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Rafael Laguna tells us that the wallpaper contest for Lubuntu’s upcoming Trusty Tahr release is in full swing, check out the rules and vote for your favorite wallpaper today! Rafael Laguna tells us that the wallpaper contest for Lubuntu’s upcoming Trusty Tahr release is in full swing. Check out the rules and vote for your favorite wallpaper today!
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Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit Mar 11-13th
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
      1. Most Active Questions
      2. Top Voted New Questions
  4. The Planet
    1. Lubuntu Blog: [Poll] Community wallpaper contest
    2. Nicholas Skaggs: A simple look at testing within ubuntu
    3. Mark Shuttleworth: #11 – Ubuntu is the #1 platform for production OpenStack deployments
    4. Jonathan Riddell: New Blue Systems Office Edinburgh
    5. Harald Sitter: Kubuntu Testing and You
    6. Ubuntu GNOME: [Results] Community Wallpaper Contest for Trusty Tahr
    7. Lubuntu Blog: Ubuntu community survey 2014
    8. Nicholas Skaggs: Keeping ubuntu healthy: Manual Image Testing
    9. Ubuntu GNOME: LTS Proposal
    10. Mark Shuttleworth: The very best edge of all
  5. Canonical News
    1. Thanks for all your submissions!
    2. Loving the bottom edge
  6. In The Press
    1. Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr'
  7. In The Blogosphere
    1. From Mars Missions to Robotics Competitions: Latest ‘Ubuntu in the Wild’
    2. 7 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Improvements You’re Going to Love
    3. Chromium browser successfully ported to Ubuntu's Mir display server
    4. Totally Legal Computer
  8. Other Articles of Interest
  9. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 5 Mar 2014
    2. Jono Bacon Q&A - 7th March 2014
  10. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  11. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  12. Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 12.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 13.10 Updates
  13. Subscribe
  14. Archives
  15. Additional Ubuntu News
  16. Conclusion
  17. Credits
  18. Glossary of Terms
  19. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  20. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 358 for the week March 3- 9, 2014.

In This Issue

General Community News

Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit Mar 11-13th

Jono Bacon reminds the community that the next Ubuntu Developer Summit will be taking place between Tuesday, March 11th and Thursday, March 13th. Jono also highlights a session on Wednesday at 19:00 UTC which will focus on how the summit can better serve the community.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/03/06/ubuntu-developer-summit-next-week/

Learn more about UDS and how to participate at http://uds.ubuntu.com/ and check out the full schedule for the summit at: http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-1403/

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (107091) -1198 over last week
  • Critical (180) +9 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (52856) -164 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: terdon (http://askubuntu.com/users/85695/terdon), Avinash Raj (http://askubuntu.com/users/202806/avinash-raj), nux (http://askubuntu.com/users/230052/nux), Radu Rădeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu) and Morgan Blackthorne (http://askubuntu.com/users/81964/morgan-blackthorne)

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

The Planet

Lubuntu Blog: [Poll] Community wallpaper contest

Rafael Laguna tells us that the wallpaper contest for Lubuntu’s upcoming Trusty Tahr release is in full swing. Check out the rules and vote for your favorite wallpaper today!

http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014/03/poll-community-wallpaper-contest.html

Nicholas Skaggs: A simple look at testing within ubuntu

Nicholas Skaggs explains Continuous Integration testing simply - what it means, what the CI dashboard does, and how you can help.

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2014/03/a-simple-look-at-testing-within-ubuntu.html

Mark Shuttleworth: #11 – Ubuntu is the #1 platform for production OpenStack deployments

Mark Shuttleworth discusses the importance of OpenStack cloud deployments and Ubuntu. He also explains how the OpenStack release cycle co-ordinates with Ubuntu’s, and the relationships between Canonical, OpenStack, HP, Dell and other cloud vendors which continue to be built and expanded.

