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|## Bug stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs
## Note: "Unconfirmed" number comes from "New" number
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).
* Open (#) +/- # over last week
* Critical (#) +/- # over last week
* Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
| * Open (98114) -444 over last week
* Critical (64) +1 over last week
* Unconfirmed (48838) -404 over last week
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|## Translation stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise (or current release)
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).
## List the top 5 untranslated languages.
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
| * English (Australia) (3) +1 over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (7794) -176 over last week
* Spanish (10152) -31 over last week
* Bosnian (33781) +1 over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (33947) -476 over last week
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|=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week ===
## These come from http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/. Click on the link on the left that says "most popular this week" then put the title for the most popular 5.
|=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top this week ===
* To get the ubuntu computer to work as a wi-fi repeater - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30020/
* Built-in help features are weak - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30026/
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|## Go to askubuntu.com and click on "WEEK" to get the top questions
## of the week
| * Where is the bootloader stored - in ROM, RAM, or elsewhere? http://askubuntu.com/questions/173248/where-is-the-bootloader-stored-in-rom-ram-or-elsewhere
* Do I really need the “Source Code” in software sources? http://askubuntu.com/questions/172586/do-i-really-need-the-source-code-in-software-sources
* Why isn't VLC the default video player? http://askubuntu.com/questions/173203/why-isnt-vlc-the-default-video-player
* Is “laptop-mode-tools” still relevant for 12.04 and the 3.x kernels? http://askubuntu.com/questions/172391/is-laptop-mode-tools-still-relevant-for-12-04-and-the-3-x-kernels
* How do I remove a PPA added via command-line? http://askubuntu.com/questions/173195/how-do-i-remove-a-ppa-added-via-command-line
WORK IN PROGRESS
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!
Stefano Rivera was approved as Ubuntu Core Developer - https://launchpad.net/~stefanor
Matthieu Baerts was granted PPU upload rights for cairo-dock, cairo-doc-plug-ins and latexila - https://launchpad.net/~matttbe
- Open (98114) -444 over last week
- Critical (64) +1 over last week
- Unconfirmed (48838) -404 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) (3) +1 over last week
- English (United Kingdom) (7794) -176 over last week
- Spanish (10152) -31 over last week
- Bosnian (33781) +1 over last week
- Brazilian Portuguese (33947) -476 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 this week
To get the ubuntu computer to work as a wi-fi repeater - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30020/
Built-in help features are weak - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30026/
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
Where is the bootloader stored - in ROM, RAM, or elsewhere? http://askubuntu.com/questions/173248/where-is-the-bootloader-stored-in-rom-ram-or-elsewhere
Do I really need the “Source Code” in software sources? http://askubuntu.com/questions/172586/do-i-really-need-the-source-code-in-software-sources
Why isn't VLC the default video player? http://askubuntu.com/questions/173203/why-isnt-vlc-the-default-video-player
Is “laptop-mode-tools” still relevant for 12.04 and the 3.x kernels? http://askubuntu.com/questions/172391/is-laptop-mode-tools-still-relevant-for-12-04-and-the-3-x-kernels
How do I remove a PPA added via command-line? http://askubuntu.com/questions/173195/how-do-i-remove-a-ppa-added-via-command-line
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
The State of the LoCo
Benjamin Kerensa writes on the current status quo of LoCo teams in the United States, and shares some of the "troubling" quotes from some unapproved teams he contacted to learn what has prevented 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.”
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.
Oliver Grawert: The Bamboo Feeder – automating continuous ARM image tests
Oliver Grawert discusses his work and the challenges overcome at a recent sprint with the Canonical QA team setting up and PXE booting a bunch of pandaboards for testing.
Didier Roche: Quickly reboot: developer feedback wrap up and templates content
Didier Roche reports about recently held Quickly reboot sessions which is now available on youtube on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIyFxdTEpU
Roche also announces next sessions focusing on templates in Quickly.
Mathieu Trudel: Bug 1010724: Why doesn't dnsmasq listen on both IPv4 and IPv6?
Mathieu Trudel writes about the current state of dnsmasq behavior in Ubuntu only listening on an IPv4 address, stating: “Dnsmasq currently only listens on 127.0.0.1; that's done on purpose. If the only nameserver you have is 127.0.0.1, both IPv4 and IPv6 queries will go through it. It doesn't listen on an IPv6 address.” Trudel goes on to say “Letting dnsmasq listen on IPv6 is definitely something I wouldn't mind to see working; but it's unfortunately not as simple as adding '--listen-address=::1' to the parameters passed to dnsmasq by NetworkManager.”
s.fox: An Interview with Idleone
s.fox interviews Giovanni Chiazzese about his involvement in Ubuntu community, interests in Linux, computers and much more.
Nicholas Skaggs: Quality mid-cycle checkup
Nicholas Skaggs writes about plans and progress with application testing, SRU verification, general testing (e.g., Day to Day running of the development version), calls for testing, QA tracker development, hardware database and testcases.
Ubuntu TV: Ubuntu TV Weekly Update #5
Jim Hoddap reports about changes in Ubuntu TV project including:
- Unity 3D status
- Work continues to progress on this effort. More specific details coming soon after the changes land in a public launchpad branch
- Grilo plugin for TMDB has been written. Commit to Grilo upstream should occur soon
- Use the Grilo test GUI to experiment with the plugin
- Community members can use the TMDB as a template to contribute other metadata provider plugins (such as TTVDB)
Hoddap also reports about current status of a project and calls up for volunteers who are willing to join the project.
