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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #12 for the week of August 27 - Sept 2, 2006 Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #12 for the week of August 27 - September 2, 2006
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Welcome to this weeks issue of the Weekly news. The main news this week in the Ubuntu world has been the release of a milestone image and call for testing&mdash;you can read about that below. We also have a roundup of news from the Google Summer-of-Code student projects and sneak preview news of another little project, 'upstart', by Ubuntu Developer Scott James Remnany and designed to change the way that Ubuntu boots for the first time in 30years. Welcome to this weeks issue of the Weekly news. The main news this week in the Ubuntu world has been the release of a milestone image and call for testing&mdash;you can read about that below. We also have a roundup of news from the Google Summer-of-Code student projects and sneak preview news of another little project, 'upstart', by Ubuntu Developer Scott James Remnant and designed to change the way that a Unix/Linux boots for the first time in 30 years.
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Google's Summer of Code projects were handed in on August 21 and we can now see the final results. As previously reported, Ubuntu started with 22 projects, as can be seen at [http://code.google.com/soc/ubuntu/about.html Google's page of Ubuntu projects]. First, lets start by looking at the Ubuntu-specific projects.

**BRAINDUMP CURRENTLY, NEEDS EDITING**
Google's Summer of Code projects were handed in on August 21 and we can now see the final results. As previously reported, Ubuntu started with 22 projects, which can be seen at [http://code.google.com/soc/ubuntu/about.html Google's page of Ubuntu projects]. First, lets start by looking at the Ubuntu-specific projects.
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The vast majority of the projects were for Ubuntu specifically and they covered a diverse range of topics. The Ubuntu specific projects covered a variety of different topics.
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GLaunchpad/Consiel : GNOME Launchpad front-end by Dricot Lionel - http://ploum.frimouvy.org/?115-conseil-001-in-the-middle-of-the-boxes
 * Status - Released
 * Project page -
 * Blog -

GLaunchpad/Consiel : GNOME Launchpad front-end by Lionel Dricot-
 * Status - R
eleased
 * Blog and Project page
- http://ploum.frimouvy.org/?115-conseil-001-in-the-middle-of-the-boxes
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 * Status - Some coding work done, unknown release  * Status - Some coding work done, unknown if released
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 * Blog -
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 * Status - Unknown (ajmitch pinged on IRC)  * Status - Unknown
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 * Blog -
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There were 4 Kubuntu specific projects. Jonathon Riddell, head developer of Kubuntu, has created a [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KubuntuSummerOfCode2006 status page on the Ubuntu wiki] There were 4 Kubuntu specific projects. Jonathon Riddell, the lead developer of Kubuntu, has created a [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KubuntuSummerOfCode2006 status page on the Ubuntu wiki]
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 * Status - Working  * Status - In KDE SVN, under guidance module
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Yuriy Kozlov says:
"The project is a configuration module goes in system settings to provide easy and logical access to configuration for running windows programs with wine it has all the features of winecfg and a bit more and is a bit more friendly. It's basically done, but i need to get a patch into wine for one of the settings to work right. Wine devs wanted my patch to change a bit more than i intended, so once that gets in i need to change that part of my module a little as well. Currently it's all in guidance in KDE svn."
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3 Edubuntu-specific projects were accepted,   3 Edubuntu-specific projects were accepted.
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 * Project Page -
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On-screen keyboard targeted at tablets by Chris Jones
 * Status - Released
OnBoard - On-screen keyboard targeted at tablets by Chris Jones
 * Status - Released
 * Project page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility/Projects/onBoard
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Bazaar, a distrbuted revision control system, also had 2 projects for Summer of Code Bazaar, a distributed revision control system, also had 2 projects for Summer of Code
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There were no security updates this week
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OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 has been uploaded to dapper-proposed, the testing archive for updates to Ubuntu 6.06. Using the -proposed archive helps ensure new updates are free of serious bugs before they are released to the general -updates archive. If you are able, please help us test this update. You can find more information at FIXME (location of wiki page that talks about how to test dapper-proposed)
  (FIXME: Can't find a good way to put "help the developers avoid issues such as the X.org breakage." without it sounding really negative)
OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 has been uploaded to dapper-proposed, the testing archive for updates to Ubuntu 6.06. Using the -proposed archive helps ensure new updates are free of serious bugs, such as the X.org issue, before they are released to the general -updates archive. If you are able, please help us test this update. You can find more information at FIXME (location of wiki page that talks about how to test dapper-proposed)
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The following apps where backported to 6.06 this week: The backports team has been busy thins week, and the following apps where backported to 6.06 this week:
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What a week it was.

