Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #168

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 15 21:57:01 GMT 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #168 for the week 
November 8th - November 14th, 2009. In this issue we cover: UDS: How to 
participate even if you aren't attending, Lucid translation imports are 
now active, New Ubuntu Developers, New York State Release Celebration, 
The Planet: Dustin Kirkland, Shane Fagan, Arkeia Releases Free Network 
Backup Software for Ubuntu, Canonical and Creative Commons Meet 
Donations Target, 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 ==

* UDS: How to participate even if you aren't attending
* Lucid translation imports are now active
* New Ubuntu Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* New York State Release Celebration
* The Planet: Dustin Kirkland, Shane Fagan
* In the Press & Blogosphere
* Arkeia Releases Free Network Backup Software for Ubuntu
* Canonical and Creative Commons Meet Donations Target
* Upcoming Meetings & Events
* Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== UDS: How to participate even if you aren't attending ===

UDS begins this week in Dallas, TX and it's going to be another rockin' 
kickoff for a new Ubuntu release. Lucid Lynx is will be in heavy 
discussion for the developers and community at large.

Remote participation is encouraged, via IRC, Lifestream, Gobby and Live 
Stream. There are a number of EXTRA channels to join as each room at the 
venue will have a different track topic in it every hour. So it’s not by 
Stream type so you do have to keep an eye on the time table. I’m posting 
today so you know in advance. The Overall discussion, including plenary: 
#ubuntu-devel-summit on freenode.

Discussion Channels – The tracks are shuffled around different rooms, so 
the irc channels are /per room/, not per track. Here are the channels, 
which corresponds to the room of the session in the schedule.

* #ubuntu-uds-waverly
* #ubuntu-uds-stanford
* #ubuntu-uds-madison
* #ubuntu-uds-esmeralda
* #ubuntu-uds-mayflower
* #ubuntu-uds-riviere
* #ubuntu-uds-vinoy
* #ubuntu-uds-presidente
* #ubuntu-uds-riogrande
* #ubuntu-uds-lonestar1
* #ubuntu-uds-lonestar2
* #ubuntu-uds-lonestar3
* #ubuntu-uds-alamo1
* #ubuntu-uds-alamo2

For Icecast – see the link here: http://icecast.ubuntu.com/

A stream of all Ubuntu and UDS posts made to Identi.ca, Twitter, and 
Flickr can be found at http://summit.ubuntu.com/media/lifestream.html or 
if you just want to follow a certain track here is a list of them

* @udscommunity: http://identi.ca/udscommunity
* @udskernel: http://identi.ca/udskernel
* @udsqa: http://identi.ca/udsqa
* @udsfoundations: http://identi.ca/udsfoundations
* @udsmobile: http://identi.ca/udsmobile
* @udsdesktop: http://identi.ca/udsdesktop
* @udsserver: http://identi.ca/udsserver

Gobby is an on line editor that allows any number of participants to 
add, edit or delete content to a document. Gobby is being used at UDS to 
collaborate on the specifications that are being written and to 
facilitate remote participation. To take part, please install Gobby 
(available in universe) and tell it to connect to gobby.ubuntu.com. You 
will be presented with a list of documents being edited. During any 
session or meeting, and particularly at the end of one, please do make a 
local backup of your documents. WARNING: There is a new gobby in karmic, 
gobby-infinote, we will NOT be using this at UDS since we need for 
people on older releases to participate. Ensure you are using the 
“gobby” package.

One other thing, on freenode you are limited to joining a maximum of 20 
IRC channels. If you need to join more you need to join #freenode and 
ask a staff member there to allow you to join 20+. UDS schedule can be 
found here: http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-l/


=== Lucid translation imports are now active ===

Thanks to the wonderful job the Launchpad Translations team has been 
doing in the last few months it is now much easier to open translations 
for a new release. Therefore we're pleased to announce that translation 
imports have now been enabled for Lucid.

This means that packages uploaded to Lucid will have their translations 
stripped and put in the imports queue straight away. In this way, they 
will be processed much earlier and it will avoid backlogs of imports as 
it's been the case in some previous releases.

Translations will still not be visible to translators in the web UI. The 
team would like to at least wait until the first round of imports has 
been done and do some clean-up of the templates.

