Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #133

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 15 21:41:32 GMT 2009


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #133 for the week March 
8th - March 14th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 6 
released, Ubuntu Testing Day: Notify-OSD, MOTU Council News, Hug Day: 
March 19th, Ubuntu Florida Rocks Florida Linux Show, gmail filters for 
bug email, Inside Launchpad AJAX sprint, Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team, 
Ubuntu Forums Interview: Connor Imes, Canonical QA Desktop Automation 
Sprint, Ubuntu Women project status, Ubuntu Drupal 6.2.0 released, 
Ubuntu Podcast #21, Server Team Meeting Minutes, US Teams Meeting 
Minutes, and much, much more!

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== In This Issue ==

  * Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 6 released
  * Ubuntu Testing Day: Notify-OSD
  * MOTU Council News
  * Hug Day: March 19th
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Ubuntu Florida Rocks Florida Linux Show
  * gmail filters for bug email
  * Inside Launchpad AJAX sprint
  * Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team
  * Ubuntu Forums Interview: Connor Imes
  * Canonical QA Desktop Automation Sprint
  * Ubuntu Women project status
  * Ubuntu Drupal 6.2.0 released
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu Podcast #21
  * Server Team Meeting Minutes
  * US Teams Meeting Minutes
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 6 released ===

Announcing the release of Jaunty Jackalope Alpha-6, which will in time 
become Ubuntu 9.04. Alpha 6 is the sixth 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 stoppers CD 
build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 
Jaunty. You can download it here:

  * Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Netbook Remix, & MID: 
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/jaunty/alpha-6/
  * Ubuntu Education Edition: 
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-6/
  * Kubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-6/
  * Xubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-6/
  * Ubuntu Studio: 
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/jaunty/alpha-6/
  * Mythbuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/jaunty/alpha-6/

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.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2009-March/000551.html

=== Ubuntu Testing Day: Notify-OSD ===

Ubuntu Testing Day will be next Monday, March 16th. Ubuntu Testing day 
is a special day where the Ubuntu Community comes together with a shared 
goal of testing a specific set of ISO images (Alpha, Beta, RC, Gold or 
Point releases), a specific feature, or bugs needing verification. 
Taking the idea from the Ubuntu Bug Day, Ubuntu Testing Day will apply 
the same concepts to ISO testing.

The goal for this testing day will be testing a cool new feature in 
Jaunty: the new notification system. This is a complete new feature in 
Ubuntu, so it can be fun to play with it, and find bugs no one else has 
found before! Please, visit the wiki page for more information and test 
cases to drive your testing efforts. 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/UbuntuTestingDay/20090316

Who can join the Testing Day? Everyone! You don't need to be a 
developer, or know how to code. Everyone is welcome. If you don't know 
how to help, then just stop by #ubuntu-testing, and they'll explain 
everything to you. One of the objectives of Testing Day is to help 
people get started learning, and testing Ubuntu.

Where to join the Testing Day? Come to #ubuntu-testing on freenode IRC. 
The team will be there day and night resolving any testing questions you 
might have. For this particular Testing Day, you can ping eeejay and 
MacSlow to ask for help. Drop in for Ubuntu Testing Day and help make 
Ubuntu even better!

http://blog.qa.ubuntu.com/node/37

=== MOTU Council News ===

Fabrice Coutadeur(fabricesp) joined the ranks of the Ubuntu Contributing 
Developers. He has done a great job overall and we're happy he is part 
of the team. One of his primary interests is video editing. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~fabricesp Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FabriceCoutadeur

Roderick Greening(rgreening) joined the MOTU team. His great work in the 
Kubuntu community did not go unnoticed and we're happy to have a new 
MOTU on board. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~roderick-greening Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/rgreening

Andreas Wenning(a|wen) did amazing work in the Kubuntu team and we're 
very happy he joined the MOTU team. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~andreas-wenning Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AndreasWenning

=== Hug Day: March 19th ===

Another day of bug fixing is on the schedule for the Ubuntu Community to 
help the BugSquad smash those pesky bugs.

