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The Community Council is making a call, looking for feedback on the Code of Conduct v2, for discussion on their next meeting, on the 4th of October. You can send feedback to czajkowski AT ubuntu DOT com for it to get added to the ideas wiki page. The Community Council has made a call for feedback on the Code of Conduct v2, which will be discussed at their next meeting on October 4th. You can send feedback to czajkowski AT ubuntu DOT com to get it added to the ideas wiki page.
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Pablo Rubianes informs us that Uruguay Community council got five new members: Daniel mato, Alejandro Esperon (Ratman), Carlos Ney Pastor, Eduardo Ricobaldi and Rubianes himself. Pablo Rubianes informs us that the Uruguay Community council has five new members: Daniel Mato, Alejandro Esperon (Ratman), Carlos Ney Pastor, Eduardo Ricobaldi and Rubianes himself.
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George Chirstofis of Greek Ubuntu community shares that they have created Ubuntu 12.10 countdown banner. Christofis gives detailed instructions how to download banner, adjust it to wanted language and integrate it on the web site. George Chirstofis of the Greek Ubuntu community shares that they have created an Ubuntu 12.10 countdown banner. Christofis gives detailed instructions about how to download the banner, adjust it to your desired language, and integrate it into a web site.
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Randall Ross shares Fast Edi!’s  contributions considering spreading the word to his students about Ubuntu and translation of another Unity guide, this time in German. Randall Ross shares Fast Edi!’s contributions of spreading the word to his students about Ubuntu, and his translation of another Unity guide, this time in German.
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Jeffery Elkner of the Washington DC Lo``Co and Sugar``Labs DC shares an article outlining the process he used to review and finally select a Xubuntu 12.04 with Sweets Distribution repositories and “sweets-desktop” package for 30 laptops which will be used to start a program for elementary students in Senegal. Jeffery Elkner of the Washington DC Lo``Co and Sugar``Labs DC shares an article outlining the process he used to review and finally select Xubuntu 12.04 with Sweets Distribution repositories and “sweets-desktop” package for 30 laptops which will be used to start a program for elementary students in Senegal.
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Jorge Castro discusses how Ubuntu’s cloud team, together with Summit OSS maintainer Chris Johnston hosted, deployed and managed Linux plumbers conference schedule via juju. Jorge Castro discusses how Ubuntu’s cloud team together with Summit OSS maintainer Chris Johnston hosted, deployed, and managed the Linux plumbers conference schedule via juju.
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Victor Tuson Palau continues his blog series on demonstrating how Ubuntu is the best environment to write up “connected” or “cloud backend” Android Apps using Juju with “How to test if it all works in a production environment?” Victor Tuson Palau continues his blog series demonstrating how Ubuntu is the best environment to write up “connected” or “cloud backend” Android Apps using Juju with “How to test if it all works in a production environment?”
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Jono Bacon responds to some of the concern about user privacy that has risen since the inclusion of the ability for the Dash to search external sources for results. After speaking with John Lenton, Senior Engineering Manager, Jono reassures users that no user-identifiable data is retrieved during the search, and that Canonical does not perform any kind of user tracking. They also touched upon concerns about the searches being unencrypted, saying “we are currently working to encrypt these dash searches ready for the release of this feature in Ubuntu 12.10.” Jono Bacon responds to some of the concerns about user privacy that have arisen since the inclusion of the ability for the Dash to search external sources for results. After speaking with John Lenton, Senior Engineering Manager, Jono reassures users that no user-identifiable data is retrieved during the search, and that Canonical does not perform any kind of user tracking. They also touched upon concerns about the searches being unencrypted, saying “we are currently working to encrypt these dash searches ready for the release of this feature in Ubuntu 12.10.”
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Charlene Tessier writes about problems around Ubuntu usage and adoption and criticism by existing users about recent changes to the operating system, speculating that 99% of people don’t know what Ubuntu is or what is it for. We want to reach all of these other people, so Tessier thinks that solution for the adoption problem is to go out on the street and talk with people who haven’t used Ubuntu yet and see what they like and prefer. Charlene Tessier writes about problems around Ubuntu usage and adoption, and criticism by existing users about recent changes to the operating system, speculating that 99% of people don’t know what Ubuntu is or what it is for. We want to reach all of these other people, so Tessier thinks that a solution for the adoption problem is to go out on the street and talk with people who haven’t used Ubuntu yet to see what they like and prefer.
