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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 296


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 296 for the week December 10 - 16, 2012.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Kicking Off The Ubuntu Advocacy Developer Kit & Ubuntu Advocacy Development Kit Packaged
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • An amazing cycle for the LocoTeams
    • Ubuntu Ohio Holds December Meeting
    • Creating An Awesome LoCo Support Community
    • Development Community ARM Builds
    • Juju GUI for visual cloud orchestration
    • Blog: Analysis: Cloud Computing - Private, Public or Both?
    • Michael Hall: Adding privacy setting support to your Unity Lens
    • Jono Bacon: Community Team Meetings and LoCo Teams
    • James Hunt: Upstart with "stateful re-exec" now in Ubuntu Raring
    • Elizabeth Krumbach: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 295 released!
    • Michael Hall: Quickly: Reborn
    • Pasi Lallinaho: Community-to-developer communication
    • Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Accomplishments 13.04 Update
    • Randall Ross: Ubuntu Holiday Gift
    • Elizabeth Krumbach: Restarting the Ubuntu Learning project
    • Happier Holidays with the Ubuntu One photos update
    • Top 10 questions about Ubuntu
    • Shuttleworth: Ubuntu's goal is one OS from phones to supercomputers
    • Consequences of Dell Embracing Ubuntu
    • In The Blogosphere
    • In Other News
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • 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

    Kicking Off The Ubuntu Advocacy Developer Kit & Ubuntu Advocacy Development Kit Packaged

    Jono Bacon continues his series of posts about the Ubuntu Advocacy Developer Kit for Ubuntu advocates and other people willing to spread the word about Ubuntu. Bacon reminds us what the ADK will consist of:

    • Well written, simple, and detailed documentation for joining, creating, and running LoCo Teams, as well as general advocacy, tips, and tricks.
    • A selection of high-quality posters, banners and other materials.
    • Resources for creating new materials.
    • Presentations that can be used for giving an Ubuntu demo / Charm School etc.


    Once installed via a PPA, the project can be reached through the Dash. Volunteers are invited to make contributions in order to improve the ADK.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/12/12/...developer-kit/

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/12/14/...-kit-packaged/

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (102446) -10 over last week
    • Critical (87) +1 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (50782) +44 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) (8975) -25 over last week
    • Spanish (13583) -22 over last week
    • Bosnian (16368) -14519 over last week
    • English (Australia) (17044) +5 over last week
    • Brazilian Portuguese (38422) -37 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

    An amazing cycle for the LocoTeams

    Sergio Meneses reports about LoCo teams' reapproval and congratulates LoCo teams on behalf of the LoCo council for an amazing cycle. Teams that got their reapproval can be found at the following link: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-locoteams/locoteams/12.10

    http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/2012/12/12/124/

    Ubuntu Ohio Holds December Meeting

    Stephen Michael Kellat from the Ohio LoCo team reports about their progress, and future goals/tasks to achieve - including further evangelizing across the state.

    http://erielookingproductions.info/u...ember-meeting/

    Creating An Awesome LoCo Support Community

    Jono Bacon gives advice to English-speaking LoCo teams, pointing them to an AskUbuntu.com page with detailed instructions for asking and answering Ubuntu LoCo questions on the site. This additional help is to make LoCo team work, and spreading the word about Ubuntu, more easy.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/12/15/...ort-community/

    Launchpad News

    Development Community ARM Builds

    Laura Czajkowski informs us about the Launchpad policy for requesting ARM builds of their PPAs: https://dev.launchpad.net/CommunityARMBuilds

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Juju GUI for visual cloud orchestration

    From prior editions of Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, readers may be familiar that Ubuntu now has a GUI for Juju, the service orchestration tool for server and cloud. In this issue we present a close look at Juju's GUI and its possibilities by Mark Baker.

    http://blog.canonical.com/2012/12/10...orchestration/

    Blog: Analysis: Cloud Computing - Private, Public or Both?

