Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 225

Nathan Handler nhandler at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 26 02:29:07 UTC 2011

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 225 for the week July
18 - 24, 2011.

== Links to UWN ==

 * Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue225

== In This Issue ==

 * Ubuntu Certification Is Changing
 * Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
 * Ubuntu 10.04.3 (Lucid Lynx) LTS released!
 * New Americas Membership Board Members
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Calling Those To Rock The Ubuntu 11.10 Global Jam
 * Launchpad News
 * Randall Ross: Ubuntu Community Week. It's a Wrap!
 * The Commodore 64 is back - and it's running Ubuntu
 * VirtualBox 4.0.12 released and ubuntu 11.04/10.10 installation
instructions included
 * 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 ==

=== Ubuntu Certification Is Changing ===

Canonical has announced that it will be changing its commercial
certification program in order to make it simpler for consumers to

More information is available at

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Development update ===

Daniel Holbach gives a current status about the upcoming release of
Ubuntu 11.10 alpha 3 in a few weeks and introduces a new contributor
from Sweden named Alexander Fougner.

More information is available at

=== Ubuntu 10.04.3 (Lucid Lynx) LTS released! ===

Lucid Lynx 10.04.3 is here with some updates and Kubuntu 10.04.3 is
also out. Check out the release notes and get a copy.

More information is available at

=== New Americas Membership Board Members ===

Elizabeth Krumbach announces the Americas Regional Membership Board
members recently appointed be the Community Council. Congratulations
to Norman Garc?a, Martin Albisetti (incumbent), and Greg Grossmeier

More information is available at

=== Results of the July 21st Americas Membership Board Meeting ===

Let's welcome Japanese LoCo Team member Hajime Mizuno as our newest
Ubuntu Member!

More information is available at

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

    * Open (84394) -4579 over last week
    * Critical (153) -1 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (46727) -1615 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 ===

 * Spanish (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/es): 10783
 * English (United Kingdom)
(https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/en_GB): 49977
 * Brazilian Portuguese
(https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/pt_BR): 55176
 * French (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/fr): 70790
 * German (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/de): 76088

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 ===

 * Change Launcher position, resize and move -
 * Terminal interface for NetworkManager -
 * gnome-disk-utility compare drive feature -
 * Auto-Rename When Filename Exists - Not Just Overwrite|Cancel -
 * Decoupling solution from idea submission -

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 ===

 * Is CCleaner beneficial for Linux? -
 * How to get the MD5 hash of a string directly in the terminal? -
 * How to edit files in a terminal with nano? -
 * How to use to use lm-sensors? -
 * How do I detect if someone is stealing my broadband bandwidth? -

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

== LoCo News ==

=== An Overview of LoCo Guidance ===

Ubuntu LoCo Council Member Laura Czajkowski gives a quick overview on
the Ubuntu Loco Council, who they are and how they can assist you and
your team.

More information is available at

=== Calling Those To Rock The Ubuntu 11.10 Global Jam ===

Make Ubuntu look better by joining the Ubuntu Global Jam for 11.10
release. This event is open to everyone no technical skills required
so jump in with your Ubuntu LoCo Team.

More information is available at

=== UCW - Marketing Ubuntu at Local Festivals and Markets ===

Charlene Tessier shares her talk on "Marketing Ubuntu at Local
Festivals and Markets" and includes video of the Ubuntu Vancouver
Street Team in action.

More information is available at

=== UCW: Working With Other Groups In Your Community ===

Elizabeth Krumbach shares her presentation titled ?Working With Other
Groups In Your Community? where she explored some of the projects that
LoCo (Local Community) teams she's been involved with have worked on
over the years.

More information is available at http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=4759

=== Preparing for Approval and Re-Approval. Do's and Don'ts ===

Laura Czajkowski shares her second presentation at the UCW in which
she gives some tips to LoCos on how to achieve approval as "official"
LoCos as well as tips to established LoCos on getting re-approved.

More information is available at

== Launchpad News ==

=== Graham Binns talks about bug subscriptions ===

Mathew Revell talks to Graham Binns about new implemantation to take
place with Launcpad bug subscriptions. More options on bug
subscriptions are introduced.

