Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #129

John Crawford johnc4510 at cox.net
Sun Feb 15 21:13:09 GMT 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #129 for the week 
February 8th - February 14th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu LoCo 
Teams Meeting, New MOTU's, Rockin' LoCo Docs Day, Ubuntu Hug Day, 
Improved mail server stack: Testing needed, Drupal 5.x and 6.x LoCo 
Suite Released, Ubuntu Honduras being organized, Launchpod #17, Triage 
in Launchpad suite, PPA page perfomance improvements, Ubuntu Training 
for USA, HP Mini Mi Screenshots, Server Team Meeting Feb. 10th, and 
much, much more!

== UWN Translations ==

  * Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of 
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information you need.


== In This Issue ==

  * Ubuntu LoCo Teams Meeting
  * New MOTU's
  * Rockin' LoCo Docs Day
  * Ubuntu Hug Day
  * Improved mail server stack: Testing needed
  * Drupal 5.x & 6.x LoCo Suite Released
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Ubuntu Honduras being organized
  * Launchpod episode #17
  * Triage in Launchpad suite
  * PPA page performance improvements
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu Training for USA
  * HP Mini Mi screenshots
  * Server Team Meeting Feb. 10th
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu LoCo Teams Meeting ===

Be sure to put this date on your LoCo and personal calendars, Feb. 28th, 
2009. At 6pm UTC there will be an Ubuntu LoCo Team's Community meeting. 
You can find out more details on the meeting page: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamMeeting The meeting will take place in 
#ubuntu-locoteams on Freenode. Everyone is welcome. This meeting will be 
to  kick off regular LoCo Team Community meetings.

=== New MOTUs ===

In the first ever MOTU Council meeting dedicated to developer 
applications, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopers, several new 
MOTU's were approved:

Didier Roche (didrocks) just joined the MOTU team. Didier is also 
involved with the Ubuntu-FR LoCo team, a contributor to French 
documentation, and the author of Simple Comme Ubuntu.  Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~didrocks  Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DidierRoche


Christophe Sauthier (huats) is now a MOTU. In addition to his MOTU work, 
Christophe is also the leader of the Ubuntu-FR LoCo team, and does some 
translation work. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~christophe.sauthier 
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChristopheSauthier


Iain Lane (Laney) just joined the MOTU team. After an impromptu meeting 
about dependency graphs, tree-hugging and Haskell we were happy to 
approve Iain's application, he now is a MOTU. Launchpad: 
https://dogfood.launchpad.net/~laney Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IainLane


Alessio Treglia (quadrispro) is now a MOTU. Alessio is very active in 
the Ubuntu community. He is involved on the LoCo level with the Italian 
team and also with Xubuntu Users, Bug Squad, Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu 
Testing, and many more. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~quadrispro 
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AlessioTreglia


Congratulations to the four of you!

=== Rockin' LoCo Docs Day ===

Feb 14th, was LoCo Docs Day for the Ubuntu LoCo Community, and it was a 
Rockin' event. The LoCo Community came together to work on expanding and 
improving the LoCo Documentation on the Wiki. It was great to see folks 
from all the different LoCo's coming together to tweak the already 
excellent documentation. Here is a list of the work done:

