Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 225 for the week July 18 - 24, 2011.
In This Issue
- Ubuntu Certification Is Changing
- Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
- Ubuntu 10.04.3 (Lucid Lynx) LTS released!
- New Americas Membership Board Members
- Ubuntu Stats
- Calling Those To Rock The Ubuntu 11.10 Global Jam
- Launchpad News
- Randall Ross: Ubuntu Community Week. It's a Wrap!
- The Commodore 64 is back - and it's running Ubuntu
VirtualBox 4.0.12 released and ubuntu 11.04/10.10 installation instructions included
- Featured Podcasts
- 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
Ubuntu Certification Is Changing
Canonical has announced that it will be changing its commercial certification program in order to make it simpler for consumers to understand.
More information is available at http://blog.canonical.com/2011/07/18/ubuntu-certification-is-changing/
Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
Daniel Holbach gives a current status about the upcoming release of Ubuntu 11.10 alpha 3 in a few weeks and introduces a new contributor from Sweden named Alexander Fougner.
More information is available at http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/07/21/ubuntu-11-10-development-update-4/
Ubuntu 10.04.3 (Lucid Lynx) LTS released!
Lucid Lynx 10.04.3 is here with some updates and Kubuntu 10.04.3 is also out. Check out the release notes and get a copy.
More information is available at http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/07/21/ubuntu-10-04-3-lucid-lynx-lts-released/
New Americas Membership Board Members
Elizabeth Krumbach announces the Americas Regional Membership Board members recently appointed be the Community Council. Congratulations to Norman García, Martin Albisetti (incumbent), and Greg Grossmeier (incumbent).
More information is available at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2011-July/001352.html
Results of the July 21st Americas Membership Board Meeting
Let's welcome Japanese LoCo Team member Hajime Mizuno as our newest Ubuntu Member!
More information is available at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2011-July/001353.html
- Open (84394) -4579 over last week
- Critical (153) -1 over last week
- Unconfirmed (46727) -1615 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 Oneiric
Spanish (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/es): 10783
English (United Kingdom) (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/en_GB): 49977
Brazilian Portuguese (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/pt_BR): 55176
French (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/fr): 70790
German (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+lang/de): 76088
Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations
Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
Change Launcher position, resize and move - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28307/
gnome-disk-utility compare drive feature - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28304/
Auto-Rename When Filename Exists - Not Just Overwrite|Cancel - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28296/
Decoupling solution from idea submission - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28293/
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
Is CCleaner beneficial for Linux? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/53969/is-ccleaner-beneficial-for-linux
How to get the MD5 hash of a string directly in the terminal? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/53846/how-to-get-the-md5-hash-of-a-string-directly-in-the-terminal
How to edit files in a terminal with nano? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/54221/how-to-edit-files-in-a-terminal-with-nano
How to use to use lm-sensors? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/53762/how-to-use-to-use-lm-sensors
How do I detect if someone is stealing my broadband bandwidth? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/54162/how-do-i-detect-if-someone-is-stealing-my-broadband-bandwidth
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
An Overview of LoCo Guidance
Ubuntu LoCo Council Member Laura Czajkowski gives a quick overview on the Ubuntu Loco Council, who they are and how they can assist you and your team.
More information is available at http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/07/21/an-overview-of-loco-guidance/
Calling Those To Rock The Ubuntu 11.10 Global Jam
Make Ubuntu look better by joining the Ubuntu Global Jam for 11.10 release. This event is open to everyone no technical skills required so jump in with your Ubuntu LoCo Team.
More information is available at http://www.jonobacon.org/2011/07/20/calling-those-to-rock-the-ubuntu-11-10-global-jam/
UCW - Marketing Ubuntu at Local Festivals and Markets
Charlene Tessier shares her talk on "Marketing Ubuntu at Local Festivals and Markets" and includes video of the Ubuntu Vancouver Street Team in action.
More information is available at http://frenchfortunecookie.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/ucw-marketing-ubuntu-at-local-festivals-and-markets/
UCW: Working With Other Groups In Your Community
Elizabeth Krumbach shares her presentation titled “Working With Other Groups In Your Community” where she explored some of the projects that LoCo (Local Community) teams she's been involved with have worked on over the years.
More information is available at http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=4759
Preparing for Approval and Re-Approval. Do's and Don'ts
Laura Czajkowski shares her second presentation at the UCW in which she gives some tips to LoCos on how to achieve approval as "official" LoCos as well as tips to established LoCos on getting re-approved.
More information is available at http://www.lczajkowski.com/2011/07/22/preparing-for-approval-and-re-approval-dos-and-donts/
Graham Binns talks about bug subscriptions
Mathew Revell talks to Graham Binns about new implemantation to take place with Launcpad bug subscriptions. More options on bug subscriptions are introduced.