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Stéphane Graber introduces the python LXC API that makes it easy for developers to work with the LXC library and also accessible from other languages with some bindings and how the initial implementation of the API has been pushed to the LXC staging branch on github and into the LXC package of Ubuntu 12.10. Stéphane Graber introduces the python LXC API that makes it easy for developers to work with the LXC library. The goal is to make it accessible from other languages with some bindings. Graber also discusses how the initial implementation of the API has been pushed to the LXC staging branch on github and into the LXC package of Ubuntu 12.10.
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Jono Bacon announces the release of Ubuntu Accomplishments 0.3. This update focuses on bringing improvements in quality. Notable new features are an improved My Trophies section, new filters, and social media integration. There has also been a lot of work during this version cycle in creating a web gallery that will, in the future, allow trophies to be viewed or shared online. Jono Bacon announces the release of Ubuntu Accomplishments 0.3. This update focuses on bringing improvements in quality. Notable new features are: an improved My Trophies section, new filters, and social media integration. There has also been a lot of work during this version cycle in creating a web gallery that will, in the future, allow trophies to be viewed or shared online.
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Barneedhar reports on the generally favorable feedback for Ask Ubuntu, Marco Ceppi, one of the community moderator’s interview by Mark Johnson for OSS Watch, a note on the updated Wikipedia page the list of top five contributors in September, hottest questions of the month and more. Barneedhar reports on the generally favorable feedback for Ask Ubuntu from an interview with Marco Ceppi, one of the community moderators, by Mark Johnson for OSS Watch. He also shares a note on the updated list of the top five contributors in September, the hottest questions of the month, and more.
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Maia Grotepass shares details about her work on a the Free Particle Digital art exhibition and highlights Anne Roquigny’s portion of a webjay performance with 6 other artists. Grotepass writes “in previous collaborations I find myself having to span multiple operating systems each with their own idiosyncrasies. This time, to my delight, Anne's entire system runs on ubuntu.” Maia Grotepass shares details about her work on the Free Particle Digital art exhibition, and highlights Anne Roquigny’s portion of a webjay performance with 6 other artists. Grotepass writes “in previous collaborations I find myself having to span multiple operating systems each with their own idiosyncrasies. This time, to my delight, Anne's entire system runs on ubuntu.”
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A private beta will be available in October for 1,000 users to test Steam for Linux. The initial beta will include a test of the service itself, as well as one game and will work on computers running Ubuntu 12.04 and above. A private beta will be available in October for 1,000 users to test Steam for Linux. The initial beta will include a test of the service itself as well as one game, and will work on computers running Ubuntu 12.04 and above.
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Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us about Ubuntu 13.04 release and its schedule which is pulled from Ubuntu wiki: Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us about the Ubuntu 13.04 release and its schedule, which is pulled from the Ubuntu wiki:
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Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! leads us through the process that the Ubuntu shopping lens went through to get an “off switch” for the results, from first remarks from a Unity developer to code and appearance of this and other elements of the Dash, Lenses and Scopes. Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! leads us through the process that the Ubuntu shopping lens went through to get an “off switch” for the results; from the first remarks from a Unity developer, to code and appearance of this and other elements of the Dash, Lenses and Scopes.
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Dave Delony of Make Tech Easier calls musicians, audio engineers and other “creative” people to use Ubuntu Studio, “customized Ubuntu version geared for creative work: audio, video and graphics” and reviews some of the key applications. Dave Delony of Make Tech Easier calls musicians, audio engineers and other “creative” people to use Ubuntu Studio, a “customized Ubuntu version geared for creative work: audio, video and graphics” and reviews some of the key applications.
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Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about Ubuntu’s Sync Menu and the possibilities with Ubuntu One and indicators. Sneddon writes: “Designed to be a one-stop drop-down menu for both mounting the status of, and controlling, downloads, the Sync Menu has the potential to make life that little bit easier.” Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about Ubuntu’s Sync Menu, and the possibilities with Ubuntu One and indicators. Sneddon writes: “Designed to be a one-stop drop-down menu for both mounting the status of, and controlling, downloads, the Sync Menu has the potential to make life that little bit easier.”
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Veronica Henry of Read``Write``Web shares interview with Ubuntu Women Elizabeth Krumbach and Cheri Francis. Henry points out that Ubuntu women is a “non political organization, so you'll find no mentions of feminism but rather a safe place where women, curious about the Ubuntu developer community can come and ask questions without fear of intimidation or condescension.” Henry also highlights crucial parts of Ubuntu women organization such as mentorship, contributions and education.

