Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #151

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Jul 19 23:28:24 BST 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #151 for the week July 
12th - July 18th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04.3 released, 
Kubuntu Council, Kubuntu Wiki, Technical Board: Nominations, Karmic 
Translations are now Open, New Ubuntu Members, Ubuntu Zimbabwe, Empathy 
is now in Karmic, AppArmor now available in Karmic: Testing Needed, 
Ubuntu IRC Council News, OpenJDK 6 Certification for Ubuntu 9.04, Ubuntu 
Podcast Quickie #9, Ubuntu-based distro touted for power management, 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 ==

  * Ubuntu 8.04.3 released
  * Kubuntu Council
  * Kubuntu Wiki
  * Technical Board Nominations
  * Karmic Translations Now Open
  * New Ubuntu Members
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Ubuntu Zimbabwe
  * Empathy is now in Karmic
  * AppArmor now available in Karmic: Testing needed
  * Ubuntu IRC Council News
  * OpenJDK 6 Certification for Ubuntu 9.04
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu Podcast Quickie #9
  * Ubuntu-based distro touted for power management
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS Released ===

Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS has been released for the server, desktop, and 
alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.  Eighty 
updates have been integrated including security updates and corrections 
for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and 
compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.  Downloads or CDs are available[1], 
as are the release notes[2].  A complete list of post-release updates is 
also available[3].

  1. http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
  1. http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/804
  1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardyReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/8.04.3


=== Kubuntu Council ===

Following a vote of Kubuntu Members we have three new Kubuntu Council 
members. Harald Sitter (hsitter, apachelogger), Roderick Greening 
(rgreening) and Jonathan Thomas (JonTheEchidna) will join the team, 
Celeste and Lydia in being able to vote on new members and occasional 
other decisions.

Thanks to Steve Stalcup for putting himself forward and making it a hard 
choice to vote on.


=== Kubuntu Wiki ===

wiki.kubuntu.org is the Ubuntu wiki themed for Kubuntu users. This week 
it received a shiny new theme thanks to Ryan Kavanagh, bringing it up to 
date with the latest website artwork.


=== Technical Board: Nominations ===

The Ubuntu Technical Board intends to grow its membership from the 
current four seats to six.  All but one of these seats (the recently 
elected Colin Watson) will be up for election for a period of two years.

All Ubuntu developers are eligible to vote.

The nomination period runs from now until 1400 UTC on 28th July 2009.

There will then follow a two week deliberation period, before the 
candidates are announced in the Technical Board meeting of 1400 UTC on 
11th August 2009.

Voting will run for two weeks, and the winning candidates announced in 
the Technical Board meeting of 1400 UTC on 25th August 2009.

The Technical Board is the custodian of technical architecture, 
engineering processes and technology strategy in Ubuntu.  We like to 
make sure it represents the best combination of experience and 
innovation from all of the Ubuntu development teams.

If you would like to put yourself forward for nomination, or would like 
to nominate a member of the Ubuntu Developer community who you think 
would make a fine member of the board, please send an e-mail to: 
technical-board at lists.ubuntu.com


=== Karmic Translations Are Now Open ===

We are pleased to announce that Karmic is now open for translation.

You can now go to:


to start translating Ubuntu Karmic into your language.

This will be the first Ubuntu release to feature message sharing 
functionality, which will initially allow Jaunty and Karmic translations 
to be shared on a template and message basis. This will mean that you no 
longer need to translate the same strings in Jaunty and Karmic. 
Translate it in one, and your translation will automatically -read 
instantly- appear in the other.

This feature will progressively be enabled for all Ubuntu releases. Stay 
tuned for the announcement and more information from the Launchpad 
Translations team.

During the development cycle language pack updates will be released 
regularly twice per week (except for soft freezes for alpha or beta 
milestones). The generation of the first language pack has already 
started and it will be released in a few days - until then, the PPA 
language pack updates for Jaunty will be put on hold in order not to 
interfere with this process.

You are encouraged to test those translations in Karmic and report any 
problems you might find, either in the ubuntu-translators list or 
against the ubuntu-translations project in Launchpad.