  * Date: March 19th, 2009
  * Target: cups
  * Planning Page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20090319
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs on irc.freenode.com
  * Additional Info: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpingWithBugs/

Learn about the BugSquad here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-March/000446.html

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (48148) +293 over last week
  * Critical (20) -1 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (19774) +504 over last week
  * Unassigned (40568) +348 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (258584) +2225 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 (25434) +6169 over last week
  * French (54145) -2175 over last week
  * Swedish (54783) -13370 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (58736) -5854 over last week
  * English (Uk) (86555) +4140 over last week

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

=== Translation Stats Intrepid ===

  * Spanish (15260) -621 over last week
  * French (59025) -2218 over last week
  * Swedish (63241) -9406 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (66221) -7755 over last week
  * English (UK) (78012) -3122 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex," see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/

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

  * A Screen Resolution app that actually works
  * Better install experience
  * Ubuntu needs easy-to-use, effective backup software
  * Gnome-Panel: Do we really need to manually accomodate each item?
  * New users tell that Ubuntu is slow (live sessions)

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 Florida Rocks Florida Linux Show ===

The Florida Linux Show was held on March 9th, and Ubuntu Florida took 
pictures and named names.  The LoCo Team was there to help promote Linux 
to individuals and businesses in the area.  In addition to attending the 
informative talks, they handed out CDs, brought new people to the LoCo 
and area LUGs, and had an all-around great time. See the team picture 
here: http://www.ubuntu-fl.org/images/stories/fls_fl-loco_edited.jpg

http://www.ubuntu-fl.org/index.php/news/60-loco-news/134-ubuntu-florida-rocks-florida-linux-show.html

== Launchpad News ==

=== gmail filters for bug email ===

What does you do when you deal with bugs on Launchpad and get the emails 
about them through gmail? Grouping a large amount of mail in one folder 
is problematic at best. The author of the Launchpad blog found a 
solution. He created filters to automatically sort those emails into 
folders, making it easier to search through them and follow up. His 
extensive tutorial may even be applicable to other situations, but it 
certainly is a solution to the problem he faced. See how he solved the 
problem at the link.

http://blog.launchpad.net/bug-tracking/gmail-filters-for-launchpad-bug-email

=== Inside Launchpad AJAX sprint ===

Recently ten people from Launchpad and other parts of Canonical came 
together in Berlin to hack on Launchpad’s new YUI 3 JavaScript 
interface.  The sprint was tremendously successful, producing four fully 
functioning YUI 3 Widgets, complete with test suites, and live demo 
pages. Here is a brief summary.

  * The morning of day one kicked off with a walk through some video 
proof-of-concepts that they would bring to life.  At the end of the day 
eight of the sprinters split into pairs, each pair picking a widget to 
work on.
  * Day two saw the four teams plan their attack, then dive into the code.
  * Day three saw more code, tests, and their first working widget.
  * By noon of day four most of the remaining widgets were functional, 
if not fully styled. Day four’s afternoon was spent in a team review of 
the fully functional fancy Overlay widget.
  * Everyone had great momentum going into day five.  All four widgets 
were fully functional, with only a few rough spots remaining.  Day 
five’s afternoon was spent with everyone in a Review Jam.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/inside-the-launchpad-ajax-sprint-a-week-with-widgets-and-yui-3

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team (UFBT) ===

UFBT has taken a step forward, with guidance from Bodhi Zazen, and 
collaboration with Ubuntu Classroom. They are offering IRC events and 
courses, held in #ubuntu-classroom. Events are less formal, based on a 
Q&A format, or a one day topic. A course is more formal, including 
series of sessions all related to the same topic (Python 101, Python 
201, etc). Upcoming topics are Security, Packaging, How to use LP, How 
to triage bug reports, How to stay current with Ubuntu Events/Community, 
How to IRC (clients, registration, channels, etc). Not all potential 
topics have been scheduled yet. The first two events will be on Security 
(March 19th and March 26th, see the Events link below for an actual 
schedule). See you there ! https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom

Events: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Education/Events

Courses: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Education/Schedule

Proposed topics (feel free to add): 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Education/Proposals

UF discussion thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1093535

=== Ubuntu Forums Interview ===

Please meet with Connor Imes, aka Rocket2DMn, one of the UF Moderators: 
http://matthewhelmke.net/2009/03/14/an-interview-with-rocket2dmn/. 
Rocket has been on Staff since July 2008, after being heavily involved 
in the UF Beginners Team and Unanswered Posts Team. Currently in 
Philadelphia, his first encounter with computers was with DOS and 
Windows 3.1. Always present when it comes to decimating spammers, Rocket 
also bridges the Forums with Launchpad where he spends time reporting 
and following bugs that are discussed on UF, and with the doc Team. Enjoy!

