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'''WORK IN PROGRESS'''

## Edit the following to include issue number, date info, and a short list
## of the top articles in this release.
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## In this section, list major topics of interest using bullets.
## Format: * <Topic name>
## Ex: * Ubuntu overtakes Microsoft with 90% market share
## This gets added right before you publish bullet points of table of contents
 * Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board
 * Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
 * Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration
 * Welcome New Members and Developers
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Community Testing of Ubuntu systems
 * Christopher James Halse Rogers: Artistic differences
 * Jono Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements
 * Benjamin Kerensa: The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever
 * Daniel Holbach: Parabéns e muito obrigado!
 * Nicholas Skaggs: Call for Testing: Smart Scopes
 * Fumihito YOSHIDA: Japanese Ubuntu Server guidebook : "Ubuntu Server Practical Bible" in store now!
 * The Fridge: Catch up with the Community Council
 * José Antonio Rey: Secure Credentials Storage on the Phone – On Air!
 * James Hunt: Upstart 1.8 released
 * The Fridge: First Community Leadership Meeting Summary
 * Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11)
 * Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu
 * Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not?
 * 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
 * And much more!
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## Make each article a subsection, via ===
## These are big articles that don't fit within another section
## Suggested sources: ubuntu-news-team mailing list, fridge.ubuntu.com
=== Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board ===

The Ubuntu Technical Board announce their decision to change support for non-LTS releases from 18 to 9 months, and the adoption of a mechanism to allow users to continuously track the development focus without explicitly upgrading from release to release.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/19/changes-in-ubuntu-releases-decided-by-the-ubuntu-technical-board/

Also read the follow-up post by Rick Spencer, Vice President of Ubuntu Engineering, for his comments on the decisions by the Ubuntu Technical Board, and how they will impact users: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/19/ubuntu-technical-board-looks-at-shuttleworths-proposal-for-release-management-methodology/

Visit the following articles for some other takes on the announcement:

 * Ubuntu Technical Board Meeting Decisions Regarding The New Release Proposals - http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/ubuntu-technical-board-meeting.html
 * Ubuntu To Halve Support Window for 'Regular' Releases - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/ubuntu-to-halve-support-window-for-regular-releases
 * Canonical to halve support for standard Ubuntu releases - http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/canonical-to-halve-support-for-standard-ubuntu-releases

=== Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations ===

Elizabeth Krumbach, on behalf of the Community Council, makes a call out for restaffing the Membership Board, which is responsible for voting new Ubuntu members. The Membership Board is in need of 9 Ubuntu Members with a good community track record and enough time available for meetings once a month. Nominations will be accepted through Friday April 5th at 12:00 UTC for ubuntu-membership-boards at lists.ubuntu.com

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/22/ubuntu-membership-board-call-for-nominations/

=== Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration ===

The CSIP (China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre), National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and Canonical join forces to create Ubuntu Kylin, a China-focused Ubuntu desktop system. This announcement represents the first step into the government’s five year plan to promote open source software and accelerate the growth of the open source ecosystem within the country.

http://www.canonical.com/content/canonical-and-chinese-standards-body-announce-ubuntu-collaboration

This story has also been covered in the wider press:

 * China to create home-grown operating system - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21895723
 * Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/22/china_makes_linux_os_with_canonical_help/
 * China plans to standardize around local version of Ubuntu - http://www.itworld.com/open-source/349324/china-plans-standardize-around-local-version-ubuntu
 * China chooses Ubuntu for a national reference OS coming in April - http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/23/china-chooses-ubuntu-for-a-national-reference-os-coming-in-april/
 * Goodbye Windows: China to create home-grown OS based on Ubuntu - http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/03/goodbye-windows-china-to-create-home-grown-os-based-on-ubuntu/
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## Browse ubuntu-news-team list for announcements of new Ubuntu members.
## developers or PPU
## Forums and IRC also grant membership, where to look for those?
## Format: Results for the $foo Board Meeting DATE
## * Name (launchpad profile | wiki page)

== Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories ==

## This section is for various "Thank You's" and appreciation stories from the community.
## These stories can come from any source: Planet, Facebook, Twitter, Identi.ca, Blogs, News, Press etc.
## Team Leaders throughout the community should be encouraged to put their stories here as well.
Results of the 1200 Ubuntu Membership Meeting - March 20th, 2013

 * Mike O'Donohue (airurando) (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/mikeodonohue | https://launchpad.net/~airurando)

