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## Edit the following to include issue number, date info, and a short list
## of the top articles in this release.

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue ## for the week MONTH DAY - DAY, YEAR. In this issue we cover ...
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 222 for the week June 19 - 25, 2011.
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## In this section, list major topics of interest using bullets.
## Format: * <Topic name>
## Ex: * Ubuntu overtakes Microsoft with 90% market share
 * Call for Testing Maverick Language Pack Updates
 * Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) Development Update
 * Ubuntu Oneiric Open for Translation
 * Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Graphics Ninjas invited to help
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Lo``Co News
 * Lo``Co Council Meeting Digest
 * Launchpad News
 * Ubuntu Certification: What components do we test?
 * Accessible Qt now in Oneiric!
 * Has Unity Knocked Ubuntu Off Its Pedestal?
 * Full Circle Magazine - Issue #50
 * Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
 * And much more!
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## Make each article a subsection, via ===
## These are big articles that don't fit within another section
=== Call for Testing Maverick Language Pack Updates ===

The next set of Maverick translations updates before release are now ready to test. Please help test them, even if you are not a translator you can help them just by using them and giving feedback.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntu-news.org/2011/06/24/call-for-testing-maverick-language-pack-updates/

=== Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) Development Update ===

Oneiric development is in full swing and with Feature Freeze still 7 weeks away, most of the intrusive changes are landing in the development release as we speak. Alpha 2 will be released in two weeks which should be a great time to check out what's currently happening. This week Daniel Holbach talks about his own experience and his first steps into the Ubuntu world.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntu-news.org/2011/06/23/ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-development-update/

=== Ubuntu Oneiric Open for Translation ===

The current development release of Ubuntu Oneiric is now open for translation. If you are a translator you are invited to work on it until the next User Interface Freeze on the week of the 25th of August.

More information can be found at: http://davidplanella.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/ubuntu-oneiric-open-for-translation/

=== Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Graphics Ninjas invited to help ===

The Ubuntu cloud team is looking for some adrenaline rushed graphics ninjas to improve their graphics to reflect recent content and events.

More information can be found at: http://cloud.ubuntu.com/2011/06/graphics-ninjas-invited-to-help/
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## Bug stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).

    * Open (#) +/- # over last week
    * Critical (#) +/- # over last week
    * Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
    * Open (90506) -17 over last week
    * Critical (150) +1 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (49430) -648 over last week
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=== Translation Stats Lucid ===

## Translation stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/maverick (or current release)
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).
## List the top 5 untranslated languages.

 1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 2. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 3. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 4. Language (#) +/- # over last week
 5. Language (#) +/- # over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/maverick/
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## These come from http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/. Click on the link on the left that says "most popular this week" then put the title for the most popular 5.

 * heading
 * heading
 * heading
 * heading
 * heading
 * Make it easier for new users to find the correct software - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28148/
 * Right-clicking on a unity's launcher icon should list opened window titles. - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28159/
 * Add save and load option for backups to the gnome-config-tool (gcontool) - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28151/
 * Tomboy is great and could even be better - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28155/
 * Ubuntu One Notes is nice...but could be better - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28154/
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=== Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions and Contributors this week ===
=== Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week ===

 * What does a beginner need to know before switching to Ubuntu? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/49827/what-does-a-beginner-need-to-know-before-switching-to-ubuntu
 * What is the “proposed” repository? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/49691/what-is-the-proposed-repository
 * Application for taking pretty screenshots (like OS X does) - http://askubuntu.com/questions/50604/application-for-taking-pretty-screenshots-like-os-x-does
 * What is the default swap size? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/50308/what-is-the-default-swap-size
 * What is the difference between remove and completely remove in synaptic package manager? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/49890/what-is-the-difference-between-remove-and-completely-remove-in-synaptic-package-m

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
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## Make each article a subsection, via === Section name ===
## Add notes about new locoteams, changed ones, meetings, etc.
=== Planet Ubuntu Ireland – Lets get chatting ===

We are redoing the ubuntu-ie website here for the Irish team. We have our own planet and there are many members; it would be great to add more of your blogs on here. You don't have to post about Ubuntu; post about you, what you do, and what projects you're working on. We’re a community and we should get to know our community. You don't have to be currently based in Ireland; lots of us expats want to get in touch and keep up to date with one another.

