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The Ubuntu Myanmar Lo``Co Team was asked to give a lecture about Ubuntu. A few members of the Team went to provide two days of training. Surprisingly the Departments were still running Ubuntu 08.04 in fear that their applications only ran on that version. The Lo``Co Team helped them upgrade and fix their applications. Ko Ko Ye writes that the Ubuntu Myanmar Lo``Co Team was asked to give a lecture about Ubuntu and a few members of the Team prodided two days of training. Surprisingly the Departments were still running Ubuntu 08.04 in fear that their applications only ran on that version so the Lo``Co Team helped to upgrade and fix their applications.
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FLISoL is the largest Free Software event in Latin America with over 20 countries working together. The event has lectures, presentations and workshops. Jhosman writes about FLISoL, the largest Free Software event in Latin America with over 20 countries working together. The event has lectures, presentations and workshops.
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Sean Davis goes over how the Xubuntu Team is handling bug reports a little bit differently for the Wily cycle. He provides rules, tips, and some pictures to explain filing bugs. Sean Davis relates how the Xubuntu Team is handling bug reports a little bit differently for the Wily cycle. He provides rules, tips, and some pictures to explain the process of filing bugs.
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Some features and fixes landed in Unity 8, Mir and LXC this week. The long awaited full Shell rotation, proper handling of misbehaving applications. Kevin Gunn announces some features and fixes that have landed in Unity 8, Mir and LXC this week including the long awaited full Shell rotation, and proper handling of misbehaving applications.
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Some nice features landed in Ubuntu for Mobile with the newest OTA-4. MMS group-chat support, new welcome wizard, upgrade to Qt 5.4, new Ubuntu UI Toolkit 1.2. Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak informs us of some nice features that have landed in Ubuntu for Mobile with the newest OTA-4.The features include MMS group-chat support, a new welcome wizard, upgrade to Qt 5.4, and a new Ubuntu UI Toolkit 1.2.
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After the previous article about Grid Units the Design Team is covering the technical aspect. Basically the pixel count for each Grid Unit is decided by the OS relating to the screen size and density. Pierre Bertet writes that after the previous article about Grid Units the Design Team is covering the technical aspect. Basically the pixel count for each Grid Unit is decided by the OS relating to the screen size and density.
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Mellanox Tech is launching the worlds first 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet-based switch. Powering this switch is none other than is Snappy Ubuntu Core. Canonical advises that Mellanox Tech is launching the worlds first 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet-based switch. Powering this switch is none other than is Snappy Ubuntu Core.
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Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us that BQ and Canonical have announces that the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition has moved from pre-order to being available to buy. Marius says that pre-orders for the phone, which will only be available in counties that are part of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland, will probably be shipped by the end of June. Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us that BQ and Canonical have announced that the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition has moved from pre-order to being available to buy. Marius says that pre-orders for the phone, which will only be available in countries that are part of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland, will probably be shipped by the end of June.


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Vacant Developer Membership Board seat: Call for nominations
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
      1. Most Active Questions
      2. Top Voted New Questions
  4. LoCo News
    1. Department of Meteorology and Hydrology - Ubuntu Class
    2. Flisol Bogotá 2015 – Press Information
  5. LoCo Events
  6. The Planet
    1. Sean Davis: Bug Reporting in Xubuntu
    2. Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Walter Lapchynski
    3. Charles Profitt: Dell XPS 13 (9343) Developer Edition Review
    4. Rebasing Ubuntu on Android
  7. Other Community News
    1. Unity8, Mir & LXC for Xapps update June 18, 2015
  8. Ubuntu Cloud News
  9. Ubuntu Phone News
    1. OTA Update 4 for RTM
  10. Canonical News
    1. Canonical Design Team: The Grid System in detail
    2. World’s first 25/100 gigabit open ethernet-based switch launches
    3. Community team week 25 update
  11. In The Blogosphere
    1. Unity 8 Shell Rotation Finally Coming to Ubuntu Phone
    2. BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available for Purchase Without Pre-Order
    3. Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Now Uses the Full GNOME 3.16 Stack
  12. In Other News
  13. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Community Team Q&A - 16th June 2015
    2. Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – a quick look
    3. Kubuntu Podcast Show 1
    4. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E15 – The Touch of Satan
    5. Juju Office Hours - 18th June 2015
    6. Using An Ubuntu Phone
  14. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  15. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  16. Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 14.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 15.04 Updates
  17. Subscribe
  18. Archives
  19. Additional Ubuntu News
  20. Conclusion
  21. Credits
  22. Glossary of Terms
  23. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  24. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 422 for the week June 15 - 21, 2015.

