Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 224

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 19 00:06:55 UTC 2011

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 224 for the week July
11 - 17, 2011.

== Links to UWN ==

 * Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue224

== In This Issue ==

 * Run Ocelot, Run! (Unity Report for 13 July)
 * Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
 * Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Now Open
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Ubuntu Colombia en la Campus Party 2011
 * Better control of your bug mail
 * In Response – Ubuntu Slogan
 * Ubuntu Developer Week: Summary Day 1-4 – Outlook Day 2-5
 * NGO Team Plans for Oneiric
 * Ubuntu Orange is #dd4814
 * Ubuntu Cloud Days, 10 days to go
 * 12.1-inch netbook runs Ubuntu on dual-core Atom
 * Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 Review, Screenshots, Download Links
 * Gwibber Gets Revamped For Ubuntu 11.10: Faster, Lighter, Prettier
 * Featured Podcasts
 * 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 ==

=== Run Ocelot, Run! (Unity Report for 13 July) ===

The Unity team, back from their trip to Dublin, is fresh hacking away
at bugs, and new features. With the upcoming release of 11.10 there is
plenty for community members and all Ubuntu users to help participate
with. There will be many ways to find a bug get your patch into the


=== Ubuntu 11.10 Development update ===

As unity is being hacked away at, Ubuntu developers take time out for
Ubuntu Developer Week where anyone is free to ask the Ubuntu
Developers about the precess of making a Ubuntu release. There is a
new contributor, Juan Negron, who is interviewed in the article and he
has a lot of good information to point out about Ubuntu and Canonical.


=== Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Now Open ===

Looking to go to the next Ubuntu Developer Summit? Sponsorships are
now open from Canonical and waiting for people to apply for them in
order to get everyone who needs to be at the summit, there and


=== Ubuntu Developer Week: Summary Day 1-4 – Outlook Day 2-5 ===

Ubuntu Developer week was held from July 12th through 15th and in a
series of blog posts Daniel Holbach discusses how each day went and
the outlook for the next day.





== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

    * Open (88973) -1492 over last week
    * Critical (154) -1 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (48342) -42 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 Natty ===

 1. [[https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+lang/es|Spanish]]
(7138) -5 over last week
 2. [[https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+lang/en_GB|English
(United Kingdom)]] (10102)
 3. [[https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+lang/pt_BR|Brazilian
Portuguese]] 30214 -5 over last week
 4. [[https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+lang/fr|French]]
42561 -2 over last week
 5. [[https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+lang/de|German]] (59901)

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", see
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/ and

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

 * Make F9 put focus on Status Menus; make F10 put focus on
Application Menus - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28287/
 * More and more laptop come with the nvidia optimus technology. -
 * Requiring a flickr account should not be essential to submitting
new wallpaper - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28255/
 * Save basket songs of Ubuntu Music Store -
 * Creating launchers, starting programs on startup, etc, could be
easier - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28285/

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 and Contributors this week ===

 * Shut down computer from keyboard -
 * Does Canonical pay application developers? -
 * Why does grub store multiple kernels? -
 * Recover deleted data with rm -rf ? -
 * Is it possible to install without a Live CD? -

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Ubuntu Colombia en la Campus Party 2011 ===

Sergio discusses Ubuntu Columbia's participation in Campus Party 2011
and includes a video of his lecture (in Spanish), photos and other
details from the event  (article is in Spanish).


== Launchpad News ==

=== Better control of your bug mail ===

Lauchpad has changed how you subscribe to bugs to customize the bug
mail you receive. You can now filter to receive all changes including
comments, changes that are not comments, or just when the bug is fixed
or re-opened. Subscriptions to all bugs of a project can also be
customized more easily. All subscriptions can also be changed easily
at a later date.


=== Squiggle ===

When you are signed into Launchpad you can now go to
https://launchpad.net/~ and will be automatically redirected to your
launchpad page. If you are not already signed into Launchpad, it will
bring you to a sign-in page. This can also be used with bugs,
blueprints, translations, and answers or any other place your log-in
name would normally go.


=== Echoes from the Dublin Thunderdome ===

The Launchpad team was recently in Dublin for their semi-annual
all-hands event. During this week they focused on user interface
infrastructure resulting in many fixed bugs, improvements in testing,
and some back end changes.


