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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 293


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 293 for the week November 19 - 25, 2012.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • CoC Version 2.0 has been released
    • New community-announce mailing list!
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • UbuConLA 2013
    • How Novacut uses Launchpad
    • [Juju Adventure] Droidcon talk video
    • Rick Spencer: The Road to 14.04
    • Daniel Holbach: Restarting the Ubuntu Development Hangouts
    • Marcin Juszkiewicz: Ubuntu cross compilers situation for 13.04 'raring'
    • Marcin Juszkiewicz: Chromebook support for Ubuntu
    • Matt Fischer: Nexus7: What Kind of Bugs Are We Seeing the Most?
    • Nicholas Skaggs: A glance at Autopilot
    • Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Core on the Nexus 7
    • Barry Warsaw: UDS Update #1 - OAuth
    • James Page: Ubuntu Openstack activity update...
    • Edubuntu: Packaging Work for Ubuntu 13.04
    • Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain
    • Proprietary Software for Ubuntu--What Will It Mean?
    • In The Blogosphere
    • In Other News
    • 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
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    CoC Version 2.0 has been released

    Charles Profitt of the Ubuntu Community Council announces the new version of Ubuntu's Code of Conduct, an "important guiding document which forms the basis how organization operates internally and externally."

    A summary of changes included in this revision of the Code of Conduct is as follows:

    • merged CoC and LCoC, factored in diversity statement too
    • generalised it, so other communities can more easily make use of it
    • mention CC-BY-SA 3.0 license
    • generally reduced duplication
    • make it clear that everybody can take action, there's no need to wait for formal recognition
    • explain governance principles
    • concrete leadership guidelines: added paragraphs about courage, considerateness and decisiveness


    The Code of Conduct is available at the following address: https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct/2.0

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/001684.html

    New community-announce mailing list!

    There are all kinds of announcements in the Ubuntu community posted on the Ubuntu Fridge that are not strictly development or release-related - from the recent revision of the Code of Conduct, to upcoming community-wide events.

    At the Ubuntu Developer Summit in October, the Community Council spoke with other members of the community and decided to launch a new community announcement mailing list so community members can receive these announcements by email as well.

    The list is now live! Sign up here: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/lis...unity-announce

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Results from the 1200 UTC membership Board meeting, 2012-11-21:



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/001687.html

    Results from the November 21st at the Kubuntu meeting for membership:



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/001688.html

    Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories

    On November 20th the Ubuntu community celebrated Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day, the following posts came from that celebration:



    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (102419) +208 over last week
    • Critical (85) +6 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (50782) -34 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) (9090) +/-0 over last week
    • Spanish (13926) -136 over last week
    • English (Australia) (17039) +/-0 over last week
    • Bosnian (37399) -84 over last week
    • Brazilian Portuguese (38470) -161 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 5 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

    UbuConLA 2013

    Pablo Rubianes announces UbuConLA 2013, a new, annual Latin American Ubuntu event which will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay. More information is available on his blog and at the following link (in Spanish): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuConLA/LlamadoCharlas2013

    http://pablorubianes.wordpress.com/2...ubuconla-2013/

    Launchpad News

    How Novacut uses Launchpad

    Jason DeRose shares his Launchpad and Novacut work experiences, including work with: daily builds, unit tests, tracking of Ubuntu +1, PPAs and Apport.

    http://blog.launchpad.net/general/ho...uses-launchpad

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    [Juju Adventure] Droidcon talk video

    Victor Palau shares his recorded Juju adventure keynote, which he presented at DroidCon UK 2012. The recording of the keynote is available at the following link: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/os-m...d-android-apps

    http://victorpalau.net/2012/11/20/ju...on-talk-video/

    The Planet

    Rick Spencer: The Road to 14.04

    Rick Spencer reflects on the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit and provides a vision of what to expect in Ubuntu 14.04, the next LTS that will arrive in 2014. His vision includes: greater level of stability, better performance, fresh apps, and a unified experience between all devices. In order to achieve the vision, greater quality assurance, application sandboxing, a simplified release schedule, and implementation on other form factors are needed.

    http://theravingrick.blogspot.com/20...d-to-1404.html

    Daniel Holbach: Restarting the Ubuntu Development Hangouts

    Daniel Holbach announces that Ubuntu Development Hangouts for the 13.04 cycle are now underway. These 'hangouts' occur on Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC and Thursdays at 9:00 UTC. They can be viewed at ubunuonair.com

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2012/11/...ment-hangouts/

    Marcin Juszkiewicz: Ubuntu cross compilers situation for 13.04 'raring'

    Marcin Juszkiewicz reports on progress with the Ubuntu cross compilers including binutils, eglibc, linux, gcc-4.7 and arm64 cross compiler.

    http://marcin.juszkiewicz.com.pl/201...-13-04-raring/

    Marcin Juszkiewicz: Chromebook support for Ubuntu

    Marcin Juszkiewicz announces new software packages in his PPA allowing better compatibility and performance while running Ubuntu on the ARM-based Chromebook. Packages include: an accelerated video driver, an audio driver, and OpenGL ES support for Chromium. He also notes an adjusted kernel will likely be added next.

    http://marcin.juszkiewicz.com.pl/201...rt-for-ubuntu/

    Matt Fischer: Nexus7: What Kind of Bugs Are We Seeing the Most?