In that respect, there are two points they would like to discuss with 
the UTC team:

* Making translations visible: I'd like to get some feedback on when you 
think it would be best to make translations visible on the web UI. This 
time we can do it straight away much earlier than usual, and I'd like to 
hear your thoughts on that. They've got message sharing in place, which 
means that translations done in Lucid will make it into Karmic and vice 
versa, but if they open translations early will also mean that those 
teams not working closely with upstreams might start working on 
translations before the upstream teams, leading to a potential 
duplication of work.

* Translation templates and the imports queue. In order to allow the 
imports queue to be more automated and require less manual maintenance, 
it would be very useful to document the cases in which automatic imports 
do not work before the queue starts getting full. This way the Launchpad 
Translations developers will be able to improve or cater for those 
cases. To that purpose, Arne has started a wiki page to coordinate this 
effort [1]. I would encourage you to follow the instructions there to 
contribute to a more automated imports process.

* [1] 


=== Edubuntu Council Elections ===

As you may have noticed, the Edubuntu project has been going through 
some big changes recently. Something they have been working on with the 
Ubuntu Community Council for a while now is to have the Edubuntu Council 
back to a reasonable size (5 members).

That's why, today, they are announcing that there will be an election 
for new Edubuntu Council members. Jordan Mantha will be resigning from 
his Edubuntu Council position due to time constraints from his new job. 
The two remaining members, Jonathan Carter and Stéphane Graber will be 
running for re-election.

How will the election work:

* First week (#47, next week), they'll be taking candidates on the 
following wiki page: https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Edubuntu/Council/Election

* On the week after (#48), the Ubuntu Community Council will set-up a 
vote where all edubuntu-members will be asked to vote and choose the 5 
candidates they want as Edubuntu Council members.

* Early on the week after that (#49), the 5 new Edubuntu Council members 
will be announced by the Ubuntu Community Council and be added to the 
Launchpad team.

During the election process, the current Edubuntu council remains as it 
currently is.

Ubuntu members will be able to make nominations by adding themselves to 
the https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Edubuntu/Council/Election or propose a 
candidate anonymously by contacting an Edubuntu Council member who will 
add that person the wiki page. The Edubuntu Council will then forward 
the list of nominees to the Community Council.

The Community Council will set up a vote for Edubuntu Members and 
announce the results of the election. In the case where the new Edubuntu 
Council member is not an Edubuntu Member, they will receive Edubuntu 
Membership concurrently. Edubuntu council elections will occur annually, 
existing members may re-apply.


=== New Ubuntu Developers ===

MC Meeting 2009-11-13:

* Mackenzie Morgan was voted into the MOTU team.
* Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MacoMorgan Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~maco.m MOTU app: 
* Charlie Smotherman was recommended for upload rights for Quickplay, 
Upnp-Inspector and Pylirc.
* Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CharlieSmotherman Launchpad: 
* David Henningsson was voted into the Contributing Developers team.
* Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Diwic Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~diwic Developer app: 

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

* Open (74528) +1454 over last week
* Critical (30) +2 over last week
* Unconfirmed (38335) +919 over last week
* Unassigned (65268) +1331 over last week
* All bugs ever reported (348233) +4438 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 Karmic ===

1. Spanish (14060) -307 over last week
2. Brazilian Portuguese (49154) -2 over last week
3. French (50270) -403 over last week
4. Swedish (68771) +188 over last week
5. English (United Kingdom) (76218) -1220 over last week

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 ===

* Thunderbird indicator applet - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22405/
* Switching display on laptops should appear in Notify-osd - 
* Gnome power manager has a restrictive interface - 
* /home/username/Public is not relevant when the user chose to encrypt 
her folder - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22410/
* PIM sync with cellphone, PDA, netbook, etc. are not good enough - 

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 ==

=== New York State Release Celebration ===

The New York State Ubuntu Community held their Karmic Release Event on 
Sunday. They had an awesome event once their first speaker actually 
showed up, about an hour late. They had two talks about FOSS and Ubuntu. 
Elizabeth (pleia2), gave an abbreviated introduction to contributing to 
FOSS. They also had time after the talks to enjoy pizza, sodas, and have 
discussions about Ubuntu and computers. Pictures at the link.


== The Planet ==

=== Dustin Kirkland: Results of the Ubuntu Virtualization Survey ===

A big thanks to everyone that participated in the Ubuntu Virtualization 
Survey. I am pleased to share the results with you now. 

