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=== Welcome New Members and Developers ===

## Browse ubuntu-news-team list for announcements of new Ubuntu members.
## developers or PPU
## Forums and IRC also grant membership, where to look for those?
## Format: Results for the $foo Board Meeting DATE
## * Name (launchpad profile | wiki page)
=== BQ goes global with Ubuntu ===

Jordana Sherman announces the opening of BQ’s global store where anyone can now buy an Aquaris Ubuntu edition handset. Jordana writes: “We know (and BQ has acknowledged) that network frequency, and mobile operator, compatibility in some countries, such as the US, will limit some of the handset and OS functionality that European users are presently enjoying.” She continues by saying that Canonical stand committed to bringing the best Ubuntu phone to individual regions around the world.

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/10/bq-goes-global-with-ubuntu/

Several blog and news sites picked up on the story. These articles are amongst those that found by our editors from around the web:
 * BQ shipping worldwide, and black E4.5 and E5HD for India - http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2015/08/10/bq-shipping-worldwide-and-black-e4-5-and-e5hd-for-india/
 * Ubuntu phone on sale to world+dog ... but will it work on your network? -
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/11/ubuntu_phone_global_sales/
 * Ubuntu Phone Now Available Worldwide but You Still Won’t Want It - http://geardiary.com/2015/08/10/ubuntu-phone-now-available-worldwide-but-you-still-wont-want-it/
 * Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Now On Sale Globally - http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/11/canonicals-ubuntu-phones-now-on-sale-globally/
 * Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone launches globally, sans 4G or even 3G in US - http://www.zdnet.com/article/aquaris-e5-ubuntu-phone-launches-globally-sans-4g-or-even-3g-in-us/

=== Reintroducing the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase ===

Nathan Haines announces the reintroduction of the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase, an opportunity to show off high quality free culture content in Ubuntu, featuring submissions in three categories: wallpapers, video, and audio. He writes that the judges have yet to be selected, links to a wiki page where further information can be found, and confirms a submission deadline of September 15th, 2015 at 23:59 UTC. Nathan says that the winners will be featured in the Ubuntu 15.10 release in October!

http://nhaines.livejournal.com/68147.html
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== LoCo News ==

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## Keep and eye on the Planet, the LoCo Team Portal, and other
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## This section is for Ubuntu News from "The Planet" at http://planet.ubuntu.com/

== Other Community News ==

## This section is for Ubuntu News from elsewhere in the community:
## mailing lists, team blogs not on planet, etc
=== Kubuntu: Plasma 5.3.2 and Frameworks 5.12.0 Backported to Kubuntu 15.04 ===

The Kubuntu team reports that packages for the KDE desktop suite Plasma 5.3.2 & Frameworks 5.12.0 are available for Kubuntu 15.04. Clues to adding the needed ppa are provided, as well as to whom bugs (if discovered) should be reported to.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/plasma-532-and-frameworks-5120-backported-kubuntu-1504

=== Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Community Q&A ===

Daniel Holbach blogs that every Tuesday a Ubuntu Community Q&A session is held (15:00 UTC) at provided url, plus old sessions are available via youtube. Daniel writes that it’s a great way to get to know, and even ask questions to those within the inner circles of Ubuntu.

https://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2015/08/ubuntu-community-qa/

=== Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Pablo Rubianes ===

Svetlana Belkin writes that the Ubuntu Membership Board is responsible for approving new Ubuntu members, and subsequently makes interviews of members available so we can get to better know them. This time it’s Pablo Rubianes being interviewed.

http://senseopenness.com/membership-board-member-interviews-pablo-rubianes/

=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Adaptive page layouts made easy ===

Tim Peeters blogs about the AdaptivePageLayout component in Ubuntu.Components 1.3 (still under development; official release expected soon). He writes that it’ll help make it easier for app developers to write an app that can run on different form factors, without changes to code needed in order to support different screen sizes. Explanation is provided via example and source code.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/en/blog/2015/08/10/adaptive-page-layouts/

=== Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 15.08 with Scala support and a visual studio code hot fix community story ===