    Matt Fischer writes about the types of bugs that are most common on the Nexus 7. With about 75 current bugs, there are 9 kernel/driver bugs, 9 bugs related to the Onboard, 6 bugs related to Unity, and 6 bugs related to Nvidia/Tegra3 issues. Many of the others are more general bugs that, when resolved, will benefit Ubuntu across many devices.

    http://www.mattfischer.com/blog/?p=310

    Nicholas Skaggs: A glance at Autopilot

    Nicholas Skaggs shares detailed information about Ubuntu's new automated test suite called Autopilot. He gives a basic walkthrough of the capabilities of the tool and invites everyone to try it out.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...autopilot.html

    Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Core on the Nexus 7

    Daniel Holbach shares his experience getting Ubuntu running on the Nexus 7. He notes many of the bugs he experienced had already been reported, and many of the features of the Ubuntu desktop work well on a tablet, such as Unity and the Ubuntu Font. The current version is 12.10 with some patches added, but it will soon switch to the 13.04 development version where bug fixes will be applied more quickly.

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2012/11/...n-the-nexus-7/

    Barry Warsaw: UDS Update #1 - OAuth

    Barry Warsaw writes about UDS-R blueprints he sponsored and on which he will be working for the next six months. This work mainly includes OAuth protocol and Python.

    http://www.wefearchange.org/2012/11/...e-1-oauth.html

    James Page: Ubuntu Openstack activity update...

    James Page gives an update on behalf of the Ubuntu server team about activities around OpenStack, which include: Folsom cloud archive, Grizzly trunk PPA, packaging branches, and changes test.

    http://javacruft.wordpress.com/2012/...tivity-update/

    Edubuntu: Packaging Work for Ubuntu 13.04

    Jonathan from the Edubuntu team calls for packaging help for the following parts of Edubuntu: Brain Workshop, iGNUit, Gcompris and KidMP. Further packaging updates will be published on the edubuntu-devel mailing list.

    http://edubuntu.org/2012-11-23/13.03...packaging-help

    In The Press

    Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain

    Brian Proffitt of Ars Technica brings us a detailed review of the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal installation process, along with issues he encountered during the installation. The article explores the "shiny" features, including improvements to the dash and newer application versions, the imperfection of online account linking and integration, and a quick note about how to uninstall the shopping lens. Profitt also notes he has "personally never been the world's biggest fan of Ubuntu's Unity interface" but that Unity has "improvements since it was first released. Beyond the pretty interface, there's a sense of real depth to this interface now, as pieces and parts fit together in ways that make sense." In spite of these improvements, he also notes it's slower on older machines without the 2d version and offers suggestions on how to install alternative desktops. The article wraps up with a quick look at OpenStack and juju.

    http://arstechnica.com/business/2012...-promise-pain/

    Proprietary Software for Ubuntu--What Will It Mean?

    Matt Hartley shares with us an introspective view on a potential divide between Ubuntu and other Linux distros. He highlights the absense of marketing attention when compared to Ubuntu. Ubuntu's market attention looks appealing to both new users and to companies like Valve, who are now offering proprietary software for Ubuntu.

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

    In The Blogosphere

    Ubuntu Raring Now 13% Complete, 10% Of Porting To Mobile Devices Complete

    Saurav Modak of Muktware informs us about the progress of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtale) and points out that 13% of planned work is complete.

    You may visit the Ubuntu status page for the latest updates: http://status.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-raring/

    http://www.muktware.com/4850/ubuntu-...vices-complete

    Ubuntu Updates Software Center, Update Manager Icons in 13.04

    Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG!Ubuntu! unveils, according to his words, what may be the first fruits of Matthieu James' labour - Canonical's new icon designer.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/u...icons-in-13-04

    The default wallpaper for Ubuntu 13.04 officially published

    razvi of iloveubuntu.com reports on the availability of the Ubuntu official default wallpaper for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and includes a link to where you can download it now.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/default-w...ally-published

    Hands On With The Dell 'Sputnik' Ubuntu Laptop [Review]

    Benjamin Kerensa of OMG! Ubuntu! brings us a close up review of Sputnik, the new laptop for Ubuntu developers, which is a result of Dell's and Canonical's partnership. Kerensa's review includes the following characteristics: techs specs, design, display, sound, network, ports and performance. Kerensa is very satisfied with Sputnik and gives high grade of 4.8 out of 5.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/h...-laptop-review

    In Other News

    System76 unveils an 'extreme performance' Ubuntu Linux laptop

    Katherine Noyes of PCWorld unveils a new System76 laptop and its specifications, namely "17.3-inch Bonobo Extreme featuring "the world's fastest GPUs," in the company's own words, Nvidia GeForce GTX 670MX or the GeForce GTX 680M GPU, with up to 4GB of GDDR5 memory and 1,344 CUDA Cores of graphics processing power."

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20151...ux-laptop.html

    Samsung's A15 Chromebook Loaded With Ubuntu Is Crazy Fast

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix shares benchmarks from OpenBenchmarking.org of Ubuntu running on Samsung's ARM-based A15 Chromebook.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rome_a15&num=1

    Ubuntu Ported to RikoMagic USB PC

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG!Ubuntu! informs us that "Ubuntu 12.10 has been ported to a PS59 USB PC (RikoMagic) by a third party developer." Sneddon also brings us a review of RikoMagic's specs.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/u...komagic-usb-pc

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 92

    Stephen Michael Kellat brings us news about bug fixing, Debian Wheezy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, and much more.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/124

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S05E20 - The Cult of Incompetence

    Some of the news that Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore and Laura Cowen from the Ubuntu UK LoCo podcast bring us are:

    • Oracle release public git repository RedPatch...
    • IndieGoGo crowdfund campaign for the PengPod
    • Google tries to prevent Android fragmentation
    • The road to the 14.04 release...


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2012/11...-incompetence/

    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

    None.

    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
    • Nathan Dyer
    • Matt Rudge
    • Jim Connett
    • And many others


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