  * Ubuntu Translators List: 
  * Ubuntu Translators Project: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations

Happy translating!


=== New Ubuntu Members ===

The approval results from the July 15th Americas Membership meeting are 
as follows:

Steve Conklin: Steve works for Canonical as a Kernel engineer. 
Currently he is working on new hardware enablement and bringing netbooks 
running Ubuntu to market.  He is also involved with the ubuntu-NGO team 
helping it get off the ground.  His experience working with the Red 
Cross will come in handy with that work. Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/sconklin Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~sconklin

Amber Granger: Amber has had one of the most memorable first impressions 
with the Ubuntu community when you started with a bang with her blog, 
Just Me, Amber. The blog was a way for her to share her experiences with 
joining, and becoming a very important part of, the Ubuntu community. 
She is currently helping plan the Atlanta Linux Fest and also an Ubuntu 
User Conference in 2010. Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AmberGraner 
Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~akgraner

Martin-Éric Racine: Martin-Éric has been involved with Free Software for 
a number of years now. He spends much of his time working to maintain a 
number of packages for Debian which are included in the Main repository 
of Ubuntu. Due to this, he also spends a large amount of time ensuring 
that patches in Ubuntu are correctly forwarded upstream. Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MartinEricRacine Launchpad: 

Jimmy Harris: Jimmy is a very active member of the Ubuntu-Florida Local 
Community team where he not only plans and runs Bug Jams and Packaging 
Jams but he also DJs at the conferences using Ubuntu Studio and Mixx. He 
is also a mentor for the Ubuntu US Local Community team project for the 
state of Alaska, the largest state in the Union. Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/pak33m Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~pak33m

Please join me in welcoming these great new Ubuntu Members!

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (59023) +47 over last week
  * Critical (29) +3 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (27273) -271 over last week
  * Unassigned (50839) -1 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (295943) +1673 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 (12797) -52 # over last week
  * French (39785) -366 # over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (49473) -612 # over last week
  * Swedish (54357) -2649 # over last week
  * English (United Kingdom) (55729) -84 # over last week

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

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

  * Squeeze the maximum of a laptop battery - 
  * Update Manager is not optimized for low speed Internet - 
  * All gnome applications have completely different UIs - 
  * ubuntu-restricted-extras is essential for many users - 
  * Empathy logs should be in an "empathy" folder (like pidgin) in 
karmic - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20703/

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 Zimbabwe ===

The Ubuntu Zimbabwe LoCo Team is pleased to announce that it has been 
admitted as an Honorary Institutional Member of the Computer Society of 
Zimbabwe. (Membership No: 090025) It is our hope to work with the 
Computer Society of Zimbabwe in assisting with the technological 
development of the country (which has suffered a great deal as a result 
of the economic melt down) while promoting and using Ubuntu and open 
source solutions for the benefit of the country as a whole.


== New in Karmic Koala ==

=== Empathy is now in Karmic ===

As of today, the seeds have been switched, and Empathy, the awesome 
Telepathy IM client with support for both audio and video chat, 
geo-location, Adium themes, and collaboration via Tubes, is now included 
in the Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala daily LiveCDs. Let's get testing!


=== AppArmor now available in Karmic: Testing Needed ===

After a lot of hard work by John Johansen and the Ubuntu kernel team, 
bug #375422 is well on its way to be fixed. More than just forward 
ported for Ubuntu, AppArmor has been reworked to use the updated kernel 
infrastructure for LSMs. As seen in #apparmor on Freenode a couple of 
days ago:

  * 11:24 < jjohansen> I am working to a point where I can try 
upstreaming again, base off of the security_path_XXX patches instead of 
the vfs patches
  * 11:24 < jjohansen> so the module is mostly self contained again

These patches are in the latest 9.10 kernel, and help testing AppArmor 
in Karmic is needed. To get started, verify you have at least 

  * $ cat /proc/version_signature
  * Ubuntu 2.6.31-3.19-generic

AppArmor will be enabled by default for Karmic just like in previous 
Ubuntu releases, but it is off for now until a few kinks are worked out. 
To test it right away, you’ll need to reboot, adding ’security=apparmor’ 
to the kernel command line. Then fire up ‘aa-status’ to see if it is 
enabled. A fresh install of 9.10 as of today should look something like:

