Issue213


Contents

  1. Improving Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Survey
  2. In This Issue
  3. General Community News
    1. Invitation to Ubuntu Open Week – October 11 -15, 2010
    2. Ubuntu 10.10 is Released
    3. Kubuntu, Mythbuntu, Edubuntu
    4. 10.10 10:10:10 – thank you and Happy Maverick Day!
    5. Asia-Oceania RMB Positions Available
    6. Something New and Beautiful: Ubuntu, distilled, in type
    7. Ubuntu Fridge: We're moving!
    8. Forum Code of Conduct Updated
  4. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Lucid
    3. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
  5. LoCo News
    1. Ubuntu Release Parties
  6. Launchpad News
    1. Launchpad Blog: More Build Farm Improvements
    2. Launchpad Blog: Continuous deployment in Launchpad
    3. Launchpad Blog: Enabling Automatic Bug Expiry
  7. The Planet
    1. Oliver Grawert: Ubuntu on ARM, the best since sliced bread
    2. Jorge Castro: ... and we're live
    3. Duncan McGreggor: Multi-touch at UDS-N in Orlando, October 25th-29th
  8. In The Press
    1. Canonical ties Ubuntu 10.10 tightly into Amazon's cloud
    2. Ubuntu's Real Contribution to Free Software
    3. How we build Ubuntu
    4. Maverick Meerkat's Personal Cloud for Ubuntu, Mac, and Windows
    5. Ubuntu 10.10 Linux shows new consumer features
    6. 12 Reasons to try Ubuntu 10.10 now
  9. In The Blogosphere
    1. Future Ubuntu Releases Will be Shipped With LibreOffice
    2. Dell Servers Certified to Run Ubuntu Server Edition
    3. Using new Ubuntu Font in Ubuntu-related publications
    4. Ubuntu Gives Maverick a shot in the ARM
  10. In Other News
    1. Ubuntu in the Cloud
    2. Interview with Leann Ogasawara
    3. Canonical to expand cooperation with PC vendors
    4. TurnKey community development contest: let the judging begin!
  11. Featured Podcasts
    1. Lococast: A New Tech Podcast with Ubuntu Linux Flavour
    2. Lococast.net Episode 7 - Here comes the Meerkat
    3. At Home With Jono Bacon
  12. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  13. Monthly Team Reports: September 2010
    1. Ubuntu Governance
      1. Americas Regional Membership Board
      2. Developer Membership Board
        1. Developer Membership Board meeting, 2010-09-27
        2. Administrative Matter: Review Marco Rodrigues participation in Ubuntu Development
        3. PerPackageUploader Application: Barry Warsaw for gtimelog
        4. Ubuntu Core Developer Application: Raphaël Pinson
        5. Select a chair for the next meeting
      3. EMEA Regional Membership Board
      4. IRC Council
      5. Technical Board
      6. Kubuntu Team
        1. Packaging
        2. Development
        3. Translation
      7. Ubuntu Studio Team
      8. Xubuntu Team
        1. Bug Triage
        2. Packaging, Development, & Testing
        3. Website & Marketing
        4. Artwork
        5. Community
        6. Documentation
    2. Ubuntu LoCo Teams
      1. Argentina Team
      2. Asturian Team
      3. Belgian Team
      4. Cameroonian Team
      5. Canadian Team
      6. Catalan Team
      7. French Team
      8. Hungarian Team
      9. Ubuntu Ireland
      10. Ubuntu Israel
      11. Japanese Team
      12. Norwegian team
      13. Serbian Team
      14. South African Ubuntu team
      15. Swiss Team
      16. Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team
      17. United States Teams
        1. Ubuntu California
        2. Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team
        3. Florida LoCo Team
        4. Iowa Team
        5. Pennsylvania Team
        6. Virginia Team
    3. Additional Ubuntu Teams
      1. Ubuntu Accessibility Team
      2. Ubuntu Beginners Team
      3. Ubuntu Classroom Team
      4. Ubuntu Women Team
  14. Upcoming Meetings and Events
      1. Asia - Oceania RMB Meeting
      2. Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting
      3. Ubuntu Open Week
      4. Desktop Team Meeting
      5. Kernel Team Meeting
      6. Ubuntu Bugsquad Monthly Meeting
    1. Wednesday, 13 October 2010
      1. Ubuntu Open Week
      2. Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting
      3. QA Team Meeting
      4. Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A
      5. Edubuntu Meeting
      6. Ubuntu Women Project Meeting
    2. Thursday, 14 October 2010
      1. Ayatana UX team meeting
      2. Ubuntu Open Week
    3. Friday, 15 October 2010
      1. Ubuntu Open Week
    4. Saturday, 16 October 2010
      1. Introduction to Python: Part 5
      2. BugJam
    5. Sunday, 17 October 2010
    6. Monday, 18 October 2010
      1. Ubuntu-NGO IRC Meeting
      2. Security Team Catch-up
  15. Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10
    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
    7. Ubuntu 10.10 Updates
  16. UWN Translations
  17. UWN Sneak Peek
  18. Subscribe
  19. Archives and RSS Feed
  20. Additional Ubuntu News
  21. Conclusion
  22. Credits
  23. Glossary of Terms
  24. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  25. Feedback