Anyone using DBUS has to thank Sebastian Droege, Michael Biebl, Sjoerd Simons, Anthony Baxter, Daniel Stone, David Zeuthen, Michel Daenzer, Daniel Silverstone, Kevin Ottens, Daniel Holbach, and they are just the ones I know about this week. There were 56 bugs squashed in the work undertaken here. Why is this so important? DBUS is what makes GNOME work, it is the underlying engine that allows one part of gnome communicate with others. Your author is seriously impressed with this. Giuseppe Borzi brought in keyTouch editor 2, which should make people's lives easier with this program to configure the extra function keys of the keyboard.

Matthias Klose has brought in some new Java material. A Java runtime environment using GIJ, a Java runtime environment with GCJ, and a web browser plugin to execute Java (tm) applets.

Daniel T Chen has brought in quodlibet an audio library manager and player for GTK+ and has closed some of the delta between Ubuntu and Devian, some of this work depended on the work of Bastian Kleineidam.

Maintainer: Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>
Changed-By: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
Description:
 sqlrelay - Database connection pooling, proxying and load balancing
Closes: 348387 353947
Changes:
 sqlrelay (1:0.37.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * New upstream version.
   
   Urgency: low
Maintainer: Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org>
Changed-By: J?r?mie Corbier <jcorbier@ubuntu.com>
Description:
 freeradius - a high-performance and highly configurable RADIUS server
Closes: 380204
Changes:
 freeradius (1.1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   [ Stephen Gran ]
   * Add and rework ubuntu /var/run/tmpfs patch
   * Add LSB init script headers
   * Actually trap errors in init script, how about?
 .
   [ Mark Hymers ]
   * New upstream version.
   * New version of autotools in 1.1.3. Closes: #380204
   * Remove previous patches merged upstream:
     - 01-actually_check_for_unset_password.dpatch
   * Only do user creation, group addition, chmod and chown stuff in postinst
     on an initial install to avoid clobbering local changes.
   * Do not build the java support on arm, mips, mipsel, hppa; FTBFS.
   * Create the sqlrelay user in sqlrelay's postinst. Closes: #353947.
   * Remove ${DESTDIR} from the pkgconfig files. Closes: #348387.

Maintainer: Roy Hiu-yeung Chan <hychan@glink.net.hk>
Changed-By: Gauvain Pocentek <gauvainpocentek@gmail.com>
Description:
 stardict - International dictionary written in GTK+ 2.x
Closes: 289996 361667 378807 379152
Changes:
 stardict (2.4.7-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
 .
   * Non-maintainer upload to Fix Failure To Build From Source due to a
     compilation problem in 64bit architectures.
   * Added debian/patches/fix64bit.diff. Thanks to Mike O'Connor for the
     patch. (Closes: #379152)
   * Added debian/patches/libtool_is_a_fool.diff, that fixes the rpath problem
     of libtool for stardict.
 .
 stardict (2.4.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * FTBFS: Forgot to add bzip2 build-dependency. Thanks to Aarom Ucko
     for the reminder! (Closes: Bug#378807)
   * Also: Build-Depends: libpcre3-dev, needed by dsl2dict in stardict-tools.
   * [debian/patches/00list]: Actually enable jm2stardict.diff this time.
 .
 stardict (2.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * New upstream version. (Closes: Bug#361667)
   * Changed packaging method: Now the pristine upstream bzip2 tarball is
     placed as-is within the Debian source package. The autogen.sh is also
     run at build time. (Closes: Bug#289996)
   * Upgraded Standards-Version from 3.6.2 to 3.7.2.
   * Updated package description and copyright information.
What a week it was in the world of things edgy.

Anyone using DBUS has to thank Sebastian Droege, Michael Biebl, Sjoerd Simons, Anthony Baxter, Daniel Stone, David Zeuthen, Michel Daenzer, Daniel Silverstone, Kevin Ottens, Daniel Holbach, and they are just the ones I know about this week. There were 56 bugs squashed in the work undertaken here. Why is this so important? DBUS is what makes GNOME work, it is the underlying engine that allows one part of gnome communicate with others. This reviewer is seriously impressed with the size of the task undertaken.
Giuseppe Borzi brought in keyTouch editor 2, which should make people's lives easier with this program to configure the extra function keys of the keyboard.
Matthias Klose added a Java runtime environment using GIJ, a Java runtime environment with GCJ, and a web browser plugin to execute Java (tm) applets.
Daniel T Chen has brought in quodlibet, an audio library manager and player for GTK+, and has closed some of the delta between Ubuntu and Debian. Some of this work depended on the work of Bastian Kleineidam.
Lucas Nussbaum working on sqlrelay is bringing some egdy goodness to those who indulge in database connection pooling, proxying and load balancing.
Jeremie Corbier, Stephen Gran and Mark Hymers brought us a new version of freeradius, a high-performance and highly configurable RADIUS server.
Gauvain Pocentek and Mike O'Connor brought edgy a new version of stardict, an international dictionary written in GTK+ 2.x that improves our fuzzy pattern matching abilities.
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 * Open (14687) (+209 over last week)
 * Unconfirmed (7809)
 * Unassigned (9939)
 * All bugs ever reported (52355)
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The xkcd webcomic takes an amusing look at the sudo command:

attachment:sandwich.png

Source: http://xkcd.com/c149.html

Search''Open''Source.com takes a look at Ubuntu's success and future prospects:

''The message from end users is consistent: Ubuntu has the chops to continue on its successful path toward wider adoption in the enterprise. Driving those accolades are factors like ease of installation on the desktop as well as the spirited community that has sprung up around the operating system. Today, according to Web sites like DistroWatch.com, Ubuntu has more than 70,000 developers under its umbrella and is the most popular Linux OS distribution.''