 * Thomas Voß - (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThomasVoss |https://launchpad.net/~thomas-voss)

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2013-March/001761.html
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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 (104696) +240 over last week
    * Critical (75) +7 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (51394) +33 over last week
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=== Translation Stats Quantal ===

## Translation stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal (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

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 ===

## 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.

 * heading
 * heading
 * heading
 * heading
 * heading
=== Ubuntu Brainstorm top idea this week ===

 * No language detector when ubuntu requests password - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30633/
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## Go to askubuntu.com and click on "WEEK" to get the top questions
## of the week
 * Why does ls -l output a different size from ls -s? http://askubuntu.com/questions/269480/why-does-ls-l-output-a-different-size-from-ls-s
 * CLI mounting vs. GUI mounting http://askubuntu.com/questions/270775/cli-mounting-vs-gui-mounting
 * What does this command mean ls -l test.conf -rw-r--r— l root root? http://askubuntu.com/questions/271034/what-does-this-command-mean-ls-l-test-conf-rw-r-r-l-root-root
 * What if NO update, security or otherwise is ever installed? http://askubuntu.com/questions/269656/what-if-no-update-security-or-otherwise-is-ever-installed
 * Should I wait for 13.04? http://askubuntu.com/questions/271212/should-i-wait-for-13-04
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## Make each article a subsection, via === Section name ===
## Add notes about new locoteams, changed ones, meetings, etc.
## Keep and eye on the Planet, the LoCo Team Portal, and other
## LoCo team Blogs you can add to your RSS Feeds, also the
## loco-contacts mailing list and http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/

== Launchpad News ==

## This section is for news from the Launchpad Blog at http://blog.launchpad.net/

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

## This section is provided to include any interesting updates from the Ubuntu Forums.
## Announcements are often posted in the Community Cafe:
## http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=11

== Ubuntu Cloud News ==

## This section largely draws from the aggregated blog at http://cloud.ubuntu.com/
=== Community Testing of Ubuntu systems ===

Randall Ross shares news from the Lo``Co in the Czech Republic, which has been approached by a PC manufacturer to test Ubuntu. Tadeáš Pařík writes: “we are able to test all their products with Ubuntu - they have many computers to be sold without OS and we can test them” ... “After successful tests we inform about it on our Czech Ubuntu blog (e.g. this is the second article from the last week in Czech - http://blog.ubuntu.cz/clanek/prvni-krucky-ii ).”

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2013-March/006260.html
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## This section is for Ubuntu News from "The Planet" at http://planet.ubuntu.com/

== Canonical News ==

## This section comes from blog.canonical.com
=== Christopher James Halse Rogers: Artistic differences ===

Christopher Halse Rogers explains the different goals of the Mir and Wayland projects, using X11 as a reference point.

http://blog.cooperteam.net/2013/03/artistic-differences.html

=== Jono Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements ===

Jono Bacon highlights changes he hopes to see in order to improve community engagement with Canonical, including: transparent planning and training for engineers not accustomed to developing in the open, regular public Ubuntu leadership meetings, refinements to the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit and more.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/03/18/recent-ubuntu-community-refinements/

=== Benjamin Kerensa: The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever ===

Benjamin Kerensa shares the steps involved to get USB Ubuntu Business Cards in order to promote and advocate Ubuntu, starting at $10 for a small order.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/03/18/the-coolest-ubuntu-business-cards-ever

=== Daniel Holbach: Parabéns e muito obrigado! ===

Daniel Holbach announces that the Brazilian Portuguese translation of the Ubuntu packaging guide is more than 70% complete and will be posted on developer.ubuntu.com. He lists the status of the translations for other languages, which still need some work before being ready for publication.

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/03/parabens-e-muito-obrigado/

=== Nicholas Skaggs: Call for Testing: Smart Scopes ===

Nicholas Skaggs reports that the Unity development team is calling for help with testing Unity 7's Smart Scopes. Skaggs explains how to do testing for those new to it, and writes “we've updated and added a new testcase to our unity suite for these smart scopes.”