Didier Roche blogs about his day starting with discovering a problem caused by a Visual Studio Code page change. Exploring, he discovers that within 12 hours of the breakage bugs have been opened, and a new contributor has made a github pull request. This makes Didier’s day, and he releases a new Ubuntu Make 15.08. Didier also notes Igor Vuk has added Scale support. The new Ubuntu Make is available for 14.04LTS & 15.05 releases of Ubuntu.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Ubuntu-Make-15.08-with-Scala-support-and-a-visual-studio-code-hot-fix-community-story
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## This section largely draws from the news from http://insights.ubuntu.com/ and the
## Ubuntu Planet, news from our community, not 3rd party press/blogs
 * The Golden Ratio calculated to a record 2 trillion digits, on Ubuntu, in the Cloud! - http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2015/08/the-golden-ratio-calculated-to-record-2.html
 * How Netflix tunes Ubuntu on EC2 - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/11/how-netflix-tunes-ubuntu-on-ec2/
 * France Labs joins the Charm Partner Programme - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/13/france-labs-joins-the-charm-partner-programme/
 * 7iSolutions joins Charm Partner Programme - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/14/7isolutions-joins-charm-partner-programme/
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## Just like cloud, this section largely draws from the news from http://insights.ubuntu.com/
## and the Ubuntu Planet, news from our community, not 3rd party press/blogs
=== Ubuntu Phone India launch ===

Carla Sella of Ubuntu Insiders reveals fresh news on the launch of Ubuntu Phone devices in India. BQ will be launching the same two European devices; though precise launch date isn’t available as of 2015-Aug-10. Carla provides details that are known, including mention of a worldwide release though US radio restrictions may limit where it’ll work in the US.

http://carla-sella.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/ubuntu-phone-india-launch.html

=== Ubuntu (Touch) Week One Review ===

Svetlana Belkin blogs that Ubuntu was installed on a Nexus 4, which was then used for a week and the blog is the resultant review. Topics such as battery use, sound, bluetooth, and system stability are covered, and in summary she notes “I’m liking it and would never switch back”.

http://senseopenness.com/ubuntu-touch-week-one-review/
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== In The Press ==

## Things Ubuntu-specific are great, but general Linux goings-on are good to, to an extent.
## We don't need to replicate Digg & Slashdot, but certain things are of special interest.
## Just pulling one example from my memory, the story about Indiana schools piloting
## a classroom Linux deployment, a portion of which was Ubuntu, are good. Ubuntu
## release reviews are also common items in this section.
## For this and the next sections, see:
## https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/LinkSuggestions
=== Ubuntu One file syncing code Open Sourced ===

Martin Albisetti writes about the open sourcing of the biggest piece of Ubuntu One file syncing service code. The code released is the server side of what desktop clients connected to. This is also the code that received the most innovation & work as it faced scaling challenges, and was the basis from which other components were built upon. It is released under AGPLv3 license.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/10/ubuntu-one-file-syncing-code-open-sourced/

=== Ubuntu and LXD at ContainerCon 2015 ===

Dustin Kirkland writes that Canonical are delighted to sponsor ContainerCon 2015 which is being held in Seattle between August 17th and 19th. He recalls that last year the designs for LXD were publicly shared and says that those designs are now a reality, being available in all supported Ubuntu releases and Ubuntu 15.10 which is currently in development.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/12/ubuntu-and-lxd-at-containercon-2015/
=== Meet Mycroft: Open Source Artificial Intelligence Powered by Snappy ===

In a guest post from the the Mycroft team, they share that Mycroft AI is being powered by Ubuntu Snappy Core, which is aimed specifically at the Internet of Things. They write that by integrating with smart devices and using voice control for streaming servies and more, they aim to make a house smarter. It will make online services like YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, Spotify and others available using voice commands. The article concludes: “The Mycroft team believes that AI is too important to remain proprietary. If you believe that the future of AI should be open source you should consider backing them on Kickstarter.”

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/14/meet-mycroft-open-source-artificial-intelligence-powered-by-snappy/
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## In this section we want to highlight the blogs that are exceptionally well-written and in-depth.
## Blogs tend to make it easy for low-quality content, so be extra careful on what goes here.
## We should encourage bloggers to spread the word, so this section might be a good way to do so.

