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September 20th, 2011, 02:19 AM
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 233 for the week September 12 - 18, 2011.

In This Issue

Community Council: Nominations
Announcing Ubuntu User Days: September 24th
Ubuntu Stats
LoCo News
Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Certification – What do we test?
Amber Graner: You’re Invited to Join the Ubuntu Leadership Team
What's coming in Ubuntu's new Unity Linux desktop
Canonical Seeks Independent Developers for Ubuntu Linux
Featured Podcasts
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Monthly Team Reports: August 2011
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10, and 11.04
and much more

General Community News

Unity Contributor Report: Ready for Beta 2 and Lenses API ready to go

Jorge Castro brings us a update on Unity's status as we move closer to Beta 2 - highlights include the Lens API, and the usual round of bugs fixed.


Ubuntu 11.10 Development update

Release parties, help with package build failures and other odds and ends to get 11.10 ready for release.


Community Council: Nominations

A call for nominations for the Ubuntu Community Council.


Results from the September 13th, 2011 Asia Oceania's Membership Board meeting

The Asia Oceania's Membership board welcomes Apogee as a Ubuntu Member. He's an active member of the LoCo and has done translation work for Ubuntu Full Circle.


Results of the September 15th Americas Membership Board Meeting

The Americas Membership board welcome Joe Liau, Jim Fisher, Juan Manuel Zele and Jose Antonio Rey as Ubuntu Members.


Announcing Ubuntu User Days: September 24th

Ubuntu User Days is coming up on Saturday, September 24th. Starting at 13:30 UTC this day is geared toward end users of Ubuntu and will cover subjects from how to find help in Ubuntu to the basics of using the command line.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

Open (88240) - 782 over last week
Critical (165) - 3 over last week
Unconfirmed (46442) - 380 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 Oneiric

Spanish (12197) - 466 over last week
Brazilian Portuguese (50538) - 759 over last week
English (United Kingdom) (54570) - 728 over last week
French (79576) - 239 over last week
German (82629) - 300 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top Ideas this week

Complicated software! - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28533/

Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add your ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Displaying a "scrolling" log file - http://askubuntu.com/questions/61283/displaying-a-scrolling-log-file
Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/62001/am-i-using-unity-or-unity-2d
Is there a variant of Ubuntu that comes with none of the bundled software? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/61445/is-there-a-variant-of-ubuntu-that-comes-with-none-of-the-bundled-software
Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/61719/why-the-software-center-doesnt-allow-multiple-dowloads
How do I check how much physical RAM I am using in GB or MB format? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/61299/how-do-i-check-how-much-physical-ram-i-am-using-in-gb-or-mb-format

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

LoCo News

Elizabeth Krumbach: Ubuntu California at Solano Stroll 2011

The Solano Stroll has been held since 1974 and is currently the largest Street Festival in the San Francisco Area's East Bay. BerkeleyLUG teamed up with Ubuntu California LoCo and the local non-profit Partimus to staff a booth at this years event (something that has now become an annual affair for them).


The Planet

Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Certification - What do we test?

Victor Palau goes into detail what is tested when a computer undergoes the "Ubuntu Certification" tests.


Canonical Design Team: A monospace that looks like a proportional

The Ubuntu font was introduced way back with 10.04 LTS, but only included a proportional font. A corresponding monospace font has been in development for over a year, and is in the final testing phases.


Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Happenings in the juju world

As the cloud-server management system Ensemble gets renamed Juju and formulas become charms in preparation for a 1.0 release, the improvements keep coming. Security is improved, killing and destroying instances is more robust, and many charms have been written.


David Wonderly: Kubuntu Documentation - Translations!

Kubuntu documentation is completed, now the Kubuntu community is in need of translation help.


Ubuntu Release blog: Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Freeze - now in effect

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Freeze is now in effect. All uploads must be approved until after the release of Beta 2.


Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Friendly Needs You!

If you're running Oneiric, please run the System Test tool - it'll run a series of tests on your hardware and report them so others know that Ubuntu works properly (or it doesn't!)


Canonical Design Team: juju

Now that Ensemble has been renamed Juju, Canonical is setting itself to the task of branding and marketing the cloud-server management system. If you wish to contribute to the process, submit your ideas or sketches by Friday, September 23rd.


Amber Graner: You're Invited to Join the Ubuntu Leadership Team

The Ubuntu Leadership Team is an initiative to give people in the Ubuntu Community resources to identify skills needed to become better more effective and successful leaders. This is an open team and anyone is welcome to join.


