Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 376 for the week July 21 - 27, 2014.

In This Issue

  • Finalized UOS Date: 12th - 14th November 2014
  • Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition now available!
  • Rick Spencer: The Community Team
  • Lubuntu Blog: Box for Qt
  • Michael Hall: Why do you contribute to open source?
  • Kubuntu: New Kubuntu Plasma 5 Flavour in Testing
  • Michael Hall: Who do you contribute to?
  • Unity8 & Mir status July 22, 2014

  • Canonical News
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Full Circle Issue #87
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04 and 14.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Finalized UOS Date: 12th - 14th November 2014

Daniel Holbach announces the finalized Ubuntu Online Summit dates. He highlights that this is not the usual Tuesday to Thursday summit, but instead a Wednesday to Friday one, to work-around Veterans Day in the United States.

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released

The Ubuntu Release Team announces the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. This includes many updates, and updated installation has been released.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (112261) +1007 over last week
  • Critical (175) +5 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (56079) +491 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

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Mikołaj Bartnicki (, Wilf (, Tim (, muru ( and Alaa Ali (

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at

LoCo News

Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour

MajB updates us on the first Ubuntu Hour held in Sierra Vista, at the Sierra Vista Public Library foyer.

The Planet

Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition now available!

Elizabeth K. Joseph tells us about her experience working to release the 8th edition of the Official Ubuntu Book, linking to where it can be obtained and the events she will be at, in case you want it to be signed.

Rick Spencer: The Community Team

Rick Spencer lets us know how the Canonical Community Team will now work. He states that the structure will now have one Community Team Manager, David Planella, as well as Community Managers, Michael Hall, Daniel Holbach and Nicholas Skaggs.

Lubuntu Blog: Box for Qt

Rafael Laguna updates us on the state of the development of Box for Qt. He mentions that downloads are not available yet.

Michael Hall: Why do you contribute to open source?

Michael Hall does a blog post about why are you contributing to open source, and why do people contribute to an specific project. He goes and does an in-depth analysis of both answers.

Kubuntu: New Kubuntu Plasma 5 Flavour in Testing

The Kubuntu team announces that a Kubuntu Plasma 5 flavour is now being tested.

Kubuntu contributors have also put up some articles about Plasma5 ISOs now rolling:

Michael Hall: Who do you contribute to?

Doing a follow-up of his last blog post, Michael Hall explains the different kinds of people one may find in an open-source project. He highlights that contributors want to be recognized, and, as such, states there are various types of people in a project.

Other Community News

Unity8 & Mir status July 22, 2014

Kevin Gunn updates us on the latest of Unity 8 and Mir.

Canonical News

Enterprise standards = prisoners of the mind?

Mark Baker writes about how Ubuntu and Canonical gets to fit the Enterprise standards, and how the cloud can fit their needs. He also presents the evolution of different systems around time.

Bringing fluid motion to browsing

Benjamin Keyser writes about how the Ubuntu Browser is designed and the elements that make it so user-friendly.

In The Blogosphere

Over 170 Primary Schools In Geneva Switched To Ubuntu For Classroom Teaching

Saurav Modak at The Mukt lets us know how over 170 primary and secondary schools in Geneva switched to Ubuntu for PCs used by teachers and students. This initiative started because the proprietary system they were using is no longer maintained, and it resulted easier for them to move to Ubuntu than to upgrade to a newer version of the system.

KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10

Michael Larabel at Phoronix writes a comparison between programs between the currently in development Ubuntu 14.10 and the same software, but virtualized in KVM using virt-manager.

Firefox 31 Arrives With New Tab Search Box and Malware Scanning

Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! updates on the latest Firefox release, Firefox 31. It includes a new search feature, as well as malware scanning for known malware.

In Other News

Full Circle Issue #87

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

This month:

  • Command & Conquer

  • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.

  • Graphics : Inkscape.
  • Book Review: Puppet
  • Security - TrueCrypt Alternatives

  • CryptoCurrency: Dualminer and dual-cgminer

  • Arduino

plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ubuntu Games, and Ubuntu Women.

Get it while it's hot!

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A 22 July 2014

Ubuntu Engineering Live! 23 July 2014

In this week’s Ubuntu Engineering Live! session, Oliver Ries provided updates from Unity 8 and Mir progress, discussed the new payments system in the dash, QtCompositor integration with Mir, and the new Push Notifications service.

We welcome Will Cooke back to Canonical as the new Desktop Team manager, and talked about some of the new package versions landing on the desktop, bug fixes and new features.

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E17 – The One with the Chicken Pox

We take a look at what’s been happening in the news:

  • UK Government standardises on Open Document Format for government documents…
  • Black Hat presentation on Tor cancelled suddenly…
  • Microsoft do some ‘right-sizing’ in their Nokia wing…
  • Ofcom find that most new broadband customers opt out of blocking naughty things…
  • Cross-party partnership taking the Government to court over the ‘emergency’ DRIP law…

This week, we have time for some gaming news from Tony:

  • Nvidia announce the Shield gaming tablet…

We also take a look at what’s been happening in the community:

  • 13.10 is no longer supported…
  • Ubuntu is now fully translated into British English…
  • Microsoft announce their convergence strategy so they’ll be more like Canonical…

And there’s an event:

  • OggCamp 2014 – 4th-5th October – Oxford, UK

  • Go take a look at the website for links to all the lovely OggCamp sponsors.

  • If you’d like to sponsor Oggcamp 2014, contact details are on the website.
  • There are a few discounted hotel rooms still available. See for details.

  • If you want to help out in any way, contact @oggcamp

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04 and 14.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019


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