  * $ sudo aa-status
  * apparmor module is loaded.
  * 8 profiles are loaded.
  * 8 profiles are in enforce mode.
  * /usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script
  * /usr/share/gdm/guest-session/Xsession
  * /usr/sbin/tcpdump
  * /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf
  * /sbin/dhclient3
  * /usr/sbin/cupsd
  * /sbin/dhclient-script
  * /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action
  * 0 profiles are in complain mode.
  * 2 processes have profiles defined.
  * 2 processes are in enforce mode :
  * /sbin/dhclient3 (3271)
  * /usr/sbin/cupsd (2645)
  * 0 processes are in complain mode.
  * 0 processes are unconfined but have a profile defined.

Please throw all your crazy profiles at it as well as testing the 
packages with existing profiles, then file bugs:

  * For the kernel, add your comments (positive and negative) to bug #375422
  * AppArmor tools bugs should be filed with ‘ubuntu-bug apparmor’
  * Profile bugs should be filed against the individual source package 
with ‘ubuntu-bug <source package name>’. See DebuggingApparmor for 
details. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingApparmor

Thank you Ubuntu Kernel team and especially John for all the hard work.


== The Planet ==

=== Jussi Schultink: Ubuntu IRC Council News ===

Sometime ago Jussi was elected to the Ubuntu IRC council. This has been 
a big step for him, up from regular ubuntu operator and contributor, to 
a governance role. So now he feels it's time to start writing about what 
the IRC council is doing, and where and when things are happening.

First up he’d like to mention the next IRCC meeting, coming up on 2 
August, at 07:00 UTC, in #ubuntu-meeting. You can find the agenda for 
the meeting at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrcTeam/IrcCouncil/MeetingAgenda 
- if you have an agenda item, please feel free to add it there.

Second, he'd like to mention the blueprint for a new bantracker and IRC 
operator helper features that Benjamin (Pici) has kindly popped up on 
launchpad- you can find it here: 

The IRCC would welcome as much community input for that as possible, so 
please, feel free to add suggestions and ideas to the mix.

For those of you who done know us, the IRCC consists of the following 
people: jussi01 , Pici, Pricey, elky and nalioth.

They look forward to seeing you all on Freenode/Ubuntu channels soon!


=== Nick Barcet: OpenJDK 6 Certification for Ubuntu 9.04 ===

The Ubuntu Java development team is pleased to announce completed 
certification of OpenJDK 6 for Ubuntu 9.04, continuing Ubuntu's 
tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source 
technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

After signing the Sun TCK agreement earlier this year, Java developers 
went to work with the certification process and received final 
certification from Sun in late May.

This certification means that the OpenJDK 6 package included with Ubuntu 
9.04 now passes the rigorous testing of the Java SE Test Compatibility 
Kit (TCK) and is compatible with the Java(TM) SE 6 platform on the amd64 
(x86_64) and i386 (ix86) architectures.

OpenJDK is a free and open source implementation of Sun's Java(TM) SE 6 
platform. The Java TCK is a toolkit providing tools, tests, and 
documentation to help determine whether or not Java implementations meet 


== In The Press ==

=== Canonical seeking desktop backgrounds for Ubuntu 9.10 ===

The H-Online tells us that Kenneth Wimer of the Canonical Design Team 
has announced that the team is seeking high quality desktop backgrounds 
from "anyone and everyone" for the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" 
release. The team have created a Flickr photo group pool where users can 
submit or simply browse the proposed backgrounds. "Ubuntu would like to 
include a beautiful set of images for our users to choose from in our 
next release," said Wimer. More details about submission requirements 
can be found on the Background Guidelines Wiki and all images must be 
freely licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license. The final 
version of Karmic Koala is scheduled to be released on the 29th of 

=== Do We Need a New Distro for Everything? ===

The Linux Loop says that they're not saying we shouldn’t have hundreds 
of distros competing for our hard drive; in fact they think that sort of 
competition is quite healthy, but do we really need a new distro for 
everything? Apparently WattOS thinks so. Now in its third beta, WattOS 
is an Ubuntu-based distro aimed at having low power consumption. "I’ve 
already got a distro for saving power, though. It’s called the off 
button." In the Linux Loop's opinion it just doesn’t make sense to offer 
a new distribution for a small improvement on an existing distribution. 
"I’m sure the power-saving work WattOS is doing is great and it is 
certainly needed, since Linux is rather lacking in power management, but 
it would be far better as an application, not its own distribution." 

