Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #142

Craig A. Eddy tyche at cox.net
Sun May 17 19:37:34 BST 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #142 for the week May 
10th - May 16th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Karmic Koala Alpha 1 
Released, Landscape 1.3 released, Server Team: Hungry for Merges, 
Meta-cycles: Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Florida: Jaunty Release Parties & 
Qimo build day, Ubuntu Forums: Tutorial of the Week, Infinote-based 
Gobby hits Karmic, New Ubuntu Forums LoCo Administrator, Ubuntu podcast 
#28, WorkWithU Vodcast: Episode #1, Server Team Meeting: May 12th, Hall 
of Fame: Ante Karamatic, and much, much more!

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== In This Issue ==

* Karmic Koala Alpha 1 Released
* Landscape 1.3 released
* Server Team: Hungry for Merges?
* Meta-cycles: Mark Shuttleworth
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu Florida: Jaunty Release Parties
* Ubuntu Florida: Qimo build day
* Ubuntu Forums Tutorial of the Week
* Infinote-based Gobby hits Karmic
* New Ubuntu Forums LoCo Administrator
* In the Press & Blogosphere
* Ubuntu Podcast #28
* WorksWithU Vodcast #1
* Server Team Meeting: May 12th
* Upcoming Meetings & Events
* Hall of Fame interview: Ante Karamatic
* Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Karmic Koala Alpha 1 Released ===

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 has been released. 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. This release consists only of the 
alternate and server CDs; the desktop CD will follow in the next Alpha 

* Ubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-1/
* Kubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-1/
* Xubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-1/

Bug reports should be reported as described on:

* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs


=== Landscape 1.3 released ===

Landscape is the package that allows server and desktop administrators 
to maintain Ubuntu on physical, or virtual servers, and to more easily 
manage their deployments. The new release, Landscape 1.3, also makes 
that service available to the Amazon EC2 cloud. Landscape is available 
as part of the commercial support package, or as a stand-alone service. 
New features in Landscape include:

* Management of Ubuntu on Amazon EC2
* The ability to choose Ubuntu images on Amazon EC2
* Management of physical and virtual machines
* Updated Custom Graph feature


=== Server Team: Hungry for Merges? ===

Ubuntu developers are focusing on merging packages from Debian unstable 
into karmic repositories. Those that want to help improve their skills 
in merging packages, they have a list for both the main and universe 
repositories that is available. To get the packages, go to the Ubuntu 
Merge-O-Matic[1]. The Merging[2] wiki page has more information on the 
process. When finished, upload the changes or ask for sponsorship[3] and 
don't forget to sent the patches to Debian.

1. Merge-O-Matic - https://merges.ubuntu.com/
2. Merging wiki page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Merging
3. Sponsorship - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SponsorshipProcess

== Mark Shuttleworth ==

=== Meta-cycles: 2-3 year major cycles for free software ===

Mark Shuttleworth is looking for your comments. Ubuntu has been running 
on the basis of 6 month releases with LTS every 2 years or so. But now 
the question is, "What IS the best way to approach big releases?" What 
would be a good period of time for release of significant changes such 
as KDE made when it moved from the 3.X series to the 4.0 series? Is 2 
years enough? Is it too much? Should it even be cycled on a periodic 
basis, like the Ubuntu releases are currently using? Mark's blog asks a 
lot of questions like this, with significant background to amplify what 
it is that he's asking, and he would like input from the community as to 
their ideas and reasons why.


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

* Open (55939) +424 # over last week
* Critical (16) +1 # over last week
* Unconfirmed (25670) +600 # over last week (Format to use when result 
is zero)
* Unassigned (48080) +579 # over last week (Format to use when result is 
* All bugs ever reported (282319) +2068 # 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 (14447) -110 # over last week
* French (43162) -35 # over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (54099) -1620 # over last week
* Swedish (54349) +/-0 # over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (48986) -10000 # over last week

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

=== 5-a-day bug stats ===

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

1. club-ubuntu.org-GBJ09 (295)
2. gbj-UK-0902 (203)
3. gbj-florida-0902 (159)
4. gbj-chicago-0902 (129)
5. gbj-oklahoma-0902 (129)

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

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

* Better visualization of unmounted drives in Nautilus - 
* SVG support in Open Office - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/19817/
* Improve Brasero to match K3b features - 
* Different languages for different user accounts currently not possible 
- http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/19765/
* Make Installation of Security Tools easier by adding a new package 
category - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/19823/

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: Jaunty Release Party Roundup ===

dantalizing has put up a long list of Release Parties, dates, and 
pictures to show what the Florida Team has accomplished across their state:

* April 23 - Pensacola - 
* April 25 - Jacksonville - 
* April 25 - Gainesville - 
* May 2 - Tallahassee - 
* May 2 - Tampa - 
* May 3 - Orlando - 
* May 10 - Miami/Fort Lauderdale - 

An eighth party is planned for June 6. Details about the parties can be 
seen at the link.


