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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 440 for the week October 26 - November 1, 2015.

In This Issue

General Community News

The Ubuntu Online Summit starts [this] week

David Planella reminds us that the Ubuntu Online Summit will run from 3-5 Nov 2015 from 2pm-8pm UTC; which is three days of Ubuntu and Open Source discussions, tutorials, presentations, demos and Q&A’s. Sessions include detail on app and scope development, cloud, community, convergence, core and more. They include a keynote by Mark Shuttleworth, questions asked of Canonical’s CEO Jane Silber and more.

UOS Session Roundup for Ubuntu Snappy Core

Daniel Holbach blogs about the Ubuntu Online Summit running from 3-5 November providing a schedule (time and synopsis) of sessions relating to Snappy Ubuntu Core. Note: last minute changes could change some details.

Xenial Xerus is now open for development

Matthias Klose writes that Xenial Xerus (16.04LTS) is open for development noting some changes. Matthias lists points like Python3(.5) is standard Xenial is hoped to be Python2 free, a glibc update & more. Matthias also highlights some common errors made with Ubuntu development such as builds are necessary; development doesn’t end when you hit upload, and you should test in Xenial, and not just Wily.

Welcome New Members and Developers

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

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Ask (and answer!) questions at

LoCo News

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:

The Planet

Other Community News

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

Canonical News

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Full Circle - Issue #102

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our one hundred and second issue.

This month:

  • Command & Conquer

  • How-To : Python in the Real World, MultiBoot with UEFI, Website With Infrastructure and *buntu Minimal Install

  • Graphics : Inkscape.
  • Chrome Cult
  • Linux Labs: Wiping Hard Drives
  • Ubuntu Phones: OTA-7
  • Ubuntu Games: Streaming Games

plus: News, Arduino, Book Review, Q&A, Security, and soooo much more.

Get it while it's hot!

Ubuntu Community Q&A - 27th October 2015

Michael Hall and Nicholas Skaggs present another regular Q&A session on behalf of Canonical’s Community Team in which they answer questions that are put to them on IRC.

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E34 – Manos: The Hands of Fate

It’s Episode Thirty-four of Season Eight of the Ubuntu Podcast! With Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen, Martin Wimpress, and Alan Pope!

In this week’s show:

  • We review Mark’s new Steam controller
  • How Mark got the controller working on Ubuntu 14.04
  • Mark’s full review in blog post form
  • We go over your feedback, which included some podcasts from listeners:
  • Here’s the video of the hardware added to the neo900 (16:45)
  • We have a command line love, from Roger Light: !$ on the command line
  • We chat about Choose Your Own Adventure Making with Twine, dinosaur hacking on the Isle of Wight, cooking poppadoms in the microwave, and Egham Raspberry Jam.

That’s all for this week, please send your comments and suggestions to:

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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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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