More information is available at http://blog.launchpad.net/podcast/launchpod-e20

=== How the Launchpad project does code review ===

Sumana Harihareswara gives her research summary about contributing to
Launchpad. Launchpad development's team review process is also
explained in brief. Challenges and problems that comes with code
review process are touched in Sumana's research as well.

More information is available at

=== Tag change emails make more sense ===

Tags added to Launchpad bugs used to be emailed before the ones which
were removed, which seemed counter-intuitive. With a recent change in
Launchpad the order of notification has been switched.

More information is available at

=== Automatic Confirmation ===

Launchpad will mark Confirmed any Ubuntu or Launchpad bug that has the
New status and affects more than one person or is marked as a dupe.

More information is available at http://blog.launchpad.net/?p=2747

== The Planet ==

=== Scott Moser: How to find the right Ubuntu AMI on EC2 ===

The purpose of this post is to document how you can easily, quickly
and safely find the Official Ubuntu AMIs on EC2 via the Amazon EC2
console or via your web browser.

More information is available at

=== Steven Harms: Ubuntu VS OS X ===

Steven Harms does a comparison of Ubuntu and OS X in areas such as
Email, App install methods and performance, among others.

More information is available at

=== Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Developer Week: Summary Day 5 ===

"What a fantastic Ubuntu Developer Week. Lots of great sessions.."
Wanted to join Day 5 but missed it? Then have a read on the summary
from Ubuntu Classroom Blog, which gives you a very detailed overview
about the sessions that were held and its outcomes.

More information is available at

=== Ara Pulido: Translations needed ===

Ara Pulido asks for help regarding translations for Ubuntu friendly as
they want to get as many translations of different non-English
languages as possible.

More information is available at

=== Joel Leclerc: Sound Troubleshooting ===

This article gives an excellent outline of troubleshooting steps for
those tricky sound issues.

More information is available at

=== Randall Ross: Ubuntu Community Week. It's a Wrap! ===

Over at his blog, Randall Ross gives thanks to many community members
for presenting during Ubuntu Community Week. See this entry for links
to session logs, and an overview of events.

More information is available at http://randall.executiv.es/blog/3

== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Developer Summit Event Announced ===

The second Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) event for 2011 has been
officially announced. The Ubuntu 12.04 Developer Summit event will
take place in Orlando, Florida, USA from 31st October to 4th November.

More information is available at

=== Ubuntu 11.10: Fast And Friendly ===

CRN has an early look at Ubuntu 11.10 and find that it has the fastest
boot-time on a  HDD-based PC they have seen, has snappy performance
between applications and may just be the easiest PC operating system
in the world to navigate.

More information is available at

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== The Commodore 64 is back - and it's running Ubuntu ===

"If you're old enough (and might I say cool enough) to remember the
original Commodore 64 home computer then prepare to get stoked: not
only is the device back rocking the same retro look, but it's back
running Ubuntu as well."

Excerpt from and more information at

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Says Goodbye to the 'Me Menu' ===

An update to the indicator menus this weekend saw the 'Me Menu'
('indicator-me') removed and replaced with an 'IM Status' section in
the Messaging Menu.

More information is available at

=== VirtualBox 4.0.12 released and ubuntu 11.04/10.10 installation
instructions included ===

Virtualbox 4.0.12 is a maintenance release with several fixes and
additions.  Install instructions for Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 10.10

Excerpt from and more information at

=== Set up F15 PV DomU at Xen 4.1 (kernel 3.0.0-5-generic) Dom0 on
Ubuntu Oneiric ===

Take a look at this detailed blogpost outlining the use of Xen 4.1 on
top of Ubuntu Oneiric.

More information is available at

=== Ambiance To Get A Dark Toolbar, Compiz Modal Dialogs Update [Oneiric] ===

Webupd8 reports that Ambiance, the default Ubuntu theme, will get a
dark toolbar very soon. Compiz was also updated and the modal dialogs
finally look like they are supposed to for Unity 3D.

More information is available at

=== Robots for Humanity, Powered by Open Source ===

"A new collaborative robotics project is ripping the idea of
autonomous assistance for the disabled out from the land of
science-fiction and planting it firmly in the real world - and all
using the power of Open Source."

More information is available at

=== Linux by the numbers ===

While the milestone Linux 3.0 doesn't actually mark a significant
change in the kernel, its release has given cause for reflection and
has a few note-worthy changes which this article explores, including
Xen support.