=== Ubuntu Florida: Qimo build day ===

The first ever Qimo Build Day is scheduled for May 23, in Lakeland, 
Florida. Come join the Ubuntu Florida Local Community team and other 
volunteers to help put computers into the hands of kids! Details can be 
found here: 


== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Tutorial of the Week ===

The tutorial of the week for May 11, 2009, is HowTo: Install the very 
latest MPlayer under Jaunty Jackalope from andrew.46 
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=208550). You can find it here: 
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1081070 This is a nifty 
tutorial that will show you how to successfully compile the subversion 
MPlayer under Jaunty Jackalope.

 From the archives, ubuntu-freak's 
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=314581) "Comprehensive Multimedia 
& Video Howto" was the Tutorial of the Week for October 06, 2008 and 
should be used if you do not wish to compile applications. 

This week tutorial is very well presented, and, most of all, supported. 
You can even browse a recent tutorial from the same author, "Top 10 
Tricks and Tips for the svn MPlayer" that focuses on MPlayer usage. 

Long hours of fun ahead!

Note: you can use the Tutorial of the Week Discussion Thread to suggest 
tutorials or howtos. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1154431

== The Planet ==

=== Philipp Kern: Infinote-based Gobby hits Karmic ===

Gobby 0.5 (or to be more precise 0.4.92) just hit the Karmic Koala. It 
is sadly not protocol compatible to the old version but it features 
local undo and redo! Furthermore it's not yet stable on-the-wire wise. 
The software itself is fairly stable but it could be a bit bumpy if the 
server protocol version goes out of date. If you want to try it out on 
earlier versions, Philipp is offering backports in the Infinote PPA for 
Intrepid and up. https://launchpad.net/~infinote/+archive/ppa Thanks to 
Greg Heynes, there will also be a KDE client for Gobby, called... Kobby! 

=== Ryan Troy: New Ubuntu Forums LoCo Administrator ===

Ryan announces that Joeb454 who has been a staff member on the Ubuntu 
Forums for quite some time has offered to take over the managing of the 
LoCo sub-forums. The Forum Council gave Joe the big +1’s he needed. We 
believe Joe will do a great job taking care of the details. So, if you 
have a LoCo forum and need help or need one get with Joe. 


== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 Released - The Karmic Koala Chronicles ===

Softpedia's Marius Nestor says that while everybody is enjoying Ubuntu 
9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), somewhere deep in the Ubuntu headquarters the 
developers are working hard to bring us all the new stuff that happens 
in the Linux world today. Ubuntu 9.10, dubbed Karmic Koala, which is 
scheduled for release in late October this year, was recently uploaded 
to the official mirrors. As always, Nestor did not expect something 
exciting from the first, and not even from the next two or three alpha 
versions of Ubuntu. Probably starting with the fifth or sixth alpha we 
will see some big changes, like that professional theme everyone is 
still waiting for, and which Mark Shuttleworth promised us.


=== Xubuntu: A Simple Approach To Ubuntu ===

Linux.com's Rob Reilly says he's always liked Kubuntu but now that he's 
back doing freelance work again, tweaking the very cool resident desktop 
features all the time was beginning to distract him from pursuing fame 
and fortune as a humble word-smith. Having heard that the xfce desktop 
was simple and light, it seemed reasonable to try to speed up his 
article production with a streamlined process. Reilly found that for the 
new Linux user, Xubuntu is an easy to use version of Ubuntu that is 
fast, simple, and reliable. Experienced or "get it done" types will 
appreciate the minimalist approach, that can be beefed up to whatever 
degree that is needed.


