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Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu Developer Summit: 27-29 August 2013
    2. Mark Shuttleworth: Two weeks with Mir
    3. Welcome New Members and Developers
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
      1. Most Active Questions
      2. Top Voted New Questions
  4. LoCo News
    1. Ubuntu at OSCON
    2. Hello from ubuntu-za to ubuntu-fr
    3. Passionate Japan LoCo member presented Ubuntu at Open Source Conference 2013 in Okinawa
  5. Ubuntu Cloud News
    1. Quick and easy OpenVPN with Ubuntu
    2. Juju now available for OSX
  6. The Planet
    1. James Page: Ubuntu OpenStack SRU cadence
    2. Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Stock Ticker, Calculator, File Manager, Dropping Letters
    3. David Planella: Announcing the Ubuntu core apps hack days
    4. Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group Updates
    5. Timo Jyrinki: Latest Compiz gaming update to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    6. Ubuntu Server Development – Weekly Dunk – Week 28 (2013)
    7. Jono Bacon: Write a Charm, Win $10,000!
    8. Ian Farrell: See your photos and illustrations in Ubuntu 13.10
    9. Daniel Holbach: Gute Arbeit, deutsches Übersetzungsteam!
  7. Other Community News
    1. Unity APIs weekly (wk 27)
    2. Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for June
  8. Canonical News
    1. China Unicom joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group
    2. Verizon Wireless joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group
  9. In The Press
    1. Bashing Ubuntu's Unity: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
  10. In The Blogosphere
  11. In Other News
    1. Full Circle Magazine – LibreOffice Special Edition Volume 03
    2. Other Articles of Interest
  12. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 121
    2. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E20 – The Sound of Ubuntu
  13. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  14. Monthly Team Reports: June 2013
  15. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  16. Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 12.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 13.04 Updates
  17. Subscribe
  18. Archives
  19. Additional Ubuntu News
  20. Conclusion
  21. Credits
  22. Glossary of Terms
  23. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  24. Feedback

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 325 for the week July 8 - 14, 2013.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Developer Summit: 27-29 August 2013
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Two weeks with Mir
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Ubuntu at OSCON
  • Hello from ubuntu-za to ubuntu-fr
  • Passionate Japan LoCo member presented Ubuntu at Open Source Conference 2013 in Okinawa

  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • James Page: Ubuntu OpenStack SRU cadence

  • Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Stock Ticker, Calculator, File Manager, Dropping Letters
  • David Planella: Announcing the Ubuntu core apps hack days
  • Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group Updates
  • Timo Jyrinki: Latest Compiz gaming update to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ian Farrell: See your photos and illustrations in Ubuntu 13.10
  • Daniel Holbach: Gute Arbeit, deutsches Übersetzungsteam!
  • Unity APIs weekly (wk 27)
  • Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for June
  • China Unicom joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group
  • Verizon Wireless joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group
  • In The Press
  • In The Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Monthly Team Reports: June 2013
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu Developer Summit: 27-29 August 2013

The Ubuntu Developer Summit will be taking place Tuesday, 27th Aug 2013 through Thursday, 29th Aug 2013 from 2pm UTC to 8pm UTC. As usual, the event is completely open and accessible to everyone at summit.ubuntu.com.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/07/11/ubuntu-developer-summit-27-29-august-2013/

Mark Shuttleworth: Two weeks with Mir

Mark Shuttleworth writes about his experience using Mir for the past two weeks. He notes that the system feels smoother using Mir, and that X and Compiz appear to be using less memory and fewer CPU cycles than when X was directly handling the hardware. He then goes on to discuss competition, the importance of making the Mir decision, and expresses his desire for other variants and distributions to consider Mir.

