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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.
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, and thanks the participants and the Application Review Board (ARB).

In addition to these top prizes, there is also an upcoming “community vote” prize. All app developers that participated will also be getting free Ubuntu t-shirts.
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Benjamin Kerensa writes on the current status quo of Lo``Co 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 Lo``Cos, followups and health checks of Lo``Cos who are declined approval and a library of resources that includes a leadership document. Benjamin Kerensa writes about the status quo of Lo``Co teams in the United States. He shares "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 Lo``Cos, followups and health checks of Lo``Cos who are declined approval, and a library of resources that includes a leadership document.
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Benjamin Kerensa informs Ubuntu Lo``Cos 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 Benjamin Kerensa informs Ubuntu Lo``Cos about books and other items meant for Ubuntu events and release parties. Kerensa gives a list of resources along with contacts for: O’Reilly Books, Apress Books, Peachpit Books, Focal Press Books, Pearson/Addison-Wesley/Pretince Hall/SAMS
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Jono Bacon informs approved Ubuntu Lo``Co 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 Lo``Co 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!” Jono Bacon informs approved Ubuntu Lo``Co teams about how to obtain a free copy of the Official Ubuntu Book. Bacon states: “Prentice Hall is happy to send each and every approved Lo``Co 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!”
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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. Elizabeth Krumbach writes about her being a host of the recently-held Ubuntu Hour and Bay Area Debian dinner at San Francisco, and how Debian dinners help boost Ubuntu Hour attendance.
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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. Clint Byrum starts a 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.
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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. Oliver Grawert discusses his work and the challenges that were overcome at a recent sprint with the Canonical QA team setting up and PXE booting a bunch of pandaboards for testing.
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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.
Didier Roche reports about the recently held Quickly reboot sessions, which are now available on for viewing on YouTube at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIyFxdTEpU

Roche also announces the next sessions, which will focus on templates in Quickly.
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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 Network``Manager.” Mathieu Trudel writes about dnsmasq in Ubuntu currently 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 Network``Manager.”
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s.fox interviews Giovanni Chiazzese about his involvement in Ubuntu community, interests in Linux, computers and much more. s.fox interviews Giovanni Chiazzese about his involvement in the Ubuntu community, interests in Linux, computers, and much more.
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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. 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.
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Hoddap also reports about current status of a project and calls up for volunteers who are willing to join the project. Hoddap also reports about the current status of the project and requests volunteers who are willing to join the project.
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Elizabeth Krumbach interviews Jasna Benčić about her getting involved into Ubuntu community, her role in Ubuntu community, future plans and much more. Elizabeth Krumbach interviews Jasna Benčić about her getting involved in the Ubuntu community, her role in the community, future plans, and much more.
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Cezzaine Haigh writes about Ubuntu Enterprise Summit which will be held at Copenhagen on October 30th. Haigh also emphasizes summit’s three key topics: Cezzaine Haigh writes about Ubuntu Enterprise Summit, which will be held at Copenhagen on October 30th. Haigh also emphasizes the summit’s three key topics:
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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.” Susan Wu writes about increased enterprise interest into open cloud computing, and about its benefits including: reduced costs, and 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.”
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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. Joey Sneddon, OMG!Ubuntu!, shows how Brazil-based graphics studio OvniVFX working in the advertisement industry create vibrant, imaginative TV commercials for various clients using only Blender and Ubuntu.
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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. Manuel Jose, Tech Drive-in, reviews 15 of the “hottest” apps in the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest recently held to encourage development in 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.
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Andrew, Web``Upd8, 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. Andrew, Web``Upd8, 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, and bigger and more rounded buttons. He also provides screenshots of the new themes with Nautilus and non-Ubuntu default programs such as Epiphany and Gnome Contacts, Documents and Applications.
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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. Nitesh from Ubuntu Vibes reports on the usage statistics of the Ubuntu Desktop Environment. The various desktop environments 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.
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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. 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.
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Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Announcing the Ubuntu App Showdown winners
    2. Welcome New Members
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Precise
    3. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top this week
    4. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. The State of the LoCo
    2. Resources for Ubuntu LoCos
    3. Free Official Ubuntu Book For Approved LoCo Teams
    4. San Francisco Ubuntu Hour and Debian Dinner Wrap-up
    5. Successful Ubuntu Hour in Jo'burg today
  5. Launchpad News
  6. Ubuntu Forums News
  7. Ubuntu Cloud News
    1. Juju and Nagios, sittin’ in a tree.. (Part 1)
  8. The Planet
    1. Oliver Grawert: The Bamboo Feeder – automating continuous ARM image tests
    2. Didier Roche: Quickly reboot: developer feedback wrap up and templates content
    3. Mathieu Trudel: Bug 1010724: Why doesn't dnsmasq listen on both IPv4 and IPv6?
    4. s.fox: An Interview with Idleone
    5. Nicholas Skaggs: Quality mid-cycle checkup
    6. Ubuntu TV: Ubuntu TV Weekly Update #5
    7. Jorge Castro: Easier Installation for Everyone With the Ubuntu Button
    8. Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu Online Tour
    9. The Fridge: Interview with Jasna Benčić
  9. Canonical News
    1. An enterprise summit not to be missed!
    2. The future is open cloud
  10. In The Blogosphere
    1. Blender and Ubuntu Creating TV Ad Magic in Brazil
    2. Ubuntu App Showdown: 15 Hot Apps to Watch
    3. Ubuntu Light Themes Updated With New Style For Nautilus, More [Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal]
    4. Video Review: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    5. Ubuntu Delays Wayland System Compositor
    6. Ubuntu Desktop Environment Usage Statistics
  11. In Other News
    1. Three Top Ubuntu Alternatives
    2. Ubuntu 12.10 Might Ship With Nautilus 3.4 Instead Of 3.6
  12. Other Articles of Interest
  13. Featured Podcasts
  14. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  15. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  16. 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
  17. Subscribe
  18. Archives
  19. Additional Ubuntu News
  20. Conclusion
  21. Credits
  22. Glossary of Terms
  23. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  24. Feedback

