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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: Server Team

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

New MOTU

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

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

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

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/

http://nixiepixel.com/blog//index.php/ubuntu-sucks-i-hate-linux

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

UWN #: A sneak peek

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Conclusion

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