More information can be found at: http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/06/23/planet-ubuntu-ireland-lets-get-chatting/

=== Vancouver's Natty U-Party! ===

Last Friday evening, Vancouver threw a party in celebration of Ubuntu and Unity. We call our parties "U-Party" to appeal to everyone, not just Ubuntu users. Over the course of the next few days I will be sharing some of the highlights (at least the ones that I'm allowed to share). I will also share some of the ideas that helped make this party special.

More information can be found at: http://randall.executiv.es/uparty-n-1

=== Ubuntu-ie and Canonical Meet up in Dublin ===

Next week some of the folks that work in Canonical from Launchpad and the Platform team will be in Dublin on a sprint. The Irish Lo``Co is having a pub meet up to say hello to some of them. Everyone is welcome to drop in and say hi. It’d be nice to put the names to the faces and well meet the folks who do such a great job on Ubuntu!

More information can be found at: http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/06/22/ubuntu-ie-and-canonical-meet-up-in-dublin/

=== The World Needs To Hear You ===

Ubuntu Community Week is your chance to learn about how Ubuntu communities and Lo``Co teams work. It's also your chance to showcase the great work your Ubuntu group is doing to help people find Ubuntu, to grow your community, and to make events even more awesome! We have a few slots lefts for presenters, but not many! So, if you have a good Ubuntu story to tell please head on over to the UCW wiki page and nominate yourself to spread your wisdom.

More information can be found at: http://randall.executiv.es/ucw3

=== LoCo Council Meeting Digest ===

The following teams were processed at the last Lo``Co Council meeting: Ubuntu Ireland (Approved), Ubuntu Japan (Approved), Ubuntu Denmark (Approved), and Ubuntu Venezuela (Approved).

More information can be found at: http://ubuntulococouncil.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/loco-council-meeting-digest/

=== Hello, World! ===

This is the first of our official Ubuntu Lo``Co Council blog posts. We’ll be doing all sorts of fun community-based posts, updates, and news. We may all be reached on the Lo``Co Mailing List, “loco-council” <loco-council@lists.ubuntu.com>. Keep in mind that we do moderate it, so please don’t worry about the bounce message! We can also be found on IRC, in Freenode/#ubuntu-locoteams. If you would like to ping us, please just ask the bot! All you have to do is say “!lococouncil”, and we get the ping.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntulococouncil.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/ello-world/
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## This section is for news from the Launchpad Blog at http://blog.launchpad.net/

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

## This section is provided to include any interesting updates from the Ubuntu Forums.
=== Consistent display of tangential links ===

On Launchpad there are a lot of links that take your focus away from the current task. Usually, these exist to let you get more information on Launchpad or take you off Launchpad to do something like look at upstream information. These links are usually represented one of two ways–a blue link with a globe for something that takes you to a new website, or a blue or green link for an internal link that opens a new window. Everyone’s been bitten by clicking a link while in the process of filling out a form and losing the data they’ve spend five minutes filling out. There is a survey put together showing some rough ideas of how to indicate a link that opens in a new window. It’s a very short survey, and the Launchpad team would love to get your input.

More information can be found at: http://blog.launchpad.net/general/consistent-display-of-tangential-links

=== Launchpad meet-up Dublin ===

There is going to be a Launchpad meet-up in Dublin next Wednesday (29th June) from 8pm at the Porterhouse on Nassau Street. Come and meet some of the Canonical Launchpad team, a few other Canonical types and members of the Ubuntu Irish Lo``Co.

More information can be found at: http://blog.launchpad.net/general/launchpad-meet-up-dublin

=== Knowing who the user is in Launchpad ===

The Launchpad team is testing changes to the person picker used on many pages in Launchpad. The general goal is to ensure that you can trust you know who the user you are seeing is. The listing of users shows the unique-name. IRC nicknames were added, since it was common for users to search on them. Those who are active in the project you are working with are shown with the project’s badge to the right of their name. There will be cases where you want to see more details about the user before choosing, so the listing includes a link to see the user’s profile. Person picker defects are being tracked with the person-picker tag.