  * added Category LoCo Teams in a bunch of places
  * linked Jam information on LoCo Team Knowledge Base: 
  * fixed LoCo Activism to redirect to the right page: 
  * fixed a bunch of links on LoCo Computer Fair How to: 
  * added some more content to LoCo Team Joining: 
  * extended LoCo Working With Other Groups: 
  * extended LoCo Running Installfests: 
  * added comment on calendar apps on LoCo Creating Website: 
  * Added note about Launchpad supporting team maps to LoCo Creating 
Map: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCreatingMap
  * Corrected minor grammatical error in LoCo FAQ: 
  * Added positives about lugs to LoCo Working With Other Groups: 
  * Add points to "What LoCo Teams Can Provide" in LoCo Working With 
Other Groups: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoWorkingWithOtherGroups
   * added link to LoCo Team Knowledge Base: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamKnowledgeBase on available event 
speakers LoCo Team Speakers: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamSpeakers
   * added link to LoCo Team Knowledge Base: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamKnowledgeBase on working with area LUGs 
LoCo Working With Othe rGroups: 
   * added a sub-header section on getting your team involved with the 
area LUGs to LoCo Team How to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamHowto
  * added Team Reports to the "Running the Team" section of the LoCo 
Team How to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamHowto
  * added LoCo Running Release Party: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoRunningReleaseParty to LoCo Team Knowledge 
Base: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamKnowledgeBase
  * added Release Party information and references for other activities 
in the LoCo Team Knowledge Base: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamKnowledgeBase in LoCo Team How to: 
  * added icons to the main menu items.
  * updated LoCo Team Contacts: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamContacts
  * restructured the front page, added a side bar and logo.
  * updated LoCo Team Meeting with new meeting: 
Jorge Castro
  * Edited the FAQ
  * Syntax fixes on LoCo Creating Planet: 
  * Fixed up gender unfriendly language and assumptions on LoCo Computer 
Fair How to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoComputerFairHowto
  * reference LoCo Hosting: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoHosting on LoCo 
Creating Website: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCreatingWebsite
  * clean up LoCo Hosting: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoHosting

Thanks to everyone for getting involved and contributing your time. Of 
course, today is just one day and we need to continue to work hard to 
keep our documentation as up to date and authoritative as possible. Jono 
is planning on organizing more LoCo Doc Days in the future. 


=== Ubuntu Hug Day ===

Another Hug Day is scheduled for terminating those pesky bugs:

  * Date: February 19th, 2009
  * Target: network-manager-applet
  * Page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20090219
  * IRC channel: #ubuntu-bugs
  * Info: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpingWithBugs/

Everyone is welcome and will be able to make a contribution by attending.


=== Improved mail server stack: Testing needed ===

During last UDS it was decided to improve the mail server stack 
available in Ubuntu Server. One of the items that came out of the 
discussion was a better integration between postfix and dovecot. Ante 
Karamatic worked on implementing it for Jaunty and his results have been 
uploaded. To test it all you need is a jaunty system and install the 
dovecot-postfix package. Once the installation has completed the 
following configuration will be available:

  * SASL authentication for smtp services
  * Dovecot delivered as the default Local Delivery Agent
  * Tls for smtp services

If you’re interested in a integrated mail stack providing a combination 
of smtp, imap, pop3 and managesieve services, the Jaunty Jackalope will 
suit you. Have a look at it, install it, and test it. One simple 
command: apt-get install dovecot-postfix Please let the Ubuntu Server 
team know about your suggestions and comments here: 


=== Drupal 5.x and 6.x LoCo Suite Released ===

That long needed suite of tools has finally been completed.

This suite is designed for any Ubuntu LoCo Communities wanting to host a 
website. It is designed to allow any LoCo team to quickly create a 
website using Drupal for their team.

What this suite offers:

  * An approved theme for any LoCo
  * A highly customizable theme
  * Launchpad OpenID integration
  * Users don't need to create an account on your site
  * Launchpad Teams integration
  * Can control access levels in site based on LP team memberships
  * Fast and friendly support

Official project: https://launchpad.net/loco-drupal

Release Downloads:

  * Drupal 5.x: https://launchpad.net/loco-drupal/5.x/0.5.0
  * Drupal 6.x: https://launchpad.net/loco-drupal/6.x/1.1.0
  * Drupal 7.x: in development

Special Thanks - This project would not be possible without all the 
collaboration from:

  * The Ubuntu South Dakota Local Community: 
  * Michael Lustfield: https://launchpad.net/~mtecknology
  * The Ubuntu Quebec Local Community: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-qc
  * David Giard: https://launchpad.net/~swe3tdave


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (47390) +152 over last week
  * Critical (24) +/-0 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (19200) +81 over last week
  * Unassigned (39815) +83 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (250183) +1755 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 (20690) +3973 over last week
  * French (59550) +6802 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (67267) -1101 over last week
  * Swedish (77622) +6251 over last week
  * English (Uk) (80140) +4449 over last week

