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## Make each article a subsection, via ===
## These are big articles that don't fit within another section
## Suggested sources: ubuntu-news-team mailing list, fridge.ubuntu.com

=== 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)
=== Xenial Xerus 16.04 Alpha 2 now released for select flavors ===

Walter Lapchynski and Martin Wimpress, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announce the release of the second alpha of Xenial Xerus which will become 16.04. He informs us of the flavors and versionsthat have participated in the release: Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin and Ubuntu Cloud. He goes on to explain where to download the images and suggest that those interested in following the development of the release subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2016-January/001166.html
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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 (118778) -1268 over last week
    * Critical (307) +7 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (58384) -939 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 ====

 * How do I remove all lines in a file that are less than 6 characters? http://askubuntu.com/questions/726240/how-do-i-remove-all-lines-in-a-file-that-are-less-than-6-characters
 * Why is “LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean” etc recommended? http://askubuntu.com/questions/725855/why-is-lang-csudo-apt-get-clean-etc-recommended
 * Last upgrade crashes network manager (no internet connection, no applet) http://askubuntu.com/questions/727127/last-upgrade-crashes-network-manager-no-internet-connection-no-applet
 * I need help with Grep to start at a section http://askubuntu.com/questions/727693/i-need-help-with-grep-to-start-at-a-section
 * Difference between Nano and Vim [on hold] http://askubuntu.com/questions/726669/difference-between-nano-and-vim

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

 * Last upgrade crashes network manager (no internet connection, no applet) http://askubuntu.com/questions/727127/
 * Why is "LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean" etc recommended? http://askubuntu.com/questions/725855/
 * How can I limit or restrict access to an application? http://askubuntu.com/questions/726544/
 * How do I remove all lines in a file that are less than 6 characters? http://askubuntu.com/questions/726240/
 * How can I further secure my system using 2 factor authentication? http://askubuntu.com/questions/726969/

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: cl-netbox (http://askubuntu.com/users/260935/cl-netbox), Serg (http://askubuntu.com/users/295286/serg), philsf (http://askubuntu.com/users/496960/philsf), Pilot6 (http://askubuntu.com/users/167850/pilot6) and Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind)
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## Make each article a subsection, via === Section name ===
## Add notes about new locoteams, changed ones, meetings, etc.
## Keep and eye on the Planet, the LoCo Team Portal, and other
## LoCo team Blogs you can add to your RSS Feeds, also the
## loco-contacts mailing list and http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/
=== About our Mailing List ===

Simon Quigley runs through the advantages and disadvantages of having a mailing list hosted by Launchpad instead of using the traditional Ubuntu lists. He also summarizes some of the newsletters that he forwards to the list and concludes: “Although it has it's downsides, using Launchpad for our mailing list has been very smooth for us and the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, in my honest opinion. So we will continue to use it.”

http://ubuntu-wisconsin.org/blog/2016/01/27/

=== Ubuntu at SCALE14x ===

Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about her long weekend in Pasadena from January 21-24th when she participated in the 14th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE14x) which also included the first Ubu``Con Summit. With the aid of some photographs she sets out the highlights of the weekend, mentions some of the people she met, and summarizes her own presentation which was entitled “Building a career with Ubuntu and FOSS.” She shares a number of links to some videos of the various sessions and also to her personal flickr site which hosts some of the many photographs that she took at the event.

http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=11266
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## Run the ./loco-events/loco-events.py script to get a list  * Westside Ubuntu Hour, Arizona Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3293-westside-ubuntu-hour/
 * Monthly meeting, FOSS User Group at Natick Community-Senior Center, Ubuntu Massachusetts Lo``Co: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-ma/3254-monthly-meeting,-foss-user-group-at-natick-community-senior-center/
 * Monthly meeting, FOSS User Group at Natick Community-Senior Center, Ubuntu Massachusetts Lo``Co: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-ma/3253-monthly-meeting,-foss-user-group-at-natick-community-senior-center/
 * Ubuntu Hour Tempe Az, Arizona Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3294-ubuntu-hour-tempe-az/
 * Az Loco Installfest/Linux and open source workshop, Arizona Lo``Co Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3268-az-loco-installfest/linux-and-open-source-workshop/
 * Ubuntu Hour Berkeley, Ubuntu California: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/3290-ubuntu-hour-berkeley/
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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
=== Launchpad News: Beta test: Git recipes ===