More information is available at

== In Other News ==

=== Top 10 FPS Games for Linux ===

Over at techdrivein.com, Manuel Jose posts this article outlines a
collection of 10 FPS games for Linux every Linux gamer should be aware

More information is available at

=== Project Kronos: XenAPI on Debian and Ubuntu ===

At the Xen.org open source community blog, the XCP team formally
announces Project Kronos, a port of XCP's XenAPI toolstack made
available to Debian and Ubuntu.

More information is available at

== Featured Podcasts ==

=== Ubuntu UK Podcast: S04E11 - The Trooper ===

Laura Cowen, Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, and Tony Whitmore are live again
in Studio A for episode 11 of season 4 of the Ubuntu Podcast from the
UK LoCo Team!

More information is available at

== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for July 19th, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from July 21st, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for July 19th, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for July 19th, 2011 -
 * Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for July 22nd, 2011 -

== 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-1171-1] Likewise Open vulnerability -
 * [USN-1172-1] logrotate vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1173-1] FreeType vulnerability -

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

 * logrotate 3.7.1-3ubuntu0.8.04.1 -
 * mapserver_5.0.0-3ubuntu0.3_powerpc_translations.tar.gz-

End of life - April 2011 (Desktop) - April 2013 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * ubiquity 2.2.27 -
 * nfs-utils 1:1.2.0-4ubuntu4.2 -
 * likewise-open -
 * wackamole 2.1.1-3.1ubuntu0.10.04.0 -
 * w-scan 20091230-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * kickseed 0.54ubuntu1.10.04.1 -
 * lazr.restfulclient 0.9.11-1ubuntu1.2 -
 * gnome-control-center 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu2       -
 * logrotate 3.7.8-4ubuntu2.2 -
 * vlc_1.0.6-1ubuntu1.8_sparc_translations.tar.gz-
 * vim-addon-manager 0.4.3ubuntu0.10.04.0       -
 * drbd8 2:8.3.7-1ubuntu2.2 -
 * multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.04.2      -
 * qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.14 -
 * mapserver_5.6.1-1ubuntu1.2_powerpc_translations.tar.gz-
 * libsndfile 1.0.21-2ubuntu0.10.04.1 -

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

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===

 * ubiquity 2.4.10 -
 * nfs-utils 1:1.2.2-1ubuntu1.2 -
 * likewise-open -
 * wackamole 2.1.1-3.1ubuntu0.10.10.0   -
 * w-scan 20100316-3ubuntu0.1 -
 * patchage 0.4.4-1.2ubuntu0.10.10.0    -
 * kickseed 0.54ubuntu1.10.10.1 -
 * logrotate 3.7.8-6ubuntu1.1 -
 * vlc- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009543.html
 * vim-addon-manager 0.4.3ubuntu0.10.10.0       -
 * multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.10.2      -
 * freetype 2.4.2-2ubuntu0.2 -
 * mapserver- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009547.html
 * libsndfile 1.0.21-2ubuntu0.10.10.1   -

End of Life - April 2012 (Desktop) - April 2012 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===

 * bzr 2.3.4-0ubuntu1 -
 * bluefish 2.0.2-1ubuntu1 -
 * nfs-utils 1:1.2.2-4ubuntu5.1 -
 * likewise-open -
 * wackamole 2.1.1-3.1ubuntu0.11.04.0 -
 * patchage 0.4.4-1.2ubuntu0.11.04.0 -
 * xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7.2 -
 * freeciv 2.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * kickseed 0.55ubuntu1.1 -
 * strongswan 4.5.0-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * libreoffice 1:3.3.3-1ubuntu2 -
 * logrotate 3.7.8-6ubuntu3.1 -
 * vlc_1.1.9-1ubuntu1.3_amd64_translations.tar.gz-
 * vim-addon-manager 0.4.3ubuntu0.11.04.0       -
 * w-scan 20101001-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * sbuild 0.60.9-1ubuntu3.1 -
 * task 1.9.3-1ubuntu1 -
 * freetype 2.4.4-1ubuntu2.1 -
 * mapserver_5.6.5-2ubuntu0.1_powerpc_translations.tar.gz-
 * libsndfile 1.0.23-1ubuntu0.1 -

End of Life - October 2012 (Desktop) - October 2012 (Server)

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