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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)
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## Data can be found at: http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs
## 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 (119217) +180 over last week
    * Critical (286) +2 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (59652) +107 over last week
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## AUTOMATIC (preferred method, more stats!)
## Run: ./askubuntu/askubuntu.py
## MANUAL: Go to askubuntu.com and click on "WEEK" to get the
## top questions of the week
==== Most Active Questions ====

 * Type of code conversion used in Linux executable files http://askubuntu.com/questions/671617/type-of-code-conversion-used-in-linux-executable-files
 * When is it necessary to reboot an Ubuntu system? http://askubuntu.com/questions/672223/when-is-it-necessary-to-reboot-an-ubuntu-system
 * How to ping the Internet on Ubuntu? http://askubuntu.com/questions/673321/how-to-ping-the-internet-on-ubuntu
 * Is it possible to run a Windows .msi installer? http://askubuntu.com/questions/671277/is-it-possible-to-run-a-windows-msi-installer
 * Parsing a file using text processing tools http://askubuntu.com/questions/672029/parsing-a-file-using-text-processing-tools

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

 * find vs. locate http://askubuntu.com/questions/671741/
 * Disable hyperlinks in gnome-terminal http://askubuntu.com/questions/671278/
 * Type of code conversion used in Linux executable files http://askubuntu.com/questions/671617/
 * When is it necessary to reboot an Ubuntu system? http://askubuntu.com/questions/672223/
 * Default owners/permissions of files in user home directory http://askubuntu.com/questions/672907/

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: A.B. (http://askubuntu.com/users/367165/a-b), Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), Ravan (http://askubuntu.com/users/439451/ravan), Fabby (http://askubuntu.com/users/344926/fabby) and Serg (http://askubuntu.com/users/295286/serg)
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## Run the ./loco-events/loco-events.py script to get a list
 * Roanoke Linux Users Group - Ubuntu Hour, Ubuntu Virginia Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/virginiateam/3132-roanoke-linux-users-group---ubuntu-hour/
 * Ubuntu Hour Berkeley, Ubuntu California: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/2991-ubuntu-hour-berkeley/
 * SFD Tunisia, Ubuntu Tunisian Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-tn/3200-sfd-tunisia/
 * SFD-JAIPUR, Indian Local Community: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/indian-team/3198-sfd-jaipur/
 * Az Loco Installfest/Linux and open source workshop, Arizona Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3194-az-loco-installfest/linux-and-open-source-workshop/
 * Ubuntu Hour, Florida Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-florida/3189-ubuntu-hour/
 * Real Ale Train 2015, Ubuntu UK: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-uk/3040-real-ale-train-2015/
 * Journée du logiciel libre 2015, Ubuntu Cameroonian Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/kmer/3202-journée-du-logiciel-libre-2015/
 * Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour, Arizona Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3191-sierra-vista-ubuntu-hour/
 * Tempe Ubuntu Hour, Arizona Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3192-tempe-ubuntu-hour/
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=== Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Miles Sharpe == === Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Miles Sharpe ===
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## Run security-and-updates/ListSecurity.py YEAR MONTH  * [USN-2736-1] Spice vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2015-September/003107.html
 * [USN-2735-1] Oxide vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2015-September/003108.html
 * [USN-2738-1] Linux kernel vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2015-September/003110.html
 * [USN-2737-1] Linux kernel (Vivid HWE) vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2015-September/003109.html
 * [USN-2739-1] Free``Type vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2015-September/003111.html
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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH precise
## End of Life - April 2017
 * cloud-init 0.6.3-0ubuntu1.20 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024351.html
 * dkms 2.2.0.3-1ubuntu3.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024352.html
 * e2fsprogs 1.42-1ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024353.html
 * cloud-init 0.6.3-0ubuntu1.21 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024354.html
 * freetype 2.4.8-1ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024355.html
 * freetype 2.4.8-1ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024356.html
 * linux 3.2.0-91.129 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024357.html
 * linux-meta 3.2.0.91.105 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024358.html
 * linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 3.2.0-91.83 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024359.html
 * linux-armadaxp 3.2.0-1656.78 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024360.html
 * linux-meta-armadaxp 3.2.0.1656.64 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024361.html
 * linux-lts-trusty 3.13.0-64.104~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024362.html
 * linux-meta-lts-trusty 3.13.0.64.56 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024363.html
 * linux-signed-lts-trusty 3.13.0-64.104~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2015-September/024364.html

