Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 360 for the week March 17 - 23, 2014.
In This Issue
- Ubuntu Stats
Bringing Ubuntu App Dev Schools to YOUR LoCo
- App Dev School in Lima!
Ubucon LatinAmerica is coming!
- Kubuntu: Ladies Polo Shirts Now in Kubuntu Merchandise Shop
- Mark Shuttleworth: ACPI, firmware and your security
- Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Apps in China
- Timo Jyrinki: Qt 5.2.1 in Ubuntu
- Ubuntu Open Week for Trusty: Call for Instructors
- Ubuntu GNOME: It is Official, Ubuntu GNOME got the LTS Status
- Michael Hall: First steps towards a converged email client for Ubuntu
- Alan Pope: Running Core Apps on the Desktop
- March 2014 Core Apps Hack Days!
- Canonical News
- In The Press
- In The Blogosphere
- Other Articles of Interest
- Featured Audio and Video
- Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10
- And much more!
- Open (107074) +139 over last week
- Critical (190) +17 over last week
- Unconfirmed (52931) +73 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
help to build this expression using Sed http://askubuntu.com/questions/438383/help-to-build-this-expression-using-sed
Problem in installing Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit http://askubuntu.com/questions/438364/problem-in-installing-ubuntu-12-04-64-bit
How to make a permanent configuration to eth1 http://askubuntu.com/questions/230568/how-to-make-a-permanent-configuration-to-eth1
alarm clock music problem http://askubuntu.com/questions/438331/alarm-clock-music-problem
How to grab a youtube channel http://askubuntu.com/questions/438376/how-to-grab-a-youtube-channel
Top Voted New Questions
I can read from /dev/null; how to fix it? http://askubuntu.com/questions/435887/
encrypting text editor http://askubuntu.com/questions/436851/
How to check my niceness? http://askubuntu.com/questions/437229/
Why is moving directories to /dev/null dangerous? http://askubuntu.com/questions/435866/
What does the question mark in terminal command mean? http://askubuntu.com/questions/435900/
People contributing the best questions and answers this week: Radu Rădeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu), MrVaykadji (http://askubuntu.com/users/176689/mrvaykadji), terdon (http://askubuntu.com/users/85695/terdon), Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli) and Takkat (http://askubuntu.com/users/3940/takkat)
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
Bringing Ubuntu App Dev Schools to YOUR LoCo
Daniel Holbach writes about Ubuntu App Dev Schools where participants receive training on how to develop applications for Ubuntu. To reach this goal, over the next few weeks they will be developing materials that they hope LoCos will be able to use for upcoming events. They need volunteers to make this happen.
App Dev School in Lima!
José Antonio Rey reports on the Ubuntu Peru LoCo Team’s first Ubuntu App Dev School which was held on January 25th. He shares some photographs of the event with us after describing what happened that day.
Ubucon LatinAmerica is coming!
Sergio Meneses informs us that UbuConLA is an international event held in a different part of Latin America each year. He identifies Cartagena, Colombia as the location of this year's venue, shares the objectives of the event, and links to various sites from where more information can be obtained.
Kubuntu: Ladies Polo Shirts Now in Kubuntu Merchandise Shop
The Kubuntu Team write “The Kubuntu Merchandise shop which sells a range of classy polo shirts has been restocked. By popular request it now features a range of ladies fit polo shirts.” They show us an example of the shirts and link to the site from where they can be ordered.
Mark Shuttleworth: ACPI, firmware and your security
Mark Shuttleworth writes about some of the current security concerns around hardware (specifically its firmware) and how recent innovations can change the landscape for these concerns.
Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Apps in China
Daniel Holbach shares excitement over new features that have come to the Apps Software Development Kit (SDK) and improvements in documentation, both of which he believes are making it easier for developers to contribute. Daniel then tells us that a new category will be added to the Ubuntu App Showdown specifically for Chinese Apps which they hope will be a starting point other activities.
Timo Jyrinki: Qt 5.2.1 in Ubuntu
Timo Jyrinki announces the recent landing of Qt 5.2.1 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, writing that the “new Qt brings performance and features to base future work on, and is a solid base for the future of Ubuntu.” He goes on to explain some of the work that went in to this, some of the obstacles that they faced and reflects on the future and Qt 5.3.