In The Press

Introducing Lubuntu Software Center

The Ubuntu Software Center is getting a completely new look for 11.10. Lubuntu, one of the lightest *buntus, is trying to find a middle ground between the Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic, which has typically shipped with Lubuntu, with their new Software Center.


What's coming in Ubuntu's new Unity Linux desktop

ZDNet covers whats new in Unity, and they seem impressed.


Ubuntu 11.10 Beta and Unity: Mixed Verdict

Datamation takes a look at the recent Beta release of Ubuntu 11.10 and asks the question if Unity lives up to Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth's vision of "...unprecedented ease of use, visual style and performance on the Linux desktop..."


Why Ultrabooks Should Run Ubuntu 11.10

Jun Auza goes in-depth as to why "Ultrabooks" (the new MacBook Air competitors) should run Ubuntu. Low cost and the success of Android are both big points.


In The Blogosphere

Canonical Seeks Independent Developers for Ubuntu Linux

Canonical is planning on expanding and re-designing their developer portal developer.ubuntu.com targeting indie developers and any person with an itch to scratch by making it as easy as possible to port over their applications to work under Ubuntu.


Ubuntu Team to Cast a Wider Net for Indie Developers

The proposed changes to the Ubuntu Developer Portal might not bring about Photoshop to start working under Ubuntu but it will build on the advantage Ubuntu and indeed GNU/Linux has of diverse sets of unique applications.


A Grab Bag of Resources for Getting to Know the Next Ubuntu

Sam Dean has made a nice compendium of various links from various sources to assist us in having a very good idea what we can expect from the up and coming Ubuntu 11.10 release.


In Other News

Ubuntu Certification - Program Guide Update

For manufacturers and partners that would like to understand the Ubuntu Certification proses better Canonical publishes a guide available for download. The guide has now been updated with a detailed list of componants that will be tested for Oneiric.


New titles in the Ubuntu Software Center

The new Ubuntu Software Center continues to add free and paid applications to its roster. The most recent submissions include Trauma, where you experience the dreams of a car-crash victim, the photo mashup app Photobomb, and back issues of Ubuntu User magazine. The last entry signals the Ubuntu Software Center's foray into books and magazines.


Featured Podcasts

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S04E15 - Remember Tomorrow
Laura Cowen, Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, and Tony Whitmore of the UK LoCo Team bring us episode 15 of season 4 of the Ubuntu Podcast crammed full of Linux goodness.


Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Ten: Dancing in Bare feet

In this episode, Full Circle Side-Pod interviews Paul Levy from Cats3000, Rational Madness and the Critical Incident and Becky Hogg, journalist, activist and author of the book Barefoot into Cyberspace.

OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1601/0/fullcirclesidepod_ep10_160911.ogg

MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1601/1/fullcirclesidepod_ep10_160911.mp3


Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for September 13th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-09-13

Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for September 13th, 2019: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-08-13

Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for September 16th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-09-16

Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for September 15th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Meeting/2011/20110915

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 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04

Security Updates

[USN-1201-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001411.html
[USN-1202-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001412.html
[USN-1203-1] Linux kernel (Marvel DOVE) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001413.html
[USN-1204-1] Linux kernel (i.MX51) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001414.html
[USN-1205-1] Linux kernel (Maverick backport) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001415.html
[USN-1206-1] librsvg vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001416.html
[USN-1207-1] CUPS vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001417.html
[USN-1208-1] Linux kernel (Marvel DOVE) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001418.html

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

cupsys_1.3.7-1ubuntu3.13_powerpc_translations.tar.gz- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-September/012682.html

End of life - April 2013 (Server)

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

linux-firmware 1.34.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012454.html
librsvg 2.26.3-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012455.html
cups_1.4.3-1ubuntu1.5_armel_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012456.html
tahoe-lafs 1.6.1-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012457.html

End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

linux-firmware 1.38.9 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009585.html
librsvg 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009586.html
cups_1.4.4-6ubuntu2.4_amd64_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009587.html
tahoe-lafs 1.7.1-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009588.html

End of Life - April 2012

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

grub-gfxpayload-lists 0.2.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012111.html
twisted-calendarserver 8.2.0.svn27622-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012110.html
evolution-rss 0.2.5-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012112.html
librsvg 2.32.1-0ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012113.html
cups_1.4.6-5ubuntu1.4_amd64_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012114.html
mantis_1.1.8+dfsg-10squeeze1build0.11.04.1_i386_translations.tar.gz- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012115.html
tahoe-lafs 1.8.2-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012116.html

End of Life - October 2012

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September 20th, 2011, 02:39 AM
Thanks elizabeth.

This looks intersting.