Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 233
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Tue Sep 20 01:14:11 UTC 2011
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 233 for the week
September 12 - 18, 2011.
== Links to UWN ==
* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue233
== In This Issue ==
* Community Council: Nominations
* Announcing Ubuntu User Days: September 24th
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo News
* Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Certification – What do we test?
* Amber Graner: You’re Invited to Join the Ubuntu Leadership Team
* What's coming in Ubuntu's new Unity Linux desktop
* Canonical Seeks Independent Developers for Ubuntu Linux
* Featured Podcasts
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Monthly Team Reports: August 2011
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10, and 11.04
* and much more
== General Community News ==
=== Unity Contributor Report: Ready for Beta 2 and Lenses API ready to go ===
Jorge Castro brings us a update on Unity's status as we move closer to
Beta 2 - highlights include the Lens API, and the usual round of bugs
=== Ubuntu 11.10 Development update ===
Release parties, help with package build failures and other odds and
ends to get 11.10 ready for release.
=== Community Council: Nominations ===
A call for nominations for the Ubuntu Community Council.
=== Results from the September 13th, 2011 Asia Oceania's Membership
Board meeting ===
The Asia Oceania's Membership board welcomes Apogee as a Ubuntu
Member. He's an active member of the LoCo and has done translation
work for Ubuntu Full Circle.
=== Results of the September 15th Americas Membership Board Meeting ===
The Americas Membership board welcome Joe Liau, Jim Fisher, Juan
Manuel Zele and Jose Antonio Rey as Ubuntu Members.
=== Announcing Ubuntu User Days: September 24th ===
Ubuntu User Days is coming up on Saturday, September 24th. Starting at
13:30 UTC this day is geared toward end users of Ubuntu and will cover
subjects from how to find help in Ubuntu to the basics of using the
== Ubuntu Stats ==
=== Bug Stats ===
* Open (88240) - 782 over last week
* Critical (165) - 3 over last week
* Unconfirmed (46442) - 380 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 (12197) - 466 over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (50538) - 759 over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (54570) - 728 over last week
* French (79576) - 239 over last week
* German (82629) - 300 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 Ideas this week ===
* Complicated software! - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28533/
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 ===
* Displaying a "scrolling" log file -
* Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? -
* Is there a variant of Ubuntu that comes with none of the bundled
software? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/61445/is-there-a-variant-of-ubuntu-that-comes-with-none-of-the-bundled-software
* Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads? -
* How do I check how much physical RAM I am using in GB or MB format?
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
== LoCo News ==
=== Elizabeth Krumbach: Ubuntu California at Solano Stroll 2011 ===
The Solano Stroll has been held since 1974 and is currently the
largest Street Festival in the San Francisco Area's East Bay.
BerkeleyLUG teamed up with Ubuntu California LoCo and the local
non-profit Partimus to staff a booth at this years event (something
that has now become an annual affair for them).
== The Planet ==
=== Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Certification - What do we test? ===
Victor Palau goes into detail what is tested when a computer undergoes
the "Ubuntu Certification" tests.
=== Canonical Design Team: A monospace that looks like a proportional ===
The Ubuntu font was introduced way back with 10.04 LTS, but only
included a proportional font. A corresponding monospace font has been
in development for over a year, and is in the final testing phases.
=== Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Happenings in the juju world ===
As the cloud-server management system Ensemble gets renamed Juju and
formulas become charms in preparation for a 1.0 release, the
improvements keep coming. Security is improved, killing and destroying
instances is more robust, and many charms have been written.
=== David Wonderly: Kubuntu Documentation - Translations! ===
Kubuntu documentation is completed, now the Kubuntu community is in
need of translation help.
=== Ubuntu Release blog: Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Freeze - now in effect ===
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Freeze is now in effect. All uploads must be
approved until after the release of Beta 2.
=== Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Friendly Needs You! ===
If you're running Oneiric, please run the System Test tool - it'll run
a series of tests on your hardware and report them so others know that
Ubuntu works properly (or it doesn't!)
=== Canonical Design Team: juju ===
Now that Ensemble has been renamed Juju, Canonical is setting itself
to the task of branding and marketing the cloud-server management
system. If you wish to contribute to the process, submit your ideas or
sketches by Friday, September 23rd.
=== Amber Graner: You're Invited to Join the Ubuntu Leadership Team ===
The Ubuntu Leadership Team is an initiative to give people in the
Ubuntu Community resources to identify skills needed to become better
more effective and successful leaders. This is an open team and anyone
is welcome to join.