More at: http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci1213545,00.html

Engadget and Slashdot reported on the Janus Project, a custom built
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Have you ever tried working on a same document with many peoples? You may have discovered how difficult it is. You may have seen this happen in company or charity offices around the world.

You may have been wondering how programmers, such as those working on Ubuntu manage.  The Ubuntu developers are spread out across several continents, time-zones and countries so collaboration can be hard. One of the main assets that computer programmers have had access to over time have been somethings called "revision control", or "version control" tools. Version control comes from idea of there being many different variations on a similar document and the need to integrate each of those improvements indiviually.

In the office environment you may start of with a draft that everyone ''nearly'' agrees on. The lawyers take the draft away and add a disclaimer, Kelly from accounts improves one of the graphs, Sam in press-relations spices up some of the language. When the three teams meet again at the end of the day, there are now '''three''' copies, all slightly different. The next step might be to appoint one person to stitch together and integrate the three changes. This is the stage where the programmers win, the automatic ''revision control'' tools take over and attempt to detect each change and splice it into the final copy.
Have you ever tried working on the same documents with many people?  You may have discovered how difficult it is. You may have seen this happen in company or charity offices around the world.

Computer programmers, like those who work on Ubuntu, encounter similiar challenges everydays. The Ubuntu developers are spread out across several continents, time-zones and countries so collaboration can be difficult. Developers try to manage collaboration with "revision control" or "version control" tools. Revision control systems allow peoples the collaborate simultaneously on the same projects.

In the office environment, you may start with a draft that everyone ''nearly'' agrees on. The lawyers take the draft away and add a disclaimer, Kelly from accounts improves one of the graphs, Sam in press-relations spices up some of the language. When the three teams meet again at the end of the day, there are now '''three''' copies, all slightly different. The next step might be to appoint one person to stitch them all together and integrate the three changes. This is the stage where the programmers win, the automatic ''revision control'' tools take over and attempt to detect each change and splice it into the final copy.
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Real-time editing is a real beauty to work with, so much so that Gobby is now frequently used at Ubuntu conferences or summits. When there ten, or a dozen, Real-time editing is a real beauty to work with, so much so that Gobby is now frequently used at Ubuntu conferences or summits. With a dozen developers seated around a table is possible for everyone to see, read, update and improve the same specification document. The ultimate added advantage is that anyone not at the conference can just as easily log-on with Gobby and start collaborating, regardless of where in the world that Ubuntero may be.

Gobby is fun, fast, colourful and genuinely useful. Check it out with a quick visit to Synaptic, Adept or the Add/Remove programs menu and start typing with you friends, colleagues or family!
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 * Eldo Varghese
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= Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #12 =

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #12 for the week of August 27 - Sept 2, 2006

You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issues at:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

== In This Issue ==

Welcome to this weeks issue of the Weekly news. The main news this week in the Ubuntu world has been the release of a milestone image and call for testing&mdash;you can read about that below. We also have a roundup of news from the Google Summer-of-Code student projects and sneak preview news of another little project, 'upstart', by Ubuntu Developer Scott James Remnany and designed to change the way that Ubuntu boots for the first time in 30years.

== Edgy Eft Knot-2 released ==

Knot-2, the latest development release of Edgy Eft (which will become Ubuntu 6.10), has been released. This release brings the addition of several new desktop applications (for example, Tomboy note-taking program and F-Spot photo manager), a new Kubuntu theme, and much more. You can read more at [http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/knot2 the Knot-2 page on Ubuntu.com] or [http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/edgy/knot-2/ download Knot-2].

== Upstart reaches a new milestone ==

Upstart, Ubuntu's new event-based service management daemon, has reached the point where it can replace the sysvinit package. Steady progress is being made by the author, Scott James Remnant, working towards the goal of replacing the legacy sysvinit as the default system init for Edgy. You can read more, including what and how to test, on [http://www.netsplit.com/blog/work/canonical/upstart2.html Scott's blog], where he also talks about various event types and how to get involved in development. Upstart has even gained a logo, created by Alexandre Vassalotti, as seen on Scott's blog.