More information is available at http://blog.launchpad.net/podcast/launchpod-e20
How the Launchpad project does code review
Sumana Harihareswara gives her research summary about contributing to Launchpad. Launchpad development's team review process is also explained in brief. Challenges and problems that comes with code review process are touched in Sumana's research as well.
More information is available at http://blog.launchpad.net/general/how-the-launchpad-project-does-code-review
Tag change emails make more sense
Tags added to Launchpad bugs used to be emailed before the ones which were removed, which seemed counter-intuitive. With a recent change in Launchpad the order of notification has been switched.
More information is available at http://blog.launchpad.net/bug-tracking/tag-change-emails-make-a-little-more-sense
Launchpad will mark Confirmed any Ubuntu or Launchpad bug that has the New status and affects more than one person or is marked as a dupe.
More information is available at http://blog.launchpad.net/?p=2747
Scott Moser: How to find the right Ubuntu AMI on EC2
The purpose of this post is to document how you can easily, quickly and safely find the Official Ubuntu AMIs on EC2 via the Amazon EC2 console or via your web browser.
More information is available at http://ubuntu-smoser.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-find-right-ubuntu-ami-on-ec2.html
Steven Harms: Ubuntu VS OS X
Steven Harms does a comparison of Ubuntu and OS X in areas such as Email, App install methods and performance, among others.
More information is available at http://www.sharms.org/blog/2011/07/ubuntu-vs-os-x/
Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Developer Week: Summary Day 5
"What a fantastic Ubuntu Developer Week. Lots of great sessions.." Wanted to join Day 5 but missed it? Then have a read on the summary from Ubuntu Classroom Blog, which gives you a very detailed overview about the sessions that were held and its outcomes.
More information is available at http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/ubuntu-developer-week-summary-day-5/
Ara Pulido: Translations needed
Ara Pulido asks for help regarding translations for Ubuntu friendly as they want to get as many translations of different non-English languages as possible.
More information is available at http://arapulido.com/2011/07/18/translations-needed/
Joel Leclerc: Sound Troubleshooting
This article gives an excellent outline of troubleshooting steps for those tricky sound issues.
More information is available at http://lkubuntu.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/sound-troubleshooting/
Randall Ross: Ubuntu Community Week. It's a Wrap!
Over at his blog, Randall Ross gives thanks to many community members for presenting during Ubuntu Community Week. See this entry for links to session logs, and an overview of events.
More information is available at http://randall.executiv.es/blog/3
In The Press
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Developer Summit Event Announced
The second Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) event for 2011 has been officially announced. The Ubuntu 12.04 Developer Summit event will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA from 31st October to 4th November.
More information is available at http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-12-04-LTS-Developer-Summit-Event-Announced-212000.shtml
Ubuntu 11.10: Fast And Friendly
CRN has an early look at Ubuntu 11.10 and find that it has the fastest boot-time on a HDD-based PC they have seen, has snappy performance between applications and may just be the easiest PC operating system in the world to navigate.
More information is available at http://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/231002339/ubuntu-11-10-fast-and-friendly.htm
In The Blogosphere
The Commodore 64 is back - and it's running Ubuntu
"If you're old enough (and might I say cool enough) to remember the original Commodore 64 home computer then prepare to get stoked: not only is the device back rocking the same retro look, but it's back running Ubuntu as well."
Excerpt from and more information at http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/07/commodore-64-running-ubuntu/
Ubuntu 11.10 Says Goodbye to the 'Me Menu'
An update to the indicator menus this weekend saw the 'Me Menu' ('indicator-me') removed and replaced with an 'IM Status' section in the Messaging Menu.
More information is available at http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/07/ubuntu-11-10-menu-goodbye/
VirtualBox 4.0.12 released and ubuntu 11.04/10.10 installation instructions included
Virtualbox 4.0.12 is a maintenance release with several fixes and additions. Install instructions for Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 10.10 included.
Excerpt from and more information at http://www.ubuntugeek.com/virtualbox-4-0-12-released-and-ubuntu-11-0410-10-installation-instructions-included.html
Set up F15 PV DomU at Xen 4.1 (kernel 3.0.0-5-generic) Dom0 on Ubuntu Oneiric
Take a look at this detailed blogpost outlining the use of Xen 4.1 on top of Ubuntu Oneiric.
