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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 76 for the weeks February 3rd - February 9th, 2008. In this issue we cover...

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In This Issue

General Community News (maybe) - polls are now open, describe what the release team actually does

LoCo News

New in Hardy Heron

Clutch BitTorrent WebUI Packaged


JohnDong of the MOTU-P2P team has packaged Clutch, a web-based BitTorrent client that uses a Transmission engine. Clutch features an attractive and interactive AJAX-powered interface (along with a basic HTML fallback) that make it a compelling alternative to a traditional BitTorrent client. Unlike the already packaged client TorrentFlux which uses an ancient BitTornado engine, Clutch uses the up-to-date lightweight Transmission engine. For the user, this means faster performance, lower memory and CPU overhead, and support for modern encryption, port mapping, and peer exchange resulting in more efficient torrenting.

All Hardy testers are invited to give the package a try and give feedback. If you experience any problems or have any suggestions about how to make the installation more automagic, please [ file a bug]!

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

In The Press and (note that keys have to be bought and where)

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Meeting Summaries

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Community Spotlight

Firefox 3 for Gutsy

  • firefox-3.0 - (URL not yet available) - As featured in Hardy Heron's latest alpha, the Beta 3 preview of Firefox 3.0 is now available in the Gutsy Backports repository. It is found under the "firefox-3.0" package name and can be installed side-by-side with the Firefox default with Gutsy. Firefox 3 will import and upgrade your Firefox 2 profile upon first launch but it will not modify your existing profile, so feel free to try it out hassle-free. Keep in mind that Firefox 3 is still a beta, the packaging is still in a transitioning phase, and not everything works perfectly. Please file bugs against this package in gutsy-backports, not in Ubuntu! (EDITORS: I thought this backport was worth mentioning, though I wasn't sure where to put it. Please move around and tweak wording as you find appropriate!)

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

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

Ubuntu 6.10 Updates

Ubuntu 7.04 Updates

Ubuntu 7.10 Updates

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unassigned (#) +/- # over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (#) +/- # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

Infamous Bugs

Translation Stats

  1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  2. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  3. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  4. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  5. Language (#) +/- # over last week

Remaining string to translate in Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon", see more at:

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