=== Next Ubuntu Alpha reveals video change ===

The next Ubuntu should see improved video performance, along with 
updates to the underlying Linux and open-source infrastructure. Ubuntu 
9.10 will feature a new Intel video driver architecture to solve 
problems in Ubuntu 9.04, released just last month. Ubuntu 9.10 will 
switch from the current EXA acceleration method to UXA. A kernel-mode 
setting, meanwhile, will reduce video mode switching flicker during 
start up and - the team said - "dramatically" speed up the suspend and 
resume time.


=== Building Applications Using Ubuntu One ===

Stuart Langridge, a hacker, author, and speaker living in the UK and 
working for Canonical building online services, says that Ubuntu One is 
not just a collection of services for Ubuntu, it’s a platform that you 
can build your own services on. Stuart Langridge explains some of the 
APIs that Ubuntu One offers to developers, what they do, and how you can 
make use of them. You’ll see some examples of applications you might 
want to build that take advantage of data storage in the cloud and 
automatically-synchronised database backing for your apps, and you’ll 
get a glimpse of how to build programs to help people work 
collaboratively through Ubuntu One both on the desktop and on the web.


=== Ubuntu One: Free Online Storage ===

Daniel Pop-Silaghi, Linux Editor for Softpedia, reports that Canonical 
has just released a new "cloud" service for all users: Ubuntu One. If 
you are familiar with services like Dropbox, Ubuntu One apparently does 
the same job. The main features are seamless integration and 
synchronization between multiple machines and a convenient web 
interface. But, while Dropbox works across all main platforms, the 
Ubuntu One application will exclusively be available for Ubuntu 9.04 
operating systems. Ubuntu One is surely a service worth watching, and 
Pop-Silagh says he's sure Canonical has some aces up its sleeve to make 
its new project much more appealing than the competition.


=== Ubuntu 9.04 vs Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks ===

Phoronix's Michael Larabel recalls that last year when he looked at 
Ubuntu versus Mac OS X both operating systems had performed 
competitively. Since then Apple has released a minor update to Leopard 
(v10.5.6) and Canonical last month released Ubuntu 9.04 so he felt it 
was time to compare these latest releases against each other. In looking 
over these results, Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.6 was faster than Canonical's 
Ubuntu 9.04 in 17 of the 29 benchmarks. The graphics performance in 
Ubuntu 9.10, which will be out after the release of Mac OS X 10.6, may 
improve with Intel working to fix its regressions. Beyond improving the 
graphics performance and potentially some minor performance improvements 
thanks to an updated Linux kernel and the newer GCC 4.4 series, we would 
not anticipate the Ubuntu 9.10 performance to be drastically different.


=== Hands on: Canonical aims for the cloud with new Ubuntu One ===

ARS Technica's Ryan Paul tells us that Canonical, the company behind the 
popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, is preparing to launch a new Web 
service called Ubuntu One, which will bring cloud synchronization and 
collaboration features to the Linux desktop. The service is under heavy 
development, but it is expected to be ready for widespread use when 
Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, is released in October. Ubuntu One 
will support tight desktop integration and to achieve that goal, the 
developers are building client software that will make the service a 
seamless part of the desktop experience. The software is currently 
available to beta testers in an Ubuntu Personal Package Archive hosted 
on Launchpad. The source code will be released soon under open licenses 
and is said to be usable on other Linux distributions.


=== Health Check: Ubuntu and Debian's special relationship ===

Richard Hillesley of H-Online notes that Ubuntu is five years old. The 
release of Jaunty Jackalope coincided with the fifth anniversary of a 
meeting that Mark Shuttleworth called of a dozen or so Debian Developers 
in his London flat in April 2004 to map out his project to create a 
distribution that was capable of taking Linux to the masses. During the 
five years since that meeting Ubuntu has sprung from nothing to become 
the most popular Linux on the street. "I'm of the opinion that Ubuntu 
could not exist without Debian", Shuttleworth has written. "So it's 
absolutely my intention to see that Ubuntu is a constructive part of the 
broader Debian landscape. It's vital that Ubuntu help to sustain and 
grow Debian, because it's the breadth and strength of Debian which make 
up the "shoulders of greatness" on which we in the Ubuntu community 
stand when we reach for the stars."


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Ubuntu Fans Move Quickly to Ubuntu 9.04 ===

When it comes to deploying Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), Canonical’s 
installed base seems to be a loyal, eager crowd. A poll conducted by 
WorksWithU, the vast majority of site visitors have already upgraded to 
Ubuntu 9.04.

