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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 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 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

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:

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:

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

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
  • 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.

LoCo News

New in Intrepid Ibex

Launchpad News

Launchpad 2.2.1 released

Exporting translations upstream

Ubuntu Forums News

PartyBoi2 interview

In The Press

5 Things Mark Shuttleworth Has Learned about Organizational Change

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Ubuntu pocket guide and reference book (Please include facts from the first paragraph here: and the link)

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

Server Team: January 2009

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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