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in the Unity UI. "Ted and Cody have released indicator-appmenu 0.0.7
and appmenu-gtk 0.0.8 which are now in Maverick and the Lucid PPA".
Jorge tells users, "We=92re getting close to including the menu by
default in Unity (right now you have to explicitly install it).
There=92s a few issues left to iron out, basically submenus and some
still-partial menus. That=92s where the focus is right now. Seb128 and
didrocks will then determine when to flip the menu on as default. The
DX team are going through existing bugs right now, so now would be a
good time to double check an issue to see if it still affects you."

To read the full post and to find out more go to:

=3D=3D=3D Jorge Castro: Adopt an Upstream: Victor Vargas =3D=3D=3D

At Jorge's Stompbox, check out the great work that Victor Vargas has
been doing with the Rhythmbox packages, and many others. Adopting
upstream packages is a great way to take care of a certain class of
bugs within Launchpad, and Victor is worthy of many kudos in this
regard. Jorge took time to ask Victor how he got started and what tips
he could share with Jorge to pass along to people who might be

To find out more about adopting an Upstream and read the tips Victor
shared go to:

=3D=3D=3D Martin Owens: Free Culture Showcase Gallery =3D=3D=3D

Take a look at Martin Owens' Blog where he discusses the
Ubuntu-Artist=92s deviantArt group. The group now has a gallery for all
Free Culture Showcase submissions. "Anyone can post to the gallery" so
check out this entry to find out how to share your artwork.

If you are an artist and want to get involved with Ubuntu-Artist's
deviantArt group or you want to find out more about the Free Culture
Showcase Gallery go to:

=3D=3D=3D Mike Rushton: FOSScon 2010 followup =3D=3D=3D

This article is a great overview of several workshops at FOSScon 2010.
 LeftyFB and Joe travel to Rochester NY, and share their findings.
Discussed in the article was Jorge Castro's talk.  Here's what the
writer had to say:

"Then we were off to =93Learning how to fish: A self-help guide to
finding Linux help on the internet=94 by Jorge Castro from Canonical.
This talk was a complete opposite from the previously mentioned. Jorge
is insanely good at giving a presentation. He first went on about how
people perceive getting help in open source projects and hit the nail
on the head doing so. Then he went on to how things should be done.
Everything from how to properly use google, search forums and
contacting the right people to get the most bang for your buck. Add to
that, Jorge was very good at keeping everyone included in the
discussion by asking questions from the audience and even adding in
some topics that were brought up."

To read the full review of FOSSCon, and see the pictures from the event go =

=3D=3D In The Press =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D The Spirit of Ubuntu =3D=3D=3D

Emery Fletcher accounts his experience of introducing Ubuntu to his 88
year old father-in-law. Who, after surmounting the usual growing pains
accompanying a new Operating System, introduced Ubuntu to his home
aid, a Haitian man by the name of R.C.. R.C. happened to be assisting
a school in Haiti by gathering donated computer hardware to send down
to one of the schools devastated by the recent earthquake. Ron
provided several CDs of Ubuntu 9.04 to accompany R.C. and those
donated computers to Haiti.

For more information and to read this wonderful example of "The Spirit
of Ubuntu" in full got to:

=3D=3D In The Blogosphere =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D The Future of Nautilus =3D=3D=3D

Take a look at the future of Nautilus in Garrett LeSage's weblog post.
This is a great 'work in progress' view with some UI screenshots and
concept ideas. One of the overall goals is the goal to give Nautilus
"All the functionality that you need. Nothing you don=92t." For those of
us who enjoy using Nautilus, this is a must read article.

For more information go to:

=3D=3D=3D Introduction to Unity Launcher =3D=3D=3D

Christian Giordano writes about the Unity launcher and how it's
changing. One of the biggest concerns and challenges in the Unity
theming is making it touch friendly. Unlike a dock, where icons scale
to size depending on the number, the menu in Unity uses an accordion
effect to maximize screen real estate, while allowing for larger
icons, which will be useful when on touch devices. Christian also
includes information on finding keyboard shortcuts and a video demo
for Unity.

To find out more about the Unity Launcher go to:

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 10.10 so far =3D=3D=3D

OMG!Ubuntu! posts a review of the Alpha 1 release of Maverick Meerkat.
They cover some of the package changes and updates, as well as the
beginning changes to design and usability that will hopefully make
10.10 even better.

To read about the Alpha 1 changes go to:

=3D=3D=3D New Post-Release Repository For New Applications Starting With
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat =3D=3D=3D

Beginning with Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, a new repository will be
available to users. "" will be a repository of newly
created applications that were not immediately available during the
current development cycle. This repository is scheduled to be
integrated into the Software Center, under a "What's New" section.
This will only be applicable to applications that are not dependencies
for other applications and not for content, documentation, media or
developer tools and libraries.