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/03/call-for-testing-unity-7-and-smart.html

=== Fumihito YOSHIDA: Japanese Ubuntu Server guidebook : "Ubuntu Server Practical Bible" in store now! ===

Fumihitio YOSHIDA announces the publishing of an Ubuntu Server guidebook, “Ubuntu Server Practical Bible”, which provides in-depth coverage of Ubuntu Server, written in Japanese.

http://fabric-janitor.blogspot.com/2013/03/ubuntu-server-practical-bible-in-store.html

=== The Fridge: Catch up with the Community Council ===

José Antonio on behalf of the Community Council makes a reminder about the openess of the Council and invites anyone with concerns to get in touch to discuss any issues.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/20/catch-up-with-the-community-council/

=== José Antonio Rey: Secure Credentials Storage on the Phone – On Air! ===

José Antonio Rey invites everyone to come hear about Secure Credentials Storage in Ubuntu Touch on Ubuntu on Air on Thursday 28th March 2013, at 15:30 UTC. “This will be to explain how secure credentials storage works on the phone system, and to map out a route forward.”

http://joseeantonior.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/secure-credentials-storage-on-the-phone-on-air/

=== James Hunt: Upstart 1.8 released ===

James Hunt announces Upstart 1.8 release and highlights the new file bridge and improvements to the graphical interface that landed in the release.

http://ifdeflinux.blogspot.com/2013/03/upstart-18-released.html

=== The Fridge: First Community Leadership Meeting Summary ===

Jono Bacon gives a summary of the first community leadership meeting. Topics discussed include the technical board decision regarding the regular release proposal, and the documentation team - which is struggling to keep up with maintaining docs.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/23/first-community-leadership-meeting-summary/

== Other Community News ==

=== Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11) ===

Daniel Holbach gives an overview of the latest work done on Ubuntu Touch, including applications, bug fixes and new ports. Among these are updates to the media, gallery and telephony apps, a new library for media signals, and updates to the Platform API. He also mentions a new port for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and that porting work has started for HTC Sensation XL, SGS III (Qualcomm AT&T) and Toshiba AC100.

https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg01129.html
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## Things Ubuntu-specific are great, but general Linux goings-on are good to, to an extent.
## We don't need to replicate Digg & Slashdot, but certain things are of special interest.
## Just pulling one example from my memory, the story about Indiana schools piloting
## a classroom Linux deployment, a portion of which was Ubuntu, are good. Ubuntu
## release reviews are also common items in this section.
## For this and the next sections, see:
## https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/LinkSuggestions
=== Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu ===

Matt Hartley from Datamation discusses some of the more frequent considerations which lead users to get angry with Ubuntu and Canonical, and makes the assumption that most of these issues are not Ubuntu’s fault. He invites the audience to not forget its noteworthy achievements and contributions to the Linux community.

http://www.datamation.com/open-source/dispelling-fud-about-ubuntu-1.html

=== Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not? ===

Abhishek from Tech``Source gives an Ubuntu Touch overview and refers to the “Hot” and “Not Hot” features, which could help Ubuntu to compete in what he feels is an an already saturated tablet market.

http://www.junauza.com/2013/03/ubuntu-for-tablets-hot-or-not.html
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## In this section we want to highlight the blogs that are exceptionally well-written and in-depth.
## Blogs tend to make it easy for low-quality content, so be extra careful on what goes here.
## We should encourage bloggers to spread the word, so this section might be a good way to do so.

== In Other News ==

## Any news or links that don't fit neatly into other sections.
=== Putting Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook to the test ===

Thorsten Leemhuis from H-Online tests Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition and writes about minor shortcomings found while testing the platform, but reports that continued tests show “Ubuntu ultimately running very nicely on the XPS 13.”

http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Putting-Dell-s-Ubuntu-Ultrabook-to-the-test-1824327.html

=== Ubuntu 13.04 Adds Legal Notice to System Settings ===

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares a screenshot from the newly introduced legal notice in the Ubuntu system settings. Sneddon also adds “The new legal notice joins a recent change to the text shown in the Unity Dash search box, which informs users that it text entered is matched against online as well as local content.”