In This Issue

General Community News

Vacant Developer Membership Board seat: Call for nominations

Micah Gersten appeals for nominations for a replacement member of the Developer Membership Board which is responsible for reviewing and approving new Ubuntu developers. He describes the voting process, advises the various deadlines involved, and asks that nominees add a short statement to their Wiki page so that others get a better idea of who they are voting for.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2015-June/001136.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (119226) +170 over last week
  • Critical (276) +6 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (59596) +184 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: A.B. (http://askubuntu.com/users/367165/a-b), Serg (http://askubuntu.com/users/295286/serg), luckyrumo (http://askubuntu.com/users/420144/luckyrumo), terdon (http://askubuntu.com/users/85695/terdon) and Fabby (http://askubuntu.com/users/344926/fabby)

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

LoCo News

Department of Meteorology and Hydrology - Ubuntu Class

Ko Ko Ye writes that the Ubuntu Myanmar LoCo Team was asked to give a lecture about Ubuntu and a few members of the Team prodided two days of training. Surprisingly the Departments were still running Ubuntu 08.04 in fear that their applications only ran on that version so the LoCo Team helped to upgrade and fix their applications.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2015-June/002245.html

Flisol Bogotá 2015 – Press Information

Jhosman writes about FLISoL, the largest Free Software event in Latin America with over 20 countries working together. The event has lectures, presentations and workshops.

http://jhosman.com/en/locoteams/flisol-bogota-2015-press-information/

LoCo Events

Want to learn whether there is an event upcoming in your area? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Planet

Sean Davis: Bug Reporting in Xubuntu

Sean Davis relates how the Xubuntu Team is handling bug reports a little bit differently for the Wily cycle. He provides rules, tips, and some pictures to explain the process of filing bugs.

https://smdavis.us/2015/06/18/bug-reporting-in-xubuntu/

Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Walter Lapchynski

Svetlana Belkin interviews Ubuntu Membership Board member Walter Lapchynski who talks about what he does for a career, how long he has been involved with Ubuntu, and some of the projects he's worked on over the years. Walter says he joined the board because he was curious about the governance of the Ubuntu community, and that part of his focus in Ubuntu today is encouraging more contributions.

http://senseopenness.com/membership-board-member-interviews-walter-lapchynski/

Charles Profitt: Dell XPS 13 (9343) Developer Edition Review

Charles Profitt recalls his experience in ordering and taking delivery of a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop. He says that although Ubuntu 14.04 was pre-installed he opted to install Ubuntu 15.04 and that everything he tested is working properly.

https://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/dell-xps-13-9343-developer-edition-review/

Charles followed up his post with another in which he compares the XPS 13 with the Lenovo X1 Carbon (2015) - https://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/dell-xps-13-9343-developer-edition-vs-lenovo-x1-carbon-2015/

Rebasing Ubuntu on Android

Jono Bacon explores the possibilities of what would happen if Ubuntu were to be rebased on Android.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2015/06/19/rebasing-ubuntu-on-android/

Other Community News

Unity8, Mir & LXC for Xapps update June 18, 2015

Kevin Gunn announces some features and fixes that have landed in Unity 8, Mir and LXC this week including the long awaited full Shell rotation, and proper handling of misbehaving applications.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/mir-devel/2015-June/001132.html

A Unity8-specific update was also provided by Michael Zanetti on June 19th: https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg13486.html

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

OTA Update 4 for RTM

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak informs us of some nice features that have landed in Ubuntu for Mobile with the newest OTA-4.The features include MMS group-chat support, a new welcome wizard, upgrade to Qt 5.4, and a new Ubuntu UI Toolkit 1.2.

https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg13291.html

Canonical News

Canonical Design Team: The Grid System in detail

Pierre Bertet writes that after the previous article about Grid Units the Design Team is covering the technical aspect. Basically the pixel count for each Grid Unit is decided by the OS relating to the screen size and density.