    Kyle Mcdonald, VP Cloud at Canonical, brings us a thorough analysis of private and public clouds, the pros and cons of both, and additional information to look up to about cloud usage for organizations.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/cloud/ana...ublic-or-both/

    The Planet

    Michael Hall: Adding privacy setting support to your Unity Lens

    Michael Hall shares how third-party developers can add support into their Unity Lens to check the new privacy settings. He shares two methods, including using the new Preferences Manager class in Unity 6 that allows developers access to the settings without going through GSettings/DConf.

    http://mhall119.com/2012/12/adding-p...ur-unity-lens/

    Jono Bacon: Community Team Meetings and LoCo Teams

    Jono Bacon announces that he will return to hosting weekly public IRC meetings for the Community Team at Canonical. He welcomes others to participate and suggests topics to propose at the beginning of the meetings. Bacon also expresses an interest in discussing how to grow LoCo teams and help them be more successful.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/12/10/...nd-loco-teams/

    James Hunt: Upstart with "stateful re-exec" now in Ubuntu Raring

    Upstart with "stateful re-exec" is now version 1.
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    6.1 in Ubuntu Raring. James Hunt gives detailed information about what the new version of Upstart brings, including: "for all future Upstart upgrades, no reboot is required to make use of the newly-installed version, Upstart will restart itself with no interruption to service such that existing jobs will continue to run", and many others.

    http://ifdeflinux.blogspot.com/2012/...ec-now-in.html

    Elizabeth Krumbach: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 295 released!

    Elizabeth Krumbach reflects on the past six years of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. The first issue was published in June 2006, and in that period the newsletter has covered Ubuntu as it has grown into what it is today. She also expresses her excitement about the newsletter team, and encourages more people to help out, especially with summary writing.

    http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=7335

    Michael Hall: Quickly: Reborn

    Michael Hall reports about progress made with Quickly, Ubuntu's application development tool which includes: port from Python 2 to Python 3, added built-in argument handling, added bash shell completion, added help command (that works with all other commands), supporting of templates installed in any XDG_DATA_DIRS, allowing template overriding on the command-line and many others. Hall calls for volunteers to help with command porting. Hall also gives detailed instructions about how to contribute, along with list of commands that are about to be ported.

    http://mhall119.com/2012/12/quickly-reborn/

    Pasi Lallinaho: Community-to-developer communication

    Pasi Lallinaho writes about what he believes everyone should consider when communicating with developers. When putting forth ideas and brainstorming, the community should propose a goal, explain it, give reasons and arguments for the goal, give comparisons, and also provide suggestions for reaching the goal. He also discusses listening to developers' feedback, positively adding to the discussion, and being objective about decisions.

    http://open.knome.fi/2012/12/12/comm...communication/

    Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Accomplishments 13.04 Update

    Jono Bacon unveils further plans regarding Ubuntu Accomplishments, which include:

    • Deploying the validation server on Canonical hardware and managed by the IS team.
    • Deploying the web gallery to trophies.ubuntu.com.
    • Updating the client to support publishing to trophies.ubuntu.com (publishing is notswitched on by default and has to be enabled).
    • Packaging and releasing the daemon and viewer in the Ubuntu Software Center.
    • Performing a round of QA and testing to ensure the quality of the release is high.


    Along with mentioned plan, Bacon reports about the current state of Ubuntu accomplishments, and calls for volunteers for the following areas: hacking, documentation, testing, translations, creating Accomplishments and support.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/12/12/...-13-04-update/

    Randall Ross: Ubuntu Holiday Gift

    Randall Ross reminds those interested in gifting a computer system running Ubuntu to check Ubuntu Certified hardware, as well as Ubuntu Friendly systems, to verify that the purchased hardware will work well with Ubuntu. Ubuntu pre-installed systems, such as System76, are also a great option.

    http://randall.executiv.es/ubuntugift

    Elizabeth Krumbach: Restarting the Ubuntu Learning project

    Elizabeth Krumbach begins by writing that the Ubuntu Learning project has been quiet for some time. To restart the project, she has been working with some people quietly for several months and now she unveils plans, the vision, and further tasks for this project. Krumbach also calls for volunteers who are willing to join and contribute to this project.

    http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=7383

    Canonical News

    Happier Holidays with the Ubuntu One photos update

    The Ubuntu One team announces its newest feature, a dedicated photos tab in the U1 dashboard that gives users an album view of uploaded photos. All a user's pictures are available in one place, and can easily be shared wi
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    th friends and family. To celebrate the new feature, users who upload pictures of their holiday decorations and share them using the hastag #UbuntuOne will be in the running to win one of twenty 5GB extra storage packages.

