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 * Steam Client now available in Ubuntu Software Center
 * Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released
 * 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 2 Released
 * Welcome New Members and Developers
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Ubuntu Global Jam - Call for Events! & Events are Starting to Appear!
 * Ubuntu Open``Stack Activity Update, February 2013
 * Daniel Holbach: Спасибо всем!
 * Xubuntu: Xubuntu goes 1GB for Raring, GIMP and Gnumeric are back
 * Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing the Ubuntu App Design Guides
 * Nicholas Skaggs: Some quality resources
 * Robbie Williamson: Can Ubuntu Server Roll Too?
 * Canonical exhibiting at CeBIT 5-9 March
 * Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu to be published on 21 February 2013
 * In The Press
 * In The Blogosphere
 * 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
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Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Steam Client now available in Ubuntu Software Center
    2. Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released
    3. 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 2 Released
    4. Welcome New Members and Developers
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top idea this week
    3. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. Ubuntu Global Jam - Call for Events! & Events are Starting to Appear!
    2. It takes two
  5. Ubuntu Cloud News
    1. Juju core 1.9.8 released
    2. Using Ubuntu cloud-images without a cloud
    3. Ubuntu OpenStack Activity Update, February 2013
  6. The Planet
    1. Daniel Holbach: Спасибо всем!
    2. Xubuntu: Xubuntu goes 1GB for Raring, GIMP and Gnumeric are back
    3. Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing the Ubuntu App Design Guides
    4. Nicholas Skaggs: Some quality resources
    5. Robbie Williamson: Can Ubuntu Server Roll Too?
  7. Canonical News
    1. Canonical exhibiting at CeBIT 5-9 March
    2. Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu to be published on 21 February 2013
  8. In The Press
    1. Computer whiz, 11, saves businessman thousands
  9. In The Blogosphere
  10. Other Articles of Interest
  11. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 100
    2. Full Circle Podcast Episode 33, With Added Horsepower!!
    3. Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Thirteen: That’s How it Feels To Be Wrong
  12. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  14. Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 11.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    6. Ubuntu 12.10 Updates
  15. Subscribe
  16. Archives
  17. Additional Ubuntu News
  18. Conclusion
  19. Credits
  20. Glossary of Terms
  21. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  22. Feedback

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 304 for the week February 11 - 17, 2013.

In This Issue

  • Steam Client now available in Ubuntu Software Center
  • Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released
  • 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 2 Released
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Ubuntu Global Jam - Call for Events! & Events are Starting to Appear!

  • Ubuntu OpenStack Activity Update, February 2013

  • Daniel Holbach: Спасибо всем!
  • Xubuntu: Xubuntu goes 1GB for Raring, GIMP and Gnumeric are back
  • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing the Ubuntu App Design Guides
  • Nicholas Skaggs: Some quality resources
  • Robbie Williamson: Can Ubuntu Server Roll Too?
  • Canonical exhibiting at CeBIT 5-9 March
  • Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu to be published on 21 February 2013
  • In The Press
  • In The Blogosphere
  • 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

General Community News

Steam Client now available in Ubuntu Software Center

The Steam client is now available in the Ubuntu Software Center, after Valve released Steam for Linux officially on Thursday, February 14th. To celebrate, all Linux titles in the Steam store are on sale with up to 75% off until February 21st. Users running Team Fortress 2 in Linux will also receive an in-game Tux penguin item, when they play, through the end of the month.

http://blog.canonical.com/?p=2171

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released

Ubuntu 12.04.2 has been released, bringing with it many improvements, including an updated kernel and x stack, as well as the ability to install on UEFI systems with Secure Boot enabled. It also includes the updates since the last release, so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. In addition to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Kubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.2 LTS are now available as well.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2013-February/000166.html

13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 2 Released

The second alpha of 13.04 Raring Ringtail has been released, which includes Kubuntu and Ubuntu Cloud images. The main Ubuntu version will not have alpha releases, however, opting instead for daily quality and nightly testing. The first milestone for Ubuntu will be the Final Beta Release, scheduled for the end of March. These pre-release versions should not be used by anyone needing a stable system, but should be free of “showstopper CD build or installer bugs.”

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2013-February/001015.html

Welcome New Members and Developers

Results from the Developer Membership Board Meeting on February 11th:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2013-February/001733.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (103669) +107 over last week
  • Critical (75) -6 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (51175) -201 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 idea 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

Ubuntu Global Jam - Call for Events! & Events are Starting to Appear!

Randall Ross announces in two blog posts that the Ubuntu Global Jam for the 13.04 cycle is coming soon, and everyone is encouraged to get involved. Ross explains the Global Jam is an event where the community gets together to improve Ubuntu. LoCo teams that are planning on hosting events are encouraged to go ahead and register. Documentation about hosting a successful jam is also available, as well as a video showing the basic steps to get started.

http://randall.executiv.es/raring-global-jam

http://randall.executiv.es/raring-global-jam-2

It takes two

Daniel Holbach writes about the Ubuntu Global Jam, and explains the types of activities that can be done. He also mentions that it is not necessary to have lots of people to participate, it just takes two people getting together to be able to spread and help Ubuntu through a Global Jam event.