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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH trusty
## End of Life - April 2019
 * spice 0.12.4-0nocelt2ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019837.html
 * spice 0.12.4-0nocelt2ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019838.html
 * bcache-tools 1.0.7-1~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019839.html
 * linux-signed-lts-vivid 3.19.0-28.30~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019840.html
 * linux-lts-vivid 3.19.0-28.30~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019841.html
 * linux-signed-lts-vivid 3.19.0-28.30~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019842.html
 * linux-meta-lts-vivid 3.19.0.28.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019843.html
 * linux-lts-vivid 3.19.0-28.30~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019844.html
 * linux-meta-lts-vivid 3.19.0.28.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019845.html
 * linux-lts-vivid_3.19.0-28.30~14.04.1_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019846.html
 * oxide-qt 1.9.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019847.html
 * cloud-init 0.7.5-0ubuntu1.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019848.html
 * oxide-qt 1.9.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019849.html
 * python-keystoneclient 1:0.7.1-ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019850.html
 * google-perftools 2.1-2ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019851.html
 * lua-json 1.3.1-1ubuntu0.1~ubuntu14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019852.html
 * gvfs 1.20.3-0ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019853.html
 * calibre 1.25.0+dfsg-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019854.html
 * freeradius 2.1.12+dfsg-1.2ubuntu8.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019855.html
 * dkms 2.2.0.3-1.1ubuntu5.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019856.html
 * sudo 1.8.9p5-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019857.html
 * flash-kernel 3.0~rc.4ubuntu49.6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019858.html
 * apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019859.html
 * qemu 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.18 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019860.html
 * irqbalance 1.0.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019861.html
 * e2fsprogs 1.42.9-3ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019862.html
 * onboard 1.0.1-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019863.html
 * onboard 1.0.1-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019864.html
 * skiboot 5.1.1-0ubuntu1~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019865.html
 * linux-lts-utopic 3.16.0-49.65~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019866.html
 * linux-signed-lts-utopic 3.16.0-49.65~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019867.html
 * linux-meta-lts-utopic 3.16.0.49.40 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019868.html
 * linux-lts-utopic_3.16.0-49.65~14.04.1_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019869.html
 * linux-signed-lts-utopic 3.16.0-49.65~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019870.html
 * linux-lts-utopic 3.16.0-49.65~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019873.html
 * linux-signed-lts-utopic 3.16.0-49.65~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019874.html
 * linux-lts-utopic 3.16.0-49.65~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019871.html
 * linux-meta-lts-utopic 3.16.0.49.40 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019872.html
 * linux-meta-lts-utopic 3.16.0.49.40 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019875.html
 * linux 3.13.0-64.104 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019876.html
 * linux-meta 3.13.0.64.72 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019877.html
 * freetype 2.5.2-1ubuntu2.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019878.html
 * freetype 2.5.2-1ubuntu2.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019879.html
 * linux-signed 3.13.0-64.104 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019880.html
 * linux-keystone 3.13.0-37.57 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019881.html
 * linux-meta-keystone 3.13.0.37.35 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019882.html
 * linux-lts-utopic 3.16.0-50.66~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019884.html
 * linux-meta-lts-utopic 3.16.0.50.41 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019883.html
 * linux-lts-vivid 3.19.0-29.31~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019885.html
 * linux-meta-lts-vivid 3.19.0.29.16 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019886.html
 * linux-signed-lts-utopic 3.16.0-50.66~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019887.html
 * linux-signed-lts-vivid 3.19.0-29.31~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2015-September/019888.html

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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH vivid
## End of Life - January 2016
 * spice 0.12.5-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009230.html
 * spice 0.12.5-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009231.html
 * linux-signed 3.19.0-28.30 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009232.html
 * linux-signed 3.19.0-28.30 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009233.html
 * linux-meta 3.19.0.28.27 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009234.html
 * linux 3.19.0-28.30 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009235.html
 * linux-meta 3.19.0.28.27 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009236.html
 * linux 3.19.0-28.30 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009237.html
 * linux_3.19.0-28.30_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009238.html
 * oxide-qt 1.9.1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009239.html
 * cloud-init 0.7.7~bzr1091-0ubuntu7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009240.html
 * oxide-qt 1.9.1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009241.html
 * python-keystoneclient 1:1.2.0-0ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009242.html
 * flash-kernel 3.0~rc.4ubuntu54.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009243.html
 * apport 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009244.html
 * wine1.6 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu8.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009245.html
 * libvirt 1.2.12-0ubuntu14.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009246.html
 * indicator-appmenu 15.02.0+15.04.20150821-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009247.html
 * skiboot 5.1.1-0ubuntu1~15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009248.html
 * linux 3.19.0-29.31 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009249.html
 * linux-meta 3.19.0.29.28 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009250.html
 * linux-signed 3.19.0-29.31 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009251.html
 * freetype 2.5.2-2ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009252.html
 * freetype 2.5.2-2ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2015-September/009253.html

