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=== Welcome New Ubuntu Members ===

The approval results from the June 8th Asia-Oceanic Membership meeting are as follows:

'''Vadim Nevorotin'''
 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Malamut

 https://launchpad.net/~malamut

Malamut has been heavily involved with Ubuntu in Russia through the Ubuntu Russian Forum http://forum.ubuntu.ruand and help.ubuntu.ru. He is also the author of the Ubuntu Russian Guide http://help.ubuntu.ru/manual

'''Jeff Waugh'''
 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JeffWaugh

 https://launchpad.net/~jdub

The Ubuntu community welcomes back jdub to the community after a long absence. Jeff was involved in Ubuntu as an early employee of Canonical and is currently working on Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge(http://ubuntuedge.wordpress.com/) and giving Planet Ubuntu a face-lift.

'''Eleanor Chen'''
 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EleanorChen

 https://launchpad.net/~chenyueg

Destine is one of the leading members in Ubuntu China Lo``Co. Her contributions are in localization and loco events. She translated and rewrote the Ubuntu Desktop Course's Chinese Edition and recently hosted the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Release Party in Beijing. Eleanor is looking forward to getting more involved in Ubuntu Women and starting up a local chapter.

'''Zach Kriesse'''
 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZachK_

 https://edge.launchpad.net/~zach-kleinhenz

Zach is an enthusiastic member of the Ubuntu Beginners Team where he assists new users to adopt Ubuntu. He is leader of the teams Wiki Focus Group and has been working with the Ubuntu Weekly News project. Zach is looking further his contribution by learning how to code using Python/Java and to learn how to Triage Bugs on Launchpad.

Welcome to all of our new members!

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2010-June/001096.html

=== Kubuntu Council Elections ===

The Kubuntu Council is a group of 6 Kubuntu Members who get to vote on membership to Kubuntu Members and occationally other decisions regarding Kubuntu.

Half the council recently came to the end of their 2 year appointment so we need to hold elections for the open positions to the council. This could be you! If you are a Kubuntu Member and are willing to turn up to Kubuntu meetings as much as possible for the next couple of years do consider putting your name forward.

As well as being into Kubuntu I feel it’s a good idea to have one or more council members who have strong links with upstream KDE so if you are into upstream do consider putting your name forward too.

To put your name forward make sure you update your wiki page then post to this list.

You can also nominate someone else by posting to this list. Might be a good idea to chat to them first of course.

Closing date for nominations is in a week, so Monday 14 June.

The original announcement can be found at:

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/2058

=== Ubuntu sparc and ia64 ports ===

Scott James Remnant, on behalf of the Ubuntu Technical Board sent out the following announcement to the Ubuntu Devel Announce mailing list on June 7th, 2010.

Quality is always important to Ubuntu, and nowhere more so in the ports to alternate architectures. Users using Ubuntu ports should expect the same level of quality and support than they receive from using one of the official architectures.

Unfortunately this means that, from time to time, we have to evaluate the state of each of the ports and some may become candidates for decommissioning.

The Ubuntu SPARC port has been declining in both levels of usage and maintenance, and its quality has now fallen below the minimum level we expect to be an Ubuntu port.

After discussion at the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit, and ratified by the Ubuntu Technical Board, a decision was taken to decommission this port at the Feature Freeze point of Ubuntu 10.10's development later this year.

If Ubuntu users or developers wish this port to continue, they should group together to take over maintenance and ensure that the state is improved above the minimum level before that date. This will almost certainly require substantial work on the toolchain and kernel.

The Ubuntu IA64 port is in a better shape, but has no active maintenance team. We recognise that there are benefits to retaining this port, and that the kernel and toolchain are in better shape, however the Technical Board is concerned that without an active maintenance team the quality will decline rapidly.

Likewise if a maintenance team does not step forward to take over, the port will be decommissioned.

To read the original announcement go to:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2010-June/000722.html
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 * Counting of characters without spaces in OpenOffice.org - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25090/
 * Automatic mirror change on upgrades - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25082/
 * Nautilus window icon is different from the folder icon - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25122/
 * Balance the server load and increase download speeds - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25103/
 * 3D display technology is coming to markets, Ubuntu should be the first 3D OS - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25086/
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== Launchpad News ==

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=== Loco-Directory Meeting Feature ===

We [Lo``Co Directory Team] have been asked to add a meeting tracking feature to http://loco.ubuntu.com which will replace the use of Wiki pages for planning the meeting times and agenda.

To this end, we are drafting a specification to provide this, and would like the your feedback on the propriety and direction of this feature.

Spec: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoDirectory/MeetingFeature
Blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/loco-directory/+spec/meeting-feature

For the original announcement or to find out more information on the this feature as well as the LoCo Directory go to:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2010-June/004572.html

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Release Party at Kanchipuram ===

Shrinivasan talks about the KanchiLUG team having an Ubuntu release party on June 6, 2010, with a vision to share the features of Linux to the general public. The release party was held at Pachaiyappan Higher Secondary School. They printed pamphlets and circulated the news via local newspapers. The Chief Guest of the event was Ramadas (amachu). The event started at 3:45 p.m. and ran till 6:45 p.m. with talks like History of GNU/Linux, Open source and its concepts, Why Linux, and many other talks. The Chief Guest, Ramadhas, explained how the proprietary world is making us slaves, the need for Open source, the need for localizations, etc. He released the Ubuntu CD and the “Ubuntu Manual in Tamil”. The activities of KanchiLUG were explained and the audience was encouraged to join the mailing list. Overall, it was a successful gathering with the audience totaling around 75.

http://kanchilug.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/ubuntu-10-04-release-party-at-kanchipuram/

=== Sunday Special: Ubuntu Hour ===

The Ubuntu Massachusetts LoCo held an Ubuntu Hour on June 6, organised by David Wolfman in Arlington. They had 10 members show up for this social event and it was very successful. Martin has a few photos from the event in the blog.