Colin Watson asks Launchpad beta testers to try the Git-based recipes. The recipes documentation tells you what to do, with minor changes relating to specifying a branch name for the the underlying version control system. He also requests that any bugs discovered be reported.

http://blog.launchpad.net/cool-new-stuff/beta-test-git-recipes

=== Canonical Design Team: Designing cloud tools in Cape Town ===

Alejandra Obregon blogs on behalf of Canonical’s cloud design team, about the recent mid-cycle sprint held in Cape Town. Photos of the week in Cape Town are included with a final note that they’re hiring.

http://design.canonical.com/2016/01/designing-cloud-tools-in-cape-town/

=== Lubuntu Blog: Resistance is futile! ===

A brief request to “Join the Borg collective” and grab your costumes (pixmaps, artwork) related to Lenny (the official mascot of Lubuntu).

http://lubuntu.me/resistance-is-futile/

=== Dustin Kirkland: adapt install [anything] ===

Dustin Kirkland back from speaking at SCALE14x, tells us about ‘adapt’. ‘adapt’ is a package installer that will install any package from any Ubuntu release onto any version of ubuntu. This will allow you to run an LTS, but still install packages from later versions of Ubuntu. This is achieved through the use of architecture independant LXD system containers. A PDF of the slides from Dustin’s SCALE14x talk is provided by link.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/01/adapt-install-anything.html

=== Kubuntu: Plasma 5.5.3 and Frameworks 5.18.0 Backported to Kubuntu 15.10 ===

KDE’s Plasma 5.5.3 and Frameworks 5.18.0 are available for Kubuntu 15.10 through the Kubuntu Backports PPA.The Software Repository Guide will tell you to add the required PPA. Yes the release has been available for some time, but announcement was delayed until some problems were resolved.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/plasma-5-5-3-and-frameworks-5-18-0-backported-to-kubuntu-15-10/

=== Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 16.01.2 with Swift, eclipse php and eclipse cpp support ===

Didier Roche tells us of announcements made at Ubu``Con Summit about Ubuntu Make release (16.01.2 milestone). This includes Apple’s Swift lang being running on Ubuntu, Eclipse php and Eclipse cpp support, and that man pages are now generated directly from --help. The slides of Didier’s Scale/Ubucon talks are provided with video coming. Latest versions are available through ppa for 14.04LTS, 15.04 and 15.10 releases.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Ubuntu-Make-16.01.1-with-Swift%2C-eclipse-php-and-eclipse-cpp-support
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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
 * Released: Juju GUI 2.0 - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/01/25/released-juju-gui-2-0/
 * Telco Demos With Juju: Intro - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/01/26/telco-demos-with-juju-intro/
 * Microsoft announces first Technical Preview of Azure Stack with Ubuntu - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/01/26/microsoft-announces-first-technical-preview-of-azure-stack-with-ubuntu/
 * Canonical teams with Oracle to drive enterprise cloud adoption - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/01/27/canonical-teams-with-oracle-to-drive-enterprise-cloud-adoption/
 * IBM LinuxONE Gets its Juju - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/01/28/ibm-linuxone-gets-its-juju/
 * Telco Demos With Juju: DataArt - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/01/29/telco-demos-with-juju-dataart/
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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

== Canonical News ==

## This section largely comes from blog.canonical.com and Canonical
## press releases
=== Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 released ===

 Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak announces the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-9, advising that all users should receive update notifications within 24 hours of his announcement. He shares a link to the release notes, thanks all those who participated in the release, and looks forward to OTA-9.5.

https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg17834.html

=== My Ubuntu Phone is my 'mini' PC for traveling ===

Marcos Costales writes how when he travels he likes to update his blog, upload photographs, and share his thoughts, but because he doesn’t code while travelling he doesn’t carry his laptop. He informs us that he purchased a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and discovered a “new Ubuntu Phone.” Marcos concludes with a photograph of the set-up and says: “From now, I'll traveling with the keyboard, mouse and the phone. Now my phone is my real portable and small PC :))”

http://thinkonbytes.blogspot.com/2016/01/my-ubuntu-phone-is-my-mini-pc-for.html
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## 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
=== ​The mainframe lives on in IBM's LinuxONE ===

