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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 297


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 297 for the week December 17 - 23, 2012.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubuntu-MX is now an approved LoCo team!
    • Apache support in WordPress charm now available
    • Daniel Holbach: What's going on with the Nexus 7?
    • James Gifford: Why I Moved From Dropbox To Ubuntu One For Note Taking
    • Timo Jyrinki: Compiz fullscreen unredirection - update
    • Stephen M. Webb: Canonical Targets Unity Shell Maintenance for 13.04
    • Randall Ross: Tips for Ubuntu Evangelists (and Advocates) - An Introduction and tips 1-4
    • Chris Wilson: How can I contribute to the One Hundred Paper Cuts project and other questions
    • Randall Ross: We Are *All* Making Ubuntu - Part 3
    • Official Mac OS X client for Ubuntu One
    • Four new hot indie games arrive in Ubuntu Software Center
    • Top 10 Things Ubuntu Is Doing Right
    • 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

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Results from the 1200 Regional Membership Board Mailing List vote ending 21 Dec, 2012:



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/001706.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (102462) +16 over last week
    • Critical (91) +4 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (50797) +15 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

    Ubuntu-MX is now an approved LoCo team!

    Adolfo Jayme Barrientos writes that the Ubuntu Mexico Loco Team became an approved Ubuntu Community LoCo team this week. Barrientos' blog post also congratulates the ZA team who gained reapproval at this meeting.

    http://fitoschido.wordpress.com/2012...ial-loco-team/

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Apache support in WordPress charm now available

    Jorge Castro writes that the WordPress charm has added the option to use Apache instead of ngnix for running WordPress sites.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/12/1...now-available/

    The Planet

    Daniel Holbach: What's going on with the Nexus 7?

    Daniel Holbach gives us an update about Nexus 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtale):

    • A new onboard pre-release made it into 13.04 which fixes many bugs and makes the on-screen keyboard much easier to use.
    • The new Unity stack is included in 13.04 and is now automatically tested after commits and auto-released as part of a 13.04 build.
    • The new images use oem-config to present the installer window where users can specify a username, a wireless network, and other bits.


    Holbach informs us it is now possible to put Ubuntu 13.04 on the Nexus 7 without any additional PPAs or reflashing. Holbach also writes about further improvements to memory usage and recommends Alex Chiang's articles, which can be found at the following links:

    http://www.chizang.net/alex/blog/201...e-i-detection/ ,

    http://www.chizang.net/alex/blog/201...e-ii-analysis/

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2012/12/...h-the-nexus-7/

    James Gifford: Why I Moved From Dropbox To Ubuntu One For Note Taking

    In this blog post, James Gifford summarizes why he now uses Ubuntu One for all his note taking needs. He says that, because it works on all major operating systems, it is the best choice for him.

    http://blog.jamesrgifford.com/dropbo...or-note-taking

    Timo Jyrinki: Compiz fullscreen unredirection - update

    Timo Jyrinki brings an update about Compiz's "unredirection by default" feature for full-screen applications:

    • The option is Composite -> Undirect Match (unredirect_match) available in the CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm).
    • change the unredirect_match option to be just '(any)' for enabling video playback on older/slower integrated graphics devices, which are usually just barely able to play HD videos with risk of tearing some drivers and apps
    • And many others...


    http://losca.blogspot.com/2012/12/co...on-update.html

    Stephen M. Webb: Canonical Targets Unity Shell Maintenance for 13.04

    Stephen M. Webb unveils a different approach to Unity development and fixing. According to Webb, Unity is going to be polished for the next release of Ubuntu. That means a bigger focus on what Unity is now, instead of adding new features.

    http://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2012...nce-for-13-04/

    Randall Ross: Tips for Ubuntu Evangelists (and Advocates) - An Introduction and tips 1-4

    Randall Ross writes a series of blog posts to help Ubuntu evangelists as a supplement to the new Ubuntu Advocacy Kit. In tips 1-4, he covers using Ubuntu yourself everyday, not assuming people have heard of Ubuntu before, the proper pronunciation of the word "Ubuntu", and choosing your targets for advocation wisely.