Henry points out that as in any part of Ubuntu project, people are welcome to join Ubuntu Women as well. They can do that by “contacting anyone on the leadership team (wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Contacts ) or check out the #ubuntu-women and #ubuntu-women-project IRC channels.”
Veronica Henry of Read``Write``Web shares an interview with Ubuntu Women, Elizabeth Krumbach and Cheri Francis. Henry points out that Ubuntu Women is a “non political organization, so you'll find no mentions of feminism but rather a safe place where women, curious about the Ubuntu developer community can come and ask questions without fear of intimidation or condescension.” Henry also highlights crucial parts of the Ubuntu Women organization such as mentoring, contributions and education.

Henry points out that, as in any part of the Ubuntu project, people are welcome to join Ubuntu Women as well. They can do that by “contacting anyone on the leadership team (wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Contacts ) or check out the #ubuntu-women and #ubuntu-women-project IRC channels.”
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Andrew of Web``Upd8 leads us through Unity Web``Apps tour pointing out possibilities such as “tight desktop integration for popular websites like Gmail, Google Plus, Last.fm radio, Facebook, Google Docs and many others.” Andrew also made a little tutorial how to install Web``Apps via terminal. Andrew of Web``Upd8 leads us through a Unity Web``Apps tour pointing out possibilities such as “tight desktop integration for popular websites like Gmail, Google Plus, Last.fm radio, Facebook, Google Docs and many others.” Andrew also made a little tutorial about how to install Web``Apps via the terminal.
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There have been a lot of coverage about the 12.10 Beta 2! Here’s a sampling of articles selected by our Editors: There has been a lot of coverage about the 12.10 Beta 2! Here’s a sampling of articles selected by our Editors:
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John Gold of Network World brings us thoughts from different people in open source world regarding VMWare joining the Open``Stack. Gold especially highlights thoughts of Canonical’s cloud vice president Kyle Mc``Donald: "This isn't something new to us, this isn't something we don't understand, this isn't a community we're going to seek to control of - we've already been in the Open``Stack world, we've already been developing a product." John Gold of Network World brings us thoughts from different people in the open source world regarding VMWare joining the Open``Stack. Gold especially highlights the thoughts of Canonical’s cloud vice president, Kyle Mc``Donald: "This isn't something new to us, this isn't something we don't understand, this isn't a community we're going to seek to control of - we've already been in the Open``Stack world, we've already been developing a product."
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Steven Michael Kellet among other news brings us news about the Amazon shopping experience under Ubuntu, and mass market needs which include following questions: How come Ubuntu is not commercialized as Apple or Microsoft where would be explained what Ubuntu is about? Who is responsible for that? Steven Michael Kellet brings us news, among other things, about the Amazon shopping experience under Ubuntu, and mass market needs. The question is raised whether to be proactive in announcing a feature or being reactive when somebody else says something about it. Is anybody responsible for communicating to the non-developer mass market about these sorts of features prior to their incorporation?
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 * Matt Rudge