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, writing for ZDNet, reminds us that IBM invested a billion dollars in Linux in 2002, and what makes up LinuxONE which was introduced last year. He says that Ubuntu and its Ubuntu Open``Stack cloud tool sets will soon be available on LinuxONE, and that Xenial Xerus will be the first version of Ubuntu to fully support LinuxONE mainframes.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-mainframe-lives-on-in-ibms-linuxone/
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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.
 * The New Bq Ubuntu Tablet Will Show Off Desktop-Mobile Convergence - http://www.techtimes.com/articles/127664/20160125/new-bq-ubuntu-tablet-will-show-desktop-mobile-convergence.htm
 * OTA-9 Launches [Today] for Ubuntu Phones, Major Mir 0.19 Update Coming Soon - http://news.softpedia.com/news/ota-9-launches-today-for-ubuntu-phones-major-mir-0-19-update-coming-soon-499469.shtml
 * 3 Nifty New Features In Ubuntu Phone OTA-9 - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/01/best-new-features-in-ubuntu-phone-ota-9
 * Ubuntu Is W3Techs 'Operating System Of The Year 2015' - http://www.techdrivein.com/2016/01/ubuntu-is-w3techs-operating-system-of-the-year-2015.html
 * AT&T's latest Linux choice may profoundly shape Ubuntu - http://www.techrepublic.com/article/at-ts-latest-linux-choice-may-profoundly-shape-ubuntu/
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## Any news or links that don't fit neatly into other sections.

== Other Articles of Interest ==

## Bullet-point list of articles that are more generic linux in nature
=== Full Circle - Issue #105 ===

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

This month:
 * Command & Conquer
 * How-To : Python in the Real World, Libre``Office, Migrating From VAX and Using Gnu``Cash
 * Graphics : Inkscape and Creating A Valentines Card In LaTeX.
 * Chrome Cult: Cloud Distros
 * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer
 * Ubuntu Phones: OTA-9
 * Review: My``Gica ATV582 TV Box
 * Book Review: Python Playground
 * Ubuntu Games: DIRT Showdown
plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, Security, and soooo much more.

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-105
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## Ubuntu UK Podcast
## Full Circle Magazine Podcast
## At Home With Jono Bacon - Weekly Community QA on UStreamTV
## Lococast.net
=== UbuCon Summit Videos ===

The first Ubu``Con Summit took place in Pasadena, California on January 21-22nd. The following videos are now available from the event.

Event introduction, keynote by Mark Shuttleworth and Plenaries by Sergio Schvezov, Jorge Castro, Didier Roche and Scarlett Clark, begin at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXJIBLI8AGM and continues with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wj0BaBFRk

User track, with the following on hourly increments:

 * The Future of Ubuntu by Nathan Haines
 * Ubuntu Redux by Jono Bacon
 * Building a Career with Ubuntu and FOSS by Elizabeth K. Joseph
 * The Ubuntu phone and the road to convergence by David Planella
 * Marvin: Test your Ubuntu apps on phones you haven't got by Alan Pope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY4d4OoYVEw

Developer track, with the following on hourly increments:

 * Internet of Things gets 'snappy' with Ubuntu Core by Sergio Schvezov
 * Labdoo: Ubuntu for your old used notebook in developing countries by Sujeevan Vijayakumaran
 * Writing your first Juju Charm by Marco Ceppi
 * Building apps for Ubuntu phones by Stuart Langridge
 * Designing Ubuntu for Convergence by John Lea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C8T4Mp9aSM

Friday morning Ubuntu Leadership panel and plenaries by Barton George, Michael Hall, Alan Pope and Jorge Castro (link begins at 1 hour 50 minutes, when the leadership panel begins): https://youtu.be/4gt-KI4J4Pg?t=1h50m

=== Full Circle Weekly News #02 ===

“A short podcast (<10 minutes) with just the news. No chit-chat. No time wasting. Just the latest FOSS/Linux/Ubuntu news.”

