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== Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings ==

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

== Monthly Team Reports: <MONTH> <YEAR> ==

## Once a month we do these in the format:
## See here for the team report for June 2011:
## If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started:
 * Kernel Team - August 7, 2012
 * QA Team - August 8, 2012
 * Desktop Team - August 7, 2012
 * Security Team - August 6, 2012
 * Server Team - August 8, 2012



Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 278 for the week August 6 - 12, 2012.

In This Issue

General Community News

Announcing the Ubuntu App Showdown winners

David Planella of the App Developer blog announces the gold, silver and bronze prize winners of the Ubuntu App Showdown, which had a total of 133 app submissions: Lightread, Fogger, and Picksaw. He describes each of these applications, thanks the participants and the Application Review Board (ARB).

In addition to these top prizes, there is also an upcoming prize “community vote” prize. All app developers that participated will also be getting free Ubuntu t-shirts.

Welcome New Members

A little late with these announcements from July 30th, but welcome!

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

The State of the LoCo

Benjamin Kerensa voices the current status quo of LoCo teams in the United States, and shares some of the "troubling" quotes from some unapproved teams he contacted that prevent them from becoming approved teams. In order to address the issues brought up, he suggests: improved mentoring, better engagement with unapproved LoCos, followups and health checks of LoCos who are declined approval and a library of resources that includes a leadership document.

Resources for Ubuntu LoCos

Benjamin Kerensa informs Ubuntu LoCos about books and other items meant for Ubuntu events namely release parties. Kerensa suggests next resources together with contacts: O’Reilly Books, Apress Books, Peachpit Books, Focal Press Books, Pearson/Addison-Wesley/Pretince Hall/SAMS

Free Official Ubuntu Book For Approved LoCo Teams

Jono Bacon informs approved Ubuntu LoCo teams about getting a free copy of Official Ubuntu Book together with instructions. Bacon states: “Prentice Hall is happy to send each and every approved LoCo team one free copy of The Official Ubuntu Book. To be entirely clear: this is one copy of the book per team. This will be a great addition to each team’s library of Ubuntu books!”

San Francisco Ubuntu Hour and Debian Dinner Wrap-up

Elizabeth Krumbach writes about her being a host of recently held Ubuntu Hour and Bay Area Debian dinner at San Francisco and how Debian dinners help attendance at the Ubuntu Hour.

Successful Ubuntu Hour in Jo'burg today

Maia Grotepass shares photos from a recent Ubuntu Hour in Johannesburg and thanks queery1985 for “sharing CDs and for organising the Ubuntu Hour.”

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

Ubuntu Cloud News

Juju and Nagios, sittin’ in a tree.. (Part 1)

Clint Byrum startes series of posts about Juju and Nagios. In this first post he explains Nagios in detail focusing on two main features that Nagios provides: service monitoring and resource monitoring. He then introduces some of the basic ways that Juju can help when configuring Nagios for service checks.

The Planet

Canonical News

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

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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