Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #152

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Jul 26 22:59:37 BST 2009


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #152 for the week July 
19th - July 25th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Karmic Alpha 3 released, 
Launchpad is now open source, Ubuntu-US-NY is now an approved Ubuntu 
LoCo team, Launchpad 2.2.7: translation sharing, release file, 
automation and more, Focusing on the Launchpad UI, Ubuntu Forums 
tutorial of the week, Kubuntu Translation Days, Ubuntu Podcast #31, and 
much, much more!

== UWN Translations ==

  * Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of 
linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the 
information you need.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

== In This Issue ==

  * Karmic Alpha 3 released
  * Launchpad is now open source
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Ubuntu-US-NY is now an approved LoCo Team
  * Launchpad 2.2.7: translation sharing, release file, automation and more
  * Focusing on the Launchpad UI
  * Ubuntu Forums tutorial of the week
  * Kubuntu Translation Day
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu Podcast #31
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Karmic Alpha 3 released ===

Welcome to Karmic Koala Alpha-3, which will in time become Ubuntu 9.10.

Pre-releases of Karmic 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.

Alpha 3 is the third in a series of milestone CD images that will be 
released throughout the Karmic development cycle.  The Alpha images are 
known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, 
while representing a very recent snapshot of Karmic. You can download it 
here:

  * Ubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-3/
  * Kubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-3/
  * Xubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-3/
  * Ubuntu Studio: 
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/karmic/alpha-3/

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

Alpha 3 includes a number of software updates that are ready for 
large-scale testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should 
expect some bugs.
For an overview of new features and a list of known bugs (that you don't 
need to report if you encounter).

  * For Ubuntu please see: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha3

  * For Kubuntu please see: 
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KarmicKoala/Alpha3/Kubuntu

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop 
Karmic, have a look at the karmic-changes mailing list: 
http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/karmic-changes

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2009-July/000594.html

=== Launchpad is now open source ===

Released today under the GNU Affero General Public license, version 3, 
Launchpad's code is now open source. Note that although it had been 
previously announced that two components (codehosting and soyuz) would 
be held back, a last minute change now includes both.

Big congratulations (and thanks) to the Canonical Launchpad team, who 
worked overtime to make this happen sooner rather than later, and to 
Mark Shuttleworth, whose decision it was to open source Launchpad in the 
first place.

Listed below are the links to the announcement, the development wiki, 
and where to get the code:

  * launchpad-users mailing list: 
https://lists.launchpad.net/launchpad-users/msg05118.html
  * Blog post at Canonical.com: http://blog.canonical.com/?p=192
  * Press release: 
http://www.ubuntu.com/news/canonical-open-sources-launchpad/
  * The development wiki: https://dev.launchpad.net/
  * Instructions for getting the code: https://dev.launchpad.net/Getting

The Canonical Launchpad developers will be on IRC in channel 
#launchpad-dev on irc.freenode.net. That’s the place to go for real time 
development discussion and questions. For usage issues, #launchpad is 
still the place, as before.

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (59268) +245 over last week
  * Critical (29) +/-0 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (27438) +165 over last week
  * Unassigned (51082) +243 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (297706) +1763 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 (12795) -2 over last week
  * French (39729) -56 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (48967) -506 over last week
  * Swedish (54224) -133 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 (22570)
  * French (55451)
  * Swedish (67361)
  * Brazilian Portuguese (69754)
  * English (Uk) (78372)

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 ===

  * Ask other open source projects to get involved with Ubuntu 
Brainstorm - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20736/
  * There is no free KML renderer - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20761/
  * Support for clutter in order to get gnometris back - 
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20731/
  * Allow touchpad to match rotated screen on netbook - 
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20789/
  * The Main Menu can be simpler - care what you are doing, not how - 
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/20794/

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-US-NY is now an approved Ubuntu LoCo team ===

The New York LoCo team was approved by the Ubuntu LoCo Council. The team 
has been very active presenting at clubs, conferences and other events. 
This approval was well deserved.

See their Approval Application: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/ApprovalApplicationDraft

Which includes a link to some of their latest events: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/Past

Well done Ubuntu New York! Congrats!