More information can be found at: http://blog.launchpad.net/general/knowing-who-the-user-is-in-launchpad
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## This section is for Ubuntu News from "The Planet" at http://planet.ubuntu.com/ === Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Certification: What components do we test? ===

Victor Palau tells more about certification. Certification is a generic level of functionality to be expected for hardware running on an Ubuntu Release. Part of the challenge is to identify what hardware components should be included in the test. The aim is to cover all widely accepted components, while excluding fringe ones that may only be of interest to a small set of the user base. In the past it has been a bit hard to understand what components were tested for Certification and this has lead to questions like “Why is the finger reader scan not working in this certified system?” when the answer is simply that certification does not test for finger-reading functionality.

More information can be found at: http://victorpalau.net/2011/06/24/ubuntu-certification-what-components-do-we-test/

=== Kashmiri Arabic script – questions, questions… ===

Bruno Maag posts this informative update pertaining to the upcoming Ubuntu Font Suite release. Important questions are posed in this article about Kashmiri Arabic script fonts. Please visit this post at the Canonical Design blog if you can offer any helpful suggestions.

More information can be found at: http://design.canonical.com/2011/06/ubuntu-arabic-questions-questions/

=== Didier Roche: Accessible Qt now in Oneiric! ===

In this post Didier Roche discusses the addition of QT and accessibility features made available for Unity 2D starting with the Oneiric release cycle.

More information can be found at: http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Accessible-Qt-now-in-Oneiric%21

=== Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Hardware: Debugging Hard Problems ===

Victor Palau, Platform Services Director at Canonical, shares with us some of the issues as well as some of the ideas for debugging and implementing Suspend(S3) and Hibernate(S4) states.

More information can be found at: http://victorpalau.net/2011/06/21/ubuntu-hardware-debugging-hard-problems/

=== Sergio Meneses: Was performed successfully UbuntuOpenWeek in Spanish! ===

In this blog post, Sergio Andres Meneses Echavéz, computer engineering student at the university Francisco de Paula Santander, shares the recent success of 'The Ubuntu Open Week in Spanish'. This event covered issues of interest and news about Ubuntu including the management of wikis, Code of Conduct signing, and a special talk on Unity.

More information can be found at: http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/was-performed-successfully-ubuntuopenweek-in-spanish/

=== Ubuntu Cloud: Ensemble updates and Hit list ===

Posted by Kim0 at the Cloud Portal, this post lists some useful information about Ensemble, a next generation service orchestration framework. This information includes an overview of the current progress of the project, as well as a current 'hit list' of the issues that need to be addressed.

More information can be found at: http://cloud.ubuntu.com/2011/06/ensemble-updates-and-hit-list/

=== Juha Siltala: The Grand Review of three new desktops, pt. 2: the Unity experience ===

Here is an in depth review of KDE4, GNOME3, and Unity. Juha K. Siltala (a researcher and doctoral student at the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE), University of Helsinki) has created this excellent blog post which gives a great overview of these different technologies.

More information can be found at: http://www.siltala.net/?p=378
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## Things Ubuntu-specific are great, but general Linux goings-on are good to, to an extent.
## We don't need to replicate Digg & Slashdot, but certain things are of special interest.
## Just pulling one example from my memory, the story about Indiana schools piloting
## a classroom Linux deployment, a portion of which was Ubuntu, are good. Ubuntu
## release reviews are also common items in this section.
=== Browser Ubuntu: Chrome is the new Firefox ===

Mark Shuttleworth announced that Google Chrome or its open-source cousin, Chromium, is likely to replace Firefox as the default browser in Ubuntu Linux in the 12.04 release cycle.

More information can be found at: http://memeburn.com/2011/06/browser-ubuntu-chrome-is-the-new-firefox/

=== Has Unity Knocked Ubuntu Off Its Pedestal? ===

In this article Katherine Noyes of PCWorld notes some of the feedback being given about the new Unity interface Ubuntu ships with by default.

More information can be found at: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/230878/has_unity_knocked_ubuntu_off_its_pedestal.html

=== Ubuntu sliding in popularity ===

In this techeye.net article author Edward Berridge discusses possible reasons for the the fall in Ubuntu's popularity at Distro-watch.