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 213 for the week September 26th - October 2nd, 2010.

Improving Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Survey

This survey consists of 10 questions. Please take a moment to give us your feedback. Thanks in advance.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=1x9NE1y7Qe52nlsr4btCyw_3d_3d

In This Issue

  • Invitation to Ubuntu Open Week – October 11 -15, 2010
  • Ubuntu 10.10 is Released
  • Kubuntu, Mythbuntu, Edubuntu
  • 10.10 10:10:10 – thank you and Happy Maverick Day!
  • Asia-Oceania RMB Positions Available
  • Something New and Beautiful: Ubuntu, distilled, in type
  • Ubuntu Fridge: We're moving!
  • Forum Code of Conduct Updated
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo News

  • Ubuntu on ARM, the best since sliced bread
  • ... and we're live
  • Multi-touch at UDS-N in Orlando, October 25th-29th
  • In The Press
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Ubuntu in the Cloud
  • Interview with Leann Ogasawara
  • Canonical to expand cooperation with PC vendors
  • TurnKey community development contest: let the judging begin!

  • Featured Podcasts
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Monthly Team Reports: September 2010
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10
  • UWN Sneak Peek
  • And Much Much More

General Community News

Invitation to Ubuntu Open Week – October 11 -15, 2010

You’re invited to Ubuntu Open Week

Where: Online in IRC – #ubuntu-classroom & #ubuntu-classroom-chat on freenode.net

When: Monday October 11, 2010 through Friday October 15, 2010

Time: 14:00 UTC – 18:00 UTC

For more information go to :

http://ubuntu-news.org/2010/10/11/invitation-to-ubuntu-open-week-october-11-15-2010/

Ubuntu 10.10 is Released

Some time ago a group of hyper-intelligent pan dimensional beings decided to finally answer the great question of Life, The Universe and Everything. To this end, a small band of these Debians built an incredibly powerful distribution, Ubuntu. After this great computer programme had run (a very quick 3 million minutes…or 6 years) the answer was announced. The Ultimate answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is…42, and in its’ purest form 101010. Which suggests that what you really need to know is ‘What was the Question?’. The great distribution kindly pointed out that what the problem really was that no-one knew the question. Accordingly, the distribution designed a set of successors, marked by a circle of friends…to ultimately bring Unity to all things living…Ubuntu 10.10, to find the question to the ultimate answer.

And with that, the Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.10. Codenamed “Maverick Meerkat”, 10.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Read more about the features of Ubuntu 10.10 in the following press releases:

Desktop and Netbook editions

http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-10.10-desktop-edition

Server edition

http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-10.10-server-edition

Canonical has also launched the ‘Ubuntu Server on Cloud 10’ program. Anyone will be able to try out Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition on Amazon EC2 for free for one hour. Visitors to the download pages will now be able to choose to experience the ease and speed of public cloud computing and Ubuntu. For a direct link to the trial, please go to http://10.cloud.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu 10.10 will be supported for 18 months on desktops, netbooks, and servers.

Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu is available in 37 languages. For a list of supported languages and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see: http://people.ubuntu.com/~dpm/ubuntu-10.10-translation-stats.html

Ubuntu 10.10 is also the basis for new 10.10 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu:

Kubuntu http://kubuntu.org/news/10.10-release

Xubuntu http://xubuntu.org/news/10.10-release

Edubuntu http://edubuntu.org/news/10.10-release

Mythbuntu http://mythbuntu.org/10.10/release

Ubuntu Studio https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/10.10release_notes

To Get Ubuntu 10.10

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To download Ubuntu 10.10, or obtain CDs, visit: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu

Users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be offered an automatic upgrade to 10.10 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1010

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1010overview

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums: #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users http://www.ubuntuforums.org/

Helping Shape Ubuntu

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If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate/

About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, netbooks and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

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You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website:

http://www.ubuntu.com/

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2010-October/000139.html

Kubuntu, Mythbuntu, Edubuntu

Jonathan Riddell posted - 10:10:10 10/10/10 It's Kubuntu 10.10 which can be found at:

http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/4335

Mythbuntu 10.10 is here! announcement can be found at:

http://www.mythbuntu.org/10.10/release

Stéphane Graber announced, Edubuntu 10.10 is released! and can be found at:

http://www.stgraber.org/2010/10/10/edubuntu-1010-released

10.10 10:10:10 – thank you and Happy Maverick Day!

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Project, writes - I spent a lot of time observing our community, this release. For some reason I was curious to see how our teams work together, what the dynamic is, how they work and play together, how they celebrate and sadly, also how they mourn. So I spent a fair amount more time this cycle reading lists from various Ubuntu teams, reading minutes from governance meetings for our various councils, watching IRC channels without participating, just to get a finger on the pulse.

Everywhere I looked I saw goodness: organised, motivated, cheerful and constructive conversations. Building a free OS involves an extraordinary diversity of skills, and what’s harder is that it requires merging the contributions from so many diverse disciplines and art forms. And yet, looking around the community, we seem to have found patterns for coordination and collaboration that buffer the natural gaps between all the different kinds of activities that go on.

He continues with - So I have a very big THANK YOU for everyone. This is our most valuable achievement: making Ubuntu a great place to get stuff done that has a positive impact on literally millions of people. Getting that right isn’t technical, but it’s hard and complex work. And that’s what makes the technical goodness flow.

To read all of what Mark had to say go to:

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/544

Asia-Oceania RMB Positions Available

The Asia-Oceania RMB is undergoing restaffing. We are expanding to run two meetings to better accomodate our wide range of timezones. We require nominations for one position available for meetings at 9:00 UTC +-1hr and nominations for three positions available for meetings run at 1400 UTC +-1hr.

We have the following requirements for nominees:

  • be an Ubuntu member
  • be confident that you can judge contributions to various parts of our community
  • be available during typical meeting times of the board in question
  • insight into the culture(s) and typical activities within a geographic region covered by the board is a plus

If you wish to nominate someone, or yourself, send an email to ubuntu-membership-board-asia-oceania@lists.ubuntu.com. Try to explain your nomination. All nominations will be forwarded to the Community Council who will make the final decision. Applications will close 1-NOV-2010. If you require help or advice speak to a memeber of the board or your friendly Community Council members.

If you are interested more information can be found at:

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/2134

Something New and Beautiful: Ubuntu, distilled, in type

Marcus and Ivanka sat Mark down for a few words of wisdom a few months ago and suggested the development of a brand new font for Ubuntu designed from the ground up. Mark writes about the progress made during the last few months, how you can get involved in the testing process and also how you can get font support for your language.

To read the post in full and find out more information go to:

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/?p=537

Ubuntu Fridge: We're moving!

This is exciting but also may take a few days to “unpack” all the boxes and work out the kinks. Please be patient with us and if find something that needs to be fixed please let the team know by:

As most of you who follow the Fridge know, Ubuntu has been given a face-lift. There is a cool new theme with new colors, a lighter feel, and just all around an upbeat tone to all the official Ubuntu related sites. Check out ubuntu.com and canonical.com to see the new look if you haven’t done so already.

The goal was to have the redirect go live on Sunday 10.10.10 in conjunction with the release of Ubuntu 10.10. However, confirmation of this has not happened. However starting on Sunday, October 10th, we will be publishing Ubuntu News on The Fridge via ubuntu-news.org.

