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## Bug stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).

    * Open (#) +/- # over last week
    * Critical (#) +/- # over last week
    * Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
    * Unassigned (#) +/- # over last week
    * All bugs ever reported (#) +/- # over last week
 * Open (48693)+237 over last week
 * Critical (18)-1 over last week
 * Unconfirmed (19667)-186 over last week
 * Unassigned (40549)+250 over last week
 * All bugs ever reported (233877)+1639 over last week
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## Translation stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy (or current release)
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).
## List the top 5 untranslated languages.

 1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 2. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 3. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 4. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 5. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 * Spanish (18544)-365 over last week
 * French (61913)-21 over last week
 * Swedish (76522)-10 over last week
 * English (UK) (81459) +/-0 over last week
 * Brazilian Portuguese (82142)-375 over last week
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Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days

    * crimsun (392)
    * maco.m (60)
    * chrisccoulson (47)
    * hew (35)
    * angusthefuzz (29)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

    * dcteam (452)
    * ubuntu-au (35)
    * ubuntu-us-ohio (29)
    * ubuntu-pl (15)
    * ubuntu-cl (12)
==== Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days ====

   * crimsun (550)
   * jibel (297)
   * Chrisccoulson (85)
   * alessandro-ghersi (55)
   * hew (47)

==== Top 5 teams for the past 7 days ====

   * dcteam (552)
   * ubuntu-berlin (55)
   * ubuntu-de-locoteam (55)
   * ubuntu-au (47)
   * ubuntu-chicago (23)
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## Data pulled from mailing lists and http://fridge.ubuntu.com
## Either use bullets or sub-headings to organize content.
## Format:
##
## === Friday, March 16, 2007 ===
##
## ==== MOTU Meeting ====
## * Start: 10:00
## * End: 12:00
## * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
## * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Meetings
=== Monday, December 1, 2008 ===

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:00 UTC (Tuesday, December 2, 2008)
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Tuesday, December 2, 2008 ===

==== Server Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 16:00 UTC
 * End: 17:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

==== Community Council Meeting ====

 * Start: 21:00 UTC
 * End: 23:00 UTC
 * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda

==== Forum Council Meeting ====

 * Start: 23:00 UTC
 * End: 00:00 UTC (Wednesday, December 3, 2008)
 * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Wednesday, December 3, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu Classroom Meeting ====

 * Start: 01:00 UTC
 * End: 02:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom/MeetingAgenda2008Dec3

==== Ubuntu-us-pa Lo``Co team Meeting ====

 * Start: 12:30 UTC
 * End: 13:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-pa
 * Agenda: None as of publication

==== Foundation Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 16:00 UTC
 * End: 17:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== QA Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

