Issue230


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. New Asia and Oceania Membership Board Members
    2. Call for votes: Vacant Developer Membership Board seat
    3. Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Oneiric
    3. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. Søren Bredlund Caspersen: Marmelade
    2. Efrain Valles: Maracaibo is Jamming again
    3. Charlene Tessier: I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor!
    4. Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties
    5. Paul Tagliamonte: Cleveland Bug Jam!
    6. Randall Ross: No Team Nearby? You Can Still Jam!
    7. Paolo Sammicheli: Ubuntu Global Jam: Italy
    8. Darcy Casselman: Ubuntu Global Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo
    9. David Wonderly: Ubuntu Global Jam – San Diego
    10. Benjamin Kerensa: Ubuntu Global Jam - Oregon
  5. Launchpad News
    1. Beta testers: try the new person picker
    2. Matthew Revell is the new Launchpad Product Manager
  6. The Planet
    1. Ubuntu Women: New 2011-2012 Ubuntu Women Leadership Team Announced
    2. Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu ARM Servers -- At last!!!
    3. Silver Fox: An Interview with Ubudog
    4. Amber Graner: The New Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback
    5. Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour
    6. Philip Ballew: Ubuntu Youth, future leaders of our community.
    7. Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Core Is Getting Ready For Oneiric
  7. In The Press
    1. Ubuntu Linux bets on the ARM server
    2. Ubuntu Linux, Android could give HP's TouchPad new life
    3. Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover
  8. In The Blogosphere
    1. Ubuntu Software Center Overhaul in Full Swing
    2. Top 10 Ubuntu 11.10 Features
    3. Ubuntu 11.10 Update:New Software Centre Icon, Unity Changes, Window Controls, More
    4. Window Controls for Maximized Windows Hidden by Default, More Updates [Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot]
  9. In Other News
    1. Ohio Linux Fest (OLF): September 9-11th, Columbus Ohio
    2. RHEL 6 uses Upstart!
    3. March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux
    4. Full Circle Issue #52 is released
  10. Featured Podcasts
    1. Lococast.net Episode 19 – So, we went to PyOhio and all I got was this t-shirt
    2. Full Circle Podcast 24: OGGCamp Part Two
  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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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
  • LoCo News

  • 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.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2011-August/001378.html

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.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2011-August/000889.html

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.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/08/25/ubuntu-11-10-development-update-7/

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • 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

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

LoCo News

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.

http://soerenbredlundcaspersen.dk/2011/08/20/marmelade/

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.

http://effiejayx.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/maracaibo-is-jamming-again/

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!

http://frenchfortunecookie.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/i-bet-you-look-good-on-the-dance-floor/

Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties

http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/2011/08/22/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.

http://blog.pault.ag/post/9250619740/cleveland-bug-jam

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.

http://randall.executiv.es/ugj-o-9

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.

http://xdatap1.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/ubuntu-global-jam-italy/

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.

http://www.flyingsquirrel.ca/index.php/2011/08/26/ubuntu-global-jam-in-kitchener-waterloo/

David Wonderly: Ubuntu Global Jam – San Diego

David announces an Ubuntu Global Jam in San Diego, California at Cafe Libertalia on September 3rd.

http://www.wonderly.com/?p=92

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.

http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-or/1157/detail/

Launchpad News

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.

http://blog.launchpad.net/coming-features/beta-testers-try-the-new-person-picker

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.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/matthew-revell-is-the-new-launchpad-product-manager

The Planet

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.

http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/2011/08/new-2011-2012-ubuntu-women-leadership-team-announced/

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.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2011/08/ubuntu-arm-servers-at-last.html

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.

http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2011/08/an-interview-with-ubudog/

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.

http://akgraner.com/?p=995

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.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2011/08/26/ubuntu-11-10-so-far-screenshot-tour/

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.

http://philipballew.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/ubuntu-youth-future-leaders-of-our-community/

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.

http://victorpalau.net/2011/08/26/ubuntu-core-is-getting-ready-for-oneiric/

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.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/ubuntu-linux-bets-on-the-arm-server/9445

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.

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/398095/ubuntu_linux_android_could_give_hp_touchpad_new_life/

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.

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/32066-ubuntu-oneiric-gets-makeover.html

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.

http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/08/ubuntu-software-center-overhaul-in-full.html

Top 10 Ubuntu 11.10 Features

Check out this article for a top 10 list of the features from the Ubuntu 11.10 release.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Top-10-Ubuntu-11-10-Features-218467.shtml

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.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/08/visual-rundown-oneiric-update-11-10-unity-software-centre-icon/

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.

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/08/window-controls-for-maximized-windows.html

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!

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Paw-Prints-Writings-of-the-maddog/Ohio-Linux-Fest-OLF-September-9-11th-Columbus-Ohio

RHEL 6 uses Upstart!

The newest release of RedHats Enterprise operating system replaces the old SystemV init system with Upstart.

http://upstart.at/2011/08/23/rhel-6-uses-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.

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/08/march-of-the-penguin-ars-looks-back-at-20-years-of-linux.ars

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.

This month:

  • 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.

http://lococast.net/archives/513

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)

OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1585/0/fullcirclepodcast_ep24_250811.ogg

MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1585/1/fullcirclepodcast_ep24_250811.mp3

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2011/08/24/full-circle-podcast-episode-24-ogg-camp-part-two/

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

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

Security Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

None.

End of life - April 2013 (Server)

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

End of Life - April 2012

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

End of Life - October 2012

UWN Translations

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

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Credits

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Glossary of Terms

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