Issue299


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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 299 for the week January 7 - 13, 2013.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Phone
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo News

  • Juju and MAAS for human beings [videos]
  • Ubuntu Classroom: Introduction to QA / Testing & Introduction to Manual Test Cases classes

  • Stuart Langridge: Magic uploads in the Ubuntu One files REST API
  • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for December
  • Benjamin Kerensa: Patch to Fix Unity Shopping Lens Bug Ignored
  • Marco Ceppi: Ask Ubuntu’s about page gets a face lift
  • Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Women Italy chapter class
  • Ubuntu Gets 1% Share in Steam Client Usage
  • Visualising the Ubuntu Package Repository
  • Ubuntu's Hardware-Backported LTS Gets Delayed
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu Phone

The Ubuntu Phone is still trending in the news, particularly with the demos by Mark Shuttleworth, Jono Bacon, and the rest of the team from Canonical at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week!

Check out this short video of Mark doing a demo or a longer one by Jono Bacon:

And now read on for more articles that caught our attention this week:

Welcome New Members and Developers

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2013-January/001002.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (102985) +252 over last week
  • Critical (87) -3 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (50984) +96 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Ubuntu Brainstorm top ideas 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

Javier L.: Ubuntu Loco Games 2013

Javier L. announces Ubuntu LoCo games led by the Ubuntu-mx LoCo. Anyone interested can join and add their team on the following link: http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/l0sxyO8tmQ

Games will last from February 9th 9:00am CST to February 10 4:00pm CST.

http://viajemotu.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/ubuntu-loco-games-2013-1/

http://viajemotu.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/ubuntu-loco-games-2013-update/

Jhosman Lizarazo: Recruitment for the project for #ubuntuco #Gammers

Jhosman Lizarazo announces a project by the Ubuntu Columbia team which seeks to promote Ubuntu and F/LOSS in a fun way: gaming on an open platform. That includes “creating tutorials for installing, configuring, and tips to practice the different games, and very important a lot of activity on the platforms support willing to help those who need it for any eventuality with a game.” Lizarazo puts out a call to recruit people who are interested in the project.

http://jhosman.com/en/ubuntu/games/recruitment-for-the-project-for-ubuntuco-gammers/

Ubuntu Cloud News

Juju and MAAS for human beings [videos]

Jorge Castro, along with his team, created videos in order to explain how MAAS and Juju function. Castro points out that, although Ubuntu has many technical users, that doesn’t guarantee that they actually know how certain technologies function.

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/01/11/juju-and-maas-for-human-beings/

The Planet

Ubuntu Classroom: Introduction to QA / Testing & Introduction to Manual Test Cases classes

Elizabeth Krumbach announces two Ubuntu Classroom classes from the Quality Assurance team on January 15th: Introduction to QA class will be held by Nicholas Skaggs, and Testing & Introduction to Manual Test Cases classes will be held by Phill Whiteside.

http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/introduction-to-qa-testing-class/

http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/qa-introduction-to-manual-test-cases-class/

Stuart Langridge: Magic uploads in the Ubuntu One files REST API

Stuart Langridge explores the Ubuntu One Magic uploads for documents with a test script that uses the REST API.

http://kryogenix.org/days/2013/01/10/magic-uploads-in-the-ubuntu-one-files-rest-api

Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for December

John Pugh announces the top 10 Ubuntu app download list from December 2012, which includes, as usual, a list of paid and free apps. Newcomers to the list include: Stormcloud, Dare Up, and Splashtop Streamer.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/01/top-10-ubuntu-app-downloads-for-december/

Benjamin Kerensa: Patch to Fix Unity Shopping Lens Bug Ignored

Benjamin Kerensa highlights a bug to disable the shopping lens by default and asks why it appears to have been ignored.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/01/10/patch-to-fix-shopping-lens-bug-ignored

Marco Ceppi: Ask Ubuntu’s about page gets a face lift

Marco Ceppi explores Ask Ubuntu’s About page face-lift, which seeks to explain why the site is not simply another forum.

http://marcoceppi.com/2013/01/ask-ubuntus-about-page-gets-a-face-lift/

Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Women Italy chapter class

"The Ubuntu Classroom is happy to welcome Silvia Bindelli (Dolasilla) and Flavia Weisghizzi (Deindre) from the Ubuntu Women leadership team on Thursday, January 24th at 20:00 UTC team. They will be presenting on UbuntuWomen-it, the Ubuntu Women chapter in Italy."

http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/ubuntu-women-italy-chapter-class/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Gets 1% Share in Steam Client Usage

Valve has released the numbers of Steam users on Ubuntu as 1% which shows a rapid growth. Second place is Mac users at 3.7%

http://tips-linux.net/blog/ubuntu-gets-1-share-in-steam-client-usage/

Visualising the Ubuntu Package Repository

Tomi Richards visualizes the dependencies within the Ubuntu Package Repository using Gephi graphics.

http://tech-foo.blogspot.ca/2013/01/visualising-ubuntu-package-repository.html

Ubuntu's Hardware-Backported LTS Gets Delayed

Michael Larabel writes about why the most recent revision to Ubuntu 12.04 Precise has been delayed.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI3MjY

Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 96

“This week's episode mentions **Ubuntu Phone** briefly, talks about the need for discussion on the mailing list about an upcoming educational session for the LoCo on IRC, the standing *promise* that if there is a lack of discussion the first educational topic is going to be a discussion of **"The Joy of the BeagleBoard"**, and the need for bug squashing in Debian Wheezy which will trickle down to help Ubuntu.”

http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/129

Ubuntu Audiocast - Episode 04

Members of the Vancouver team present the latest in their series of Ubuntu AudioCasts.

"After a much deserved holiday, Your Ubuntu AudioCast crew, Chuck, Bucky, and Philbare are back with Episode 4! They openly talk about people who are being controlled by their computers (and don't even know it), how to make a great steak, creepy marketing, and much more. They frequently mention Ubuntu, too, but not enough to bore your mom's aunt's dog."

https://soundcloud.com/ubuntu-audiocast/ubuntu-audiocast-episode-04

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, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10

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 11.10 Updates

End of Life - April 2013

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

* dpkg 1.16.1.2ubuntu7.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-January/018239.html

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 12.10 Updates

End of Life - April 2014

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