More information can be found at: http://www.techeye.net/software/ubuntu-sliding-in-popularity
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## In this section we want to highlight the blogs that are exceptionally well-written and in-depth.
## Blogs tend to make it easy for low-quality content, so be extra careful on what goes here.
## We should encourage bloggers to spread the word, so this section might be a good way to do so.
=== Testing the new Login Manager for Ubuntu, LightDM ===

In 11.10 Ubuntu will be switching to the LightDM for a display manager. See some suggested mock-ups and learn how you can now help with testing this new light, themeable display manager.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntu4beginners.blogspot.com/2011/06/testing-new-login-manger-for-ubuntu.html

=== First Impressions of VirtualBoxed Ubuntu ===

In this blog post, Josh Braun, Cornell University Ph.D. Candidate, shares his first impressions having recently switched from dual-booting OSX and ubuntu to running ubuntu in virtualbox under OSX.

More information can be found at: http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3312

=== LoCo Council Meeting ===

Paul Mellors discusses his attendance at his first Lo``Co Council meeting and the process which teams go through to be re-approved by the council.

More information can be found at: http://paulmellors.blogspot.com/2011/06/loco-council-meeting.html
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## Any news or links that don't fit neatly into other sections. === Full Circle Magazine - Issue #50 ===

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our half-centenary issue.

This month:
 * Command and Conquer.
 * How-To : Program in Python - Part 24, Libre``Office - Part 5, Ubuntu Development - Part 2, and Use KDE (4.6).
 * Linux Lab - Gnome Shell -vs- Unity.
 * Review - PAM Facial Recognition.
 * Top 5 - USB Installers.
 * I Think - Should Ubuntu keep it's current schedule, or switch to a rolling release?

plus: Ubuntu Games, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-50/
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## Ubuntu UK Podcast
## Full Circle Magazine Podcast
## At Home With Jono Bacon - Weekly Community QA on UStreamTV
## Lococast.net
=== Ubuntu UK Podcast: S04E09 – Brave New World ===

Laura Cowen, Tony Whitmore, Alan Pope, and guest presenter Alan Bell are back oop North in Studio B (with noisy podcats but no dishwasher) for episode 9 of season 4 of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Lo``Co Team!

In this week’s show:

 * We talk about monkeying around with a Micro``Server (we really must do a segment about them at some point), going to the Doctor Who Experience in London (we don’t reveal any spoilers), and going through 108 locks in one weekend on a canal boat.
 * In the news
 * We give updates on Ogg``Camp11 * We interview actor, director, DRM-free audio books advocate Barnaby Edwards about his new venture, Text``Book``Stuff (which you can get via the Ubuntu One Music Store).
 * We have a competition to win an audio book from Text``Book``Stuff. Entries to competition@ubuntu-uk.org by Sunday 17th July
 * We have a Bit About Ubuntu
 * ..and a bit that’s Not About Ubuntu
 * And we had some Command Line Love
 * Finally we have your feedback.

More information is available at: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2011/06/22/s04e09-brave-new-world/

=== Full Circle Podcast #21: Wibberty Wibberty Woo ===

In this episode, why do we need Ubuntu? The desktop versus the cloud.

OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1381/0/fullcirclepodcast_ep21_240611.ogg

MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1381/1/fullcirclepodcast_ep21_240611.mp3

More information is available at: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2011/06/24/full-circle-podcast-21-wibberty-wibberty-woo/
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## Change date to reflect the latest meeting date and verify link then just remove the comment out marks

## * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for June 22nd, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2010-06-22
## * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from June 22nd, 1010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2010/20100622
## * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for June 22nd, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20100622
## * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for June 22nd, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2010-06-22
## * Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting Minutes for June 23rd, 2010 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0623
## * Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for June 25, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2010-06-25

== Monthly Team Reports: <MONTH> <YEAR> ==

## Team Reports are published in the UWN on the first Sunday of every month.
## Nathan Handler (nhandler) has a script to help format the Team Reports for
## the UWN. You can get this script by entering this command in a terminal:
## bzr branch lp:~uwn/+junk/team-reports
## Team Reports can be found at:
## https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/<MONTH><YEAR>
## For example, the report for January 2009 is at:
## https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/January2009
 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for June 21st, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-06-21
 * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from June 23rd, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2011/20110623
 * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for June 21st, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20110621
 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for June 21st, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-06-21
 * Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for June 24th, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-06-24
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##=== [DAY], [DATE: Month day, YEAR] === (see http://fridge.ubuntu.com/event, click on meeting name for each meeting in coming week for information. Repeat as necessary)