http://doctormo.org/2010/06/06/sunday-special-ubuntu-hour/

=== Día del usuario Ubuntu ROCKED!!! ===

Efrain Valles had an unusual Día del Usuario Ubuntu in the middle of his sister-in-law’s wedding. He was scheduled to talk about Kubuntu and plasmoids. He followed most of it through a cellphone. At the time of his session, he pulled out his laptop, went to the very far side of the ballroom, and connected via his phone to give his talk. His talk reflected his newly found love for KDE. Many users, mostly GNOME users were impressed by the idea and he believes this what makes KDE stand out from most desktop experiences.

http://effiejayx.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/dia-del-usuario-ubuntu-rocked/

=== LinuxTag 2010 Ubuntu Berlin Barbeque ===

The Ubuntu Berlin team invited the Linux``Tag 2010 folks over for a BBQ on Saturday, June 12th, after Linux``Tag. This was their annual fourth Linux``Tag-Barbeque. Canonical provided free food (also vegetarian), and drinks were available for purchase at the bar. They even had free Wireless LAN is available. Looks like it was a fun time to be held by all.

For more information on the Ubuntu Berlin Lo``Co team, the 4th Annual Linux``Tag-BBQ as well as Linux``Tag go to:

http://www.ubuntu-berlin.de/LinuxTag10-BBQ-english
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## This section is for Ubuntu News from "The Planet" at http://planet.ubuntu.com/ === Elizabeth Krumbach: Instructors Confirmed for Ubuntu User Day on July 10th ===

Elizabeth Krumbach announced on her blog the line-up of speakers for Ubuntu User Day to be held on July 10, 2010.
The list includes:
||Time (ALL TIMES ARE IN UTC) ||Subject ||Presenter(s)||
||09:30 ||Introduction to User Day ||Nigel Babu,Chris Johnston & Elizabeth Krumbach||
||10:00 ||Basic Ubuntu Installation and Setup ||Zach Kriesse||
||11:00 ||Partitioning 101 ||Alan Bell||
||12:00 ||Using Ubuntu One ||Shrinivasan||
||13:00 ||Gnome-Do ||Caspar Clemens Mierau||
||14:00 ||Package Management Basics ||Sense Hofstede||
||15:00 ||Ubuntu Equivalent Programs ||Leandro Gómez||
||16:00 ||Getting involved in the Ubuntu Community ||Martin Owens||
||17:00 ||Finding Helpful Resources ||Jeremy Pallats||
||18:00 ||Command Line Basics Part 1 ||Brandon Holtsclaw||
||19:00 ||Command Line Basics Part 2 ||Mark Cox||
||20:00 ||What is a kernel, and why do i need it? ||Jeremy Foshee||
||21:00 ||Accessibility Features & Programs ||Penelope Stowe||
||22:00 ||Using IRC ||Mackenzie Morgan||
||23:00 ||Trusted Software, Where to find it, and why ||Paul Tagliamonte||
||00:00 ||Using Launchpad ||Draycen De``Cator||
||01:00 ||Desktop Environments: Gnome, KDE, XFCE ||David Wonderly & Elizabeth Krumbach||
||02:00 ||Choosing hardware that works with Ubuntu ||Mathieu Trudel||

For more information on how you can help with Ubuntu User Days or how to participate in Ubuntu Users Day go to:

http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=3056

=== Daniel Holbach: Reviewing 2000 patches ===

Daniel Holbach writes about the ongoing work being done with Operation Cleansweep.

… sounds like a daunting challenge, but actually it’s quite doable, because we’ll be a lot of people and we’ll have help from upstream project and the Debian project to make an informed decision about these fixes.

The goal of Operation Cleansweep is to have a look at all the bugs with patches in Launchpad and guide them through the patch review process. Come, join us in #ubuntu-reviews on irc.freenode.net and help to make all the black go red in the countdown meter.

If you’re not afraid of having a look at patches, trying them and getting in touch with other people about them, this is a fantastic way to get involved!

To see the countdown meter and get get more information on Project Cleansweep got to:

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=689

=== Mackenzie Morgan: "Is Linux Secure?" at Southeast Linux Fest ===

Mackenzie Morgan presented an "Is Linux secure presentation at the Southeast Linus Fest on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Here is what she had to say about her presentation.

"It's ["Is Linux Secure?" Session] meant to be accessible to normal users or to geeks needing to explain to normal users. I was asked afterward why I didn't talk about buffer overflows. That's easy: normal users can't do anything about them."

To see Mackenzie's slides and learn a little more about her talk on "Is Linux Secure?" go to:

http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2010/06/is-linux-secure-at-southeast-linuxfest.html
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## a classroom Linux deployment, a portion of which was Ubuntu, are good. Ubuntu
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=== Dell Says Ubuntu Is Safer Than Windows ===

Joe Panettieri, Works``With``U, updates readers in this article. Joe states, "In a brief but bold statement, Dell’s U.S. website suggests that Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft Windows, especially for customers looking to avoid viruses. The statement, spotted by TheVARguy.com, also suggests that Dell will begin shipping Ubuntu 10.04 on selected U.S. systems sometime in mid-2010. "

Joe asks in the conclusion of this article, "Is Dell’s statement — suggesting Ubuntu is safer than Windows — really news?" Joe says, "Perhaps not. But it does take guts for a major PC vendor to endorse Ubuntu at a time when Microsoft is aggressively pushing Windows 7."

