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This is the first Kubuntu newsletter, keeping you up to date with current Kubuntu development. Important in this issue is shipit, LinuxTag and the Kubuntu Council. This is the first Kubuntu newsletter, keeping you up to date with current Kubuntu development. Read on for Shipit CDs, LinuxTag and the Kubuntu Council.

Kubuntu Newsletter

This is the first Kubuntu newsletter, keeping you up to date with current Kubuntu development. Read on for Shipit CDs, LinuxTag and the Kubuntu Council.

Shipit For Kubuntu

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.

Kubuntu Council

Kubuntu will have a council to consider memberships for Kubuntu helpers to Ubuntu and decide any other issue at Kubuntu meetings. By general consensus the members for the first year will be: Jonathan Riddell, Anthony Mercantine, Raphael Pinson, Tom Albers (our KDE link), Sarah Hobbs and Achim Bohnet.

The next Kubuntu meeting is planned for Monday 22nd May at 21:00UTC on #ubuntu-meeting. All welcome.

Kubuntu at LinuxTag

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

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.

Amarok 1.4

Amarok 1.4 has been released and packages are available for Kubuntu. Unfortunately release is too late to get into dapper.

Rosetta Support

All of Kubuntu is now in Rosetta, the translation module of Launchpad. Translating Kubuntu is now as easy as filling in a web form. I'll be sending an announcement to KDE translators shortly to discuss how best to take advantage of Rosetta.

Development Status

With less than two weeks to go development is now in heavy bug fixing mode. The update to CUPS 1.2 seems to have fixed all the major printing problems we were having. Ken Wimer has been touching up his Dapper artwork, so everything looks really shiny. Luka Reno has done a great job fixing various problems with knetworkconf.

The new live CD installer Ubiquity is looking really nice and I'm getting a good number of reports of successful installs. Next week will be the release candidate, please help us by testing the live CD installer when that is released. Ping me (Riddell on IRC) with reports of successful or unsuccessful installs.

Reports of successful or unsuccessful upgrades from breezy are also very welcome, using sudo apt-get dist-upgrade or adept-updater.

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