org/ Thanks to Matthias for pointing the domain to our 
current host. Also thanks to the great devs behind the LoCo Drupal theme 
group. Dax will also backtrack ubuntu-ph's past (2007-2009) activities 
and post them on the site. Next project is getting their LoCo Planet back.


== Launchpad News ==

=== First Launchpad community meet-up ===

On the 28th September, the Canonical Launchpad team leads will be in 
London, along with Matthew Revell, community guy Karl Fogel, and UI guy 
Martin Albisetti. Matthew is organising a Launchpad community meet-up 
for the evening of the 28th, which will be a chance to meet other 
Launchpad types, including several of Canonical’s Launchpad engineers. 
There are a couple of different venues being considered at the moment 
but it’ll most likely be a pub in central London, and fairly informal.


=== Code Hosting quick-start guide ===

If you want to host code on Launchpad, and you need some help, you can 
turn to IRC, the launchpad-users mailing list or the Code Hosting 
section on the help wiki. https://help.launchpad.net/Code

If all you want, though, is to get up and running with hosting your 
project’s code on Launchpad, there’s now a quick-start guide. It leaves 
out any detail that might distract from simply getting you started. 

So, here’s the question: does it do the job? If not, what should be put 
in or left out? You can leave your comments at the link below.


== The Planet ==

=== Mirco Müller: notify-osd 0.9.16 released ===

The latest tarball-release of notify-osd is out and includes quite a few 
major changes.

  * further preparation for refactoring of class Bubble and Stack
  * mem-leak fixes and fix for LP: #378193 by Alexander Sack
  * much code-refactoring
  * adapted to 0.10 fd.o spec
  * lots of autotools-related fixes and improvements
  * added ATK interface by Eitan Isaacson
  * fix by Chow Loong Jin for LP: #401809
  * added support for image_data and image_path

There’s still some way to go until notify-osd shows up in Karmic, and 
the next changes will be more interesting for users.


=== Dustin Kirkland: Migrating to an Encrypted Home Directory ===

Many eCryptfs and Ubuntu Jaunty users have requested instructions on 
migrating their existing, non-encrypted home directories to an 
Encrypted-Home setup. Dustin has provided us with some instructions! You 
can see the full set of instructions at the link.


=== Amit Kucheria: Touchscreen = Fail? ===

Do you have a touchscreen that isn't working in Ubuntu? We need your help!

We are trying to get as many touchscreens working as possible for 
Karmic. Bug #317094 
is attempting to collect hardware information about these them. As a 
first step, we'd like to enable the ones that can use the in-kernel 
usbtouchscreen driver.

  * Do you have a touchscreen?
  * Is it connected over USB? (lsusb is your friend)
  * Get the vendor and product id of the USB touchscreen (lsub)
  * Load the usbtouchscreen module and add the new id to it through sysfs

A made-up example follows (I don't have a touchscreen handy, sorry!)

  * example output from lsusb

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics 
Fingerprint Reader

  * 0483 is the vendor id, 2016 is the product id
  * sudo modprobe usbtouchscreen
  * sudo sh -c "echo 0483 2016 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/usbtouchscreen/new_id"

Replace the vendor and product id with what you found from lsusb.

If this makes your touchscreen work in Karmic, please reply to the bug 
mentioned above with the ids and name of the touchscreen.


== In The Press ==

=== Canonical Expands Ubuntu Linux Landscape ===

InternetNews.com's Sean Michael Kerner says that while there is a mad 
rush toward putting more IT resources in the cloud, not everything 
belongs in the cloud -- just ask Ubuntu Linux vendor Canonical. The 
Canonical Landscape Ubuntu systems management server is now moving in 
from the cloud with a new dedicated, on-site offering. "Canonical's 
Landscape Dedicated Server is a software appliance that is installed on 
the users' hardware. Updates will be made available by download on an 
as-needed basis when major kernel/security patches become available," 
Ken Drachnik, Landscape manager at Canonical, told InternetNews.com. "Of 
course, this points out one of the major differences between the Hosted 
edition and Dedicated edition -- users will need to provide hardware and 
a trained resource to manage Landscape on-site." 