== In Other News ==

## Any news or links that don't fit neatly into other sections.
 * Ubuntu Phone To Soon Launch Within India: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Phone-India-Launch
 * Canonical Releases Ubuntu One File Syncing Code: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Opens-File-Syncing
 * Ubuntu Developers Want To Make It Easier To Run The Latest NVIDIA Drivers: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Better-Gaming-Drivers
 * Ubuntu Want To Make It Easier For You To Install The Latest Nvidia Linux Driver: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/08/ubuntu-easy-install-latest-nvidia-linux-drivers
 * Ubuntu Launches Its "Fresh" Proprietary Driver PPA: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Fresh-Driver-PPA
 * Workaround For Poor Ubuntu Phone Performance / Stuttering? "Touch The Screen A Lot": http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Stuttering-Touch-Screen
 * Second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Stable Version Now Ready for Raspberry Pi 2: http://news.softpedia.com/news/second-snappy-ubuntu-core-15-04-stable-version-now-ready-for-raspberry-pi-2-488820.shtml
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## Bullet-point list of articles that are more generic linux in nature  * GNOME Turns 18 Years Old Today - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GNOME-18-Today
 * At the desktop, it's still very much a Windows world, for now - http://www.zdnet.com/article/at-the-desktop-its-very-much-a-windows-world/
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## Ubuntu UK Podcast
## Full Circle Magazine Podcast
## At Home With Jono Bacon - Weekly Community QA on UStreamTV
## Lococast.net
=== Ubuntu Community Q&A - 11th August 2015 ===

Daniel Holbach is joined by David Callé for another regular Q&A session in which they answer questions put to them on IRC.

https://youtu.be/UbiuM9pF5a4

=== KDE Plasma 5.4 Beta on Kubuntu 15.10 Full Review 1080p ===

Marco Parillo posts a lengthy video showcasing the latest version of Plasma 5 which is now available for Kubuntu 15.10.

http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=379
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## * Kernel Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues.2C_21_February_2012
## * QA Team - February 15, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/QA/20120215
## * Desktop Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2012-02-21
## * Security Team - February 13, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20120213
## * Server Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20120221

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 430 for the week August 10 - 16, 2015.

In This Issue

General Community News

BQ goes global with Ubuntu

Jordana Sherman announces the opening of BQ’s global store where anyone can now buy an Aquaris Ubuntu edition handset. Jordana writes: “We know (and BQ has acknowledged) that network frequency, and mobile operator, compatibility in some countries, such as the US, will limit some of the handset and OS functionality that European users are presently enjoying.” She continues by saying that Canonical stand committed to bringing the best Ubuntu phone to individual regions around the world.

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/10/bq-goes-global-with-ubuntu/

Several blog and news sites picked up on the story. These articles are amongst those that found by our editors from around the web:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/11/ubuntu_phone_global_sales/

Reintroducing the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase

Nathan Haines announces the reintroduction of the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase, an opportunity to show off high quality free culture content in Ubuntu, featuring submissions in three categories: wallpapers, video, and audio. He writes that the judges have yet to be selected, links to a wiki page where further information can be found, and confirms a submission deadline of September 15th, 2015 at 23:59 UTC. Nathan says that the winners will be featured in the Ubuntu 15.10 release in October!

http://nhaines.livejournal.com/68147.html

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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

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

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

Kubuntu: Plasma 5.3.2 and Frameworks 5.12.0 Backported to Kubuntu 15.04

The Kubuntu team reports that packages for the KDE desktop suite Plasma 5.3.2 & Frameworks 5.12.0 are available for Kubuntu 15.04. Clues to adding the needed ppa are provided, as well as to whom bugs (if discovered) should be reported to.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/plasma-532-and-frameworks-5120-backported-kubuntu-1504

Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Community Q&A

Daniel Holbach blogs that every Tuesday a Ubuntu Community Q&A session is held (15:00 UTC) at provided url, plus old sessions are available via youtube. Daniel writes that it’s a great way to get to know, and even ask questions to those within the inner circles of Ubuntu.