http://design.canonical.com/2015/06/the-grid-system-in-detail/

World’s first 25/100 gigabit open ethernet-based switch launches

Canonical advises that Mellanox Tech is launching the worlds first 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet-based switch. Powering this switch is none other than is Snappy Ubuntu Core.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/06/18/worlds-first-25100-gigabit-open-ethernet-based-switch-launches/

Community team week 25 update

David Planella provides an update on the Ubuntu Community Team work items.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-community-team/2015-June/000624.html

In The Blogosphere

Unity 8 Shell Rotation Finally Coming to Ubuntu Phone

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! comments on rotation being worked on for Ubuntu Phone. He provides some screenshots and insights on when to expect the feature.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/unity-8-shell-rotation-finally-coming-to-ubuntu-phone

BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available for Purchase Without Pre-Order

Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us that BQ and Canonical have announced that the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition has moved from pre-order to being available to buy. Marius says that pre-orders for the phone, which will only be available in countries that are part of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland, will probably be shipped by the end of June.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/BQ-Aquaris-E5-HD-Ubuntu-Edition-Is-Now-Available-for-Purchase-Without-Pre-Order-484639.shtml

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Now Uses the Full GNOME 3.16 Stack

Marius Nestor of Softpedia updates us on the 15.10 release, which is now using the full GNOME 3.16 stack.

http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/Ubuntu-15-10-Wily-Werewolf-Now-Uses-the-Full-GNOME-3-16-Stack-484808.shtml

In Other News

Community Team Q&A - 16th June 2015

Alan Pope is joined by Michael Hall for another regular weekly Q&A session held by Canonical’s Community Team. This week, Michael reports on the recent SouthEast LinuxFest which was held in Florida, USA, and as usual they answer viewers' question which are put to them on IRC

https://youtu.be/JvDbi5h5RF4

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – a quick look

Ronnie Tucker of Full Circle Magazine takes a quick look at the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phone from first switch on through applying updates and rebooting.

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2015/06/17/meizu-mx4-ubuntu-edition-a-quick-look/

Kubuntu Podcast Show 1

Rick Timmis, Aaron Honeycutt and Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan present the first in a regular series of podcasts by the Kubuntu team.

http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=330

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E15 – The Touch of Satan

It’s Episode Fifteen of Season Eight of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen, and Martin Wimpress are all together again and speaking to your brain.

  • In this week’s show:
    • We look at what’s been going on in the news:
    • Apple announces Swift will be open source by the end of the year…
    • Microsoft have finally made their Raspberry Pi 2 image available…
    • If you’re in the EU, Norway, or Switzerland, you can now pre-order the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition phone from BQ’s website…
    • Rumour that Microsoft is working with partners to bring cheaper devices to the market
    • Guy accused of copyright infringement for reporting his mobile phone operator is inserting JavaScript into browser sessions…

    • SourceForge explain their Past, Present and Future and how they are working to Maintain the Integrity of their Open Source backbone…. Looking for alternatives?

    • LastPass security breach; change your master password.

  • We also take a look at what’s been going on in the community:
    • A review of the new Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu Edition laptop…
    • Mark S proposes a way to avoid conflicts of interest on the Community Council in future…
    • Try out Unity 8 in a container…
    • Reddit discussion about using Ubuntu Phone as sole phone…
    • Win a Meizu MX4 if you’re a developer with a track record…deadline 1st July…
    • Flavour developers needed for milestone prep…

That’s all for this week, please send your comments and suggestions to: show@ubuntupodcast.org

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2015/06/19/s08e15-the-touch-of-satan/

Juju Office Hours - 18th June 2015

Jorge Castro is joined by Charles Butler, Cory Johns, Marco Ceppi, Matt Bruzek and Tim Penhey for another regular Ubuntu-On-Air session in which updates from their respective teams are presented.

https://youtu.be/ALt4zsAMy90

Using An Ubuntu Phone

Ronnie Tucker, for Full Circle Magazine, shows us with the aid of a video, how to use an Ubuntu phone. He looks at adding apps to the launcher, adding social media accounts, and navigating through the scopes.

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2015/06/21/using-an-ubuntu-phone/

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 12.04, 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 14.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2015

Ubuntu 15.04 Updates

End of Life - January 2016

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Archives

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Additional Ubuntu News

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Conclusion

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Credits

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Glossary of Terms

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Ubuntu - Get Involved

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