Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #192

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Mon May 10 00:52:55 BST 2010

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 192 for the week May 2nd
- 8th, 2010. In this issue we cover: Maverick is open for development,
Call for Ubuntu User Days Instructors, Window indicators, New Ubuntu
Regional Membership Boards, Maverick UDS Translations Sessions, Patch
Day Success, Ubuntu Open Week en Español closes on high note, Ubuntu
Open Week – Lucid: Community, Canonical, Collaboration, Call For
Nominations: Ubuntu Women Leader Leadership Committee, Ubuntu Server and
Apache Tomcat – supporting MuleSoft, Full Circle Podcast #6: Mark’s
Space Brain from the Future, and much, much more!

== In This Issue ==

 * Maverick is open for development
 * Call for Ubuntu User Days Instructors
 * Window indicators
 * New Ubuntu Regional Membership Boards
 * Maverick UDS Translations Sessions
 * Patch Day Success!
 * Ubuntu Open Week en Español closes on high note
 * Ubuntu Open Week – Lucid: Community, Canonical, Collaboration
 * Call For Nominations: Ubuntu Women Leader Leadership Committee
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * LoCo News
 * Launchpad News
 * The Planet
 * In the Press & Blogosphere
 * Ubuntu Server and Apache Tomcat – supporting MuleSoft
 * Full Circle Podcast #6: Mark’s Space Brain from the Future
 * Upcoming Meetings & Events
 * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Maverick is open for development ===

Martin Pitt has announced that Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 is now open
for development. Those of you who are already on the maverick-changes[1]
mailing list will have noticed, but now it is official. Developers are
encouraged to sign up and dig in to help make the next version of Ubuntu
the best it can be.

 [1]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/maverick-changes

You can find out more information about Ubuntu Maverick at:


=== Call for Ubuntu User Days Instructors ===

It's time to start planning for the second Ubuntu User Day! This time it
will be held on June 5, 2010. We are going to attempt to fill 24 time
slots so that everyone around the world has the ability to participate
in the User Day! You can find out more information about Ubuntu User
Days by visiting the Ubuntu User Day wiki page [1] or the planning wiki
page [2]. To sign up to lead a session, visit the Course Suggestions
wiki page [3] and look through the course suggestions that we have
provided. We are also willing to take your suggestions on other courses
to teach, just keep in mind that Ubuntu User Days are geared towards new
and newer Ubuntu Users. You can see the logs [4] from the last Ubuntu
User Day to see some of the courses that were taught then. Please feel
free to email me if you have any questions and I look forward to working
with you soon.

 1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays
 2. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDaysTeam
 3. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDaysTeam/CourseSuggestions
 4. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays/Logs/January2010

To view original announcement go to:

=== Window indicators ===

Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Founder and Canonical VP of Product Design,
introduces “windicators” --his new idea for the Ubuntu Desktop

The Ayatana Indicators work has given us a crisp, clean basis for
indicators in the panel. We’ve said they will all look a particular way,
and behave a particular way. And we’ve said they will be placed on the
right of the panel. But why limit indicators to the panel? Let’s make it
possible for applications to use indicators themselves, for all the
things that indicators are good at:

 * Conveying a particular state, such as whether or not the application
is connected
 * Providing a handle for the indicator menu, to modify that state

We’ll start with “window indicators”, or “windicators” for fun.
Windicators are indicators displayed in the window title bar that behave
just like the indicators in the panel: they have an icon which shows
state, and clicking on the icon brings up a menu. Applications can
create, update and remove window indicators using an API more or less
like the AppIndicator framework first put to use in 10.04 LTS.

We’ve carefully placed all the panel indicators on the right, and we’ve
carefully put the window controls and window title on the left. So now
we have all this space on the right. As a pattern, it would fit to put
the window indicators there. Cody Russell is leading some work at
Canonical around the technology which actually draws the window title
bar and borders. It’s called “client side window decorations”. We are
moving the rendering of the window decorations into the app itself, so
that you don’t have the window manager and application drawing those
pieces separately. That simplifies certain things (of course it also
makes some things harder).