=== How Does Ubuntu 9.04 Measure Up to Mac OS X? ===

Linux Magazine's Nathan Willis says that bucking the historical trend of 
comparing desktop Linux with Windows, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth 
recently told journalist Bruce Byfield that he was looking to Mac OS X 
as the operating system to beat for future Ubuntu releases — 
particularly in the areas of usability and user experience. Over all, 
Ubuntu 9.04 averages a B+ in this comparison against Mac OS X usability. 
  The areas in which Ubuntu comes up short OS X in this review are 
considerably smaller in scope — an unpredictable “suspend” here, a 
not-very-helpful help system there, some missing or difficult to use 
applications. But that does not mean that filling in all of the small 
gaps is easy work; in fact it may get more difficult.  As Shuttleworth 
admits, it is not going to be an overnight story.  A part of that 
challenge, he adds, is figuring out how Canonical can inspire both 
consistency and innovation in the broader open source community. Ubuntu 
has also recently launched a project to fix niggling usability issues, 
called One Hundred Paper Cuts. The project aims to improve the user 
experience by identifying one hundred issues which negatively impact the 
user’s experience, but which can be fixed relatively easily. It’s 
certainly a move in the right direction! 

=== Netbook Performance: Ubuntu vs. OpenSolaris ===

Phoronix's Michael Larabel notes that in the past when Phoronix has 
published OpenSolaris vs. Linux Kernel benchmarks and similar articles 
looking at the performance of Sun's OpenSolaris up against popular Linux 
distributions, they have looked at the performance on high-end AMD 
workstations, but they have never compared the OpenSolaris and Linux 
performance on netbooks. In this article Phoronix has compiled results 
comparing OpenSolaris 2009.06 and Ubuntu 9.04 on the Dell Inspiron Mini 
9 netbook. While OpenSolaris 2009.06 started out performing much better 
than Ubuntu 9.04, due to the GPU tests being run, this was due to the 
bugged Intel graphics stack found in the Jaunty Jackalope. Once both 
Ubuntu and OpenSolaris were running with similar packages after the 
fallout from the invasive Intel Linux graphics work, we should see 
nearly identical results. Beyond these graphics tests, however, as a 
whole Ubuntu 9.04 performed much better than OpenSolaris 2009.06 on this 
Atom-based Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook. 

=== OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva Benchmarks ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix says with it being a while since he last 
compared many Linux distributions when it comes to their measurable 
desktop performance, he decided to run a new round of tests atop four of 
the most popular Linux distributions: OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, and 
Mandriva. To see where these Linux distributions are at, Larabel used 
their latest development releases and then performed all package updates 
as of 2009-07-15. Well, nothing too conclusive can be derived from just 
the fifteen benchmarks they have shared today, especially with a few of 
the tests not containing results for all four distributions. However, 
for the trends that can be gathered, OpenSuSE and Ubuntu were generally 
the fastest. 

=== Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS Released ===

Phoronix's Michael Larabel says that for those of you still running 
Ubuntu 8.04 due to its Long-Term Support status rather than upgrading to 
Ubuntu 8.10 or Ubuntu 9.04, fire up your update manager as Ubuntu 8.04.3 
LTS is now available. Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS is the third maintenance update 
targeting the Hardy Heron and it includes security updates and fixes for 
high impact bugs. Approximately 80 updates have been incorporated into 
Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS that address issues within the installer, desktop, 
server, and general areas. Details on this update are available via the 
Canonical release announcement. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is supported on the 
desktop until April of 2011 while it will be supported on servers until 
April of 2013. The next Ubuntu release with an extended support status 
will be next year with Ubuntu 10.4 LTS. 

