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Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu Developer Summit for Quantal
    2. EA Games and Ubuntu
    3. Welcome New Members
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Precise
    3. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
    4. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. UbuConLA 2012 - help needed
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Release Party
  5. Launchpad News
    1. Five kinds of branches
    2. Testing descriptions for bug status and importance
  6. Ubuntu Cloud News
    1. Introducing Project Sputnik: Developer laptop
    2. Puppet and Juju Sitting in a Tree...
  7. The Planet
    1. Pasi Lallinaho: Brainstorm! Contribute!
    2. Dustin Kirkland: Project Sputnik: Developer Focused Dell XPS13
    3. Alan Pope: Why not contribute to Ubuntu Manual
    4. Stuart Langridge: Ubuntu One for Nokia N9
    5. Jonathan Carter: Edubuntu Preliminary Plans for 12.10
    6. Summaries from the Ubuntu Developer Summit
      1. Charles Profitt
      2. Elizabeth Krumbach
      3. Marcin Juszkievicz
      4. Randall Ross
      5. Scott Lavender
      6. Ricardo Salveti
      7. Daniel Holbach
      8. Grant Bowman
      9. Ian Weisser
      10. José Antonio Rey
  8. In The Press
    1. ARM arrives on servers with Calxeda’s Ubuntu demo
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review
    3. Project Sputnik: Dell's Ubuntu-based XPS13 laptop for developers
    4. Mark Shuttleworth is passionate about Canonical, patents and space
  9. In The Blogosphere
  10. In Other News
  11. Other Articles of Interest
  12. Featured Podcasts
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  14. Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 11.04 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 11.10 Updates
    6. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
  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 265 for the week May 7 - 13, 2012.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Developer Summit for Quantal
  • EA Games and Ubuntu
  • Welcome New Members
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo News

  • Launchpad News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Introducing Project Sputnik: Developer laptop
  • Pasi Lallinaho: Brainstorm! Contribute!
  • Alan Pope: Why not contribute to Ubuntu Manual
  • Stuart Langridge: Ubuntu One for Nokia N9
  • Jonathan Carter: Edubuntu Preliminary Plans for 12.10
  • Summaries from the Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • ARM arrives on servers with Calxeda’s Ubuntu demo
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review
  • Project Sputnik: Dell's Ubuntu-based XPS13 laptop for developers
  • Mark Shuttleworth is passionate about Canonical, patents and space
  • In The Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Podcasts
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu Developer Summit for Quantal

The Ubuntu Developer Summit for Quantal Quetzal went from May 7-11th with Ubuntu developers from all over the world - working on dozens of projects - coming to Oakland California to collaborate. In this issue we highlight some posts at the end of the Planet section from community members who have written about it so far.

EA Games and Ubuntu

Electronic Arts, a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games, tests the waters by submitting two games to the Ubuntu Software Center. The game titles are “Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances” and “Lord of Ultima” and Jono Bacon notes “Let’s not get side-tracked by the fact that these are web games and not native to Ubuntu: EA are dipping their toes in Ubuntu as a channel of opportunity, and let’s welcome them with open arms.”

http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/05/08/ea-games-and-ubuntu/

Welcome New Members

Results from the Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-05-09:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2012-May/035184.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (94780) +478 over last week
  • Critical (74) -3 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (48304) +156 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 Precise

  • English (Australia) (2985) -70 over last week
  • Spanish (12334) -75 over last week
  • English (United Kingdom) (21456) -376 over last week
  • Bosnian (39200) -480 over last week
  • Brazilian Portuguese (47471) -114 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

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

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

LoCo News

UbuConLA 2012 - help needed

Martin Albisetti issues a call for help to fund a UbuConLA (Latin American) and shares a link to the web site set up to gather donations.

http://beuno.com.ar/archives/277

Ubuntu 12.04 Release Party

Adnan Quantum of the Bangladesh LoCo team blogs about the Ubuntu 12.04 release party. The event had to be delayed by two weeks due to political unrest in the country, and participation was, unfortunately, hindered by lightning storms in the area. Notwithstanding, those present had a delicious meal, a friendly chat, and generally, a good time.

http://adnan.quaium.com/blog/2586

Launchpad News

Five kinds of branches

Curtis Hovey shares his thoughts on improving the Launchpad branch page. He proposes to make it more informative, and then goes on to discuss at length what he’d like to see presented for different types of branches.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/five-kinds-of-branches

Testing descriptions for bug status and importance

Launchpad introduces a more descriptive way of triaging bugs. The new bug status picker focuses more on the status of the bug than the importance of the bug.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/testing-descriptions-for-bug-status-and-importance

Ubuntu Cloud News

Introducing Project Sputnik: Developer laptop

Dell plans to evaluate the possibility of building a laptop targeted at developers. The primary project goals are to identify and cater to the needs of potential customers, such as integration with Github and OpenStack, and to improve hardware support. Due to its popularity among web developers, Ubuntu 12.04 came up as a natural choice of a pre-installed OS. To gather feedback from the Ubuntu developer, Dell had a representative and a session at the Ubuntu Developers Summit.

http://bartongeorge.net/2012/05/07/introducing-project-sputnik-developer-laptop/

Puppet and Juju Sitting in a Tree...