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcast/full-circle-weekly-news-02/
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## Change date to reflect the latest meeting date and verify link then just remove the comment out marks
## * 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

== Monthly Team Reports: <MONTH> <YEAR> ==

## Once a month we do these in the format:
##
## See here for the team report for June 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/MonthYear
##
## If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting
 * Kernel Team - January 26, 2016 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2016-01-26
 * Security Team - January 25, 2016 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20160125
 * Server Team - January 26, 2016 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20160126
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## Run security-and-updates/ListSecurity.py YEAR MONTH  * [USN-2881-1] MySQL vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-January/003276.html
 * [USN-2880-1] Firefox vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-January/003277.html
 * [USN-2877-1] Oxide vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-January/003278.html
 * [USN-2882-1] curl vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-January/003279.html
 * [USN-2883-1] OpenSSL vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-January/003280.html
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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH precise
## End of Life - April 2017
 * mysql-5.5 5.5.47-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-January/024857.html
 * mysql-5.5 5.5.47-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-January/024858.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-January/024859.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-January/024860.html
 * curl 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-January/024861.html
 * curl 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-January/024862.html

End of Life - April 2017
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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH trusty
## End of Life - April 2019
 * linux-signed-lts-vivid 3.19.0-49.55~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021047.html
 * linux-meta-lts-vivid 3.19.0.49.34 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021048.html
 * linux-lts-vivid 3.19.0-49.55~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021049.html
 * linux-signed-lts-wily 4.2.0-27.32~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021050.html
 * linux-meta-lts-wily 4.2.0.27.21 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021052.html
 * linux-lts-wily 4.2.0-27.32~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021051.html
 * linux-lts-wily_4.2.0-27.32~14.04.1_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021053.html
 * linux-lts-vivid_3.19.0-49.55~14.04.1_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021054.html
 * chromium-browser 48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1108 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021055.html
 * chromium-browser 48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1108 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021056.html
 * systemd 204-5ubuntu20.18 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021057.html
 * openssh 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021058.html
 * landscape-client 14.12-0ubuntu3.14.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021059.html
 * debian-installer 20101020ubuntu318.34 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021060.html
 * partman-efi 25ubuntu6.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021061.html
 * scons 2.3.0-2ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021062.html
 * mysql-5.6 5.6.28-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021063.html
 * mysql-5.5 5.5.47-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021064.html
 * pinba-engine-mysql 1.0.0-4ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021065.html
 * mysql-5.6 5.6.28-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021066.html
 * pinba-engine-mysql 1.0.0-4ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021067.html
 * mysql-5.5 5.5.47-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021068.html
 * apt 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021069.html
 * gcc-4.8 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021070.html
 * shadow 1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021071.html
 * openssh 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021072.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021073.html
 * oxide-qt 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021074.html
 * oxide-qt 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021076.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021075.html
 * ceph 0.80.11-0ubuntu1.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021077.html
 * apache2 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.9 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021078.html
 * curl 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021079.html
 * curl 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021080.html
 * libnl3 3.2.21-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-January/021081.html

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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH vivid
## End of Life - February 2016
 * chromium-browser 48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009893.html
 * chromium-browser 48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009894.html
 * mysql-5.6 5.6.28-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009895.html
 * mysql-5.6 5.6.28-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009896.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009897.html
 * oxide-qt 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009898.html
 * oxide-qt 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009899.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009900.html
 * curl 7.38.0-3ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009901.html
 * curl 7.38.0-3ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/vivid-changes/2016-January/009902.html

End of Life - February 2016
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## Run security-and-updates/ListUpdates.py YEAR MONTH wily
## End of Life - July 2016
 * chromium-browser 48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.10.1.1219 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012742.html
 * chromium-browser 48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.10.1.1219 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012743.html
 * mysql-5.6 5.6.28-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012744.html
 * pinba-engine-mysql 1.0.0-4ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012745.html
 * pinba-engine-mysql 1.0.0-4ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012746.html
 * mysql-5.6 5.6.28-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012747.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012748.html
 * oxide-qt 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012749.html
 * firefox 44.0+build3-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012750.html
 * oxide-qt 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012751.html
 * lightdm 1.16.7-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012752.html
 * sysvinit 2.88dsf-59.2ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012753.html
 * systemd 225-1ubuntu9.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012754.html
 * partman-efi 62ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012755.html
 * ubuntu-release-upgrader 1:15.10.14.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012756.html
 * llvm-toolchain-3.4 1:3.4.2-13ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012757.html
 * llvm-toolchain-3.7 1:3.7-2ubuntu4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012758.html
 * curl 7.43.0-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012759.html
 * curl 7.43.0-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012760.html
 * openssl 1.0.2d-0ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012761.html
 * openssl 1.0.2d-0ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012762.html
 * unattended-upgrades 0.86.2ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012763.html
 * gst-libav1.0 1.6.3-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012764.html
 * gst-plugins-bad1.0 1.6.3-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012765.html
 * gst-plugins-base1.0 1.6.3-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012766.html
 * gst-plugins-good1.0 1.6.3-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012767.html
 * gst-plugins-ugly1.0 1.6.3-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012768.html
 * gstreamer1.0 1.6.3-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012769.html
 * sysvinit 2.88dsf-59.2ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/wily-changes/2016-January/012770.html