* Results: 
* Answers: 

I will provide a few of my own observations, but we are very interested 
in your own conclusions!

* There were a total of 354 responses -- excellent feedback!

* Nearly 2/3 of all responders use virtualization on Ubuntu every day -- 

* Over 3/4 of responders have VT acceleration -- that's overwhelming, I 
think, and it supports our focus on KVM.

* Still, there's 21% of responders who cannot use KVM. kqemu has been 
deprecated by upstream QEMU, so I think VirtualBox represents the best 
option at this point for non-accelerated virtualization.

* 36.7% of responders most use VirtualBox, 22.6% most use KVM. 
VirtualBox is in Universe and essentially unmaintained by Canonical 
(though some community individuals are doing an excellent job 
maintaining it!). I don't know what the business opportunity is around 
VirtualBox. But it is clear that it's popular among Ubuntu users. People 
really like the interface and the usability. And we could probably 
really improve the experience for a large number of Ubuntu 
virtualization users with some dedicated Canonical effort to clean up 
the VirtualBox bug backlog.

* My survey design was evidently flawed on Question #3, as a large 
number of people "wrote in" an "EC2" answer there. This is an 
interesting approach, as it diminishes the importance of having VT on 
the local system.

* In terms of interfaces, virt-manager and virsh are both lagging behind 
kvm-from-the-command-line and VirtualBox. I don't know if this means 
that we should, or should not invest more in the libvirt-based tools. Is 
the lack of a good GUI for KVM hindering its adoption? I think this data 
says so...

* Finally, the overwhelming majority suggests that better documentation 
is simply required for Ubuntu virtualization. I wonder how we should 
approach solving this? Is this something that we as engineers should be 
able to just crank out ourselves? Or should we tap into the 
Ubuntu-Documentation-Team, and attempt to rally a virt-documentation 
blitz from some more skilled tech writers?

In summary, I think the most important observations were:

* The overwhelming number of respondents have access to VT hardware.

* VirtualBox is quite popular in the wild, despite a lack of Canonical 

* The lack of a better user-interface is hindering KVM's adoption.

* Better documentation is undoubtedly requested.


=== Shane Fagan: Parental Control ===

I've done a good bit of work recently on parental control to get it 
ready for the UDS. It currently works but it takes a little bit of 
effort (you have to start the daemon in command line). I'm going to be 
making it simpler to use next. Ive also made some more changes to the UI 
so please keep translating 

Thanks so much to everyone who has worked on it so far!

=== Dustin Kirkland: Introducing Testdrive ===

I'm pleased to introduce a new package I have created for Ubuntu called 
testdrive! Testdrive makes it simple to run any Ubuntu release in a 
virtual machine, safely, and without affecting your current Ubuntu 
installation. http://launchpad.net/testdrive

This is a great way to "try out" the Ubuntu release beyond your current 
version, before upgrading. For example, if you're still running Ubuntu 
9.04, you could testdrive Ubuntu 9.10 before committing to the upgrade.

You could also testdrive a different flavor of Ubuntu, such as Xubuntu, 
Kubuntu, Netbook Remix, or the Ubuntu Server. This is great way of 
learning more about the Ubuntu galaxy, as well as introducing yourself, 
to the wide world of virtualization in Ubuntu.

I expect that testdrive will be very useful to Ubuntu developers, 
testers, and bug triagers during the Lucid development cycle, as these 
people will be able to test Lucid's daily ISOs throughout the cycle, and 
in particular at the release milestones for ISO-acceptance-testing.

Visit the link below to find out the prerequisites, how to install 
testdrive, and how to run the app. Dustin will also be giving a talk at 
UDS in Dallas where he'll demo testdrive as an example of what we can do 
with KVM and Virtualization in Ubuntu.



== In The Press ==

=== 10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business ===

Jack Wallen, writing for TechRepublic, feels that businesses will like 
Ubuntu 9.10, and lists 10 reasons for feeling that way.
1. The new Software Center that includes commercial programs.
2. Ubuntu One, with it's ability to synchronize between machines 
3. Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Images that are easily downloaded and installed.
4. Quickly, which is a new framework for developers to accelerate the 
development process.
5. Better Intel graphics support with the move from EXA to UXA 
acceleration method.
6. Faster and stronger AppArmor for additional security
7. Blocking module loading to prevent kernel root kits from being installed
8. Boot time, which is getting closer to the elusive 10-second boot time.
9. HAL deprecation in favor of DeviceKit-Power, DeviceKit-Devices and udev.
10. Telepathy, the pluggable framework for real-time communication like 
chat, voice/video over IP and logging.