== The Planet ==

=== Elizabeth Krumbach: Can you write article summaries for Ubuntu
Weekly News? ===

Elizabeth talks about some of the work that goes into publishing the
Ubuntu Weekly News (hey, that's us!) each week and does a call for
volunteers who can help write article summaries for links collected
throughout the week.


=== Charlene Tessier: In Response – Ubuntu Slogan ===

In the last issue of UWN we published Charlene's initial call for the
need of a Ubuntu slogan. Here she discusses and responds to the the
responses her post generated and reviews some of the suggested


=== Ubuntu NGO Team: NGO Team Plans for Oneiric ===

A brief explanation of the purpose and goals of the NGO Team, and an
overview of the plans for the 11.10 cycle. Plans include modifications
to their case study template, reaching out to community members who
have been working with NGO projects and pushing forward on the
software packaging front.


=== Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu Orange is #dd4814 ===

What exact color is the ubuntu orange? It's #dd4814! This article and
its comments show how the Ubuntu brand is using the color.


=== Andrew SB: Can i haz answers? ===

AskUbuntu.com is growing, expanding, and getting more questions,
Andrew shares some statistics and talks about how you can help. Also
includes a funny picture of a cat.


=== Jono Bacon: Thunderbird In Ubuntu 11.10 ===

Jono Bacon talks about his switch from Evolution to Thunderbird when
he upgraded to 11.10 and how it impacted him as a user.


=== Ara Pulido: What is a Core Component? ===

Ara has been hard at work on the Ubuntu Friendly hardware project and
in this post discusses and asks "What is a Core Component?" She ends
with a request for feedback from the community, including "What
components are vital for your laptop/netbook?" and "What components in
your desktop you couldn't live without?"


=== Harald Sitter: Kubuntu and KDE SC 4.7: A Love Story ===

In this post Harald discusses the extraordinary effort of the Kubuntu
team to bring KDE SC 4.7 to Kubuntu which included the preparation of
130 source packages for upload. He also takes time to thank several
individuals who were instrumental in getting this completed.


=== Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Cloud Days, 10 days to go ===

Ahmed Kamal of the Ubuntu Cloud team reminds the community of Ubuntu
Cloud Days coming up on July 25-26.


=== Ubuntu Women: Hello World! ===

The Ubuntu Women project has launched a blog! Currently they plan on
cross-posting announcements from their mailing list to reach a broader
audience and offering guest posts by their members on a variety of


== In The Press ==

=== Using Ubuntu on the Desktop ===

Using Ubuntu on the Desktop is a chapter from the "Official Ubuntu
Book, Revision 6" which explains the fundamentals of using and
customizing the Ubuntu Desktop, looking at both Unity and the Classic


=== The Five Best Linux Netbook Distributions: 2011 Edition ===

A lot has happened for netbook distributions since last year with
several releases that where not ready now finally hitting the shelves
and some others disappearing.


=== 12.1-inch netbook runs Ubuntu on dual-core Atom ===

The Asus Eee PC 1215P comes with all the bells and whistles one
expects from a Netbook with one exception, an unusually large
12.1-inch screen. It will be available with Ubuntu pre-installed in


=== Choosing the Best Linux Desktop: KDE, Unity, GNOME ===

Deciding which desktop to go with has become a complex question.  A
brief look at the Pro's and Con's of Gnome 2/3, KDE and Unity may
assist in making up your mind in the fragmented desktop market.


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 Review, Screenshots, Download Links ===

Manuel Jose from Tech Drive-In blog reviews the new Oneiric Ocelot
Alpha 2 release. He notes that although the system in general became
snappier, it nevertheless collected few annoying bugs as well. Two of
these problems seem to be around keyboard handling, as trivial key
combinations behaved for Manuel in a wrong way.

Additionally, Manuel mentions some of the new software packages and
software versions in the new Alpha release, such as Gnome 3,
Thunderbird and LightDM.


=== First Ubuntu 11.10 LightDM Greeter (Theme) Screenshot ===

Web Upd8 overviews the new LightDM and it's default theme in Oneiric
Ocelot Alpha 2 release.


=== Gwibber Gets Revamped For Ubuntu 11.10: Faster, Lighter, Prettier ===

Joey Sneddon from OMG Ubuntu reviews the new edition of Gwibber that
is coming up in the next Ubuntu release. He overviews the
architectural changes, reasons for those. He reviews the application
and mentions such features as lower memory use and much nicer


=== David Baucum: Features needed in Thunderbird to replace Evolution ===

David argues in his post, that while "Evolution has a very solid
feature set, and great usability and integration, its just some nasty
quirks that pop-up from time to time that keep it back". He notes,
that changing the email client altogether might be too drastic, but
also possibly inevitable in this case.

