Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 228

Amber Graner akgraner at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 15 22:34:37 UTC 2011

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 228 for the week August
7 - 13, 2011.

== Links to UWN ==

 * Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue228

== In This Issue ==

 * Inclusive membership
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * LoCo News
 * Ara Pulido: Core components in Ubuntu Friendly for 11.10
 * Charlene Tessier: Do You Know a Closet Ubuntu User?
 * Mark Shuttleworth on patents, tablets and the future of Ubuntu
 * Revamped Software Centre Preview Lands in Ubuntu 11.10
 * Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Review | Oneiric Ocelot
 * Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
 * And much more!

== General Community News ==

=== [Oneiric] linux kernel 3.0.0-8.10 uploaded (ABI Bump) ===

Linux kernel 3.0.0-8.10 has been uploaded for Oneiric. See this post
for a list of the most notable changes including bug fixes and
enabling of some missing IPv6 options.


=== Vacant Developer Membership Board seat: Call for nominations ===

Mackenzie Morgan (maco) has stepped down from the DMB and the board is
now calling for nominees to the vacant seat on this board. Learn the
qualifications for nominees and how to apply for this position from
this post by Iain Lane to the ubuntu-devel-announce list


=== Inclusive membership ===

In this post, Mark Shuttleworth discusses recognizing contributors
work on different projects such as upstream projects, and how to best
integrate Ubuntu membership for these contributors without diluting
the cohesive nature of the membership.


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

    * Open (88862) -199 over last week
    * Critical (188) +5 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (47123) -525 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 Oneiric ===

 1. Spanish (10754) -1128 over last week
 2. Brazilian Portuguese (52083)-971 over last week
 3. English (United Kingdom) (53466) -1227 over last week
 4. French (76507) +337 # over last week
 5. German (78830) -59 # over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/ and

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

 * Improve sound level at login - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28396/

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/

=== Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week ===

 * How to save output from command (eg. diff) into a variable -
 * How do I update Ubuntu? -
 * Why did Thunderbird replace Evolution in 11.10? -
 * Is there a mininal, command-line-only distribution of Ubuntu or
similar that runs within MS Windows -
 * What are the ethics of having a company "sponsor" a loco team
event? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/56963/what-are-the-ethics-of-having-a-company-sponsor-a-loco-team-event

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

== LoCo News ==

=== Randall Ross: More Delicious Jam! ===

Want to contribute to Ubuntu? See this article for information on
upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in September, and how to get involved.


=== Charlene Tessier: Street Tested - Ubuntu Slogan ===

"Ubuntu. What is it?" This is the slogan tested out by the Ubuntu
Vancouver Loco at a local Farmers Market. Find out how this circular
question can help to introduce non-Ubuntu users to the concept of


=== Elizabeth Krumbach: Partimus at KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy on Sunday ===

Elizabeth Krumbach shares a day of pizza, Ethernet cables and many
Ubuntu installs when herself, Partimus board members Christian
Einfeldt and Grant Bowman and volunteers from Ubuntu California, San
Francisco Linux Users Group and Bay Area Linux Users Group came
together at KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy to set up several Ubuntu
systems in the school.


== The Planet ==

=== Michael Vogt: New apt hits oneiric ===

Oneiric has gotten a new apt, so after the initial bumps as all
packages are rebuilt against the new ABI we can expect less ABI breaks
in the future as well as easier transitions since the library has been
moved into a proper library package.


=== Pasi Lallinaho: New Xubuntu website taster ===

The Shimmer team has been hard at work on a new themes for Plymouth,
LightDM and a new web site for Xubuntu. The site is switching from
Drupal to Wordpress and there is a teaser screenshot of things to come
and invites feedback.


=== Ara Pulido: Core components in Ubuntu Friendly for 11.10 ===

Ara Pulido shares the list of Core and Extra Components as decided
upon in the first meeting of the Ubuntu Friendly programme.


=== Ara Pulido: Ubuntu Friendly is not a certification programme (and
other misconceptions) ===

Ara Pulido clears up some misconceptions about Ubuntu Friendly, the
community-driven hardware validation program, specifically pointing
out that Ubuntu Friendly is not a certification program and will not
substitute the Ubuntu Certification Process.


=== Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Help Ubuntu improve Server guide ===

The Ubuntu server team asks for assistance on updating chapters in the
Server guide. They also include a tutorial on how to use launchpad in
order to get your updates to the team.