According to the poll, conducted over the past three weeks:

* 71 percent of WorksWithU readers are already running Ubuntu 9.04
* 11 percent planned to upgrade sometime in April
* 11 percent planned to upgrade within three months
* 5 percent had no plans to use Ubuntu 9.04
* 2 percent planned to upgrade before the end of 2009


=== Dell offers Ubuntu Mini 10 plus SSD option ===

Dell now offers a Mini 10, loaded with Ubuntu for $399 in the U.S. and 
Canada. Addition options exist, such as upgrading to either a 32GB or 
64GB SSD. There is also the possibility of a 6-cell battery or a bigger 
3-cell battery, Tristan Eaton-inspired designs and HD display.


=== Moving Ubuntu Mirror Server ===

Dulmandakh reports on a major boost for the Mongolian Ubuntu community. 
Their mirror repository has just upgraded to a more powerful server from 
Dell. This mirror was started in 2006 to make it easier and faster to 
make package installation and updates - up to 10 times faster. Now, with 
the more powerful server, they expect to be able to serve more Ubuntu 
users and support the FOSS community.


=== Canonical Launching Ubuntu One Storage Service ===

Canonical has begun beta testing a managed storage service — known as 
Ubuntu One — that allows Ubuntu 9.04 users to share and sync files 
between multiple Ubuntu PCs. The service, known as Ubuntu One, is in 
beta and available in two formats:

* Free for up to 2GB of storage
* $10 for a 10GB monthly storage plan

Ubuntu One represents Canonical’s latest attempt to build profitable 
recurring revenue services around the company’s popular Linux distribution.


=== In Defense of the Six-Month Release Cycle ===

The poor experience of many users upgrading to Jaunty has prompted calls 
for a less ambitious Ubuntu release cycle. Instead of pushing out an 
updated version of Ubuntu with a new feature set every six months, some 
have argued, developers should issue new releases less frequently, or 
recommend that only LTS versions be used for production. Ubuntu stands 
out as an impressive exception in a software ecosystem where road maps 
often have little meaning. Since Warty Warthog made its appearance in 
April 2004, Ubuntu has issued a new release every six months exactly on 
schedule, with the singular exception of version 6.06, which was 
deliberately postponed six weeks. In most cases, each new release has 
actually been stable and ready for production use. Ubuntu’s ability to 
meet deadlines provides an aura of reliability and professionalism that 
attracts users on both desktops and servers.


== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast #28 ===

In this episode, Nick and Josh discuss:

* known 9.04 bugs with workarounds
* Adobe Air on 64 Bit Linux
* Dustin Kirklands screen-profiles renamed to Byobu

The recording of this episode got chopped off a bit, but they wanted to 
mention Keith Packard's blog post about the Intel open source drivers. 
http://keithp.com/blogs/Sharpening_the_Intel_Driver_Focus/ Keith has 
been working on X for a long time and talks about how complex the driver 
has become and how its coming along. Thanks to Jorge Castro for the link.


=== WorksWithU Vodcast: Episode #1 ===

Welcome to the WorksWithU vodcast, produced by contributing bloggers 
Joshua Chase and Nick Ali. In this edition, Josh and Nick discuss recent 
Ubuntu developments — including the launch of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty 
Jackalope), plus some key Canonical initiatives and directions. Josh and 
Nick are familiar names to many Ubuntu community members. Both are 
active in the Atlanta Ubuntu Loco, and they speak regularly with 
Canonical insiders as well as Ubuntu industry leaders.


== Meeting Summaries ==

=== Server Team Meeting: May 12th ===

Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online with 
the irc logs here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20090512.

* Merges: mathiaz reminded that karmic had opened and merging was one of 
the favorite activities of the Ubuntu developers these days. He also 
mentioned the list of easy merges [1] published in the Roadmap. These 
packages should not be too difficult and thus are perfect to get used to 
the whole merge process.


* MIT krb5 1.7: coffedude asked about the state of krb5 in Karmic. 
mathiaz explained that krb5 1.7 had been synced from Debian. libkrb53 
will be removed from Karmic once the transition to libkrb5-3 has been 

* Karmic Alpha1: mathiaz reminded that Karmic Alpha1 is scheduled for 
Thursday. Help in iso testing is welcome once the iso candidates are 

* UDS: dendrobates announced that the Server team will have 2 session 
rooms and a break out room for UDS. The sessions will also be randomized 
amongst the physical rooms so that we will not just get to sit in the 
same room. However it may be a little complicated figuring out where to 
go. ttx said that a riddle would have to be solved to get to the right 
room while kirkland hoped for a broken RNG.

