Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #125

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Jan 18 21:54:26 GMT 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #125 for the week January 
11th - January 17th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Jaunty Alpha 3 
released, Ubuntu Developer Week, Fridge Mockups, Technical Board Run 
off, UDS Jaunty Proceedings, Awards: Ubuntu Forums, Ubuntu, and 
Canonical, Dutch LoCo bringing it home, How Launchpad will open source, 
What's new with Launchpad API, Ubuntu-UK podcast #20, Ubuntu Podcast 
#17, Technical Board Meeting Minutes, Server Team Meeting Minutes, 
Desktop Team Meeting Minutes, 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 ==

  * Jaunty Alpha 3 released
  * Ubuntu Developer Week
  * Fridge Mockups
  * Technical Board Run off
  * UDS Jaunty Proceedings
  * Awards: Ubuntu Forums, Ubuntu, and Canonical
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Dutch LoCo bringing it home
  * How Launchpad will open source
  * What's new with Launchpad API
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu-UK podcast #20
  * Ubuntu podcast #17
  * Technical Board Meeting Minutes
  * Server Team Meeting Minutes
  * Desktop Team Meeting Minutes
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Jaunty Alpha 3 released ===

Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 3, which will in time become Ubuntu 9.04, has 
been released. Alpha 3 is the second in a series of milestone CD images 
that will be released throughout the Jaunty development cycle.  The 
Alpha images are known to be reasonably free of show stopper CD build or 
installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of Jaunty. You 
can download it here:

  * Ubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/jaunty/alpha-3/
  * Edubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-3/
  * Kubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-3/
  * Xubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-3/
  * Ubuntu Studio: 
  * Mythbuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-3/

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

Pre-releases of Jaunty are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable 
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even 
frequent breakage.  They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers 
and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

See all the details at: 

=== Ubuntu Developer Week ===

Welcome to the Ubuntu Developer Week! There will be one week of 
action-packed sessions from Jan 19th to Jan 23rd! Ubuntu Developer Week 
is a series of online workshops where you can:

  * learn about different packaging techniques
  * find out more about different development teams
  * check out the efforts of the world-wide Development Community
  * participate in open Q&A sessions with Ubuntu developers
  * and much more...

You can find the timetable of sessions at the link below.


=== Fridge Mockups ===

At the last UDS there was a much needed discussion about a new "News" 
site for the community. Work has now begun on this proposal, and the 
first step of creating some basic templates for the pages is ready. 
Feedback would be appreciated, since this is going to be a community 
based news site.

  * Blueprint: 
  * Summary of UDS session: 
  * Rationale behind the idea: 

What might you expect to see that differs from the current Fridge news site:

  * A new theme: 2 different themes are ready for viewing
  * Highlighted stories will be chosen: for more important stories
  * 3 targeted audience sections: World, LoCo, and Development
  * Multi lingual support: thanks to some Drupal plugins
  * A new name: possibilities include "Ubuntu News"
  * Anyone could post to the site: posting would then be reviewed and posted
  * Planet blogs: would automatically be put in the quay for review and 
  * Comment support: including picture support would be available
  * Video and flash support: embedding of flash and video format on the site
  * Inter website navigation bar: to allow linking to all the major 
Ubuntu sites

You can view the purposed themes, find more details, and leave your 
comments at the link below:


=== Technical Board Run off ===

There is now a ballot of Ubuntu developers, to select a new member of 
the Technical Board. Note: Only MOTU and core devs can vote in this process.


The candidates in alphabetical order are Colin Watson and Kees Cook. In 
a departure from tradition, there will be a race between two candidates, 
rather than a confirmation vote. Both candidates have indicated that 
they are happy to be in a race rather than a confirmation. In future, 
depending on circumstance and candidates, the confirmation approach may 
take either method. This is a simple two-candidate selection, the winner 
will be the candidate with the most positive votes. In the event of a 
tie, Mark Shuttleworth will act as the tie breaker.

Both candidates work for Canonical. While that is not a requirement for 
the position, the requirements do stack the deck heavily in favor of 
someone who is able to devote full time
attention to the whole Linux stack, in Ubuntu or Debian, and is very 
aware of the Ubuntu community processes and players. Please vote soon, 
the vote is only open for a week.


=== UDS Jaunty Proceedings ===

Proceedings from the Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 9.04, which took 
place from 8-12 April in Mountain View, CA, USA, are now available.

