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 We need a way to effectively implement and tie together the various translations that are already starting to pop up such as https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletterPolish/Issue1 Hi guys
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  Can someone move Polish translation to appriopriate address - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue1/Polish ? I agree that this scheme is better. -- mav I had another thought about something cool for Ubuntu Weekly News. There are a ton of features in Dapper that people don't know about. And of course there will be a bunch of new features in Edgy. Many, if not most of these are listed as specs.

It would be cool, each week, to have a paragraph on a Dapper feature (implemented) perhaps with some commentary from the guys who did the work. And of course, to also cover a feature-in-development for Edgy, partly as a heads-up "what's coming down the pike" and partly as a way of getting developers interested in helping deliver that new feature.

Thoughts?

Mark

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Agreed. This may also be a good way to help inspire some kind folks to
document some of these features, since there are some shiny features that
aren't necessarily discoverable.

Some examples off the top of my head:

- The OEM installation mode (new in 5.10)
- Translating menu entries using Rosetta and language packs (new in 6.06)
- Booting from USB devices (new in 6.06)

Perhaps it would be a good idea to create a wiki page to pool ideas for
future editions of these various "<foo> of the week" categories. I'd gladly
add new bullets there when I think of them, and someone could select an
interesting one from the list each week.

App of the week

 Highlight an interesting application in main. Write a one-paragraph
 introduction to an app you love, with a link to more information for
 interested users. This would be a good way to help users discover new
 applications and make the most of their Ubuntu systems.

 Suggestion to get things started: update-manager (specifically the
 Breezy->Dapper upgrade functionality, which is already documented)

Team of the week

 Introduce a new or existing Ubuntu team, describe its purpose, provide
 contact information, instructions for joining the team in Launchpad, etc.
 Invite people to join if they are interested in helping the team pursue
 its goals.

 Suggestion to get things started: ubuntu-printing (tired of complaining
 about printing bugs? here's how to help! one of the existing members can
 provide a blurb)

Both of these would be accompanied by an invitation for users to submit a
team or app for a future week. These can be very short blurbs, and I think
we would get a steady flow of contributions once the newsletter is widely
read.

Thoughts?

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 - mdz

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Hey Matt,

I think this is a great idea! It will allow us to learn about other
fellow Ubunteiros and understand what they're doing. It would also
allow us to share some of our methods for doing [insert task here],
which could be helpfull to somebody else.

Three loud Brazilian-style cheers from me!
--
Og B. Maciel

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We actually planned for something for the 1st Edubuntu newsletter like
a Tip of the Week for LTSP deployment - it should be community
contributed as much as possible.

The printing problem is a good issue to tackle as well, not to mention
mounting drives (if needed) and even some non-trivial stuff like
bluetooth which are not properly documented.

Yes its workable =)

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It might be a good idea to logically aggregate the list based on the
disk set, i.e. desktop, server and alternate install. That way any
specific features can also be highlighted in-turn attracting writers who
specialize in a "type" of install. For example, I do much more work with
server installs and a good writeup on the new integrated LAMP setup
would be interesting (oops did I just volunteer to do that?!?!).

Akshay

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Another idea for a recurring item would be a tip, FAQ or solution to a
common problem. The folks who do a lot of support on IRC and the forums
would probably be glad to contribute ideas for that, to help cut down on
their own workloads.

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The first thing that comes to mind is I'd like to be able to read the
Ubuntu weekly news via liferea/bloglines with all the rest of my news.
Considering the weekly news is being wikified, is it possible to get it
as an RSS/Atom feed?

Another thing that comes to mind is: Great work guys, thank you :)

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Does this have to be limited to main repo? I know there's support (and potentially stability) issues in universe, but there are a lot of useful & stable apps in universe...

Either way, I'll look at getting some short blurbs written; I always enjoy this sort of 'my pet app' things in other publications!