https://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2015/08/ubuntu-community-qa/

Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Pablo Rubianes

Svetlana Belkin writes that the Ubuntu Membership Board is responsible for approving new Ubuntu members, and subsequently makes interviews of members available so we can get to better know them. This time it’s Pablo Rubianes being interviewed.

http://senseopenness.com/membership-board-member-interviews-pablo-rubianes/

Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Adaptive page layouts made easy

Tim Peeters blogs about the AdaptivePageLayout component in Ubuntu.Components 1.3 (still under development; official release expected soon). He writes that it’ll help make it easier for app developers to write an app that can run on different form factors, without changes to code needed in order to support different screen sizes. Explanation is provided via example and source code.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/en/blog/2015/08/10/adaptive-page-layouts/

Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 15.08 with Scala support and a visual studio code hot fix community story

Didier Roche blogs about his day starting with discovering a problem caused by a Visual Studio Code page change. Exploring, he discovers that within 12 hours of the breakage bugs have been opened, and a new contributor has made a github pull request. This makes Didier’s day, and he releases a new Ubuntu Make 15.08. Didier also notes Igor Vuk has added Scale support. The new Ubuntu Make is available for 14.04LTS & 15.05 releases of Ubuntu.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Ubuntu-Make-15.08-with-Scala-support-and-a-visual-studio-code-hot-fix-community-story

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

Ubuntu Phone India launch

Carla Sella of Ubuntu Insiders reveals fresh news on the launch of Ubuntu Phone devices in India. BQ will be launching the same two European devices; though precise launch date isn’t available as of 2015-Aug-10. Carla provides details that are known, including mention of a worldwide release though US radio restrictions may limit where it’ll work in the US.

http://carla-sella.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/ubuntu-phone-india-launch.html

Ubuntu (Touch) Week One Review

Svetlana Belkin blogs that Ubuntu was installed on a Nexus 4, which was then used for a week and the blog is the resultant review. Topics such as battery use, sound, bluetooth, and system stability are covered, and in summary she notes “I’m liking it and would never switch back”.

http://senseopenness.com/ubuntu-touch-week-one-review/

Canonical News

Ubuntu One file syncing code Open Sourced

Martin Albisetti writes about the open sourcing of the biggest piece of Ubuntu One file syncing service code. The code released is the server side of what desktop clients connected to. This is also the code that received the most innovation & work as it faced scaling challenges, and was the basis from which other components were built upon. It is released under AGPLv3 license.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/10/ubuntu-one-file-syncing-code-open-sourced/

Ubuntu and LXD at ContainerCon 2015

Dustin Kirkland writes that Canonical are delighted to sponsor ContainerCon 2015 which is being held in Seattle between August 17th and 19th. He recalls that last year the designs for LXD were publicly shared and says that those designs are now a reality, being available in all supported Ubuntu releases and Ubuntu 15.10 which is currently in development.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/12/ubuntu-and-lxd-at-containercon-2015/

Meet Mycroft: Open Source Artificial Intelligence Powered by Snappy

In a guest post from the the Mycroft team, they share that Mycroft AI is being powered by Ubuntu Snappy Core, which is aimed specifically at the Internet of Things. They write that by integrating with smart devices and using voice control for streaming servies and more, they aim to make a house smarter. It will make online services like YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, Spotify and others available using voice commands. The article concludes: “The Mycroft team believes that AI is too important to remain proprietary. If you believe that the future of AI should be open source you should consider backing them on Kickstarter.”

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/08/14/meet-mycroft-open-source-artificial-intelligence-powered-by-snappy/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Community Q&A - 11th August 2015

Daniel Holbach is joined by David Callé for another regular Q&A session in which they answer questions put to them on IRC.

https://youtu.be/UbiuM9pF5a4

KDE Plasma 5.4 Beta on Kubuntu 15.10 Full Review 1080p

Marco Parillo posts a lengthy video showcasing the latest version of Plasma 5 which is now available for Kubuntu 15.10.

http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=379

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 and 15.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

Ubuntu 15.04 Updates

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  • Chris Guiver
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