The notes are available here:


They are categorized by track. As you will see there are still a few 
entries which are missing notes or have only a few bullets; it is 
encouraged that those of you that participated continue to expand and 
correct these pages.


=== Awards: Ubuntu Forums, Ubuntu, and Canonical ===

The Ubuntu Forums has been named the "Best Support Resource" in the 
Linux Format awards according to issue LXF115. The forums community 
managed to beat the mighty Google for this award. Pretty impressive 
stuff! Everyone in the Ubuntu community is very proud of the excellent 
work that goes on in the Ubuntu Forums. 6.5million posts and counting, 
745,000 members and growing, the forums are a very valuable resource for 
Ubuntu and the Ubuntu ethos. They provide an important home for many of 
our community members. Thank you to Forums Council, the moderators, and 
all the posters for earning the award. It is also very gratifying to see 
that Ubuntu won the "Best Distribution" award, and Canonical bagged the 
"Best Enterprise" award. 2008 was a great year for Ubuntu, with 
everyones continued support and hard work, 2009 can be even better!


== Ubuntu Stats ==
=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (46735) -833 over last week
  * Critical (24) +1 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (18718) -23 over last week zero)
  * Unassigned (39411) -812 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (242987) +1401 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 (15898) +49 over last week
  * French (61618) -161 over last week
  * Swedish (72556) +15 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (76843) -86 over last week
  * English (UK) (81320) +23 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 ====

    * itnet7 (90)
    * andres.mujica (79)
    * mrkanister (74)
    * chrisccoulson (74)
    * thelupine (69)

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

    * ubuntu-us-florida (177)
    * ubuntu-co (80)
    * ubuntu-cl (68)
    * dcteam (44)
    * ubuntu-de-locoteam (41)

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

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

  * Windows and programs don't open up in the same workspace as they are 
opened in
  * Bring Internet Connection Sharing to Ubuntu
  * Use Plymouth and the latest GDM for a faster and smoother boot up.
  * create a after installation wizard for optional extras and settings
  * 'Linux' should not be part of Ubuntu motto

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 ==

=== Dutch LoCo bringing it home ===

When the Dutch team asked for help with a computer fair, Jono arranged 
for 400 Ubuntu CDs to be sent to them. Attendance was heavy, and the 
disks were gone in only a few hours. Jan Stedehouder, from the Dutch 
team, stated, "It was good to see people of all ages and nationalities, 
constantly flocking to the various computers with Ubuntu installed.” Jan 
is the author of the book “Probleemloos overstappen op Linux” (Migrating 
without problems to Linux), and will have a new one out soon, 
“Basiscursus Ubuntu” (Ubuntu Basics course). Jan felt that the use of 
the "Ubuntu Ethos" in his presentation helped to draw out the ethos of 
the audience. 

== Launchpad News ==

=== How Launchpad will open source ===

When a major undertaking occurs, there are always questions.  Launchpad 
becoming open source is no different.  In brief, the questions are:

  * WHAT - Launchpad source code, to be released under the AGPLv3 License
  * WHEN - July 21, 2009
  * WHERE - On Launchpad.net
  * WHY - When a large project reaches the point where a team of limited 
size can no longer keep up with incoming bug reports, then the team has 
to choose between letting some bugs go or gathering more developers to 
help take care of the bugs. Launchpad has decided that the second is the 
better way, and is open sourcing the code in order to get that help.
  * HOW - This is a sticky one, because some code used in Launchpad is 
specific to the business of Canonical, and some of the dependencies may 
have licensing problems. Thus, the existing team is going through the 
code very carefully, passing out to open source what they can right now, 
and trying to resolve licensing and to determine what is actually 
proprietary. In addition, they are putting together documentation for 
developers and making sure that the existing team is comfortable with 
the open source method to minimize the number of simultaneous changes.
  * WHO - Canonical will have the final determination as to what changes 
make it back into the code. They host the site, therefore they are 
responsible for what software runs on it.  However, they want to make it 
as easy as possible for good changes to make it into the site, and have 
some concrete plans for how to do that. 

=== What's new with Launchpad API ===

The Bugs team has published Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) 
through the web service.  These are associated with every bug.  The 
Soyuz team has published archives that can be inspected, copied, and 
managed from the web service.  Also, merge proposals have also been 
published, but they're read-only for the time being.