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Beta 2 Released!
    2. Code of Conduct v2: Request for feedback
    3. Welcome New Members and Developers
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Quantal
    3. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
    4. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. New members for Uruguay’s Community Council
    2. Countdown banner 12.10 from Ubuntu Greece
    3. Volle Kontrolle Erlangen! Unity Lenses and Scopes, in German!
    4. Washington DC: Sugar Labs DC Xubuntu Deployment
  5. Launchpad News
    1. Parallel Testing is live
    2. Launchpad JavaScript now combo loaded and faster than ever.
    3. Mercurial Imports will end on October 5th
  6. Ubuntu Cloud News
    1. How we ran the scheduler for the Linux Plumbers conference
    2. [Juju Adventure] Live testing
  7. The Planet
    1. Xubuntu: Offline documentation rewritten for 12.10
    2. Jono Bacon: More Information About Online Dash Search Privacy
    3. Charlene Tessier: In Response – Ubuntu: Re-Doing the Possible
    4. Stéphane Graber: Introducing the python LXC API
    5. Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Accomplishments 0.3 Released!
    6. Barneedhar: Ask Ubuntu update for September 2012
    7. Maia Grotepass: Free Particle Webjay performance on ubuntu at the Wits Art Museum
  8. In The Press
    1. Steam for Linux entering private beta in October for just 1,000 users
  9. In The Blogosphere
    1. Intel Atom D525: Ubuntu 10.10 To 12.10
    2. Ubuntu 13.04 Release Schedule
    3. Ubuntu 12.10 Amazon shopping results to be made optional
    4. Ubuntu Studio: A Distro for Recording
    5. Have You Seen Ubuntu’s New Sync Menu?
    6. Meet The Ubuntu Women - They're More Involved Than You Think
    7. Ubuntu Server 12.10: What to Expect
    8. Unity WebApps Available In The Ubuntu 12.10 Official Repositories
    9. Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Coverage
  10. In Other News
    1. Canonical Exec: We’re not worried about VMWare joining OpenStack
    2. Full Circle Magazine: issue 65
  11. Other Articles of Interest
  12. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 84
    2. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S05E16 – In The Amazon Jungle
  13. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  14. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  15. 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
  16. Subscribe
  17. Archives
  18. Additional Ubuntu News
  19. Conclusion
  20. Credits
  21. Glossary of Terms
  22. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  23. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue ## for the week September 24 - 30, 2012.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Beta 2 Released!

Kate Stewart announces the “final beta release of Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products” and “Ubuntu 12.10, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio also reached Beta 2 status.”

More information about the new features in Ubuntu and its recognized flavors can be found on the following links:

Instructions for upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10 can be found on the following link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/QuantalUpgrades

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2012-September/001979.html

Code of Conduct v2: Request for feedback

The Community Council has made a call for feedback on the Code of Conduct v2, which will be discussed at their next meeting on October 4th. You can send feedback to czajkowski AT ubuntu DOT com to get it added to the ideas wiki page.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2012/09/27/code-of-conduct-v2-request-for-feedback/

Welcome New Members and Developers

At the 26/09/2012 1200 UTC Membership meeting we welcomed one new Member to our official Ubuntu Membership!

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2012-September/001658.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (99836) +218 over last week
  • Critical (86) +/-0 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (50140) +207 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 Quantal

  • English (United Kingdom) (10143) -258 over last week
  • Spanish (14140) +1242 over last week
  • English (Australia) (17681) -106 over last week
  • Brazilian Portuguese (38481) +625 over last week
  • Bosnian (43752)

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 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

New members for Uruguay’s Community Council

Pablo Rubianes informs us that the Uruguay Community council has five new members: Daniel Mato, Alejandro Esperon (Ratman), Carlos Ney Pastor, Eduardo Ricobaldi and Rubianes himself.

http://pablorubianes.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/new-members-for-uruguays-community-council/

Countdown banner 12.10 from Ubuntu Greece

George Chirstofis of the Greek Ubuntu community shares that they have created an Ubuntu 12.10 countdown banner. Christofis gives detailed instructions about how to download the banner, adjust it to your desired language, and integrate it into a web site.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2012-September/005967.html

Volle Kontrolle Erlangen! Unity Lenses and Scopes, in German!