##==== [Meeting Name] ==== (Repeat as necessary)

## * Start: [Time - include TimeZone]
## * End: [Time - include TimeZone]
## * Location: [USE FORMAT: IRC channel #{channel name}]
## * Agenda: [Copy from "Info:"]


== Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 ==
For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at ubuntu-news.org: http://ubuntu-news.org/calendars/

== Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 ==
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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

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/
## 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
## End of Life July 14th,2009 for desktop - Server End of life is June 2011
 * USN-1155-1 NBD vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-June/001356.html
 * USN-1156-1 tgt vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-June/001357.html
 * USN-1157-1 Firefox vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-June/001358.html
 * USN-1157-2 mozvoikko - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-June/001359.html
 * USN-1149-1 Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-June/001360.html
 * USN-1157-3 Firefox regression - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-June/001361.html
 * USN-1158-1 curl vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-June/001362.html
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## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## End of life - April 2011 (Desktop) - April 2013 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## End of life - October 2010

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Updates ===

## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## End of Life - April 2011
 * curl 7.18.0-1ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-June/012667.html
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## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

## https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/
## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## End of Life - (Desktop) - (Server)
 * nginx 0.7.65-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-June/012370.html
 * skype 2.2.0.35-0lucid1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-June/012371.html
 * curl 7.19.7-1ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-June/012372.html

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===

 * skype 2.2.0.35-0maverick1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-June/009518.html
 * curl 7.21.0-1ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-June/009519.html

=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===

 * skype 2.2.0.35-0natty1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011987.html
 * curl 7.21.3-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011988.html
 * cups 1.4.6-5ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011989.html
 * compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110606-0ubuntu1~natty2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011990.html
 * libgpod 0.8.0-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011991.html
 * initramfs-tools 0.98.8ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011992.html
 * apt 0.8.13.2ubuntu4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011993.html
 * multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011994.html
 * gwyddion 2.22-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011995.html
 * epdfview 0.1.7-5ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011996.html
 * qt4-x11 4:4.7.2-0ubuntu6.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-June/011997.html
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== Archives and RSS Feed == == Archives ==
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Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Call for Testing Maverick Language Pack Updates
    2. Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) Development Update
    3. Ubuntu Oneiric Open for Translation
    4. Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Graphics Ninjas invited to help
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
    3. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. Planet Ubuntu Ireland – Lets get chatting
    2. Vancouver's Natty U-Party!
    3. Ubuntu-ie and Canonical Meet up in Dublin
    4. The World Needs To Hear You
    5. LoCo Council Meeting Digest
    6. Hello, World!
  5. Launchpad News
    1. Consistent display of tangential links
    2. Launchpad meet-up Dublin
    3. Knowing who the user is in Launchpad
  6. The Planet
    1. Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Certification: What components do we test?
    2. Kashmiri Arabic script – questions, questions…
    3. Didier Roche: Accessible Qt now in Oneiric!
    4. Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Hardware: Debugging Hard Problems
    5. Sergio Meneses: Was performed successfully UbuntuOpenWeek in Spanish!
    6. Ubuntu Cloud: Ensemble updates and Hit list
    7. Juha Siltala: The Grand Review of three new desktops, pt. 2: the Unity experience
  7. In The Press
    1. Browser Ubuntu: Chrome is the new Firefox
    2. Has Unity Knocked Ubuntu Off Its Pedestal?
    3. Ubuntu sliding in popularity
  8. In The Blogosphere
    1. Testing the new Login Manager for Ubuntu, LightDM
    2. First Impressions of VirtualBoxed Ubuntu
    3. LoCo Council Meeting
  9. In Other News
    1. Full Circle Magazine - Issue #50
  10. Featured Podcasts
    1. Ubuntu UK Podcast: S04E09 – Brave New World
    2. Full Circle Podcast #21: Wibberty Wibberty Woo
  11. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  12. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  13. Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 10.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 11.04 Updates
  14. UWN Translations
  15. Subscribe
  16. Archives
  17. Additional Ubuntu News
  18. Conclusion
  19. Credits
  20. Glossary of Terms
  21. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  22. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 222 for the week June 19 - 25, 2011.