Fields can now be modified directly instead of through named operations. 
And the http_etag has been simplified through the use of Javascript. 
For more on these two, and the whole story, see: 

== In The Press ==

  * Windows Vista Business Vs. Ubuntu 8.10 - Edward F. Moltzen of 
ChannelWeb says that while Microsoft Corp. had problems with Vista when 
it was released, their Service Pack 1 and better driver and application 
support, has done much to fix the issues. Linux, however isn't seeing 
these issues, and one distro in particular, stands out. Ubuntu 8.10 
Desktop Edition, nicknamed "Intrepid Ibex," provides so much more 
functionality and ease of use, at zero cost of acquisition, that it is 
really impossible to ignore. Installing Ubuntu has become a snap, and it 
scored big against Vista in both performance testing and in wireless 
integration. Ubuntu beats Vista on performance, client connectivity, 
portability and sharing, and acquisition price. Head to head, Ubuntu 
simply beats Vista on so many important points that Windows is no longer 
the simple, reflexive default. We're calling this one for Ubuntu, plain 
and simple, because it's a beautifully done operating system. 

  * Dump Windows, save millions - Chin Wong of the Manila Standard Today 
reports that the Xavier School is demonstrating what most of us have 
long believed: an organization can safely dump Microsoft Windows and 
save millions of pesos by replacing it with Linux, a free and open 
source operating system. The school had about 800 computers, the 
majority of which were running Windows, and after switching vendors they 
were told that they were not compliant with Microsoft’s licensing 
requirements because they did not have base licenses to cover all their 
computers. When school management saw the cost of the required licenses, 
it became more receptive to the open source alternative. The large-scale 
deployment of Ubuntu 8.04, chosen because of its ease of use as a 
desktop operating system, began in April. Xavier School’s migration to 
open source is still a work in progress, but it’s already paying 
dividends. Aside from the huge savings in software licenses, the system 
has also become more reliable. Pierre Tagle, IT consultant at Xavier, 
states: “There are much fewer issues of PC's hanging, or viruses with 
Ubuntu.” http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=business6_jan13_2009

  * Fort Sill soldier rehabs old computers, donates to students - KSWO 
in Wichita Falls, Texas says if you have a job, chances are you use a 
computer each day, and that's why schools teach students computer skills 
early. However, while some youngsters get to use a PC or Mac at school, 
some are unable to use a computer at home because they cost too much 
money. There's good news for Elgin Elementary however, a soldier 
stationed at Fort Sill is seeing to it that every student has one. 
Second Lieutenant Jacob Roecker isn't getting anything in return for 
taking on the project, stating he only wants to make sure children at 
Elgin Elementary have the same opportunities as other children. He's 
been able to do this by getting people to donate their old computers 
which he then fixes up and installs Edubuntu on. Edubuntu will give 
families the tools that will help children of all ages. Tux Paint helps 
younger users learn to use the mouse and get started with navigating the 
desktop. For high school kids, if they are working through the periodic 
table of elements, they can see how the atomic structures look - they 
can do a  Q and A session with each element...really help them out in 
science class." http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=9675283

  * Woman blames Dell for missing online classes - Reporter Dan Cassuto 
of WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin tells us how Abbie Schubert paid more than 
$1,100 for a Dell laptop equipped with Ubuntu. She wanted to enroll in 
online classes at Madison Area Technical College(MATC). The person she 
talked to said Ubuntu was great, college students loved it, and it was 
compatible with everything she needed. Later, she discovered Ubuntu 
might look like Windows, but it doesn't always act like it. Her Verizon 
High-Speed Internet CD wouldn't load, so she can't access the internet. 
She also can't install Microsoft Word, which she says is a requirement 
for MATC's online classes. 27 News contacted Dell, but the company has 
not responded. However, they think they've helped her get back to 
school. Verizon says it will dispatch a technician to try to assist her 
accessing the internet without using the Windows-only installation disk. 
Verizon says its high-speed internet does indeed support Ubuntu. 
Schubert's computer also came with Open Office installed, a word 
processing software package that is compatible with Microsoft Word. She 
says she wasn't aware it was compatible.  MATC promised to show her how 
to save documents in compatible formats so she could enroll in online 
courses again. http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9667184

