Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 240

Amber Graner akgraner at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 10 17:36:40 UTC 2011

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 240 for the week
October 31 - November 6, 2011.

== Links to UWN ==

 * Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue240

== In This Issue ==

 * Ubuntu Community mourns the loss of Andre Gondim
 * Ubuntu on phones, tablets, TV's and smart screens everywhere
 * End of support for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Netbook and ARM - 2011/10/29
 * UDS Video Interviews
 * Community Acknowledgements and Success Stories
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * LoCo News
 * Ubuntu Cloud News
 * Nathan Haines: Ubucon SCaLE10X Needs You!
 * David Wonderly: The Ignored Group of Ubuntu
 * Daniel Holbach: Survey Summary: Getting involved with Ubuntu development
 * Scott Lavender: A Kernel for All Seasons
 * Jorge Castro: Power user's team 12.04 roadmap.
 * Edubuntu: Edubuntu WebLive surpasses 100 000 sessions
 * Canonical Design Team: Juju: a logo with a story
 * Mark Shuttleworth: Community growth and development
 * Summaries from the Ubuntu Developer Summit -P
 * In The Press
 * In The Blogosphere
 * Ubuntu One for Windows Bringing new users to Linux?
 * Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux
 * Other Articles of Interest
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10
 * And much more

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu Community mourns the loss of Andre Gondim ===

The Ubuntu Project has lost an active member of its community. Andre
Gondim died on 3rd November after fighting with ill health for several

Andre was a major contributor of Ubuntu Brazil, the leader of the
Brazilian Translations team and member of the Brazilian Community
Council. He was 29 years old and married. Even despite his poor health
condition, he was always there to support Ubuntu and the community.

The Ubuntu Project honours his excellent work and strong dedication to
Ubuntu and the broader Open Source community. Andre was always there
for others as a friend. He will be sorely missed and his dedication
and contributions will serve as inspiration to us all.

Our thoughts are with his wife, his family and friends.


=== Ubuntu on phones, tablets, TV's and smart screens everywhere ===

Mark Shuttleworth (SABDFL) shares with as a look at the year 2014,
when Ubuntu will be running on smart phones, tablets, TVs and every
and all smart screen devices.


=== End of support for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Netbook and ARM -
2011/10/29 ===

After one and a half years of support Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook and Ubuntu
for ARM will no longer be supported. The upgrade path to both are to
10.10 (link to instructions and caveats included.)


=== UDS Video Interviews ===

The following people were interviewed by Amber Graner on video this
UDS.  This is a partial list.  All those who were interviewed on
Friday, November 4, 2011 will be included in the next UWN edition.

 * Marc Cluet - System Integration -
 * Gerry Carr on External Communications -
 * Jason Warner Ubuntu Desktop -
 * Pete Graner - QA Update -
 * Randall Ross Vancouver LoCo -
 * Jono Bacon Cycle Update -
 * Rick Spencer Engineering Update -
 * Leanne Ogasawara Kernel Release Manager -
 * Marco Ceppi on AskUbuntu -
 * Mark Shuttleworth Interview -

==  Community Acknowledgements and Success Stories ==

=== Awesome Summit work during the UDS-O Cycle ===

Chris Johnston takes time to recognise the work of Jamal Fanaian,
Penelope Stowe and David Calle, Maris Fogels, Danilo Segan, Nigel
Babu, Michael Hall and James Westby on the code for summit.ubuntu.com,
the site used for scheduling sessions for the Ubuntu Developer Summit.


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

## Bug stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).

    * Open (92440) +613 over last week
    * Critical (115) -21 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (46998) -309 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 (9057) -51 over last week
 2. English (United Kingdom) (43474) -2583 over last week
 3. Brazilian Portuguese (45559) +35 over last week
 4. English (Australia) (49824)
 5. Bosnian (6584)

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 ===

## These come from http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/. Click on the link on
the left that says "most popular this week" then put the title for the
most popular 5.

