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=== Arizona LoCo Install Fest ===

Arizona Lo``Co, in conjunction with the Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG), held an install fest on Saturday, January 31 at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. Wireless internet was no problem, plus the team had routers available to patch CAT5 cables into for those that didn't have wireless capability. The installfest took place in an upstairs room, so the team was able to hang their team banner off the guardrail with Velcro strips where it was highly visible to everyone entering the building. The team reported a fair turn out for installs, and lots of LUG folks attending to help if needed. Included by the team was a demonstration of Platinum Arts Sandbox on a Dell Mini 9. The event was a successful collaboration between the Lo``Co and PLUG, and everyone had a great time with lots of great inter-state cooperation between the team and the LUG's.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Installfest/Intrepid-Phoenix

Contents

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #127 for the week January 25th - January 31st, 2009. In this issue we cover ...

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In This Issue

General Community News

Call for testing of DRBD: Server Team

DRBD has been updated to the latest version in Jaunty. 8.3 brings in some interesting new features:

  • support for devices bigger than 4 TBytes
  • checksum based resynchronization to speed up resync processes over slow networks
  • support for stacked resource
  • RedHat cluster suite (rgmanager) integration scripts

Now that both the kernel module and the userspace tools have been updated DRBD is ready to be tested in Jaunty. Ante wrote up test instructions in a wiki page. Following his instructions and reporting the results is a great way to contribute to the Ubuntu Server team and help the shaping of the next release. If you’re already using DRBD in a specific environment and have access to a test setup, the Server Team would love to hear if this new version works well in your infrastructure. Let us know of your findings at the next Ubuntu Server Team meeting or on our mailing list: ubuntu-server@lists.ubuntu.com.

http://ubuntuserver.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/call-for-testing-drbd-83-in-jaunty/

New MOTU

Jonathan Thomas (JontheEchidna) has become a MOTU. Jonathan has been working extensively with the Kubuntu Ninjas, and is firmly among those to thank for both the effective management of Kubuntu bugs and rapid release of available KDE updates. Please welcome him to the team. Launchpad: https://edge.launchpad.net/~echidnaman Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Jonathan265

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-January/000390.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (46568) -112 over last week
  • Critical (26) +3 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (18566) +185 over last week
  • Unassigned (39101) -190 over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (246624) +1856 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 Jaunty

  • Spanish (17104)
  • French (52163)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (70628)
  • Swedish (71130)
  • English (Uk) (75619)

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope," see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/

Translation Stats Intrepid

  • Spanish (15815) -89 over last week
  • French (61310) -282 over last week
  • Swedish (72562) +/-0 over last week
  • Brazilian Portuguese (74878) -1126 over last week
  • English (UK) (81040) -133 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

  • dholbach (58)
  • pvillavi (55)
  • chrisccoulson (55)
  • mrkanister (50)
  • jgoguen (44)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

  • ubuntu-berlin (68)
  • ubuntu-de-locoteam (66)
  • ubuntu-us-florida (62)
  • ubuntu-cl (55)
  • ubuntu-ca (45)

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

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

  • "Scan wireless networks" option in NetworkManager

  • ubuntu main menu icons are too big, they take too much space
  • Every program in Ubuntu is using different way of handling the same problem
  • ubuntuforums.org may look unofficial for certain users
  • Updating several machines on the same network takes too much bandwidth

Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add your ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

LoCo News

Arizona LoCo Install Fest

Arizona LoCo, in conjunction with the Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG), held an install fest on Saturday, January 31 at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. Wireless internet was no problem, plus the team had routers available to patch CAT5 cables into for those that didn't have wireless capability. The installfest took place in an upstairs room, so the team was able to hang their team banner off the guardrail with Velcro strips where it was highly visible to everyone entering the building. The team reported a fair turn out for installs, and lots of LUG folks attending to help if needed. Included by the team was a demonstration of Platinum Arts Sandbox on a Dell Mini 9. The event was a successful collaboration between the LoCo and PLUG, and everyone had a great time with lots of great inter-state cooperation between the team and the LUG's.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Installfest/Intrepid-Phoenix

New in Intrepid Ibex

Launchpad News

Launchpad 2.2.1 released

http://news.launchpad.net/releases/launchpad-221-signed-ppas-and-easier-translation-exports-for-upstream-projects

Exporting translations upstream

http://news.launchpad.net/translations/partial-po-export-holding-post

Ubuntu Forums News

PartyBoi2 interview

http://matthewhelmke.net/2009/01/26/an-interview-with-partyboi2/

In The Press

5 Things Mark Shuttleworth Has Learned about Organizational Change

Esther Schindler of CIO talked to Mark Shuttleworth, and he demonstrated how open source collaboration can improve the ability to innovate.

  • The wisdom of the crowd - If everyone is going in the same direction, then no one stands out, and new ideas and optimization of ideas may fall by the wayside.
  • It is necessary to harness both individualism and teams - Once one has the individual has the inspiration, it takes a team to be able to develop it.
  • Tough times are good - With hard times, people look for more innovative ways of accomplishing things with less.
  • Large changes are only possible when they have the potential to deliver radical improvements - Small changes won't cause people to want to change. It takes large changes, radical improvements, to interest people in moving in a new direction.
  • The earth from space is the most beautiful thing most people never get to see - Seeing the earth from space gives a new perspective on the need to cooperate with each other peacefully.

Read more at http://www.cio.com/article/478250/_Things_Mark_Shuttleworth_Has_Learned_about_Organizational_Change

http://www.pr.com/press-release/129640

http://www.arm.com/iqonline/news/partnernews/24205.html

In The Blogosphere

36% of Ubuntu Users Seeking Mobile Internet Devices

  • Blogger Joe Panettieri of works with u give the results of their weekly pole about Ubuntu powered mobile internet devices (MIDs). According to the pole 36% of participants absolutely indtend to buy Ubuntu MIDs. 45% might be interested in a MID purchase depending on features, functions and price. And 19% of participants expect to purchase a smart phone or a netbook rather than an Ubuntu MID device. 106 works with u readers participated in the weekly poll. He then continues on with an update on some of the challenges that Ubuntu powered MIDs are facing. He blames netbooks as a major contributer to the delay of an Ubuntu MID device. Mr Panettieri thinks "the netbook craze, coupled with emerging platforms like Google Android, have limited Canonical's ability to drive interest in the MID concept." http://www.workswithu.com/2009/01/26/36-of-ubuntu-users-seeking-mobile-internet-devices/

http://www.ccieflyer.com/2009-Feb-KTokash-Ubuntu.php

http://abandonallfear.org.uk/2009/01/30/detux-2-years-of-ubuntu/

In Other News

Ubuntu pocket guide and reference book

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-January/000385.html (Please include facts from the first paragraph here: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-January/000394.html and the link)

Ubuntu Nokia Experiment

http://joey.ubuntu-rocks.org/blog/2009/01/29/the-ubuntu-nokia-experiment/ (Please include a disclaimer that this is not an Ubuntu or Nokia project, but a community grass-roots effort)

Meeting Summaries

Technical Board Meeting

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-January/000386.html

Server Team: January 2009

http://ubuntuserver.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/january-in-the-archive-a-view-from-the-ubuntu-server-team/

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Community Spotlight

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

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

Ubuntu 7.10 Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 8.10 Updates

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