=== Shuttleworth about GNOME 3.0 - What's good, what's missing, what 
needs work ===

Andreas Proschofsky of derStandard had a chance to conduct an interview 
with Mark Shuttleworth, and they had an opportunity to discuss many 
things about Ubuntu including the new GNOME 3.0. When asked if GNOME 3.0 
would make it into the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Shuttleworth said, "The heart 
of this question is: How do you deal with  the situation where a distro 
makes a long term release and upstreams are on a different schedule. I 
think it's worth asking the question: Is it valuable for upstreams to 
have a long term release made? And no-one disagrees that this would be 
valuable, but when are you going to do that? Until now there's been no 
overarching force to say you do it now or then. I think, what we are 
about to see is the emergence of sort of a greater structure in the 
cadence of releases in the open source ecosystem." 

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Receives OpenJDK 6 Certification ===

Marius Nestor of Softpedia reports that Canonical, through Matthias 
Klose, announced on July 11th, 2009 that the Ubuntu Java development 
team had completed the certification of the OpenJDK 6 platform for 
Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). This means that the OpenJDK 6 package 
included in Ubuntu 9.04 has passed the meticulous tests of the Java 
Standard Edition Test Compatibility Kit and that it is now fully 
compatible with the Java Standard Edition 6 platform, on both i386 and 
amd64 architectures. "The Ubuntu Java development team is pleased to 
announce completed certification of OpenJDK 6 for Ubuntu 9.04, 
continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest 
open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux 
distribution. After signing the Sun TCK agreement earlier this year, 
Java developers went to work with the certification process and received 
final certification from Sun in late May," Matthias Klose said in the 
official announcement. 

=== Ubuntu’s Karmic Koala Needs You! ===

Rami Taibah of The Linuxologist tells us that the Canonical Design team 
is currently running a contest for beautiful desktop wallpapers for its 
upcoming Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 scheduled to be released in October 
2009. They have created a photo pool on Flickr where you can submit or 
just browse proposed backgrounds. "In our next release, the Karmic Koala 
(Ubuntu 9.10), we would like to include a set of high quality desktop 
backgrounds. In order to accomplish this we call on anyone and everyone 
to submit images which are freely licensed CC-BY-SA and follow the 
guidelines for inclusion." So what are you waiting for? Grab your SLR 
and launch your GIMP! 

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Embracing the “Meta Release Cycle” ===

In an interview with derstandard.at, Shuttleworth discussed ongoing 
efforts to coordinate Ubuntu releases more tightly with Debian’s 
development cycle, hoping that other distributions and upstream projects 
will follow suit.  With the adoption of a “Meta Release Cycle,” he 
argued, the efforts of all free-software developers could be made more 
effective by allowing the latest versions of applications to travel 
downstream at the same speed. Some may see this move as an attempt by 
Ubuntu–which has long faced hostility from geeks who resent its success 
or focus on bringing normal people into the Linux fold–to domineer the 
Linux world. To a certain extent, this may be true. But a little 
benevolent domineering is exactly what the Linux community needs in 
order to move beyond the organizational mayhem that currently impedes 
its progress.


=== Mythbuntu and Mint Developers Pan Ubuntu for Strict Time-Release 
Policy ===

In an article on Techradar which looked at the upcoming Karmic Koala 
release of Ubuntu, Clement Lefebvre, the developer of Linux Mint, a 
popular Ubuntu derivative, and Mario Limonciello, the maintainer of the 
Ubuntu-sanctioned Mythbuntu media center distribution both took aim at 
what they saw as the chief weakness of Ubuntu.

"Of course," complained Lefebvre, "[focusing on consolidation instead of 
cutting-edge features] wouldn't make sense for Ubuntu unless we became 
an upstream component of their distribution. I'm really happy with what 
Ubuntu is doing, and if I were to change anything… it would be the 
commitment to a release schedule and the return of a 'release when 
ready' policy to guarantee a stronger level of quality against regressions."

"I would prefer that the release cycles were not strictly six months," 
said Limonciello. "Over the last few releases there have been a variety 
of bugs that weren't deemed to 'hold up' the release and could just be 
fixed in a Stable Release Update. I'm of the opinion if you have a fix 
for the bug that you know works, you shouldn't put off the fix just to 
meet a deadline for releasing a CD. It's better to include the fix 
sooner and give a better experience to the user out of the box."

