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Welcome to a special holiday edition of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 26 for December 12th to 31th, 2006. In this issue we cover the community council meeting, Ubuntu XMas Edition 2006, changes at the UWN, upcoming meetings and events, BehindUbuntu's latest interview, Ubuntu in the press, general community news and much more.

In This Issue

  • Coverage of the Community Council Meeting
  • Ubuntu LoCo Team News

  • Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006
  • BehindUbuntu's latest Interview

  • Ubuntu Women Unite
  • Changes in Feisty
  • Changes at the UWN
  • Launchpad Update
  • Ubuntu in the press
  • This week's Quiz
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Community Spotlight
  • Updates and Security Notices
  • Bug Stats

General Community News

Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006

The new Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006 includes integrated multimedia codecs, Flash Player 9, Java, Audacity, new Grub splash screen and animated "very pretty" boot up screen, Isomaster - CD / DVD ISO Editor, ClamAV - Anti-virus software, X-Chat - IRC Client, and a lot more!!! For download

Ben Collins Interviewed

BehindUbuntu's latest interview is with Ben Collins

Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting

Ubuntu-Women will have an "open day" IRC meeting. Please join #ubuntu-women on on Thursday January 11, 2007 (starting 15:00 UTC, 03:00 PM, London, group 1), and Friday 12, 2007 (starting 03:00 UTC, 03:00 AM, London, group 2). Different schedules have been set to accommodate different timezones. Check the [ fridge announcement], the [ forum thread] and [ Ubuntu-Women Wiki]. Feel free to join, we are looking forward to meet you there !

Ubuntu Community Council Meeting

LoCo News

Interview on people Behind Ubuntu-ph

The first interview for "People Behind Ubuntu-PH", the LoCo Team of Ubuntu Philippines, was conducted by Mrs. Yolynne Medina. She is one of the active members of Ubuntu-PH. She conducted the interview through email. The first person interviewed is Mr. Jerome Gotangco, initiator of Ubuntu-PH.

Read more about the interview:

Ubuntu-ve at Expotecnologica

  • This week the Venezuela LoCo team had very productive week at the

Expotecnologica held at the convention isle of a very famous shopping mall in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. The invitation came rather late, so preparations for the event were not very many. The event gathered the latest trends in technology. Representatives from companies like Nintendo, Epson and A2 Softway (software development group) offered services, and the different university projects gave the event a very special touch of local talent.

Read more about it:

This Week's Quiz

Thanks to the UbuntuTrivia Team, headed by [:AlexandreVassalotti: Alexandre Vessilitto] (whose name I apparently misspelt last time, for which I apologise), we have another exciting quiz this week. The prize, a book by Richard Stallman (Free as in Freedom), was donated by our second-time sponsor, Robert Stoffers. Lasse Havelund, the sponsor of next week's quiz was victorious again. Next week, the prize is an Ubuntu Poster.

This Week:

Quizmaster : Alexander Vassaloti Champion : Lasse Havelund Sponsor : Robert Stoffers Prize : Free as in Freedom by Richard M. Stallman

Next Week:

Sponsor : Lasse Havelund Prize : Ubuntu Poster,%20Posters/HanZo/poster-layout.jpg

To participate in the quiz, join #ubuntu-trivia on on Friday and/or Saturday UTC-nights - the topic will usually tell you when the next quiz is scheduled.

To give a quiz, contact AlexandreVassalotti (theCore on IRC) - we will probably find you a spot.

To donate a prize, please contact JendaVancura (jenda on IRC) - your generosity is appreciated. The generic prize is an Ubuntu Poster, and to donate this, all you need is a spare $5.

The quiz usually has a theme, and the quizmaster will sometimes tell you what the theme of the quiz will be. If not, you can always bribe them. By winning the quiz and not accepting the prize, you donate it for the next quiz in line. This is especially appreciated if you are a frequent winner.

Changes In Fiesty

Launchpad News

Over the Christmas break, Launchpad stopped sending bug notification emails - a service important to many developers as it helps them keep track of bugs related to them on launchpad. Matthew Revell had the following to say in an e-mail sent to developers:

  • I'm sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused you. We've found the bug responsible and will have the fix rolled out by Thursday (4th Jan). We have pretty good quality control but obviously it wasn't thorough enough for us to catch this bug before the Christmas holiday. We're now reviewing how we test changes to Launchpad and will implement a new QA process for the bug mail system. I'm glad to say that no data was lost. You may not receive notification of all bug changes straight away, though, as we are currently looking at the best way to process the backlog.

For more information about launchpad, please visit or visit #launchpad on

In The Press

Meetings and Events

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Technical Board Meeting

Start: 20:00 End: 22:00

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Edubuntu Meeting

Start: 20:00 End: 22:00

Xubuntu Meeting

Start: 22:00 End: 23:59

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Ubuntu Development Team Meeting

Start: 16:00 End: 18:00

  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

LoCo Team Meeting

Start: 15:00 End: 16:00

Forum Council Meeting

Start: 16:00 End: 18:00

Community Spotlight

This week we will be taking a look at the Ubuntu Marketing Team

Updates and security for 6.06 and 6.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

Ubuntu 6.10 Updates

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unassigned (#) +/- # over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (#) +/- # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see [WWW]

Check out the bug statistics: [WWW]

Infamous Bugs

UWN #: A sneak peek

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