For more information go to:

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/2141

Forum Code of Conduct Updated

The Ubuntu Forums’ Code of Conduct has received minor adjustments many times over the years, usually without notice. Most changes have either been trivial or additions to encode long standing forum culture.

Yesterday, after many weeks of discussion and rewriting, a new version of the Forum Code of Conduct was posted. There are no real changes to the substance, but how we express the content is significantly improved.

Major changes include lengthening the Introduction to include all the major points and distilling the rest to two sections, one for General Policy and one for Posting Tips.

We think the community will find the updated version clearer and more efficiently expressed.

For more informaiton go to:

http://matthewhelmke.net/2010/10/07/forum-code-of-conduct-updated/

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (81867) +1661 over last week
  • Critical (30) -5 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (41164) +1390 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) (0) +/-0 over last week
  2. Spanish (7948) -128 over last week
  3. Brazilian Portuguese (30308) -717 over last week
  4. French (36499) -2 over last week
  5. German (52851) -241 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

Ubuntu Release Parties

Launchpad News

Launchpad Blog: More Build Farm Improvements

In a slightly technical post suppliemented with a pretty graph, Julian Edwards has posted a very positive bit of developer news on the Launchpad Blog. Up until very recently the builders (machines that compile code for Ubuntu) could get blocked waiting for other packages to complete. Some optimisation has been done to improve the process and reduce blocking situations. Click through to see the pretty graphs and more detailed explaination.

http://blog.launchpad.net/cool-new-stuff/more-build-farm-improvements

Launchpad Blog: Continuous deployment in Launchpad

Robert Collins (Launchpad Technical Architect) has blogged about some changes which will affect beta testers of launchpad, the site used to manage much of the development of the Ubuntu project. In a change to the release process, beta testers should notice more rapid deployment of changes to the site, and fixes should be installable with less downtime.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/continuous-deployment-in-launchpad

Launchpad Blog: Enabling Automatic Bug Expiry

In a contentious (to some) move, the launchpad developers will be switching on 'automatic expiry' of 'incomplete' bug reports. This feature has been available to the launchpad developers, but has been switched off. It will be enabled during the week of the 18th October 2010. For developers who would like to use this feature on their launchpad projects, they will need to switch it on at a per-project level as outlined in this blog post from Deryck Hodge.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/enabling-automatic-bug-expiry

The Planet

Oliver Grawert: Ubuntu on ARM, the best since sliced bread

Ubuntu us rising up to be a great system for the ARM platform. Oliver Grawert from the Ubuntu ARM team blogs about the Beagleboard and the Pandaboard website that went live this week. A month ago Toshiba launched an ARM based netbook in Europe that already has Ubuntu images available. To find out more about Ubuntu on ARM go to:

http://ograblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/ubuntu-on-arm-the-best-since-sliced-bread/

Jorge Castro: ... and we're live

Along with 10.10 here comes askubuntu.com. We’ve had a great beta where many experienced people participated and we had a nice standard of high quality answers and low noise. We’re experiencing a flood of new users and questions, so feel free to help out.

Remember people love to vote on answers with screenshots and easy to use instructions. Go get em!

http://castrojo.tumblr.com/post/1283990862/and-were-live

Duncan McGreggor: Multi-touch at UDS-N in Orlando, October 25th-29th

If you're interested in tracking multi-touch sessions, you can watch our session planning evolve at the link below: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu?searchtext=hci-n

We've still got one more blueprint coming: A Gesture Language. I haven't had a chance to compile my notes about this yet, but when I do, there will likely be another blog post just discussing the exploration we want to do around the idea of such a language at UDS.

If you can't make it to UDS, remember that we broadcast live streaming audio and project IRC channels for each room up on a screen so that all present can read remote comments and respond to listeners' questions.

http://oubiwann.blogspot.com/2010/10/multi-touch-at-uds-n-in-orlando-october.html

In The Press

Canonical ties Ubuntu 10.10 tightly into Amazon's cloud

Canonical's newest release, Maverick Meerkat 10.10, will feature tighter integration with Amazon's EC2 cloud management tools. Effectively, this means that any client that is compatible with Amazon EC2 can also control Ubuntu's Eucalyptus Cloud. A much more interesting development, Ubuntu 10.10 can support running an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) within a KVM Virtual Machine on the local server. For the full article and all the interesting developments, follow the link below:

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/67169

Ubuntu's Real Contribution to Free Software

Bruce Byfield of Datamation brings us an article outlining the biased and balanced reactions the Free Software Community often has in regards to Ubuntu. After outlining the sometimes negative reactions he makes his way to an unbiased look at the areas that Ubuntu excells in contributions. For the full article, follow the link below:

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3906721/Ubuntus-Real-Contribution-to-Free-Software.htm

How we build Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of the most polished Linux distributions available, fusing the work of a global community of contributors who provide a diverse range of skills to make Ubuntu what it is. While we all enjoy the fruits of a new Ubuntu release every six months, many people have asked the team over the years how this wide range of contributors manage to come together to build a new Ubuntu release.

http://lxer.com/module/newswire/ext_link.php?rid=142160

Maverick Meerkat's Personal Cloud for Ubuntu, Mac, and Windows

Sean Michael Kernel from LinuxPlanet talks about "personal clouds": "in contrast to the public cloud, where applications are served, the personal cloud is all about user data, content and synchronization. With Ubuntu 10.10, the Maverick Linux distribution will also take aim at improving the way users view their desktops and acquire new software". For the full article, follow the link below:

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/7191/1/

Ubuntu 10.10 Linux shows new consumer features

Jonh E. Dunn from Computerworld talks about Ubuntu 10.10 and its new features geared towards consumers. Among different features, he speaks about revamped user interface, new Netbook Edition, and Ubuntu One cloud service. For the full article, follow the link below:

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363599/ubuntu_10_10_linux_shows_new_consumer_features/?rid=-219

12 Reasons to try Ubuntu 10.10 now

PCWorld magazine's Kathreine Noyes enlists 12 reasons for trying Ubuntu Linux: "for those in the business world who haven't yet tried Ubuntu, however, the reasons to download and give it a whirl are even more compelling". For the full article, follow the link below:

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207283/12_reasons_to_try_ubuntu_1010_now.html

In The Blogosphere

Future Ubuntu Releases Will be Shipped With LibreOffice

The leading contributors of the OpenOffice suite have forked the opensource software project into a new project named LibreOffice. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that future releases of Ubuntu will be packaged with LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice. For the entire article, follow the link below:

http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/09/future-ubuntu-releases-will-be-shipped.html

Dell Servers Certified to Run Ubuntu Server Edition

Dell and Canonical have been working together for the past two years to certify select Dell PowerEdge Servers for Ubuntu Server Edition deployment. While Ubuntu Server Edition will not be factory installed by Dell, nor "officially" supported by the Dell Technical Support team the PowerEdge Server model is now listed on Canonical's Hardware Certification Site. For the full article, follow the link below:

http://www.thevarguy.com/2010/09/28/dell-servers-certified-to-run-ubuntu-server-edition/

Sean Michael Kerner from internetnews.com says that he really likes the new Ubuntu font, and will probably use it in all his Ubuntu-related writings. He also have concerns over the new font license, especially the one clause that would require any document written with it to conform its license.

http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2010/10/ubuntu-linux-font-takes-flight.html

Ubuntu Gives Maverick a shot in the ARM

Amongst the many improvements the Ubuntu ARM team have made happen this cycle are support for the community-driven, high-performance, embedded Dual-core ARM Cortex A9 mobile development OMAP4 Panda board and the forthcomingBeagle board XM which boasts 512mb of low-power RAM and a nippy 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor. To read the full article, follow the link below:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/10/ubuntu-gives-maverick-a-shot-in-the-arm/

In Other News

Ubuntu in the Cloud

Try Ubuntu 10.10 Server in Amazon EC2, entirely on our dime!

You read that right, Canonical will pay for you to experience the ease of Ubuntu Server on Amazon EC2 for an hour (well, approximately 55 minutes). We will take care of the registration, and setup and even give you some pre-configured applications to choose from (such as Wordpress and MoinMoin). We are that keen for you to see it for yourself.

What do you need to do?

