Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 236 for the week October 3 - 9, 2011.
In This Issue
- P is for...
- Community Council Nominations and Poll
- Ask the Ubuntu Server team
- Technical Board 2011
- Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update
- Ubuntu Stats
- Ubuntu 11.10 Planned Release Parties
- Launchpad News
- Ubuntu Forums News
- David Planella: Making Ubuntu Available in 50 Languages
- Silver Fox: An Interview with Rubi1200
- Ara Pulido: How to participate in Ubuntu Friendly
- Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Powers HP Public Cloud
- Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women Month of Making: Extended deadline!
- Jono Bacon: Feedback Welcome
- Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu Cloud Live
- How Ubuntu is built: The Inside Story
- New Set of 14 Wallpapers for Ubuntu 11.10 is Perhaps the Best Collection Yet
- In Other News
- Full Circle Podcast Episode 25 The Podcast as a Rolling Release
- 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
P is for...
In a poignantly penned post on his blog, Mark Shuttleworth has proven that the letter P has more power, pizazz and probably words that starts with the letter P than most can imagine. Oh, and Ubuntu 12.04 will be known as the Precise Pangolin.
Community Council Nominations and Poll
The Community Council nominations and poll will remain open for voting until October 14, 2011, 12:00 UTC. All Ubuntu Members should have already received an invitation to vote. The Ballot (in no particular order) includes: Daniel Holbach, Elizabeth Krumbach, Emmet Hickory, Charles Profitt, Laura Czajkowski, Amber Graner, Martin Albisetti, Milo Casagrande, Scott Ritchie, Philip Ballew and Joe Barker. Good luck to all the candidates.
Ask the Ubuntu Server team
Ahmed Kamal, invites the community to ask the Ubuntu Server Team questions. In this post Kamal writes, “Ubuntu server 11.10 is shaping up to be a fantabulous release! Tons of hot new features are landing the biggest of which would be juju Ubuntu’s new orchestration and service management framework, orchestra for your automated deployment needs, Ubuntu Cloud infrastructure Ubuntu’s new private cloud based on OpenStack with an Ubuntu twist, and the new hotness that is ARM support!”
Do you have a question for the Ubuntu Server Team, if so check out this post for more information on how you can get those questions answered.
Technical Board 2011
Mark Shuttleworth announces the new 2011-2013 Ubuntu Technical Board Members. Congratulations, Stéphane Graber, Kees Cook, Martin Pitt, Matt Zimmerman, Colin Watson and Soren Hansen.
Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
With just one week left until Oneiric official lands, the people that make the magic happen are hard at work getting the RC out, fixing some last minute issues and also starting the planning of the “Precise Pangolin” cycle. It is all systems go!
Results from October 4th EMEA Membership Meeting
Welcome new Ubuntu Member, Thomas de Graaf--Thanks for all your hard work with the Dutch LoCo Team.
- Open (89647) +647 over last week
- Critical (136) -30 over last week
- Unconfirmed (46772) +185 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 (9200) - 342 over last week
- Brazilian Portuguese (45720) - 220 over last week
- English (United Kingdom) (45984) - 1104 over last week
- French (70467) - 1300 over last week
- German (74175) + 73 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
Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
Copy process pauses/interrupts on file conflict - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28648/
To extend the capabalities of the calendar applet - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28647/
To simplify moving a laptop or similar between locations with proxys - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28619/
Remote ("cloud") printing - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28652/
Better use of UEFI on apple Mac's - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28617/
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
What does thisisthecountdown.com count down to? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/64284/what-does-thisisthecountdown-com-count-down-to
Why sudo -s is better than sudo su? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/64178/why-sudo-s-is-better-than-sudo-su
When is Precise Pangolin being released? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/64444/when-is-precise-pangolin-being-released
What is the most robust archive format? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/64418/what-is-the-most-robust-archive-format
Ubuntu Vs Fedora [closed] - http://askubuntu.com/questions/64645/ubuntu-vs-fedora
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
Kenya Ubuntu Hour
Grant Bowman shares with us how he, with the assistance of the Kenya LoCo Team, planned an Ubuntu hour this past Thursday in the heart of Nairobi in a venue that sounds perfect for all things tech related.