The full write-up on his reasons can be found at the link.


=== The Karmic Koala - Not Ubuntu's Vista ===

Ghabuntu (ghabuntu.com) defends the allegation that Ubuntu 9.10 is 
similar to the failure of Microsoft Vista. To this writer, Karmic Koala 
is a departure from previous releases due to the addition of new 
functionality, and new can mean bugs. But that new functionality is what 
people have been asking for. He/she recommends that one do a clean 
install to avoid some of the problems associated with upgrades from a 
previous release. You can find the article at the link.


=== Is Ubuntu Broken? ===

Erlik of Tech-no-Media says that there seems to be quite a few concerns 
and complains about recent Ubuntu releases. Are there really that many 
regressions and instabilities with the latest releases of Ubuntu? 
Probably! So is Ubuntu broken? Erlik says he doesn't think so, at least 
not more than most other Linux distributions. He feels that the problem 
is that we have two kinds of Linux desktops with their own problems. On 
one side you have the sedate LTS releases that are stable and ready for 
the average user, but may be incompatible with newer hardware and 
software. On the other side you have the bleeding edge interim releases 
with all the their problems and breakneck 6 month release cycles. Most 
problems arise when someone wanting a long term solution (a LTS) is 
forced to use an interim release instead because of hardware 
compatibility. In the end there is probably no perfect solution. 

=== Installing Ubuntu 9.10 ===

Softpedia's Marius Nestor states that Ubuntu 9.10, also known as the 
Karmic Koala, arrived exactly on October 29, 2009 and is the eleventh 
release of Ubuntu OS. He has created a tutorial to teach Linux newcomers 
how to install the Ubuntu 9.10 operating system on their personal 
computer. Therefore, it is addressed to people who have just heard about 
Ubuntu, those who have never installed Ubuntu before and want to test 
it, but don't know how. The tutorial will make things very simple for 
you, but if you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the installation 
and you need help, do not hesitate to use Softpedia's commenting system 
at the end of the article! 

=== New Ubuntu OS Features Create Good Karma ===

Jack M. Germain, in an article for LinuxInsider, looks at Karmic Koala 
and overall likes what he sees. Though he had some problems with the 
Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a netbook, still he felt that the improvements 
included in the release were worth it. Among the things he liked were 
the inclusion of Firefox 3.5 and OpenOffice.org 3.1. Most significant to 
him was the Software Center application.


=== Two Simple Suggestions for Ubuntu ===

Christopher Smart of Linux Magazine notes that his last (admittedly 
strongly worded) article ("Hey Ubuntu, Stop Making Linux Look Bad", 
http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7600/1.html) appears to have touched 
quite a nerve out there in the community. Perhaps some readers jumped 
the gun when they saw the title and didn’t read the whole article, or 
perhaps he didn’t make his point clear. Either way, Smart has decided to 
clarify his perspective a little, because he actually does care about 
Linux. Follow this link to read further what Smart has to say: 

=== Computerbank installs Ubuntu on recycled PCs ===

Georgina Swan of ComputerWorld notes that the not-for-profit 
organization, Computerbank Victoria, is installing Ubuntu 9.04 on 
refurbished computers for people with a government healthcare card and 
Australian students. Prices start at $30 and recipients have to sign an 
acknowledgement that they are receiving a Linux-based system. But 
Computerbank is nice enough to install media codecs and flash, and do 
other customizing to make it easier for new and non-technical computer 
users to get up and running right away.


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Nicaraguan schools go Ubuntu ===

The Ministry of Education in Nicaragua wants to put Ubuntu in public and 
private elementary and secondary schools. Their goal is to create a 
derivative distribution based on Ubuntu, that would adapt free software 
to fit the national curriculum. Among those chosen to participate in the 
endeavour is the Nicaragua LoCo team. The author sees this as an 
opportunity both to advocate Ubuntu and to contribute back upstream.


