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This is the first Kubuntu newsletter, keeping you up to date with current Kubuntu development. In this newsletter: release candidate, Kubuntu meeting, KOffice 1.5.1, Kubuntu in Rosetta, Adept 2.0, Icecream and the Summer of Code.
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== Shipit For Kubuntu == == Release Candidate ==
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As part of an increased commitment from Canonical to Kubuntu orders are now being taken for free Kubuntu CDs of version 6.06 to be released at the start of June. You can get free CDs for PC and 64-bit PCs. The Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate was made available yesterday.
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== Kubuntu at LinuxTag == There have been no critical bugs from the Release Candidate so please test it
either from a fresh install or by upgrading from Breezy and let us know how
you get on. We especially welcome reports of installs from the new Ubiquity
installer on the Desktop CD.
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Kubuntu had a very successful stand at LinuxTag in Germany, many thanks to the German Kubuntu people for answering so many questions for the 4 days. Mirjam kindly wrote us this report  https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuDapperFeedback
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  http://kubuntu.org/announcements/linuxtag2006.php == Kubuntu Meeting ==
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On the Saturday several Kubuntu developers met with KDE developers and Mark Shuttleworth to discuss better collaboration. Mark said how he wants to employ more developers with a KDE background to the Canonical distro team. Canonical will become one of the first KDE Patrons in a new scheme being launched by KDE. The first Kubuntu Meeting with the new Kubuntu Council was held, minutes are
available at:

 https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Meetings/2006-05-22

We approved three new members, imbrandon, toma and kwwii. We also discussed
what needs to be done before the final release.

The next meeting is on June 6th at 21:00UTC in #ubuntu-meeting, all welcome.

== KOffice 1.5.1 ==

KOffice 1.5.1 was released and packages are available for Kubuntu

 http://kubuntu.org/announcements/koffice-151.php

These packages contain a fix for the Kexi tables problem. Unfortunately the 1.5.1
release was too late to get into Dapper.

== Kubuntu in Rosetta ==

Rosetta is now complete for the upcoming release. This is the first release where
Rosetta supports Kubuntu and all of KDE in main has been imported.

 https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2006-May/000082.html

I sent out some guidance to KDE translators in using Rosetta.

 https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2006-May/000082.html

Jonathan Jesse noted that Kubuntu Docs have been imported into Rosetta and
translations of them are very welcome.

  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kubuntu-devel/2006-May/001218.html

== Adept 2.0 ==

Peter Rockai released Adept 2.0. Adept is Kubuntu's package manager and the
2.0 release adds an update notifier icon in the system tray and a simplified
Add/Remove Programs installer.

== Icecream Packages ==

Icecream packages have entered the archive as icecc and icecc-monitor. Icecream
is a cluster compiler, similar to distcc but with a central server for automatic setup. It was
written by KDE Developer Stephen Kulow.

  http://wiki.kde.org/Icecream

== Kubuntu Summer of Code ==

Google's Summer of Code 2006 has begun and Kubuntu has four students
working on QTParted, Guidance, a floppy/USB disk formatting tool and a
port of the Ubuntu OEM installer. These should be exciting projects.

Kubuntu Newsletter

In this newsletter: release candidate, Kubuntu meeting, KOffice 1.5.1, Kubuntu in Rosetta, Adept 2.0, Icecream and the Summer of Code.

Release Candidate

The Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate was made available yesterday.

There have been no critical bugs from the Release Candidate so please test it either from a fresh install or by upgrading from Breezy and let us know how you get on. We especially welcome reports of installs from the new Ubiquity installer on the Desktop CD.

Kubuntu Meeting

The first Kubuntu Meeting with the new Kubuntu Council was held, minutes are available at:

We approved three new members, imbrandon, toma and kwwii. We also discussed what needs to be done before the final release.

The next meeting is on June 6th at 21:00UTC in #ubuntu-meeting, all welcome.

KOffice 1.5.1

KOffice 1.5.1 was released and packages are available for Kubuntu

These packages contain a fix for the Kexi tables problem. Unfortunately the 1.5.1 release was too late to get into Dapper.

Kubuntu in Rosetta

Rosetta is now complete for the upcoming release. This is the first release where Rosetta supports Kubuntu and all of KDE in main has been imported.

I sent out some guidance to KDE translators in using Rosetta.

Jonathan Jesse noted that Kubuntu Docs have been imported into Rosetta and translations of them are very welcome.

Adept 2.0

Peter Rockai released Adept 2.0. Adept is Kubuntu's package manager and the 2.0 release adds an update notifier icon in the system tray and a simplified Add/Remove Programs installer.

Icecream Packages

Icecream packages have entered the archive as icecc and icecc-monitor. Icecream is a cluster compiler, similar to distcc but with a central server for automatic setup. It was written by KDE Developer Stephen Kulow.

Kubuntu Summer of Code

Google's Summer of Code 2006 has begun and Kubuntu has four students working on QTParted, Guidance, a floppy/USB disk formatting tool and a port of the Ubuntu OEM installer. These should be exciting projects.

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