Ubuntu-Co tiene nueva wiki – Ubuntu-Co has a new wiki
The Sergio Andres Meneses Ubuntu Columbia team announces the release of their newly designed wiki and thanks team members José Gutierrez and Cesar Gomez for their work on it.
Original post in Spanish: http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/ubuntu-co-tiene-nueva-wiki-ubuntu-co-has-a-new-wiki/
Ubuntu 11.10 Planned Release Parties
According to the LoCo directory there are currently 33 releases parties planned to celebrate the Ubuntu 11.10 release. Included in this count are 169 people from 24 LoCos representing 21 countries. To find a release party near you or add your teams party (if it’s not already there) check out the LoCo directory.
Finding bugs that affect you
Have you ever marked a bug as affecting you on Launchpad and later had difficulty finding it? The Launchpad team has now made it easier to find those bugs. Find out how in this post by Martin Pool.
Ubuntu Forums News
Joe Barker: New Ubuntu Members
Ubunu membership via contributions on the Ubuntu Forum is a fairly new process; however, recently 11 new Ubuntu members were added through this new process. Joe Barker welcomes these new member and as well as feedback on improving to the process.
David Planella: Making Ubuntu available in 50 languages
David Planella writes, “Last cycle Ubuntu was fully translated in 43 languages. I think this cycle we should be able to aim for more, and I’m confident that with everyone’s help we could reach the 50 fully translated languages mark.”
Interested in helping to reach that 50 fully translated languages mark? More information can be found in Planella’s post.
Didier Roche: OneConf in Oneiric and the way forward…
Didier Roche explains the history of OneConf how the original definition has changed, its usage, improvement, Ubiquity Intergation, WebUI, Host syncing, Recommendations, User System Settings Syncing, and more. For more information as well as where to find syncing on you computer see this Roche post.
Silver Fox: An Interview with Rubi1200
Silver Fox is back with another community interview. Meet Rubi1200, a new member of the Ubuntu Forum Staff and all around nice guy.
Ara Pulido: How to participate in Ubuntu Friendly
Ara Pulido introduces the new “How-to participate in Ubuntu Friendly” page with includes a screencast on how to submit your system.
Amber Graner: Community-Canonical Relationships – The honeymoon might be over, but the love is still there.
Amber Graner reviews the recent Community Council meeting, where members of the Community Council and the Community discuss the undercurrent of unrest and dissatifaction throughout the community with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon. Jono Bacon augments Graner's summary with his response in the comments section.
Alan Pope: Voting in a new Ubuntu Community Council Begins
Alan Pope writes, “The Ubuntu Community Council is the primary non-technical governance body for the Ubuntu Project...That two year term is now up and it’s time to vote in a new Community Council.” Related to Shuttleworths post Pope says “thank you” to the current CC and wishes good luck those in the running for the new CC.
Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Powers HP Public Cloud
During the OpenStack conference last week in Boston, Massachusetts, Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced during her keynote that HP choose Ubuntu to power their Public Cloud. In the press release, Ahmed Kamal notes that both companies are committed to open source and have embraced the OpenStack community.
Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women Month of Making: Extended deadline!
The Ubuntu Women Project has extended the submission date for the Ubuntu Women Month of Making Competition until Friday, October 14, 2011. You can find out more information on how you or someone you can participate in this competition in the link below.
Jono Bacon: Feedback Welcome
In a recent Community Council meeting some concerns where raised about some areas in the community, more specifically the amount of influence and motivation the community has in regards to Ubuntu. Bacon writes, “I am determined to identify some solutions for these challenges. Our community should be fun, inspiring, and productive.” For more information or to give feedback to Bacon please see his post.
Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu Cloud Live
Dustin Kirkland announces how the community can download the images for Ubuntu Cloud Live that were given to 100s of OpenStack Conference attendees. Want your own Ubuntu Cloud Live image? See Kirkland’s post.
Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Server Trenches, The Big Picture
Ahmed Kamal interviews Robbie Williamson, manager of the Ubuntu Server engineering team about his life, roles in Canonical, and some of the upcoming features for the server in Ubuntu 11.10. New features include the Ubuntu Cloud portfolio, the Orchestra and Juju technologies and the upcoming support of the ARM architecture. He also discusses his thoughts on cloud technology and Ubuntu’s change from Eucalyptus to OpenStack and ends with a quick overview of plans for the next cycle..
In The Press
How Ubuntu is built: the inside story
Just how does a release like Ubuntu come into being every 6 months? Ubuntu Community Manager, Jono Bacon, gives us some insights into just that and more.
In The Blogosphere
New Set of 14 Wallpapers for Ubuntu 11.10 is Perhaps the Best Collection Yet
Every release cycle a set of default wallpapers are picked from a huge collection of user contributed images. Manuel Jose, in this Tech Drive-In post believes the 14 wallpapers selected are some of the best yet. Included in his article is the link to download the selected wallpaper images and more.
Roberto Alsina, Manager for the Ubuntu One Desktop Engineering Team in Online Services at Canonical
In this continuing series on Ubuntu One, Amber Graner talks to Roberto Alsina, Manager for the Ubuntu One Desktop Engineering Team in Online Services at Canonical. Alsina discusses what his as well as his team’s role is in reference to Ubuntu One; what he is personally looking forward to in the Ubuntu 11.10 release and shares improvements scheduled for the 12.04 LTS release. Alsina gives links to the documentation on the Ubuntu One developer’s site and more.
In Other News
Intel AES-NI For Ubuntu Home Encryption
Michael Larabel, Phoronix, writes, “This article is looking at that the Intel AES-NI acceleration with Ubuntu eCryptfs home encryption. Testing was done with an Ubuntu 11.10 daily snapshot from 5 October 2011. For simplicity, the same HP EliteBook with an Intel Core i5 2520M (Sandy Bridge) with Intel 160GB X-25 SSD was used for this AES-NI comparison.” Check out the Larabel’s full article for more information.
Is the Ubuntu App Developer Portal a Game Changer?
In this article Mat Hartley takes a look at the recently announced Ubuntu Developer Portal to see what resources it will make a available to those using it and he ponders if this is in fact a “game changer” for Ubuntu or a mere publicity stunt.
Full Circle Podcast Episode 25 The Podcast as a Rolling Release
In this episode, Floss UK Un-conference and Programming in Schools.
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for October 4th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-10-04
Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for October 4th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-10-04
Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for October 7th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-10-07
Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for October 6th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Meeting/2011/20111006
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-1224-1] rsyslog vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-October/001436.html
[USN-1225-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-October/001437.html
[USN-1226-1] Samba vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-October/001438.html
[USN-1226-2] cifs-utils vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-October/001439.html
[USN-1222-2] Mozvoikko- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-October/001440.html
[USN-1223-2] Puppet regression - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-October/001441.html
Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
tzdata 2011k~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-October/012685.html
samba_3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.16_ia64_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-October/012686.html
End of life - April 2013 (Server)
Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
logcheck 1.3.7ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012475.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers 195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012476.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-96 96.43.17-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012477.html
tzdata 2011k-0ubuntu0.10.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012478.html
qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.16 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012479.html
apt 0.7.25.3ubuntu9.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012480.html
adobe-flashplugin 188.8.131.52-0lucid1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012482.html
End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
Ubuntu 10.10 Updates
tzdata 2011k-0ubuntu0.10.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-October/009608.html
cifs-utils 2:4.5-2ubuntu0.10.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-October/009609.html
adobe-flashplugin 184.108.40.206-0maverick1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-October/009610.html
End of Life - April 2012
Ubuntu 11.04 Updates
rsyslog 4.6.4-2ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-October/012216.html
tzdata 2011k-0ubuntu0.11.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-October/012217.html
cifs-utils 2:4.5-2ubuntu0.11.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-October/012218.html
adobe-flashplugin 220.127.116.11-0natty1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-October/012219.html
postfix 2.8.5-2~build0.11.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-October/012220.html
End of Life - October 2012
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