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us/2009-July/000531.html

== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad 2.2.7: translation sharing, release file, automation and 
more ===

The Launchpad team is proud to announce Launchpad 2.2.7

Launchpd 2.2.7 was rolled out this past week and includes:

  * Sharing translations between different releases
  * Automatic merge of project translations to a Bazaar branch
  * Automatically import release files using product release finder
  * Answer contacts can now assign questions
  * Browse package branches that are being uploaded
  * Source code

Message sharing between different releases of a product or distribution 
in Launchpad means that translations done in one release (e.g., trunk) 
would immediately apply to translations in another release (e.g., 
stable). This should benefit almost all projects that use Launchpad for 
translations.

Launchpad can now commit regular snapshots of your project's 
translations to a Bazaar branch of your choice.  No more waiting for the 
email with the URL! The latest snapshot will always be waiting in the 
same place for you to download it. We're doing daily snapshots at first, 
though we may change that later depending on usage.

The product release finder process runs daily to locate new releases and 
import them to Launchpad.  It uses each series' release file pattern to 
locate files and import them to the appropriate release, and can even 
create releases for series.

Read more about this exciting new release from Launchpad at the link.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/launchpad-announce/2009-July/000047.html

=== Focusing on the Launchpad UI ===

Now that Launchpad’s source code has been released, the next couple of 
months of work are going to be mostly focused on page layouts. Launchpad 
has been around for quite a few years now, and tight release schedules 
packed with ever-changing features have had the side effect of having a 
lot of pages with different layouts. In the next 2 months, they plan to 
fix that, and make sure every single page in Launchpad (452 templates!) 
has the new “3.0 look n’ feel”.

Since it will take some time to make all the changes, they will most 
likely not make a Launchpad release in August, and jump straight to 
September. Roll-outs to the edge server will continue to happen daily, 
and they’ll need your feedback on the changes more than ever. If you’re 
interested in helping us, just join the beta testers team. 
https://launchpad.net/~launchpad-beta-testers

Visit the link below to see a mock-up of what the new overview page 
might look like.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/focusing-on-the-launchpad-ui

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Tutorial of the Week ===

Who has never used Firefox? This tutorial from lovinglinux 
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=649167), "Firefox optimization and 
troubleshooting thread", has rapidly gained a lot of attention. So if 
you are interested in various Firefox optimizations (speed, extensions, 
Flash, profiles etc.) this tutorial is for you. The thread is well 
written and organized, steps to revert the changes are presented and 
lovinglinux will give you support if you have any question.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1193567

== The Planet ==

=== David Planella: Kubuntu Translations Day ===

It’s not a secret that Kubuntu translations have needed love for some 
time, but it’s not a secret that the Kubuntu team wants to make Kubuntu 
Karmic a rock-solid release on translations. They’d like to get Kubuntu 
translations in shape for Karmic and they’re organizing an all day event 
for this purpose.

  * WHAT: Kubuntu Translations Day
  * WHERE: #kubuntu-devel IRC channel on Freenode
  * WHEN: Wednesday, the 29th of July 2009

How can you participate? You simply need to join #kubuntu-devel on that 
day and be willing to make Kubuntu translations rock! Here are some 
suggestions for activities you can do.

If you are a:

  * Translator
   * Help getting the Karmic translation templates in shape: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Upstream/KDE/KdeKarmicModules
   * Find untranslated or non-translatable Kubuntu applications or 
messages and report bugs against the Ubuntu Translations project: 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations
   * Report or fix Kubuntu other i18n/l10n bugs: 
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations/
   * Submit fixes and translations upstream: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Upstream/KDE
   * Translate: 
https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/+translations
  * User
   * If you know your language is well translated upstream but you find 
untranslated Kubuntu applications, come and tell us at #kubuntu-devel or 
report it at the Ubuntu Translations project: 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations
    * Are messages not well translated in your language? Come and tell 
us! You can also provide better suggestions if you like: 
https://translations.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/+translations
    * Have you ever thought of joining a K/Ubuntu translation team and 
become a full-fledged translator? Well, the time is now: 
https://translations.launchpad.net/+groups/ubuntu-translators/
  * Developer
   * Report or fix Kubuntu i18n/l10n bugs: 
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu-translations/
   * Help documenting the Kubuntu translations lifecycle: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Upstream/KDE/KubuntuTranslationsLifecycle
   * Help users and translators with their questions
   * Who said that developers couldn’t translate? Have you ever 
considered joining a K/Ubuntu translation team: 
https://translations.launchpad.net/+groups/ubuntu-translators

You’ll find this same list of suggestions on the Ubuntu wiki, so please 
feel free to modify it and expand it with more ideas if you like. 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Events/KubuntuTranslationsDay

Join the team at #kubuntu-devel all day and they’ll be happy to answer 
all your questions on how to help.