To read the article in full and to find out more about Ubuntu and Dell go to:

http://www.workswithu.com/2010/06/10/dell-says-ubuntu-is-safer-than-windows/
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=== Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge, an act of niche journalism ===

Jeff Waugh discusses his new blog Ubuntu's Leading Edge which tracks Ubuntu's development branch. The blog will allow people who don't want to run all the alpha and beta releases to keep track of what is happening with Maverick Meerkat. So far Ubuntu's Leading Edge has posts on the first month of development, the Alpha 1 release, and information about the freeze for Alpha 1 and the uploads done during the freeze.

For more information on why Jeff decided to start Ubuntu's Leading Edge, see:
http://bethesignal.org/blog/2010/06/04/ubuntu-bleeding-edge-niche-journalism/

=== Ubuntu One Blog: Ubuntu One Blog: Ubuntu One Music Store Top Sellers ===

The Ubuntu One Music Store blog has the top album and singles sold.

The Top 5 Albums:

 1. Jack Johnson – To The Sea
 2. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
 3. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
 4. Green Day – International Superhits!
 5. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

The Top Singles:

 * Rush – Caravan
 * La Roux – Bulletproof
 * Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog - California Gurls
 * Lena – Satellite

For the rest of the top music sold see:

http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuone/?p=459

=== Ubuntu-Hams - great week, first on-air nets ===

Steven Conklin, Canonical Kernel Team member, discusses the Ubuntu-Hams group in this blog post.

It’s been a great week for the Ubuntu-Hams team. We’ve had a lot of activity on IRC for weeks, but we finally set up some scheduled nets, and had the first of those this week.

Of the four nets on the schedule, we managed to have two - the 80m net ended up moving to 20m because it just wasn’t working for us on 80, and we had a nice round-robin net until the band closed on us. Today we had our first echolink net. There were only two of us, and it was a chance for me to hear the voice of 9W2PJU in Malaysia. Due to his location, power and band limitations, it’s not likely that he and I will be able to make an actual rf contact for a long time.

If you’re an amateur radio operator or want to be, and you are interested in Linux in the ham shack, check out the team page and join us on IRC.

For more information on Ubuntu-Hams and to learn how you can get involved go to:

http://www.illruminations.com/post/687875502/ubuntu-hams-great-week-first-on-air-nets
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== Weekly Development Team Report Links==
=== Ubuntu In Business ===

The Ubuntu UK community and Canonical, the commercial sponsors of Ubuntu, would like to invite you to a very different type of IT event. The Ubuntu operating system for the desktop and server has made significant inroads into UK businesses over the last 5 years. Often it is driven there by the enthusiasm of individuals from the community who use Ubuntu for their personal computing and see the advantages it can bring to the workplace. This event gives those advocates an opportunity to introduce their colleagues to Ubuntu, Canonical, Partners, community experts and their fellow IT professionals. Attendees will learn how Ubuntu is being deployed in the UK and discover how they can introduce or extend this technology safely and effectively within their organisation.

All are welcome, but if you already count yourself as an Ubuntu user, please drag along a colleague who has yet to see the light!

For more information on this event go to:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/720240258

=== Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 Is Out Now ===

Michael Larabel, post information on the Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3.

While the release of Wine 1.2 is imminent, it's still not 100% ready so as such Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 has surfaced today. This third release candidate for the major Wine 1.2 release offers up more bug fixes along with translation updates.

The Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 announcement can be read at WineHQ.org. This next Wine release is due out this month and will be the first major stable update since Wine 1.0 was released two years ago.

For more information on this article go to:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODMzNQ

=== EtherPad: web-based collaborative editor ===

In this blog post, we get a look at Ether``Pad, a web-based collaborative editor. Ether``Pad is a collaborative editor much like gobby, but using a browser instead of a stand-alone application. Check out a free online instance of Ether``Pad at http://ietherpad.com.

http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=496

=== Canonical Rolling Out Ubuntu Advantage for Enterprise Linux OS ===

Canonical is gearing up to launch a new series of support and services for enterprise both desktop and server users. These new services, named Ubuntu Advantage, replace other service offerings. However, for those interested in training programs, technical consulting and training services will still be offered in addition to Ubuntu Advantage. Ubuntu Advantage is a support and services offering for any standard or LTS version of Ubuntu within its lifecycle. Canonical Landscape management for servers is an integrated part of this solution. Windows integration is also another key component included as a part of Ubuntu Advantage. See this article for more information about the aim of the Ubuntu Advantage service.

http://www.serverwatch.com/news/article.php/3886216/article.htm

=== Linaro Tools and Infrastructure Sprint ===

Jamie Bennett discusses the first ever sprint held by the New Linaro Tools and Infrastructure team.
Jamie, notes that "the sprint itself lasts all week but I arranged to be there for just Tuesday and Wednesday to find out what they had planned and to join up with a few guests.

This event is slightly different from what we typically do at Ubuntu sprints. The team hasn’t been together for that long so there was equal focus on both information sharing and collaboration. To that end, mornings were for presentations and discussion, afternoons for hands-on hacking."

For more information on the Sprint, Linaro, and the Linaro Tools and Infrastructure team go to:

http://www.linuxuk.org/2010/06/linaro-tools-and-infrastructure-sprint/

=== Severed Fifth Part Two Begins ===

Severed Fifth is a project that Jono Bacon started to see how far an unknown musician could take his music when releasing it under a Free Culture license. Now there is a new website, http://www.severedfifth.com/, as well as a new album in the works. Check out this article, and find out the various ways to follow Severed Fifth. A Severed Fifth twitter page is on the way, and plans for an online community where followers can meet up and discuss the project.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/06/07/severed-fifth-part-two-begins/

== Featured Podcasts ==

=== Ubuntu UK Podcast: THE TALK OF THE TOWN ===

Laura Cowen and Tony Whitmore introduce Alan Pope and Dave Walker with the second of our special post-developer-summit episodes of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team featuring three interviews from UDS

