Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 230 for the week August 21 - 27, 2011.
In This Issue
- Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
- Ubuntu Stats
Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties
- Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu ARM Servers -- At last!!!
- Amber Graner: The New Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback
- Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour
- Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover
- March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux
- 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
New Asia and Oceania Membership Board Members
The Community Council announces the three new members for the Asia and Oceania Membership Board: Jared Norris, Eleanor Chen and oneleaf.
Call for votes: Vacant Developer Membership Board seat
All members of the ~ubuntu-dev team have been contacted to vote on the four nominees for the vacant Developer Membership Board seat. Voting closes on September 6th.
Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
Daniel Holbach speaks with developers to learn what they’re most excited about regarding the 11.10 release, mentions the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam, reviews some work that still needs to be done on 11.10 and interviews new contributor Daniel van Vugt. He wraps up this post by providing resources on how to get involved with Ubuntu Development.
- Open (89435) +233 over last week
- Critical (188) -8 over last week
- Unconfirmed (46472) -113 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 (18103) +5976 over last week
- Brazilian Portuguese (51591) -10287 over last week
- English (United Kingdom) (58380) -5387 over last week
- French (79403) -5584 over last week
- German (83025) +2269 over last week
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
Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
How can I convert a folder of .pngs to .jpgs while preserving the transparent background? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58715/how-can-i-convert-a-folder-of-pngs-to-jpgs-while-preserving-the-transparent-bac
How to use SSH? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58539/how-to-use-ssh
How can I create a zip archive of a whole directory via terminal without hidden files? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58889/how-can-i-create-a-zip-archive-of-a-whole-directory-via-terminal-without-hidden-f
Batch rename files - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58546/batch-rename-files
Can a server handle simultaneous shell commands? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58946/can-a-server-handle-simultaneous-shell-commands
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
Søren Bredlund Caspersen: Marmelade
Søren announces the upcoming Global Jam event in København, Denmark taking place at Carlton Restaurant, Cafe and Bar on September 3rd.
Efrain Valles: Maracaibo is Jamming again
Efrain announces the upcoming Global Jam event in Maracaibo, Venezuela and provides links to the spreadubuntu.com designs they used to create the poster for their event.
Charlene Tessier: I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor!
Charlene brings others from around the world to the Vancouver Natty Release party by sharing a video she assembled with Pitivi Video Editor from photos taken by attendees, complete with photos of their signature Ubuntinis!
Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties
Paul Tagliamonte: Cleveland Bug Jam!
After a short break, the Cleveland ReLoCo (Really LoCo) is back! This Global Jam, they’ll be doing bugs and docs.
Randall Ross: No Team Nearby? You Can Still Jam!
Randall wants to make it as easy as possible for folks to register Global Jam events, even when there may not be a full team nearby to work with. In this post he offers a link to a form which he’ll use to help you get your event organized.
Paolo Sammicheli: Ubuntu Global Jam: Italy
Paolo announces the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in Pistoia, Italy in collaboration with the Pistoia Linux User Group. The event will be taking place from 15:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, September 3rd at Circolo ARCI Bonelle in Pistoia.
Darcy Casselman: Ubuntu Global Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo
Darcy discusses plans for the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo on September 3rd where they’ll work on “usual upgrade and install testing, bug triage, documentation work and so on” plus plans to build a new GUI packaging tool.
David Wonderly: Ubuntu Global Jam – San Diego
David announces an Ubuntu Global Jam in San Diego, California at Cafe Libertalia on September 3rd.
Benjamin Kerensa: Ubuntu Global Jam - Oregon
Ubuntu Oregon will be holding Ubuntu Global Jam events at PuppetLabs (Portland, OR) this year and invites people of all skill levels to come and take part in this exciting event. Themes for this event will focus on Bugs, Documentation, Wiki Cleanup, IRC Support and more. There will also be some giveaways.
Beta testers: try the new person picker
Improvements are now being tested for the “person picker” which is the dialog used when you search for a user in Launchpad. You will be able to see more information about the person before selecting them, including IRC nickname and public email address.
Matthew Revell is the new Launchpad Product Manager
Francis J. Lacoste of the Launchpad blog announces Matthew Revell as the new Launchpad Project Manager. Matthew will be communicating his plans for Launchpad soon.
Ubuntu Women: New 2011-2012 Ubuntu Women Leadership Team Announced
The Ubuntu Women project announces their newly elected Leadership Team consisting of Elizabeth Krumbach, Jessica Ledbetter and Cheri Francis and thanks former leaders Leigh Honeywell and Melissa Draper for their work during their term.
Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu ARM Servers -- At last!!!
Two years in the making, Dustin Kirkland’s dream of having greener servers running on ARM processors have now become reality with Ubuntu Server positioning itself as the OS of choice in this arena for the foreseeable future.
Silver Fox: An Interview with Ubudog
Meet Ubudog, a developer working on a lightweight web browser aptly named UbuMonkey and a regular contributor to the Ubuntu Forums.
Amber Graner: The New Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback
The Ubuntu Friendly Program is a way for everyone of any skill level using Ubuntu to help map out what hardware works well with their favourite distro. Read here on how easy it is to make a difference.
Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour
Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon takes us on an extensive Screenshot Tour of the changes and highlights in the up and coming Ubuntu 11.10.
Philip Ballew: Ubuntu Youth, future leaders of our community.
Ubuntu Youth is a great place for young people to get to know about and share all things Ubuntu. They already have their own online forum and a presence on IRC and invite all to pop in and say hi.
Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Core Is Getting Ready For Oneiric
Ubuntu Core is an officially supported version of Ubuntu targeted at embedded devices and will be landing with the release of Oneiric this coming October.
In The Press
Ubuntu Linux bets on the ARM server
To try and gain a new server market, Cannonical is helping create the ARM buisness server space.
Ubuntu Linux, Android could give HP's TouchPad new life
For those who have purchased a WebOS tablet from HP, it is possible to get Ubuntu Linux up and running on the device.
Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover
Alastair Otter, senior journalist at MyBroadband, walks us through some of the changes that users can look forward to in the upcoming Ubuntu release.
In The Blogosphere
Ubuntu Software Center Overhaul in Full Swing
Although we probably wont see the completely revamped Software Center in action until the 12.04 release, Manuel Jose gives us an overview of some of these changes in this techdrivein.com article.
Top 10 Ubuntu 11.10 Features
Check out this article for a top 10 list of the features from the Ubuntu 11.10 release.
Ubuntu 11.10 Update:New Software Centre Icon, Unity Changes, Window Controls, More
Joey Sneddon from omgubuntu.co.uk gives us an in-depth look at the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 User Interface and more.
Window Controls for Maximized Windows Hidden by Default, More Updates [Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot]
Important changes to the latest Unity 4.10.2 version in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot are explored in this informative article.
In Other News
Ohio Linux Fest (OLF): September 9-11th, Columbus Ohio
Jon maddog Hall writes for Linux Magazine outlining some of the highlights of the Ohio Linux Fest coming up September 9-11th, including an Ubucon!
RHEL 6 uses Upstart!
The newest release of RedHats Enterprise operating system replaces the old SystemV init system with Upstart.
March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux
In this article from arstechnica.com, Ryan Paul takes us back through 20 years of linux.
Full Circle Issue #52 is released
Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our half-centenary+2 issue.
- Command and Conquer.
How-To : Program in Python - Part 26, LibreOffice - Part 7, Ubuntu Development - Part 4, GRAMPS - Part 1, and Ubuntu For Business & Education.
Linux Lab - ZoneqqMinder CCTV - Part 1.
- Review - Chromebook.
- I Think - Would you like to see an audio editing series with Audacity?
plus: Ubuntu Games, My Story, and much much more!
Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-52/
Lococast.net Episode 19 – So, we went to PyOhio and all I got was this t-shirt
This episode of Lococast includes Upcoming Events including Ohio Linuxfest, 1DevDayDetroit, New Libraries/Dev Tools including ScratchPad in Firefox 6.0, Edit in Github with Ace, Requests: HTTP for Humans and PyOhio Recaps.
Full Circle Podcast 24: OGGCamp Part Two
In this episode of Full Circle Podcast they have , two talks, two guests and a raffle… (and offer a warning about the audio quality)
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for August 23rd, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-08-23
Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for August 23rd, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-08-23
Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for August 26th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-08-26
Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for August 25th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Meeting/2011/20110825
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-1195-1] WebKit vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001401.html
[USN-1196-1] eCryptfs vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001402.html
[USN-1185-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001403.html
Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
End of life - April 2013 (Server)
Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
duplicity 0.6.08b-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012439.html
ecryptfs-utils_83-0ubuntu3.2.10.04.2_powerpc_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012440.html
debian-installer 20081029ubuntu102.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012441.html
autofs5 5.0.4-3.1ubuntu5.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012442.html
gtk-vnc 0.3.10-2ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012443.html
libcgroup 0.34-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012444.html
libvirt 0.7.5-5ubuntu27.17 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012445.html
adobe-flashplugin 10.3.183.7-0lucid1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012446.html
squid 2.7.STABLE7-1ubuntu12.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012448.html
multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.04.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012449.html
sound-juicer 2.28.1-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012450.html
End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
Ubuntu 10.10 Updates
duplicity 0.6.10-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009570.html
debian-installer 20100211ubuntu29.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009572.html
autofs5 5.0.5-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009573.html
libvirt 0.8.3-1ubuntu19.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009575.html
libcgroup 0.36.2-3+squeeze1build0.10.10.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009574.html
adobe-flashplugin 10.3.183.7-0maverick1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009576.html
multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu22.214.171.124 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009578.html
squid 2.7.STABLE9-2ubuntu5.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009579.html
End of Life - April 2012
Ubuntu 11.04 Updates
bluez 4.91-0ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012084.html
mesa 7.10.2-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012085.html
grub-gfxpayload-lists 0.2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012086.html
duplicity 0.6.13-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012087.html
gdal 1.6.3-4build4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012089.html
libvirt 0.8.8-1ubuntu6.6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012090.html
libdbusmenu 0.4.3-0ubuntu4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012091.html
apport 1.20.1-0ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012092.html
gvfs 1.8.0-0ubuntu3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012093.html
lxinput 0.3.0-0ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012094.html
clamav 0.97.2+dfsg-1ubuntu1.11.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012095.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-96 96.43.20-0ubuntu1~natty1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012096.html
nvidia-common 0.2.30.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012099.html
unity 3.8.16-0ubuntu1~natty2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012098.html
wxwidgets2.8 126.96.36.199-0ubuntu8.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012097.html
adobe-flashplugin 10.3.183.7-0natty1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012100.html
python-distutils-extra 2.26-2ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012102.html
mdadm 3.1.4-1+8efb9d1ubuntu4.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012103.html
meld 1.5.0-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012104.html
End of Life - October 2012
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