More important though was dendrobates announcement that he would buy a 
beer for any server team community team members that shows up. 
dendrobates looks like this [2] and becoming a member of the server team 
is a simple two steps
process [3].

[2]: https://launchpad.net/~dendrobates/
[3]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/GettingInvolved#becomemember

* Web Mirror Manager: gourgi asked whether the web mirror manager [4] 
blueprint would be discussed. nijaba pointed to the relevant blueprint 
[5] in Launchpad which will be discussed in the Fondations track.

[4]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WebMirrorManager

* screen-profiles renamed to byobu: kirkland announced that the 
screen-profiles project had been renamed to byobu, a japanese term for 
elegant folding room dividers, aka folding screens.

* Agree on next meeting date and time: Due to travels and UDS it was 
decided to cancel the meeting for the next two weeks.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 2nd at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.


== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Sunday, May 17, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu-us-az LoCo Team Meeting ====

* Start: 04:00 UTC
* End: 04:30 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-az irc.freenode.net
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Meetings

=== Monday, May 18, 2009 ===

* None listed as of publication

=== Tuesday, May 19, 2009 ===

==== Community Council Meeting ====

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

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

* Start: 14:00 UTC
* End: 15:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting

==== 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 chanel #ubuntu-meeting

==== Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team Meeting ====

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

=== Wednesday, May 20, 2009 ===

==== Americas Board Meeting ====

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

==== 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: 16:00 UTC
* End: 17:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

=== Thursday, May 21, 2009 ===

==== 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

==== Packaging Training: Reviewing New Packages ====

* Start: 18:00 UTC
* End: 19:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Packaging/Training

=== Friday, May 22, 2009 ===

* None listed as of publication

=== Saturday, May 23, 2009 ===

* None listed as of publication

== Community Spotlight ==

=== Hall of Fame, Ante Karamatic ===

Ante is one of the oldest contributor to the Ubuntu Server team having 
joined on a Friday, the 11th of November 2005. He is a regular attendee 
of the Ubuntu Server Team meeting and has always specific issues to 
discuss. His insight has also been valuable during most of the sessions 
at past Ubuntu Developer Summits. While he considers that Ubuntu Server 
is a rock-solid product he still has a list of small improvements that 
should be made.

His bug triaging and packaging skills are put in full action while 
helping out a wide variety of packages such as the redhat-cluster suite, 
drbd and bacula. During the last release cycle he also worked on an 
improved out-of-the box experience for dovecot and postfix. As you can 
see Ante has a definite interest in everything related to high 
availability and mission critical components in corporate environments.

Whenever he finds time to come down from his snowboard and reach his 
computer you'll find him hanging out in the ubuntu-server IRC channel 
helping out with support requests, discussing webserver benchmarking or 
planning for the next feature he's working on to move Ubuntu Server 
another step ahead.

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

=== Security Updates ===

* USN-774-1: MoinMoin vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-774-1
* USN-776-1: KVM vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-776-1
* USN-775-1: Quagga vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-775-1
* USN-776-2: KVM regression - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-776-2

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

* None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

* None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

* None Reported

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

* udev 141-1.2 - 
* pptpd 1.3.4-2.1ubuntu1.9.04.1 - 
* mysql-dfsg-5.0 5.1.30really5.0.75-0ubuntu10.2 - 
* foomatic-db-engine 4.0.0-0ubuntu6.1 - 
* claws-mail-extra-plugins 3.5.0-3ubuntu1.1 - 
* awstats 6.7.dfsg-5.1ubuntu0.1 - 
* metacity 1:2.25.144-0ubuntu2.1 - 
* xen-3.3 3.3.0-1ubuntu9.2 - 
* pm-utils - 
* libxi 2:1.2.0-1ubuntu1.1 - 
* evolution 2.26.1-0ubuntu2 - 
* sqlite3 3.6.10-1ubuntu0.1 - 
* sqlite3 3.6.10-1ubuntu0.2 - 
* openjdk-6 6b14-1.4.1-0ubuntu10 - 

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