What we've been doing -

 * We announce Ubuntu In Business, which takes place on July 13th in London, UK and is organised by Canonical and the Ubuntu UK LoCo team.
 * We interview Jorge Castro (@castrojo), about his upstream relations work, Ubuntu default application choices, Chromium browser and software updates.
 * Ryan Paul (@segphault) talks to us about Gwibber, the micro-blogging platform he maintains, his work with the Ubuntu project and his articles at Ars Technica
 * Finally we talk to Jeremy Foshee (@jeremyfoshee) the ‘Chief Bug Wrangler’ for Canonical about wrangling bugs, bootable test USB sticks, and his work gardening the wiki
 * We’ll have our last interviews from UDS in the next ‘back to normal’ episode

 * OGG download High: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e09_high.ogg
 * OGG download Low: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e09_low.ogg
 * MP3 download High: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e09_high.mp3
 * MP3 download Low: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e09_low.mp3

For more information on the Ubuntu-UK Podcast go to:

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/

=== Full Circle Podcast #8: More Opinion Than You Can Handle ===

In this episode, Dave and Ed argue about evolution… of Ubuntu One and Lubuntu.
 * News: Mostly Maverick Development.
 * Games: Ed’s been reviewing Osmos, but playing on an X-Box; Dave reviews a Nexus One Android phone.
 * Opinion: Why we need Lubuntu
 * Interview: Part I of the Lubuntu Project
 * Opinion: What services do we want in UbuntuOne
 * Keynote: Part II of Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote from UDS

 * MP3 podcast here: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/745/0/fullcirclepodcast_ep8_090610.mp3
 * OGG podcast here: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/745/1/fullcirclepodcast_ep8_090610.ogg

=== At Home With Jono Bacon: June 9th, 2010

Talking about Translations, Checking Out Code, Application Menu bar testing, Severed Fifth and Q+A!

To see the videocast go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7546727

== Ubuntu Development Teams Weekly Meeting Minute links ==

 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for June 8th, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2010-06-08

 * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from June 8th, 1010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2010/20100608

 * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for June 8th, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20100608

 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for June 8th, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2010-06-08

 * Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting Minutes for June 9th, 2010 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0609
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=== Monday, June 7th, 2010 ===

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=== Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 ===

=== Thursday, June 10th, 2010 ===

=== Friday, June 11th, 2010 ===

=== Saturday, June 12th, 2010 ===
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==== Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Posts Team Meeting ====

   * Start: 21:00 UTC
   * End: 22:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntuforums-unanswered on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPostsTeam/Meetings

=== Monday, June 14, 2010 ===

==== Security Team Catch-up ====

   * Start: 17:00 UTC
   * End: 17:30 UTC
   * Location: Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up. Anyone is welcome to join if they want to watch, contribute, etc.

=== Tuesday, June 15, 2010 ===

==== Community Council Meeting ====

   * Start: 10:00 UTC
   * End: 12:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda

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

   * Start: 13:00 UTC
   * End: 14:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

   * Start: 14:00 UTC
   * End: 15:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

   * Start: 16:30 UTC
   * End: 17:30 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-desktop on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

   * Start: 17:00 UTC
   * End: 18:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== LoCo Council Meeting ====

   * Start: 20:00 UTC
   * End: 21:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=== Wednesday, June 16, 2010 ===

==== Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting ====

   * Start: 15:00 UTC
   * End: 16:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https:/wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0616
   * Info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam

==== QA Team Meeting ====

   * Start: 17:00 UTC
   * End: 18:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

==== Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A ====

   * Start: 18:00 UTC
   * End: 19:00 UTC
   * Location: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/at-home-with-jono-bacon
   * Agenda: This is a weekly videocast by the Ubuntu Community Manager, Jono Bacon in which he discusses a range of topics and also provides a regular weekly Q+A

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

   * Start: 19:00 UTC
   * End: 20:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Edubuntu/Meetings/Agenda

=== Thursday, June 17, 2010 ===

==== Ayatana UX team meeting ====

   * Start: 12:00 UTC
   * End: 12:30 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: * Introductions * Review team charter * Organize first UX activity * Brainstorm future UX activities

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

   * Start: 14:00 UTC
   * End: 15:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Americas Regional Membership Board Meeting ====

   * Start: 23:59 UTC
   * End: 01:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/Americas

=== Friday, June 18, 2010 ===

==== Maverick Weekly Release Meeting ====

   * Start: 15:00 UTC
   * End: 16:30 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/Agenda

=== Saturday, June 18, 2010 ===

==== BugJam ====

   * Start: 20:00 UTC
   * End: 22:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== DC LoCo IRC Meeting ====

   * Start: 22:00 UTC
   * End: 23:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-dc on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Sunday, June 20, 2010 ===