If you want to know more about "windicator" and Mark's ideas for the
desktop please go to: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/333

=== New Ubuntu Regional Membership Boards ===

It’s been two years since we introduced the Regional Membership Boards
and since then they have done a fantastic job recognizing the
contributions of new Ubuntu members. The term of most board members in
the Americas, Asia/Oceania  and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
ended, and the Community Council asked for nominations. Here are the new
members of the Membership Boards:


 * Elizabeth Krumbach
 * Belinda Lopez
 * Nathan Handler
 * Duda Nogueira
 * Mackenzie Morgan


 * Matthew Lye
 * Khairul Aizat Kamarudzzaman
 * amachu:
 * Robert Collins
 * Emmet Hikory
 * Muhammad Takdir
 * Melissa Draper


 * Laura Czajkowski
 * Alan Pope
 * Dennis Kaarsemaker
 * Stéphane Graber
 * Oliver Grawert
 * David Rubin

Congratulations to everybody who made it on board, and thanks a lot to
everybody who put hard work into keeping the Regional Membership Boards
up and running.


=== Maverick UDS Translations  Sessions ===

David Planella, Ubuntu Translations, discusses the future of the Ubuntu
Translation efforts.

Engines are warming up for the next Ubuntu Developer Summit next week in
Brussels, and on the Community track we’ve got a rich set of  sessions
to discuss a lot of topics around Translations. These  will  help
shaping up the road map for the next version of Ubuntu, the Maverick

We  discussed the sessions in the last  translations meeting and they
have now all been scheduled. You can also see the overview on the wiki,
although they will all be tracked from the linked  blueprints. Here they

 * Translations  community round table
 * Launchpad  Translations round table
 * Desktop  and Translations round table
 * Kubuntu  Translations round table
 * Translations  Community Advocacy
 * Translations  Community Learning Content
 * Translations  Community Events
 * Extend  the translations reporting site
 * Translation  teams health check
 * Launchpad  Translations Reporting API
 * Developer  education on localization
 * Universe  is translatable in Launchpad
 * Improve  Translations Packaging for Help in Ubuntu  Applications
 * Proactive  bug detection
 * Fixed  schedule for translation updates
 * Creating  a localized help.ubuntu.com
 * Improving  communication with translators in  Launchpad

We're already looking forward to seeing everyone again in Brussels, it’s
going to be epic once more!


=== Patch Day Success! ===

The first Patch Day [1], was held on May 5, 2010.  We were able to
review 111 bugs with patches over a 49 hour period. There were 185
un-reviewed bugs in the queue at the start of Patch Day which came down
to 74 un-reviewed bugs by the end of the day [2], and down to 69 as of

Special thanks go out to all the folks who helped us review patches.
Your assistance has helped us do 60% of what we targeted. Review Leads,
thank for volunteering your time in helping with Patch Day.

Patch Day is a concept similar to Hug Days, where we will test patches
and forward working patches upstream. If the bug is critical enough, we
will try to get the patch applied in Ubuntu immediately. We'd like your
help to get these submissions reviewed and if necessary sent upstream so
that they don't bit-rot and to encourage people to continue helping us
improve open source software.

 1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PatchDay
 2. http://people.ubuntu.com/~nigelbabu/patch-day-2.jpg


=== Ubuntu Open Week en Español closes on high note ===

The Spanish speaking community has wrapped up its Ubuntu Open week. The
IRC sessions offered the community a chance to learn, network and share.
The event was organized by the Central American LoCo ninjas. Sessions
covered topics like, new features in the different desktops, Community
building, Documentation session, Bug triaging, General community
orientation, and even a historical recap session highlighting all the
achievements of Ubuntu as a project so far.

This Open Week featured the use of Lernid, which made joining much
easier for people who had never used IRC before and ClaseBot, a ClassBot
clone made ready by the great Nathan Handler and the ClassBot folks. A
special session dedicated to feedback also gave users an open mic to
express their opinions on the event. the session was very refreshing and
energizing for the organizing party. It was a very interesting week
filled with Ubuntu spirit for all participants. Looking forward to
Ubuntu User Day.


=== Ubuntu Open Week – Lucid: Community, Canonical, Collaboration ===

Ubuntu Open Week took place last week. It was the 8th Open Week to date.
Ubuntu Open Week is a week long event with everything from “Ask
Mark” (an hour long Q&A session where Ubuntu Founder and Canonical VP of
Product Design answers questions from the community) to an introduction
to Ubuntu development.

