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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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## 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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## 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 ===

At 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 for 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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You can subscribe to the Ubuntu Weekly News via RSS at:
http://fridge.ubuntu.com/uwn/feed
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 * Your Name Here  * Elizabeth Krumbach
 * Mike Holstein
 * Tubuntu
 * Unit193


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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

General Community News

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

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

The Planet

In The Press

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

At 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 for 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

  • Note to translators and our readers please follow the link below for the information you need.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

Subscribe

Get your copy of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter delivered each week to you via email at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-news

Archives

You can always find older Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter issues at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

Additional Ubuntu News

As always you can find more news and announcements at:

and

Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth Krumbach
  • Mike Holstein
  • Tubuntu
  • Unit193
  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

Other acronyms can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/glossary

Ubuntu - Get Involved

The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

Feedback

This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Weekly News Team. If you have a story idea or suggestions for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-news-team and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Ideas. If you'd like to contribute to a future issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, please feel free to edit the appropriate wiki page. If you have any technical support questions, please send them to ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com.

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