Randall Ross shares Fast Edi!’s contributions of spreading the word to his students about Ubuntu, and his translation of another Unity guide, this time in German.

http://randall.executiv.es/unity_volle_kontrolle_erlangen

Washington DC: Sugar Labs DC Xubuntu Deployment

Jeffery Elkner of the Washington DC LoCo and SugarLabs DC shares an article outlining the process he used to review and finally select Xubuntu 12.04 with Sweets Distribution repositories and “sweets-desktop” package for 30 laptops which will be used to start a program for elementary students in Senegal.

http://proyectojuanchacon.blogspot.com/2012/09/sugarlabs-dc-is-back.html

Launchpad News

Parallel Testing is live

Laura Czajkowski of Launchpad reports that Parallel Testing is complete and that WebOps have finished parallel testing in buildbot. Czajkowski points out that if some problems occur during the parallel testing usage, people should visit following links for help:

http://blog.launchpad.net/performance/parallel-testing-is-live

Launchpad JavaScript now combo loaded and faster than ever.

Richard Harding of Launchpad informs us that “Launchpad has moved from YUI 3.3.0 to 3.5.1 and is now served by the combo loader. This change provides a faster experience for users along with easier maintenance and new JavaScript library features for developers.”

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/launchpad-javascript-now-combo-loaded-and-faster-than-ever

Mercurial Imports will end on October 5th

Matthew Revell of Launchpad shares that “on the 5th of October they’ll be ending their beta of Mercurial imports in Launchpad. On that day existing Mercurial imports will cease and there won’t be any possibility to create new ones.” However, Revell points out that “this doesn’t affect Bazaar, Git, Subversion or CVS imports.” Reason for Mercurial ending is low usage and low quality.

http://blog.launchpad.net/notifications/mercurial-imports-will-end-on-october-5th

Ubuntu Cloud News

How we ran the scheduler for the Linux Plumbers conference

Jorge Castro discusses how Ubuntu’s cloud team together with Summit OSS maintainer Chris Johnston hosted, deployed, and managed the Linux plumbers conference schedule via juju. Since Castro and his team are “generalizing this work into a more generic Django charm,” anyone interested can contact Castro. Help is not required just with Django but with “Pyramid, nodejs, Rails and $your_favorite_web_platform” as well.

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/09/26/how-we-ran-the-scheduler-for-the-linux-plumbers-conference/

[Juju Adventure] Live testing

Victor Tuson Palau continues his blog series demonstrating how Ubuntu is the best environment to write up “connected” or “cloud backend” Android Apps using Juju with “How to test if it all works in a production environment?”

http://victorpalau.net/2012/09/26/juju-adventure-live-testing/

The Planet

Xubuntu: Offline documentation rewritten for 12.10

The Xubuntu team announces that offline documentation has been refreshed for the 12.10 cycle. Included among the changes are restructured content, updated documentation to reflect new default applications, and completely rewritten sections.

http://xubuntu.org/news/offline-documentation-rewritten-for-12-10/

Jono Bacon: More Information About Online Dash Search Privacy

Jono Bacon responds to some of the concerns about user privacy that have arisen since the inclusion of the ability for the Dash to search external sources for results. After speaking with John Lenton, Senior Engineering Manager, Jono reassures users that no user-identifiable data is retrieved during the search, and that Canonical does not perform any kind of user tracking. They also touched upon concerns about the searches being unencrypted, saying “we are currently working to encrypt these dash searches ready for the release of this feature in Ubuntu 12.10.”