There were Q&A sessions from the Canonical Desktop, Server, Kernel and
Community teams. The Canonical developers really take time to make
themselves available to the community and answer curious questions, or
just point to how the community can help in particular areas of Ubuntu.
Speaking of community participation, Jorge Castro, from the Community
team, gave instruction on how people who want to contribute to the
Maverick Meerkat, Ubuntu 10.10 release can do so through remote

This Open Week also had sessions focused on empowering LoCo teams.
Members from the LoCo Council were on hand to answer questions from the
community during their LoCo Council Q&A session. Leandro Gomez's session
on marketing your LoCo Team, showed teams how to use different tools and
techniques to let people know what their LoCo team is doing. He also
covered recruiting new members for your team, the use of social sites,
blogs, podcasting, and the creation of simple but effective newsletters.
Randal Ross's sessions delved into energizing an Ubuntu Community, and
marketing Ubuntu locally. Randall noted that doing so is a great way to
get people energized about not only the software, but also the ethos.
Other sessions covered more technical aspects of Ubuntu, patch
reviewing, adopting a package, being an upstream contact, proactive
security, bug reports and Ubuntu development. It was another awesome
Ubuntu Open Week packed full of everything Ubuntu.

If you missed any of the sessions, or just want to read through a
particularly great one you attended, you can follow this link
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek and click on any title to view
the session logs.

=== Call For Nominations: Ubuntu Women Leader Leadership Committee ===

Early this week Amber Graner, the current leader of the Ubuntu Women
Project, opened up nominations for the Ubuntu Women Project Leadership

Amber writes, the Ubuntu Women Project Team is moving from the
transitional appointed Leader to a New Ubuntu Women Project Leadership
Committee of 3 co-leaders. This committee is loosely based on the
TresChix approach that some chapters of LinuxChix use.

For More information on the team elections please go to:


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

 * Open (80551) +1165 over last week
 * Critical (25) -1 over last week
 * Unconfirmed (36398) +749 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 Lucid ===

 1. English (United Kingdom) (912) -20 over last week
 2. Spanish (11449) -76 over last week
 3. Brazilian Portuguese (36213) -92 over last week
 4. French (40298) -4 over last week
 5. German (55724) -16 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx", see more
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/

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

 * Include the word 'Ubuntu' in the ubuntu dictionary -
 * Too many hardware support issues after new installation. -
 * Display configuration presets for laptops -
 * Evolution lost when minimized on another desktop -
 * Add an option to instantly reboot another OS (without make reload the
BIOS) - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/24745/

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 ==

=== LoCo Teams, Leaders, and Lessons Learned: Florida Team ===

The Ubuntu Florida LoCo Team kicked off the newest Interview Series:
LoCo Teams, Leaders, and Lessons Learned. In this interview the Florida
LoCo Team lead and contact Chris Crisafulli talks about the tools the
team uses, events they attend. The interview also lists advice and help
ideas for other LoCo teams. Read the full interview at the link below.


=== Lucid release party in Beijing! ===

The Ubuntu China LoCo Community hosted a party May 8th in the Traktirr
Russian Restaurant, Beijing, in order to celebrate the release of 10.04
LTS. Everybody, from newbie to hacker, was warmly welcomed. They
scheduled some lectures, but hope that everyone comes for the fun of the
release party. They had cake, free CDs, and other freebies to hand out.
We look forward to hearing more about their release party soon.


=== Scottish Lucid Release Party ===

The Strathclyde University’s Union Lounge in Glasgow was the scene for
the Scottish Lucid Release Party on May 6th. In addition to the social
part of the party, there were demonstrations of the 4 official Ubuntu
derivatives (including the brand new Lubuntu),and free CDs for all.


== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad meet-up Brussels 12th May ===

Some of the Launchpad team will be in Brussels next week for UDS, so
it’s a great opportunity to head to the local watering hole to meet up
with other Launchpad users

Come join us at Delirium Café from around 8pm on Wednesday the 12th of
May. Look out for the people in Launchpad and Ubuntu t-shirts.

