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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 295


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 295 for the week December 3 - 9, 2012.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 Released!
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • "Ubuntizando" the day of the candles in Bogota #Ubuntu
    • LoCos, now it's your time to take the stage!
    • Private Projects and Private Blueprints leave beta
    • New Juju Website Ready
    • State of Juju and the Charm Store
    • Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Development Hangouts for you
    • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for November
    • Daniel Holbach: The Packaging Guide finally does speak Spanish
    • Michael Hall: A sneak peek inside Ubuntu Skunkworks
    • Randall Ross: "Raring" to Try Your Nexus 7 with Ubuntu?
    • Jono Bacon: Improving Community 'Getting Involved' Documentation
    • Searching in the Dash in Ubuntu 13.04
    • Is Ubuntu Software Management User Friendly?
    • Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8: Head-to-Head at Last
    • Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10


    General Community News

    13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 Released!

    Stephane Graber, a member of the Ubuntu release team, announces the release of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 for Edubuntu and Kubuntu. The release announcement can be found at:

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/000998.html

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Results from the 2012-11-19 Developer Membership Board meeting



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/001698.html

    Announced on December 4th, Forum Council has approved Ubuntu Membership for forum contributions to:







    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/001700.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (102456) -68 over last week
    • Critical (86) -6 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (50738) -7 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 Quantal

    • English (United Kingdom) (9000) +/-0 over last week
    • Spanish (13605) -59 over last week
    • English (Australia) (17039) +/-0 over last week
    • Bosnian (30887) -4791 over last week
    • Brazilian Portuguese (38459) -4 over last week


    Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

    Ubuntu Brainstorm Top ideas this week



    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



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

    LoCo News

    "Ubuntizando" the day of the candles in Bogota #Ubuntu

    Jhosman Lizarazo shares news from the Ubuntu Columbia LoCo which celebrated the day of the candles in the streets of Bogota to promote Ubuntu. The team gave out DVDs and flyers promoting Ubuntu; Lizarazo shares photos from the event.

    http://jhosman.com/en/locoteams/ubun...bogota-ubuntu/

    LoCos, now it's your time to take the stage!

    Jose Antonio Rey of the Ubuntu Classroom team puts out a call for members of LoCo teams to get involved in a new initiative by Ubuntu Classroom to host sessions about running LoCos, events, and more.

    http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com...ake-the-stage/

    Launchpad News

    Private Projects and Private Blueprints leave beta

    As of the 4th of December, the Private Projects and Private Blueprints features in Launchpad leave their beta period, and are now stable. A commercial subscription is required to use these features, but anyone who creates a Private Project and/or a Private Blueprint will enter into a 30-day trial commercial subscription.

    http://blog.launchpad.net/general/pr...nts-leave-beta

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    New Juju Website Ready

    Jorge Castro of the Canonical Community Team reports that they have created a new website for JuJu Charm at http://jujucharms.com/. Castro welcomes everyone to help file bugs against the site.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/12/0...website-ready/

    State of Juju and the Charm Store

    Jorge Castro writes to the development mailing list about the state of JuJu and the Charms, and asks the community for help with writing charms, documentation, and more.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/036226.html

    The Planet

    Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Development Hangouts for you

    Daniel Holbach announces the guest schedule for the Ubuntu Development Hangouts in December, and says more sessions and dates will be added.

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2012/12/...gouts-for-you/

    Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for November

    The Ubuntu App Developers announces the Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for November and congratulates RC Mini Racers for reaching the #2 spot on the Top 10 Paid Apps list after it first debuted in November.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/12/...-for-november/

    Kubuntu: KDE Plasma, Applications and Platform 4.9.4

    The Kubuntu development team announces the release of KDE SC 4.9.4 packages for Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and 12.10 users.

    http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-sc-4.9.4

    Daniel Holbach: The Packaging Guide finally does speak Spanish

    Daniel Holbach writes that the Ubuntu Packaging Guide has finally been released to Spanish developers, and urges everybody to help improve or translate the guide.

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2012/12/...speak-spanish/

    Stephen Michael Kellat: Column: Why WCIT-12 Matters

    Stephen Michael Kellat writes about the importance of the World Conference on International Communications 2012, and talks about why it will have a large impact on the Free/Libre Open Source Software community.

    http://erielookingproductions.info/u...it-12-matters/

    Michael Hall: A sneak peek inside Ubuntu Skunkworks

    Michael Hall of Canonical says Ubuntu Skunkworks is already underway. He analyzes the areas of interest and knowledge of the applicants and encourages interested people to join, too.

    http://mhall119.com/2012/12/a-sneak-...tu-skunkworks/

    Randall Ross: "Raring" to Try Your Nexus 7 with Ubuntu?

