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== 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


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo Campaign
    2. 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 2 Available
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. LoCo News
    1. Software Freedom Day (Día de la Libertad del Software) Zulia 2013
  5. Ubuntu Cloud News
    1. Targetted machine deployment with Juju
    2. JohnJohn -- A Scalable Juju Charm Tutorial
    3. Screw the Ubuntu Edge…We’re Giving Away $30,000!!!
  6. The Planet
    1. Sebastian Kügler: the next kubuntu graphics stack
    2. Nicholas Skaggs: Ubuntu Edge: Convergence in the palm of your hand
    3. Lubuntu Blog: Here comes the salamander
    4. Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Ubuntu SDK Beta Released
    5. Victor Palau: Ubuntu Edge: convergence in action
    6. Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu Edge: Design process
    7. Nicholas Skaggs: An autopilot emulator for ubuntu sdk apps: Part II
    8. Alan Pope: Living on the Edge
  7. Canonical News
    1. Interested in Ceph Cloud storage? Come and join us at a Ceph Day
  8. In The Press
    1. Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu
    2. Ubuntuforums.org cracker promises no password release
  9. In The Blogosphere
    1. Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance
    2. Ubuntu vs Xubuntu
    3. Ubuntu converged's Ubuntu System Settings received numerous new features
  10. In Other News
    1. Full Circle Magazine #75
  11. Other Articles of Interest
  12. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Burning Circle Episode 123
    2. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E22 – I Still Know What You Did Last Ubuntu
  13. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  14. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  15. 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
  16. Subscribe
  17. Archives
  18. Additional Ubuntu News
  19. Conclusion
  20. Credits
  21. Glossary of Terms
  22. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  23. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 327 for the week July 22 - 28, 2013.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo Campaign

The Ubuntu Edge Team announces a campaign to raise 32 million dollars to support development of an Ubuntu-based phone. They write: “The Ubuntu Edge is our very own superphone, a catalyst to drive the next generation of personal computing.” The team tell us that Ubuntu Edge is an exclusive production run, available only through Indiegogo and all of the funding that is received goes directly towards producing the device for expected delivery in May 2014. They describe the hardware, the software, the rollout plan and the technical specifications. A number of mock-ups have been released along with a comprehensive FAQ and details of the evolving pledge levels.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

This news was widely covered in the press and blogs! Check out a sampling of articles selected by our editors:

13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 2 Available

Jonathan Riddell announces the second Alpha of the Saucy Salamander (to become 13.10) has now been released for testers and early adopters and features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin and Xubuntu. He lists the release details for Ubuntu flavors that have participated in the release and provides links to the downloadable images.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/07/25/13-10-saucy-salamander-alpha-2-available/

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # 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

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

LoCo News

Software Freedom Day (Día de la Libertad del Software) Zulia 2013

Cesar Sevilla announces the details for the upcoming Software Freedom Day in Zulia, Venezuela. Ubuntu Venezuela is among the groups supporting the event.

Article in Spanish: http://cesarsevilla.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/software-freedom-day-dia-de-la-libertad-del-software-zulia-2013/

Ubuntu Cloud News

Targetted machine deployment with Juju

James Page writes that as of the latest release of Juju (available in a PPA and in Ubuntu Saucy), Juju now has native support for specifying which machine a charm should be deployed to. James provides a number of code samples but points out that there are still a few gotchas; charms are running without separation and not all of the Openstack charms are compatible with the latest version of Juju.

http://javacruft.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/juju-put-it-there-please/

JohnJohn -- A Scalable Juju Charm Tutorial

Dustin Kirkland provides a tutorial on installing, configuring, and making use of Juju to utilise with applications that support charms. A complete step-by-step guide to using Juju with the administration tool John is provided in the article.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2013/07/johnjohn-scalable-juju-charm-tutorial.html

Screw the Ubuntu Edge…We’re Giving Away $30,000!!!

Robbie Williamson reminds readers of the the Juju Charm Championship, in which the Juju experts at Canonical can share their expertise across service/application bundles and “harvest” participants to learn and master Juju. Winners can earn up to $30,000 in prize money. Williamson also announces the new integration features of jujucharms.com, writing that it is “the realization of our vision” to create “an interface that provides solution architects the ability to graphically create, deploy, and interact with services visually.”

http://undacuvabrutha.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/screw-the-ubuntu-edge-were-giving-away-30000/

The Planet

Sebastian Kügler: the next kubuntu graphics stack

Sebastian Kügler discusses the advancements that are being made on the Kubuntu graphics stack, with particular emphasis on their goal of making Plasma Workspaces 2 compatible later on. He states that for the foreseeable future Kubuntu will make use of Xorg, with late 2014 bringing support for Plasma Workspaces 2.

http://vizzzion.org/blog/2013/07/the-next-kubuntu-graphics-stack/

Nicholas Skaggs: Ubuntu Edge: Convergence in the palm of your hand

Nicholas Skaggs writes about his journey to have convergence between his smartphone and desktop, and how the Ubuntu Edge is the realization of that goal. With his smartphone powerful enough to handle most computing tasks and with cloud servers capable of performing longer running tasks, there seems to be no need to have two separate devices. Ubuntu Edge allows him to use a bigger screen and keyboard while at home, yet take it with him and have access to everything he needs.