In This Issue

  • Call for Testing Maverick Language Pack Updates
  • Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) Development Update
  • Ubuntu Oneiric Open for Translation
  • Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Graphics Ninjas invited to help
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo News

  • LoCo Council Meeting Digest

  • Launchpad News
  • Ubuntu Certification: What components do we test?
  • Accessible Qt now in Oneiric!
  • Has Unity Knocked Ubuntu Off Its Pedestal?
  • Full Circle Magazine - Issue #50
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Call for Testing Maverick Language Pack Updates

The next set of Maverick translations updates before release are now ready to test. Please help test them, even if you are not a translator you can help them just by using them and giving feedback.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntu-news.org/2011/06/24/call-for-testing-maverick-language-pack-updates/

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) Development Update

Oneiric development is in full swing and with Feature Freeze still 7 weeks away, most of the intrusive changes are landing in the development release as we speak. Alpha 2 will be released in two weeks which should be a great time to check out what's currently happening. This week Daniel Holbach talks about his own experience and his first steps into the Ubuntu world.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntu-news.org/2011/06/23/ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-development-update/

Ubuntu Oneiric Open for Translation

The current development release of Ubuntu Oneiric is now open for translation. If you are a translator you are invited to work on it until the next User Interface Freeze on the week of the 25th of August.

More information can be found at: http://davidplanella.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/ubuntu-oneiric-open-for-translation/

Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Graphics Ninjas invited to help

The Ubuntu cloud team is looking for some adrenaline rushed graphics ninjas to improve their graphics to reflect recent content and events.

More information can be found at: http://cloud.ubuntu.com/2011/06/graphics-ninjas-invited-to-help/

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (90506) -17 over last week
  • Critical (150) +1 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (49430) -648 over last week

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

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/

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

Planet Ubuntu Ireland – Lets get chatting

We are redoing the ubuntu-ie website here for the Irish team. We have our own planet and there are many members; it would be great to add more of your blogs on here. You don't have to post about Ubuntu; post about you, what you do, and what projects you're working on. We’re a community and we should get to know our community. You don't have to be currently based in Ireland; lots of us expats want to get in touch and keep up to date with one another.

More information can be found at: http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/06/23/planet-ubuntu-ireland-lets-get-chatting/

Vancouver's Natty U-Party!

Last Friday evening, Vancouver threw a party in celebration of Ubuntu and Unity. We call our parties "U-Party" to appeal to everyone, not just Ubuntu users. Over the course of the next few days I will be sharing some of the highlights (at least the ones that I'm allowed to share). I will also share some of the ideas that helped make this party special.

More information can be found at: http://randall.executiv.es/uparty-n-1

Ubuntu-ie and Canonical Meet up in Dublin

Next week some of the folks that work in Canonical from Launchpad and the Platform team will be in Dublin on a sprint. The Irish LoCo is having a pub meet up to say hello to some of them. Everyone is welcome to drop in and say hi. It’d be nice to put the names to the faces and well meet the folks who do such a great job on Ubuntu!

More information can be found at: http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/06/22/ubuntu-ie-and-canonical-meet-up-in-dublin/

The World Needs To Hear You

Ubuntu Community Week is your chance to learn about how Ubuntu communities and LoCo teams work. It's also your chance to showcase the great work your Ubuntu group is doing to help people find Ubuntu, to grow your community, and to make events even more awesome! We have a few slots lefts for presenters, but not many! So, if you have a good Ubuntu story to tell please head on over to the UCW wiki page and nominate yourself to spread your wisdom.

More information can be found at: http://randall.executiv.es/ucw3

LoCo Council Meeting Digest

The following teams were processed at the last LoCo Council meeting: Ubuntu Ireland (Approved), Ubuntu Japan (Approved), Ubuntu Denmark (Approved), and Ubuntu Venezuela (Approved).

More information can be found at: http://ubuntulococouncil.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/loco-council-meeting-digest/

Hello, World!

