[ubuntu-arizona] Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #55

Craig A. Eddy tyche at cox.net
Wed Jul 16 17:23:21 BST 2008

Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #55 for the week
July 7, July 13, 2008.

 * Arizona Loco Newsletter
 * Fifty Fifth Edition
 * Powered by Ubuntu
 * Wednesday-July 16, 2008
 * Arizona Loco Team Wiki: ["ArizonaTeam"]

 * Next meeting: Sunday July 20, 2008  9:00PM
 * Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-arizona

== Newsletter ==

=== Announcements ===

Thanks to all the members who made the meeting Sunday. We had a much
better turn out, but like most pessimists I'm always hoping for more.
Keep next Sunday's meeting in mind please as we still have a lot going
on. On a different note, I want to acknowledge tyche(Craig Eddy) for all
his hard work for the team. His contributions span an ever increasing
area of work for the team, and that's in addition to his other Ubuntu
community obligations. Thanks tyche!!

=== Summary of the July 13, 2008 meeting ===

johnc4510 called the meeting to order at 9:01 PM

Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Meetings/08July13

johnc4510 asked new member lenards to introduce himself.  "Hi - I'm Andy
Lenards, I live in Tucson, I'm a programmer and work for the University
of Arizona.  I code in Java/C# - and play with dynamic languages like
python and groovy.  Anything I forgot is at
https://launchpad.net/~lenards."  The Team gave lenards a hearty welcome.

johnc4510 then made the following announcements:

1. Intrepid Alpha 2 released
 * Ubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/intrepid/alpha-2/
 * Kubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/intrepid/alpha-2/
 * Edubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/intrepid/alpha-2/
 * Xubuntu: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/intrepid/alpha-2/
You shouldn't try these unless you're comfortable with breakage!  These
are _not_ live CDs.  kennymc0 suggested that if one was used to using
Windows, then one would feel right at home.

2. Kubuntu has redesigned their website: http://www.kubuntu.org/.  It's
very blueish.  Thugal mentioned that the torrents for it are listed in
the file list.

3. Bug fixing for the global jam - How to fix bugs videos that the Team
should look over:
 * http://youtube.com/ubuntudevelopers
 * http://videos.ubuntu.com/motuvideos
johnc4510 suggested the Team please look the vids over and talk about
them during the week and at next weeks meeting.

4. You can see what the devs are planning for Intrepid here:
 * General track-https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-Intrepid/Report/Summary
 * More specific-https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-Intrepid/Report/
These are outlines, but should be close to the finished product.

5. New Launchpod episode #7 here:
Several things there to look over for launchpad stuff.

FernHans then added announcements for PLUG:

 1. We have Stammtische Tuesday, http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/402,
Especially for those on the west side of Phoenix, please come out to the
Stammtisch.  It's in Avondale, so a ways, but it's right off the freeway
and easy to get to.  A Stammtisch is a regular meeting, in the case of
the Free Software Stammtische we're focused on Free Software. 
essentially it's a bunch of people hanging out at a restaurant/bar on a
regular basis, which for us is once a month.
 2. Our next west side meeting is a week from Wed,
http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/365.  We'll be covering Hobbit monitoring
and continuing with the Ubuntu Desktop class.  Hobbit is a great
monitoring package that also does history graphing.  The Ubuntu Desktop
class will be covering networking this time around.
 3. The next InstallFest is a week from Saturday in Tempe.
 4. Hopefully we'll be announcing a regular security lab sometime this
week.  johnc4510 mentioned that he sent some ubuntu CDs to a Lisa for
installfests.  Also sent some ubuntu case badges.  FernHans replied that
she's also the one doing the security lab.
 5. FernHans runs out of things to advertise except for the BugSquashing
party and the Debian birthday and the Free Software conference ...  :)

The next order of business was Team Branding: 
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=809290.  johnc4510 asked that
people take a look and make comments, so we know how to improve. 
azteech and tyche have given opinions to johnc4510 on the ones he put up
a couple of weeks ago, but not as comments in the thread.  johnc4510
quipped that he wanted to see it in writing that the team hated them. 
tyche offered to give him a detailed critique.  kennymc0 also offered to
do a detailed critique.  johnc4510 also mentioned that the members of
the Team were welcome to try doing it themselves.  It's easy.  Just
customize a theme and take some screen shots.  FernHans suggested that
it would be interesting to have a roadrunner much like the Hardy Heron
heron was done.  tyche said that he would try to do it.  Also, azteech
has volunteered to look into a team theme for Firefox3 for us.

Next order of business was the Conference.  johnc4510 is still trying to
get a location set up.  He hopes to have an answer this week.  There is
a mailing list set up for the Conference organizers.  johnc4510
complained that he wasn't getting any emails from it, and FernHans
promised to look into it.  They blamed tyche for hording all the good
stuff.  [ed. note:  IT'S NOT MY FAULT!]  The conference list has been
mostly been working on date and location.  FernHans said they've decided
to go with Software Freedom Day, http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/. 
They are talking about making it a combined event.  FernHans said that
we need to figure out where to host it.  FernHans has been waiting on
word about ASU.  He will try to contact UAT at the beginning of the
week.  He added that it'd likely be at the MU, but maybe one of the
off-campus places on Mill or even better a downtown Phoenix location. 
lenards added that there is a complex they were building - thought it
was done, all three universities have facility together downtown. 
FernHans asked lenards to find out if they could host an event. 
FernHans then said that essentially we need several rooms that can be
used for presentations and a larger room that can be used for demos and
vendor booths.  We also need lots of power connections and good
networking, of course.  If you're interested in working to help get the
conference organized ask me or tyche for info on joining the mailing list.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:54 PM.

== Credits ==
 * CraigAEddy
 * JohnCrawford

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