== Google Summer of Code finishes for another year ==

Google's Summer of Code projects were handed in on August 21 and we can now see the final results. As previously reported, Ubuntu started with 22 projects, as can be seen at [http://code.google.com/soc/ubuntu/about.html Google's page of Ubuntu projects]. First, lets start by looking at the Ubuntu-specific projects.

**BRAINDUMP CURRENTLY, NEEDS EDITING**
=== Ubuntu projects ===

The vast majority of the projects were for Ubuntu specifically and they covered a diverse range of topics.
 
Samba GUI by Camille Percy
 * Status - 0.1 released
 * Project page - http://socg2006.googlepages.com/ubuntu-config-samba
 * Blog - http://socgguisambaconf.wordpress.com/

Ubuntu Welcome Centre by Parag M. Baxi
 * Status - Released
 * Project page - http://code.google.com/p/ubuntu-welcome-center/
 * Blog - http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~jigtopi/ghee22_blog/

Panel Switcher and Session Backup (originally Applications to Improve Ubuntu) by Peter Moberg
 * Status - Both tools released
 * Project page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PanelSwitcher and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SessionBackup
 * Blog - http://blog.nurd.se/hype/
 
GLaunchpad/Consiel : GNOME Launchpad front-end by Dricot Lionel - http://ploum.frimouvy.org/?115-conseil-001-in-the-middle-of-the-boxes
 * Status - Released
 * Project page -
 * Blog -

Google Calendar Desklet by Teresa Thomas
 * Status - Some coding work done, unknown release
 * Project page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EsyncPlugins
 * Blog - http://2006.planet-soc.com/blog/249
 
Creation of a offline package updater/installer for Ubuntu by Baishampayan Ghose
 * Status - Unknown, design started
 * Project page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OfflineUpdateSpec
 * Blog - http://g33k.wordpress.com/
 
Ubiquity Migration Assistant by Evan Dandrea
 * Status - Released and uploaded to the archives as migration-assistant
 * Project Page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MigrationAssistance
 * Blog - http://www.evalicious.com/blog/

Incremental Updates for Debian Packages by Felix Feyertag
 * Status - Incomplete
 * Project Page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/apt-sync
 * Blog -

Network Authentication by Andrew Mitchell
 * Status - Unknown (ajmitch pinged on IRC)
 * Project Page - https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/network-authentication
 * Blog -

=== Kubuntu projects ===

There were 4 Kubuntu specific projects. Jonathon Riddell, head developer of Kubuntu, has created a [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KubuntuSummerOfCode2006 status page on the Ubuntu wiki]

LVM support in Kubuntu installer by Armindo Manuel Sampaio da Silva
 * Status - Released
 * Download - http://kubuntu.org/~jriddell/qtparted-SoC.tgz

KDE formatting tool by Mickael Minarie
 * Status - Released and uploaded to the archives as kmformat
 * Project Page - http://www.micoulou.info/kformat/

Kubuntu OEM Redistribution Tools by Anirudh Ramesh
 * Status - Released
 * Project Page - http://muse.19inch.net/~abattoir/oem-config/

KControl/KDE-guidance module for Wine by Yuriy Kozlov
 * Status - Working
 * Project page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KDEGuidanceWineSpec
 * Blog - https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KDEGuidanceWineSpec/KdeGuidanceWineProgress
=== Edubuntu projects ===

3 Edubuntu-specific projects were accepted,

Willow package and configuration GUI by Travis Watkins
 * Status - Released and in the Edgy universe repo as willow-ng
 * Project Page - http://www.realistanew.com/category/projects/willowng/
Spec changed to creation of new filter, due to quality of code of Willow

pyeducation/pyq -A testing/quizzing system for Edubuntu by Ryan Rousseau
 * Status - Released
 * Project Page - http://sourceforge.net/projects/py-education/
 * Blog - http://percentd.blogspot.com/

Safety Boat by Anselmo Lacerda Silveira de Melo
 * Status - Unknown
 * Project Page -
 * Blog - http://safetyboat.blogspot.com/

=== Accessibility projects ===

As part of the general effort to improve accessiblity in Ubuntu, Henrik Omma led two students to create two new tools.

On-screen keyboard targeted at tablets by Chris Jones
 * Status - Released
Chris Jones says:
"[The package is] reasonably feature complete and i'm getting quite a lot of positive feedback from users. Heno [Henrik Nilsen Omma], my SoC mentor and one of the Ubuntu-a11y team is hoping to get it in main for edgy and hopefully on the CD too. (...) It's an on-screen keyboard meant to be a simpler alternative to the current gnome on-screen keyboard. It concentrates on point-and-click based users, leaving GOK to handle switching scanning users."