=3D=3D In Other News =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Open Invention Network Announces Associate Member Program and
Recruits Canonical As Its First Associate Member =3D=3D=3D

The Open Invention Network has created an associate member program to
better work with open source companies with regards to patent laws and
open source technology. Canonical is the first company to join the

To find out more about Open Invention Network and Canonical go to:

=3D=3D=3D Canonical Sponsoring Akademy =3D=3D=3D

The Akademy Conference will take place on July 3rd through July 10th
in Tampere, Finland.

Akademy is the annual conference of KDE's developers and contributors.

Canonical is the founder and principal commercial supporter of the
Ubuntu project, including Kubuntu and will be sponsoring the annual
Akademy Conference this year.

To find out more about The Akademy Conference got to:

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu One on Mobile for Maverick =3D=3D=3D

In this article, Martin Albisetti discusses research and initial
development for mobile contacts syncing in Ubuntu One for Maverick.
Integration into the Android platform is planned. Martin states, "As
we finish our research and initial development, we will announce the
features that will be rolled out and probably open up for testing in
our alpha phase to a small group of lucky people."

For more information on Ubuntu One's mobile contacts syncing and how
you can get this feature go to:

=3D=3D=3D N900 vs Nexus One: a comparison =3D=3D=3D

If you are trying to decide between the Nexus One and the n900 or
maybe you just want to know a little more about both then this blog
may be just what you are looking for.   The writer looks at the
following areas:

 * Browser
 * Contacts & IM
 * Calling
 * E-Mail
 * Maps
 * Camera & Photos
 * Hardware
 * 3rd Applications
 * User experience
 * Geek experience
 * Other stuff

For more information read the full post and decide for yourself n900
or Nexus one. The full article and comparison can be found at:

=3D=3D=3D Full Circle Magazine Issue 38 =3D=3D=3D

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
are proud to announce the release of our thirty-eighth issue.

This month:
 * Command and Conquer.
 * How-To : Program in Python - Part 12, NEW SERIES: Virtualization,
and Browser Blogging.
 * Review - Ubuntu 10.04.
 * Top 5 - Favourite Applications.

plus: MOTU Interview, Ubuntu Games, My Opinion, My Story, and all the
usual goodness!

Get it while it's hot!

=3D=3D Featured Podcasts =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu UK Podcast - The Fresh Air Cure =3D=3D=3D

Ciemon Dunville, Tony Whitmore, Alan Pope and a bit of Dave Walker
bring you an outdoor episode 10 of season 3 of the Ubuntu Podcast from
the UK LoCo Team, featuring the last of our interviews from the Ubuntu
Developer Summit.

In this week=92s show:-

 * We talk about about what we=92ve been doing including buying freedom
hating laptops and ereaders, installing Easy Peasy, dealing with
encrypted home directories, buying freedom loving phones, donating
money to free software developers, joining the EFF, trashing grub and
upgrading the box to Ubuntu 10.04.

 * We interview the enthusiastic Kiwi, Benjamin Humphrey from the
Ubuntu Manual project

 * In the news since the last time we did this segment all those weeks ago:=
  * VLC 1.1.0 released
  * Microsoft on a downward spiral
  * More Linux viruses and trojans on the horizon
  * Command Line Google
  * Skype announces SkypeKit developer tools
  * Adobe kills off 64-bit flash (for a bit)

 * We mention some upcoming events:-
  * Barcamp Blackpool =96 3rd July 2010, a free unconference at
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Casino.
  * Europython =96 July 19th =96 24th in Birmingham, UK.
  * ORGCon =96 24th July at City University in London.
  * OSSBarCamp UCD Dublin 25-26 September 2010

 * Our last interview from UDS-M in Brussels with Seif Lotfy,
Zeitgeist developer

 * We discuss some Ubuntu related news in the
  * Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft=AE Windows=AE
  * 64-bit Ubuntu =91not recommended=92
  * Testdrive GUI under development
  * Thunderbird contact sync in Ubuntu One
  * Operation Cleansweep

 * Finally we have your feedback.

 . OGG download High:
 . OGG download Low:
 . MP3 download High:
 . MP3 download Low:

For more information on the Ubuntu-UK Podcast go to:

=3D=3D=3D At Home with Jono Bacon - Weekly Video Cast Summary =3D=3D=3D

Jono Bacon's weekly ustream community question and answer session. The
June 23rd, 2010 cast can be found at:

=3D=3D Ubuntu Development Team Weekly Meeting Minutes Links =3D=3D

 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for June 22nd, 2010 -
 * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from June 22nd, 1010 -
 * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for June 22nd, 2010 -
 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for June 22nd, 2010 -
 * Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting Minutes for June 23rd, 2010
 * Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for June 25, 2010 -

=3D=3D Upcoming Meetings and Events =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Monday, June 28th, 2010 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Security Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 17:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda: Nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up. Weekly Ubuntu
Security Team catch-up meeting. Anyone is welcome to join if they want
to watch, contribute, etc.