==== 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-949-1: Open``Office.org vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-949-1
 * USN-950-1: My``SQL vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-950-1
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## 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
 * langpack-locales 2.3.18.36 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2010-June/012849.html
 * mysql-dfsg-5.0 5.0.22-0ubuntu6.06.14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2010-June/012850.html
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## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
 * tzdata 2010j~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012478.html
 * tzdata 2010j~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012479.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012480.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012481.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012482.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012483.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012484.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012485.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012486.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012487.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012488.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012489.html
 * xchat 2.8.4-0ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012490.html
 * openoffice.org 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012491.html
 * mysql-dfsg-5.0 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012492.html
 * adobe-flashplugin 10.1.53.64-1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012493.html
 * flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.1.218+really9.0.277.0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-June/012494.html
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## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
 * tzdata 2010j~repack-0ubuntu0.9.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-June/010079.html
 * openoffice.org 1:3.0.1-9ubuntu3.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-June/010080.html
 * mysql-dfsg-5.0 5.1.30really5.0.75-0ubuntu10.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-June/010081.html
 * adobe-flashplugin 10.1.53.64-1jaunty1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-June/010082.html
 * flashplugin-nonfree 10.1.53.64ubuntu0.9.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-June/010083.html
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## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
 * openoffice.org 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-June/012392.html
 * mysql-dfsg-5.1 5.1.37-1ubuntu5.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-June/012393.html
 * adobe-flashplugin 10.1.53.64-1karmic1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-June/012394.html
 * uex 1.2.0.9-1karmic2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-June/012395.html
 * flashplugin-nonfree 10.1.53.64ubuntu0.9.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-June/012396.html
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## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
 * tzdata 2010j-0ubuntu0.10.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011362.html
 * openoffice.org 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011363.html
 * udisks 1.0.1-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011364.html
 * debian-installer 20081029ubuntu102.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011365.html
 * eucalyptus 1.6.2-0ubuntu30.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011366.html
 * anki 0.9.9.8.6-2~lucid1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011367.html
 * xorg-server 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011368.html
 * telepathy-butterfly 0.5.11-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011369.html
 * evolution 2.28.3-0ubuntu10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011370.html
 * evolution-data-server 2.28.3.1-0ubuntu3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011371.html
 * kubuntu-default-settings 1:10.04ubuntu23.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011372.html
 * libgnomekbd 2.30.1-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011373.html
 * linux-meta-rt 2.6.31.11.13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011374.html
 * linux-rt 2.6.31-11.154 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011375.html
 * compiz 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011376.html
 * installation-guide 20081208ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011377.html
 * libsdl1.2 1.2.14-4ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011378.html
 * gst-plugins-good0.10 0.10.21-1ubuntu3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011379.html
 * gst-plugins-ugly-multiverse0.10 0.10.14-0ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011380.html
 * kpackagekit 0.5.4-0ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011381.html
 * krb5 1.8.1+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011382.html
 * ido 0.1.6-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011383.html
 * gdm 2.30.2.is.2.30.0-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011384.html
 * linux-backports-modules-2.6.32 2.6.32-22.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011385.html
 * linux-firmware 1.34.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011386.html
 * mysql-dfsg-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011387.html
 * adobe-flashplugin 10.1.53.64-1lucid1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011388.html
 * uex 1.2.0.9-1lucid2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011389.html
 * netbook-meta 2.025.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011390.html
 * linux 2.6.32-23.37 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011391.html
 * flashplugin-nonfree 10.1.53.64ubuntu0.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011392.html
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Contents

Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Welcome New Ubuntu Members
    2. Kubuntu Council Elections
    3. Ubuntu sparc and ia64 ports
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Lucid
    3. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. Loco-Directory Meeting Feature
    2. Ubuntu 10.04 Release Party at Kanchipuram
    3. Sunday Special: Ubuntu Hour
    4. Día del usuario Ubuntu ROCKED!!!
    5. LinuxTag 2010 Ubuntu Berlin Barbeque
  5. The Planet
    1. Elizabeth Krumbach: Instructors Confirmed for Ubuntu User Day on July 10th
    2. Daniel Holbach: Reviewing 2000 patches
    3. Mackenzie Morgan: "Is Linux Secure?" at Southeast Linux Fest
  6. In The Press
    1. Dell Says Ubuntu Is Safer Than Windows
  7. In The Blogosphere
    1. Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge, an act of niche journalism
    2. Ubuntu One Blog: Ubuntu One Blog: Ubuntu One Music Store Top Sellers
    3. Ubuntu-Hams - great week, first on-air nets
  8. In Other News
    1. Ubuntu In Business
    2. Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 Is Out Now
    3. EtherPad: web-based collaborative editor
    4. Canonical Rolling Out Ubuntu Advantage for Enterprise Linux OS
    5. Linaro Tools and Infrastructure Sprint
    6. Severed Fifth Part Two Begins
  9. Featured Podcasts
    1. Ubuntu UK Podcast: THE TALK OF THE TOWN
    2. Full Circle Podcast #8: More Opinion Than You Can Handle
  10. Ubuntu Development Teams Weekly Meeting Minute links
  11. Upcoming Meetings and Events
    1. Sunday, June 13, 2010
      1. Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Posts Team Meeting
    2. Monday, June 14, 2010
      1. Security Team Catch-up
    3. Tuesday, June 15, 2010
      1. Community Council Meeting
      2. Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting
      3. Technical Board Meeting
      4. Desktop Team Meeting
      5. Kernel Team Meeting
      6. LoCo Council Meeting
    4. Wednesday, June 16, 2010
      1. Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting
      2. QA Team Meeting
      3. Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A
      4. Edubuntu Meeting
    5. Thursday, June 17, 2010
      1. Ayatana UX team meeting
      2. Ubuntu Java Meeting
      3. Americas Regional Membership Board Meeting
    6. Friday, June 18, 2010
      1. Maverick Weekly Release Meeting
    7. Saturday, June 18, 2010
      1. BugJam
      2. DC LoCo IRC Meeting
    8. Sunday, June 20, 2010
      1. None listed as of publication
  12. Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 6.06 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 9.04 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 9.10 Updates
    6. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
  13. UWN Translations
  14. Subscribe
  15. Archives and RSS Feed
  16. Additional Ubuntu News
  17. Conclusion
  18. Credits
  19. Glossary of Terms
  20. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  21. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 197 for the week June 6th - June 12th, 2010. In this issue we cover ...

In This Issue

General Community News

Welcome New Ubuntu Members

The approval results from the June 8th Asia-Oceanic Membership meeting are as follows:

Vadim Nevorotin

Malamut has been heavily involved with Ubuntu in Russia through the Ubuntu Russian Forum http://forum.ubuntu.ruand and help.ubuntu.ru. He is also the author of the Ubuntu Russian Guide http://help.ubuntu.ru/manual

Jeff Waugh

The Ubuntu community welcomes back jdub to the community after a long absence. Jeff was involved in Ubuntu as an early employee of Canonical and is currently working on Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge(http://ubuntuedge.wordpress.com/) and giving Planet Ubuntu a face-lift.