Get active, get involved, get busy translating!

http://davidplanella.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/kubuntu-translations-day/

== In The Press ==

=== Canonical Releases Launchpad Source Code ===

Linux.com says that a major advantage of open source software 
development is the communication between the members of any given 
project. But what happens when communication must take place between 
projects? That's where a web-based collaboration service like Launchpad 
comes in. Today, over two years after it was launched as a public beta, 
Canonical, Ltd. has released the source code for Launchpad, which will 
allow the development community to work on the Launchpad tool itself. 
“Launchpad is designed to accelerate collaboration between open source 
projects,” said Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in a press release. 
“Collaboration is the engine of innovation in free software development, 
and our intent in creating Launchpad is to support one of the key 
strengths of free software compared with the traditional proprietary 
development process. Projects that are hosted on Launchpad are 
immediately connected to every other project hosted there in a way that 
makes it easy to collaborate on code, translations, bug fixes and 
feature design across project boundaries. Rather than hosting individual 
projects, we host a massive and connected community that collaborates 
together across many projects. Making Launchpad itself open source 
fulfills a long term intention to give the users of Launchpad the 
ability to improve the service they use every day.” 
http://www.linux.com/news/software/developer/29342-canonical-releases-launchpad-source-code

=== Launchpad Is Now Fully Open-Source Software ===

Phoronix's Michael Larabel reminds us that last year on the 22nd of July 
he was covering the OSCON 2008 event. There really wasn't anything great 
about that year's open-source conference from O'Reilly, but Mark 
Shuttleworth was there and had keynoted at one of the evening events. 
Among other statements, Mark said that Launchpad would be open-source 
within 12 months. Well, with tomorrow marking the one-year anniversary, 
Canonical has early this morning pushed out the source-code to 
Launchpad. Launchpad is now fully open-source! A few months back when 
looking at the road-map to an open-source Launchpad it looked like some 
of its components would not actually be open-sourced, but with today's 
surprise announcement, everything has been open-sourced. Yes, it 
includes the Soyuz and Codehosting components. Launchpad is being 
licensed under the AGPLv3. 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzM5Mg

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 3 Released ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports that right on schedule, Ubuntu 9.10 
Alpha 3 has been released. This third alpha release brings package 
updates to the Linux kernel, the desktop (both GNOME and KDE), and other 
packages throughout the Ubuntu repositories. Likewise, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, 
and Ubuntu Studio have all reached an Alpha 3 milestone status too. The 
different flavors of Ubuntu, such as Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Netbook 
Remix, have also been spun. The Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 release announcement 
can be found on ubuntu-devel-announce along with the relevant download 
links. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzQwMw

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 Comes with Ubuntu One and Linux Kernel 2.6.31 ===

Softpedia's Marius Nestor tells us that the Ubuntu developers unleashed 
the third alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) 
operating system, which is scheduled for release in late October this 
year. As usual, Softpedia has downloaded a copy of it in order to keep 
you up to date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 9.10 development. 
What's new in Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3? Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 has a new 
development version of the GNOME desktop environment, 2.27.4, which 
brings cool new features. Sad news for Pidgin fans, as the development 
team decided to replace it with the Empathy instant messenger client. 
Brasero received a few weeks ago a new interesting feature that shows 
how much data was written on the CD/DVD media and how much free space is 
available. Another useful and highly anticipated feature is the 
completely rewritten login manager (GDM), which works like any other 
modern login manager (e.g. KDM, the KDE login manager). In short, it 
means that you don't have to write both your name and password anymore, 
in order to log in. Just click on your name and you will be immediately 
prompted for the password. Ubuntu One is now part of the Ubuntu 
operating system! The already popular Notify-OSD notification system 
introduced in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been revamped. The 
default web browser in Ubuntu, Mozilla Firefox, received a new add-on 
called Multisearch. The User Switch applet has been modified 
drastically. Last but not least, the kernel packages are at version 
2.6.31-3.19, based on Linux kernel 2.6.31 RC3, and the Kernel Mode 
Setting is now enabled by default for Intel graphics! 
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-9-10-Alpha-3-Comes-with-Ubuntu-One-and-Linux-Kernel-2-6-31-117368.shtml