XGL-based screen magnifier by Sven Jaborek
 * Status - Unknown, apparently not released
 * Project Page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility/Specs/compiz-mag

=== Bazaar projects ===

Bazaar, a distrbuted revision control system, also had 2 projects for Summer of Code

Olive - Graphical User Interface for Bazaar-NG version control system (bzr-gui) by Szilveszter Farkas
 * Status - Released and uploaded to the archives as olive
 * Project page - http://bazaar-vcs.org/Olive
 * Blog - http://phanatic.hu/

Submit bzr merge requests by email by Hermann Kraus -
 * Status - Unknown, apparently released
 * Project Page - http://bazaar-vcs.org/SubmitByMail

== Security Updates ==

== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ==

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 has been uploaded to dapper-proposed, the testing archive for updates to Ubuntu 6.06. Using the -proposed archive helps ensure new updates are free of serious bugs before they are released to the general -updates archive. If you are able, please help us test this update. You can find more information at FIXME (location of wiki page that talks about how to test dapper-proposed)
 
(FIXME: Can't find a good way to put "help the developers avoid issues such as the X.org breakage." without it sounding really negative)

=== Backports ===

The following apps where backported to 6.06 this week:
checkinstall 1.6.0-2ubuntu1~dapper1
config-manager 0.3-3~dapper
bluefish 1.0.5-2~dapper1
amarok 2:1.4.2-0ubuntu2~dapper1
kboincspy 0.9.1-3~dapper1
seahorse 0.9.3-0ubuntu5~dapper1
konversation 1.0-0ubuntu1~dapper1
scribus-ng 1.3.3.2.dfsg-1~dapper1
kopete 4:3.5.4+kopete0.12.2-0ubuntu1~dapper1
debootstrap 0.3.3.0ubuntu3~dapper1
ilibtunepimp 0.4.2-3ubuntu3~dapper1
mod-cband 0.9.7.4-1~dapper1
libvisual 0.4.0-1~dapper1
xmoto 0.1.16-3~dapper1
xchat 2.6.6-0ubuntu1~dapper1
taglib 1.4-4~dapper1
squirrelmail 2:1.4.8-1~dapper1
spamassassin 3.1.3-1ubuntu1~dapper1
powersave 0.12.20-1ubuntu1~dapper1
phpmyadmin 4:2.8.1-1~dapper1
kpowersave 0.6.2-2ubuntu1~dapper1
gxine 0.5.7-1ubuntu4~dapper1
cacti 0.8.6h-3~dapper1

== New Apps In Edgy ==

What a week it was.

Anyone using DBUS has to thank Sebastian Droege, Michael Biebl, Sjoerd Simons, Anthony Baxter, Daniel Stone, David Zeuthen, Michel Daenzer, Daniel Silverstone, Kevin Ottens, Daniel Holbach, and they are just the ones I know about this week. There were 56 bugs squashed in the work undertaken here. Why is this so important? DBUS is what makes GNOME work, it is the underlying engine that allows one part of gnome communicate with others. Your author is seriously impressed with this. Giuseppe Borzi brought in keyTouch editor 2, which should make people's lives easier with this program to configure the extra function keys of the keyboard.

Matthias Klose has brought in some new Java material. A Java runtime environment using GIJ, a Java runtime environment with GCJ, and a web browser plugin to execute Java (tm) applets.

Daniel T Chen has brought in quodlibet an audio library manager and player for GTK+ and has closed some of the delta between Ubuntu and Devian, some of this work depended on the work of Bastian Kleineidam.

Maintainer: Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>
Changed-By: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
Description:
 sqlrelay - Database connection pooling, proxying and load balancing
Closes: 348387 353947
Changes:
 sqlrelay (1:0.37.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * New upstream version.
   
   Urgency: low
Maintainer: Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org>
Changed-By: J?r?mie Corbier <jcorbier@ubuntu.com>
Description:
 freeradius - a high-performance and highly configurable RADIUS server
Closes: 380204
Changes:
 freeradius (1.1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   [ Stephen Gran ]
   * Add and rework ubuntu /var/run/tmpfs patch
   * Add LSB init script headers
   * Actually trap errors in init script, how about?
 .
   [ Mark Hymers ]
   * New upstream version.
   * New version of autotools in 1.1.3. Closes: #380204
   * Remove previous patches merged upstream:
     - 01-actually_check_for_unset_password.dpatch
   * Only do user creation, group addition, chmod and chown stuff in postinst
     on an initial install to avoid clobbering local changes.
   * Do not build the java support on arm, mips, mipsel, hppa; FTBFS.
   * Create the sqlrelay user in sqlrelay's postinst. Closes: #353947.
   * Remove ${DESTDIR} from the pkgconfig files. Closes: #348387.