== The Planet ==

=== Canonical QA Desktop Automation Sprint ===

Various representatives of Canonical QA gathered in Oxford to 
collaborate on automating the Ubuntu desktop testing effort. Some of the 
areas discussed were tools, team collaboration, best practices, and 
roadblocks. cgregan, the author of the Open Source QA blog, discusses 
Desktop Automation, particularly with respect to the efforts of the 
Canonical QA team. "Testing automation is a key process in the testing 
efforts. It could simplify testers' lives by automating things that are 
repeatable and leaving human effort to things that cannot be automated 
by a machine, like usability bugs." --

Automation wiki - Get involved: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Automation

Original article: 
http://ubuntu-mobile-edition.blogspot.com/2009/03/desktop-automation.html

=== Ubuntu Women project status ===

The Ubuntu Women project, held a meeting on March 4th discussing the 
current state of projects and future goals. During the meeting they did 
some brainstorming and came up with a few ideas:

  * Provide more encouragement to women to speak at events and be 
visible within the project
  * Launch a “Women Behind Ubuntu” interview series for inclusion in 
Full Circle Magazine and on our wiki
  * Revitalize the website

 From the minutes of the meeting, the Ubuntu Women are genuinely and 
heavily involved with many projects within the Ubuntu Community, and 
have great ideas for what should be acted upon in the future.

To get involved: http://ubuntu-women.org/

IRC channel: #ubuntu-women

Original article: http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=1489

=== Ubuntu Drupal 6.2.0 released ===

The Ubuntu Drupal Development team has released version 6.2.0 of the 
development package. With this release comes great new things:

  * Ability to set the width of the page
  * Ability to display/hide IE banner
  * Ability to change text of banner
  * Ability to modify the right side of the footer
  * Multiple IE bugs fixed
  * A few generic bugs fixed
  * Added a Planet module
  * Updated modules with their own great changes
  * And a few other little extras
  * Jaunty artwork is being considered at this point

They've also complete a Wiki to help users implement this project at 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDrupal. This includes a setup guide as well.

You can grab this latest release at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-drupal/6.x

The team wants to make this a perfect solution for every LoCo. If you 
have ANY suggestions for modules or find any bugs, please file them 
appropriately at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-drupal

Original article: http://profarius.com/content/ubuntu-drupal-620-released

== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu 9.10 sees the cloud above the trees ===

Next month Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope, hits an FTP or torrent site 
near you. With its features set frozen, the masterminds at Canonical are 
looking to the future. Ubuntu 9.10 is already being touted as 
"cloud-centric," with aims to keep it at the forefront of cloud 
computing. The cloud storage space can be used for backing up data, but 
the more visionary approach is that applications can be deployed to the 
cloud. You can construct applications for others to use, and you can 
make applications available no matter where you are working on the 
Internet. Ultimately, Ubuntu wants to make the Amazon cloud as 
straightforward as their existing Ubuntu package management tool for 
loading new apps onto your hard drive. 
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/23719/1141/

=== French police: we saved millions of euros by adopting Ubuntu ===

ars technica's Ryan Paul tells us that France's Gendarmerie Nationale, 
the country's national police force, has saved millions of dollars by 
migrating its desktop software infrastructure away from Microsoft 
Windows, and replacing it with the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The 
Gendarmerie began its transition to open source software in 2005 when it 
replaced Microsoft Office with OpenOffice.org across the entire 
organization. It gradually adopted other open source software 
applications, including Firefox and Thunderbird. After the launch of 
Windows Vista in 2006, it decided to phase out Windows and incrementally 
migrate to Ubuntu. At the current stage of the migration, it has adopted 
Ubuntu on 5,000 workstations and based on the success of this pilot 
migration, it plans to move forward and switch a total of 15,000 
workstations to Ubuntu by the end of the year. It aims to have the 
entire organization, and all 90,000 of its workstations, running the 
Ubuntu distribution by 2015. 
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/03/french-police-saves-millions-of-euros-by-adopting-ubuntu.ars