=== 12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7 ===

Adam Oxford of Tech Radar tells us that the next version of Ubuntu is 
launching exactly one week after Windows 7 hits the shelves. Codenamed 
Karmic Koala, Oxford says he's loving the alpha version already, but 
there are some things that Windows does that Ubuntu should (but probably 
won't) do, to help woo people away. This includes better boot time, 
improved suspend and hibernate, improvements to the taskbar, parental 
controls of systems, a better help system, drive encryption, side by 
side view, a better sound system, an improved media player, the ability 
to sync devices, a good backup solution, and user access control. 
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/12-ideas-ubuntu-should-steal-from-windows-7-618472?src=rss

=== A Hands on and Review of Ubuntu One ===

MakeTechEasier's Damien Oh presents us with a hands on review of the 
Ubuntu One online file syncing service which allows you to share and 
sync file across different computers. At the moment, Ubuntu One only 
offers simple file storage/synchronization/sharing with others. Those 
are the basic stuffs that most online file storage services provide, so 
there is nothing special about it. Ubuntu One is still at beta mode and 
there are plenty of things that are not on par with other online storage 
solution such as Dropbox. However, with the vision of Ubuntu One and as 
Ubuntu become more and more popular, he won’t be surprised to see Ubuntu 
One becoming a major force in the file and data management arena in the 
near future. 
http://maketecheasier.com/a-hands-on-and-review-of-ubuntu-one/2009/07/21

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Move Over, Netbooks: Ubuntu On Smartbooks? ===

Joe Panettieri, of Works With U, introduces this blending of Smartphones 
and Netbooks.  Qualcomm has been pushing Original Equipment 
Manufacturers (OEMs) to build these bridging devices that have a larger 
screen and full keyboard and are always on and run on the 3G wireless 
networking. According to a Works With U poll, one third of it's readers 
would like to have an Ubuntu based Mobile Internet Device (MID) like 
Qualcomm is suggesting, and Qualcomm appears to be hiring Ubuntu talent 
to help develope them.  Read more at: 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/07/23/move-over-netbooks-ubuntu-on-smartbooks/

=== Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof ===

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, the Cyber Cynic, posting on the ComputerWorld 
blogs, discusses Ubuntu's interest in starting up an application center. 
  He quotes the Ubuntu site, "There will be a single graphical interface 
for package management in Ubuntu, currently codenamed AppCenter. . . . 
This will combine the human-readable approach of Add/Remove 
Applications, the power of Synaptic, and the ease of use of Update 
Manager."  According to him, this AppCenter will show up in October of 
2009, in the next release of Ubuntu.  You can find his article at: 
http://blogs.computerworld.com/ubuntu_to_make_linux_application_installation_idiot_proof

=== One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 2 Progress Report ===

David Siegel reports on the One Hundred Papercuts Project.  Four were 
fixed in this round:

  * Scrolling over your desktop no longer causes seasickness
  * Warn users who attempt to run updates on battery power
  * Don’t show esoteric “Sign” and “Encrypt” entries in file context menus
  * Remove “Open with” and quotation marks from entries in “Open with” 
sub-menu
  * Show application icons in the “Open with” sub-menu

with others in varying degrees of "need to be fixed".  His report can be 
found at:  http://davidsiegel.org/100papercuts-round-2/

=== Review: The Official Ubuntu Book, 4th Edition ===

James Pyles reviews the latest edition of the Official Ubuntu Book. 
Starting right from the Forward and Preface and ending with the 
Appendices, he outlines what each chapter is about, including some of 
the changes that have come about by the maturing of Ubuntu.  He also 
makes some suggestions as to which chapters are for beginners, as well 
as what would benefit those who wish to move beyond that point, and 
which are for more advanced users.  His whole review can be seen at: 
http://millionchimpanzees.blogspot.com/2009/07/review-official-ubuntu-book-4th-edition.html

=== Ubuntu App Store: Open for Business? ===

Writing for Works With U, the VAR guy takes a look at Ubuntu's new app 
store that is still in Beta.  One of the first things he notes is that 
this new app store, Apperi, is not built by Canonical.  Also, he notes 
that it's built on an advertising model.  However, it's his opinion that 
it is still too early to tell if Apperi will be a success even though he 
feels that users and partners want and need a centralized, 
commercialized location for downloading and installing new applications. 
  His report can be seen at: 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/07/21/ubuntu-app-store-open-for-business/