=== Advice Against Upgrading Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 ===

Mathaba is upset with Ubuntu 9.10, due to issues he had with installing 
it on an ASUS laptop. Things that just worked with 9.04 were broken or 
he felt weren't appropriate (such as the login sequence and color scheme 
of the boot screens). On top of that, his migration back to 9.04 was 
made more difficult due to changes in the Master Boot Record from the 
9.10 installation. In all, he felt that there was no advantage in 
upgrading from 9.04 to 9.10


=== Ubuntu 9.10: My First 10 Days ===

Christopher Tozzi of Works With U, has used Ubuntu 9.10 for 10 days now, 
and offers his evaluation, good and bad. He feels that Karmic is a lot 
prettier than it's predecessors, and has faster boot times. Firefox 3.5 
by default he likes, as he does the fact that his wireless card works 
much better. However, even though graphics were better on his laptop, 
his desktop had an unexpected bug affecting Compiz-Fusion, and he may 
have to go back to Jaunty on it. The volume applet has been changed 
(again), and the weather applet doesn't work for him. Plus, there's been 
a change in the way to get flash to work in 64bit, and the init.d script 
for NetworkManager has been updated, but the documentation hasn't. So, 
even though he feels it's a fine release, he feels that there are some 
non-trivial bugs that really need to be addressed.


== In Other News ==

=== Arkeia Releases Free Network Backup Software for Ubuntu ===

David Hamilton, reporting for Web Host Industry Review, notes that 
Arkeia is providing a network backup solution for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. This 
solution is for one free license of Arkeia Network Backup Enterprise 
Edition for Ubuntu granted per individual or or company. It includes one 
server running on Ubuntu and 2 client agents to backup many types of 
client machines including Windows workstations and desktops, and the 
vast majority of Linux machines, Mac OS X and BSD computers. This is now 
available in the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS repository.


=== Canonical and Creative Commons Meet Donations Target ===

Jono Bacon posted on his blog that Melissa from the Creative Commons 
pointed him to the rather good news that Canonical’s offer to match 
Creative Commons donations up to $3000 has already been matched. "Just 
five days ago we announced that Canonical would be generously matching 
every donation dollar for dollar for the next week – up to $3,000. Well, 
we met that goal in record time! Thanks to everyone who donated in the 
past five days and had your donation doubled – for a total of $6,000 
going toward our annual campaign to sustain CC! Many thanks to Canonical 
for their ongoing support of free culture and Creative Commons. We still 
have a long way to go to reach our $500,000 goal for this year’s 
campaign, so please donate today and show your support for a culture of 
sharing!" Thanks to everyone who donated, and if you haven’t donated 
yet, go and contribute! 

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, November 16, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) ====

* Location: Dallas, Texas
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-L

==== Security Team Catch-up ====

* Start: 18:00 UTC
* End: 18:30 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up.

=== Tuesday, November 17, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) ====

* Location: Dallas, Texas
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-L

==== Community Council Meeting ====

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

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

* Start: 13:00 UTC
* End: 14:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

* Start: 15:00 UTC
* End: 16:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

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

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

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

==== LoCo Council Meeting ====

* Start: 20:00 UTC
* End: 21:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncilAgenda

=== Wednesday, November 18, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) ====

* Location: Dallas, Texas
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-L

==== Server Team Meeting ====

* Start: 14:00 UTC
* End: 15:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

==== 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/

==== Americas Membership Board Meeting ====

* Start: 21:00 UTC
* End: 22:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/Americas

=== Thursday, November 19, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) ====

* Location: Dallas, Texas
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-L

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

=== Friday, November 20, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) ====

* Location: Dallas, Texas
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-L

=== Saturday, November 21, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Posts Team Meeting ====

* Start: 22:00 UTC
* End: 23:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntuforums-unanswered
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPostsTeam/Meetings

=== Sunday, November 22, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Gaming Team Meeting ====

* Start: 20:00 UTC
* End: 22:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: None listed as of publication

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

* USN-856-1: CUPS vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-856-1
* USN-857-1: Qt vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-857-1
* USN-853-2: Firefox and Xulrunner regression - 
* USN-858-1: OpenLDAP vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-858-1
* USN-859-1: OpenJDK vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-859-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