=== Dvorak discovers Linux (Ubuntu) ===

Henry Kingman, writing for DesktopLinux.com, notes that John Dvorak will 
install Ubuntu 8.10 permanently on his latest machines.  Dvorak has 
shied away from it before, due to hardware issues.  But now, the LiveCD 
feature allows him to test his hardware first.  Dvorak adds, "The 
critical mass has been reached, and it's time everyone tried Ubuntu." 
Some of his interest in Linux stemmed from his experiences with Windows. 
  Those interested in what else appealed to Dvorak can get more 
information at his editorial for PCMag.com. 
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342703,00.asp

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8559496096.html

=== 15 free downloads to pep up your old PC ===

Preston Gralla of Computerworld lists 15 free downloads that can breathe 
new life into an old PC, and one of his suggestions is Ubuntu. 
"Frustrated with your old operating system but don't want to spend the 
money to get a new one? No problem." He suggests using Wubi which 
installs Ubuntu as a dual-boot option on your PC for free. Preston goes 
on to say that if you haven't installed Linux before, you'll be quite 
surprised at how peppy it is. It has lower hardware requirements than 
Windows, which makes it quite fast, even on an older PC. There's also 
plenty of free software available in the repositories, and it ships with 
a good deal of free software, including the office suite OpenOffice.org. 
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Software&articleId=9129351&taxonomyId=18&pageNumber=7

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== RightScale Puts Ubuntu Server In the Cloud, Too ===

Joe Panettieri of WorksWithU reports that the Ubuntu Server revolution 
is starting, but it doesn’t involve traditional on-premise systems. 
RightScale, a well-known cloud computing company, today announced “full 
support” for Ubuntu as part of the RightScale Cloud Management platform. 
It’s big news, and here's why: "The Ubuntu software development 
community can now use RightScale to easily deploy and manage cloud 
applications on cloud infrastructures such as Amazon EC2 with complete 
control and portability." About six months ago, Panettieri assumed 
Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux would dominate Amazon’s 
Elastic Compute Cloud. But moves by RightScale, Turnkey Linux and 
Canonical itself suggest that Ubuntu Server Edition has a strong chance 
to become a dominant application server on multiple cloud platforms. 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/03/12/rightscale-puts-ubuntu-server-in-the-cloud-too/

=== 12 Ubuntu Server Appliances Meet the Cloud ===

Joe Panettieri of WorksWithU says that Ubuntu is converging quickly with 
cloud services. A prime example: Turnkey Linux is launching 12 Ubuntu 
Server Edition software appliances that users can deploy in various 
cloud services. The news comes only a few weeks after Canonical said 
Ubuntu 9.10 will leap into Amazon.com’s cloud. Initial server appliances 
from Turnkey Linux support the LAMP stack, Ruby on Rails, Drupal CMS, 
Joomla CMS, MediaWiki, Django framework, MySQL and PostgreSQL database 
engines, and LAPP. Turnkey Linux's press release also stated that 
appliances for Apache Tomcat, Wordpress, Moodle, Movable Type and phpBB 
are currently under-going private testing before a public release. 
Panettieri says he's certainly intrigued by Ubuntu and software 
appliances heading into the cloud. 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/03/12/12-ubuntu-server-appliances-meet-the-cloud/

=== Possible data loss in Ext4 ===

A bug report posted in Launchpad bug tracker for the next version of 
Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) describes a massive data loss problem 
when using Ext4. The report describes a crash occurring shortly after 
the KDE 4 desktop files had been loaded. Developer Ted Ts'o explains the 
background of the problem. Like other modern file systems, such as XFS, 
Ext4 implements delayed allocation – writing new data can take up to 60 
seconds. This increases the performance and allows for optimization of 
the data organization on the hard drive platter. Ts'o says that the 
application should be fixed so it does not write and rewrite small 
files. He advises that "this is really more of an application design 
problem more than anything else." 
http://www.h-online.com/open/Possible-data-loss-in-Ext4--/news/112821

=== Testing Ubuntu Jaunty and Ext4 WITHOUT Trashing Your Data ===

Scott Wegner reports that Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” is set for 
release in less than two months, and is currently in the “Alpha 6? 
testing stage. Arguably, the hottest new feature is stable support for 
Linux’s new file system, ext4. The new file system has been shown to 
have significant performance gains over any other Linux file system to 
date. But think twice before you upgrade to ext4, as many users have 
been reporting considerable data loss. It manifests itself after a 
system crash, where open files will simply be emptied and erased. It is 
particularly prevalent in users’ settings files, such as those used for 
GNOME or KDE. Fortunately, the cause of the bug is relatively 
well-known. 
http://www.automaticable.com/2009-03-12/testing-ubuntu-jaunty-and-ext4-without-trashing-your-data/

