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## Bug stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at:
## Note: "Unconfirmed" number comes from "New" number
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).

    * Open (#) +/- # over last week
    * Critical (#) +/- # over last week
    * Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
    * Open (118774) +38 over last week
    * Critical (283) -13 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (59227) +47 over last week
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## AUTOMATIC (preferred method, more stats!)
## Run: ./askubuntu/
## MANUAL: Go to and click on "WEEK" to get the
## top questions of the week
==== Most Active Questions ====

 * Restore man user
 * Copy/paste from “Sorry, the application XXX has stopped unexpectedly”
 * Which command should i use to open an mp3 file?
 * Is it safe to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7? [closed]
 * Script for “extracting” subfolders into parent folder

==== Top Voted New Questions ====

 * Restore man user
 * Copy/paste from "Sorry, the application XXX has stopped unexpectedly"
 * Why is package 'xul-ext-ubufox' is required to install the Firefox package?
 * Why do I need the x permission to cd into a directory?
 * Script for "extracting" subfolders into parent folder

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Liso (, fossfreedom (, Pilot6 (, Giri ( and Ron (
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## Run security-and-updates/ YEAR MONTH  * [USN-2702-1] Firefox vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-2702-2] Ubufox update -
 * [USN-2710-1] OpenSSH vulnerabilities -
 * [USN-2709-1] pollinate update -
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## Run security-and-updates/ YEAR MONTH precise
## End of Life - April 2017
 * cloud-init 0.6.3-0ubuntu1.18 -
 * adobe-flashplugin 1:20150811.1-0precise1 -
 * adobe-flashplugin 1:20150811.1-0precise1 -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * firefox 40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
 * ubufox 3.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
 * firefox 40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
 * ubufox 3.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
 * walinuxagent 2.0.14-0ubuntu1~12.04.0 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.12.04 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.12.04 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.12.04 -
 * linux-lts-trusty 3.13.0-62.102~precise1 -
 * linux-lts-trusty_3.13.0-62.102~precise1_amd64.tar.gz - -
 * linux-signed-lts-trusty 3.13.0-62.102~precise1 -
 * openssh 1:5.9p1-5ubuntu1.6 -
 * openssh 1:5.9p1-5ubuntu1.6 -

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## Run security-and-updates/ YEAR MONTH trusty
## End of Life - April 2019
 * cloud-init 0.7.5-0ubuntu1.7 -
 * adobe-flashplugin 1:20150811.1-0trusty1 -
 * adobe-flashplugin 1:20150811.1-0trusty1 -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * firefox 40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
 * ubufox 3.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
 * firefox 40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
 * ubufox 3.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
 * vnc4 4.1.1+xorg4.3.0-37ubuntu5.0.2 -
 * vnc4 4.1.1+xorg4.3.0-37ubuntu5.0.2 -
 * linux-firmware 1.127.15 -
 * linux-firmware 1.127.15 -
 * libvpd 2.2.4-0ubuntu2~14.04 -
 * libservicelog 1.1.15-0ubuntu2~14.04 -
 * lsvpd 1.7.5-0ubuntu2~14.04 -
 * thermald 1.4.3-3~14.04.1 -
 * qemu 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.16 -
 * servicelog 1.1.12-0ubuntu1.14.04.1 -
 * ppc64-diag 2.6.9-0ubuntu1~14.04 -
 * apparmor 2.8.95~2430-0ubuntu5.3 -
 * linux 3.13.0-62.102 -
 * linux_3.13.0-62.102_amd64.tar.gz - -
 * linux-signed 3.13.0-62.102 -
 * linux-signed 3.13.0-62.102 -
 * linux-lts-utopic 3.16.0-46.62~14.04.1 -
 * linux-lts-utopic_3.16.0-46.62~14.04.1_amd64.tar.gz - -
 * linux-signed-lts-utopic 3.16.0-46.62~14.04.1 -
 * xen 4.4.2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
 * walinuxagent 2.0.14-0ubuntu1~14.04.0 -
 * ifenslave 2.4ubuntu1.1 -
 * ceph 0.80.10-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
 * python-amqp 1.3.3-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * partman-base 172ubuntu1.2 -
 * apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.12 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.14.04 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.14.04 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.14.04 -
 * gnome-do 0.9-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * usbredir 0.6-2ubuntu1.1 -
 * gnuradio -
 * mdadm 3.2.5-5ubuntu4.2 -
 * linux-lts-vivid 3.19.0-26.28~14.04.1 -
 * linux-lts-vivid_3.19.0-26.28~14.04.1_amd64.tar.gz - -
 * linux-signed-lts-vivid 3.19.0-26.28~14.04.1 -
 * crash 7.0.3-3ubuntu4.3 -
 * automysqlbackup 2.6+debian.3-1ubuntu1 -
 * ipmitool 1.8.13-1ubuntu0.3 -
 * php5 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.12 -
 * samba 2:4.1.6+dfsg-1ubuntu2.14.04.9 -
 * pollinate 4.7-0ubuntu1.3 -
 * pollinate 4.7-0ubuntu1.3 -
 * openssh 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.2 -
 * openssh 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.2 -
 * linux-keystone 3.13.0-35.55 -

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## Run security-and-updates/ YEAR MONTH vivid
## End of Life - January 2016
 * heat 2015.1.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * cloud-init 0.7.7~bzr1091-0ubuntu4 -
 * horizon 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * keystone 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * nova 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * neutron-fwaas 2015.1.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * neutron-lbaas 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * neutron-vpnaas 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu1 -
 * glance 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu2 -
 * cinder 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu2 -
 * ceilometer 2015.1.1-0ubuntu2 -
 * neutron 1:2015.1.1-0ubuntu2 -
 * adobe-flashplugin 1:20150811.1-0vivid1 -
 * adobe-flashplugin 1:20150811.1-0vivid1 -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * flashplugin-nonfree -
 * firefox 40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 -
 * ubufox 3.1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 -
 * ubufox 3.1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 -
 * firefox 40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 -
 * linux-firmware 1.143.3 -
 * linux-firmware 1.143.3 -
 * python-neutronclient 1:2.3.11-0ubuntu1.1 -
 * powerpc-ibm-utils 1.2.26-1~15.04.1 -
 * libvpd 2.2.4-0ubuntu2~15.04 -
 * mac-fdisk 0.1-16ubuntu3~15.04 -
 * util-linux 2.25.2-4ubuntu3 -
 * libservicelog 1.1.15-0ubuntu2~15.04 -
 * lsvpd 1.7.5-0ubuntu2~15.04 -
 * thermald 1.4.3-3~15.04.1 -
 * ppc64-diag 2.6.9-0ubuntu1~15.04 -
 * linux 3.19.0-26.28 -
 * linux_3.19.0-26.28_amd64.tar.gz - -
 * linux-signed 3.19.0-26.28 -
 * walinuxagent 2.0.14-0ubuntu1~15.04.0 -
 * partman-base 181ubuntu3.1 -
 * ipmitool 1.8.15-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * apport 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.3 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.15.04 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.15.04 -
 * tzdata 2015f-0ubuntu0.15.04 -
 * mdadm 3.3-2ubuntu1.1 -
 * pollinate 4.11-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * pollinate 4.11-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * openssh 1:6.7p1-5ubuntu1.2 -
 * openssh 1:6.7p1-5ubuntu1.2 -

End of Life - January 2016



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.

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

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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (118774) +38 over last week
  • Critical (283) -13 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (59227) +47 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: Liso (, fossfreedom (, Pilot6 (, Giri ( and Ron (

Ask (and answer!) questions at

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.04 Updates

End of Life - January 2016


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