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 452 for the week January 25 - 31, 2016.

In This Issue

General Community News

Xenial Xerus 16.04 Alpha 2 now released for select flavors

Walter Lapchynski and Martin Wimpress, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announce the release of the second alpha of Xenial Xerus which will become 16.04. He informs us of the flavors and versionsthat have participated in the release: Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin and Ubuntu Cloud. He goes on to explain where to download the images and suggest that those interested in following the development of the release subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2016-January/001166.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (118778) -1268 over last week
  • Critical (307) +7 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (58384) -939 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: cl-netbox (http://askubuntu.com/users/260935/cl-netbox), Serg (http://askubuntu.com/users/295286/serg), philsf (http://askubuntu.com/users/496960/philsf), Pilot6 (http://askubuntu.com/users/167850/pilot6) and Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind)

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

LoCo News

About our Mailing List

Simon Quigley runs through the advantages and disadvantages of having a mailing list hosted by Launchpad instead of using the traditional Ubuntu lists. He also summarizes some of the newsletters that he forwards to the list and concludes: “Although it has it's downsides, using Launchpad for our mailing list has been very smooth for us and the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, in my honest opinion. So we will continue to use it.”

http://ubuntu-wisconsin.org/blog/2016/01/27/

Ubuntu at SCALE14x

Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about her long weekend in Pasadena from January 21-24th when she participated in the 14th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE14x) which also included the first UbuCon Summit. With the aid of some photographs she sets out the highlights of the weekend, mentions some of the people she met, and summarizes her own presentation which was entitled “Building a career with Ubuntu and FOSS.” She shares a number of links to some videos of the various sessions and also to her personal flickr site which hosts some of the many photographs that she took at the event.

http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=11266

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

Launchpad News: Beta test: Git recipes

Colin Watson asks Launchpad beta testers to try the Git-based recipes. The recipes documentation tells you what to do, with minor changes relating to specifying a branch name for the the underlying version control system. He also requests that any bugs discovered be reported.

http://blog.launchpad.net/cool-new-stuff/beta-test-git-recipes

Canonical Design Team: Designing cloud tools in Cape Town

Alejandra Obregon blogs on behalf of Canonical’s cloud design team, about the recent mid-cycle sprint held in Cape Town. Photos of the week in Cape Town are included with a final note that they’re hiring.

http://design.canonical.com/2016/01/designing-cloud-tools-in-cape-town/

Lubuntu Blog: Resistance is futile!

A brief request to “Join the Borg collective” and grab your costumes (pixmaps, artwork) related to Lenny (the official mascot of Lubuntu).

http://lubuntu.me/resistance-is-futile/

Dustin Kirkland: adapt install [anything]

Dustin Kirkland back from speaking at SCALE14x, tells us about ‘adapt’. ‘adapt’ is a package installer that will install any package from any Ubuntu release onto any version of ubuntu. This will allow you to run an LTS, but still install packages from later versions of Ubuntu. This is achieved through the use of architecture independant LXD system containers. A PDF of the slides from Dustin’s SCALE14x talk is provided by link.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/01/adapt-install-anything.html

Kubuntu: Plasma 5.5.3 and Frameworks 5.18.0 Backported to Kubuntu 15.10

KDE’s Plasma 5.5.3 and Frameworks 5.18.0 are available for Kubuntu 15.10 through the Kubuntu Backports PPA.The Software Repository Guide will tell you to add the required PPA. Yes the release has been available for some time, but announcement was delayed until some problems were resolved.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/plasma-5-5-3-and-frameworks-5-18-0-backported-to-kubuntu-15-10/

Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 16.01.2 with Swift, eclipse php and eclipse cpp support

Didier Roche tells us of announcements made at UbuCon Summit about Ubuntu Make release (16.01.2 milestone). This includes Apple’s Swift lang being running on Ubuntu, Eclipse php and Eclipse cpp support, and that man pages are now generated directly from --help. The slides of Didier’s Scale/Ubucon talks are provided with video coming. Latest versions are available through ppa for 14.04LTS, 15.04 and 15.10 releases.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Ubuntu-Make-16.01.1-with-Swift%2C-eclipse-php-and-eclipse-cpp-support

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 released

  • Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak announces the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-9, advising that all users should receive update notifications within 24 hours of his announcement. He shares a link to the release notes, thanks all those who participated in the release, and looks forward to OTA-9.5.

https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg17834.html

My Ubuntu Phone is my 'mini' PC for traveling

Marcos Costales writes how when he travels he likes to update his blog, upload photographs, and share his thoughts, but because he doesn’t code while travelling he doesn’t carry his laptop. He informs us that he purchased a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and discovered a “new Ubuntu Phone.” Marcos concludes with a photograph of the set-up and says: “From now, I'll traveling with the keyboard, mouse and the phone. Now my phone is my real portable and small PC :))”

http://thinkonbytes.blogspot.com/2016/01/my-ubuntu-phone-is-my-mini-pc-for.html

In The Press

​The mainframe lives on in IBM's LinuxONE

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, writing for ZDNet, reminds us that IBM invested a billion dollars in Linux in 2002, and what makes up LinuxONE which was introduced last year. He says that Ubuntu and its Ubuntu OpenStack cloud tool sets will soon be available on LinuxONE, and that Xenial Xerus will be the first version of Ubuntu to fully support LinuxONE mainframes.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-mainframe-lives-on-in-ibms-linuxone/

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Full Circle - Issue #105

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

This month:

  • Command & Conquer

  • How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX and Using GnuCash

  • Graphics : Inkscape and Creating A Valentines Card In LaTeX.
  • Chrome Cult: Cloud Distros
  • Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer
  • Ubuntu Phones: OTA-9
  • Review: MyGica ATV582 TV Box

  • Book Review: Python Playground
  • Ubuntu Games: DIRT Showdown

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

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-105

UbuCon Summit Videos

The first UbuCon Summit took place in Pasadena, California on January 21-22nd. The following videos are now available from the event.

Event introduction, keynote by Mark Shuttleworth and Plenaries by Sergio Schvezov, Jorge Castro, Didier Roche and Scarlett Clark, begin at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXJIBLI8AGM and continues with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wj0BaBFRk

User track, with the following on hourly increments:

  • The Future of Ubuntu by Nathan Haines
  • Ubuntu Redux by Jono Bacon
  • Building a Career with Ubuntu and FOSS by Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • The Ubuntu phone and the road to convergence by David Planella
  • Marvin: Test your Ubuntu apps on phones you haven't got by Alan Pope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY4d4OoYVEw

Developer track, with the following on hourly increments:

  • Internet of Things gets 'snappy' with Ubuntu Core by Sergio Schvezov
  • Labdoo: Ubuntu for your old used notebook in developing countries by Sujeevan Vijayakumaran
  • Writing your first Juju Charm by Marco Ceppi
  • Building apps for Ubuntu phones by Stuart Langridge
  • Designing Ubuntu for Convergence by John Lea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C8T4Mp9aSM

Friday morning Ubuntu Leadership panel and plenaries by Barton George, Michael Hall, Alan Pope and Jorge Castro (link begins at 1 hour 50 minutes, when the leadership panel begins): https://youtu.be/4gt-KI4J4Pg?t=1h50m

Full Circle Weekly News #02

“A short podcast (<10 minutes) with just the news. No chit-chat. No time wasting. Just the latest FOSS/Linux/Ubuntu news.”

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcast/full-circle-weekly-news-02/

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, 15.04 and 15.10

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 - February 2016

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2016

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