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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 298


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 298! This special two week issue covers from December 24 2012 - January 6, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu in 2013
    • It's official: Ubuntu now fits phones
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • FOSDEM 2013
    • Ubuntu Cloud Images go Social (okay, just Twitter)
    • Randall Ross: Tips #5-10 for Ubuntu Evangelists (and Advocates)
    • Robert Ancell: A script for supporting multiple Ubuntu releases in a PPA
    • The Fridge: Reminder: Call for new ARB members
    • Chris Wilson Want to get involved with Ubuntu? Get involved with One Hundred Paper Cuts.
    • Martin Owens: Developer Kits
    • Ubuntu Classroom: Call for Instructors: Ubuntu User Days on Feb 9th - 10th 2013
    • Matt Fischer: Cairo Perf Testing on the Nexus 7
    • The Fridge: Going mobile in 2013
    • My bid for tech liberty: how have I done so far?
    • The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux
    • Shuttleworth: Ubuntu all about mobile, cloud in 2013
    • Ubuntu 2012 In Pictures
    • In Other News
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Monthly Team Reports: November 2012
    • 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

    Ubuntu in 2013

    Mark Shuttleworth shares his thoughts about Ubuntu in 2013 with following: "It's important to me, and to the wider Ubuntu community, the people be able to derive some benefit from our efforts. We know that there are plenty of smart people whos needs are well served by what existed in the past. We continue to maintain older versions of Ubuntu so that they can enjoy those tools on a stable platform. But we want to shape the future, which means exploring territory that is unfamiliar, uncertain and easy to criticise. That's why Unity in 2013 will be all about mobile - bringing Ubuntu to phones and tablets."

    Read more at: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1221

    It's official: Ubuntu now fits phones

    Jane Silber CEO of Canonical announces that Ubuntu is coming to phone. Silber also announces new way of building apps for different form of factors i.e. QML based Ubuntu SDK and further work on Ubuntu for phones.

    Official announcement at: http://blog.canonical.com/2013/01/02...w-fits-phones/

    There have also been a lot of articles about the Ubuntu on phones announcement. Our editors picked several of them to share:



    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (102733) +271 over last week
    • Critical (90) -1 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (50888) +91 over last week


    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

    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

    FOSDEM 2013

    Laura Czajkowski announces the creation of a wiki page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fosdem/2013) for Ubuntu LoCo members who are planning on attending FOSDEM 2013 so they can arrange a meet up, as this conference has had great attendance from the Ubuntu Community in previous years.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lo...ry/006118.html

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Ubuntu Cloud Images go Social (okay, just Twitter)

    The Ubuntu Cloud Image builder now has a Twitter account that automatically sends a Tweet when a new image has been built and published. Currently the account only Tweets about new builds for EC2, but it will also Tweet about Windows Azure once it goes GA. You can follow the account at @UbuCloudImages.

    http://blog.utlemming.org/2013/01/ub...ocial-for.html

    The Planet

    Randall Ross: Tips #5-10 for Ubuntu Evangelists (and Advocates)

    Randall Ross continues his series giving the Ubuntu Community some tips on how to advocate Ubuntu, and what you should and should not be doing to get more people interested in Ubuntu.

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip5

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip6

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip7

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip8

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip9

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip10

    Robert Ancell: A script for supporting multiple Ubuntu releases in a PPA

    Robert Ancell presents script for supporting multiple releases i.e. for current LTS and development release. Ancell also unveils the code of the script with hope that someone finds it helpful.

    http://bobthegnome.blogspot.com/2012...le-ubuntu.html

    The Fridge: Reminder: Call for new ARB members

    Bhavani Shankar calls for new members of the Application Review Board (ARB). Currently the ARB still has 4 of the 7 seats which are open. For more information, please visit the link below.

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/01/02/...w-arb-members/

    Chris Wilson Want to get involved with Ubuntu? Get involved with One Hundred Paper Cuts.

    The One Hundred Paper Cuts project is a great way for interested contributors to get involved with Ubuntu. The project works at fixing small annoyances in Ubuntu. Each cycle the project picks out around 100 low-importance bugs to be fixed in order to give Ubuntu more polish. The project needs both programmers and non-programmers alike, so anyone interested can get involved.

    http://www.notgary.com/2013/01/want-...buntu-get.html

    Martin Owens: Developer Kits

    Martin Owens expresses his dissatisfaction with and makes suggestions for improvements in current developers kit for Ubuntu.

    http://doctormo.org/2013/01/03/developer-kits/

    Ubuntu Classroom: Call for Instructors: Ubuntu User Days on Feb 9th - 10th 2013

    Elizabeth Krumbach from the Ubuntu Classroom team makes a call for instructors for the upcoming Ubuntu User Days which will start on Saturday 9 February at 14:30 UTC and end at 3:00 UTC on until Sunday 10 February. Anyone interested in leading a session can find out more information at the link below.

    http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com...9th-10th-2013/

    Matt Fischer: Cairo Perf Testing on the Nexus 7

    Martin Fischer explains "how to build the traces, how to run the tools on Ubuntu, and finally a quick look at some results on the Nexus7." Fischer shares results as graphs for some of his own testing.

    http://www.mattfischer.com/blog/?p=375

    The Fridge: Going mobile in 2013

    Mark Shuttleworth discusses a new phase in Ubuntu where the goal is no longer just to deliver free software but also create an entire ecosystem. He wishes for everyone to work on the areas they are passionate about, and encourages developers to unleash their "creativity, rigour and expertise." As a mobile platform the project will reach more users than ever before, and he believes that smartphones will be a "gateway to the full world of free software."