 * What: Launchpad meet-up
 * Where: Delirium Café, Impasse de la Fidélité, 4A – 1000 Brussels
 * When: From around 8pm on Wednesday the 12th of May

Delirium Cafe: http://www.deliriumcafe.be/

Delirium Cafe(Google Maps):


=== The Economist and Launchpad ===

The on-line team at The Economist[1] recently set up a Launchpad
project[2], using a commercial subscription[3]. Matthew Revell asked
Mark Theunissen, from The Economist Group, about their plans. They use
almost all open source in their stack, and they customize. They chose
Launchpad for its usability and excellent tool set. Read more of the
interview at the link.

 [1]: http://www.economist.com/

 [2]: https://launchpad.net/economist-magic

 [3]: https://launchpad.net/+tour/join-launchpad#commercial


=== Ubuntu package suggestions ===

The Ubuntu packages portlet lists the most recent project packages in
Ubuntu’s main archive. But there are thousands of Ubuntu packages that
are not linked to a registered Launchpad project. The links are needed
to forward bugs upstream, sync translations, and get the latest project
code. The portlet now suggests unlinked packages.

You can help Ubuntu and the project by selecting the right package.
There are many cases where the project’s name is different from the
Ubuntu package, and you can search for an alternate package. You can
also state that the project is not packaged in Ubuntu.

After the project is linked to an Ubuntu package, it is possible to link
it to other project packages from the All packages page. You can also do
this from the project’s series pages.

Update: Have a look at the Gedit Developer Plugins project’s overview
page for an example. https://launchpad.net/gdp


=== Automatic generation of translation templates ===

Last year, we integrated Launchpad Translations with Launchpad’s code
hosting, meaning you could import both translations and templates from a
Bazaar branch and also export translations to a branch. Even at the
time, we knew that the story wasn’t complete: you still had to somehow
generate your translation templates (in the form of GNU gettext’s .pot
files) and get them into your Bazaar branch before people could start
translating your project in Launchpad. However, we also knew that
automatically generating translation templates was a big task. I’m now
pleased to say that Launchpad can automatically generate the templates
on your behalf. To learn how to get it all set up for your project,
visit the link below.


== The Planet ==

=== Akademy 2010 Travel Requests ===

This is a friendly reminder to get your travel subsidy requests in
sooner rather than later*. As many of you have noticed, The KDE Akademy
conference has been growing in size over the years. We try our best to
provide support to community members to attend, but funding is always

Many of you are familiar with the travel request procedure, but everyone
should review the reimbursement policy to be familiar of any policy
changes. Also, when you send your request please include a summary
estimate of costs when you request travel funding.

 * Two weeks before the event is later rather than sooner.


=== Philippines 2010 Elections and Ubuntu ===

The Philippines 2010 Election will be using an electronic counting
machine for the first time. The Linux-powered machines were provided by
Smartmatic and the ROMs are managed by (and supposedly programmed in)
Ubuntu. Yes, Ubuntu has a major role to play, albeit obscurely, in the
country’s history.


== In The Press ==

=== Review: Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" 10.04 LTS ===

Eugenia of OS News thinks the installation is much simpler and more to
the point that ever before. She really liked the look and feel of it. In
all cases, either installing from scratch (in 2 of her laptops), or
upgrading (in the rest of her 2 laptops), everything worked perfectly.
She remembers back in the day when upgrades occasionally would break X11
etc, but not this time. Loading Ubuntu is now super-fast. It loads at
around 10 seconds on her hard drive-based laptops, and in about 15
seconds on my SSD-based ones. The new login screen is beautiful and
functional. Only thing she'd like added in that screen would be a
battery life indicator. It is her opinion, that Ubuntu is by far the
most usable Linux distribution, and for many people it's perfect as a
replacement to Windows and Mac OS X. Back in the day there were a lot of
"but" when someone was suggesting Ubuntu as a complete replacement, but
she thinks that the distro has come a long way, and delivers the goods.


=== Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx First Impressions ===

James Pyles was featured on LXer with what he saw with Lucid Lynx.
First, he was surprised with how fast he could download it only 24 hours
after it had been released.  And this was with a direct download from
Ubuntu.com.  He ran the ISO directly in a VMware Workstation 7 - he
doesn't normally install a brand new release on his production machine.
Using the easy install method the installation was quick and was almost
totally a hands off experience.