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1269

Also be sure to check out the the following other stories relating to Mark’s blog post:

Welcome New Members and Developers

At the the Developer Membership Board meeting 2013-07-01:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (105269) -257 over last week
  • Critical (87) +8 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (51352) -140 over last week

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

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Alaa (http://askubuntu.com/users/52726/alaa), Barafu Albino (http://askubuntu.com/users/14758/barafu-albino), gertvdijk (http://askubuntu.com/users/88802/gertvdijk), Jorge Castro (http://askubuntu.com/users/235/jorge-castro) and Radu Rădeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu)

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

Ubuntu at OSCON

Benjamin Kerensa announces that for the 4th consecutive year, Ubuntu Oregon and members from Ubuntu California--in cooperation with Canonical Ltd.--will have a booth at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). Kerensa writes that this year will be especially unique since Canonical Ltd. has decided to sponsor the costs of the booth; in the past, the booth has been in the non-profit pavilion.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/07/08/ubuntu-at-oscon

Hello from ubuntu-za to ubuntu-fr

Maia Grotepass writes about her experience as an ubuntu-za member of being in an ubuntu-fr hour. She states that she is envious of their LoCo size.

http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/2013/07/hello-from-ubuntu-za-to-ubuntu-fr.html

Passionate Japan LoCo member presented Ubuntu at Open Source Conference 2013 in Okinawa

Ubuntu Japan LoCo member Hajime Mizuno conducted an interesting video-presentation at the 2013's Open Source Conference in Okinawa. He talked about and explained Ubuntu filtered through the latest advancements and goals, including Ubuntu's converged vision that is being gradually put together and aimed at public consumption in the upcoming months. Full video included.

http://iloveubuntu.net/passionate-japan-loco-member-presented-ubuntu-open-source-conference-2013-okinawa

Ubuntu Cloud News

Quick and easy OpenVPN with Ubuntu

An OpenVPN Access Server is now available to be deployed with Juju. Jorge Castro details how to quickly and easily get an OpenVPN server up and running using Juju and discusses some of the current limitations and advanced options available.

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/07/09/quick-and-easy-vpn-with-ubuntu/

Juju now available for OSX

Jorge Castro announces that Juju is now available for OS X. Mac users can now manage deployments natively. Although documentation is still being created, its use is as simple as uncompressing the tarball and running the program.

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/07/12/juju-now-available-for-osx/

The Planet

James Page: Ubuntu OpenStack SRU cadence

James Page discusses the rationale behind a recent change in Ubuntu’s OpenStack Stable Release Update (SRU) cadence. “For future OpenStack point releases the Ubuntu Server team will be following a new cadence for pushing these releases into Ubuntu. This should allow the team to test and promote a point release of OpenStack into Ubuntu within two weeks of the upstream point release. Hopefully this will allow users of OpenStack on Ubuntu to plan upgrades a little more effectively going forwards [sic].”

http://javacruft.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/ubuntu-openstack-sru-cadence/

Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Stock Ticker, Calculator, File Manager, Dropping Letters

Nicholas Skaggs continues his series of “Testing all the things” and appeals for some test cases to be written by the community for several apps, including stock ticker, calculator, file manager, and dropping letters.

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/07/testing-all-things-stock-ticker.html

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/07/testing-all-things-calculator.html

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/07/testing-all-things-file-manager.html

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/07/testing-all-things-dropping-letters.html

David Planella: Announcing the Ubuntu core apps hack days

David Planella announces the Ubuntu Core apps hack days where all interested developers are encouraged to help get the core apps for Ubuntu for phones in a ‘dogfoodable’ state. Other objectives include finding and fixing critical bugs, identifying gaps in functionality, and getting new developers involved in Core Apps and Ubuntu Touch development in general.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/07/announcing-the-ubuntu-core-apps-hack-days/

Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group Updates

Jono Bacon follows up on previous blog posts by confirming the founding members of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group (CAG) and provides updates on two new carriers who have joined, PT Smartfren Teleco and China Unicom. Jono also talks about phone manufacturers and carriers putting their own stamp not just on the outside of the phone but also on the inside and provides links for those who are interested in writing a scope to expose content and services to Ubuntu devices.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/07/09/ubuntu-carrier-advisory-group-updates/

Timo Jyrinki: Latest Compiz gaming update to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Timo Jyrinki writes that a new Compiz window manager performance update reached Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users last week. He did new runs of OpenArena at openbenchmarking.org and reported improved results.

http://losca.blogspot.com/2013/07/latest-compiz-gaming-update-to-ubuntu.html

Ubuntu Server Development – Weekly Dunk – Week 28 (2013)

The Ubuntu Server team shares some of their most recent work, including improvements to juju, MAAS, quality assurance in server products, cloud and virtualization improvements, and more.

http://www.ubuntuserver.org/?p=961

Jono Bacon: Write a Charm, Win $10,000!