Brian

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We want the audience to be as broad as possible, including users who choose
not to use unsupported or non-free software. Indeed, we should prefer to
highlight software which is immediately available via Add/Remove, as that is
the most accessible to the most users.
- Hide quoted text -

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 - mdz

Do you have any ideas for the newletter? Let us know what you would like to see in future issues of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter by adding you idea to the Ideas page.


Hi guys

I had another thought about something cool for Ubuntu Weekly News. There are a ton of features in Dapper that people don't know about. And of course there will be a bunch of new features in Edgy. Many, if not most of these are listed as specs.

It would be cool, each week, to have a paragraph on a Dapper feature (implemented) perhaps with some commentary from the guys who did the work. And of course, to also cover a feature-in-development for Edgy, partly as a heads-up "what's coming down the pike" and partly as a way of getting developers interested in helping deliver that new feature.

Thoughts?

Mark


Agreed. This may also be a good way to help inspire some kind folks to document some of these features, since there are some shiny features that aren't necessarily discoverable.

Some examples off the top of my head:

- The OEM installation mode (new in 5.10) - Translating menu entries using Rosetta and language packs (new in 6.06) - Booting from USB devices (new in 6.06)

Perhaps it would be a good idea to create a wiki page to pool ideas for future editions of these various "<foo> of the week" categories. I'd gladly add new bullets there when I think of them, and someone could select an interesting one from the list each week.

App of the week

  • Highlight an interesting application in main. Write a one-paragraph introduction to an app you love, with a link to more information for interested users. This would be a good way to help users discover new applications and make the most of their Ubuntu systems. Suggestion to get things started: update-manager (specifically the

    Breezy->Dapper upgrade functionality, which is already documented)

Team of the week

  • Introduce a new or existing Ubuntu team, describe its purpose, provide contact information, instructions for joining the team in Launchpad, etc. Invite people to join if they are interested in helping the team pursue its goals. Suggestion to get things started: ubuntu-printing (tired of complaining about printing bugs? here's how to help! one of the existing members can provide a blurb)

Both of these would be accompanied by an invitation for users to submit a team or app for a future week. These can be very short blurbs, and I think we would get a steady flow of contributions once the newsletter is widely read.

Thoughts?

--

  • - mdz


Hey Matt,

I think this is a great idea! It will allow us to learn about other fellow Ubunteiros and understand what they're doing. It would also allow us to share some of our methods for doing [insert task here], which could be helpfull to somebody else.

Three loud Brazilian-style cheers from me! -- Og B. Maciel


We actually planned for something for the 1st Edubuntu newsletter like a Tip of the Week for LTSP deployment - it should be community contributed as much as possible.

The printing problem is a good issue to tackle as well, not to mention mounting drives (if needed) and even some non-trivial stuff like bluetooth which are not properly documented.

Yes its workable =)


It might be a good idea to logically aggregate the list based on the disk set, i.e. desktop, server and alternate install. That way any specific features can also be highlighted in-turn attracting writers who specialize in a "type" of install. For example, I do much more work with server installs and a good writeup on the new integrated LAMP setup would be interesting (oops did I just volunteer to do that?!?!).

Akshay


Another idea for a recurring item would be a tip, FAQ or solution to a common problem. The folks who do a lot of support on IRC and the forums would probably be glad to contribute ideas for that, to help cut down on their own workloads.


The first thing that comes to mind is I'd like to be able to read the Ubuntu weekly news via liferea/bloglines with all the rest of my news. Considering the weekly news is being wikified, is it possible to get it as an RSS/Atom feed?

Another thing that comes to mind is: Great work guys, thank you Smile :)


Does this have to be limited to main repo? I know there's support (and potentially stability) issues in universe, but there are a lot of useful & stable apps in universe...

Either way, I'll look at getting some short blurbs written; I always enjoy this sort of 'my pet app' things in other publications!

Brian


We want the audience to be as broad as possible, including users who choose not to use unsupported or non-free software. Indeed, we should prefer to highlight software which is immediately available via Add/Remove, as that is the most accessible to the most users. - Hide quoted text -

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  • - mdz

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