=== Thursday, December 4, 2008 ===

==== Maryland Lo``Co IRC Meeting ===

 * Start: 00:00 UTC
 * End: 01:00 UTC
 * Location: #ubuntu-us-md
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End: 13:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 13:00 UTC
 * End: 14:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End: 15:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication
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## http://www.ubuntu.com/usn
## List all security advisories since last UWN.
## Format: * USN-###-#: <package name> vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-###-#
## Ex: * USN-389-1: GnuPG vulnerability - [WWW] http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-389-1
 * USN-674-2: HPLIP vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-674-2
 * USN-675-1: Pidgin vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-675-1
 * USN-675-2: Gaim vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-675-2
 * USN-676-1: WebKit vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-676-1
 * USN-677-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-677-1
 * USN-668-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-668-1
 * USN-678-1: GnuTLS vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-678-1
 * USN-680-1: Samba vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-680-1
 * USN-679-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-679-1
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## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## Ex: * postgresql-8.1_8.1.11-0ubuntu0.6.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2008-January/008478.html
 * None Reported
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## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes
## List all u
ploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename>
- <link to mailing list message>
## Ex: * tzdata
2007h-0ubuntu0.7.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009951.html
 * compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.5.2+git20070928-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-November/010325.html
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## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## Ex: * tzdata 2007h-0ubuntu0.8.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-May/009951.html
 * hal-info 20081124-0ubuntu1~hardy - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012125.html
 * compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.7.4-0ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012126.html
 * bacula 2.2.8-5ubuntu7.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012127.html
 * compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.7.4-0ubuntu6.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012128.html
 * php5 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012129.html
 * cupsys 1.3.7-1ubuntu3.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012130.html
 * linux 2.6.24-23.46 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012131.html
 * console-setup 1.21ubuntu9 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-November/012132.html
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## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
 * hal-info 20081124-0ubuntu1~intrepid - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009511.html
 * linux-restricted-modules 2.6.27-10.14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009512.html
 * linux-backports-modules-2.6.27 2.6.27-10.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009513.html
 * debian-installer 20080522ubuntu24 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009514.html
 * compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.7.8-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009515.html
 * libgnomecanvas 2.20.1.1-1ubuntu3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009516.html
 * kde4-style-qtcurve 0.59.3-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009517.html
 * linux-meta 2.6.27.10.13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009518.html
 * debian-installer 20080522ubuntu25 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009519.html
 * opencryptoki 2.2.6+dfsg-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009520.html
 * gedit 2.24.2-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009521.html
 * gnome-settings-daemon 2.24.0-0ubuntu3.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009522.html
 * evolution-exchange 2.24.2-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009524.html
 * evolution-data-server 2.24.2-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009523.html
 * evolution 2.24.2-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009525.html
 * open-vm-tools 2008.08.08-109361-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009526.html
 * alsa-utils 1.0.17-0ubuntu3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009527.html
 * cups 1.3.9-2ubuntu4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009528.html
 * splix 2.0.0~rc2-0ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009529.html
 * libv4l 0.5.6-1~intrepid1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009530.html
 * console-setup 1.25ubuntu4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009531.html
 * tracker 0.6.6-1ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009532.html
 * network-manager 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu1.8.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-November/009533.html
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 * Your Name Here  * Kenny Mc``Henry

Contents

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue ## for the week MONTH DAY - DAY, YEAR. In this issue we cover ...

UWN Translations

  • Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the information you need.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase II

http://www.jonobacon.org/?p=1427

Interview (maybe move this to ION)

http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/11/26/an-interview-with-nicolas-valcarcel/

Archive of Interviews

(Work in progress)

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=282

New MOTU: Onkar Shinde

We're very pleased to announce that Onkar Shinde (slytherin) joined the MOTU team. His outstanding work in the area of Java packaging and maintenance made our choice easy.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (48693)+237 over last week
  • Critical (18)-1 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (19667)-186 over last week
  • Unassigned (40549)+250 over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (233877)+1639 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Infamous Bugs

Translation Stats Intrepid

  • Spanish (18544)-365 over last week
  • French (61913)-21 over last week
  • Swedish (76522)-10 over last week
  • English (UK) (81459) +/-0 over last week
  • Brazilian Portuguese (82142)-375 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex," see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/

5-a-day bug stats

Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days

  • crimsun (550)
  • jibel (297)
  • Chrisccoulson (85)
  • alessandro-ghersi (55)
  • hew (47)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

  • dcteam (552)
  • ubuntu-berlin (55)
  • ubuntu-de-locoteam (55)
  • ubuntu-au (47)
  • ubuntu-chicago (23)

5-A-Day stats provided by Daniel Holbach. See http://daniel.holba.ch/5-a-day-stats/

LoCo News

Ubuntu Tamil Team

Tiruppur, Nov 22. The Textile Town of TamilNadu, India - Tiruppur(1) witnessed Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex release by its IT Association - TITA(2). Members of Tiruppur IT Association were demonstrated Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex and its various features starting from Tamil Language support, Multimedia Capabilities, Office Suites, Package Management techniques, Wine etc.,

Ubuntu Tamil Team put forth the idea, that a one day Monthly Training program be organized for people who purchase computers through the Association Members, on Ubuntu by the Association itself. This will motivate people to switch over to Free Software with confidence.