End of Life - January 2016


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Confirmed Proposed UOS [Ubuntu Online Summit] date
    2. Kubuntu Council re-election results
  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. Ubuntu Wily release party in Florida
  5. LoCo Events
  6. The Planet
    1. Lubuntu Blog: PCManFM empty trash menu
    2. Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Miles Sharpe
    3. Plasma 5.4.1 lands in Kubuntu Wily
    4. Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 15.09.2 enables you to install Android SDK only.
    5. Sujeevan Vijayakumaran: Interview with Ronnie Tucker about Full Circle Magazine
    6. Paul White: Contributing to UWN and becoming an Ubuntu Member
    7. Lubuntu Blog: 5000 friends!
  7. Ubuntu Cloud News
  8. Ubuntu Phone News
    1. Review: First Month of Ubuntu (Touch)
    2. Falldown for Ubuntu Phone is here!
  9. Canonical News
    1. The App-Enabled Spider
    2. Pi-Cubes – App-Enabled HVAC Control
  10. In The Press
    1. Erle-Spider, an Ubuntu-based drone with six legs, launches on Indiegogo
    2. Ubuntu Wily gaggle builds 15.10 beta beachhead
  11. In The Blogosphere
    1. Ubuntu Phone Is Now Available To Buy In India
    2. Ubuntu Convergence Demo: X Apps Running on Mir Display Server
    3. Canonical Shows Legacy X11 Apps Running On Mir With Unity 8
    4. Linux 4.2 Is Now In The Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily" Archive
    5. Do You Plan To Buy An Ubuntu Phone?
    6. Ubuntu Snappy Core and Raspberry Pi 2 Powered Mycroft Device Successfully Funded
    7. Ubuntu Desktop Lead Working to Get New Important Feature for Disabled Users
    8. Canonical Video Showcases Scopes Interface Feature for Ubuntu Phones
  12. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu Community Team Q&A + Mycroft Q&A - 8th September 2015
    2. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E27 – A Fox’s Tale
  13. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  14. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  15. Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 15.04 Updates
  16. Subscribe
  17. Archives
  18. Additional Ubuntu News
  19. Conclusion
  20. Credits
  21. Glossary of Terms
  22. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  23. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 343 for the week September 7 - 13, 2015.

In This Issue

General Community News

Confirmed Proposed UOS [Ubuntu Online Summit] date

Alan Pope announces that in the absence of any objections the dates for the next Ubuntu Online Summit will be Tuesday to Thursday, 3rd to 5th November 2015. He recommends that everyone gives some serious thought to the sessions that they want as the next release will be an LTS. Alan also links to the Launchpad site where planning for the summit will start.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-community-team/2015-September/000757.html

Kubuntu Council re-election results

Philip Muskovac announces that Aaron Honeycutt, Clay Weber, and Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan are now members of the Kubuntu Council, following the end of the nomination period. The new members will begin two-year terms, while the current member’s terms will end in one year.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kubuntu-devel/2015-September/009924.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (119217) +180 over last week
  • Critical (286) +2 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (59652) +107 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), Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), Ravan (http://askubuntu.com/users/439451/ravan), Fabby (http://askubuntu.com/users/344926/fabby) and Serg (http://askubuntu.com/users/295286/serg)

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

LoCo News

Ubuntu Wily release party in Florida

Aaron Honeycutt announces an Ubuntu 15.10 release party in Delray Beach, Florida. The Ubuntu Florida LoCo team will have demonstration hardware for Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives, including Ubuntu mobile devices.

http://usefoss.com/index.php/2015/09/12/the-wildest-ubuntu-wily-release-party-in-florida/

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

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

The Planet

Lubuntu Blog: PCManFM empty trash menu

Rafael Laguna documents a way to add a menu entry for emptying the trash to PCManFM.

http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2015/09/pcmanfm-empty-trash-menu.html

Svetlana Belkin: Membership Board Member Interviews: Miles Sharpe

Svetlana Belkin interviews Miles Sharpe about his career, his first computing experience and his involvement with Ubuntu. He says that his focus on Ubuntu today is to help unite all of Africa’s Linux users, and thanks those that have helped him to do this.

http://senseopenness.com/membership-board-member-interviews-miles-sharpe/

Plasma 5.4.1 lands in Kubuntu Wily

Marco Parillo informs that KDE Plasma 5.4.1 landed in Kubuntu Wily. Plasma 5.4.1 is a bugfix release.

http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=393

Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 15.09.2 enables you to install Android SDK only.