Jorge Castro blogs from the UDS trenches to report on the Juju integration session where Clint Byrum talked about his subordinate Puppet Charm.

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/05/10/puppet-and-juju-sitting-in-a-tree-dot/

The Planet

Pasi Lallinaho: Brainstorm! Contribute!

Xubuntu Project Lead Pasi Lallinaho calls for idea contributions to the roadmap of Xubuntu 12.10. As Quantal is not an LTS, more ambitious proposals are encouraged, along with active contribution.

http://open.knome.fi/2012/05/07/brainstorm-contribute/

Dustin Kirkland: Project Sputnik: Developer Focused Dell XPS13

Dustin Kirkland delivers his first impressions on the new developer focused Dell XPS 13. Aside from a lack of proper touchpad driver, he considers the ultrabook to be quite impressive and a real contender to the Macbook Air.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2012/05/project-sputnik-developer-focused-dell.html

Alan Pope: Why not contribute to Ubuntu Manual

Alan Pope notes that the Ubuntu Manual project is looking for some new contributors, and questions the reasons why people might not be contributing. He mentions a few common reasons and calls for feedback as to how they can help people get involved.

http://popey.com/blog/2012/05/09/why-not-contribute-to-ubuntu-manual/

Stuart Langridge: Ubuntu One for Nokia N9

Stuart Langridge, a Nokia N9 user, writes about his work on creating an Ubuntu One application for this platform. Announced is the first version of this app which supports browsing and dowloading your files. He also mentions that he has a long to-do list ahead and he’s planning on submitting the app to the Ovi Store.

http://www.kryogenix.org/code/u1fn9/

Jonathan Carter: Edubuntu Preliminary Plans for 12.10

Jonathan Carter shares plans for the development cycle of Edubuntu. These include the installer changes, default applications review, Juju charms for education, and various Desktop and Artwork fixes. There are also projects on the table that reach beyond the regular six month release cycle, such as Edubuntu Server and Edubuntu Tablet.

http://jonathancarter.org/2012/05/10/edubuntu-preliminary-plans-for-12-10/

Summaries from the Ubuntu Developer Summit

The Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) for 12.10, Quantal Quetzal, happened from May 7th through 11th! This UDS was packed full of excitement and energy. Posts about many of the session tracks can be found in a number of posts we've seen on the planet since and during UDS-Q. Below are links from those who took the time to blog about their experience at this UDS.

Charles Profitt

Elizabeth Krumbach

Marcin Juszkievicz

Randall Ross

Scott Lavender

Ricardo Salveti

Daniel Holbach

Grant Bowman

Ian Weisser

José Antonio Rey

In The Press

ARM arrives on servers with Calxeda’s Ubuntu demo

Calxeda, a server designer from Texas, has demonstrated an ARM based server prototype at the UDS. Running Precise Pangolin with LAMP, node.js and Ruby-on-Rails, it is supposed to “consume much less electricity then similar ones from Intel”. Calxeda believes ARM servers may reach as much as 40% of the total Linux server base in just three years.

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/processors/2012/05/08/arm-arrives-on-servers-with-calxedas-ubuntu-demo-40155169/

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review

The latest Ubuntu draws praise for its tight cloud integration with Ubuntu One, a more mature Unity desktop and 5-year support commitment, amongst others. With these, the article reports that it proves itself to be an attractive option for consumers and firms who want a proven Linux alternative to proprietary systems.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2172917/ubuntu-1204-precise-pangolin-review

Project Sputnik: Dell's Ubuntu-based XPS13 laptop for developers

Dell aims at developers with an Ubuntu 12.04 powered XPS13 Ultrabook. The company hopes “to ensure maximum hardware compatibility” and provide tight integration with Github.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/08/project-sputnik-dell-ubuntu-developers/

Mark Shuttleworth is passionate about Canonical, patents and space

Scott Merrill of TechCrunch interviews Mark Suttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu. The conversation spans from Ubuntu deployment and competition with Red Hat, to open source communities, software patents and outer space.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/10/mark-shuttleworth-is-passionate-about-canonical-patents-and-space/

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

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, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04

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 11.04 Updates

End of Life - October 2012

Ubuntu 11.10 Updates

End of Life - April 2013

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

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Archives

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Additional Ubuntu News

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Conclusion

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Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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  • Jasna Benčić
  • Chris Druif
  • D. Can Celasun
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  • Matt Rudge
  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

Other acronyms can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/glossary

Ubuntu - Get Involved

The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

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