    Randall Ross of the Ubuntu Nexus7 Team writes about his experience and contributions to put Ubuntu Core on a Nexus 7, and writes that the Raring Ringtail images are now available to Nexus 7.

    http://randall.executiv.es/raring_nexus7

    Jono Bacon: On Richard Stallman and Ubuntu

    In response to Richard Stallman's concern about Ubuntu and its innovations, namely the shopping lens being "spyware" (see "In the Press" for Stallman's article), Jono Bacon writes the following article where he articulates that Ubuntu is not spyware and shouldn't be treated that way. Bacon, therefore, seeks to calm the situation with an explanation where he thinks Ubuntu is heading, why such innovations occur, and what these innovations bring to the project.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/12/07/...an-and-ubuntu/

    Jono Bacon: Improving Community 'Getting Involved' Documentation

    Jono Bacon writes about problems new members face when joining the community and improvements made in this regard. Bacon and his team fleshed out specific improvements at UDS-R, including refining information for new members and moving the documentation to a Wordpress platform. On Thursday, December 13th, Bacon and his team will be hosting a "Docs Jam" to get the process started. More information and guidelines can be found on Bacon's blog and following links: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityWebsite http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/12/09/...documentation/

    Canonical News

    Searching in the Dash in Ubuntu 13.04

    Cristian Parrino writes about improvements made to the Unity Dash in Ubuntu 13.04 including "smart scopes", "instant purchasing", and reinforces the principles around which the Dash is desiged.

    http://blog.canonical.com/2012/12/07...-ubuntu-13-04/

    In The Press

    Is Ubuntu Software Management User Friendly?

    Matt Harley of Datamation writes about the benefits and drawbacks of the Ubuntu Software Center, and that he thinks the Software Center has room for improvement.

    http://www.datamation.com/open-sourc...riendly-1.html

    Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8: Head-to-Head at Last

    Katherine Noyes of Linux Insider discusses some of the many comments from a recent "10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8" article in PCWorld, where commenters came out of the woodwork with a variety of opinions on the article and both operating systems.

    http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/76787.html

    Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?

    Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation writes about his disappointment around Canonical installing what he calls "surveillance code" in Ubuntu and urges GNU/Linux users to not recommend the distro.

    http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/ubuntu-spyware-what-to-do

    In The Blogosphere

    Canonical Shop Offering 3 Ubuntu Xmas Gift Deals

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the new Christmas gift deals available in the Canonical Shop which include the Boombero Speaker deal, an Ubuntu Office Essentials Bundle, and an Ubuntu Winter Bundle.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/u...re-xmas-offers

    Here Comes Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix

    Saurav Modak of Muktware writes about the Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix, which is Ubuntu with a Cinnamon desktop environment, and talks about its Linux Mint-like interface.

    http://www.muktware.com/4919/here-co...x#.UL5FfeTK6Lk

    More Online Results Heading to Ubuntu Dash in 13.04

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG!Ubuntu writes about the improved search results for the Unity Dash in Ubuntu 13.04, with more scopes, better results, instant purchasing of music and apps, and better commercial suggestions.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/m...-dash-in-13-04

    Steam Games Begin Adding Linux System Requirements

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the new list of Linux system requirements for Steam games, and brings us the newest updates on Steam for Linux.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/s...m-requirements

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Burning Circle Episode 93

    Stephen Michael Kellat from the Ohio LoCo discussed the LoCo getting back on track, making monthly reports, and exhorted others to get out and be active since the weather is proving milder than usual.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/126

    UK LoCo: S05E21 - The Behaviour of Crowds

    "Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, Laura Cowen, and podcats are back in Studio A for the twenty-first episode of Season Five of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!"

    Topics include:

    • Crowdsourcing funding for projects
    • Minecraft and donating to Wikipedia, posting a parcel, going to a bike maintenance workshop, moonlighting on the Doctor Who Podcast and buying a Nexus 4.
    • In the news this week
    • Upcoming events


    And more!

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2012/12...our-of-crowds/

    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 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 8.04 Updates



    End of life - April 2013 (Server)

    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates



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

    Ubuntu 11.10 Updates



    End of Life - April 2013

    Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2017

    Ubuntu 12.10 Updates



    End of Life - April 2014

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    • Elizabeth Krumbach
    • Jasna Bencic
    • Howard Chan
    • Jim Connett
    • Matt Rudge
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