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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 270 for the week June 11 - 17, 2012.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Update

In this update the Ubuntu Developer News Team interviews Clint Byrum, a Ubuntu Developer and Charmer who works on Juju. The post wraps up by explaining how you can get involved, find things to work on and get in touch with the development team for more.

Final schedule for the Membership Board meetings

C de-Avillez from the Membership Boards announces the final schedules for the newly re-structed time-based membership boards.

  • 1st Thrusday of the month: 22:00 UTC
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month: 12:00 UTC
  • 3rd Thursday of the month: 22:00 UTC
  • 4th Wednesday of the month: 12:00 UTC.
  • as before, there will be no meetings on excess Wednesdays or Thursdays (which is to say, the 5th -- or larger -- one in a month).

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week

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

Translation Stats Precise

  1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  2. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  3. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  4. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  5. Language (#) +/- # over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin", see more at: and

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

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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.

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at

LoCo News

Ubuntu-it Meeting Report

Andrea Colangelo gives a report on the Italian Ubuntu LoCo Team’s Bi-Annual Meetup and shares photos and more from the event.

Launchpad News

Bug Linking Part 2

Curtis Hovey of the Launchpad Team announces the Launchpad Team’s plan to launch a new feature allowing descriptive linking of bugs so people working with bugs can better define the relationship between bugs.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Juju everywhere!

First, Brandon Holtsclaw announces initial availability of RPM’s for installing Juju on Fedora and does a call for testing.

And in another post, Jorge Castro announces that Juju is now available in Debian Sid and thanks Clint Byrum for his work on this.

us-east-1 Ubuntu mirrors switch to S3

Ben Howard reports that Canonical IS has completed a switch to S3 to back the Ubuntu mirrors in EC2 for the us-east-1 region. “If you are running an instance in Amazon’s us-east-1 region, your EC2 instance is now being served by a higher-speed, hopefully more robust mirror.”

The Planet

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings

# Edubuntu Team, Lubuntu, Studio and Xubuntu currently (01/2012) have active regular meetings.

Monthly Team Reports: <MONTH> <YEAR>

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

Ubuntu 11.10 Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates


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