=== Canonical removes middleman from Ubuntu management ===

Timothy Prickett Morgan of The Register reports that Canonical is 
offering a dedicated, local version of its Landscape systems management 
and monitoring server for Ubuntu, rather than insist you access the 
service through the company's own systems. Canonical will next month 
launch the Landscape Dedicated Server, which is a local copy of the 
current Landscape service. It will run inside the data center, giving IT 
managers some piece of mind about security. Launched in March 2008 to 
help deploy monitor, manage and patch large numbers of Ubuntu servers or 
PCs, Landscape wasn't a service you bought from Canonical. Instead you 
accessed it through a web interface and portal. Landscape does more than 
just monitor physical machines individually or in groups. It can also 
control the deployment of applications from the Ubuntu repository to 
machines individually or in groups. And if Ubuntu shops want to create 
their own Ubuntu spin with its own repositories and deploy them on 
boxes, Landscape can do this as well. The Landscape service is priced 
$150 per machine per year if you want to just purchase it by itself, but 
if you buy a normal support contract for Ubuntu Linux for a PC or 
server, Landscape access comes with the price of that support contract. 

=== The Official Ubuntu Server Book ===

Paul Ferrill of Linux Planet thinks that a newbie system administrator 
that might not have a system working or connected to the Internet but 
needs help getting a problem solved would find a good basic book like 
The Official Ubuntu Server Book handy. This recent release from Prentice 
Hall comes in several versions including a Barnes & Noble Special 
Edition with extra content. One good measure of a book of this type is 
the length of the index. "The Official Ubuntu Server Book" checks in at 
501 pages with 48 dedicated to the index. List price for this book is 
$39.99, but you can pick it up on the B&N site for a good bit less. It 
also includes a 45-day pass to an online version available through 
Safari.com. This book is definitely worth the money if you need a good 
reference to help you over the newbie Linux admin hump. 

=== No Intel Poulsbo Driver For Ubuntu 9.10 ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix thinks that Intel's Poulsbo driver for their 
GMA 500 IGP on the SCH U15W is a bloody mess. Unlike their X.Org driver 
for their other Intel IGPs, the Poulsbo driver is closed-source since 
Intel licensed some of the technologies for this graphics processor, but 
the problems go beyond just whether or not you like to use a binary 
blob. Intel hasn't done a good job at maintaining this driver and 
ensuring it works with the latest kernel and X.Org releases, and 
tracking down all of the components to use the driver on a non-supported 
distribution can be challenging. Originally the Intel Poulsbo driver was 
found with Ubuntu where those using Mark Shuttleworth's operating system 
could get this driver working with not so many steps. However, that will 
not be the case with Ubuntu 9.10. Canonical's David Mandala, who serves 
as the manager of the Ubuntu Mobile project, shared an interesting 
statement on the ubuntu-devel list: there will be no Poulsbo support in 
Ubuntu 9.10. Intel is not interested in supporting Ubuntu 9.10 and as a 
result their proprietary driver will not work or be included with this 
next Ubuntu release known as the Karmic Koala. 

=== Torvalds and Shuttleworth to speak at LinuxCon 2009 ===

The inaugural LinuxCon organized by the Linux Foundation is set to 
become the biggest Linux gathering of 2009. Scheduled for next month, 
September 21-23, in Portland, Oregon, the event will draw some of the 
best and the brightest that the Linux community has to offer. No less 
than Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth among other industry experts 
will speak at LinuxCon. Just about anyone who is interested in Linux can 
join. Early registration is available until August 15. 