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/ubuntu-13-04-adds-legal-notice-to-system-settings

=== 13.04 wallpapers submitted ===

Ian Farrell shares that the Ubuntu Wallpapers for Ubuntu 13.04 have been pushed, and congratulates the community for helping review the user-submitted images. He invites the community to participate in the next Ubuntu wallpaper contest.

http://hungfu.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/13-04-wallpapers-submitted/

=== New Ubuntu Software Center Icon Arrives in Raring ===

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares the new icon for the Ubuntu Software Center, and takes a look back at previous icons that have been used.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/raring-updates-software-center-icon
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## Bullet-point list of articles that are more generic linux in nature  * Debian Project News - March 18th, 2013 - http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2013/06/
 * Backports integrated in the main archive - http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130320
 * A visual history of Linux - http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/91544/visual-history-linux-348653
 * Ras``Plex - Plex on Raspberry Pi, Beta out now - http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/rasplex-plex-on-raspberry-pi-beta-out-now
 * Google Chrome OS Linux WAS Exploited at Pwnium 2013 for $40,000 - http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/google-chrome-os-linux-was-exploited-at-pwnium-2013-for-40000.html
 * Open``Stack Certified Professionals: New Cloud Pros Coming - http://www.thevarguy.com/2013/03/18/openstack-certified-professionals-new-cloud-pros-coming/
 * The Best Servers for Linux in 2013 - http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/servers/709943-the-best-servers-for-linux-in-2013/
 * Debian Wheezy Linux Nearing the Finish Line as 100 Bugs Remain - http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/debian-wheezy-linux-nearing-the-finish-line-as-100-bugs-remain.html
 * Intro to Real-Time Linux for Embedded Developers - http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/710319-intro-to-real-time-linux-for-embedded-developers/
 * Goodbye Google Reader, Linux Has Its Own RSS Aggregators - http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/710409-goodbye-google-reader-linux-rss-aggregator/
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## Ubuntu UK Podcast
## Full Circle Magazine Podcast
## At Home With Jono Bacon - Weekly Community QA on UStreamTV
## Lococast.net
 * Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 107 - http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/139
 * Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Lo``Co: S``06E04 – Some Like It Ubuntu - http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/03/21/s06e04-some-like-it-ubuntu/
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## Change date to reflect the latest meeting date and verify link then just remove the comment out marks
## * Kernel Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues.2C_21_February_2012
## * QA Team - February 15, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/QA/20120215
## * Desktop Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2012-02-21
## * Security Team - February 13, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20120213
## * Server Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20120221


== Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings ==

# Edubuntu Team, Lubuntu, Studio and Xubuntu currently (01/2012) have active regular meetings.

== Monthly Team Reports: <MONTH> <YEAR> ==

## Once a month we do these in the format:
##
## See here for the team report for June 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/MonthYear
##
## If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting
 * Kernel Team - March 19, 2013 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2013-03-19
 * Desktop Team - March 19, 2013 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2013-03-19
 * Security Team - March 18, 2013 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20130318
 * Server Team - March 19, 2013 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20130319
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## Run security-and-updates/ListSecurity.py YEAR MONTH  * [USN-1765-1] Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002042.html
 * [USN-1766-1] pam-xdg-support vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002043.html
 * [USN-1767-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002044.html
 * [USN-1768-1] Linux kernel (Quantal HWE) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002045.html
 * [USN-1769-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002046.html
 * [USN-1770-1] Perl vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002047.html
 * [USN-1771-1] Open``Stack Nova vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002048.html
 * [USN-1772-1] Open``Stack Keystone vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002049.html
 * [USN-1773-1] ClamAV vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002050.html
 * [USN-1774-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002051.html
 * [USN-1775-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002052.html
 * [USN-1776-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002053.html
 * [USN-1778-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2013-March/002054.html
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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH hardy
## End of life - April 2013 (Server)
 * apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.25 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012883.html
 * apache2-mpm-itk 2.2.6-01-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012884.html
 * apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.25 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012885.html
 * apache2-mpm-itk 2.2.6-01-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012886.html
 * perl 5.8.8-12ubuntu0.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012887.html
 * perl 5.8.8-12ubuntu0.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012888.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.08.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012889.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.08.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2013-March/012890.html

End of life - April 2013 (Server)
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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH lucid
## End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
 * apache2 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.11 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013577.html
 * apache2 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.11 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013578.html
 * perl 5.10.1-8ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013579.html
 * perl 5.10.1-8ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013580.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013581.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013582.html
 * linux-backports-modules-2.6.32 2.6.32-46.48 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013583.html
 * linux 2.6.32-46.105 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013584.html
 * linux 2.6.32-46.105 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013586.html
 * linux-backports-modules-2.6.32 2.6.32-46.48 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013585.html
 * linux-ec2 2.6.32-351.62 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013587.html
 * linux-ec2 2.6.32-351.62 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013588.html
 * linux-meta 2.6.32.46.53 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013589.html
 * linux-meta 2.6.32.46.53 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013590.html
 * linux-ports-meta 2.6.32.46.38 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013591.html
 * linux-ports-meta 2.6.32.46.38 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013592.html
 * linux-meta-ec2 2.6.32.351.32 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013593.html
 * linux-meta-ec2 2.6.32.351.32 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013594.html
 * linux 2.6.32-46.107 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013595.html
 * linux-lts-backport-oneiric 3.0.0-32.51~lucid1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2013-March/013596.html