Maintainer: Roy Hiu-yeung Chan <hychan@glink.net.hk>
Changed-By: Gauvain Pocentek <gauvainpocentek@gmail.com>
Description:
 stardict - International dictionary written in GTK+ 2.x
Closes: 289996 361667 378807 379152
Changes:
 stardict (2.4.7-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
 .
   * Non-maintainer upload to Fix Failure To Build From Source due to a
     compilation problem in 64bit architectures.
   * Added debian/patches/fix64bit.diff. Thanks to Mike O'Connor for the
     patch. (Closes: #379152)
   * Added debian/patches/libtool_is_a_fool.diff, that fixes the rpath problem
     of libtool for stardict.
 .
 stardict (2.4.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * FTBFS: Forgot to add bzip2 build-dependency. Thanks to Aarom Ucko
     for the reminder! (Closes: Bug#378807)
   * Also: Build-Depends: libpcre3-dev, needed by dsl2dict in stardict-tools.
   * [debian/patches/00list]: Actually enable jm2stardict.diff this time.
 .
 stardict (2.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * New upstream version. (Closes: Bug#361667)
   * Changed packaging method: Now the pristine upstream bzip2 tarball is
     placed as-is within the Debian source package. The autogen.sh is also
     run at build time. (Closes: Bug#289996)
   * Upgraded Standards-Version from 3.6.2 to 3.7.2.
   * Updated package description and copyright information.

== Bug Stats ==

== In The Press ==

== Feature Of The Week - Gobby ==

Have you ever tried working on a same document with many peoples? You may have discovered how difficult it is. You may have seen this happen in company or charity offices around the world.

You may have been wondering how programmers, such as those working on Ubuntu manage. The Ubuntu developers are spread out across several continents, time-zones and countries so collaboration can be hard. One of the main assets that computer programmers have had access to over time have been somethings called "revision control", or "version control" tools. Version control comes from idea of there being many different variations on a similar document and the need to integrate each of those improvements indiviually.

In the office environment you may start of with a draft that everyone ''nearly'' agrees on. The lawyers take the draft away and add a disclaimer, Kelly from accounts improves one of the graphs, Sam in press-relations spices up some of the language. When the three teams meet again at the end of the day, there are now '''three''' copies, all slightly different. The next step might be to appoint one person to stitch together and integrate the three changes. This is the stage where the programmers win, the automatic ''revision control'' tools take over and attempt to detect each change and splice it into the final copy.

With everyone online it would be great to have those same features available but without having to be programmers. The answer to that "Gobby", which you can easily install from the Add/Remove programs menu.

<screenshot>

After starting up Gobby and connecting to a central server (or having other people connect to your own machine) you can share editing of a document. You can see in the screenshot above several of the Weekly News editors working together, can you guess what the document is? Changes are easy to follow in real-time with text from each connected user appearing in a different colour. There's no restrictions about two people updating the same paragraph at the same time, you can start editing a sentence even the previous person is continuing to type words. As soon as each character is typed, the letter immediately flashes up on everyone else's screen.

Real-time editing is a real beauty to work with, so much so that Gobby is now frequently used at Ubuntu conferences or summits. When there ten, or a dozen,

== Additional News Resources ==

As always you can find more news and announcements at:

 http://www.ubuntu.com/news

and

 http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

== Conclusion ==

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. See you next week!

== Credits ==

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

 * Corey Burger
 * Paul O'Malley
 * Jenda Vancura
 * Paul Sladen
 * And many others

== Feedback ==

This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Marketing Team. Please feel
free to contact us regarding any concerns or suggestions by either
sending an email to ubuntu-marketing at lists.ubuntu.com or by using any
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Ubuntu Marketing Team Contact Information Page]
This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Marketing Team. Please feel free to contact us regarding any concerns or suggestions by either sending an email to ubuntu-marketing at lists.ubuntu.com or by using any of the other methods on the [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam Ubuntu Marketing Team Contact Information Page]

Ubuntu Weekly News #12

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #12

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #12 for the week of August 27 - September 2, 2006

You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issues at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

In This Issue

Welcome to this weeks issue of the Weekly news. The main news this week in the Ubuntu world has been the release of a milestone image and call for testing—you can read about that below. We also have a roundup of news from the Google Summer-of-Code student projects and sneak preview news of another little project, 'upstart', by Ubuntu Developer Scott James Remnant and designed to change the way that a Unix/Linux boots for the first time in 30 years.

Edgy Eft Knot-2 released

Knot-2, the latest development release of Edgy Eft (which will become Ubuntu 6.10), has been released. This release brings the addition of several new desktop applications (for example, Tomboy note-taking program and F-Spot photo manager), a new Kubuntu theme, and much more. You can read more at [http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/knot2 the Knot-2 page on Ubuntu.com] or [http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/edgy/knot-2/ download Knot-2].

Upstart reaches a new milestone

Upstart, Ubuntu's new event-based service management daemon, has reached the point where it can replace the sysvinit package. Steady progress is being made by the author, Scott James Remnant, working towards the goal of replacing the legacy sysvinit as the default system init for Edgy. You can read more, including what and how to test, on [http://www.netsplit.com/blog/work/canonical/upstart2.html Scott's blog], where he also talks about various event types and how to get involved in development. Upstart has even gained a logo, created by Alexandre Vassalotti, as seen on Scott's blog.