He also reviews Thunderbird, which is to be the default email client
in Oneiric Ocelot. He points out that while Gmail integration was
quite easy and straightforward, there's no calendaring application by
default, and while Lightning plugins provides that, there's no easily
configured synchronization with Google Calendars. In addition, he
reviews other features in Thunderbird and explains what features need
to be integrated, in his opinion, to make Thunderbird viable
replacement option for Evolution.


=== Unified Messaging Menu / MeMenu Lands In Oneiric, New Power
Indicator Available [Oneiric Updates] ===

Web Upd8 updates us with Messaging Menu / MeMenu being finally added
in the last Oneiric Ocelot update. While not fully implementing all
the blueprint features, it nevertheless shows what's coming next.

Also, a new Power Indicator, which provides an array of useful
features, is available by default now.


== In Other News ==

=== First Flash 11 beta brings 64-bit support to Linux... finally ===

Adobe has released the beta of flash. This new version brings native
64-bit to all platforms and allows 64-bit users on Ubuntu so they can
have less hassle to use the plug-in on their systems.


=== Nuxeo Releases New Open Source ECM Packages for Ubuntu Server ===

The company Nuxeo is allowing their Nuxeo Document Management to be in
Ubuntu's software catalog. Due to Ubuntu's growth Nuxeo felt it was
time to perform such actions and help out their user base already
running Ubuntu.


== Featured Podcasts ==

=== Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Nine: A Mish-mash of Technologies ===

In this episode, Social innovation, open data and FOSSbox

OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1402/0/fullcirclesidepod_ep9_100711.ogg

MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1402/1/fullcirclesidepod_ep9_100711.mp3


== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for July 12th, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from July 14th, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for July 14th, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for July 12th, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for July 15th, 2011 -

== Monthly Team Reports: June 2011 ==

See here for the team report for June 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
ubuntu-news.org: http://ubuntu-news.org/calendars/

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

=== Security Updates ===

 * [USN-1166-1] OProfile vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1169-1] APT vulnerability -
 * [USN-1159-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities (Marvell Dove) -
 * [USN-1161-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities (EC2) -
 * [USN-1167-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1168-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1170-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1150-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities -

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

 * nginx 0.5.33-1ubuntu0.2 -

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * nuxeo-dm -
 * qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.12 -
 * jabberd2 2.2.8-2ubuntu4. -
 * python-apt -
 * dbconfig-common 1.8.44ubuntu1.1 -
 * qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.13 -
 * ldm 2:2.1.1-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * ubiquity 2.2.26 -
 * oprofile 0.9.6-1ubuntu4.4 -
 * libvirt 0.7.5-5ubuntu27.14 -
 * sun-java6 6.26-1lucid1 -
 * python-apt -
 * apt -
 * debian-installer 20081029ubuntu102.10	-
 * base-files 5.0.0ubuntu20.10.04.4 -

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===

 * ubiquity 2.4.9 -
 * pianobar 2010.10.07-1ubuntu0.3 -
 * qemu-kvm 0.12.5+noroms-0ubuntu7.9	-
 * libvirt 0.8.3-1ubuntu19 -
 * sun-java6 6.26-1maverick1 -
 * software-center 3.0.10 -

=== 11.04 updates ===

 * gnome-user-docs 3.0.0+git20110406ubuntu11	-
 * ubiquity 2.6.11 -
 * gstreamer0.10 0.10.32-3ubuntu3.1 -
 * tomboy 1.6.0-0ubuntu4 -
 * pianobar 2011.01.24-1ubuntu0.2 -
 * libvirt 0.8.8-1ubuntu6.3 -
 * pithos 0.3.9-1~ubuntu2 -
 * sun-java6 6.26-1natty1 -
 * apt_0.8.13.2ubuntu4.1_i386_translations.tar.gz-
 * update-manager 1:0.150.3 -
 * q4wine 0.120-r1-3ubuntu0.1 -
 * curl 7.21.3-1ubuntu1.3 -
 * libreoffice-l10n 1:3.3.3-1ubuntu1 -
 * libreoffice 1:3.3.3-1ubuntu1 -
 * software-center 4.0.5 -

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