  * Ubuntu 9.04 Boots in 21.4 Seconds - Marius Nestor, Linux Editor at 
Softpedia, tells us that this past Tuesday the folks at Softpedia 
couldn't wait two more days until the third Alpha version of the 
upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) would be available for testing. 
They decided to take the current daily build for a test drive to 
"sweetness" of that evolutionary EXT4 Linux file system. Announced on 
Christmas Eve, the EXT4 file system is now declared stable and it is 
distributed with version 2.6.28 of the Linux kernel and later. So how 
will the end user benefit from this EXT4 filesystem? The whole system 
will be much faster and more reliable compared to one with EXT3, it will 
boot faster, and it's able to handle files with sizes of up to 16 TB. 
Softpedia also tested the boot process of a default Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04 
Alpha on a system with the Intel Core 2 Duo. Ubuntu 8.10 with EXT3 
filesystem booted in 26.8 seconds, and Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha (Build 
20090112.1) with EXT4 filesystem booted in 21.4 seconds! 

  * Ubuntu'd HP Mini 1000 Mi Launched - Paul Lilly of Maximum PC doesn't 
know if Verne Troyer's into the whole netbook scene or the open source 
movement, but if he is, he can now order HP's Mini 1000 Mi. Sporting a 
9-inch screen, the pint sized mobile PC gets randy with the Linux 
community by trading in Microsoft's Windows XP for a customized version 
of Ubuntu. A baseline configuration starts at $330 and includes an Intel 
Atom N270 (1.6GHz) processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 8GB SSD drive, and HP's 
Mobile internet (Mi) software. Upgrade options include a 10.1-inch 
display, 1GB DDR2 RAM (currently a free upgrade), 16GB SSD or 60GB 4200 
RPM hard drive, and Bluetooth. 

== In The Blogosphere ==

  * eRacks to offer Netbooks with Ubuntu, Fedora Linux - CIOL reports 
that, eRacks Open Source Systems has been building computers 
preinstalled with open source operating systems for the past 10 years. 
They are adding netbooks built by Asus, MSI, and Acer with Ubuntu and 
Fedora Linux preinstalled. They are doing this for the netbooks that are 
powered by Intel's Atom processor. The netbooks come with the Open 
Office suite of software already installed. 

  * 10 predictions for Linux and open source in 2009 - Blogger Jack 
Wallen predicts that this year Ubuntu server will finally be adopted as 
a viable solution for enterprise server needs. He also predicts that 
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope will become the standard for the 
user-friendly level of linux operating systems. This is due to the 
better hardware support that it offers. This also fits in with the 
prediction that he has. He is predicting that we will continue to see 
more companies pre-installing linux on their computers. This is backed 
up by the fact that, Canonical is collaborating with AMD on a version of 
Ubuntu perfectly matched with the ARM processor. 

  * Ubuntu 9.04 Receives EXT4 Support - Blogger Michael Larabel of 
phoronix goes over a new feature that has been added to Ubuntu 9.04. 
That feature is the support of the EXT4 file system. EXT4 will not 
replace EXT3 as the default file-system until at least Ubuntu 9.10. This 
support is found when you manually partition the disk during install. He 
tested both the alternate and LiveCDs, using the EXT4 files system, and 
he reported that, the EXT4 file-system for the / partition worked as 
expected without any issues. 

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu-UK podcast #20 ===

Dave Murphy, Alan Pope, Tony Whitmore and Dave Walker present the 
twentieth and final episode in season one of the Ubuntu Podcast from the 
UK Local Community Support Team.  This episode was recorded at the 
Ubuntu Developer Summit at the beginning of December.  They have 
interviews with:

     *  Matt Zimmerman, CTO for Canonical
     * Matthew Paul Thomas, usability guru and Canonical Design Team member
     * Robert Collins, Bazaar developer and phenomenal multi-tasker
     * Graham Binns, Launchpad developer, guitarist and photographer
     * Stuart Langridge, Online Services Developer for Canonical, web 
genius and ex-LUGRadio podcaster
     * No news or competition this week, but we have the result of the 
competition to win a copy of the book Ubuntu Kung-Fu
     * We’ll be back soon with season two. If you have any ideas for 
content we might consider in season two, or suggestions on how we can 
improve the show, contact us to let us know. See you all soon!