=== Charlene Tessier: Do You Know a Closet Ubuntu User? ===

Charlene Tessier tells her story of a booth visitor wanting to learn
about Ubuntu but finding out that her partner already had it. Tessier
then challenges us to spread the word. Have a similar story? Add it to
the active discussion.


=== James Page: Jenkins for Ubuntu Oneiric: Call for Testing ===

James Page walks us through how to install Jenkins, a job monitor, on
Oneiric Ocelot in order to make sure it's well tested before release.


=== Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Natty Gets OpenStack Book ===

Over at cloud.ubuntu.com, Kim0 announces the availalbity of the
"OpenStack Beginners guide for Ubuntu Natty".


== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Gains Linux 3.0 and Thunderbird ===

Katherine Noyes at PCWorld summarizes some of the most anticipated
changes in the upcoming 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" release. Included are:
Linux Kernel now 3.0, new Unity desktop, Thunderbird by default,
Ubuntu Software Center redesign, and Gwibber improvements.


=== Mark Shuttleworth on patents, tablets and the future of Ubuntu ===

Check out this interesting discussion between TechCentral editor
Duncan McLeod and Mark Shuttleworth where they discuss patents and
patent reform, cloud computing, Unity and future plans, including work
with tablets and Canonical's business model.


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Revamped Software Centre Preview Lands in Ubuntu 11.10 ===

Joey Sneddon discusses the GTK3 version of Ubuntu Software Center now
available on Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha. Included are many screenshots that
show a few key changes in the makeover.


=== Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Review | Oneiric Ocelot ===

Haven't taken a look at Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot yet? Check out
this article linuxnov.com has put up reviewing the development release
of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, Alpha 3.


=== Canonical Working to Put Ubuntu on the 'App Development Map' ===

Christopher Tozzi from thevarguy.com shares an article about how
Canonical is calling for feedback from application developers on how
Ubuntu can become the top choice platform for them and all app


=== Revamped Dash Design Shown Off for Ubuntu 11.10 ===

Joey Sneddon walks us through the proposed changes to the way the dash
in unity looks and behaves. These changes are already available in the
unity-2d development branch. Screenshots and information on adding the
unity-2d development branch PPA are available.


=== Ubuntu 11.10 Latest Updates Revealed The New LightDM Login Theme |
Video Preview ===

Take a look at a screenshot and a video of the new LightDM login Theme
available in the Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 development release available
from this linuxnov.com article.


== In Other News ==

=== The Six Best Linux Community Server Distributions ===

Over at linux.com, Carla Schroder, Author of "the Book of Audacity",
"Linux Cookbook", "Linux Networking Cookbook" and many how-to Linux
articles, shares a very thorough list of the 6 best Linux server
distributions. Find out where Ubuntu Server stands in the ranks.


== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for August 9th, 2011:
 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for August 9th, 2011:
 * Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for August 9th, 2011:
 * Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for August 11th, 2011:

== Monthly Team Reports: July 2011 ==

See here for the team report for July 2011:

If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get
your team started:

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at
fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

== Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * [USN-1186-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1187-1] Linux kernel (Maverick backport) vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1188-1] eCryptfs vulnerabilities -

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===


End of life - April 2013 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * ecryptfs-utils_83-0ubuntu3.
 * adobe-flashplugin -
 * cups-pdf 2.5.0-17squeeze1~lucid1 -
 * flashplugin-nonfree-
 * opensaml2 2.3-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * db2exc-amd64 9.7.4-0lucid3 -
 * db2exc 9.7.4-0lucid1 -
 * debian-installer 20081029ubuntu102.11 -

End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===

 * ecryptfs-utils-
 * adobe-flashplugin -
 * cups-pdf 2.5.0-17squeeze1~maverick1  -
 * flashplugin-nonfree-
 * preseed 1.45ubuntu0.1 -

End of Life - April 2012

=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===

 * ecryptfs-utils-
 * adobe-flashplugin -
 * flashplugin-nonfree-
 * bcmwl -
 * dell-recovery 0.98.2 -
 * garcon 0.1.6-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * soya 0.15~rc1-3ubuntu0.1 -
 * udisks 1.0.2-4ubuntu2 -
 * grub-gfxpayload-lists 0.2.1 -
 * aptdaemon 0.41+bzr646-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * xorg-server 2:1.10.1-1ubuntu1.2 -
 * gnome-keyring 2.92.92.is.2.32.1-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * gnome-power-manager 2.32.0-2ubuntu2.1 -
 * cups-pdf 2.5.1-3~natty1 -
 * w-scan 20101001-1ubuntu0.2 -

End of Life - October 2012

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