* cupsys_1.2.2-0ubuntu0.6.06.15_powerpc_translations.tar.gz- 
* langpack-locales - 
* openldap2.2_2.2.26-5ubuntu2.9_ia64_translations.tar.gz- 

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

* cupsys_1.3.7-1ubuntu3.6_sparc_translations.tar.gz- 
* tzdata 2009r~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

* cups_1.3.9-2ubuntu9.3_hppa_translations.tar.gz- 
* ipsec-tools 1:0.7-2.1ubuntu1.8.10.2 - 
* tzdata 2009r~repack-0ubuntu0.8.10 - 
* openjdk-6 6b12-0ubuntu6.6 - 

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

* cups_1.3.9-17ubuntu3.4_sparc_translations.tar.gz- 
* ipsec-tools 1:0.7-2.1ubuntu1.9.04.2 - 
* linux 2.6.28-16.57 - 
* pulseaudio 1:0.9.14-0ubuntu20.3 - 
* totem 2.26.1-0ubuntu5.1 - 
* nut 2.4.1-2ubuntu4.1 - 
* kaffeine 0.8.7-1ubuntu5.1 - 
* tzdata 2009r~repack-0ubuntu9.04 - 
* openjdk-6 6b14-1.4.1-0ubuntu12 - 
* rxvt-unicode 9.06-1ubuntu0.09.04.1 - 

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Updates ===

* linux-meta - 
* zsync 0.6-1ubuntu4 - 
* libzorpll - 
* kdebase-workspace 4:4.3.2-0ubuntu7.1 - 
* system-tools-backends 2.8.2-1ubuntu1 - 
* gajim 0.12.5-0ubuntu2.1 - 
* adduser 3.110ubuntu7 - 
* jockey 0.5.5-0ubuntu3 - 
* ureadahead 0.90.3-2 - 
* seahorse-plugins 2.28.1-0ubuntu4 - 
* sysvinit 2.87dsf-4ubuntu12 - 
* gtk+2.0 2.18.3-1ubuntu2 - 
* apparmor 2.3.1+1403-0ubuntu27.2 - 
* linux-firmware 1.25 - 
* emacs22 22.2-0ubuntu6.1 - 
* xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu10 - 
* libvirt 0.7.0-1ubuntu13.1 - 
* cups_1.4.1-5ubuntu2.1_sparc_translations.tar.gz- 
* cups_1.4.1-5ubuntu2.1_sparc_translations.tar.gz- 
* emacs23 23.1+1-4ubuntu3.1 - 
* linux 2.6.31-15.50 - 
* cups_1.4.1-5ubuntu2.1_sparc_translations.tar.gz- 
* eucalyptus 1.6~bzr931-0ubuntu7.2 - 
* courier 0.61.2-1ubuntu3 - 
* screenbin 1.3-0ubuntu1.1 - 
* python-profiler 2.6.4-0ubuntu1 - 
* evince 2.28.1-0ubuntu1.2 - 
* gst-plugins-base0.10 0.10.25-2ubuntu1.1 - 
* totem 2.28.2-0ubuntu3 - 
* rott 1.1-3ubuntu0.1 - 
* tzdata 2009r-0ubuntu9.10 - 
* openjdk-6 6b16-1.6.1-3ubuntu1 - 
* eucalyptus 1.6~bzr931-0ubuntu7.3 - 
* libindicate 0.2.3-0ubuntu2 - 
* ubiquity 2.0.9 - 
* root-system 5.18.00-2.3ubuntu2.1 - 
* openafs 1.4.11+dfsg-1+ubuntu0.1 - 
* easytag 2.1.6-1ubuntu0.1 - 
* rxvt-unicode 9.06-1ubuntu0.09.10.1 - 
* drpython 1:3.11.0-3ubuntu0.1 - 

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== Glossary of Terms ==

1. FOSS - Free Open Source Software.
1. IRC - Internet Relay Chat.
1. KVM - Kernel based Virtual Machine.
1. LTS - Long Term Support. - Said of a release that will receive 
support for 3-years/5-years rather than the typical 18 months.
1. MC - MOTU Council - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Council
1. MOTU - Master Of The Universe - Developers responsible for the 
Universe and Multiverse repositories. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU
1. OS - Operating System.
1. PDA - Personal Digital Assistant.
1. UDS - Ubuntu Developer Summit.

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