=3D=3D=3D Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Mobile Team Meating =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 13:00 UTC
 * End: 14:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Introduction to C#: Session 4 =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 20:00 UTC
 * End:  21:00 UTC
 * Location: #ubuntu-classroom on
 * Agenda: None given as of time of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D Technical Board Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End: 15:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Desktop Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 16:30 UTC
 * End: 17:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-desktop on
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Kernel Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 15:00 UTC
 * End: 16:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda: https:/

=3D=3D=3D=3D QA Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-quality on
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A =3D=3D=3D=
 * Start: 18:00 UTC
 * End: 19:00 UTC
 * Location: Web:
 * Agenda: This is a weekly videocast by the Ubuntu Community Manager,
Jono Bacon in which he discusses a range of topics and also provides a
regular weekly Q+A.

=3D=3D=3D=3D Edubuntu Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 19:00 UTC
 * End: 20:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D Thursday, July 1st, 2010 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ayatana UX team meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End: 12:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda:  * Introductions * Review team charter * Organize first UX
activity * Brainstorm future UX activities

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Java Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End: 15:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Translations Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 15:00 UTC
 * End: 16:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D Friday, July 2nd, 2010 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Maverick Weekly Release Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 15:00 UTC
 * End: 16:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D BugJam =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 20:00 UTC
 * End: 22:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-dc, #ubuntu-bugs on
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D DC Loco IRC meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Start: 22:00 UTC
 * End: 23:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D Sunday, July 4th, 2010 =3D=3D=3D

None listed as of publication

=3D=3D Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04 =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Security Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * USN-952-1: CUPS vulnerabilities -
 * USN-953-1: fastjar vulnerability -
 * USN-955-1: OPIE vulnerability -
 * USN-955-2: libpam-opie vulnerability -
 * USN-954-1: tiff vulnerabilities -

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 6.06 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * cupsys 1.2.2-0ubuntu0.6.06.19 -
 * tiff 3.7.4-1ubuntu3.8 -

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 8.04 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * cupsys 1.3.7-1ubuntu3.11 -
 * python-cjson 1.0.5-1ubuntu0.8.04.1 -
 * tiff 3.8.2-7ubuntu3.6 -
 * fastjar 2:0.95-1ubuntu2.1 -
 * chkrootkit 0.47-1.1ubuntu0.3 -

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 9.04 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * cups 1.3.9-17ubuntu3.9 -
 * python-cjson 1.0.5-1ubuntu0.9.04.1 -
 * opie 2.40~dfsg-0ubuntu1.9.04.1 -
 * tiff 3.8.2-11ubuntu0.9.04.6 -
 * fastjar 2:0.97-3ubuntu0.1 -
 * libpam-opie 0.21-8build1.9.04.1 -

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 9.10 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * cups 1.4.1-5ubuntu2.6 -
 * python-cjson 1.0.5-2ubuntu0.9.10.1 -
 * opie 2.40~dfsg-0ubuntu1.9.10.1 -
 * tiff 3.8.2-13ubuntu0.3 -
 * fastjar 2:0.98-1ubuntu0.9.10.1 -
 * libpam-opie 0.21-8build2.1 -

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 10.04 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * kpackagekit 0.5.4-0ubuntu4.2 -
 * ubuntuone-client 1.2.2-0ubuntu2 -
 * evolution-data-server -
 * cups 1.4.3-1ubuntu1.2 -
 * python-cjson 1.0.5-2ubuntu0.10.04.1 -
 * opie 2.40~dfsg-0ubuntu1.10.04.1 -
 * tiff 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.3 -
 * fastjar 2:0.98-1ubuntu0.10.04.1 -
 * libpam-opie 0.21-8build3.1 -
 * telepathy-sofiasip 0.6.2-1ubuntu1 -
 * gedit 2.30.3-0ubuntu0.1 -
 * gtksourceview2 2.10.4-0ubuntu1 -
 * vinagre 2.30.2-0ubuntu1 -
 * gnome-keyring -
 * evolution-data-server -
 * libgnome-keyring 2.30.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * light-themes -
 * rhythmbox 0.12.8-0ubuntu7 -
 * gnome-desktop 1:2.30.2-0ubuntu1 -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * farsight2 0.0.17-2ubuntu2 -
 * kpackagekit 0.5.4-0ubuntu4.3 -
 * podsleuth 0.6.7-1~lucid1 -
 * gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-0ubuntu0.1 -
 * libgnomekbd 2.30.2-0ubuntu0.1 -
 * evince 2.30.3-0ubuntu1 -
 * brasero 2.30.2-0ubuntu1 -
 * eclipse 3.5.2-2ubuntu4.2 -
 * libsoup2.4 2.30.2-0ubuntu0.1 -
 * openjdk-6 6b18-1.8-0ubuntu2 -

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