Eleanor Chen

Destine is one of the leading members in Ubuntu China LoCo. Her contributions are in localization and loco events. She translated and rewrote the Ubuntu Desktop Course's Chinese Edition and recently hosted the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Release Party in Beijing. Eleanor is looking forward to getting more involved in Ubuntu Women and starting up a local chapter.

Zach Kriesse

Zach is an enthusiastic member of the Ubuntu Beginners Team where he assists new users to adopt Ubuntu. He is leader of the teams Wiki Focus Group and has been working with the Ubuntu Weekly News project. Zach is looking further his contribution by learning how to code using Python/Java and to learn how to Triage Bugs on Launchpad.

Welcome to all of our new members!

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2010-June/001096.html

Kubuntu Council Elections

The Kubuntu Council is a group of 6 Kubuntu Members who get to vote on membership to Kubuntu Members and occationally other decisions regarding Kubuntu.

Half the council recently came to the end of their 2 year appointment so we need to hold elections for the open positions to the council. This could be you! If you are a Kubuntu Member and are willing to turn up to Kubuntu meetings as much as possible for the next couple of years do consider putting your name forward.

As well as being into Kubuntu I feel it’s a good idea to have one or more council members who have strong links with upstream KDE so if you are into upstream do consider putting your name forward too.

To put your name forward make sure you update your wiki page then post to this list.

You can also nominate someone else by posting to this list. Might be a good idea to chat to them first of course.

Closing date for nominations is in a week, so Monday 14 June.

The original announcement can be found at:

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/2058

Ubuntu sparc and ia64 ports

Scott James Remnant, on behalf of the Ubuntu Technical Board sent out the following announcement to the Ubuntu Devel Announce mailing list on June 7th, 2010.

Quality is always important to Ubuntu, and nowhere more so in the ports to alternate architectures. Users using Ubuntu ports should expect the same level of quality and support than they receive from using one of the official architectures.

Unfortunately this means that, from time to time, we have to evaluate the state of each of the ports and some may become candidates for decommissioning.

The Ubuntu SPARC port has been declining in both levels of usage and maintenance, and its quality has now fallen below the minimum level we expect to be an Ubuntu port.

After discussion at the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit, and ratified by the Ubuntu Technical Board, a decision was taken to decommission this port at the Feature Freeze point of Ubuntu 10.10's development later this year.

If Ubuntu users or developers wish this port to continue, they should group together to take over maintenance and ensure that the state is improved above the minimum level before that date. This will almost certainly require substantial work on the toolchain and kernel.

The Ubuntu IA64 port is in a better shape, but has no active maintenance team. We recognise that there are benefits to retaining this port, and that the kernel and toolchain are in better shape, however the Technical Board is concerned that without an active maintenance team the quality will decline rapidly.

Likewise if a maintenance team does not step forward to take over, the port will be decommissioned.

To read the original announcement go to:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2010-June/000722.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (76983) -32 over last week
  • Critical (27) -4 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (37086) +265 over last week

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

Translation Stats Lucid

  1. English (United Kingdom) (418) -216 over last week
  2. Spanish (9821) -733 over last week
  3. Brazilian Portuguese (35311) -87 over last week
  4. French (39153) -333 over last week
  5. German (54717) +1 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

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

Loco-Directory Meeting Feature

We [LoCo Directory Team] have been asked to add a meeting tracking feature to http://loco.ubuntu.com which will replace the use of Wiki pages for planning the meeting times and agenda.

To this end, we are drafting a specification to provide this, and would like the your feedback on the propriety and direction of this feature.

Spec: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoDirectory/MeetingFeature Blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/loco-directory/+spec/meeting-feature

For the original announcement or to find out more information on the this feature as well as the LoCo Directory go to:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2010-June/004572.html

Ubuntu 10.04 Release Party at Kanchipuram

Shrinivasan talks about the KanchiLUG team having an Ubuntu release party on June 6, 2010, with a vision to share the features of Linux to the general public. The release party was held at Pachaiyappan Higher Secondary School. They printed pamphlets and circulated the news via local newspapers. The Chief Guest of the event was Ramadas (amachu). The event started at 3:45 p.m. and ran till 6:45 p.m. with talks like History of GNU/Linux, Open source and its concepts, Why Linux, and many other talks. The Chief Guest, Ramadhas, explained how the proprietary world is making us slaves, the need for Open source, the need for localizations, etc. He released the Ubuntu CD and the “Ubuntu Manual in Tamil”. The activities of KanchiLUG were explained and the audience was encouraged to join the mailing list. Overall, it was a successful gathering with the audience totaling around 75.

http://kanchilug.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/ubuntu-10-04-release-party-at-kanchipuram/

Sunday Special: Ubuntu Hour

The Ubuntu Massachusetts LoCo held an Ubuntu Hour on June 6, organised by David Wolfman in Arlington. They had 10 members show up for this social event and it was very successful. Martin has a few photos from the event in the blog.

http://doctormo.org/2010/06/06/sunday-special-ubuntu-hour/

Día del usuario Ubuntu ROCKED!!!

Efrain Valles had an unusual Día del Usuario Ubuntu in the middle of his sister-in-law’s wedding. He was scheduled to talk about Kubuntu and plasmoids. He followed most of it through a cellphone. At the time of his session, he pulled out his laptop, went to the very far side of the ballroom, and connected via his phone to give his talk. His talk reflected his newly found love for KDE. Many users, mostly GNOME users were impressed by the idea and he believes this what makes KDE stand out from most desktop experiences.

http://effiejayx.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/dia-del-usuario-ubuntu-rocked/

LinuxTag 2010 Ubuntu Berlin Barbeque

The Ubuntu Berlin team invited the LinuxTag 2010 folks over for a BBQ on Saturday, June 12th, after LinuxTag. This was their annual fourth LinuxTag-Barbeque. Canonical provided free food (also vegetarian), and drinks were available for purchase at the bar. They even had free Wireless LAN is available. Looks like it was a fun time to be held by all.