=== Ubuntu: Patent Policy and Private Support ===

Linux Pro Magazine's Marcel Hilzinger reports that Ubuntu has introduced 
a new Patent Policy to help developers and rights holders deal with 
software patent issues. With the Private Support, Canonical hopes to 
improve its revenue. Its new Patent Policy is designed to avoid such 
problems as far as possible. The policy lists the steps developers and 
rights holders should take when faced with a possible breach in patent. 
One clause contained in the policy states that, if Canonical has not 
heard from the alleged rights holder for an extended period of time and 
the patent is near expiration, the code will continue to be shipped as 

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Canonical’s Ubuntu Server Edition Gains ISV Support ===

Joe Panettieri of Works With U discusses the Independent Software Vender 
(ISV) support for Ubuntu Server Edition.  He first notes that OpenBravo 
ERP 2.50 Professional Subscription and Alfresco Community Edition 3.2 
are both on board.  In addition, he notes the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 
and the fact that Hewlett-Packard began certifying ProLiant servers to 
run Ubuntu Server Edition recently.  Not yet a powerhouse, but 
definitely progress in the server market.  See his report at: 

=== Coming Soon: Landscape Dedicated Server for Ubuntu ===

Joe Panettieri, writing for Works With U, looks at the latest change in 
Landscape.  Now, along with being a Software as a Service (SaaS) Ubuntu 
is releasing it as a dedicated server at a reasonable price.  This 
change will make it easier for those who don't want their information on 
the cloud, or those with only intermittent internet connections to make 
use of Landscape to organize and maintain their company computers.  His 
article covers his observations, at: 

=== Reader Polls: Google Is Both Ubuntu Rival, Friend ===

Joe Panettieri looks at two Works With U polls that question Google's 
relationship to Ubuntu.  First was "Canonical’s top competitor", and 
though the top results were fairly obvious it was interesting to note 
that Google was in third place.  The second was whether Google’s Chrome 
would help or hurt Ubuntu.  Here, the figures weren't as clear-cut, but 
a good chunk felt that it would help Ubuntu.  See his rational at: 

=== Rethinking Ubuntu’s Update Policy…Or Not ===

Christopher Tozzi, writing for Works With U, takes a look at Ubuntu's 
current policy on updating applications.  At the present time new 
releases of such applications are held until the next Ubuntu release, in 
order to keep stability and lack of regression to a minimum in a 
particular release.  He notes that while this may upset some users, 
those with the need or interest to upgrade an application usually know 
how to find it and perform the upgrade themselves.  Whereas the ones 
that are less inclined will maintain a stable environment in which to 
operate.  His conclusions are available at: 

=== Shuttleworth wants Debian/Ubuntu co-operation ===

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, the Cyber Cynic of the Computerworld blogs, 
notes that the flame war is back on.  This time the sticking point 
appears to be the timed-releases that Ubuntu uses and the fact that 
Debian has gone to a 2 year cycle, themselves.  Vaughan-Nichols makes 
the observation that all Mark Shuttleworth is doing is exactly what 
Debian founder Ian Murdock tried to propose back in 2005.  He also notes 
that it's really just one segment of the Debian developers that are 
causing the "sound and fury" over the development cycle, and these 
appear to be the same ones that have always been in contention with the 
idea of Ubuntu being built on the Debian distribution.  See his article 

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu-UK Podcast: Day of Reckoning ===

Ciemon Dunville, Alan Pope, Tony Whitmore, Dave Walker and the nodding 
producer Laura Cowen are back once more with an almost Ubuntu-free, 
interview-heavy episode of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Local 
Community Support Team.

In this week’s show:

  * What we’ve been doing this week including upgrading Ubuntu LTS 
servers, delivering prizes, playing with am Acer Aspire Revo, dvd::rip, 
jolicloud, Mythbuntu, and other ’stuff’.

  * We interview the very knowledgeable Karanbir Singh from the CentOS 
project, and learn a lot along the way.