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1322

Jonathan Riddell: New Blue Systems Office Edinburgh

Jonathan Riddell reports on the new Blue Systems office in Edinburgh which he says is “the most beautiful city in the world.”

http://blogs.kde.org/2014/03/05/new-blue-systems-office-edinburgh

Harald Sitter: Kubuntu Testing and You

Harald Sitter explains the new test cases which every user can run and report on in the new Beta 1 release of Kubuntu 14.04. Tests include core functionality such as instant messaging and playing MP3 files.

http://apachelog.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/kubuntu-testing-and-you/

Ubuntu GNOME: [Results] Community Wallpaper Contest for Trusty Tahr

Ali Linx announces the end of the Community Wallpaper Contest for the [Ubuntu GNOME] Trusty Tahr Cycle and provides links to the ten winning entries.

http://ubuntugnome.org/results-community-wallpaper-contest/

Lubuntu Blog: Ubuntu community survey 2014

Rafael Laguna tells us that the Ubuntu Community Survey for 2014 has been released - a quick (2 minute) survey which all users are encouraged to take. Results will help the entire community of Ubuntu flavors to ensure they are secure, stable and beautiful.

http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014/03/ubuntu-community-survey-2014.html

Nicholas Skaggs: Keeping ubuntu healthy: Manual Image Testing

Nicholas Skaggs reports on the importance of manual image testing. Users are encouraged to run the development version of Ubuntu and report all bugs, and to try out the phablet version on supported devices.

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2014/03/keeping-ubuntu-healthy-manual-image.html

Ubuntu GNOME: LTS Proposal

Ali Linx informs us that the Ubuntu GNOME Team has submitted a proposal to the Ubuntu Technical Board Team for their 14.04 cycle to become an LTS release. Ali links to a wiki page which explains what that will mean for the release and reminds us that the team will definitely need "more active contributors and manpower."

http://ubuntugnome.org/lts-proposal/

Mark Shuttleworth: The very best edge of all

Mark Shuttleworth refers his readers to the Design Team’s "Loving the bottom edge" article, referring to it as "the most important bit of design guidance for your Ubuntu mobile app." Mark writes about the discussions on who should own the bottom edge, the system or the app developer, and concludes "it’s the fastest, grooviest gesture in the book, and it’s all yours on Ubuntu."

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1328

Canonical News

Thanks for all your submissions!

Ian Farrell tells us that submissions for 14.04’s wallpaper contest are over and a select group will now decide which will be included in Trusty Tahr. All images are available on the Flickr site for your viewing pleasure.

http://design.canonical.com/2014/03/thanks-for-all-your-submissions/

Loving the bottom edge

Daniel Oliver explains the importance of ‘the bottom edge’ in designing apps for Ubuntu phones. Key aspects of design to keep in mind are discussed including the ability to reverse the action, prioritizing what’s really important, and the “hint, reveal, commit” pattern which is being stressed.

http://design.canonical.com/2014/03/loving-the-bottom-edge/

In The Press

Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr'

Katherine Noyes of PC World reports on the release of 14.04 Trusty Tahr’s first Beta 1 releases including Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2105981/ubuntu-14-04-beta-1-offers-a-sneak-peek-at-trusty-tahr.html

In The Blogosphere

From Mars Missions to Robotics Competitions: Latest ‘Ubuntu in the Wild’

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports on the latest sightings of Ubuntu ‘in the wild’. Ubuntu can be seen in use on the Mars One project, in Google’s new ‘Project Tango’, and in the development of a DARPA-funded robotics competition.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/ubuntu-in-the-wild-now-ubuntu-is-the-norm

7 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Improvements You’re Going to Love

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about seven long requested features that have finally been added to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The seven features are: a smaller Unity launcher, raising the volume beyond 100%, locally integrated menus, full menus, anti-aliased windows, a faster lock screen shortcut, and live window resizing.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/7-ubuntu-14-04-lts-improvements-youll-love

Chromium browser successfully ported to Ubuntu's Mir display server

Brian Fagioli of BetaNews reports on the successful port of Chromium to Mir.

http://betanews.com/2014/03/04/chromium-browser-succesfully-ported-to-ubuntus-mir-display-server/

Talat Ahmed of Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper explains free software to the masses, using XKCD other comics, as well as information on how/where to download and install Ubuntu and included applications.

http://www.thedailystar.net/totally-legal-computer-14022

Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 5 Mar 2014

Michael Hall presents another Ubuntu Engineering Live! update with input from Jorge Castro.

http://youtu.be/siEpM1j4lLM

Jono Bacon Q&A - 7th March 2014

Jono Bacon presents another of his regular weekly Ubuntu on Air! Q&A sessions.

http://youtu.be/kcJuIc8cviQ

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 13.10

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 13.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2014

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Conclusion

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Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
  • Paul White
  • Emily Gonyer
  • Jim Connett
  • 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://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/

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