For more information on the Ubuntu Berlin LoCo team, the 4th Annual LinuxTag-BBQ as well as LinuxTag go to:

http://www.ubuntu-berlin.de/LinuxTag10-BBQ-english

The Planet

Elizabeth Krumbach: Instructors Confirmed for Ubuntu User Day on July 10th

Elizabeth Krumbach announced on her blog the line-up of speakers for Ubuntu User Day to be held on July 10, 2010. The list includes:

Time (ALL TIMES ARE IN UTC)

Subject

Presenter(s)

09:30

Introduction to User Day

Nigel Babu,Chris Johnston & Elizabeth Krumbach

10:00

Basic Ubuntu Installation and Setup

Zach Kriesse

11:00

Partitioning 101

Alan Bell

12:00

Using Ubuntu One

Shrinivasan

13:00

Gnome-Do

Caspar Clemens Mierau

14:00

Package Management Basics

Sense Hofstede

15:00

Ubuntu Equivalent Programs

Leandro Gómez

16:00

Getting involved in the Ubuntu Community

Martin Owens

17:00

Finding Helpful Resources

Jeremy Pallats

18:00

Command Line Basics Part 1

Brandon Holtsclaw

19:00

Command Line Basics Part 2

Mark Cox

20:00

What is a kernel, and why do i need it?

Jeremy Foshee

21:00

Accessibility Features & Programs

Penelope Stowe

22:00

Using IRC

Mackenzie Morgan

23:00

Trusted Software, Where to find it, and why

Paul Tagliamonte

00:00

Using Launchpad

Draycen DeCator

01:00

Desktop Environments: Gnome, KDE, XFCE

David Wonderly & Elizabeth Krumbach

02:00

Choosing hardware that works with Ubuntu

Mathieu Trudel

For more information on how you can help with Ubuntu User Days or how to participate in Ubuntu Users Day go to:

http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=3056

Daniel Holbach: Reviewing 2000 patches

Daniel Holbach writes about the ongoing work being done with Operation Cleansweep.

… sounds like a daunting challenge, but actually it’s quite doable, because we’ll be a lot of people and we’ll have help from upstream project and the Debian project to make an informed decision about these fixes.

The goal of Operation Cleansweep is to have a look at all the bugs with patches in Launchpad and guide them through the patch review process. Come, join us in #ubuntu-reviews on irc.freenode.net and help to make all the black go red in the countdown meter.

If you’re not afraid of having a look at patches, trying them and getting in touch with other people about them, this is a fantastic way to get involved!

To see the countdown meter and get get more information on Project Cleansweep got to:

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=689

Mackenzie Morgan: "Is Linux Secure?" at Southeast Linux Fest

Mackenzie Morgan presented an "Is Linux secure presentation at the Southeast Linus Fest on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Here is what she had to say about her presentation.

"It's ["Is Linux Secure?" Session] meant to be accessible to normal users or to geeks needing to explain to normal users. I was asked afterward why I didn't talk about buffer overflows. That's easy: normal users can't do anything about them."

To see Mackenzie's slides and learn a little more about her talk on "Is Linux Secure?" go to:

http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2010/06/is-linux-secure-at-southeast-linuxfest.html

In The Press

Dell Says Ubuntu Is Safer Than Windows

Joe Panettieri, WorksWithU, updates readers in this article. Joe states, "In a brief but bold statement, Dell’s U.S. website suggests that Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft Windows, especially for customers looking to avoid viruses. The statement, spotted by TheVARguy.com, also suggests that Dell will begin shipping Ubuntu 10.04 on selected U.S. systems sometime in mid-2010. "

Joe asks in the conclusion of this article, "Is Dell’s statement — suggesting Ubuntu is safer than Windows — really news?" Joe says, "Perhaps not. But it does take guts for a major PC vendor to endorse Ubuntu at a time when Microsoft is aggressively pushing Windows 7."

To read the article in full and to find out more about Ubuntu and Dell go to:

http://www.workswithu.com/2010/06/10/dell-says-ubuntu-is-safer-than-windows/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge, an act of niche journalism

Jeff Waugh discusses his new blog Ubuntu's Leading Edge which tracks Ubuntu's development branch. The blog will allow people who don't want to run all the alpha and beta releases to keep track of what is happening with Maverick Meerkat. So far Ubuntu's Leading Edge has posts on the first month of development, the Alpha 1 release, and information about the freeze for Alpha 1 and the uploads done during the freeze.

For more information on why Jeff decided to start Ubuntu's Leading Edge, see: http://bethesignal.org/blog/2010/06/04/ubuntu-bleeding-edge-niche-journalism/

Ubuntu One Blog: Ubuntu One Blog: Ubuntu One Music Store Top Sellers

The Ubuntu One Music Store blog has the top album and singles sold.

The Top 5 Albums:

  1. Jack Johnson – To The Sea
  2. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
  3. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
  4. Green Day – International Superhits!
  5. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

The Top Singles:

  • Rush – Caravan
  • La Roux – Bulletproof
  • Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog - California Gurls
  • Lena – Satellite

For the rest of the top music sold see:

http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuone/?p=459

Ubuntu-Hams - great week, first on-air nets

Steven Conklin, Canonical Kernel Team member, discusses the Ubuntu-Hams group in this blog post.

It’s been a great week for the Ubuntu-Hams team. We’ve had a lot of activity on IRC for weeks, but we finally set up some scheduled nets, and had the first of those this week.