As part of the login process you will be asked to set up login and security credentials. But don’t worry, it’s really quick and easy.

https://10.cloud.ubuntu.com/

Interview with Leann Ogasawara

This Full Circle Magazine interview is with Leann Ogasawara, Leann says, "I’ve been working for Canonical for the past 3 years. Since joining the Ubuntu Kernel Team, I’ve been involved with QA and triaging, stable maintenance, and am now this cycle’s Ubuntu 10.10 kernel release manager." To find out more about Leann and what she has been working on this cycle go to:

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/2135

Canonical to expand cooperation with PC vendors

Canonical is preparing to host a hardware summit in Taiwan in an attempt to discuss greater cooperation with Taiwan based manufacturers such as Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and First International Computer (FIC). The event is meant to create a greater understanding of the advantages of Ubuntu. For the full article, follow the link below:

http://www.linuxtoday.com/it_management/2010092701135NWUB

TurnKey community development contest: let the judging begin!

The Ubuntu community is invited to join the discussion and vote who should win $2400 in donated cash prizes. As a result of the contest nearly 30 new ready-to-use Ubuntu-based appliances will be added to the upcoming release of the TurnKey Virtual Appliance Library, covering an excellent range of high-quality open source software.

"Looking at the big picture, what they've accomplished is not only a tribute to their own impressive abilities but also to the power of the open source ecosystem they leveraged. I can't think of any other area of human enterprise where a loosely knit band of individuals is empowered (in their spare time no less) to help enable thousands of individuals and organizations all over the world to take advantage of so much technological innovation."

http://www.turnkeylinux.org/blog/contest-summary

Lococast: A New Tech Podcast with Ubuntu Linux Flavour

Ever since LugRadio decided to call it quits I’ve been hoping that some other high quality Linux and tech oriented podcast would appear to fill the void left in my podcast player. The Ubuntu UK podcast is quite good, but it lacks the rough edges of LugRadio. Many podcasts out there simply aren’t professional enough, so they are tedious to listen to, or they simply aren’t geeky enough. To be successful, a podcast need to be opinionated, well-informed and up-to-date. Lococast, announced in last week’s Ubuntu News Letter, seems to have what it takes. They describe themselves as a tech podcast with Ubuntu flair.

http://sonofjon.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/lococast-a-new-tech-podcast-with-ubuntu-linux-flavour/

Lococast.net Episode 7 - Here comes the Meerkat

  • Intro
  • Maverick Meerkat: New features coming
  • Ubuntu One Streaming Music Service
  • Get your parties on: Maverick Release Parties
  • Announcing new LoCo Day Event

  • Books

More information Can be found at:

http://lococast.net/archives/229

At Home With Jono Bacon

This is the link to the Ubuntu Community Manager's (Jono Bacon) weekly videocast. Jono takes any and all questions from the community about all things Ubuntu and more.

If you missed last weeks episode you can find it at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9894325

For more information about At Home with Jono Bacon go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/at-home-with-jono-bacon

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

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Monthly Team Reports: September 2010

Ubuntu Governance

Americas Regional Membership Board

The approval results from the September 16th Americas Membership meeting are as follows:

Developer Membership Board

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2010-09-27

Chair: Cody A.W. Somerville

Present: Colin Watson, Emmet Hikory, Stéphane Graber, Soren Hansen, Michael Bienia

Administrative Matter: Review Marco Rodrigues participation in Ubuntu Development

Request: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarcoRodrigues/ParticipationApplication

Marco Rodrigues requests permission to participate in Ubuntu Developer. He is currently not permitted to do so per a binding request from the former MOTU Council. [1]

Application was discussed by the board in absentia.

The board requested and received additional information from Scott Kitterman regarding his comment on this application.

Cody Somerville motioned to postpone consideration. Colin Watson seconded the motion with the stipulation that a call for feedback from developers be made regarding this application. The vote was called and the motion was carried unanimously.

Cody Somerville accepted an action to send an e-mail calling for feedback from developers on this application.

Postponed: 5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained. Total: 5

ACTION: Cody Somerville to send an e-mail calling for feedback from developers on this application.

[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-motu/2008-January/003067.html

PerPackageUploader Application: Barry Warsaw for gtimelog

Request: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BarryWarsaw/MyApplication

Barry Warsaw requested upload permission to the gtimelog (universe) package.