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

=== Translation Stats Intrepid ===

  * Spanish (15787) -1 over last week
  * French (61297) +/-0 over last week
  * Swedish (72562) +/-0 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (74852) -21 over last week
  * English (UK) (81040) +/-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 ====

  * hew (91)
  * crimsun (40)
  * dholbach (39)
  * charlie-tca (30)
  * itnet7 (18)

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

  * ubuntu-au (91)
  * ubuntu-berlin (51)
  * ubuntu-de-locoteam (50)
  * dcteam (40)
  * ubuntu-us-florida (23)

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

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

  * Left click anywhere on the desktop to close taskbar volume control.
  * Improve transparency of the panel
  * Round the edges
  * Adding a small gloss to the panel
  * Adding a few simple themes to the panel

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 Honduras being organized ===

Anyone interested in helping to organize the Honduras Ubuntu team is 
invited to come and meet fellow users on the #ubuntu-hn IRC channel, 
next Thursday night February 19th. When: 9PM, Tegucigalpa (UTC-6) time. 
Convert to your time zone here: 
Make plans now to help get this new LoCo Team up and running.


== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpod episode #17 ===

Launchpod: the Launchpad team podcast!

Host: Matthew Revell.
Theme: Obscurity by Barry Warsaw.

  * David Mason talks about IntraHealth’s open source project’s that 
producing software for health workers in the developing world.
  * Danilo Segan talks about the Launchpad Translations team’s work in 
Launchpad Performance Week.
  * Curtis Hovey does the same for the Launchpad Registry team.


=== Triage in Launchpad suite ===

The Launchpad team is changing the way that they triage bugs reported 
against the Launchpad suite of applications. The Wishlist importance 
will no longer be used because the term is not about importance. There 
is a distinction between the Confirmed and Triaged bug status, namely 
that any user can confirm a bug, but only a project member can state the 
bug is in the application’s code. Many bugs in the Launchpad suite of 
applications are implicitly in the Triaged state because the Launchpad 
team members have set the importance.

Changes to current bugs:

     * All bugs that were Wishlist importance are now Low importance and 
are tagged with “feature”.
     * All Confirmed bugs that had a importance of Low, Medium, or High 
were changed to Triaged.

The Launchpad team also wants to clarify the meaning of Critical, High, 
Medium, and Low by expressing their definition in practical terms. Some 
teams do not think Medium is distinguished from Low, so will not use it. 
The teams that do use Medium importance will use it to create a pool of 
bugs for release planning — the bugs may be escalated to High or 
targeted to a release without a commitment to complete them.

You can read "A Practical Guide to Launchpad Bug Triage" to learn more 
about the reasons for these changes. https://dev.launchpad.net/BugTriage


=== PPA page performance improvements ===

Last week was the first of the Launchpad Performance Weeks that are 
being started to improve performance. The Soyuz team worked hard on 
improving the performance of the PPA page, which had a tendency to be 
very slow, or even time out on PPAs that have a lot of binaries 
published. The more observant of you will have noticed that the PPA page 
on edge is now using asynchronous requests to fetch both the “Repository 
disk usage” section, and the package information section that is 
expanded when you click on the triangle at the left of each source 
package row. This means that the initial page load time is a lot 
quicker! There’s still some more speed we can get out of the page by 
reducing the query load that it places on the database server, and we’ll 
deliver that change soon.

A major overhaul of the PPA page is in the pipeline. Watch out for that 


== In The Press ==

=== Netbooks: A Curse or a Blessing in an Imploding PC Market? ===

 From the Technology section of the New York Times, Ashlee Vance reports 
that, though the Netbook market has been blamed for the fall-off of PC 
sales, the sale of PCs had actually slumped before Netbooks arrived on 
the market.  Couple that with the lower cost of processors, the lack of 
need for high-end graphics, and the use of Linux on Netbooks, and you 
have a formula for making money - just not as much money as the 
companies used to make.  Hewlett-Packard is one of the latest to join 
the Linux migration.  HP has taken Ubuntu and modified it by stripping 
out the branding and creating their own startup screen for the Mini 1000 
Mi Edition computer.  This provides people with the ability to access 
photos, e-mail, music and the Internet.  Ashlee believes that other PC 
makers will also try fresh approaches, and that such work should 
eventually reach standard laptops and PCs and benefit consumers.