End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH oneiric
## End of Life - April 2013
* apache2 2.2.20-1ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012922.html
 * apache2 2.2.20-1ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012923.html
 * perl 5.12.4-4ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012924.html
 * perl 5.12.4-4ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012925.html
 * nova 2011.3-0ubuntu6.13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012926.html
 * nova 2011.3-0ubuntu6.13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012927.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012928.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012929.html
 * linux 3.0.0-32.51 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012930.html
 * linux-ti-omap4 3.0.0-1222.36 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012931.html
 * linux-ti-omap4 3.0.0-1222.36 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012932.html
 * linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.0.0.1222.21 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012933.html
 * linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.0.0.1222.21 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012934.html

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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH precise
## End of Life - April 2017
 * apache2 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018903.html
 * apache2 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018904.html
 * linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 3.2.0-39.26 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018905.html
 * linux 3.2.0-39.62 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018906.html
 * linux 3.2.0-39.62 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018917.html
 * linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 3.2.0-39.26 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018907.html
 * linux-armadaxp 3.2.0-1615.23 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018908.html
 * linux-meta 3.2.0.39.47 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018909.html
 * linux-meta 3.2.0.39.47 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018914.html
 * linux-meta 3.2.0.39.47 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018910.html
 * linux-meta 3.2.0.39.47 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018915.html
 * linux-armadaxp 3.2.0-1615.23 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018911.html
 * linux-meta-armadaxp 3.2.0.1615.21 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018912.html
 * linux-meta-armadaxp 3.2.0.1615.21 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018913.html
 * linux 3.2.0-39.62 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018916.html
 * linux-lowlatency 3.2.0-39.41 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018918.html
 * linux-meta-lowlatency 3.2.0.39.29 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018919.html
 * linux-meta-lowlatency 3.2.0.39.29 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018920.html
 * linux-lowlatency 3.2.0-39.41 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018921.html
 * linux-lts-quantal 3.5.0-26.42~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018922.html
 * linux-meta-lts-quantal 3.5.0.26.33 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018923.html
 * linux-lts-quantal 3.5.0-26.42~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018924.html
 * linux-signed-lts-quantal 3.5.0-26.42~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018925.html
 * linux-signed-lts-quantal 3.5.0-26.42~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018926.html
 * linux-meta-lts-quantal 3.5.0.26.33 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018927.html
 * perl 5.14.2-6ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018928.html
 * perl 5.14.2-6ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018929.html
 * maas-provision 2.2.2-0ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018930.html
 * fglrx-installer-experimental-12 2:12.100-0ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018931.html
 * partman-basicfilesystems 71ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018932.html
 * partman-efi 25ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018933.html
 * lvm2 2.02.66-4ubuntu7.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018934.html
 * libxrandr 2:1.3.2-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018935.html
 * consolekit 0.4.5-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018936.html
 * lightdm 1.2.3-0ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018937.html
 * nautilus 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018938.html
 * udev 175-0ubuntu9.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018939.html
 * nova 2012.1.3+stable-20120827-4d2a4afe-0ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018940.html
 * nova 2012.1.3+stable-20120827-4d2a4afe-0ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018941.html
 * ubuntu-geoip 0.0.2-0ubuntu6.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018943.html
 * gnome-screenshot 3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018942.html
 * iptables 1.4.12-1ubuntu5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018944.html
 * linux-meta 3.2.0.40.48 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018945.html
 * linux 3.2.0-40.63 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018946.html
 * linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 3.2.0-40.27 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018947.html
 * linux-lts-quantal_3.5.0-26.42~precise1_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018948.html
 * linux-lts-quantal 3.5.0-27.45~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018952.html
 * linux-meta-lts-quantal 3.5.0.27.34 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018950.html
 * linux-signed-lts-quantal 3.5.0-27.45~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018951.html
 * linux-lts-quantal_3.5.0-27.45~precise1_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018949.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018953.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018954.html
 * ubuntu-geoip 0.0.2-0ubuntu6.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018955.html
 * qemu-kvm 1.0+noroms-0ubuntu14.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018956.html
 * nvidia-cuda-toolkit 4.0.17-3ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018957.html
 * viennacl 1.1.2-6ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018958.html
 * starpu-contrib 0.9.1-3ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018959.html
 * gvfs 1.12.1-0ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018960.html
 * ubuntu-geoip 0.0.2-0ubuntu6.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018961.html
 * linux-armadaxp 3.2.0-1616.24 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018962.html
 * linux-meta-armadaxp 3.2.0.1616.22 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2013-March/018963.html