 * Show number on applications windows on the scale effect +W> -
 * Background colour affects readability of text. -
 * There is no easy-to-use Force Quit application in Ubuntu. -
 * using the launcher to switch between apps- needs a proper
arrangement - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28847/

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 do I install Ubuntu-Tweak? -
 * Why is there no lightweight desktop environment, specialized for
free developers? -
 * How can I prevent someone from resetting my password with a Live
CD? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/76987/how-can-i-prevent-someone-from-resetting-my-password-with-a-live-cd
 * How do I alias `as` to `askubuntu.com` in Chromium? -
 * How can I start gnome-terminal at a particular directory? -

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Darcy Casselman: Ubuntu LoCo Teams and the 200 Million ===

With the 200 million mark that was presented at UDS-O a few months
back, LoCo teams need to work as hard as they can to help spread
Ubuntu to the masses of people. Darcy suggestions ways in which LoCo
teams can help reach this goal.


=== LoCo Council Oneiric Cycle Review ===

The LoCo Council was hard at work during the 11.10 cycle, and as you
can see by this article, all the terms they re-approved are listed


=== UDS: LoCo Team Guidelines ===

Charles Profitt presents some population and geographic area
statistics to continue a discussion at the Ubuntu Developer Summit
regarding the current guidelines for the breakdown of LoCo teams on
geographic bounds. He compares a continent, several countries, states
and cities in his analysis.


=== Recognising City Teams ===

Darcy Casselman discusses the current policy of regional rather than
city teams and suggests a structure in which we officially recognise
the regional teams and offer city team leaders atonomy within each
LoCo team. LoCos can easily do this themselves without any change in
general policy.


=== LoCo Team BBQ: The Rub and The Meat ===

The Florida LoCo team had a interesting meeting this week, a BBQ. They
had all the meat and supplies they used listed in their blog and used
this a a great way to get the team together.


== Ubuntu Cloud News ==

=== Ubuntu is the OS for the Cloud, and here's why... ===

Robbie Williamson discusses reasons he feels Ubuntu is "the OS for the
cloud" now. Talking points include supporting the latest technologies,
Canonical's "scale-out friendly" support model and Ubuntu's dependable
and transparent release process.


=== Ubuntu & HP's project Moonshot ===

HP has announced their Project Moonshot (press release here:
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/111101xa.html) a
programme to accelerate the use of low power processors in the data
center. Canonical has been involved in all three elements of their
project, leveraging the flexibility of Ubuntu 11.10 Server and work
with ARM and Calexda.


== The Planet ==

=== Nathan Haines: Ubucon SCaLE10X Needs You! ===

At SCaLE 10x we will see the annual Ubucon take off again and allow
people to give talks about ubuntu and what is currently going on in
the Ubuntu world. There is still time to give your idea to the Ubucon
people to speak yourself.


=== Daniel Holbach: Survey Summary: Getting involved with Ubuntu development ===

Daniel publishes the results from a survey he published in October
asking the developer community how easy it was to get involved with
Ubuntu Development.


=== David Wonderly: The Ignored Group of Ubuntu ===

David explores the open source community culture that Ubuntu shares
which tends to ignore the individuals who are simply users of the
software produced by projects, not contributors. He suggests we move
past this mindset to embrace "just users" in our community


=== Scott Lavender: A Kernel for All Seasons ===

Scott discusses the reasoning behind Ubuntu Studio's desire for a
-lowlatency kernel and some of the challenges involved.


=== Jorge Castro: Power user's team 12.04 roadmap. ===

Jorge shares the roadmap for the Ubuntu Power Users Team:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerUsers/12.04RoadMap and invites
contributors to comment and "dive right in!"


=== Martin Albisetti: Ubuntu members over time ===

Martin presents graph with showing the steady, healthy rise in Ubuntu
Members over time.


=== Edubuntu: Edubuntu WebLive surpasses 100 000 sessions ===

The Edubuntu project has a live demonstration of Edubuntu on their
website and has now surpassed 100,000 sessions. Not to settle for this
milestone, they wrap up the post with an invitation for more folks to
try it now.


=== Canonical Design Team: Juju: a logo with a story ===

The Canonical Design Team presents the story behind the Juju logo,
complete with inspirations and drafts.


