[ubuntu-arizona] Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #83

Craig A. Eddy tyche at cox.net
Wed Mar 4 17:23:08 GMT 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #83 for the week
February 23, March 1.

 * Arizona Loco Newsletter
 * Eighty Third Edition
 * Powered by Ubuntu
 * Wednesday-March 4, 2009
 * Arizona Loco Team Wiki: ["ArizonaTeam"]

 * Next meeting: Sunday March 8, 2009  9:00 PM
 * Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-arizona

== Newsletter ==

=== Summary of the March 1, 2009 meeting ===

johnc4510 called the meeting to order at 9:00 PM

Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Meetings/09March01

Johnc4510 began the meeting with some announcements:

 * Jaunty Alpha 5 was release Thursday:

 * Ubuntu Server team is asking for help testing Suspend, Hibernate, and
Resume on the Jaunty server stack.

 * There's a call for Jaunty Countdown Banners for website for display.
Those interested in graphics should look that over.
All you graphics yahoo's there's your chance for fame and glory.

 * Big UWN issue this week. Jeff Martin of our team join the UWN team
this week and is learning the ropes of publishing the issue. w00t
Jeff!!  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue131.  We
have 4 AZ Teams members on the UWN now.

 * 13 registered members at the new website: http://azloco.com.  150
hits on the counter.  I've had lots of compliments on the site.  We've
had a few blog entries, but we need more, so get in there an publish!
LOL.  All in all site is going nicely!

johnc4510 then began a discussion on setting up an email server for the
team.  The problem is that Drupal wants to send out acknowledgements
when people register, among other things.  Numerous suggestions were
made.  It was finally determined that we really didn't need to receive
email on the server, just send it.  It came out that we just need to
configure it such that the sendmail binary will have the right domain,
etc.  xHans said that the sendmail binary is provided by the mail server
package.  He still recommends moving to postfix, but the default exim
will work fine for that.

On the test server, johnc4510 has installed WordPress to play around
with. The idea being to migrate his WordPress blog from their website.   It's a work in progress.  If it works we may
install to the main server.  A further discussion was held on WordPress,
but for the time being it remains something for johnc4510 to play with.

Next, johnc4510 brought up hosting for state LUGS.  LUGY is already
hosted on our server.  slofgren explained that we will use a virtualhost
via apache but not a virtual machine.  It take setting up a new
available site in apache and restarting apache.  He also said that he
didn't think we want to be their whole services world but a help.  we
don't have unlimited resources here.  He felt our main goals with the
lugs is to just be helpful.

johnc4510 then turned to the idea of a calendar for the joint LUGS to
use.  It was decided that a separate sub-domain should be set up, like
cal.azloco.com.  It would be set up for two lug contacts per host.  That
would provide a main and a backup in case of sickness, vacations, etc.

johnc4510 and slofgren decided to try to set up the calendar and mail
server this week.

johnc4510 then turned the meeting over to xHans for PLUG announcements:

 * Nothing this week
 * Next week we have our east side meeting that will have a wrapup
presentation on SCaLE from the editor of lxer and a presentation on Free
Software and gaming.

johnc4510 then asked xHans about ABLEconf.  xHans replied that he wants
a local committee outside the Phoenix metro area with at least 3 people
dedicated to making it happen.  It shouldn't actually be that much time,
but we need locals to get locations and connect with local businesses
and organizations.  Also someone here in the loco and Cory from SCaLE. 
xHans thinks he's interested in building up a more involved group than
what tfug wants to be.  johnc4510 said that he should have some time
this week.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 PM.

== Credits ==
 * Craig A Eddy
 * John Crawford

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