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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH quantal
## End of Life - April 2014
 * apache2 2.2.22-6ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013501.html
 * apache2 2.2.22-6ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013502.html
 * pam-xdg-support 0.2-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013503.html
 * linux-signed 3.5.0-26.42 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013504.html
 * linux-signed 3.5.0-26.42 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013506.html
 * pam-xdg-support 0.2-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013505.html
 * linux 3.5.0-26.42 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013511.html
 * linux 3.5.0-26.42 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013510.html
 * linux-backports-modules-3.5.0 3.5.0-26.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013508.html
 * linux-backports-modules-3.5.0 3.5.0-26.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013512.html
 * linux-meta 3.5.0.26.32 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013509.html
 * linux-meta 3.5.0.26.32 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013507.html
 * perl 5.14.2-13ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013513.html
 * perl 5.14.2-13ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013514.html
 * linux-armadaxp 3.5.0-1610.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013515.html
 * linux-lowlatency 3.5.0-26.28 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013516.html
 * linux 3.5.0-27.44 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013517.html
 * linux-meta 3.5.0.27.43 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013518.html
 * linux-signed 3.5.0-27.43 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013519.html
 * linux-backports-modules-3.5.0 3.5.0-27.14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013520.html
 * linux_3.5.0-26.42_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013521.html
 * mesa 9.0.3-0ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013522.html
 * linux-firmware 1.95.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013523.html
 * unity-lens-files 6.6.1-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013524.html
 * xdiagnose 3.2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013525.html
 * lvm2 2.02.95-4ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013526.html
 * consolekit 0.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013527.html
 * nova 2012.2.1+stable-20121212-a99a802e-0ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013528.html
 * keystone 2012.2.1-0ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013529.html
 * nova 2012.2.1+stable-20121212-a99a802e-0ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013530.html
 * keystone 2012.2.1-0ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013531.html
 * linux-ti-omap4 3.5.0-221.31 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013532.html
 * linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.5.0.221.22 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013533.html
 * linux-ti-omap4 3.5.0-221.31 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013534.html
 * linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.5.0.221.22 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013535.html
 * linux 3.5.0-27.45 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013536.html
 * linux_3.5.0-27.45_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013537.html
 * linux-signed 3.5.0-27.45 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013538.html
 * linux-armadaxp 3.5.0-1611.16 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013539.html
 * linux-meta-armadaxp 3.5.0.1611.16 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013540.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013541.html
 * clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013542.html
 * unity-firefox-extension 2.4.4-0ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013543.html
 * nvidia-cuda-toolkit 4.2.9-1ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013544.html
 * gvfs 1.14.2-0ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2013-March/013545.html

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## The following list is in chronological order.

 * Your Name Here
 * Elizabeth Krumbach
 * Charles Profitt
 * Mathias Hellsten
 * Benjamin Kerensa
 * Radu Stoica
 * Javier Lopez
 * Matt Rudge
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## Common acronyms


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board
    2. Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
    3. Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration
    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. Community Testing of Ubuntu systems
  5. The Planet
    1. Christopher James Halse Rogers: Artistic differences
    2. Jono Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements
    3. Benjamin Kerensa: The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever
    4. Daniel Holbach: Parabéns e muito obrigado!
    5. Nicholas Skaggs: Call for Testing: Smart Scopes
    6. Fumihito YOSHIDA: Japanese Ubuntu Server guidebook : "Ubuntu Server Practical Bible" in store now!
    7. The Fridge: Catch up with the Community Council
    8. José Antonio Rey: Secure Credentials Storage on the Phone – On Air!
    9. James Hunt: Upstart 1.8 released
    10. The Fridge: First Community Leadership Meeting Summary
  6. Other Community News
    1. Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11)
  7. In The Press
    1. Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu
    2. Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not?
  8. In The Blogosphere
    1. Putting Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook to the test
    2. Ubuntu 13.04 Adds Legal Notice to System Settings
    3. 13.04 wallpapers submitted
    4. New Ubuntu Software Center Icon Arrives in Raring
  9. Other Articles of Interest
  10. Featured Audio and Video
  11. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  12. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  13. 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
  14. Subscribe
  15. Archives
  16. Additional Ubuntu News
  17. Conclusion
  18. Credits
  19. Glossary of Terms
  20. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  21. Feedback

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 309 for the week March 18 - March 24, 2013.