=== Mark Shuttleworth: Community growth and development ===

Reflecting upon Martin Albisetti's membership graph, Mark discusses
the global deepening and strengthening participation in Ubuntu. He
stresses that there is no aspect in Ubuntu that a community member
cannot influence and discusses some of the collaborative discussions
he's had with both the new Community Council and upstream projects at
the Ubuntu Developer Summit.


== Summaries from the Ubuntu Developer Summit -P ==

The Ubuntu Developer Summit for 12.04, Precise Pangolin, happened this
week! This UDS was packed full of excitement and energy. Posts about
many of the session tracks can be found in the overwhelming number of
post we've seen on the planet since and during UDS-P.  Below are links
from those who took the time to blog about their experience at this

=== Philip Ballew ===

 * http://philipballew.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/ubuntu-devlouper-summit-remote-participation-day-one/
 * http://philipballew.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/ubuntu-developer-summit-remote-participation-day-two/
 * http://philipballew.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/ubuntu-developer-summit-remote-participation-day-three/
 * http://philipballew.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/ubuntu-developer-summit-remote-participation-day-four/
 * http://philipballew.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/ubuntu-developer-summit-remote-participation-day-five/

=== Elizabeth Krumbach ===

 * http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=5264
 * http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=5278
 * http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=5289
 * http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=5307
 * http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=5316

=== Julien Lavergne ===

 * http://gilir.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/uds-day-1/
 * http://gilir.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/uds-p-2/
 * http://gilir.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/uds-day-3/

=== Laura Czajkowski ===

 * http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/11/01/uds-p-day-1/
 * http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/11/02/uds-p-day-2/
 * http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/11/03/uds-p-day-3/
 * http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/11/04/uds-p-day-4/
 * http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/11/06/uds-p-day-5/

=== Charles Profitt ===

 * http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/816/
 * http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/uds-community-round-table/
 * http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/uds-leadership-summit/
 * http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/uds-building-community/
 * http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/uds-the-next-step-in-community/
 * http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/uds-loco-team-guidelines/

=== Scott Lavender ===

 * http://dullass.blogspot.com/2011/11/uds-p-day-1.html
 * http://dullass.blogspot.com/2011/11/uds-p-day-2-and-3.html

=== Randall Ross ===

 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-6
 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-7
 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-8
 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-10
 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-11
 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-12
 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-13
 * http://randall.executiv.es/uds-p-14

=== Amber Graner: UDS Day 1-2 ===

 * http://akgraner.com/?p=1115
 * http://akgraner.com/?p=1120

=== Clay Weber ===

 * https://dohbuoy.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/my-uds-notes-part-1/

=== Michal Zajac ===

 * http://quintasan.blogspot.com/2011/11/uds-p.html

=== Michael Hall ===

 * http://mhall119.com/2011/11/quick-uds-p-wrapup/

=== Jonathan Carter ===

 * http://jonathancarter.org/2011/11/05/ubuntu-developer-summit-12-04/

== In The Press ==

=== 100 Best Products of 2011 ===

Selected by experts at PC World this product list highlights "the
year's standout hardware, software, and services" and Ubuntu 11.04
comes in at number 82.


=== Canonical: Mobile OEMs are going to love our Linux ===

Mark Shuttleworth talks about plans to bring Ubuntu to the Mobile
platform by the year 2014. With this plan, Ubuntu will be growing to
reach more users at a quick pace.


=== Xubuntu 11.10 and my Netbook ===

A netbook has XP replaced with Xubuntu and the blogger discusses how
the two compare. Xubuntu wins out in this review.


=== Shuttleworth: Linux Power Users Aren't too Cool for Unity ===

Mark Shuttleworth delivered a opening keynote for UDS -P on October
31st  that established the direction Ubuntu is headed due to its new
desktop shell Unity. He stands firm in using Unity and does not miss a
beat when he address concerns with the new interface.