Google Summer of Code finishes for another year

Google's Summer of Code projects were handed in on August 21 and we can now see the final results. As previously reported, Ubuntu started with 22 projects, which can be seen at [http://code.google.com/soc/ubuntu/about.html Google's page of Ubuntu projects]. First, lets start by looking at the Ubuntu-specific projects.

Ubuntu projects

The Ubuntu specific projects covered a variety of different topics.

Samba GUI by Camille Percy

Ubuntu Welcome Centre by Parag M. Baxi

Panel Switcher and Session Backup (originally Applications to Improve Ubuntu) by Peter Moberg

GLaunchpad/Consiel : GNOME Launchpad front-end by Lionel Dricot-

Google Calendar Desklet by Teresa Thomas

Creation of a offline package updater/installer for Ubuntu by Baishampayan Ghose

Ubiquity Migration Assistant by Evan Dandrea

Incremental Updates for Debian Packages by Felix Feyertag

Network Authentication by Andrew Mitchell

Kubuntu projects

There were 4 Kubuntu specific projects. Jonathon Riddell, the lead developer of Kubuntu, has created a [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KubuntuSummerOfCode2006 status page on the Ubuntu wiki]

LVM support in Kubuntu installer by Armindo Manuel Sampaio da Silva

KDE formatting tool by Mickael Minarie

Kubuntu OEM Redistribution Tools by Anirudh Ramesh

KControl/KDE-guidance module for Wine by Yuriy Kozlov

Yuriy Kozlov says: "The project is a configuration module goes in system settings to provide easy and logical access to configuration for running windows programs with wine it has all the features of winecfg and a bit more and is a bit more friendly. It's basically done, but i need to get a patch into wine for one of the settings to work right. Wine devs wanted my patch to change a bit more than i intended, so once that gets in i need to change that part of my module a little as well. Currently it's all in guidance in KDE svn."

Edubuntu projects

3 Edubuntu-specific projects were accepted.

Willow package and configuration GUI by Travis Watkins

Spec changed to creation of new filter, due to quality of code of Willow

pyeducation/pyq -A testing/quizzing system for Edubuntu by Ryan Rousseau

Safety Boat by Anselmo Lacerda Silveira de Melo

Accessibility projects

As part of the general effort to improve accessiblity in Ubuntu, Henrik Omma led two students to create two new tools.

OnBoard - On-screen keyboard targeted at tablets by Chris Jones

Chris Jones says: "[The package is] reasonably feature complete and i'm getting quite a lot of positive feedback from users. Heno [Henrik Nilsen Omma], my SoC mentor and one of the Ubuntu-a11y team is hoping to get it in main for edgy and hopefully on the CD too. (...) It's an on-screen keyboard meant to be a simpler alternative to the current gnome on-screen keyboard. It concentrates on point-and-click based users, leaving GOK to handle switching scanning users."

XGL-based screen magnifier by Sven Jaborek

Bazaar projects

Bazaar, a distributed revision control system, also had 2 projects for Summer of Code

Olive - Graphical User Interface for Bazaar-NG version control system (bzr-gui) by Szilveszter Farkas

Submit bzr merge requests by email by Hermann Kraus -

Security Updates

There were no security updates this week

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 has been uploaded to dapper-proposed, the testing archive for updates to Ubuntu 6.06. Using the -proposed archive helps ensure new updates are free of serious bugs, such as the X.org issue, before they are released to the general -updates archive. If you are able, please help us test this update. You can find more information at FIXME (location of wiki page that talks about how to test dapper-proposed)

Backports

The backports team has been busy thins week, and the following apps where backported to 6.06 this week: checkinstall 1.6.0-2ubuntu1~dapper1 config-manager 0.3-3~dapper bluefish 1.0.5-2~dapper1 amarok 2:1.4.2-0ubuntu2~dapper1 kboincspy 0.9.1-3~dapper1 seahorse 0.9.3-0ubuntu5~dapper1 konversation 1.0-0ubuntu1~dapper1 scribus-ng 1.3.3.2.dfsg-1~dapper1 kopete 4:3.5.4+kopete0.12.2-0ubuntu1~dapper1 debootstrap 0.3.3.0ubuntu3~dapper1 ilibtunepimp 0.4.2-3ubuntu3~dapper1 mod-cband 0.9.7.4-1~dapper1 libvisual 0.4.0-1~dapper1 xmoto 0.1.16-3~dapper1 xchat 2.6.6-0ubuntu1~dapper1 taglib 1.4-4~dapper1 squirrelmail 2:1.4.8-1~dapper1 spamassassin 3.1.3-1ubuntu1~dapper1 powersave 0.12.20-1ubuntu1~dapper1 phpmyadmin 4:2.8.1-1~dapper1 kpowersave 0.6.2-2ubuntu1~dapper1 gxine 0.5.7-1ubuntu4~dapper1 cacti 0.8.6h-3~dapper1

New Apps In Edgy

What a week it was in the world of things edgy.