    http://randall.executiv.es/tipsIntro

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip1

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip2

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip3

    http://randall.executiv.es/tip4

    Chris Wilson: How can I contribute to the One Hundred Paper Cuts project and other questions

    Chris Wilson of the One Hundred Paper Cuts project writes a series of blog posts answering some common questions about the project, including what they are, how to report them, and other ways to contribute.

    http://www.notgary.com/2012/12/how-d...paper-cut.html

    http://www.notgary.com/2012/12/how-d...paper-cut.html

    http://www.notgary.com/2012/12/what-...ut-anyway.html

    http://www.notgary.com/2012/12/how-c...e-hundred.html

    Randall Ross: We Are *All* Making Ubuntu - Part 3

    Randall Ross continues a series of blog posts about how everyone can contribute to Ubuntu with their ideas for how to improve searching in the Unity dash. In part 3, he shares a short synopsis of the ideas discussed so far, and encourages more contributors.

    http://randall.executiv.es/bestsearchintheworld3

    Canonical News

    Official Mac OS X client for Ubuntu One

    Canonical reports that the Ubuntu One client for the Mac OSX operating system has now been released to the general public for users to use and enjoy.

    http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuon...or-ubuntu-one/

    Four new hot indie games arrive in Ubuntu Software Center

    The Humble Indie Bundle 7 has been released with four games available for the Ubuntu platform. These games are Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, and Legend of Grimrock.

    http://blog.canonical.com/2012/12/19...ftware-center/

    In The Press

    Top 10 Things Ubuntu Is Doing Right

    Matt Hartley from Datamation points out the top 10 things he views Ubuntu is doing right:

    • Built from Debian
    • Ubuntu PPAs
    • Proprietary software drivers
    • User adoption
    • Ubuntu as a brand
    • Derivative projects
    • Valve
    • Ubuntu One (music, storage)
    • Canonical support (for development and enterprise usage)
    • Unity HUD


    http://www.datamation.com/open-sourc...ing-right.html

    In The Blogosphere

    Canonical "Won't Fix" GTK+ Wayland For Ubuntu

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports on bug updates and discussions around enabling the Wayland back-end of GTK+ 3.x. He also shares the comment from developer Ian Lane who recommends to keep using "a PPA if folks want to use GTK+3 in Ubuntu with its wayland backend."

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTI1NTI

    'Unity Previews' Animation Updated in Ubuntu 13.04

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG!Ubuntu! gives us a sneak peak at some tiny--but no-less-important--changes in Unity Previews and its feature called "drop-down animation."

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

    Top 10 Ubuntu Apps of 2012

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG!Ubuntu! opens up his top 10 Ubuntu apps of 2012 list: Stormcloud, Nitro, Steam for Linux, Geary, inSync, Lightread, UberWriter, Unity News Lens, CuttleFish, and Postman.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/t...u-apps-of-2012

    In Other News

    Steam For Linux Goes Public

    Bhushan Shah of Muktware reports on Valve's announcement about the Steam client for Linux beta becoming wide open for everybody.

    http://www.muktware.com/5001/steam-linux-goes-public

    Ed McMillen: Ubuntu Store Sold Super Meat Boy For A Year Without Permission, Has Yet To Pay Team Meat

    Logan Booker of Kotaku brings us Ed McMillen's story where he expresses disappointment regarding Canonical's business with Team Meat.

    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/12/ed-...pay-team-meat/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S05E22 - A Final Reckoning

    Some of the news that Ubuntu podcast from the UK LoCo brings us in 22nd week's show are:

    • Version 1.0 of open source file-sharing Sparkleshare released...
    • Crowd-sourced project to make an indie film about the rise of FOSS...
    • Open laptop project...


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2012/12...nal-reckoning/

    SSD Applications Launch - Ubuntu 12.04 [video]

    Ubuntu Help Guy gives us a demonstration of opening as many apps as possible, and shares tests of app opening speed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwqzd0OyxLM

    Introduction to Dream Studio [video]

    **** MacInnis gives an in-depth walkthrough of the Dream Studio desktop, which uses Ubuntu Unity.

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

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

    * Security Team - December 17, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20121217

    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
    • Philip Ballew
    • Jim Connett
    • Matt Rudge
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    Last edited by elizabeth; January 7th, 2013 at 10:46 PM.

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