=== Ubuntu Lucid almost shines ===

Alastair Otter, for MyBroadband.co.za, took a look at Lucid Lynx and the
first thing that caught is eye was the new theme. "It is horrible" and
"the new look is dark and unappealing" were his comments.  Once he got
past that, though, there were things that he did like.  MeMenu and
Gwibber, though somewhat basic, is a good start for social networking.
For him, PulseAudio has finally begun to work right.  Although used to
working with the command line to install and configure applications, he
likes what he sees of the Software Center.  He also appreciated the
speed on booting and switching between applications, and the Ubuntu One
Music Store which has finally become available in South Africa.  More
information is available at the link.

=== Ubuntu 10.04 arrives with extended support (and less brown ) ===

Although the focus on stability means that Lucid's roster of new
features is shorter than usual, it still brings some impressive
enhancements. One of the most noticeable changes is a completely new
theme that radically departs from the distro's previous signature style.
The fancy feline has shed Ubuntu's traditional brown coat and is
sporting a sleek new look with an updated color palette. The new theme,
called Ambience, has black trim, orange highlights, and an aubergine
wallpaper. The visual redesign is part of a broader branding overhaul
that will help to modernize Ubuntu's image. True to the LTS label, Lucid
seems relatively robust.


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Ubuntu 10.04 - Perfect ===

Six months ago Bryan Lunduke declared Ubuntu 9.10 to be the best version
of Linux he had ever used on a desktop computer. In fact, he went on to
call it “almost perfect“. The only thing that kept it from being perfect
was that it wasn't a LTS version. So Ubuntu 10.04 is important. This is
a release we are going to be using for the next two years, and it is the
release that many companies will measure up against Windows and MacOS X.
But how does it stack up? Ubuntu 10.04 ups the ante significantly by
bringing polished features that Windows 7 and MacOS X users simply do
not have. The user experience is clean and elegant, with an almost
timeless quality to it. The functionality is advanced and the
integration between applications superb. Add to this the fact that
Ubuntu 10.04 has 3 years of full support ahead of it, and it is by far,
the best operating system for desktops, laptops and netbooks available


=== Mark Shuttleworth: No Gnome-Shell In Maverick ===

Every Ubuntu release is followed by Ubuntu Open Week during which Mark
Shuttleworth holds a Q&A session where users can ask him pretty much

A condensed selection of highlights follow:

 * Maverick will not be coming with the GNOME Shell interface by default
but will be available to download via the repos.
 * RGBA transparency will more than likely be enabled by default
 * Missing those indicator tooltips in Lucid? Well, they won’t be
returning for the Meerkat.
 * Remember that “application ballot screen” brainstorm idea that I
hated? When asked if Ubuntu could have something similar Mark said no,
reasons being that: “one of the really strong values we have is that two
users of ubuntu should, by default, either be having the same
experience, or be expert enough to understand why they are not.”
 * No plans to support blu-ray playback out of the box due to the usual
 * The Ubuntu Netbook Moblin Remix idea has been dropped
 * He was asked if Nautilus-Elementary could become default. He
responded that whilst he hadn’t seen it that it ‘seems to be generating
a lot of excitement’.

The full transcript can be read @


=== The other Ubuntu Linux distributions ===

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ComputerWorld likes Ubuntu 10.04 a lot, but
while he likes its GNOME 2.30 interface, he also likes other interfaces
such as KDE. It would be nice if Ubuntu could also play MP3s, common
video formats, and Flash from the get-go. You can install all these, and
other extras from the Ubuntu repositories, but there's also a
wide-variety of Ubuntu spin-offs that come ready to give you the
functionality you want right out of the box. For Steven's summary on the
other Ubuntu versions, including his take on each one, visit the link


=== Ubuntu 10.04 Gets Free Manual ===

Christopher Tozzi at WorksWithU posts a review of the new Ubuntu Manual
that was created for 10.04 by the team lead by Benjamin Humphrey. The
Ubuntu Manual is aimed at non-technical new users. Christopher likes the
manual and says it reaches out well to non-geeks by not going into every
little detail and every little option available. Instead they worked on
making the default install as clear to the new user as possible. He is
also impressed with how well organized and presented the Ubuntu Manual
is, especially compared to some of the Ubuntu Wiki pages, which are not
always well written or edited. Christopher does admit that it's not as
complete as the wiki, but says that's okay as it covers everything he
can think of that a new, non-technical user might want to know.
Christopher seems quite happy to be able to have the Ubuntu Manual as
something he can direct new users to.

