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General Community News

Every Macedonian Student to Use Ubuntu-Powered Computer Workstations

http://www.ubuntu.com/news/macedonia-school-computers

MOTU

  • [http://launchpad.net/~jdong John Dong] is a MOTU! After years of work in Ubuntu (the Backports team, MOTU team, Forums administration, etc.) John finally became part of the team!

LoCo News

New in Gutsy Gibbon

Azureus is once again fixed

Over the past several weeks [http://launchpad.net/~jdong John Dong] has been working in [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/azureus/+bug/57875 bug 57875] to make Azureus packages work again. Thanks to the help of countless package testers, this week the archive managers approved the updated package (2.5.0.4-1ubuntu3~gutsy1) for both the Backports and Updates repositories. We encourage torrenters to give Azureus another try -- you will find it faster, lighter, and more stable than you may expect.

Launchpad News

Two items of Launchpad News this week!

Personal Package Archives 101 session: join Jordan Mantha (Laserjock) and Launchpad developer Celso Providelo (cprov) to learn the basics of using Launchpad's PPA to build and host your own Ubuntu packages.

Where: #ubuntu-classroom on Freenode. When: 15.00 - 16.00 UTC Wednesday 28th November.

Inkscape switching to Launchpad: Inkscape is switching its bug tracking to Launchpad. Right now the Launchpad team are importing Inkscape's bug history from their current tracker. Read project founder Bryce Harrington's comments on the Launchpad News blog: http://news.launchpad.net/general/inkscape-moving-to-launchpad

If you have a project and wish to choose Launchpad for your bug tracking system, please send an email to feedback@launchpad.net.

Ubuntu Forum News

  • Quite a funny timing, this week's interviews features jdong, one of the Forums administrators and FC member. He is also our unofficial security “expert”, and a collector interested in, hum, odd items... Discover the full interview here: http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/an-interview-with-jdong/

  • Additional forum spaming with malicious code that could corrupt user systems has unfortunately taken place once again this week. It got quickly handled, and a global banner has been set up to warn members: http://ubuntuforums.org/announcement.php?a=54. Next Forum Council meeting (date and time to be set up) will examine the different processes we can implement to deal with this new situation.

In The Press

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2007/11/23/linux_desktop_survey/

http://m-net.net.nz/2071/latest-news/latest-news/ncomputing-pc-virtualisation-now-comes-in-ubu.php

http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/96277/

http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/article.php/3712031

http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/26394/

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2217530,00.asp

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Meetings and Events

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New York Loco Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Personal Package Archives 101

  • Start: 15:00 UTC
  • End: 16:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  • Agenda: Launchpad developer Celso Providelo (cprov) and MOTU member Jordan Mantha (Laserjock) will take you through the basics of Personal Package Archives and, if there’s time, take questions.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Desktop Team Development Meeting

  • Start: 14:00 UTC
  • End: 15:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: No agenda listed as of the publication

Community Spotlight

Updates and security for 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, and 7.10

Security Updates

  • None Reported

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

Ubuntu 6.10 Updates

Ubuntu 7.04 Updates

Ubuntu 7.10 Updates

Bug Stats

  • Open (37590) +220 # over last week
  • Critical (16) +/-0 # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (20263) +114 # over last week
  • Unassigned (28805) +181 # over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (136906) +1048 # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Translation Stats

  1. Spanish (14902) -164 # over last week
  2. French (38688) +/-0 # over last week
  3. Swedish (49226) -16 # over last week
  4. English-UK (45941) -5642 # over last week
  5. German (66535) +/-0 # over last week

Remaining string to translate in Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/gutsy/

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