WORK IN PROGRESS
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 222 for the week June 19 - 25, 2011.
In This Issue
General Community News
- 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
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/
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 and Contributors 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
Ubuntu Forums News
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
More information is available at: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2011/06/24/full-circle-podcast-21-wibberty-wibberty-woo/
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
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
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
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
Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
curl 7.18.0-1ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-June/012667.html
Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
nginx 0.7.65-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-June/012370.html
skype 126.96.36.199-0lucid1 - 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 188.8.131.52-0maverick1 - 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 184.108.40.206-0natty1 - 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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