Didier Roche recognizes Sebastian Schubert for his work implementing the Android SDK into Ubuntu Make. This allows users to install Android SDK as a stand-alone feature without having to also install the full Android Studio bundle. He also shows appreciation for Omer Sheikh for his work expanding the Ubuntu Make test suite and ensuring that Ubuntu Make correctly handles error codes.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Ubuntu-Make-15.09.2-enables-you-to-install-Android-SDK-only.

Sujeevan Vijayakumaran: Interview with Ronnie Tucker about Full Circle Magazine

Sujeevan Vijayakumaran interviews Ronnie Tucker, the creator and founder of Full Circle Magazine, who talks about why he started the magazine, his motivation for continuing, and what the magazine generally covers. Ronnie confirms that he encourages readers to send in articles even if they are not native English speakers as proof-readers will “tweak” articles, and when asked if he is satisfied with the number of download and feedback, jokes: “Never! I always want MORE! :)”

https://svij.org/blog/2015/09/10/interview-with-ronnie-tucker-about-full-circle-magazine/

The interview with Ronnie is also available in German - https://ubuntuusers.de/ikhaya/7053/

Paul White: Contributing to UWN and becoming an Ubuntu Member

Paul White reflects on how contributing to the Ubuntu Weekly News enabled him to successfully apply for Ubuntu membership. He suggests ways to contribute to the UWN and thanks the people who helped him apply for, and approved his membership.

http://blog.pcw.me.uk/2015/09/contributing-to-ubuntu-weekly.html

Lubuntu Blog: 5000 friends!

Rafael Laguna informs us that the Lubuntu team are celebrating reaching 5,000 friends in the Lubuntu Official Facebook group by releasing two commemorative wallpapers which he shares with us.

http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2015/09/5000-friends.html

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

Review: First Month of Ubuntu (Touch)

Svetlana Belkin follows up on one month of using Ubuntu on her mobile phone. Overall the experience is positive and she has no plans to return to Android.

http://senseopenness.com/review-first-month-of-ubuntu-touch/

Falldown for Ubuntu Phone is here!

Riccardo Padovani announces Falldown: a new game for Ubuntu on mobile devices. Developed by Riccardo, Michał Prędotka, and Tyrel Parker; Falldown requires the user to tilt the device in order to change the path of a falling ball. Falldown is licensed under the GPL version 3 and the code is available on Launchpad.

http://rpadovani.com/falldown-010/

Canonical News

The App-Enabled Spider

Maarten Ectors writes on behalf of the Erle-Robotics team about Erle-Spider which he says was the first legged drone powered by ROS and running snappy Ubuntu Core.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/09/08/the-app-enabled-spider/

Pi-Cubes – App-Enabled HVAC Control

Maarten Ectors writes on behalf of the Cube-Controls team about Pi_Cubes which he says: “has been designed to provide makers and hobbyist with a modular automation system that supports up to 24 I/Os and four thermostats.”

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/09/09/pi-cubes-app-enabled-hvac-control/

In The Press

Erle-Spider, an Ubuntu-based drone with six legs, launches on Indiegogo

Glyn Moody of Ars Technica reports on the Indiegogo campaign for Erle-Spider, a six-legged drone running on Snappy Ubuntu Core. The Erle-Spider was originally conceived as a pipe inspection drone, before it’s creators realized the value of a drone with the ability to run complex applications. The campaign aims to raise $50,000 in total with stretch goals including an Android remote control app at $100,000 and a 5MP camera at $150,000.

http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/09/erle-spider-an-ubuntu-based-drone-with-six-legs-launches-on-indiegogo/

Ubuntu Wily gaggle builds 15.10 beta beachhead

Scott Gilbertson of The Register reports that some Ubuntu derivatives have reached the beta release of Ubuntu 15.10 Wiley Werewolf. Significant changes include Kubuntu shipping with Plasma 5.4, and an extension manager for Ubuntu Mate’s default file manager - Caja.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/09/review_ubuntu_flavours_1501_beta1/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Phone Is Now Available To Buy In India