More information is available at http://bderzhavets.blogspot.com/2011/07/set-up-f15-pv-domu-at-xen-4.html
Ambiance To Get A Dark Toolbar, Compiz Modal Dialogs Update [Oneiric]
Webupd8 reports that Ambiance, the default Ubuntu theme, will get a dark toolbar very soon. Compiz was also updated and the modal dialogs finally look like they are supposed to for Unity 3D.
More information is available at http://www.webupd8.org/2011/07/ambiance-to-get-dark-toolbar-compiz.html
Robots for Humanity, Powered by Open Source
"A new collaborative robotics project is ripping the idea of autonomous assistance for the disabled out from the land of science-fiction and planting it firmly in the real world - and all using the power of Open Source."
More information is available at http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/07/ubuntu-robots-humanity/
Linux by the numbers
While the milestone Linux 3.0 doesn't actually mark a significant change in the kernel, its release has given cause for reflection and has a few note-worthy changes which this article explores, including Xen support.
More information is available at http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/185791/linux-numbers
In Other News
Top 10 FPS Games for Linux
Over at techdrivein.com, Manuel Jose posts this article outlines a collection of 10 FPS games for Linux every Linux gamer should be aware of.
More information is available at http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/07/top-10-fps-games-for-linux.html
Project Kronos: XenAPI on Debian and Ubuntu
At the Xen.org open source community blog, the XCP team formally announces Project Kronos, a port of XCP's XenAPI toolstack made available to Debian and Ubuntu.
More information is available at http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2011/07/22/project-kronos/
Ubuntu UK Podcast: S04E11 - The Trooper
Laura Cowen, Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, and Tony Whitmore are live again in Studio A for episode 11 of season 4 of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!
More information is available at http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2011/07/20/s04e11-the-trooper/
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for July 19th, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-07-19
Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from July 21st, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2011/20110721
Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for July 19th, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20110719
Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for July 19th, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-07-19
Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for July 22nd, 2011 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-07-22
Upcoming Meetings and Events
For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/
Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
[USN-1171-1] Likewise Open vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-July/001377.html
[USN-1172-1] logrotate vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-July/001378.html
[USN-1173-1] FreeType vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-July/001379.html
Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
logrotate 3.7.1-3ubuntu0.8.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-July/012670.html
End of life - April 2011 (Desktop) - April 2013 (Server)
Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
ubiquity 2.2.27 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012399.html
nfs-utils 1:1.2.0-4ubuntu4.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012400.html
likewise-open 22.214.171.124111-2ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012401.html
wackamole 2.1.1-3.1ubuntu0.10.04.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012402.html
w-scan 20091230-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012403.html
kickseed 0.54ubuntu1.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012404.html
lazr.restfulclient 0.9.11-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012405.html
gnome-control-center 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012406.html
logrotate 3.7.8-4ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012407.html
vim-addon-manager 0.4.3ubuntu0.10.04.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012409.html
drbd8 2:8.3.7-1ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012410.html
multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012411.html
qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012412.html
libsndfile 1.0.21-2ubuntu0.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-July/012414.html
End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
Ubuntu 10.10 Updates
ubiquity 2.4.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009535.html
nfs-utils 1:1.2.2-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009536.html
likewise-open 126.96.36.199111-2ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009537.html
wackamole 2.1.1-3.1ubuntu0.10.10.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009538.html
w-scan 20100316-3ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009539.html
patchage 0.4.4-1.2ubuntu0.10.10.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009540.html
kickseed 0.54ubuntu188.8.131.52 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009541.html
logrotate 3.7.8-6ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009542.html
vim-addon-manager 0.4.3ubuntu0.10.10.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009544.html
multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu184.108.40.206 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009545.html
freetype 2.4.2-2ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009546.html
libsndfile 1.0.21-2ubuntu0.10.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-July/009548.html
End of Life - April 2012 (Desktop) - April 2012 (Server)
Ubuntu 11.04 Updates
bzr 2.3.4-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012029.html
bluefish 2.0.2-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012030.html
nfs-utils 1:1.2.2-4ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012031.html
likewise-open 220.127.116.11010-4ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012032.html
wackamole 2.1.1-3.1ubuntu0.11.04.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012033.html
patchage 0.4.4-1.2ubuntu0.11.04.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012034.html
xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012035.html
freeciv 2.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012036.html
kickseed 0.55ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012037.html
strongswan 4.5.0-1ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012038.html
libreoffice 1:3.3.3-1ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012039.html
logrotate 3.7.8-6ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012040.html
vim-addon-manager 0.4.3ubuntu0.11.04.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012042.html
w-scan 20101001-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012043.html
sbuild 0.60.9-1ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012044.html
task 1.9.3-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012045.html
freetype 2.4.4-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012046.html
libsndfile 1.0.23-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-July/012048.html
End of Life - October 2012 (Desktop) - October 2012 (Server)
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