Jorge Castro: Easier Installation for Everyone With the Ubuntu Button
Jorge Castro writes in his blog about the Ubuntu Button, stating “we have a bunch of places where we could use this button, and it’d be easy for people to submit edits and make each answer better and better. When someone google’s “How do I install foo on Ubuntu?” it’d be nice to see that big honkin’ button.”
Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu Online Tour
Anthony Dillon writes about his recent work with the Ubuntu online tour innovations with HTML5 and JQuery. Dillon states:”As a member of the web team I decided to take on the challenge as a cool way to testing out some HTML5 and jQuery. The purpose of this blog is to talk about some of the challenges and thought processes I went through during the build.”
Dillon also puts out a call for contributors who have HTML, CSS and jQuery skills.
The Fridge: Interview with Jasna Benčić
Elizabeth Krumbach interviews Jasna Benčić about her getting involved into Ubuntu community, her role in Ubuntu community, future plans and much more.
An enterprise summit not to be missed!
Cezzaine Haigh writes about Ubuntu Enterprise Summit which will be held at Copenhagen on October 30th. Haigh also emphasizes summit’s three key topics:
- How flexibility creates business value
- Choosing which bandwagon to board
- The way ahead, from client to cloud
The future is open cloud
Susan Wu writes about increased enterprise interest into open cloud computing and about its benefits including: reduced costs, increased flexibility without the risk of vendor lock-in. Wu also mentions Juju and MAAS referring them as “technologies are streamlining the deployment process, making it quicker and simpler than ever to get applications running in the cloud.”
In The Blogosphere
Blender and Ubuntu Creating TV Ad Magic in Brazil
Joey Sneddon, OMG!Ubuntu!, shows how Brazil-based graphics studio OvniVFX working in the advertisement industry create vibrant, imaginative TV commercials for various clients only using Blender and Ubuntu.
Ubuntu App Showdown: 15 Hot Apps to Watch
Manuel Jose, Tech Drive-in, reviews 15 of the “hottest” apps in the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest recently held to encourage development of Ubuntu. More than 150 applications were submitted and 133 qualified for the final list. At the time of writing, winners had not yet been announced and in the meantime Jose explored and showed how to download the apps.
Ubuntu Light Themes Updated With New Style For Nautilus, More [Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal]
Andrew, WebUpd8, reviews the new Ubuntu light themes updated for the new Nautilus in Quantal Quetzal (Ubuntu 12.10). Changes include the new Ambiance and Radiance themes for Quantal with new rounded tabs, with bigger and more rounded buttons. He also provides screenshots of the new themes with Nautilus and non-Ubuntu default programmes such as Epiphany and Gnome Contacts, Documents and Applications.
Video Review: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Michael Perks of REVIEWLINUX brings a short video demonstration of Ubuntu 12.04. Perks states: “This is an OS that you will enjoy for years.”
Ubuntu Delays Wayland System Compositor
Michael Larabel of Phoronix writes that according to a blueprint update, “Ubuntu 12.10 will not be shipping with a Wayland-based system compositor as was once hoped for, but the experimental system compositor can be enabled from a PPA in a very primitive state.”
Ubuntu Desktop Environment Usage Statistics
Nitesh from Ubuntu Vibes reports on the usage statistics of Ubuntu Desktop Environment. The various desktop environment s include Unity, Classic Gnome, KDE, Gnome Shell, XFCE, LXDE. Results were tabulated through the Popcorn Project which reported on usage statistics totalling 2,363,432 users of Ubuntu. These are users who have activated the reporting function which is turned of by default. It reports on files used, packages installed.
In Other News
Three Top Ubuntu Alternatives
Matt Harley of Datamation explores his “top 3” Ubuntu alternatives. These are derivatives based on Ubuntu yet having their own unique take on the Ubuntu base. The three derivatives covered are Linux Mint with its simpler UI, software backup and desktop environment. Then there's Peppermint Linux OS which in contrast to Linux Mint is very cloud centric preferring cloud software over local apps. Then there's Pear Linux 5 which is very Apple-like in its UI and ideal for netbooks.
Ubuntu 12.10 Might Ship With Nautilus 3.4 Instead Of 3.6
Andrew, WebUpd8, reports on recent comments from Sebastien Bacher, software engineer at Canonical, that Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal might go back to Nautilus 3.4, even though Nautilus 3.5 is already in Quantal repositories. Furthermore Ubuntu might follow the recent forks from Nautilus such as Marlin or Nemo.
Other Articles of Interest
KDE Running on Windows 8, Replaces Metro [Video] - http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/08/kde-running-on-windows-8-replaces-metro.html
Intel Continues With Mesa Changes For Valve - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTE1NTc
Open Source for the Space Age - http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/open-source-space-age
Steam to move beyond games on Windows. Will it bring productivity apps to Linux? - http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/289066/steam-move-beyond-games-windows-will-it-bring-productivity-apps-linux
ZaReason Launch The First Linux UltraBook - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/08/zareason-launch-the-first-linux-ultrabook
Party like it's 1999: CDE Unix desktop REBORN- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/09/cde_goes_opensource/
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Kernel Team - August 7, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues.2C_07_Aug_2012
QA Team - August 8, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/QA/20120808
Desktop Team - August 7, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2012-08-07
Security Team - August 6, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20120806
Server Team - August 8, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20120807
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
Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
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Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
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