Sri Ramadoss and Siva from Ubuntu Tamil Team conducted the event. The second day event explored the Ubuntu Server capabilities for the TITA members. More demand were made on the Server segment.

It was a memorable event and Special Thanks for Tiruppur IT Association for providing us this opportunity. Our heart felt gratitude to Mr. Ravichadran, President of IT association, Mr. Babu, Mr. Thiyagu, Mr. Senthil and others for backing and helping us in conducting this event.

Photos soon at: http://amachu.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/tiruppur-intrepid-lauch/

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirupur (2) http://tita.in

Tunisia Team

http://rafiiik.blogspot.com/2008/11/ubuntu-install-party-et-confrences.html

New in Intrepid Ibex

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

http://bapoumba.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/rss-feeds-for-ubuntuforums/

In The Press

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=os_threeway_2008&num=1

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Xavier School Deploys 600 Ubuntu Linux Desktops

Xavier School in San Juan, Phillipines has deployed more than 600 Ubuntu desktops. The switch from Windows was brought about due to a budget issue based on Microsoft's base licenses and subscription licenses. http://www.workswithu.com/2008/11/25/xavier-school-deploys-600-ubuntu-linux-desktops/

Ubuntu Podcast #13

Josh Chase and Nick Ali from the Georgia US LoCo released episode #13. Some topics covered:

  • Release of Jaunty Alpha 1
  • Ubuntu US shop is open for business
  • Ubuntu Hall of Fame
  • New theme on help.ubuntu.com
  • Lots of LoCos had 8.10 release parties

  • Linux Identity magazine covering Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu onto the ARM architecture
  • Aaron Seigo, a KDE developer, has a podcast on UStream

    http://ubuntupodcast.net/2008/11/25/ubuntu-podcast-episode-13/

Hardening the Linux Desktop

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/edu/l-dw-linux-harden-desktop-i.html

Using Ubuntu as for the tutorial (registration required)

Coming soon: Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

Due to be released in mid-January, the Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Refernce is a succinct, yet comprehensive guide allowing readers to understand core competencies without wading through volumes. Available from Amazon or a free PDF version will be also be available. http://www.ubuntukungfu.org/blog/2008/11/coming-soon-ubuntu-pocket-guide-and-reference/

Speed up your Ubuntu

techradar.com brings us some hints how to speed up our Ubuntu 8.10 installation. 50 ideas in total will let you quite a choice what you might need or not. http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/50-amazing-ubuntu-time-saving-tips-482714

Meeting Summaries

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monday, December 1, 2008

Kernel Team Meeting

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 18:00 UTC (Tuesday, December 2, 2008)
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Server Team Meeting

Community Council Meeting

Forum Council Meeting

  • Start: 23:00 UTC
  • End: 00:00 UTC (Wednesday, December 3, 2008)
  • Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ubuntu Classroom Meeting

Ubuntu-us-pa Lo``Co team Meeting

  • Start: 12:30 UTC
  • End: 13:30 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-pa
  • Agenda: None as of publication

Foundation Team Meeting

  • Start: 16:00 UTC
  • End: 17:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

QA Team Meeting

Thursday, December 4, 2008

==== Maryland LoCo IRC Meeting ===

  • Start: 00:00 UTC
  • End: 01:00 UTC
  • Location: #ubuntu-us-md
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting

  • Start: 12:00 UTC
  • End: 13:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Desktop Team Meeting

Ubuntu Java Meeting

  • Start: 14:00 UTC
  • End: 15:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Community Spotlight

Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.10, 8.04, and 8.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

  • None Reported

Ubuntu 7.10 Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 8.10 Updates

UWN #: A sneak peek

Archives and RSS Feed

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Additional Ubuntu News

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Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Nick Ali
  • John Crawford
  • Craig A. Eddy
  • Arlan Vennefron
  • Kenny McHenry

  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

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