  * Techradar article: 


=== Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: Kernel Mode Setting ===

Kernel mode setting will be enabled by default for Intel-based video 
cards on Ubuntu 9.10, set to be released in October. Christopher Tozzi 
recently played around with this new feature on a Karmic Koala live CD, 
and shares his results. Fast-user switching and access to the virtual 
console were quite zippy on his i810 video card running in the live 
environment.  Kernel mode setting means the Linux kernel, instead of an 
X11 video driver, handles the task of configuring the graphics mode of 
the console. There’s no official word on when kernel mode setting will 
be enabled for video chipsets other than Intel, but Ubuntu developers 
are working on it for some nvidia and ATI devices. Don’t expect it in 
Karmic, though. Video available at the link.


== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast Quickie #9 ===

In this episode:

  * 8.04.03 coming 16 July
  * Ubuntu 6.06 desktop support ending
  * Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase deadline approaching
  * updates on Spread Ubuntu
  * UbuCon Central America
  * 100 Paper Cuts Round 2


=== Ubuntu-based distro touted for power management ===

Desktop Linux's Eric Brown reports that a group called PlanetWatt has 
released a Beta 3 version of a new lightweight, power-sipping distro 
based on Ubuntu. The low-power WattOS is built from scratch using the 
Ubuntu MinimalCD and Ubuntu 9.04, and uses the lightweight LXDE 
environment and OpenBox. WattOS is not intended to be the "smallest or 
fastest," says the project FAQ. Instead, the group is looking to create 
a balance between speed and power consumption on the one hand and 
features on the other. Designed to run on both low-power and older 
systems, the distro should run "quite pleasant and quick" on any 
computer with at least 600MHz and 256MB of RAM. Eventually, the group 
plans to offer a set of "WattPanel" tools for users that will let them 
"tweak the power consumption and processor performance of their system 
in an easy point and click fashion." WattOS Beta 3 is available now, 
including a Live CD version. 

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Sunday, July 19, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

=== Monday, July 20, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

=== Tuesday, July 21, 2009 ===

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

  * Start: 01:00 UTC
  * End: 02:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Learning/Agenda

==== Community Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 10:00 UTC
  * End: 12:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda

==== 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

==== LoCo Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 19:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncilAgenda

=== Wednesday, July 22, 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/

=== Thursday, July 23, 2009 ===

==== Karmic Alpha 3 ====

==== Packaging Training: Packaging Perl Modules (gwolf and jawnsy) ====

  * Start: 12:00 UTC
  * End: 13:00 UTC
  * IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Packaging/Training

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

==== MC Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: Not listed as of publication
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

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

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

=== Friday, July 24, 2009 ===

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

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2009-07-24

=== Saturday, July 25, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-800-1: irssi vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-800-1
  * USN-799-1: D-Bus vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-799-1
  * USN-801-1: tiff vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-801-1
  * USN-802-1: Apache vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-802-1
  * USN-803-1: dhcp vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-803-1
  * USN-804-1: PulseAudio vulnerability - 

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * xfce4-weather-plugin 0.6.2-1ubuntu1.2 - 
  * sun-java5 1.5.0-19-0ubuntu0.8.04 - 
  * symphony 1.3-1hardy2 - 
  * nautilus 1: - 
  * gvfs 0.2.5-0ubuntu8 - 
  * freeradius 1.1.7-1ubuntu0.1 - 
  * libxcb 1.1-1ubuntu1.1 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * sun-java5 1.5.0-19-0ubuntu0.8.10 - 
  * xfce4-weather-plugin 0.6.2-1ubuntu2.8.10.1 - 
  * symphony 1.3-1intrepid1 - 

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

  * linux-meta - 
  * sun-java5 1.5.0-19-0ubuntu0.9.04 - 
  * xfce4-weather-plugin 0.6.2-1ubuntu2.9.04.1 - 
  * symphony 1.3-1jaunty1 - 
  * libvirt 0.6.1-0ubuntu5.1 - 

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== Glossary of Terms ==

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  1. IRC - Internet Relay Chat.
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