=== Ubuntu Podcast #17 ===

Josh Chase and Nick Ali from the Georgia US LoCo released episode #17. 
Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  * NY Times covers Ubuntu
  * Ubuntu wins awards from Linux Format Magazine
  * EXT4 in Ubuntu 9.04
  * New ARM netbooks with Ubuntu
  * Interviewing Jorge Castro next week


== Meeting Summaries ==

=== Technical Board Meeting Minutes ===


  * Mark Shuttleworth
  * Scott James Remnant
  * Matt Zimmerman (chair)


  * ubuntu-core-dev application from Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)
  * Limited main upload rights for Stephane Graber
  * Getting correct information on the fridge about this meeting (mdz)
  * Technical Board nominations (sabdfl)
  * cdrtools (mdz)
  * Archive Reorganization and governance impact thereof (mdz) 
  * Patent policy (mdz)


Meeting times and the Fridge:

  * The meeting time was incorrect on the Fridge calendar, and needs to 
be updated. It would be far preferable if a member of the Board could do 
this directly. Matt recorded an action to follow up with the news team.

ubuntu-core-dev application from Dustin Kirkland:

  * Dustin's application was accepted and approved by the Board, and he 
is now our newest core developer.

Upload rights for LTSP in main for Stephane Graber:

  * The Board approved Oliver's request, on behalf of Stephane, for 
privileges to upload the italc, ltsp, ldm and ltspfs packages to main.


  * Nothing has happened since early December. Matt took an action to 
ping the parties involved in the discussion.

Archive Reorganization and governance:

  * We were short on time in the meeting, and a separate meeting on this 
topic (with the MOTU Council) is scheduled for later this week, so it 
was deferred.

Patent policy:

  * The lack of a clear policy on patents is blocking a complete 
response from the Board to a developer inquiry.  There wasn't time to 
hash this out during the meeting, and it still needs work.

Technical Board nominations:

  * Mark nominated Colin Watson and Kees Cook for one open position on 
the Board. A run-off vote of Ubuntu developers has been announced on 
ubuntu-devel-announce and is in progress at: 
Note: voting is for MOTU and core devs only.

Other business:

  * Colin Watson asked for guidance on the management of the OEM 
tracking ID namespace. It was agreed that the Technical Board would 
manage this for now.


=== Server Team Meeting Minutes ===

Server Team meeting minutes can also be viewed here: 

Screen Profiles:

  * kirland announced that he uploaded a new version of the 
screen-profiles package to jaunty. Versions for hardy and intrepid are 
also available from his PPA[1]. He stated that it was totally awesome 
now and posted a screenshot [2]. He is looking for more testers.

ACTION: kirkland to write a blog post about screen-profile

[1]: https://launchpad.net/~kirkland/+archive
[2]: http://people.ubuntu.com/~kirkland/Screenshot.png

SRU for ebox:

  * sommer reported that all the bugs had been updated and submitted to 
the motu-sru team. zul uploaded relevant packages to intrepid-proposed 
which are waiting for the ACK from the motu-sru team.

libmysqlclient-dev package (MySQL 5.1) in jaunty:

  * mathiaz reported that libmysqlclient15-dev is currently a 
transitional package depending on libmysqlclient-dev. Both packages are 
provided by mysql-dsfg-5.1. Unfortunately that breaks builds in main 
that depends on libmysqlclient15-dev since mysql-dfsg-5.1 is in 
universe. For now MySQL 5.0 is still the preferred package and should 
stay in main while MySQL 5.1 is part of universe. After some discussion 
it was decided to upload a new version of mysql-dfsg-5.1 that would 
provide libmysqlclient16-dev instead of libmysqlclient{,15-dev}. 
libmysqlclient16-dev won't provide libmysqlclient-dev. A new version of 
mysql-dfsg-5.0 will also be uploaded with the version 
5.1.30really5.0.75-0ubuntu1 in order to restore a working 
libmysqlclient15-dev package. libmysqlclient15-dev will provide 

ACTION: mathiaz to upload mysql packages to fix libmysqlclient{15,16,}-dev
packages in jaunty

Ubuntu Server on NAS devices:

  * persia asked what would be required to turn one of his little ARM 
servers into a complete NAS device. There was some discussion about 
which services would be provided (NFS, CIFS, SFTP) and the need for a 
management interface. ebox may provide the latter. The first step 
however is to test whether cifs (via samba) and may be nfs are working 
correctly on ARM. zul mentioned that access to ARM devices was a 
blocker. persia volunteered to run an ARM install of Server through the 
test cases to check the current status and what needs to be done. He is 
also looking for help chasing down some of the bugs he might uncover 
during the process.