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/07/ubuntu-edge-convergence-in-palm-of-your.html

Lubuntu Blog: Here comes the salamander

The Lubuntu Artwork Team shows us the the new default artwork, including the wallpaper, the improved GTK2/3 themes, a new sexy app button, and the (always) evolving icons. A screenshot is provided.

http://lubuntublog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/here-comes-salamander.html

Also be sure to check out the Lubuntu wallpaper contest, which will select 5 additional images that will be included in the release! http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2013/07/lubuntu-1310-wallpaper-contest.html

Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Ubuntu SDK Beta Released

The Ubuntu App Developer team announces the release of Ubuntu SDK beta, whose features include Cordova HTML5 app template, Responsive Layouts, and much more.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/07/ubuntu-sdk-beta-released/

Victor Palau: Ubuntu Edge: convergence in action

Victor Palau writes that although the hardware is getting a lot of the attention, it’s the Ubuntu Edge’s ability to be a phone and a PC that will have the biggest impact. He shows us a quick video to show a few examples of how it has made his working life so much simpler for the two months or more that he has been running Ubuntu for Android on a Nexus 4 phone.

http://victorpalau.net/2013/07/26/ubuntu-edge-convergence-in-action/

Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu Edge: Design process

Chee Wong details the process of designing the Ubuntu Edge. After getting started by expanding on elements in the Suru theme and transitioning to a physical user experience from a digital one, rough ideas were sketched out and improved. Afterward, techniques like model making, 3D CAD, and 3D printing were used to help refine the product to make it what we now have with the Ubuntu Edge.

http://design.canonical.com/2013/07/ubuntu-edge-design-process/

Nicholas Skaggs: An autopilot emulator for ubuntu sdk apps: Part II

Nicholas Skaggs gives props to Leo Arias for making the autopilot emulator an official part of the Ubuntu SDK. He provides a few examples on integrating the emulator with other testcases.

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/07/an-autopilot-emulator-for-ubuntu-sdk.html

Alan Pope: Living on the Edge

Alan Pope writes about his first visit to OSCON where he helped out on the Canonical/Ubuntu stand. Alans talks about his reactions to Ubuntu Edge, acknowledges the help of others in setting up demos, and remarks "We had a few people go away and come back the next day telling us they’d backed the campaign after seeing it."

http://popey.com/blog/2013/07/26/living-on-the-edge/

Canonical News

Interested in Ceph Cloud storage? Come and join us at a Ceph Day

Anthony Beckley announces on the Canonical blog that Canonical will be participating in Inktank’s Ceph Days that will cover the basics of what Ceph is and how to get started using it. Canonical will have several consultants at the events giving talks and demonstrations on Juju.

http://blog.canonical.com/2013/07/25/interested-in-ceph-cloud-storage-come-and-join-us-at-a-ceph-day/

In The Press

Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu

Matt Hartley of Datamation shares his experiences of installing Kubuntu. He makes several direct comparisons with Ubuntu noting differences in the applications such as those used for email and web browsing. Hartley concludes that "Kubuntu is a solid, responsive Linux distribution for anyone running Ubuntu-capable hardware" but also that "KDE isn't for everyone."

http://www.datamation.com/open-source/ubuntu-vs.-kubuntu.html

Ubuntuforums.org cracker promises no password release

Simon Sharwood of The Register writes that “Sputn1k_”, the entity held responsible for stealing 1.8m passwords from ubuntuforums.org, appears to have reassured the world that s/he doesn't plan to do anything bad with the credentials. He quotes a Twitlonger post, reminds us the forums remain down and that work on reinstalling them continues.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/23/ubuntuforums_cracker_promises_no_password_release/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

Michael Larabel of Phoronix does benchmarks of 13.10 on 32-bit and 64-bit systems and shares the performance results and concludes: “The only test case where 32-bit Ubuntu 13.10 was performing well ahead of the 64-bit build was with the Apache web server and our simple single-system test of it.”

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_1310_3264&num=1

Ubuntu vs Xubuntu

Gary Newell does a review comparing Ubuntu and Xubuntu with an eye toward applications they ship with. Newell concludes: “At the end of the day it really comes down to the choice of applications. If you like lean and mean then go for Xubuntu. If you like all your mod cons choose Ubuntu.”

http://myubuntublog.com/ubuntu-vs-xubuntu/

Ubuntu converged's Ubuntu System Settings received numerous new features

razvi of iloveubuntu.net writes about changes to the Ubuntu System Settings, “the next generation system-settings application for Ubuntu converged” and says “At the moment, Ubuntu System Settings is under heavy and prolific development, seeing across the latest weeks more and more features, therefore, being progressively moved towards usability.” In this article he provides screenshots and details about the language settings, phone and time and date,

http://iloveubuntu.net/ubuntu-convergeds-ubuntu-system-settings-received-numerous-new-features

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine #75

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

This month:

  • Ubuntu News
  • Command & Conquer

  • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Tasks, Command Line & Conky.

  • Graphics : Repairing Photos in GIMP, and Inkscape.
  • Review: OUYA Console

plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and soooo much more!

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-75/

Burning Circle Episode 123

“In this week's episode we talk about the most recent IRC meeting held while also mentioning the hostilities that took place against the Ubuntu Forums.”

http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/157

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E22 – I Still Know What You Did Last Ubuntu

Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are back in Studio A with ice-creams, tea and an interview in the twenty-second episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

In this week’s show:

  • An interview with Iain Farrell about the Ubuntu wallpaper selection process.
  • Sharing some Command Line Hate - Listen to the show to find out why you should never run "source ~/.bash_history."
  • A chat about going to see RMS, getting Lenovo support, getting Dell support and taking part in a science experiment.
  • And of course, your marvellous feedback.

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/07/25/s06e22-i-still-know-what-you-did-last-ubuntu/

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 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

Ubuntu 12.10 Updates

Ubuntu 13.04 Updates

Subscribe

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Archives

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Additional Ubuntu News

As always you can find more news and announcements at:

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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 Joseph
  • Paul White
  • Nathan Dyer
  • John Kim
  • Joel Braun
  • 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/get-involved

Feedback

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