This is the first of our official Ubuntu LoCo Council blog posts. We’ll be doing all sorts of fun community-based posts, updates, and news. We may all be reached on the LoCo Mailing List, “loco-council” <loco-council@lists.ubuntu.com>. Keep in mind that we do moderate it, so please don’t worry about the bounce message! We can also be found on IRC, in Freenode/#ubuntu-locoteams. If you would like to ping us, please just ask the bot! All you have to do is say “!lococouncil”, and we get the ping.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntulococouncil.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/ello-world/

Launchpad News

On Launchpad there are a lot of links that take your focus away from the current task. Usually, these exist to let you get more information on Launchpad or take you off Launchpad to do something like look at upstream information. These links are usually represented one of two ways–a blue link with a globe for something that takes you to a new website, or a blue or green link for an internal link that opens a new window. Everyone’s been bitten by clicking a link while in the process of filling out a form and losing the data they’ve spend five minutes filling out. There is a survey put together showing some rough ideas of how to indicate a link that opens in a new window. It’s a very short survey, and the Launchpad team would love to get your input.

More information can be found at: http://blog.launchpad.net/general/consistent-display-of-tangential-links

Launchpad meet-up Dublin

There is going to be a Launchpad meet-up in Dublin next Wednesday (29th June) from 8pm at the Porterhouse on Nassau Street. Come and meet some of the Canonical Launchpad team, a few other Canonical types and members of the Ubuntu Irish LoCo.

More information can be found at: http://blog.launchpad.net/general/launchpad-meet-up-dublin

Knowing who the user is in Launchpad

The Launchpad team is testing changes to the person picker used on many pages in Launchpad. The general goal is to ensure that you can trust you know who the user you are seeing is. The listing of users shows the unique-name. IRC nicknames were added, since it was common for users to search on them. Those who are active in the project you are working with are shown with the project’s badge to the right of their name. There will be cases where you want to see more details about the user before choosing, so the listing includes a link to see the user’s profile. Person picker defects are being tracked with the person-picker tag.

More information can be found at: http://blog.launchpad.net/general/knowing-who-the-user-is-in-launchpad

The Planet

Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Certification: What components do we test?

Victor Palau tells more about certification. Certification is a generic level of functionality to be expected for hardware running on an Ubuntu Release. Part of the challenge is to identify what hardware components should be included in the test. The aim is to cover all widely accepted components, while excluding fringe ones that may only be of interest to a small set of the user base. In the past it has been a bit hard to understand what components were tested for Certification and this has lead to questions like “Why is the finger reader scan not working in this certified system?” when the answer is simply that certification does not test for finger-reading functionality.

More information can be found at: http://victorpalau.net/2011/06/24/ubuntu-certification-what-components-do-we-test/

Kashmiri Arabic script – questions, questions…

Bruno Maag posts this informative update pertaining to the upcoming Ubuntu Font Suite release. Important questions are posed in this article about Kashmiri Arabic script fonts. Please visit this post at the Canonical Design blog if you can offer any helpful suggestions.

More information can be found at: http://design.canonical.com/2011/06/ubuntu-arabic-questions-questions/

Didier Roche: Accessible Qt now in Oneiric!

In this post Didier Roche discusses the addition of QT and accessibility features made available for Unity 2D starting with the Oneiric release cycle.

More information can be found at: http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Accessible-Qt-now-in-Oneiric%21

Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Hardware: Debugging Hard Problems

Victor Palau, Platform Services Director at Canonical, shares with us some of the issues as well as some of the ideas for debugging and implementing Suspend(S3) and Hibernate(S4) states.

More information can be found at: http://victorpalau.net/2011/06/21/ubuntu-hardware-debugging-hard-problems/

Sergio Meneses: Was performed successfully UbuntuOpenWeek in Spanish!

In this blog post, Sergio Andres Meneses Echavéz, computer engineering student at the university Francisco de Paula Santander, shares the recent success of 'The Ubuntu Open Week in Spanish'. This event covered issues of interest and news about Ubuntu including the management of wikis, Code of Conduct signing, and a special talk on Unity.

More information can be found at: http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/was-performed-successfully-ubuntuopenweek-in-spanish/

Ubuntu Cloud: Ensemble updates and Hit list

Posted by Kim0 at the Cloud Portal, this post lists some useful information about Ensemble, a next generation service orchestration framework. This information includes an overview of the current progress of the project, as well as a current 'hit list' of the issues that need to be addressed.