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/02/it-takes-two/

Ubuntu Cloud News

Juju core 1.9.8 released

Jorge Castro announces the release of a new Juju core. He also mentions some of the new great features, such as a much better multiplatform support (1.9.8 is now working on OSX!).

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/02/11/juju-core-1-dot-9-8-released/

Using Ubuntu cloud-images without a cloud

Scott Smoser explains how to use the Ubuntu Cloud Images without a cloud and gives a tutorial on how to do that, with only minimal requirements.

http://ubuntu-smoser.blogspot.com/2013/02/using-ubuntu-cloud-images-without-cloud.html

Ubuntu OpenStack Activity Update, February 2013

James Page writes an activity update, reporting what has been happening with Ubuntu and OpenStack during the current month. It includes various things, such as news from the CI Lab, an explanation about the Cloud Archive Version Tracker, and more.

http://javacruft.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/openstack-update-feb/

The Planet

Daniel Holbach: Спасибо всем!

Daniel Holbach announces the release of the Russian version of the Ubuntu Packaging Guide. He also gives a huge “Спасибо всем!” to all of the people who helped achieve this goal. Finally, he mentions that this is not an easy goal to achieve, but they still got their translations to more than 70%. Congratulations!

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/02/%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%BE-%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BC/

Xubuntu: Xubuntu goes 1GB for Raring, GIMP and Gnumeric are back

The ISO size for Xubuntu has increased to 1GB. Although it is too large to fit on a standard 700MB CD, the team voted unanimously to raise the size, a decision that will take effect starting with the Raring release that will be available in April. Gnumeric, a spreadsheet program, and GIMP, the popular image editor, will be included in the distro again, after having been dropped for the 12.10 release due to size constraints.

http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-goes-1gb-for-raring-gimp-and-gnumeric-are-back/

Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing the Ubuntu App Design Guides

The Ubuntu App Design Guides site has launched, providing developers a resource that will allow them to build “stunning, consistent, and usable applications on a diversity of Ubuntu devices.” The guides will help ensure consistent user experience, behavior, patterns, and design to give users a cleaner, simpler, and more coherent experience.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/02/announcing-the-ubuntu-app-design-guides/

Nicholas Skaggs: Some quality resources

Nicholas Skaggs writes about some resources available for the Ubuntu QA community, such as Classroom Sessions, Video Tutorial, and various written Walkthroughs.

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/02/some-quality-resources.html

Robbie Williamson: Can Ubuntu Server Roll Too?

Robbie Williamson discusses the idea to make Ubuntu Server a rolling release and the benefits it may have for the community. He also analyzes the effects with regard to the release cycle.

http://undacuvabrutha.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/can-ubuntu-server-roll-too/

Canonical News

Canonical exhibiting at CeBIT 5-9 March

Anthony Beckley announces that Canonical will be exhibiting at the CeBIT, from the 5th to the 9th of March, in Hannover, Germany. They will also be raffling a Google Nexus 7 Tablet at this event.

http://blog.canonical.com/2013/02/14/canonical-exhibiting-at-cebit-5-9-march/

Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu to be published on 21 February 2013

Canonical announces the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu, to be published on the 21st of February, 2013. They state it will support the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4 smartphones. Attendees of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, 25th - 28th February can also have their phones flashed to Ubuntu by Canonical team members at the Ubuntu stand.

http://www.canonical.com/content/touch-developer-preview-ubuntu-be-published-21-february-2013

In The Press

Computer whiz, 11, saves businessman thousands

The Meath Chronicle relates the story of an Irish child who encouraged a businessman to run computers under Ubuntu. Due to his efforts, the company now saves thousands per year on software licenses.

http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2013/02/13/4014435-computer-whiz-11-saves-businessman-thousandsbr/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 100

“This week's episode is about dates as we note that the Debian Import Freeze for Raring Ringtail is coming up on 14 February 2013, that the Feature Freeze is set for 7 March 2013, and that President Obama will be delivering a State of the Union address on 12 February 2013. Contributions from across the state for the February 2013 team report were also solicited in-episode.”

http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/133

Full Circle Podcast Episode 33, With Added Horsepower!!

"In this episode we are joined by Freaky Clown, we talk about the Ubuntu Phone release, Linux peripherals and some events."

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2013/02/11/full-circle-podcast-episode-33-with-added-horsepower/

Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Thirteen: That’s How it Feels To Be Wrong

"In this episode, Ubuntu Phone and TV."

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2013/02/17/full-circle-side-pod-episode-thirteen-thats-how-it-feels-to-be-wrong/

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

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 12.10 Updates

End of Life - April 2014

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Archives

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Additional Ubuntu News

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and

Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth Krumbach
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Matt Rudge
  • Penelope Stowe
  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

Other acronyms can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/glossary

Ubuntu - Get Involved

The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

Feedback

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