=== Ubuntu for Business: The Missing Pieces ===

A blogger from Works With U points out several things that Ubuntu is 
missing to compete well with Microsoft in the business market. They are 
email access, word processor, spreadsheet, and the ability to 
collaborate by having access to shared documents all within a secure 
framework to prevent any unauthorized access or malicious activity. He 
points out that a Windows Server/Desktop solution is the only one that 
can currently satisfy all of these functions. When he compares this to 
Ubuntu, there is OpenOffice. This gives the word processor and 
spreadsheet applications. The only functionality, that he says is 
missing, is an email server linked to a centralized user authentication 
system. This is available with Ubuntu, but not without going through 
some tedious setup. This blogger says that the one thing that Ubuntu 
needs to do to make it a great solution for businesses, is to gain 
integrated directory and email services. 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/03/08/ubuntu-for-business-the-missing-pieces/

=== Five things Ubuntu really needs ===

Blogger Darren Yates goes over some of the "bigger-picture" things that 
he believes Ubuntu, and Linux in general could use help with. The first 
suggestion is "More encouragement for beginners." Darren would really 
like to see experienced Linux users feeding their vast knowledge back to 
the community, and helping people who have just started with Linux. The 
next suggestion he gives is "Better support from big name brands." The 
US and the UK have pretty good support already, but Darren Yates is from 
Australia where this support is not nearly as good. The third suggestion 
that he has is "better netbook/notebook support." This is coming with 
9.04, but netbooks have been out for 18 months now, and it has taken 
Ubuntu this long to get serious about them. The last suggestion that he 
has is "More supporters introducing it to their friends." He finishes by 
saying that more than anything, people have been saying, Linux needs 
people showing it to their friends and family. 
http://darrenyates.com.au/?p=918

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast #21 ===

In this podcast Nick and Josh bring you:

  * 9.04 countdown banner needed by end of March
  * LoCo Teams Meeting
  * new Xfce 4.6 will be Xubuntu 9.04
  * Jaunty encrypted home directories
  * Phoronix test suite to be in 9.04 repositories
  * Qimo 4 kids
  * and X.org

http://ubuntupodcast.net/2009/03/12/ubuntu-podcast-episode-21/

== Meeting Summaries ==

=== Server Team Meeting: March 10th ===

The Server Team meeting minutes can be found online with the irc logs 
here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20090310

  * Samba Bug Day: mathiaz reminded that next Thursday is dedicated to 
triaging samba bugs. Ubuntu Server members are welcomed to join the 
effort and invited to join #ubuntu-bugs to give a hand to bug triagers.

  * Postfix and Dovecot integration: ivoks wrote a blog post about the 
dovecot/postfix integration. mathiaz mentioned bug 339966 reported by a 
user that had an existing working dovecot server, and installed the 
dovecot-postfix package, resulting in a broken system.

  * Exchange support for Evolution: ivoks made some tests with the new 
evolution-mapi plugin. Although the openchange mapi clients are working 
evolution is unable to connect to the exchange server. ivoks is not sure 
what the problem is - further debugging is required.

  * Support for likewise-open krb5 patch: mathiaz gave an update on the 
likewise-open patch he had applied to the krb5 package in Jaunty. One of 
the Debian maintainer contacted him to inquire about the future of this 
patch. The upcoming version of MIT kerberos, 1.7, includes a different 
implementation of the GSS service than the one provided by the 
likewise-open patch. Implementations are API incompatible. The Debian 
maintainer suggested to rework the patch to not change the public header 
and include the types and prototypes in the likewise package instead.

  * Planet ubuntuserver: dantalizing mentioned he started to aggregate 
Ubuntu Server related blogs on The Completely Unofficial Ubuntu Server 
Planet. http://ubuntuserver.org/

  * KVM backport in hardy: kirkland announced he had backported the 
userspace part of KVM 84 to hardy. Packages are available in the 
ubuntu-virt team PPA. Anyone having long-standing issues with kvm-62 on 
hardy should try that package and let the Ubuntu Server team know how it 
works in #ubuntu-virt. https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-virt/+archive/ppa

  * QEMU 0.10.0 in Jaunty: kirkland reported that a new version of qemu 
(0.10.0) had been released upstream. He plans to push it to jaunty if 
the Feature Freeze Exception is accepted by the MOTU release team.