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Ubuntu and the new user ===

Pete Graner has just converted his wife Amber to Ubuntu. She was an avid 
Windows user that he managed to get onto Macs, but that was as far as 
she would go. Now, Pete is a Canonical employee, and he's gotten Amber 
to try Ubuntu 8.10. Amber is an average housewife who, according to her 
doctor, is human. Being diagnosed as human, she wanted to try the "Linux 
for Human Beings" - Ubuntu. She started the install of Ubuntu on a Dell 
Inspiron 6400, and in less than 2 hours found herself able to connect to 
the Internet, connect to a color laser printer wirelessly, get to her 
website, get to FaceBook, access classes at Dayton, and write her blog. 
You can read about her "Ubuntu" adventures on her blog here: 


=== Ubuntu spawns new generation ===

In just the few years since it was released, Ubuntu Linux has inspired 
tens of new Linux distributions. Here we look at five of the best. In 
just the few years that Ubuntu Linux has been around it has become one 
of the most popular Linux versions available, ahead of others such as 
Red Hat, Suse and Mandriva. Ubuntu is not only a popular distribution in 
its own right, but it has spawned a new generation of Linux versions 
that use its underlying code to build versions for particular interest 
groups. Apart from the official Ubuntu derivatives such as Xubuntu, 
Kubuntu and Edubuntu, there are tens of other distributions built around 
the Ubuntu community. http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Software/6933.html

=== Life with Ubuntu ===

A blogger from Bent corner recounts his continuing experiences from his 
recent install of Ubuntu to replace his install of windows XP. His HP 
Pavillion dv6000 has the AMD turion 64 bit processor which lead him to 
the choice of installing Ubuntu 64-bit. He was having trouble getting 
important things to work, like youtube videos. This led him to install 
Ubuntu 32-bit to see if that improved his experience. Because of a storm 
in his area, there were power dips that caused his wireless router to 
reset to it's default settings which made it interesting to find his 
wireless network. Once he got that problem fixed he was able to install 
Ubuntu 32-bit, and was able to install programs like wine that he had 
difficulty installing before on the 64-bit version. 

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Training for USA ===

Canonical has recently signed up two new training partners in the U.S. 
Fast Lane and Bridge Education. Both companies are already providing 
Ubuntu training courses across the U.S., details of which you can find 
here: http://webapps.ubuntu.com/course_locator/country_US/ As a special 
introduction offer, they are offering a 10% discount to any Ubuntu loco 
member who takes a course over the next 6 months. If you have any 
questions, feel free to contact them directly.


=== HP Mini Mi screenshots ===

M Freitas provides screenshots of his HP Mini Mi along with a brief 
description of his feelings about it.  This is his first Ubuntu 
computer, and he has found the experience really interesting.  He has 
even gained the interest of a couple of lawyers, friends of his, who are 
interested in using it when they're on the move.  Even his 
parents-in-law are interested.  See his screenshots at: 

== Meeting Summaries ==

=== Server Team Meeting Feb.10th ===

Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online with 
the irc logs here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20090210.

  * SRU for ebox: mathiaz reported that the relevant ebox packages for 
the intrepid SRU had been uploaded to the intrepid-proposed pocket. 
They're waiting to be accepted by the archive team.