In This Issue

  • Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board
  • Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
  • Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Community Testing of Ubuntu systems
  • Christopher James Halse Rogers: Artistic differences
  • Jono Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements
  • Benjamin Kerensa: The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever
  • Daniel Holbach: Parabéns e muito obrigado!
  • Nicholas Skaggs: Call for Testing: Smart Scopes
  • Fumihito YOSHIDA: Japanese Ubuntu Server guidebook : "Ubuntu Server Practical Bible" in store now!
  • The Fridge: Catch up with the Community Council
  • José Antonio Rey: Secure Credentials Storage on the Phone – On Air!
  • James Hunt: Upstart 1.8 released
  • The Fridge: First Community Leadership Meeting Summary
  • Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11)
  • Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not?
  • 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
  • And much more!

General Community News

Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board

The Ubuntu Technical Board announce their decision to change support for non-LTS releases from 18 to 9 months, and the adoption of a mechanism to allow users to continuously track the development focus without explicitly upgrading from release to release.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/19/changes-in-ubuntu-releases-decided-by-the-ubuntu-technical-board/

Also read the follow-up post by Rick Spencer, Vice President of Ubuntu Engineering, for his comments on the decisions by the Ubuntu Technical Board, and how they will impact users: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/19/ubuntu-technical-board-looks-at-shuttleworths-proposal-for-release-management-methodology/

Visit the following articles for some other takes on the announcement:

Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Elizabeth Krumbach, on behalf of the Community Council, makes a call out for restaffing the Membership Board, which is responsible for voting new Ubuntu members. The Membership Board is in need of 9 Ubuntu Members with a good community track record and enough time available for meetings once a month. Nominations will be accepted through Friday April 5th at 12:00 UTC for ubuntu-membership-boards at lists.ubuntu.com

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/22/ubuntu-membership-board-call-for-nominations/

Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration

The CSIP (China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre), National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and Canonical join forces to create Ubuntu Kylin, a China-focused Ubuntu desktop system. This announcement represents the first step into the government’s five year plan to promote open source software and accelerate the growth of the open source ecosystem within the country.

http://www.canonical.com/content/canonical-and-chinese-standards-body-announce-ubuntu-collaboration

This story has also been covered in the wider press:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Results of the 1200 Ubuntu Membership Meeting - March 20th, 2013

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2013-March/001761.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (104696) +240 over last week
  • Critical (75) +7 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (51394) +33 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

Community Testing of Ubuntu systems

Randall Ross shares news from the LoCo in the Czech Republic, which has been approached by a PC manufacturer to test Ubuntu. Tadeáš Pařík writes: “we are able to test all their products with Ubuntu - they have many computers to be sold without OS and we can test them” ... “After successful tests we inform about it on our Czech Ubuntu blog (e.g. this is the second article from the last week in Czech - http://blog.ubuntu.cz/clanek/prvni-krucky-ii ).”

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2013-March/006260.html

The Planet

Christopher James Halse Rogers: Artistic differences

Christopher Halse Rogers explains the different goals of the Mir and Wayland projects, using X11 as a reference point.

http://blog.cooperteam.net/2013/03/artistic-differences.html

Jono Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements

Jono Bacon highlights changes he hopes to see in order to improve community engagement with Canonical, including: transparent planning and training for engineers not accustomed to developing in the open, regular public Ubuntu leadership meetings, refinements to the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit and more.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/03/18/recent-ubuntu-community-refinements/

Benjamin Kerensa: The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever

Benjamin Kerensa shares the steps involved to get USB Ubuntu Business Cards in order to promote and advocate Ubuntu, starting at $10 for a small order.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/03/18/the-coolest-ubuntu-business-cards-ever

Daniel Holbach: Parabéns e muito obrigado!