To post a full review, see:

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Server and Apache Tomcat – supporting  MuleSoft ===

Earlier this year, MuleSoft approached Canonical with the desire to
partner with them, to improve their default java container, Tomcat, for
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server. The idea was to make Tomcat on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
easier to download, install, and configure on Ubuntu than JBOSS is on
RHEL. The Ubuntu Server engineering team worked with Mulesoft
engineering to update Tomcat upstream and those updates were pulled into
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. We are now pleased to announce that the Apache Tomcat
package for Ubuntu has been updated and refreshed to the latest Apache
release (6.0.26).

Mulesoft is a great example of our ISV community stepping up with key
community contributions. With Ubuntu being community driven, Mulesoft
worked closely with Ubuntu Server engineering to bring the Tomcat
packages up to the latest release and pushed those changes upstream.
Contributions from the community are key to the success of Ubuntu.
MuleSoft also provides enterprise class support for running Apache
Tomcat on Ubuntu Server in mission-critical deployments. If you use
Tomcat and have servers running in test or production, check out
MuleSoft’s add-on product for Tomcat, called Tcat Server.


=== ZaReason are now sponsors of the World Play Day competition! ===

ZaReason has kindly come forth as a sponsor for the Ubuntu Women World
Play Day competition! Cathy and Earl of ZaReason have kindly offered
their support by donating a Terra A20 netbook[1] and a gold USB



This means that the competition can now offer 3 prizes! Not only that,
after contacting Canonical CEO Jane Silber, we can confirm that she
would be honored to choose the second netbook prize! For a listing of
all the donated prizes, and information on the drawings, please visit
the link below.


=== Canonical licenses H.264 – Theora out for the count? ===

Canonical LTD, is currently the only Linux company to license H.264/AVC,
the patented non-free technology used to compress video and favored by
companies such as Apple & Microsoft for HTML5 Video. What’s interesting
is that the rival to H.264, is the free and open codec, Ogg Theroa. One
would naturally assume it would be the favored choice for a Linux
distribution’s parent to support. With Canonical putting their weight
behind H.264, and already having the most popular desktop Linux
distribution, this might tip the scales to H264 adoption for HTML5 video
on the web. And does this mean Ubuntu 10.04 LTS users are covered and
can install H.264 to their systems without worrying about patent issues?

 * Update: Mark Shuttleworth has helped clarify the issue: "I believe
the licenses he's referring are purely in support of OEMs in specific


=== 3+ months and 300+ great people ===

Matt Asay of Canonical says: "I’ve been at Canonical for just over three
months now, and have only met a fraction of the company’s 330-plus
employees. Those that I have met, however, are exceptional. This is, of
course, one of the core mantras that drives Canonical: hire the best of
the best, wherever they may live. In this picture you can see three of
those “best of the best,” and some of my favorite people (from left to
right): Rick Spencer (Engineering Manager, Desktop with the most
understated sense of humor in anyone I know), James Troup (IT guru and
slipper wearer), and Matt Zimmerman (CTO and rock star)."

"These people are why I love Canonical. The products we work on are
great, and the customers who are joining us are awesome. But the people
with whom I get to interact every day…? Exceptional."

"If you care to join Canonical and think you would enjoy working
alongside this crowd, take a look at our jobs page and let me know where
you’d fit."

 * Canonical jobs page: http://www.canonical.com/aboutus/employment


=== Full Circle Podcast #6: Mark’s Space Brain from the Future ===

Your Hosts: Robin Catling, Ed Hewitt, Dave Wilkins, with audio by
Victoria Pritchard

 * Ubuntu 10.04 Released!
 * Ubuntu Manual Released
 * Ubuntu’s Indicator Menus
 * Pre-order Ubuntu 10.04 ShipIt CDs
 * Ubuntu 10.10 – Windicators!

FCM Podcast #6 - MP3:

FCM Podcast #6 - OGG:


== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, May 10, 2010 ===

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

 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 17:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up.