Ubuntu Open Week for Trusty: Call for Instructors
José Antonio Rey of the Ubuntu Classroom team issues a call for instructors for the Ubuntu Open Week for 14.04 coming up on April 22-24th. José writes “The Ubuntu Open Week is a series of classroom sessions which will guide many people in their way for contributing to the Ubuntu community. For this, we need actual Ubuntu contributors from different teams to help us run one-hour sessions, explaining what you do on the team you currently work on, as well as how to get started working on the team.”
Ubuntu GNOME: It is Official, Ubuntu GNOME got the LTS Status
Ali Linx of the Ubuntu GNOME team writes about the process the team went through on their path to gaining LTS status for the 14.04 release and announces that they will be officially supporting this release for three years.
Michael Hall: First steps towards a converged email client for Ubuntu
Michael Hall shares progress on a native mail client for Ubuntu that will span mobile and desktop. Work on this client began from work by the Trojitá project. Michael writes: “Trojitá provides a fast, light email client built with Qt, which made it ideal for using with Ubuntu. And yesterday, the first of that work was accepted into upstream, you can now build an Ubuntu Components front end to Trojitá.”
Alan Pope: Running Core Apps on the Desktop
Alan Pope shares instructions for how developers and those interested in testing can install the daily builds of the Ubuntu mobile device core applications on their desktop in order to contribute without owning a device.
Other Community News
March 2014 Core Apps Hack Days!
Alan Pope announces Core Apps Hack Days coming up March 25th through 27th from 09:00 - 21:00U UTC. Alan writes: “This time we’re concentrating our focus on 6 main apps, but we welcome new contributions to all the core apps. We’re identifying all the bite-size bugs which would be ideal for new developers, and we have some more chunky work for more experienced developers looking for more of a challenge. Getting involved is really easy and it’s fun and friendly.”
Making ubuntu.com responsive
Inayaili de Léon Persson commences a 14 part series documenting the process of converting ubuntu.com into a responsive site. She shares the journey that the Design Team have taken and some lessons that they learned along the way.
Juju Bundles and Quickstart: create an entire cloud environment in seconds
Sally Radwan announces “two new features for DevOps seeking ever faster and easier ways of deploying scalable infrastructure. The first are Juju Charm bundles that allow you to deploy an entire cloud environment with one click. Secondly we are announcing Quickstart which spins up an entire Juju environment and deploys the necessary services to run Juju, all with one command.”
Q&A on OpenStack + VMware
Sally Radwan shares some follow-up questions from a recent webinar on "Architecting OpenStack in your enterprise" together with Gigaom, including monitoring of network traffic, IPv6 support, and enterprise deployment.
In The Press
OpenStack's top operating system: Ubuntu Linux
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet reflects upon the results from the recent OpenStack User Survey and a blog post from Mark Shuttleworth where he finds that Ubuntu is the most popular OpenStack operating system. Steven digs into some of the reasons for this and concludes by remarking upon the ecosystem saying, “Red Hat also wants to be OpenStack commercial users' operating system of choice. SUSE is also building its cloud plans around OpenStack.”
In The Blogosphere
Minimize On Click For Unity Launcher Available In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr - http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/minimize-on-click-for-unity-launcher.html
Ubuntu Now Runs Well On The MacBook Air, Beats OS X In Graphics - http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20031
KDE 4.13 Makes It Into Kubuntu 14.04 LTS - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTYzNzA
Big Smartphone Brands ‘Looking Seriously’ at Ubuntu, Says Shuttleworth - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/big-smartphone-brands-looking-seriously-ubuntu-phones
First Ubuntu Tablets To Launch This Autumn - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/ubuntu-tablets-coming-year
Unity 8 Mir Compositor Demo Shows Slick Progress Afoot - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/demo-unity8-mir-compositor
Other Articles of Interest
Debian Project News - March 17th, 2013 - http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/05/
Features To Find Right Now In Mesa 10.2-devel - http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzNzQ
GOG.com will support Linux soon, more than 100 games for Linux are getting readied! - http://www.techdrivein.com/2014/03/gogcom-will-support-linux-soon-more-than-100-games-coming.html
Featured Audio and Video
Ubuntu Engineering Live!: 19th March 2014
Michael Hall introduces another session in the Ubuntu Engineering Live! series which includes an update on core apps by Alan Pope.