  * The News:
   * Goodbye Dapper Drake desktop edition
   * Hello GPL code from Microsoft
   * Debian looks at Time Based freezes
   * Pygame releases 1.9.0
   * CentOS has a leadership crisis
   * Red Hat spends $100M on advancing Linux
   * Miro releases 2.5
   * Microsoft store details leaked

  * We announce some upcoming events:-
   * August 9th – #ubuntu-uk IRC channel, Ubuntu UK LoCo Team meeting
   * September 19th – All around the world, Software Freedom Day
   * September 19th – IBM Facility on Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 
USA, Atlanta Linux Fest
   * September 24th – 25th – Greater Columbus Convention Center in 
downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA, Ohio Linux Fest
   * October 2nd to 4th – All around the world, Ubuntu Global Jam
   * October 24th – Newhampton arts centre, Wolverhampton, UK, LUGRadio 
Live 2009
   * February 6th to 7th February 2010 – University Libre Brussels, 
Belgium, FOSDEM

  * Command Line Fu Love Lurrrrrve!
   * Checking net connections and throttling other peoples computers: $ 
sudo mii-tool

  * We have the second part of a our great interview with Dustin 
Kirkland. In this part we delve into Byobu and ecryptfs

  * We start a new competition to win a £20 Canonical store voucher. 
We’ve turned the competition on it’s head for this episode. This time 
around we’re giving you the answer, and asking you to come up with 
creative questions. Email them to competition at ubuntu-uk.org

  * We delve into the Ubuntu Ecosphere Gerald Harold Phyllis Dustophere 
   * Evaluating the risk of non-standard apps
   * Debian considering what to do with problematic packages like Blender
   * Alan Lord gets a Windows-Tax refund from Amazon
   * Debian show off a new News service
   * Jono announces free books for approved LoCo Teams

  * And finally we cover your emails, tweets and dents since our last show


=== Full Circle Magazine #27 ===

Full Circle Magazine – Issue #27. Full Circle – the independent magazine 
for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of 
their twenty-seventh issue.

This month:

  * Command and Conquer
  * *How To*: Program in Python – Part 1, Scan To PDF/DJVU, Associate A 
File Type and Inkscape – Part 4.
  * *My Story* – My Ubuntu Home Server.
  * *Review* – Amarok 1.4.
  * *MOTU Interview* – Nathan Handler.
  * *Top 5* – Screenshot Tools.
  * Ubuntu Women, Ubuntu Games plus all the usual goodness!

Get it while its hot: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-27/


== Meeting Summaries ==

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Sunday, August 9, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu IRC Council meeting ====

  * Start: 07:00 UTC
  * End: 08:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Monday, August 10, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Community Learning Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 00:00 UTC
  * End: 01:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Learning/Agenda

=== Tuesday, August 11, 2009 ===

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

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

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

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:30 UTC
  * End: 17:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-desktop
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Beginners Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 23:00 UTC
  * End: 24:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings

=== Wednesday, August 12, 2009 ===

==== Foundation Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  None listed as of publication

==== QA Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu-ie LoCo IRC Meeting  ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #Ubuntu-ie
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Americas Board Membership Meeting ====

  * Start: 22:00 UTC
  * End: 23:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/Americas

=== Thursday, August 13, 2009 ===

==== Karmic Alpha 4 ====

  * Agenda: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha4

==== Karmic PartnerUploadDeadline ====

  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PartnerUploadDeadline

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Translations Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTF
  * End: 16:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TranslatingUbuntu/Events/Meetings

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

  * Start: 21:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Friday, August 14, 2009 ===

==== MC Meeting ====

  * Start: 07:00 UTC
  * End: 08:00 UTC
  * Location: None listed as of publication
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Karmic Weekly Release Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2009-08-14

=== Saturday, August 15, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-810-1: NSS vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-810-1
  * USN-810-2: NSPR update - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-810-2
  * USN-811-1: Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerability - 
  * USN-812-1: Subversion vulnerability - 
  * USN-813-1: apr vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-813-1
  * USN-813-2: Apache vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-813-2
  * USN-813-3: apr-util vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-813-3

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * acroread 9.1.3-1hardy1 - 
  * postgresql-common 87ubuntu1 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * acroread 9.1.3-1intrepid1 - 

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

  * acroread 9.1.3-1jaunty1 - 
  * openbravo-erp 2.50-1 - 

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