Anyone using DBUS has to thank Sebastian Droege, Michael Biebl, Sjoerd Simons, Anthony Baxter, Daniel Stone, David Zeuthen, Michel Daenzer, Daniel Silverstone, Kevin Ottens, Daniel Holbach, and they are just the ones I know about this week. There were 56 bugs squashed in the work undertaken here. Why is this so important? DBUS is what makes GNOME work, it is the underlying engine that allows one part of gnome communicate with others. This reviewer is seriously impressed with the size of the task undertaken. Giuseppe Borzi brought in keyTouch editor 2, which should make people's lives easier with this program to configure the extra function keys of the keyboard. Matthias Klose added a Java runtime environment using GIJ, a Java runtime environment with GCJ, and a web browser plugin to execute Java (tm) applets. Daniel T Chen has brought in quodlibet, an audio library manager and player for GTK+, and has closed some of the delta between Ubuntu and Debian. Some of this work depended on the work of Bastian Kleineidam. Lucas Nussbaum working on sqlrelay is bringing some egdy goodness to those who indulge in database connection pooling, proxying and load balancing. Jeremie Corbier, Stephen Gran and Mark Hymers brought us a new version of freeradius, a high-performance and highly configurable RADIUS server. Gauvain Pocentek and Mike O'Connor brought edgy a new version of stardict, an international dictionary written in GTK+ 2.x that improves our fuzzy pattern matching abilities.

Bug Stats

  • Open (14687) (+209 over last week)
  • Unconfirmed (7809)
  • Unassigned (9939)
  • All bugs ever reported (52355)

In The Press

The xkcd webcomic takes an amusing look at the sudo command:

attachment:sandwich.png

Source: http://xkcd.com/c149.html

SearchOpenSource.com takes a look at Ubuntu's success and future prospects:

The message from end users is consistent: Ubuntu has the chops to continue on its successful path toward wider adoption in the enterprise. Driving those accolades are factors like ease of installation on the desktop as well as the spirited community that has sprung up around the operating system. Today, according to Web sites like DistroWatch.com, Ubuntu has more than 70,000 developers under its umbrella and is the most popular Linux OS distribution.

More at: http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci1213545,00.html

Engadget and Slashdot reported on the Janus Project, a custom built

Feature Of The Week - Gobby

Have you ever tried working on the same documents with many people? You may have discovered how difficult it is. You may have seen this happen in company or charity offices around the world.

Computer programmers, like those who work on Ubuntu, encounter similiar challenges everydays. The Ubuntu developers are spread out across several continents, time-zones and countries so collaboration can be difficult. Developers try to manage collaboration with "revision control" or "version control" tools. Revision control systems allow peoples the collaborate simultaneously on the same projects.

In the office environment, you may start with a draft that everyone nearly agrees on. The lawyers take the draft away and add a disclaimer, Kelly from accounts improves one of the graphs, Sam in press-relations spices up some of the language. When the three teams meet again at the end of the day, there are now three copies, all slightly different. The next step might be to appoint one person to stitch them all together and integrate the three changes. This is the stage where the programmers win, the automatic revision control tools take over and attempt to detect each change and splice it into the final copy.

With everyone online it would be great to have those same features available but without having to be programmers. The answer to that "Gobby", which you can easily install from the Add/Remove programs menu.

attachment:uwn-gobby.png

After starting up Gobby and connecting to a central server (or having other people connect to your own machine) you can share editing of a document. You can see in the screenshot above several of the Weekly News editors working together, can you guess what the document is? Changes are easy to follow in real-time with text from each connected user appearing in a different colour. There's no restrictions about two people updating the same paragraph at the same time, you can start editing a sentence even the previous person is continuing to type words. As soon as each character is typed, the letter immediately flashes up on everyone else's screen.

Real-time editing is a real beauty to work with, so much so that Gobby is now frequently used at Ubuntu conferences or summits. With a dozen developers seated around a table is possible for everyone to see, read, update and improve the same specification document. The ultimate added advantage is that anyone not at the conference can just as easily log-on with Gobby and start collaborating, regardless of where in the world that Ubuntero may be.

Gobby is fun, fast, colourful and genuinely useful. Check it out with a quick visit to Synaptic, Adept or the Add/Remove programs menu and start typing with you friends, colleagues or family!

Additional News Resources

As always you can find more news and announcements at:

and

Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. See you next week!

Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Corey Burger
  • Paul O'Malley
  • Jenda Vancura
  • Paul Sladen
  • John Little
  • Eldo Varghese
  • And many others

Feedback

This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Marketing Team. Please feel free to contact us regarding any concerns or suggestions by either sending an email to ubuntu-marketing at lists.ubuntu.com or by using any of the other methods on the [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam Ubuntu Marketing Team Contact Information Page]

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