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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, and thanks the participants and the Application Review Board (ARB).

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

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/08/announcing-the-ubuntu-app-showdown-winners/

Welcome New Members

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

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2012-July/035574.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • 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

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

The State of the LoCo

Benjamin Kerensa writes about the status quo of LoCo teams in the United States. He shares "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.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2012/08/06/the-state-of-the-loco

Resources for Ubuntu LoCos

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

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2012/08/07/resources-for-ubuntu-locos

Free Official Ubuntu Book For Approved LoCo Teams

Jono Bacon informs approved Ubuntu LoCo teams about how to obtain a free copy of the Official Ubuntu Book. 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!”

http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/08/09/free-official-ubuntu-book-for-approved-loco-teams-2/

San Francisco Ubuntu Hour and Debian Dinner Wrap-up

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

http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=6626

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.”

http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/2012/08/successful-ubuntu-hour-in-joburg-today.html

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

Ubuntu Cloud News

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

Clint Byrum starts a 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.

http://fewbar.com/2012/08/juju-and-nagios-sittin-in-a-tree-polling-your-nrpe/

The Planet

Oliver Grawert: The Bamboo Feeder – automating continuous ARM image tests

Oliver Grawert discusses his work and the challenges that were overcome at a recent sprint with the Canonical QA team setting up and PXE booting a bunch of pandaboards for testing.

http://ograblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/the-bamboo-feeder-automating-continuous-arm-image-tests/

Didier Roche: Quickly reboot: developer feedback wrap up and templates content

Didier Roche reports about the recently held Quickly reboot sessions, which are now available on for viewing on YouTube at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIyFxdTEpU

Roche also announces the next sessions, which will focus on templates in Quickly.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Quickly-reboot:-templates-content

Mathieu Trudel: Bug 1010724: Why doesn't dnsmasq listen on both IPv4 and IPv6?

Mathieu Trudel writes about dnsmasq in Ubuntu currently 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.”

http://blog.cyphermox.net/2012/08/bug-1010724-why-doesnt-dnsmasq-listen.html

s.fox: An Interview with Idleone

s.fox interviews Giovanni Chiazzese about his involvement in the Ubuntu community, interests in Linux, computers, and much more.

http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2012/08/an-interview-with-idleone/

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.

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2012/08/quality-mid-cycle-checkup.html

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 the current status of the project and requests volunteers who are willing to join the project.

http://www.doadjustyourset.com/2012/08/07/ubuntu-tv-weekly-update-5/

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.”

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/08/07/easier-installation-for-everyone-with-the-ubuntu-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.

http://design.canonical.com/2012/08/ubuntu-online-tour/

The Fridge: Interview with Jasna Benčić

Elizabeth Krumbach interviews Jasna Benčić about her getting involved in the Ubuntu community, her role in the community, future plans, and much more.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2012/08/11/interview-with-jasna-bencic/

Canonical News

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 the summit’s three key topics:

  • How flexibility creates business value
  • Choosing which bandwagon to board
  • The way ahead, from client to cloud

http://blog.canonical.com/2012/08/08/an-enterprise-summit-not-to-be-missed/

The future is open cloud

Susan Wu writes about increased enterprise interest into open cloud computing, and about its benefits including: reduced costs, and 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.”

http://blog.canonical.com/2012/08/10/the-future-is-open-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 using only Blender and Ubuntu.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/08/blender-and-ubuntu-creating-tv-advert-magic-in-brazil

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 in 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.

http://www.techdrivein.com/2012/08/ubuntu-app-showdown-15-hot-apps-to-watch.html

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, and bigger and more rounded buttons. He also provides screenshots of the new themes with Nautilus and non-Ubuntu default programs such as Epiphany and Gnome Contacts, Documents and Applications.

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/08/ubuntu-light-themes-updated-with-new.html

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.”

http://www.reviewlinux.com/video-review-ubuntu-12-04-lts-6895.html

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.”

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_wayland_postponed&num=1

Ubuntu Desktop Environment Usage Statistics

Nitesh from Ubuntu Vibes reports on the usage statistics of the Ubuntu Desktop Environment. The various desktop environments 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.

http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/08/ubuntu-desktop-environment-usage.html

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.

http://www.datamation.com/open-source/three-top-ubuntu-alternatives-1.html

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.

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/08/ubuntu-1210-might-ship-with-nautilus-34.html

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

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

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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