More information can be found at: http://cloud.ubuntu.com/2011/06/ensemble-updates-and-hit-list/

Juha Siltala: The Grand Review of three new desktops, pt. 2: the Unity experience

Here is an in depth review of KDE4, GNOME3, and Unity. Juha K. Siltala (a researcher and doctoral student at the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE), University of Helsinki) has created this excellent blog post which gives a great overview of these different technologies.

More information can be found at: http://www.siltala.net/?p=378

In The Press

Browser Ubuntu: Chrome is the new Firefox

Mark Shuttleworth announced that Google Chrome or its open-source cousin, Chromium, is likely to replace Firefox as the default browser in Ubuntu Linux in the 12.04 release cycle.

More information can be found at: http://memeburn.com/2011/06/browser-ubuntu-chrome-is-the-new-firefox/

Has Unity Knocked Ubuntu Off Its Pedestal?

In this article Katherine Noyes of PCWorld notes some of the feedback being given about the new Unity interface Ubuntu ships with by default.

More information can be found at: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/230878/has_unity_knocked_ubuntu_off_its_pedestal.html

Ubuntu sliding in popularity

In this techeye.net article author Edward Berridge discusses possible reasons for the the fall in Ubuntu's popularity at Distro-watch.

More information can be found at: http://www.techeye.net/software/ubuntu-sliding-in-popularity

In The Blogosphere

Testing the new Login Manager for Ubuntu, LightDM

In 11.10 Ubuntu will be switching to the LightDM for a display manager. See some suggested mock-ups and learn how you can now help with testing this new light, themeable display manager.

More information can be found at: http://ubuntu4beginners.blogspot.com/2011/06/testing-new-login-manger-for-ubuntu.html

First Impressions of VirtualBoxed Ubuntu

In this blog post, Josh Braun, Cornell University Ph.D. Candidate, shares his first impressions having recently switched from dual-booting OSX and ubuntu to running ubuntu in virtualbox under OSX.

More information can be found at: http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3312

LoCo Council Meeting

Paul Mellors discusses his attendance at his first LoCo Council meeting and the process which teams go through to be re-approved by the council.

More information can be found at: http://paulmellors.blogspot.com/2011/06/loco-council-meeting.html

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine - Issue #50

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our half-centenary issue.

This month:

  • Command and Conquer.
  • How-To : Program in Python - Part 24, LibreOffice - Part 5, Ubuntu Development - Part 2, and Use KDE (4.6).

  • Linux Lab - Gnome Shell -vs- Unity.
  • Review - PAM Facial Recognition.
  • Top 5 - USB Installers.
  • I Think - Should Ubuntu keep it's current schedule, or switch to a rolling release?

plus: Ubuntu Games, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-50/

Ubuntu UK Podcast: S04E09 – Brave New World

Laura Cowen, Tony Whitmore, Alan Pope, and guest presenter Alan Bell are back oop North in Studio B (with noisy podcats but no dishwasher) for episode 9 of season 4 of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

In this week’s show:

  • We talk about monkeying around with a MicroServer (we really must do a segment about them at some point), going to the Doctor Who Experience in London (we don’t reveal any spoilers), and going through 108 locks in one weekend on a canal boat.

  • In the news
  • We give updates on OggCamp11 * We interview actor, director, DRM-free audio books advocate Barnaby Edwards about his new venture, TextBookStuff (which you can get via the Ubuntu One Music Store).

  • We have a competition to win an audio book from TextBookStuff. Entries to competition@ubuntu-uk.org by Sunday 17th July

  • We have a Bit About Ubuntu
  • ..and a bit that’s Not About Ubuntu
  • And we had some Command Line Love
  • Finally we have your feedback.

More information is available at: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2011/06/22/s04e09-brave-new-world/

Full Circle Podcast #21: Wibberty Wibberty Woo

In this episode, why do we need Ubuntu? The desktop versus the cloud.

OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1381/0/fullcirclepodcast_ep21_240611.ogg

MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1381/1/fullcirclepodcast_ep21_240611.mp3

More information is available at: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2011/06/24/full-circle-podcast-21-wibberty-wibberty-woo/

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at ubuntu-news.org: http://ubuntu-news.org/calendars/

Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

UWN Translations

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Conclusion

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Credits

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  • Elizabeth Krumbach
  • Mike Holstein
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Glossary of Terms

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Ubuntu - Get Involved

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