Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 477 for the week August 1 - 7, 2016.
In This Issue
- Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS released
- Ubuntu Stats
- Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party San Francisco Concluded!
- Luke Faraone: Snappy Sprint Heidelberg
Laura Czajkowski: NoSQL Podcast: Service deployments with JuJu Charms
- Aaron Honeycutt: Working with github
- Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Snapd 2.11/Snapcraft 2.13: downgrade installed snaps, release to users from the command line
- Ubuntu GNOME: The Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Wallpaper contest has started, guys!
Justin McPherson: Introducing React Native Ubuntu
- Ubuntu Phone News
- Canonical News
- In The Press
- In The Blogosphere
- Featured Audio and Video
- Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 16.04
- And much more!
General Community News
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS released
Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS. He shares that key features of this point release include an updated kernel, stability improvements, and increased hardware support across all architectures. He goes on to provide links for downloading this release as well as flavor variants of the release.
- Open (124721) +262 over last week
- Critical (359) +3 over last week
- Unconfirmed (61461) +157 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
How to correctly pronounce Xenial Xerus? http://askubuntu.com/questions/807952/how-to-correctly-pronounce-xenial-xerus
“cp: failed to access ‘user@remote/home/file’: Not a directory” when copying a file over ssh, using cp file user@remove syntax http://askubuntu.com/questions/808507/cp-failed-to-access-userremote-home-file-not-a-directory-when-copying-a-f
CPU number of cores seems not correct http://askubuntu.com/questions/806520/cpu-number-of-cores-seems-not-correct
How to 'rm' or 'mv' a range of files such as file01.txt, file02.txt…file85.txt http://askubuntu.com/questions/809146/how-to-rm-or-mv-a-range-of-files-such-as-file01-txt-file02-txt-file85-txt
How do I find a time stamp on a file and then echo it into the contents of the file as the first line? http://askubuntu.com/questions/806640/how-do-i-find-a-time-stamp-on-a-file-and-then-echo-it-into-the-contents-of-the-f
Top Voted New Questions
How to correctly pronounce Xenial Xerus? http://askubuntu.com/questions/807952/
How to 'rm' or 'mv' a range of files such as file01.txt, file02.txt...file85.txt http://askubuntu.com/questions/809146/
CPU number of cores seems not correct http://askubuntu.com/questions/806520/
How can I group windows to be raised as one? http://askubuntu.com/questions/805515/
How to change mouse wheel scroll speed per application http://askubuntu.com/questions/806212/
People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: heemayl (http://askubuntu.com/users/216503/heemayl), andrew.46 (http://askubuntu.com/users/57576/andrew-46), Zanna (http://askubuntu.com/users/527764/zanna), Serg (http://askubuntu.com/users/295286/serg) and luchonacho (http://askubuntu.com/users/308164/luchonacho)
Ask (and answer!) questions at http://askubuntu.com
Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party San Francisco Concluded!
Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about the Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party in San Francisco and shares her experience hosting the event. She writes, “The space was excellent, having power strips set up at a pair of tables near the entrance, a whole area of seating for the presentation and an open floor plan that lent itself to casual chats as well as pulling out laptops to swap tips with each other.” She shares other details and her slide notes from the presentation she gave.
The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:
Ubuntu Global Jam - Roanoke Linux Users Group, Ubuntu Virginia LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/virginiateam/3249-ubuntu-global-jam---roanoke-linux-users-group/
AZLOCO Install-fest/Linux Workshop, Arizona LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3407-azloco-install-fest/linux-workshop/
Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:
Luke Faraone: Snappy Sprint Heidelberg
Luke Faraone blogs about Snappy after attending a recent Snappy sprint focused on upstream and cross-distribution collaboration. Luke tells us of advances in confinement with non-Ubuntu distros and other topics discussed at the sprint. He also mentions that he has agreed to co-maintain snapd in Debian.
Laura Czajkowski: NoSQL Podcast: Service deployments with JuJu Charms
Laura Czajkowski writes about a recent episode of the NoSQL podcast where she is joined by Michael Hall of Canonical and Juju contributor José Antonio Rey. Together, they review the process for creating Juju charms and the advantages to using them.
Aaron Honeycutt: Working with github
Aaron Honeycutt tells us about his GitHub usage has been since late July contributing to projects such as UBports, Magic Device Tool, and the Kubuntu Manual. Aaron also writes about his work on the Kubuntu Podcast.
Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Snapd 2.11/Snapcraft 2.13: downgrade installed snaps, release to users from the command line
The new version of Snapd is out and comes with many new commands and features. David Callé writes about the new features and commands that are included such as buy, find private, and many more. He also talks about the improvements to the Java Plugins and some useful interface changes.
Ubuntu GNOME: The Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Wallpaper contest has started, guys!
Alfredo Hernández informs us that the Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 wallpaper contest has started. Ten wallpapers will be selected for the 16.10 release from entries, and rules for entry in the contest are provided.
Justin McPherson: Introducing React Native Ubuntu
Justin McPherson of the Webapps team at Canonical tells us about React.js; a UI framework. Along with HTML5 application support, React Native applications will now run on the Ubuntu platform. A link to instructions is provided.
Ubuntu Phone News
App Design Guides phase 2 release: Patterns
Steph Welson from the Canonical Design Team talks about the release of the second phase of the app design guides containing various features like navigation and layouts. These are the sequels to the phase one release which included the get started and the building blocks.
In a post by Steph on Ubuntu Insights, the phases of the App Design Guidelines are outlined: http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/08/02/the-app-design-guides-go-live-bit-by-bit-2/
Best Converged Apps!
Amrisha Prashar writes about the results of the recent competition to see which apps converged the best on all Ubuntu devices. She lists the five winners and some brief reasons why they were chosen.
Use any app from your Ubuntu Phone or Desktop!
Amrisha Prashar writes about the new feature in Ubuntu phones and tablets to run traditional Ubuntu deb packages on Unity 8 with a mouse and keyboard. She links to a technical guide by Kyle Nitzsche on how this is done.
How the M10 tablet can save you luggage space!
Amrisha Prashar writes about the luggage space savings that could be taken advantage of when using the BQ M10 Tablet. She states, “We’ve calculated that the M10 vs the average laptop and it’s accessories saves you approximately 1.5kg! Imagine all the extra items you could take with you in your suitcase with that much of a saving!”
10 Desktop Snaps written in July - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/08/04/10-desktop-snaps-written-in-july/
Layer Docker Deep Dive - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/08/05/layer-docker-deep-dive/
IBM & Canonical: This Is Just The Beginning - http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/08/05/ibm-canonical-this-is-just-the-beginning/
In The Press
You Can Finally Buy These Old-School Disney Games on GOG
Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 are included in the list of supported operating systems in this article by Matt Peckham for Time Magazine, writing, “16-bit video game platforming classics The Lion King, Aladdin and The Jungle Book are now available DRM-free for $9.99 a piece.”
In The Blogosphere
Ubuntu 16.10 To Ship with Nautilus 3.20
Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the Nautilus update that will land in Ubuntu 16.10 and talks about it’s new and improved features. He writes, “The latest stable version of the file manager is currently pending in the yakkety-proposed updates, along with some other GNOME 3.20 apps and a bump to GTK 3.20.”
Well That Only Took Forever: Ubuntu Phone To Finally Add iCal, CalDav Support
Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! informs users of Ubuntu Phone that iCal/CalDav support might be coming in as soon at OTA-13. He writes that for a while it has been possible with a few workarounds in the command line but not very user friendly. He also reports that support for OwnCloud's Multi-calendar sync will be possible too.
Bored? Check Out These New Ubuntu Phone Videos
Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! links to some videos about the Ubuntu Phone. He writes, "Whether you’re stuck on the commute home, or just bored and curious, here are three short (and not so short) videos from the past week or so that you wouldn’t be a fool for checking out."
Canonical Plans to Unify and Clean Up Networking Configuration in Ubuntu Linux
Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes that Canonical's Martin Pitt, maintainer of systemd for Ubuntu, reports that there are plans to clean up network configuring with netplan. He writes that the new "nplan" package has already landed in Ubuntu 16.10 also known as Yakkety Yak and though not set as default yet, brave testers and early adopters can install the nplan package and report issues to the Ubuntu developers.
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Is the Last in the Series, Brings Xenial Xerus' Linux Kernel
Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes about the official release and availability of ISO images for Ubuntu 14.04.5. He shares that this will mostly be the last maintenance update for the 14.04 version, which borrows the Linux kernel setup of the 16.04 LTS with added upgrades. Marius Nestor from softpedia.com elaborates in the article below.
Featured Audio and Video
Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 2nd August 2016
"It's time for another live Q&A session with the Ubuntu Community Team! This week Michael Hall will be joined by Didier Roche who will be talking about snaps and answering questions about how to build and run them."
Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E23 – German Sparkle Party - Ubuntu Podcast
It's Episode Twenty-three of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain. This week the podcast includes news, community news, upcoming events, and "working to the sound of a dehumidifier."
Full Circle Weekly News #29
Just a quick message to let you know that Full Circle Weekly News #29 is out: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcast/full-circle-weekly-news-29/ and, Full Circle Magazine #111 came out last week: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-111/
The show is also available via: RSS: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/feed/podcast Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85347&refid=stpr TuneIn Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Full-Circle-Weekly-News-p855064/ and PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/the-full-circle-weekly-news
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Kernel Team - August 2, 2016 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2016-08-02
Security Team - August 1, 2016 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20160801
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 16.04
[USN-3045-1] PHP vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-August/003514.html
[USN-3046-1] LibreOffice vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-August/003515.html
[USN-3047-1] QEMU vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-August/003516.html
[USN-3044-1] Firefox vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-August/003517.html
[USN-3041-1] Oxide vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2016-August/003518.html
Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
php5 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.24 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025471.html
php5 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.24 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025472.html
libreoffice 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025473.html
libreoffice 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025474.html
qemu-kvm 1.0+noroms-0ubuntu14.29 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025475.html
qemu-kvm 1.0+noroms-0ubuntu14.29 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025476.html
firefox 48.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025477.html
firefox 48.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/precise-changes/2016-August/025478.html
Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
virtualbox-lts-xenial 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1~14.04.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022599.html
base-files 7.2ubuntu5.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022600.html
base-files 7.2ubuntu5.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022601.html
initramfs-tools 0.103ubuntu4.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022602.html
ubiquity 18.104.22.168 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022603.html
initramfs-tools 0.103ubuntu4.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022604.html
ubiquity 22.214.171.124 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022605.html
grub2 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022606.html
grub2-signed 1.34.14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022607.html
update-manager 1:0.196.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022608.html
virtualbox-lts-xenial 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1~14.04.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022609.html
virtualbox-lts-vivid 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1~14.04.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022610.html
virtualbox-lts-wily 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1~14.04.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022611.html
php5 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.19 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022612.html
php5 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.19 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022613.html
xorg-server-lts-xenial 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.2~trusty2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022614.html
grub2 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022615.html
grub2-signed 1.34.14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022616.html
xorg-server-lts-xenial 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.2~trusty2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022617.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022618.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022619.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022620.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022621.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022622.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022623.html
avahi 0.6.31-4ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022624.html
qemu 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.26 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022625.html
qemu 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.26 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022626.html
shim-signed 1.19~14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022627.html
firefox 48.0+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022628.html
oxide-qt 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022629.html
oxide-qt 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022630.html
firefox 48.0+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022631.html
update-manager 1:0.196.16 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2016-August/022632.html
Ubuntu 16.04 Updates
snapd 2.11+0.16.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014186.html
juju-mongodb3.2 3.2.4-0ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014187.html
snap-confine 1.0.38-0ubuntu0.16.04.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014188.html
gnome-maps 3.18.3-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014189.html
apt-btrfs-snapshot 3.5.1~ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014190.html
ceph 10.2.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014191.html
ntp 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014192.html
debian-installer 20101020ubuntu451.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014193.html
apparmor 2.10.95-0ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014194.html
php7.0 7.0.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014195.html
php7.0 7.0.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014196.html
xorg-lts-transitional 3:11 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014197.html
xorg-lts-transitional 3:12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014198.html
xorg-lts-transitional 3:13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014199.html
mesa 11.2.0-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014200.html
xorg-server 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014201.html
xorg-lts-transitional 3:13 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014202.html
snapd 2.11+0.16.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014203.html
virt-manager 1:1.3.2-3ubuntu1.16.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014204.html
less 481-2.1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014205.html
sysstat 11.2.0-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014206.html
pptpd 1.4.0-7ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014207.html
makedumpfile 1:1.5.9-5ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014208.html
openssh 1:7.2p2-4ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014209.html
horizon 2:9.1.0-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014210.html
nautilus 1:3.18.4.is.3.14.3-0ubuntu5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014211.html
qemu 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014212.html
grub2 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014213.html
grub2-signed 1.66.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014214.html
qemu 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014215.html
htop 2.0.1-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014216.html
shim-signed 1.19~16.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014217.html
pacemaker 1.1.14-2ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014218.html
firefox 48.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014219.html
oxide-qt 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014220.html
oxide-qt 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014221.html
firefox 48.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2016-August/014222.html
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