=== Kubuntu Jaunty: Just ‘cos I use it don’t mean it’s good ===

feicipet, writing for the Educated New Village Boy, examines the Kubuntu 
version of Jaunty Jackalope.  His conclusions are that it seems to miss 
it's mark as a "just works" release.  His opinion comes about by the 
significant amount of tweaking and fine-tuning to get it to a reasonably 
acceptable level of performance, including installing a different kernel 
and upgrading to KDE 4.3.  It's for these and other reasons that he 
doesn't feel that Jaunty was a particularly successful release.  Read 
more at: 
http://envb.sapphirewillow.com/writings/2009/07/kubuntu-jaunty-just-cos-i-use-it/

=== Measuring Ubuntu’s Market Share ===

Blogger Christopher Tozzi from Works With U gives us a breakdown on the 
difficulty inherent in putting a hard number on Ubuntu's marketshare. He 
covers some of the difficulties in defining "market share", like if you 
are dual booting, or if it's installed on an old computer that you use 
every once in a while. We are also introduced to Canonical's claims of a 
userbase of 8 million, without any qualifications for that figure. 
Another way that he tries to come up with a number is through 
DistroWatch. This says that Ubuntu is about 1.5 times as popular as 
Fedora, which offers some published statistics. The sale of Dell 
Netbooks is another way that can be used to figure out Ubuntu's market 
share. This is made difficult due to Dell not releasing their sales 
figures for their Netbooks. Christopher Tozzi comes to the conclusion 
that it doesn't really matter how many people use Ubuntu as long as they 
like it. 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/07/24/measuring-ubuntus-market-share/

=== Ubuntu Server Edition: Where’s the Official Support? ===

Christopher Tozzi, writing for Works For U, tackles subject matter that 
may initially confuse people based on its title.  Here, he's not talking 
about the commercial support offered by Canonical, but rather the amount 
of support of developers for porting and packaging applications for 
Ubuntu.  He notes three in his article that he's come across that are 
only supported for RPM distribution, and feels that Canonical needs to 
work harder to get developers to package server applications for Ubuntu 
Server Edition.  His report is at: 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/07/20/ubuntu-server-edition-wheres-the-official-support/

=== Welcome to McBuntu's, would you like fries with that? ===

By comparing Linux installations to the difference between a fast-food 
restaurant and one meant for a sit-down dinner, this article goes a long 
way toward explaining choice and the reasons for it. The author suggests 
that Ubuntu is like a fast-food restaurant, where the choices are 
somewhat limited to what the average user wants in a distribution but 
with the capability of adding more on. On the other hand, "Debian and 
CentOS and even OpenSuse are like a 'sit down' type of restaurant. Pop 
in the install DVD, look things over."  While saying that each has their 
place and their uses, he avoids condemning either one of them. See the 
article at: 
http://linuxgeeksunited.blogspot.com/2009/07/welcome-to-mcbuntus-would-you-like.html

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast Episode #31 ===

Nick and Josh bring us their latest podcast installment which includes:

  * 8.04.3 released
  * 6.06 LTS Dapper desktop support
  * Art of Community Chapter 1 released
  * French release party
  * Powernap for servers
  * test drive Ubuntu on a Mac
  * maybe bug #1 will be closed soon
  * Community Council elections

http://ubuntupodcast.net/2009/07/22/ubuntu-podcast-episode-31/

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Sunday, July 26, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

=== Monday, July 27, 2009 ===

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

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

=== Tuesday, July 28, 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: 11:00 UTC
  * End: 12:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings

=== Wednesday, July 29, 2009 ===

==== Kubuntu Translations Day ====

  * All Day
  * Location: IRC channel #kubuntu-devel
  * Agenda: None listed 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, July 30, 2009 ===

==== Packaging Training: Mozilla packaging techniques (extensions, 
patchsystems, bzr) ====

  * Start: 06:00 UTC
  * End: 07:00 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

==== Ubuntu Translations Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * 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, July 31, 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/2009-07-31

=== Saturday, August 1, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-805-1: Ruby vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-805-1
  * USN-798-1: Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerabilities - 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-798-1
  * USN-806-1: Python vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-806-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

  * mjpegtools 1:1.9.0-0.0ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2009-July/009863.html
  * alfresco-community 3.2-9 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2009-July/009864.html

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