    http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuon...photos-update/

    Top 10 questions about Ubuntu

    The Ubuntu Insights blog lists the top 10 questions that are asked about Ubuntu, as well as the answers to those questions. Included in the list are questions about Canonical, viruses, desktop migration, popularity as an operating system for the cloud, and what the name 'Ubuntu' means.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/server/to...-about-ubuntu/

    In The Press

    Shuttleworth: Ubuntu's goal is one OS from phones to supercomputers

    Jon Brodkin from Ars Technica brings us highlights from Mark Shuttleworth's recent interview on Slashdot, which includes Ubuntu being available from a mobile platform up to cloud platform, the Amazon shopping lens, Ubuntu being certified for Oracle databases, and much, much more.

    http://arstechnica.com/information-t...upercomputers/

    Consequences of Dell Embracing Ubuntu

    Matt Hartley from Datamation brings us a thorough analysis regarding Dell's most recent venture with Ubuntu which includes: Dell still being a Microsoft shop, Dell's project Sputnik, Desktop replacement Linux laptops, and Dell having one Ubuntu-only product.

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

    In The Blogosphere

    New Dash Icons Proposed for Ubuntu 13.04

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! brings us an update considering Matthieu James' icon design, including "rounder icons for 'Home', 'Files', 'Photos' and 'Video' lenses." Sneddon also comments on changes to Gwibber, and asks readers to comment on the mentioned improvements - with a warning that these improvements are not final.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/n...r-ubuntu-13-04

    Steam Linux to Launch Open Beta Next Week

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! brings us an unofficial announcement from Valve: "The Open Beta will be available to the public and will increase the current population from 80K to a higher number." Along with this unofficial news Sneddon points out the system requirements for gaming and the first round of games which will be available on Steam client for Linux.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/s...beta-next-week

    Canonical adds photo functions to Ubuntu One

    fab of H-Online unveils new features on Ubuntu One, namely photo functions. "After users log in, the Ubuntu One web site now automatically displays thumbnails of all photos found in their cloud storage in a new "Photos" section." That is not the only functionality that comes with this new feature.

    http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...e-1769636.html

    Onboard 0.99 ALPHA landed in Ubuntu 13.04 with docking support, Nexus 7-related enhancements and numerous fixes

    "Onboard is a handy useful virtual keyboard (installed in Ubuntu by default), allowing users to enjoy a full virtual keyboard on the desktop." Razvi of iloveubuntu.net informs us about Onboard's improvements and bug fixes such as optimization aimed at Nexus 7, docking support, sliding effect and many others.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/onboard-0...numerous-fixes

    In Other News

    DragonFlyBSD, CentOS, Ubuntu, Solaris Benchmarks

    This week's benchmarks from Michael Larabel of Phoronix include DragonFlyBSD, CentOS, Ubuntu and Solaris operating systems. The benchmarks included are: processor, memory, disk, motherboard, chipset, graphics, audio, monitor, network, kernel, compiler, file system, desktop, display server, display driver, OpenGL and screen resolution.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=articl
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    The 10 Best Open Source Products Of 2012

    Edward J. Correia of CRN brings us the 10 best open source products for 2012 starting from number 10: MySQL 5.6., OpenStack, Ubuntu One for Mac, Android Jelly Bean 4.1., Chrome for Android, Chrome for iOS, Red Hat enterprise virtualization 3.0, Ubuntu server 12.10, Ubuntu desktop 12.10, Microsoft Entity framework and VLC media player.

    http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/appli...ts-of-2012.htm

    Full Circle #67

    This month:

    • NEW! Ubuntu News.
    • How-To : Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and Create a Thief-proof PC.
    • Graphics : Kdenlive, and Inkscape.
    • Web Dev : CRUD Part 3.
    • Book Review - Think Like a Programmrer.
    • Review: OS4 OpenWorkStation.
    • Closing Windows - Installing Fonts.
    • What Is - PGP Encryption.


    plus: Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and so much more!

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-67/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Upcoming Meetings and Events

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    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


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    End of Life - April 2017

    Ubuntu 12.10 Updates


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    End of Life - April 2014

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