Of the four nets on the schedule, we managed to have two - the 80m net ended up moving to 20m because it just wasn’t working for us on 80, and we had a nice round-robin net until the band closed on us. Today we had our first echolink net. There were only two of us, and it was a chance for me to hear the voice of 9W2PJU in Malaysia. Due to his location, power and band limitations, it’s not likely that he and I will be able to make an actual rf contact for a long time.

If you’re an amateur radio operator or want to be, and you are interested in Linux in the ham shack, check out the team page and join us on IRC.

For more information on Ubuntu-Hams and to learn how you can get involved go to:

http://www.illruminations.com/post/687875502/ubuntu-hams-great-week-first-on-air-nets

In Other News

Ubuntu In Business

The Ubuntu UK community and Canonical, the commercial sponsors of Ubuntu, would like to invite you to a very different type of IT event. The Ubuntu operating system for the desktop and server has made significant inroads into UK businesses over the last 5 years. Often it is driven there by the enthusiasm of individuals from the community who use Ubuntu for their personal computing and see the advantages it can bring to the workplace. This event gives those advocates an opportunity to introduce their colleagues to Ubuntu, Canonical, Partners, community experts and their fellow IT professionals. Attendees will learn how Ubuntu is being deployed in the UK and discover how they can introduce or extend this technology safely and effectively within their organisation.

All are welcome, but if you already count yourself as an Ubuntu user, please drag along a colleague who has yet to see the light!

For more information on this event go to:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/720240258

Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 Is Out Now

Michael Larabel, post information on the Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3.

While the release of Wine 1.2 is imminent, it's still not 100% ready so as such Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 has surfaced today. This third release candidate for the major Wine 1.2 release offers up more bug fixes along with translation updates.

The Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 announcement can be read at WineHQ.org. This next Wine release is due out this month and will be the first major stable update since Wine 1.0 was released two years ago.

For more information on this article go to:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODMzNQ

EtherPad: web-based collaborative editor

In this blog post, we get a look at EtherPad, a web-based collaborative editor. EtherPad is a collaborative editor much like gobby, but using a browser instead of a stand-alone application. Check out a free online instance of EtherPad at http://ietherpad.com.

http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=496

Canonical Rolling Out Ubuntu Advantage for Enterprise Linux OS

Canonical is gearing up to launch a new series of support and services for enterprise both desktop and server users. These new services, named Ubuntu Advantage, replace other service offerings. However, for those interested in training programs, technical consulting and training services will still be offered in addition to Ubuntu Advantage. Ubuntu Advantage is a support and services offering for any standard or LTS version of Ubuntu within its lifecycle. Canonical Landscape management for servers is an integrated part of this solution. Windows integration is also another key component included as a part of Ubuntu Advantage. See this article for more information about the aim of the Ubuntu Advantage service.

http://www.serverwatch.com/news/article.php/3886216/article.htm

Linaro Tools and Infrastructure Sprint

Jamie Bennett discusses the first ever sprint held by the New Linaro Tools and Infrastructure team. Jamie, notes that "the sprint itself lasts all week but I arranged to be there for just Tuesday and Wednesday to find out what they had planned and to join up with a few guests.

This event is slightly different from what we typically do at Ubuntu sprints. The team hasn’t been together for that long so there was equal focus on both information sharing and collaboration. To that end, mornings were for presentations and discussion, afternoons for hands-on hacking."

For more information on the Sprint, Linaro, and the Linaro Tools and Infrastructure team go to:

http://www.linuxuk.org/2010/06/linaro-tools-and-infrastructure-sprint/

Severed Fifth Part Two Begins

Severed Fifth is a project that Jono Bacon started to see how far an unknown musician could take his music when releasing it under a Free Culture license. Now there is a new website, http://www.severedfifth.com/, as well as a new album in the works. Check out this article, and find out the various ways to follow Severed Fifth. A Severed Fifth twitter page is on the way, and plans for an online community where followers can meet up and discuss the project.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/06/07/severed-fifth-part-two-begins/

Ubuntu UK Podcast: THE TALK OF THE TOWN

Laura Cowen and Tony Whitmore introduce Alan Pope and Dave Walker with the second of our special post-developer-summit episodes of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team featuring three interviews from UDS

What we've been doing -

For more information on the Ubuntu-UK Podcast go to:

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/

Full Circle Podcast #8: More Opinion Than You Can Handle

In this episode, Dave and Ed argue about evolution… of Ubuntu One and Lubuntu.

=== At Home With Jono Bacon: June 9th, 2010

Talking about Translations, Checking Out Code, Application Menu bar testing, Severed Fifth and Q+A!

To see the videocast go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7546727

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Posts Team Meeting

Monday, June 14, 2010

Security Team Catch-up

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 17:30 UTC
  • Location: Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up. Anyone is welcome to join if they want to watch, contribute, etc.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Community Council Meeting

Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting

Technical Board Meeting

  • Start: 14:00 UTC
  • End: 15:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

Desktop Team Meeting

Kernel Team Meeting

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 18:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

LoCo Council Meeting

  • Start: 20:00 UTC
  • End: 21:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting

QA Team Meeting

Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A

Edubuntu Meeting

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ayatana UX team meeting

  • Start: 12:00 UTC
  • End: 12:30 UTC
  • Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: * Introductions * Review team charter * Organize first UX activity * Brainstorm future UX activities

Ubuntu Java Meeting

  • Start: 14:00 UTC
  • End: 15:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Americas Regional Membership Board Meeting

Friday, June 18, 2010

Maverick Weekly Release Meeting

Saturday, June 18, 2010

BugJam

  • Start: 20:00 UTC
  • End: 22:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

DC LoCo IRC Meeting

  • Start: 22:00 UTC
  • End: 23:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-dc on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Sunday, June 20, 2010

None listed as of publication

Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 9.04 Updates

Ubuntu 9.10 Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

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