Approved: 4 for, 0 against, 1 abstained. Total: 4

Ubuntu Core Developer Application: Raphaël Pinson

Request: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/devel-permissions/2010-August/000098.html

Raphaël Pinson, a former Ubuntu core-developer, requested to be reinstated as a core developer.

Approved: 4 for, 0 against, 1 abstained. Total: 4

Select a chair for the next meeting

ACTION: Michael Bienia to chair the next Developer Membership Board meeting.

EMEA Regional Membership Board

IRC Council

  • Meeting 2010-09-11, 2010-09-26: Canceled
    • No quorum
    • No agenda items
    • No last-minute issues brought up for discussion

Technical Board

  • Meeting 2010-09-07
  • Meeting 2010-09-21
    • Chair: Martin
    • Attendees: Colin Watson, Kees Cook, Scott James Remnant
    • Guests: Jamie Strandboge
    • Review of Actions
      • Martin to follow up with Kees on-list (re: Chromium security updates) -- DONE

      • Matt to implement brainstorm reviews as proposed -- DONE

        • Martin added this as a permanent topic to the agenda, together with the next due date
      • Matt to respond to jono re: application review board -- DONE

    • SRU microrelease exception for bzr (https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2010-September/000506.html)

      • Requirement: Run selftests during package build to catch architecture specific regressions, and catch problems early
      • Run tests on installed package as part of SRU verification
        • ACTION: Martin Pitt to ask Martin Pool about self test instructions on installed system

        • ACTION: Kees to add bzr self test to qa-regression-testing project

      • Under those conditions, the request was unanimously approved
        • ACTION: Martin add to StableReleasePolicy

    • Chromium security updates
      • Discussion has shown that a general SRU exception is the only viable way
      • It is not realistic to do any serious testing on these, since updates are released so fast; updates need to happen pretty much "blindly"
      • This makes it rather inappropriate for main/default install, but as an opt-in in universe the current experience with the recent Chromium SRUs showed that the process is working
      • In case of new build dependencies: in general they should be bundled, but for some of them it is okay to update the system package (e. g. gyp, and perhaps libvpx); this is a case-by-case decision
    • No new community bugs to look at
    • Next chair: Mark Shuttleworth

Kubuntu Team

Kubuntu Team Report for September, 2010

Packaging

Development

Translation

Ubuntu Studio Team

Xubuntu Team

Xubuntu team report for September, 2010

Bug Triage
  • Our bug triage efforts are paying off for Xubuntu. Many bugs were squashed this past month.

Packaging, Development, & Testing
  • We tested Maverick Meerkat Beta with good results.

Website & Marketing

Artwork
  • We still need a good plymouth theme.

Community
  • We are striving to get more users to blog about Xubuntu. We would like to keep word out of the changes being made, as well as new releases.
  • We are attempting to submit new articles to Ubuntu Weekly News at least once a month about Xubuntu.

Documentation

Ubuntu LoCo Teams

Argentina Team

Asturian Team

Belgian Team

Cameroonian Team

Canadian Team

Catalan Team

  • September 1st: irc meeting
  • September 28th: meeting with CTUG for next release party.

French Team

  • bonjour Ubuntu (http://bonjourubuntu.fr) - New french website launched last month - Each day, one picture on Ubuntu and its awesome community.
    And if you don't speak french, you can follow on Hello Ubuntu (http://helloubuntu.com)

  • September 4th - Premier Samedi du Libre (http://www.premier-samedi.org/) in Paris
    This is a multi-distribution small install fest where around 60 people come to get help configuring and installing their Linux system.

  • September 4th-5th - Braderie de Lille
    From Saturday to Sunday evening stallholders set up shop along miles of streets. We have a booth at this event to present Ubuntu.