Jono Bacon writes about the recently announced juju Charm Championship by summarizing the idea of the competition and the three categories; for each of which there is a prize of $10,000. Jono links to the competition rules, a full FAQ, and a tutorial for writing a charm.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/07/11/write-a-charm-win-10000/

Ian Farrell: See your photos and illustrations in Ubuntu 13.10

Ian Farrell kicks off the next wallpaper selection process for the 13.10 release of Ubuntu. He's also made a short video to encourage new people to get involved and invites entries for submission by August 29th, the date of UI freeze for this release.

http://design.canonical.com/2013/07/see-your-photos-and-illustrations-in-ubuntu-13-10/

The following stories also relate to the wallpaper selection process:

Daniel Holbach: Gute Arbeit, deutsches Übersetzungsteam!

Daniel Holbach reports that the German translations team have brought the German translation of the Ubuntu Packaging Guide above 70% which is the magic threshold to enable the translation in the package. Daniel also reports on the progress of other translations.

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/07/gute-arbeit-deutsches-ubersetzungsteam/

Other Community News

Unity APIs weekly (wk 27)

Thomas Strehl shares the weekly Unity APIs update, including translations added to infographics, “allowing proper translation of information like ‘x messages received’”, some updates to scopes, and more.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2013-July/037459.html

Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for June

John Pugh presents the Top 10 paid apps and Top 10 free apps for the month of June. He also provides links to help new app authors get started and to submit existing apps to the Ubuntu Software Center.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/07/top-10-ubuntu-app-downloads-for-june/

Canonical News

China Unicom joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group

Canonical has announced that China Unicom, which is amongst the world's largest mobile operators, has joined the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group to shape the priorities of the Ubuntu team.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/press-releases/china-unicom-joins-ubuntu-carrier-advisory-group/

Also be sure to check out the press and blog coverage of this announcement:

Verizon Wireless joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group

Canonical announces that Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile network operator in the US, has joined the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group. Canonical writes that “being able to work closely with them gives us an opportunity to shape Ubuntu into the most compelling new, alternative platform for mobile.”

http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/press-releases/verizon-joins-ubuntu-carrier-advisory-group/

You may also want to visit a sampling of articles from news and blogs covering this:

In The Press

Bashing Ubuntu's Unity: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Jim Lynch of ITworld writes that over time he's come to accept Unity but would never use it himself. He also admits that what he finds appealing and useful might not be the same for others. He concludes by accepting the notion that with so many things in life, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder and "To each his or her own, in all things, but especially in Linux."

http://www.itworld.com/software/364707/bashing-ubuntus-unity-beauty-eye-beholder

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine – LibreOffice Special Edition Volume 03

"We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 3.

Here is a straight reprint of the series ‘Libre Office’, Parts 17-26 from issues #64 through #73, spanning Base, Macros, Math, Formulas and many other advanced features along the way."

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2013/07/11/libreoffice-special-edition-volume-03/

Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 121

“As this week's episode discusses a specific deadline an unofficial transcript is provided below for the avoidance of doubt.” Visit the link below for a summary transcript and download links.

http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/155

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E20 – The Sound of Ubuntu

Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are back in Studio A with cake (coffee and walnut) and an interview for the twentieth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

In this week’s show:

  • We interview Barney Brown about Intercontinental Music Lab, a band with 50 globally-distributed members who release their music under a Creative Commons licence.
  • We share some Command Line Lurve: xdg-open <file>

  • We chat about installing Windows XP, playing Sudoku, meeting the new Doctor (not that one), and looking attractive at a wedding.
  • And, of course, we go over your marvellous feedback.

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/07/11/s06e20-the-sound-of-ubuntu/

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Monthly Team Reports: June 2013

See here for the team report for June 2013: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/June2013

If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting

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 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 12.10 Updates

End of Life - April 2014

Ubuntu 13.04 Updates

End of Life - January 2014

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Credits

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Glossary of Terms

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Ubuntu - Get Involved

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