Daniel Holbach announces that the Brazilian Portuguese translation of the Ubuntu packaging guide is more than 70% complete and will be posted on developer.ubuntu.com. He lists the status of the translations for other languages, which still need some work before being ready for publication.

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/03/parabens-e-muito-obrigado/

Nicholas Skaggs: Call for Testing: Smart Scopes

Nicholas Skaggs reports that the Unity development team is calling for help with testing Unity 7's Smart Scopes. Skaggs explains how to do testing for those new to it, and writes “we've updated and added a new testcase to our unity suite for these smart scopes.”

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/03/call-for-testing-unity-7-and-smart.html

Fumihito YOSHIDA: Japanese Ubuntu Server guidebook : "Ubuntu Server Practical Bible" in store now!

Fumihitio YOSHIDA announces the publishing of an Ubuntu Server guidebook, “Ubuntu Server Practical Bible”, which provides in-depth coverage of Ubuntu Server, written in Japanese.

http://fabric-janitor.blogspot.com/2013/03/ubuntu-server-practical-bible-in-store.html

The Fridge: Catch up with the Community Council

José Antonio on behalf of the Community Council makes a reminder about the openess of the Council and invites anyone with concerns to get in touch to discuss any issues.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/20/catch-up-with-the-community-council/

José Antonio Rey: Secure Credentials Storage on the Phone – On Air!

José Antonio Rey invites everyone to come hear about Secure Credentials Storage in Ubuntu Touch on Ubuntu on Air on Thursday 28th March 2013, at 15:30 UTC. “This will be to explain how secure credentials storage works on the phone system, and to map out a route forward.”

http://joseeantonior.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/secure-credentials-storage-on-the-phone-on-air/

James Hunt: Upstart 1.8 released

James Hunt announces Upstart 1.8 release and highlights the new file bridge and improvements to the graphical interface that landed in the release.

http://ifdeflinux.blogspot.com/2013/03/upstart-18-released.html

The Fridge: First Community Leadership Meeting Summary

Jono Bacon gives a summary of the first community leadership meeting. Topics discussed include the technical board decision regarding the regular release proposal, and the documentation team - which is struggling to keep up with maintaining docs.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/23/first-community-leadership-meeting-summary/

Other Community News

Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11)

Daniel Holbach gives an overview of the latest work done on Ubuntu Touch, including applications, bug fixes and new ports. Among these are updates to the media, gallery and telephony apps, a new library for media signals, and updates to the Platform API. He also mentions a new port for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and that porting work has started for HTC Sensation XL, SGS III (Qualcomm AT&T) and Toshiba AC100.

https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg01129.html

In The Press

Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu

Matt Hartley from Datamation discusses some of the more frequent considerations which lead users to get angry with Ubuntu and Canonical, and makes the assumption that most of these issues are not Ubuntu’s fault. He invites the audience to not forget its noteworthy achievements and contributions to the Linux community.

http://www.datamation.com/open-source/dispelling-fud-about-ubuntu-1.html

Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not?

Abhishek from TechSource gives an Ubuntu Touch overview and refers to the “Hot” and “Not Hot” features, which could help Ubuntu to compete in what he feels is an an already saturated tablet market.

http://www.junauza.com/2013/03/ubuntu-for-tablets-hot-or-not.html

In The Blogosphere

Putting Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook to the test

Thorsten Leemhuis from H-Online tests Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition and writes about minor shortcomings found while testing the platform, but reports that continued tests show “Ubuntu ultimately running very nicely on the XPS 13.”

http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Putting-Dell-s-Ubuntu-Ultrabook-to-the-test-1824327.html

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares a screenshot from the newly introduced legal notice in the Ubuntu system settings. Sneddon also adds “The new legal notice joins a recent change to the text shown in the Unity Dash search box, which informs users that it text entered is matched against online as well as local content.”

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/ubuntu-13-04-adds-legal-notice-to-system-settings

13.04 wallpapers submitted

Ian Farrell shares that the Ubuntu Wallpapers for Ubuntu 13.04 have been pushed, and congratulates the community for helping review the user-submitted images. He invites the community to participate in the next Ubuntu wallpaper contest.

http://hungfu.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/13-04-wallpapers-submitted/

New Ubuntu Software Center Icon Arrives in Raring

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares the new icon for the Ubuntu Software Center, and takes a look back at previous icons that have been used.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/raring-updates-software-center-icon

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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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

* apache2 2.2.20-1ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2013-March/012922.html

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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