Agree on next meeting date and time

  *Next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 20th at 16:00 UTC in 


=== Desktop Team Meeting Minutes ===

Here are the minutes of the weekly meeting and activity reports. The 
minutes can also be found here: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2009-01-13 Due to the length 
of the minutes for this meeting please refer to the link for details.

The currently scheduled ongoing time for this meeting is Tuesdays at 
16:30 UTC.


   * Rick Spencer (rickspencer3) - chair
   * Alexander Sack (asac)
   * Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)
   * Bryce Harrington (bryce)
   * Chris Cheney (calc)
   * Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)
   * Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
   * Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)


   * Martin Pitt (pitti) - holiday


   * Outstanding actions from last meeting
   * Release Status
   * Review activity reports
   * Presentations in 2009
   * Move meeting back to 16:00 UTC?
   * Any other business


== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, January 19, 2009 ===

==== Getting Started ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom

Getting Started session in various languages:
     * English: #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net, contact: james_w
     * French: #ubuntu-fr-classroom on irc.freenode.net, contact: didrocks
     * Italian: #ubuntu-classroom-it on irc.freenode.net, contact: devfil
     * Spanish: #ubuntu-classroom-es on irc.freenode.net, contact: nxvl
     * German: #ubuntu-classroom-de on irc.freenode.net, contact: dholbach
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Packaging 101 ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 19:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Working Well with Debian ====

  * Start: 19:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Understanding GNOME Technologies ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== IRC Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 22:00 UTC
  * End: 23:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrcTeam/IrcCouncil/MeetingAgenda

=== Tuesday, January 20, 2009 ===

==== Community Council Meeting ====

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

==== Launchpad Bug Tracking ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

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

==== 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

==== QA Tools ====

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

==== Stop Screen-Scraping, Use the Launchpad Web Service API ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 19:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Creating high quality updates ====

  * Start: 19:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroomm
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Debugging program crashes ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Wednesday, January 21, 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

==== Pushing out GNOME releases to millions of users ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Fixing Bugs in Ubuntu ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not 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/

==== Bazaar for packaging ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 19:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Kubuntu Bug Squishing ====

  * Start: 19:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Using VMBuilder to create tests environments ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Thursday, January 22, 2009 ===

==== 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

==== Automated Desktop Testing ====

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

==== Ubuntu Netbook Remix Q&A ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Boot performance ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 19:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Kubuntu Ninja's - Packagers in Unicorn mode ====

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

==== Packaging software for Mono, for great justice ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Friday, January 23, 2009 ===

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

  * Start: 01:00 UTC
  * End: 02:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-us
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/USTeams/Meetings

==== Testing your .deb with piuparts ====

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

==== Fun with python-apt ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Bazaar and Launchpad - How to do it ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 19:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Packaging Kernel modules with DKMS ====

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

==== Xubuntu ====

  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-707-1: CUPS vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-707-1
  * USN-708-1: HPLIP vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-708-1
  * USN-709-1: tar vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-709-1
  * USN-700-2: Perl regression - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-700-2

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * openoffice.org-dictionaries 1:2.4.0~m240-1ubuntu1.1 - 
  * acpi-support 0.109-0hardy2 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * evolution-data-server 2.24.3-0ubuntu1 - 
  * evolution 2.24.3-0ubuntu1 - 
  * kdebase-workspace 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdepimlibs 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdetoys 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdebase 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kde4bindings 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdeedu 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kde4libs 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdemultimedia 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdewebdev-kde4 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdenetwork 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdeaccessibility 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdegames 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdeartwork 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdegraphics 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdebase-runtime 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdeplasma-addons 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdesdk 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdeutils 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdeadmin 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * kdepim 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * transcode 2:1.0.2-0.8ubuntu10.1 - 
  * apt-mirror 0.4.5-1ubuntu1.1 - 
  * kdebase 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid2 - 
  * dosemu 1.4.0+svn.1828-2ubuntu1.1 - 
  * evolution-exchange 2.24.3-0ubuntu1 - 
  * linux 2.6.27-11.24 - 
  * acpi-support 0.114-0intrepid2 - 
  * xine-lib 1.1.15-0ubuntu3intrepid1 - 

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