LoCo Teams Update: 22nd March 2014
José Antonio Rey is joined by Nathan Haines, Pablo Rubianes and Philip Ballew in the first of a regular series entitled “LoCo Teams Update.”
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Kernel Team - March 18, 2014 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2014-03-18
Security Team - March 17, 2014 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20140317
Server Team - February 18, 2014 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20140218
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
[USN-2148-1] FreeType vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2014-March/002442.html
[USN-2149-1] librsvg vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2014-March/002443.html
[USN-2149-2] GTK+ update - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2014-March/002444.html
[USN-2150-1] Firefox vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2014-March/002445.html
[USN-2151-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2014-March/002446.html
Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
End of Life - April 2015 (Server)
Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
librsvg 2.36.1-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021499.html
gtk+3.0 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021500.html
librsvg 2.36.1-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021501.html
gtk+3.0 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021502.html
update-manager 1:0.156.14.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021503.html
chromium-browser 33.0.1750.152-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~pkg879.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021504.html
chromium-browser 33.0.1750.152-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~pkg879.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021505.html
firefox 28.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021506.html
firefox 28.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021507.html
qt4-x11 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021508.html
libvirt 0.9.8-2ubuntu17.18 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021509.html
netcf 0.1.9-2ubuntu3.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021510.html
cloud-init 0.6.3-0ubuntu1.11 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021511.html
cloud-init 0.6.3-0ubuntu1.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021512.html
walinuxagent 1.3.2-0ubuntu4~12.04.6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021513.html
thunderbird 1:24.4.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021514.html
thunderbird 1:24.4.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021515.html
postgresql-9.1 9.1.13-0ubuntu0.12.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021516.html
udev 175-0ubuntu9.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2014-March/021517.html
End of Life - April 2017
Ubuntu 12.10 Updates
librsvg 2.36.3-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015009.html
gtk+3.0 3.6.0-0ubuntu3.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015010.html
librsvg 2.36.3-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015011.html
gtk+3.0 3.6.0-0ubuntu3.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015012.html
chromium-browser 33.0.1750.152-0ubuntu0.12.10.1~pkg895.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015013.html
chromium-browser 33.0.1750.152-0ubuntu0.12.10.1~pkg895.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015014.html
firefox 28.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015015.html
firefox 28.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015016.html
linux-lowlatency 3.5.0-48.49 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015017.html
linux-meta-lowlatency 188.8.131.52.44 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015018.html
qt4-x11 4:4.8.3+dfsg-0ubuntu3.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015019.html
thunderbird 1:24.4.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015020.html
thunderbird 1:24.4.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015021.html
postgresql-9.1 9.1.13-0ubuntu0.12.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015022.html
udev 175-0ubuntu13.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/quantal-changes/2014-March/015023.html
End of Life - April 2014
Ubuntu 13.10 Updates
freetype 2.4.12-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013535.html
librsvg 2.36.4-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013536.html
freetype 2.4.12-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013538.html
librsvg 2.36.4-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013537.html
chromium-browser 33.0.1750.152-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~pkg984.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013539.html
chromium-browser 33.0.1750.152-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~pkg984.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013540.html
firefox 28.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013541.html
firefox 28.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013542.html
linux-lowlatency 3.11.0-19.13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013543.html
linux-meta-lowlatency 184.108.40.206.9 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013544.html
qt4-x11 4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu18.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013545.html
nginx 1.4.1-3ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013546.html
nginx 1.4.1-3ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013547.html
cloud-init 0.7.3-0ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013548.html
walinuxagent 1.3.2-0ubuntu6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013549.html
thunderbird 1:24.4.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013550.html
thunderbird 1:24.4.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013551.html
seabios 1.7.3-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013552.html
postgresql-9.1 9.1.13-0ubuntu0.13.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013553.html
systemd 204-0ubuntu19.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/saucy-changes/2014-March/013554.html
End of Life - July 2014
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