[ubuntu-arizona] Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #85
Craig A. Eddy
tyche at cox.net
Wed Mar 18 18:05:39 GMT 2009
Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #85 for the week
March 9, March 15.
* Arizona Loco Newsletter
* Eighty Fifth Edition
* Powered by Ubuntu
* Wednesday-March 18, 2009
* Arizona Loco Team Wiki: ["ArizonaTeam"]
* Next meeting: Sunday March 22, 2009 9:00 PM
* Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-az
== Newsletter ==
=== Summary of the March 15, 2009 meeting ===
johnc4510 called the meeting to order at 9:01 PM
Johnc4510 began the meeting with some announcements:
* Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 6 released...link location with links to the
* Ubuntu Testing Day: Notify-OSD - Ubuntu Testing Day will be March
16th. Ubuntu Testing day is a special day where the Ubuntu Community
comes together with a shared goal of testing a specific set of ISO
images (Alpha, Beta, RC, Gold or Point releases), a specific feature, or
bugs needing verification. Taking the idea from the Ubuntu Bug Day,
Ubuntu Testing Day will apply the same concepts to ISO testing.
* Hug Day: March 19th - Target: cups - Planning Page:
* Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team has taken a step forward, with guidance
from Bodhi Zazen, and collaboration with Ubuntu Classroom. They are
offering IRC events and courses, held in #ubuntu-classroom. The first
two events will be on Security (March 19th and March 26th and cover
security. More info here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom
johnc4510 then asked Adler_ to introduce himself:
"I've been running Linux for 7 - 8 years. Started with SuSE, went to the
early versions of Ubuntu, ran SLED. Eventually ended up doing Jommla!
sites, SMF Forums, and run Wordpress." The Team welcomed Adler_.
duanedesign also introduced himself:
"I feel like a bit of a voyuer so I want to introduce myself. I am the
coordinator of the Oklahoma Loco. ShaneLofgren recently came to a
meeting and johnc4510 has been nice enough to help me with some
questions. I am goig to try and come by for your meetings just to get a
feel for how a more active Loco functions." duanedesign was encouraged
to join in any time he wanted to, and to ask lots of questions.
Info on the ASU Installfest next saturday:
http://paste.ubuntu.com/131814/ . All the info is there. Looks big,
and like a lot of fun. There will be other groups there. [Ed. note:
see also http://www.azloco.com/node/73 ]
johnc4510 then talked about the Jaunty Jackalpe events planning page:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/JauntyEvents . He promised to make
the wiki page for jaunty planning, and he did, but no one has put
anything on it. He needs you folks to start putting some ideas on it.
xHans asked if the Jaunty release party was going to coincide with
PLUG's April install fest. It was pointed out that the install fest was
only a couple of days after the actual release (April 23, which will be
a Thursday). johnc4510 replied that a lot would depend on whether or
not we had received a shipment of CDs by that time. xHans then said,
"if you want to wait for the CDs we could do a party of sorts then and
then do the release install fest at the end of May." This is a possible
alternative, if it looks like the CDs won't arrive on time.
ABLEcon...cory has agreed to help on the local committee
(http://www.ABLEconf.com/node/23), and we've exchanged phone numbers.
johnc4510 then asked for PLUG announcements from xHans.
* 2nd quarter classes are starting in a week at a couple of community
colleges. It's spring break this week, so contact them early in the
week if you want more info. The security class at MCC is wide open, but
needs 10 students before Tuesday afternoon, but it should be running at
EMCC. http://www.LuftHans.com/node/5656 . Talk to me if you need an
override for GNU/Linux system administration, CIS238DL. Thanks to
Dennis who's been selling out our intro class every quarter and has also
been selling out our sysadmin class!
* EMCC has several classes as well. http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/757
. They probably need a few more to run shell scripting and a half dozen
for GNU/Linux system administration.
* Both Free Software Stammtische are this week,
http://www.LuftHans.com/Free_Software_Stammtisch . The Tempe Stammtisch
will probably be a bit short as it's on St. Patrick's Day. The Free
Software Stammtisch is a social environment for GNU, Linux, *BSD and
Free Software enthusiasts. We start about 19:00 and run until we leave
or 22:00, whichever is later.
* There was an OpenStreetMap party today (Sunday), they're scheduled
back in May. We have a presentation scheduled at PLUG's May east side
meeting and then a two day mapping party on the weekend. That'll be
presentation on May 7th with mapping party on the 9th (same day as
security hackfest) and 10th.
johnc4510 then said, "We want to thank xHans once again for keeping us
up to date on the state events and happenings".
scott_ev then reminded johnc4510 that he was supposed to talk about bug
"Lately we have mentioned getting the team involved in bur triaging,
etc., so, johnc4510 asked me to put together a blog outlining the
procedures. It can be found at http://azloco.com/node/64 . The thing
is that QA is or can be as important to the longevity and well-being of
an OS as just about anything. To get involved you don't need to be a
power user or a developer. There are things that anyone with any skill
set can do. Remember too, for those of you that may want to pursue
Ubuntu membership, that launchpad karma is as important as team stuff.
The blog article is at http://azloco.com/node/64 . I eventually would
like to get the team working on bugs for hug day to be on the team bug
reporting stats. If you start with the link to bug triaging, it will
take you everywhere else you need to go. There are bugs that are easy
like duplicates and old untouched bugs and difficult bugs. We could
find space and time and devote a Saturday to the team getting together
for bug training, etc."
The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 PM.
== Credits ==
* Craig A Eddy
* John Crawford
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