In a later post, Bacon re-enforces that the shopping lens is still under development and testing, and that there will be an option to easily disable it.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/09/25/more-information-about-online-dash-search-privacy/

http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/09/27/online-dash-search-update/

Charlene Tessier: In Response – Ubuntu: Re-Doing the Possible

Charlene Tessier writes about problems around Ubuntu usage and adoption, and criticism by existing users about recent changes to the operating system, speculating that 99% of people don’t know what Ubuntu is or what it is for. We want to reach all of these other people, so Tessier thinks that a solution for the adoption problem is to go out on the street and talk with people who haven’t used Ubuntu yet to see what they like and prefer.

http://frenchfortunecookie.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/in-response-ubuntu-re-doing-the-possible/

Stéphane Graber: Introducing the python LXC API

Stéphane Graber introduces the python LXC API that makes it easy for developers to work with the LXC library. The goal is to make it accessible from other languages with some bindings. Graber also discusses how the initial implementation of the API has been pushed to the LXC staging branch on github and into the LXC package of Ubuntu 12.10.

http://www.stgraber.org/2012/09/28/introducing-the-python-lxc-api/

Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Accomplishments 0.3 Released!

Jono Bacon announces the release of Ubuntu Accomplishments 0.3. This update focuses on bringing improvements in quality. Notable new features are: an improved My Trophies section, new filters, and social media integration. There has also been a lot of work during this version cycle in creating a web gallery that will, in the future, allow trophies to be viewed or shared online.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/09/29/ubuntu-accomplishments-0-3-released/

Barneedhar: Ask Ubuntu update for September 2012

Barneedhar reports on the generally favorable feedback for Ask Ubuntu from an interview with Marco Ceppi, one of the community moderators, by Mark Johnson for OSS Watch. He also shares a note on the updated list of the top five contributors in September, the hottest questions of the month, and more.

http://unbrokenspectrum.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/ask-ubuntu-update-for-september-2012/

Maia Grotepass: Free Particle Webjay performance on ubuntu at the Wits Art Museum

Maia Grotepass shares details about her work on the Free Particle Digital art exhibition, and highlights Anne Roquigny’s portion of a webjay performance with 6 other artists. Grotepass writes “in previous collaborations I find myself having to span multiple operating systems each with their own idiosyncrasies. This time, to my delight, Anne's entire system runs on ubuntu.”

http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/2012/09/free-particle-webjay-performance-on.html

In The Press

Steam for Linux entering private beta in October for just 1,000 users

A private beta will be available in October for 1,000 users to test Steam for Linux. The initial beta will include a test of the service itself as well as one game, and will work on computers running Ubuntu 12.04 and above.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/27/steam-linux-beta/

In The Blogosphere

Intel Atom D525: Ubuntu 10.10 To 12.10

Michael Larabel of Phoronix brings us “benchmarks of ALUSA's Intel Atom Desktop that packs an Intel Atom D525 processor with Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 500GB SATA disk. The benchmarks are from Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, and an Ubuntu 12.10 development snapshot to see how the performance has evolved since this Intel Atom CPU was introduced two years ago.”

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=alusa_ubuntu_1210&num=1

Ubuntu 13.04 Release Schedule

Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us about the Ubuntu 13.04 release and its schedule, which is pulled from the Ubuntu wiki:

  • December 6th, 2012 - Alpha 1 release
  • February 7th, 2013 - Alpha 2 release
  • March 7th, 2013 - Beta release
  • April 18th, 2013 - Release Candidate release
  • April 25th, 2013 - Final release of Ubuntu 13.04

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-13-04-Release-Schedule-294525.shtml

Ubuntu 12.10 Amazon shopping results to be made optional

Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! leads us through the process that the Ubuntu shopping lens went through to get an “off switch” for the results; from the first remarks from a Unity developer, to code and appearance of this and other elements of the Dash, Lenses and Scopes.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/09/is-an-off-switch-for-the-shopping-lens-in-the-works

Ubuntu Studio: A Distro for Recording

Dave Delony of Make Tech Easier calls musicians, audio engineers and other “creative” people to use Ubuntu Studio, a “customized Ubuntu version geared for creative work: audio, video and graphics” and reviews some of the key applications.

http://maketecheasier.com/ubuntu-studio-a-distro-for-recording/2012/09/26

Have You Seen Ubuntu’s New Sync Menu?

Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about Ubuntu’s Sync Menu, and the possibilities with Ubuntu One and indicators. Sneddon writes: “Designed to be a one-stop drop-down menu for both mounting the status of, and controlling, downloads, the Sync Menu has the potential to make life that little bit easier.”

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/09/have-you-seen-ubuntus-new-sync-menu

Meet The Ubuntu Women - They're More Involved Than You Think

Veronica Henry of ReadWriteWeb shares an interview with Ubuntu Women, Elizabeth Krumbach and Cheri Francis. Henry points out that Ubuntu Women is a “non political organization, so you'll find no mentions of feminism but rather a safe place where women, curious about the Ubuntu developer community can come and ask questions without fear of intimidation or condescension.” Henry also highlights crucial parts of the Ubuntu Women organization such as mentoring, contributions and education.

Henry points out that, as in any part of the Ubuntu project, people are welcome to join Ubuntu Women as well. They can do that by “contacting anyone on the leadership team (wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Contacts ) or check out the #ubuntu-women and #ubuntu-women-project IRC channels.”

http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2012/09/meet-the-ubuntu-women.php

Ubuntu Server 12.10: What to Expect

Christoper Tozzi of The Var Guy brings us highlights of what we can expect on the Ubuntu server side: “latest release of OpenStack known as Folsom, cloud-init support for config drive v2, cloud images of Ubuntu Server 12.10 will be available for the armhf architecture, 0.48.1 of Ceph the distributed data storage system, packages for floodlight and mininet, Version 7 of the Apache Tomcat Java platform.”

http://www.thevarguy.com/2012/09/28/ubuntu-server-12-10-what-to-expect/

Unity WebApps Available In The Ubuntu 12.10 Official Repositories

Andrew of WebUpd8 leads us through a Unity WebApps tour pointing out possibilities such as “tight desktop integration for popular websites like Gmail, Google Plus, Last.fm radio, Facebook, Google Docs and many others.” Andrew also made a little tutorial about how to install WebApps via the terminal.

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/unity-webapps-available-in-ubuntu-1210.html

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Coverage

There has been a lot of coverage about the 12.10 Beta 2! Here’s a sampling of articles selected by our Editors:

In Other News

Canonical Exec: We’re not worried about VMWare joining OpenStack

John Gold of Network World brings us thoughts from different people in the open source world regarding VMWare joining the OpenStack. Gold especially highlights the thoughts of Canonical’s cloud vice president, Kyle McDonald: "This isn't something new to us, this isn't something we don't understand, this isn't a community we're going to seek to control of - we've already been in the OpenStack world, we've already been developing a product."

http://www.cio.com.au/article/437411/canonical_exec_we_re_worried_about_vmware_joining_openstack/

Full Circle Magazine: issue 65

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our sixty-fifth issue.

This month:

  • Command and Conquer.
  • How-To : Python - Part 37, LibreOffice Part 18, and Use Encryption.

  • Graphics : Kdenlive Part 2, and Inkscape Part 5.
  • Web Dev : CRUD
  • Linux Lab
  • Book Review - Ubuntu Made Easy.
  • Closing Windows - Mapping A Network Drive.

plus: Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-65

now with 'Send to Ubuntu One' delivery!

Google Currents Edition: http://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAow3qrhAw/full_circle_magazine_65_lite

Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 84

Steven Michael Kellet brings us news, among other things, about the Amazon shopping experience under Ubuntu, and mass market needs. The question is raised whether to be proactive in announcing a feature or being reactive when somebody else says something about it. Is anybody responsible for communicating to the non-developer mass market about these sorts of features prior to their incorporation?

http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/116

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S05E16 – In The Amazon Jungle

Some of the news that Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, Alan Pope, and Laura Cowen bring us in the sixteenth episode of Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo, are:

  • Github went down but it’s back up again…
  • Google might be evil...
  • Rackspace are sued for patent infringement…
  • Skycon – 6th-7th October – University of Limerick
  • HackManchester – 27th-28th October – Museum of Science and Industry as part of the Manchester Science Festival

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2012/09/26/s05e16-in-the-amazon-jungle/

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