The next Server Team meeting will be on Tuesday, March 17th at 15:00 UTC 
in #ubuntu-meeting.

http://ubuntuserver.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/server-team-20090310-meeting-minutes/

=== US Teams Meeting: March 5th ===

  * Planet

   * Do we want the US Planet to include unapproved teams?

    * The official stance is that unapproved teams should not have websites
    * The reality is that many unapproved teams have websites
    * We found no reason that unapproved teams should not be allowed to 
participate in the planet if they have a site, but we should uphold the 
official stance (share your feed if you have one, but we won't encourage 
unapproved teams to make sites to participate)

   * We now have access to the planet, pleia2 will be working on making 
the template more US-oriented

  * Website

   * johnc4510 volunteered to work on the Drupal site that Canonical is 
hosting as a Mentor he will be given Administrative access
   * MTecknology and Yasumoto also offered up their expertise
   * At the time of writing, it was decided to stick with Canonical 
hosting unless a reason to look for hosting elsewhere is uncovered
   * Content?
    * Will we aggregate news? Who would write news? Should planet be 
news? Undecided.
    * For now we will keep current content, and expand upon it as time, 
ideas and initiative dictate

  * Mentors

   * John Crawford(johnc4510) of the US-AZ LoCo was approved as a 
mentor: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JohnCrawford
   * Dan Trevino(dantalizing) of the US-FL LoCo was approved as a 
mentor: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DanTrevino

The US LoCo Teams Project is happy to welcome it's new mentors. Plans 
are moving forward with the current website hosting situation. The 
planet will continue to be updated with a new theme and more feeds to be 
added soon.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/USTeams/Meetings/Minutes/2009-03-05

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, March 16, 2009  ===

==== DX & checkbox testing day ====

==== Co-operation between *buntu* flavors ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location:  #ubuntu-meeting

=== Tuesday, March 17, 2009 ===

==== Community Council Meeting ====

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

==== Asia Oceania Membership Board Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/AsiaOceania

==== Server Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

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

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

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

=== Wednesday, March 18, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu-us-pa LoCo Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 12:30 UTC
  * End: 13:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-pa
  * Agenda: None as of publication

==== Foundation Team Meeting ====

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

==== QA Team Meeting ====

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

=== Thursday, March 19, 2009 ===

==== Jaunty Beta Freeze ====

* https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BetaFreeze

==== Rebuild test ====

==== Ubuntu Bug Day ====

  * Start: ALL DAY
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay

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

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

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-731-1: Apache vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-731-1
  * USN-732-1: dash vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-732-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * mailgraph 1.12-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2009-March/012775.html

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * pidgin 1:2.2.1-1ubuntu4.4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2009-March/010330.html

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * syslinux 2:3.53-1ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012193.html
  * ytnef 2.6-1ubuntu0.0.8.04 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012194.html
  * meta-gnome2 1:2.20.2.2ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012195.html
  * gcc-snapshot 20090125-0ubuntu1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012196.html
  * debian-installer 20070308ubuntu40.8 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012197.html
  * samba 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.8 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012198.html
  * gvfs 0.2.5-0ubuntu4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012199.html
  * apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012200.html
  * pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012201.html
  * bio2jack 0.9-1ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012202.html
  * alpine 1.0+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-March/012203.html

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * kde4libs 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009696.html
  * xen-3.3 3.3.0-1ubuntu7.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009697.html
  * gvfs 1.0.2-0ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009698.html
  * xorg-server 2:1.5.2-2ubuntu3.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009699.html
  * cryptsetup 2:1.0.6-6ubuntu2.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009700.html
  * dpkg 1.14.20ubuntu6.2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009701.html
  * pidgin 1:2.5.2-0ubuntu1.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009702.html
  * linux 2.6.27-14.30 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009707.html
  * linux-ports-meta 2.6.25.2.4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009705.html
  * linux-restricted-modules 2.6.27-14.19 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009706.html
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.27 2.6.27-14.15 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009708.html
  * gnome-user-docs 2.24.0+svn20080922ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009704.html
  * cups 1.3.9-2ubuntu8 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-March/009703.html

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  1. PPA - Personal Project Archive.
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