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/01/04/...obile-in-2013/

    In The Press

    My bid for tech liberty: how have I done so far?

    Dan Gilmore of Guardian writes about his journey into F/LOSS as he moves from using a Mac to becoming an Ubuntu user.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...ty-dan-gillmor

    The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

    Scott Gilbertson of The Register gives readers his point of view as he considers the way Ubuntu and Gnome "do business". In this article he also highlights some arosen issues as well.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/30/linux_in_2012/

    Shuttleworth: Ubuntu all about mobile, cloud in 2013

    Paula Rooney of ZDNet articulates and presents Mark Shuttleworth's post Ubuntu in 2013.

    http://www.zdnet.com/shuttleworth-ub...13-7000009253/

    In The Blogosphere

    Ubuntu 2012 In Pictures

    Joey Elijah-Sneddon presents a photo story which highlights the milestones Ubuntu reached in 2012.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/u...tures-jan-june

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/u...-july-december

    Ubuntu One Adds Photo Sharing Features

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon presents the new features now available in Ubuntu One. In this article he looks at these features and what they offer the end user.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/u...aring-features

    Gnome Extension Shows Ubuntu How To Do Shopping Lens Right

    Swapnil Bhartiya of Muktware shows a different approach towards shopping lens implementation.

    http://www.muktware.com/5032/gnome-e...ing-lens-right

    Ubuntu 12.10 family boot times - Let's see

    Dedoimedo shows us a thorough analysis of the boot times of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 12.10, Kubuntu 12.10 and Xubuntu 12.10.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...oot-times.html

    Deviantart, Wordnik, IMDB, Grooveshark,YahooStock, Google News, Wikipedia, Reddit scopes to probably land by default in Ubuntu 13.04 in the near future

    Razvi of iloveubuntu unveils new possible features in Ubuntu 13.04 and more interesting scopes which may bring new possibilities for Ubuntu users.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/deviantar...-probably-land

    KamaTech launches new pre-installed with Ubuntu Sensei 2 (PS299) and Ninja (PS569) desktops

    Razvi of iloveubuntu iprovides information and technical specs about Kama Tech's Ubuntu Sensei 2 and Ninja desktops.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/kamatech-...A3569-desktops

    In Other News

    Full Circle Magazine #68

    Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
    are proud to announce the release of our sixty-eighth issue.
    This month:
    • Ubuntu News.
    • How-To : Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and Install 12.10 on an EEE PC.
    • Graphics : NEW! Blender, and Inkscape.
    • Web Dev : CRUD Part 4.
    • Book Review - Super Scratch Programming.
    • Review: Linux Mint Debian Edition KDE.
    • Closing Windows - Run An App On Startup.
    • What Is - Raspberry Pi.
    • SPECIAL Q&A with Didier Roche - How Ubuntu Is Made.


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

    Get it while it's hot! PDF and EPUB: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-68/ now with 'Send to Ubuntu One' delivery!

    Google Currents Edition: http://www.google.com/producer/editi...gazine_68_lite

    Also available via Issuu: http://issuu.com/fullcirclemagazine

    Open Source Technologies That Changed The World In 2012

    Swapnil Bhartiya of Muktware takes a look at the various technologies which he believes impacted the world during 2012. The technologies which he discusses in this article include: Android, Red Hat, Raspberry Pi, LibreOffice, Linux Mint, OwnCloud, OUYA, Novacut, Vivaldi, Steam for Linux, JollaMobile, Firefox OS, Canonical/Ubuntu.

    http://www.muktware.com/5034/open-so...2#.UOG_PuTK4bF

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Full Circle Podcast Episode 32, The Year That Was....Well Nearly!!

    "In this episode Les brings everyone up-to-date with where he's been, there's a 'Special Announcement' and the lads take a look back at 2012, 'A Year in Tech'"

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2012/1...s-well-nearly/

    Ubuntu for phones: Industry proposition [video]

    Mark Shuttleworth announces new form of factor for Ubuntu - a phone OS. In this video Shuttleworth gives a demonstration of new Ubuntu phone - its features and what it brings to a user. Along with a video demonstration of an Ubuntu based phone, Shuttleworth shows what industry and press think about Ubuntu and this new move. He also asks for new industry partners to work together to help advance this new device.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWHJDLsqTU

    Ubuntu Phone - Issues And Opportunities [video]

    "Streamed live on Jan 3, 2013. A discussion with Richard Collins, Ubuntu Mobile product manager at Canonical Ltd. We discuss the Ubuntu Phone announcement, the choice of QT ("cute"), the link with Ubuntu Desktop, the community strategy and open source credentials and the issues that may arise from software patents."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lOpNajx3xI

    Monthly Team Reports: November 2012

    See here for the team report for November 2012: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/November2012

    If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting

    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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    Conclusion

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    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach
    • Jasna Bencic
    • Nathan Dyer
    • And many others


    Glossary of Terms

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    The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

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    Last edited by akgraner; January 15th, 2013 at 03:49 AM. Reason: Issue 298 is now available

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