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! informs us that Snapdeal is the first major international retailer to stock the Ubuntu Phone, both the BQ Aquaris E4.5 and E5. He gives us some specifications of similar Android models, their prices and compares them to similar phones from other manufacturers, noting that they are comparatively underpowered.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/09/buy-ubuntu-phone-in-india-snapdeal

Ubuntu Convergence Demo: X Apps Running on Mir Display Server

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports a video of X11 applications running on Mir ranging from LibreOffice and Gedit to Firefox with OpenGL being used to render fish. The video also highlights the multitasking on larger screen devices.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/09/ubuntu-convergence-x-apps-running-mir-video-2

Canonical Shows Legacy X11 Apps Running On Mir With Unity 8

Michael Larabel of Phoronix writes that Ubuntu developers continue making progress on supporting legacy X11 applications on Mir. Canonical posted a video showing the state of running a legacy X11 application within Unity 8.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Mir-Legacy-Apps

Linux 4.2 Is Now In The Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily" Archive

Michael Larabel of Phoronix informs us that he is glad to see that Linux 4.2 is now the official kernel for Ubuntu 15.10 as it has some exciting new features that are described in one of his previous articles which he links to.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-15.10-Linux-4.2-Lands

Do You Plan To Buy An Ubuntu Phone?

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! asks his readers if they plan to buy an Ubuntu phone now that they are on sale through online retailer Snapdeal. Joey reminds us of the phones available and their specifications, and includes a voting form in his post.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/09/do-you-plan-to-buy-an-ubuntu-phone

Ubuntu Snappy Core and Raspberry Pi 2 Powered Mycroft Device Successfully Funded

Marius Nestor of Softpedia reports that Mycroft has raised more than $100,000 in less than a month on Kickstarter. The estimated shipping date is the summer of 2016.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-snappy-core-and-raspberry-pi-2-powered-mycroft-device-successfully-founded-491257.shtml

Ubuntu Desktop Lead Working to Get New Important Feature for Disabled Users

Silviu Stahie of Softpedia writes that Will Cooke, the leader of Ubuntu’s desktop flavor, is working to make sure that Ubuntu has much better accessibility support. Silviu says that it’s nice to see people working on accessibility features rather than “a new scrollbar or some shiny new features”, and quotes Will as saying: “If anyone has expertise in this area please get in touch with me will.cooke@canonical.com We've got a few ideas to try from the G+ post, but if you want to help please drop me a line.”

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-desktop-manager-working-to-get-new-important-feature-for-disabled-users-491415.shtml

Canonical Video Showcases Scopes Interface Feature for Ubuntu Phones

Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes that Canonical has released a video highlighting the benefits of Scopes in Unity. Christopher describes scopes as “a cool, forward-thinking feature”, but cautions that whether they will be a success has yet to be seen.

https://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/090915/canonical-video-showcases-scopes-interface-feature-ubuntu

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A + Mycroft Q&A - 8th September 2015

This week David Planella, Michael Hall and Daniel Holbach are joined by Ryan Sipes from Mycroft to answer questions about the open source AI project.

https://youtu.be/v3g4Po278tY

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E27 – A Fox’s Tale

It’s Episode Twenty-seven of Season Eight of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson is back with Laura Cowen, Martin Wimpress, and Alan Pope!

In this week’s show:

  • We look at what’s been going on in the news:
  • There’s an experimental build of Unity Editor for Linux!
  • Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Cisco, Intel, Netflix, and Amazon have launched a new consortium, the Alliance for Open Media
  • Mycroft, open source’s answer to Google Now and Amazon Echo, has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter.
  • Mozilla is beginning to preview its iOS Firefox browser, with a roll out for testing in New Zealand.
  • The Eagerly Awaited Raspberry Pi Display has gone on sale
  • America’s broadband watchdog is suffering a backlash over plans to control software updates to Wi-Fi routers, smartphones, and even laptops.
  • Oracle appears to be making redundancies in the ranks of its Java evangelists team.

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

  • Fork of the open-sourced Ubuntu One filesync code
  • The Next Generation SDK
  • Bringing Glucosio to Ubuntu Phone will help meet their goal of reaching as many people as possible with tools to help improve diabetes outcomes
  • A free, libre and open-source webcomic…

There are even events:

  • Oggcamp returns!

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

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2015/09/10/s08e27-a-foxs-tale/

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