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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 373 for the week June 16 - 22, 2014.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaches End of Life on July 17 2014

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, Adam Conrad reminded that Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is reaching end of life on July 17. Also informed that the upgrade path is via 14.04 LTS (url to instructions and caveats included).

Welcome New Members and Developers

“At the 18th June 1200 UTC Membership meeting we welcomed a new Member to official Ubuntu Membership!

Charles Butler ( |

Charles is a Pittsburgh transplant that has been an active Ubuntu user since the Feisty Fawn days. Charles has had a great time traversing the community, technology, and contributing in small ways all around the Ubuntu sphere. Charles has been an active Ask Ubuntu User since 2011 and is an active Juju Charmer. His contributions to the the Juju Charm Ecosystem include IRC support, sponsoring community members to contribute to Juju, writing documentation and actively maintaining 3 charms (Rails, PaperTrail & DNS).

Congratulations to Charles!”

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

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

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LoCo News

Colorado Ubuntu Team: Operation 'Spread Ubuntu' is Underway!

Emma Marshall of the Ubuntu Colorado team reports on recent progress of the team following a recent team meeting. Most notably, they’ve finalized and shared a handout to give away with the Ubuntu disks they are sharing in various cities around Colorado.

Ubuntu Cloud News

How we scaled OpenStack to launch 168,000 cloud instances

James Page shares the hardware and software details of a recent launch of 168,000 cloud instances of CirrOS using MaaS, Juju and OpenStack. In the post he talks about challenges and solutions and walks through the commands and shares screenshots of how the deployment was finally accomplished successfully.

Deploying OpenStack with just two machines. The MaaS and Juju way.

Marco Ceppi shares instructions for how to deploy OpenStack on a pair of machines using a configured MaaS and Juju setup.

EBS-SSD Boot AMIs For Ubuntu On Amazon EC2

Eric Hammond writes about the availability of Ubuntu AMIs with EBS-SSD boot volumes on Amazon from Canonical and writes that there are now 561 Ubuntu AMIs actively supported by Canonical today.

The Planet

Other Community News

Canonical News

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Monthly Team Reports: May 2014

See here for the team report for May 2014:

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

Ubuntu 13.10 Updates

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates


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