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Unity Integration to Run Deeper in Ubuntu 12.04 ===

OMG! Ubuntu! Reports on further Unity integration in the form of more
quick-lists for several of Ubuntu's default applications, including
Nautilus and Ubuntu One. They also discuss proposals for new Scopes
and Lenses and improved icons.


=== Banshee, Tomboy And Mono Dropped from Ubuntu 12.04 CD ===

OMG! Ubuntu! reports that during the wrap-up for UDS it was announced
that Banshee would be replaced with Rhythmbox for Ubuntu 12.04. The
note-taking application Tomboy will also be dropped from the default
install, making the need for mono from the install CD. The post wraps
up with a poll to readers regarding the changes.


=== Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Will Have GNOME 3.2 ===

This softpedia post reports that Ubuntu 12.04 will feature the stable
and well-tested GNOME 3.2 desktop environment. Other changes include
hopes for a calendar for Thunderbird, fixes for "flickering" in the
bootup process and availability of a new low-latency kernel package.


=== Ubuntu 12.04 Developer Summit Summary ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix has written several articles throughout
the week of the Ubuntu Developer Summit showcasing results from
sessions. This article is a summary of those articles, including the
keynote, kernel choice, possible X.Org changes, GNOME versions, boot
speed and default ISO size.


== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu One for Windows Bringing new users to Linux? ===

Sean Michael Kerner speculates on whether the launch of Ubuntu One for
Windows will really increase the interest in Ubuntu the operating
system to Windows users, and how many of those users are already
Ubuntu users.


=== Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux ===

"The drumbeat from Linux advocates about a key security feature in
Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 is getting louder. They call it an
anti-Linux plot. But the two leading PC makers disagree with them.
I've got exclusive details." (article summary from zdnet)


== Other Articles of Interest ==

 * Ubuntu 11.10: Xen vs. KVM vs. VirtualBox -
 * Ubuntu Software Centre 12.04 Gets Discussed -
 * Canonical to expand Ubuntu for smartphones, tablets -
 * Ubuntu 14.04 to Run on Smartphones, Tablets and TVs -
 * Can Ubuntu Linux win on smartphones and tablets? -
 * Why Ubuntu Smartphones Could Make Lots of Sense -

== 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, 11.04 and 11.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * [USN-1252-1] Tomcat vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-1253-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

 * tzdata 2011n~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 -

End of life - April 2013 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * tzdata 2011n-0ubuntu0.10.04 -
 * facter 1.5.6-2ubuntu2.3 -
 * tomcat6 6.0.24-2ubuntu1.9 -
 * piuparts 0.38ubuntu3.10.04.1 -

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

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===

 * tzdata 2011n-0ubuntu0.10.10 -
 * facter 1.5.7-1ubuntu1.3 -
 * tomcat6 6.0.28-2ubuntu1.5 -
 * piuparts 0.38ubuntu3.10.10.1 -

End of Life - April 2012

=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===

 * tzdata 2011n-0ubuntu0.11.04 -
 * facter 1.5.8-2ubuntu2.2 -
 * tomcat6- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-November/012260.html
 * kdeutils 4:4.6.5-0ubuntu1.1 -

End of Life - October 2012

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Updates ===

 * tzdata 2011n-0ubuntu0.11.10 -
 * emesene 2.11.7+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * keysafe -
 * monotone 1.0-2ubuntu0.1 -
 * softhsm 1.2.1-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * gconf 3.2.3-0ubuntu0.1 -
 * libvirt 0.9.2-4ubuntu15.1 -
 * redhat-cluster 3.0.12-2ubuntu5.1 -
 * indicator-weather 11.05.31-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * lightdm 1.0.6-0ubuntu1 -
 * jockey 0.9.4-0ubuntu10.1 -
 * nautilus-image-manipulator 0.4-1~ubuntu0.1 -
 * bzr 2.4.2-0ubuntu1 -
 * lxc 0.7.5-0ubuntu8.2 -
 * deja-dup 20.1-0ubuntu0.2 -
 * nautilus 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu3 -
 * tomcat6- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-November/011365.html
 * kdeutils 4:4.7.2-0ubuntu1.1 -

End of Life - April 2013

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