  * Screen profiles: kirkland announced that a new version of the 
screen-profile package had been uploaded to the archive. Some new 
features have been added (ec2-cost estimator for the status bar) as well 
as the usual round of bug fixes. He considers screen-profiles to be 
feature complete for Jaunty. A PPA[1] has been created to provide screen 
and screen-profiles packages for intrepid and hardy. Testing is welcome. 
[1]: https://edge.launchpad.net/~screen-profiles/+archive/ppa

  * Update ServerGuide for Jaunty: sommer mentioned that a few sections 
of the server guide had been updated. The list is kept in a wiki page[2] 
and updated sections are marked as needing a review. Help in doing so 
would be appreciated. [2]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyServerGuide

ACTION: sommer to ping mdke about keeping doc.ubuntu.com up-to-date

ACTION: sommer to mark all relevant section as Needs review rather then Done

  * Postfix and Dovecot integration: ivoks gave a status of the 
dovecot/postfix integration planned for jaunty. The goal is to have 
postfix use the dovecot lda, provide SASL authentication via dovecot and 
use maildir as the default mail store. After some discussion it was 
suggested to provide a different dovecot configuration file 
(dovecot-postfix.conf) and modify dovecot's init script to use it if 
available instead of the default configuration file.

ACTION: ivoks to prepare a debdiff implementing the proposed solution.

  * Power management: kirkland noted that cpu frequently scaling was not 
enabled in a default server install. He asked whether powernowd should 
be installed by default by a server install. soren pointed to a thread 
on ubuntu-server[3] discussing this topic. [3]: 

kirkland also reported on his suspend and hibernate tests with server 
hardware: all of them worked beautifully. In the process he wrote up a 
MIR for the wakeonlan package. He is looking for volunteers to test 
suspend and hibernate on server hardware.

  * Agree on next meeting date and time: Next meeting will be on 
Tuesday, February 17th at 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.


== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, February 16, 2009 ===

==== MOTU-Release ====

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

==== LoCo Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncilAgenda

==== Forum Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 21:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Non listed as of publication

=== Tuesday, February 17, 2009 ===

==== 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

==== 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

=== Wednesday, February 18, 2009 ===

==== 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

==== 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/

=== Thursday, February 19, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu US Teams Meeting ====

  * Start: 00:30 UTC
  * End: 1:30 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-us
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/USTeams/Meetings

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

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

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

=== Friday, February 20, 2009 ===

==== Americas Regional Board Meeting ====

  * Start: 3:00 UTC
  * End: 4:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/Americas

==== Jaunty Weekly Release Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:30 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Ubuntu-tn IRC Meeting ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-tn
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-717-1: Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerabilities - 
  * USN-717-2: Firefox vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-717-2
  * USN-717-3: Firefox vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-717-3
  * USN-719-1: pam-krb5 vulnerabilities - 
  * USN-720-1: PHP vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-720-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * postgresql-8.1 8.1.16-0ubuntu0.6.06 - 

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * hal-info 20090128-0ubuntu1~hardy2 - 
  * xfonts-scalable 1:1.0.0-6ubuntu0.8.04.1 - 
  * postgresql-8.3 8.3.6-0ubuntu8.04 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * hal-info 20090128-0ubuntu1~intrepid2 - 
  * consolekit 0.2.10-1ubuntu10 - 
  * postgresql-8.3 8.3.6-0ubuntu8.10 - 
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.27 2.6.27-12.13 - 
  * linux-restricted-modules 2.6.27-12.17 - 

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== Glossary of Terms ==

  1. IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol.
  1. IRC - Internet Relay Chat
  1. MOTU - Master Of The Universe - Developers responsible for the 
Universe and Multiverse repositories.
  1. NTFS - the standard file system of Windows NT.
  1. POP3 - Post Office Protocol version 3.
  1. PPA - Personal Project Archive.
  1. SASL - Simple Authentication and Security Layer: a framework for 
authentication and data security in Internet protocols.
  1. SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
  1. SRU - Stable release updates.
  1. Tls - Transport Layer Security, successor to Secure Sockets Layer 
  1. UDS - Ubuntu Developer Summit
  1. UTC - Coordinated Universal Time: UTC replaced GMT as the basis for 
the main reference time scale or civil time in various regions on 
January 1, 1972.

Other acronyms can be found at 

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