=== Tuesday, May 11, 2010 ===

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

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

==== Developer Membership Board ====

 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End: 15:00 UTC
 * Location: Not listed as of publication
 * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Ubuntu Bugsquad Monthly Meeting ====

 * Start: 15:00 UTC
 * End: 16:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
 * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad/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

==== Server Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 18:00 UTC
 * End: 19:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

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

 * Start: 23:00 UTC
 * End: 24:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings

=== Wednesday, May 12, 2010 ===

==== Foundation Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 16:00 UTC
 * End: 17:00 UTC
 * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:  Not 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/

==== Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A ====

 * Start: 18:00 UTC
 * End: 19:00 UTC
 * Location: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/at-home-with-jono-bacon
 * Agenda:  Not listed as of publication

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

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

=== Thursday, May 13, 2010 ===

==== Ubuntu Women Project Meeting ====

 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End: 13:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-women-project
 * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Meetings

==== Ayatana UX team meeting ====

 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End: 12:30 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

=== Friday, May 14, 2010 ===

 * None listed as of publication

=== Saturday, May 15, 2010 ===

==== BugJam ====

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

==== DC Loco IRC meeting ====

 * Start: 22:00 UTC
 * End: 23:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-dc
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Sunday, May 16, 2010 ===

 * None listed as of publication

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * USN-936-1: dvipng vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-936-1
 * USN-937-1: TeX Live vulnerabilities -

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

 * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

 * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

 * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Updates ===

 * installation-guide 20081208ubuntu5.1	-
 * sbuild 0.59.0-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * apt-mirror 0.4.6-0ubuntu3.1 -
 * texlive-bin_2007.dfsg.2-7ubuntu1.1_powerpc_translations.tar.gz-
 * dvipng-
 * update-manager 1:0.126.10 -
 * landscape-client	-
 * gdm 2.28.1-0ubuntu2.2 -

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * dssi-vst 0.8-2ubuntu2 -
 * visualvm 1.2.2-0ubuntu2 -
 * rabbit 0.6.1-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * kgb-bot 1.01-3ubuntu0.1 -
 * simplecommeubuntu 10.04 -
 * update-manager 1:0.134.8 -
 * oggconvert 0.3.2-3ubuntu1.1 -
 * gwibber -
 * planner 0.14.4-1ubuntu2build1 -
 * obexd 0.22-0ubuntu2 -
 * system-config-printer	1.2.0+20100408-0ubuntu5.2 -
 * etherboot 5.4.4-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * logcheck 1.3.7ubuntu1 -
 * ghostscript 8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.1 -
 * php5 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.1 -
 * nut 2.4.3-1ubuntu3.1 -
 * gwibber -
 * kde-l10n-ptbr 4:4.4.2-0ubuntu7.1 -
 * libgdata 0.5.2-0ubuntu1 -
 * nvidia-graphics-drivers 195.36.15-0ubuntu3	-
 * arkeia -
 * clamav 0.96+dfsg-2ubuntu1.1 -
 * xubuntu-default-settings 10.04.8 -
 * gvfs 1.6.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * gnome-keyring 2.92.92.is.2.30.1-0ubuntu1	-
 * poppler 0.12.4-0ubuntu5 -
 * totem 2.30.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * libanyevent-perl 5.240-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * synaptic 0.63.1ubuntu7 -
 * clamav 0.96+dfsg-2ubuntu1.2 -
 * vlc 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * qbzr 0.18.6-0ubuntu1 -
 * texlive-bin_2009-5ubuntu0.1_ia64_translations.tar.gz-
 * dvipng-
 * gource (delayed)-
 * soprano 2.4.2+dfsg.1-0ubuntu1.1 -
 * taglib 1.6.3-0ubuntu1 -
 * apt -
 * cairomm 1.8.4-0ubuntu1 -
 * pangomm 2.26.2-0ubuntu1 -
 * mountall 2.15 -
 * smart-notifier 0.28-2ubuntu1 -
 * kdebase-runtime 4:4.4.2-0ubuntu4.1 -
 * lirc 0.8.6-0ubuntu4.1 -
 * glib2.0 2.24.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * glibmm2.4 2.24.2-0ubuntu1 -
 * hal 0.5.14-0ubuntu6 -
 * eclipse 3.5.2-2ubuntu4.1 -
 * cloud-init 0.5.10-0ubuntu1.1 -
 * mysql-dfsg-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.1 -
 * indicator-applet 0.3.7-0ubuntu1 -
 * netbook-launcher 1:2.1.18-0ubuntu1 -
 * gdm 2.30.2-0ubuntu1 -

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