  • September 6th : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
  • September 7th - Ubuntu Party in Paris organisation meeting on irc #ubuntu-fr-meeting - minutes (http://wiki.ubuntu-party.org/index.php/Paris10.10/CR240907)

  • September 13th - weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
  • September 18th - Ubuntu-fr libre software survey organised for the Software Freedom Day 2010
  • September 19th - Ubuntu Party 10.10 second IRL meeting - minutes (http://wiki.ubuntu-party.org/index.php/Paris10.10/CR290919)

  • September 20th - weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
  • September 21st - Ubuntu Party in Paris organisation meeting on irc #ubuntu-fr-meeting - minutes (http://wiki.ubuntu-party.org/index.php/Paris10.10/CR240921)

  • September 22nd - Ubuntu-fr sysadmin IRC meeting
  • September 27th - weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting

Hungarian Team

Ubuntu Ireland

Ubuntu Israel

  • We helped spread the word of Open source software and ubuntu on the open source day in Israel.
  • We had a booth on the biggest sci-fi convention in Israel, the Icon. In this event we gave over 200 Ubuntu CDs, sold Ubunchu comics and earned 500₪ (about 100 Euro) of donations.
  • We have started to push all the part of publishing Ubuntu, so we have printed Ubuntu fliers and Credit cards. for that we have also got a donation from "Hamkor" association for having a rollup for our booths.
  • we have started planning our Ubuntu 10.10 Release party Smile :)

Japanese Team

Norwegian team

Serbian Team

  • September 5th: regular monthly on-line IRC meeting, minutes HERE
  • September 8th: 1 member promoted to forum moderator, LoCo core team expanded.

  • September 5th: Do too cope deadline, translation team expanded. Ubuntu Manual translation bumped on top. We plan, in association with Rakovica Municipality to publish 3500+ hard copies of Ubuntu manual and give them away to students in Rakovica elementary schools.
  • September 17th: two hours server downtime, fixed.

South African Ubuntu team

Swiss Team

  • 16. September: IRC Team meeting in #ubuntu-ch
  • 17.-18. September: Booth at FrOSCamp in Zürich

Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team

United States Teams

Ubuntu California

Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team

Florida LoCo Team
  • September 7th: 1st Monthly Team IRC Meeting was held in #ubuntu-us-fl.

  • September 18th: Participated in Multiple SFD2010 events.

  • September 18th: Ubuntu Hour Miami-Dade (http://www.ubuntu-fl.org/2010/09/19/ubuntu-hour-miami-dade/) was held.

  • September 21st: 2nd Monthly Team IRC Meeting was held in #ubuntu-us-fl.

Iowa Team

Pennsylvania Team

Virginia Team

Additional Ubuntu Teams

Ubuntu Accessibility Team

Ubuntu Beginners Team

  • Regular monthly meeting on September 14, 2010 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings/20100914) - 8 members in attendance, 48 minutes long, with nhandler holding the chair.

    • phillw (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw) gained member status;

    • shredder12 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/shredder12)'s membership vote was moved to the mailing list;

    • Applications were opened for the position of "Mentorship Administrator" - a person that takes care of the mentor list each month and has mentors provide monthly status reports. (addresses duanedesign's agenda item of "Improving Mentor Program")
  • Development Focus Group membership applications were opened - applications done through the relative Launchpad team

Ubuntu Classroom Team

Ubuntu Women Team

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Asia - Oceania RMB Meeting

Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting

Ubuntu Open Week

Desktop Team Meeting

Kernel Team Meeting

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 18:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
  • Agenda: None listed as of time of publication

Ubuntu Bugsquad Monthly Meeting

==== Ubuntu Beginner Team Meeting ===

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Ubuntu Open Week

Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting

QA Team Meeting

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

Edubuntu Meeting

Ubuntu Women Project Meeting

  • Start: 20:00 UTC
  • End: 21:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-women-project on freenode.net
  • Agenda: none listed at time of publication

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Ayatana UX team meeting

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

Ubuntu Open Week

Friday, 15 October 2010

Ubuntu Open Week

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Introduction to Python: Part 5

  • Start: 19:00 UTC
  • End: 21:00 UTC
  • Location IRC Channel #ubuntu-classroom on freenode.net
  • Agenda: none listed at time of publication

BugJam

  • Start: 20:00 UTC
  • End: 22:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-dc and #ubuntu-bugs on freenode.net
  • Agenda: None listed at time of publication

Sunday, 17 October 2010

None listed as of time of publication

Monday, 18 October 2010

Ubuntu-NGO IRC Meeting

Security Team Catch-up

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 18:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
  • Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up. Weekly Ubuntu Security Team catch-up meeting. Anyone is welcome to join if they want to watch, contribute, etc.

Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

  • None Reported

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 9.04 Updates

Ubuntu 9.10 Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

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