== In The Press ==
=== Introducing Lubuntu Software Center ===
The Ubuntu Software Center is getting a completely new look for 11.10.
Lubuntu, one of the lightest *buntus, is trying to find a middle
ground between the Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic, which has
typically shipped with Lubuntu, with their new Software Center.
=== What's coming in Ubuntu's new Unity Linux desktop ===
ZDNet covers whats new in Unity, and they seem impressed.
=== Ubuntu 11.10 Beta and Unity: Mixed Verdict ===
Datamation takes a look at the recent Beta release of Ubuntu 11.10 and
asks the question if Unity lives up to Canonical founder Mark
Shuttleworth's vision of "...unprecedented ease of use, visual style
and performance on the Linux desktop..."
=== Why Ultrabooks Should Run Ubuntu 11.10 ===
Jun Auza goes in-depth as to why "Ultrabooks" (the new MacBook Air
competitors) should run Ubuntu. Low cost and the success of Android
are both big points.
== In The Blogosphere ==
=== Canonical Seeks Independent Developers for Ubuntu Linux ===
Canonical is planning on expanding and re-designing their developer
portal developer.ubuntu.com targeting indie developers and any person
with an itch to scratch by making it as easy as possible to port over
their applications to work under Ubuntu.
=== Ubuntu Team to Cast a Wider Net for Indie Developers ===
The proposed changes to the Ubuntu Developer Portal might not bring
about Photoshop to start working under Ubuntu but it will build on the
advantage Ubuntu and indeed GNU/Linux has of diverse sets of unique
=== A Grab Bag of Resources for Getting to Know the Next Ubuntu ===
Sam Dean has made a nice compendium of various links from various
sources to assist us in having a very good idea what we can expect
from the up and coming Ubuntu 11.10 release.
== In Other News ==
=== Ubuntu Certification - Program Guide Update ===
For manufacturers and partners that would like to understand the
Ubuntu Certification proses better Canonical publishes a guide
available for download. The guide has now been updated with a detailed
list of componants that will be tested for Oneiric.
=== New titles in the Ubuntu Software Center ===
The new Ubuntu Software Center continues to add free and paid
applications to its roster. The most recent submissions include
Trauma, where you experience the dreams of a car-crash victim, the
photo mashup app Photobomb, and back issues of Ubuntu User magazine.
The last entry signals the Ubuntu Software Center's foray into books
== Featured Podcasts ==
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S04E15 - Remember Tomorrow ===
Laura Cowen, Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, and Tony Whitmore of the UK LoCo
Team bring us episode 15 of season 4 of the Ubuntu Podcast crammed
full of Linux goodness.
=== Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Ten: Dancing in Bare feet ===
In this episode, Full Circle Side-Pod interviews Paul Levy from
Cats3000, Rational Madness and the Critical Incident and Becky Hogg,
journalist, activist and author of the book Barefoot into Cyberspace.
== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==
* Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for September 13th, 2011:
* Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for September 13th, 2019:
* Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for September 16th, 2011:
* Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for September 15th, 2011:
== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==
For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at
== Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 ==
=== Security Updates ===
* [USN-1201-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1202-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1203-1] Linux kernel (Marvel DOVE) vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1204-1] Linux kernel (i.MX51) vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1205-1] Linux kernel (Maverick backport) vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1206-1] librsvg vulnerability -
* [USN-1207-1] CUPS vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1208-1] Linux kernel (Marvel DOVE) vulnerabilities -
=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===
End of life - April 2013 (Server)
=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===
* linux-firmware 1.34.12 -
* librsvg 2.26.3-0ubuntu1.1 -
* cups_1.4.3-1ubuntu1.5_armel_translations.tar.gz -
* tahoe-lafs 1.6.1-0ubuntu2.1 -
End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===
* linux-firmware 1.38.9 -
* librsvg 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1 -
* cups_1.4.4-6ubuntu2.4_amd64_translations.tar.gz -
* tahoe-lafs 1.7.1-0ubuntu1.1 -
End of Life - April 2012
=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===
* grub-gfxpayload-lists 0.2.3 -
* twisted-calendarserver 8.2.0.svn27622-2ubuntu0.1 -
* evolution-rss 0.2.5-0ubuntu1 -
* librsvg 2.32.1-0ubuntu3.1 -
* cups_1.4.6-5ubuntu1.4_amd64_translations.tar.gz -
* tahoe-lafs 1.8.2-0ubuntu1.1 -
End of Life - October 2012
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