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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 306


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 306 for the week February 25 - March 3, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu Developer Summits Now Online and Every Three Months
    • Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)
    • Results from the Developer Membership Board restaffing
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubuntu at SCaLE11x
    • Jamming? We Need Your Photos!
    • UGJ, Mexico city, March 2013
    • Cape Town Global Jam Raring
    • Ubuntu Forums upgraded!
    • Dmitrijs Ledkovs: X-Chat power-user upload
    • Jono Bacon: On Moving To An Online Ubuntu Developer Summit
    • Jono Bacon: XDA Developers and Ubuntu Touch
    • Marcin Juszkiewicz: AArch64 port of Debian/Ubuntu is alive!
    • Dmitrijs Ledkovs: Flash Nexus7 like a rock star
    • Daniel Holbach: The Port-a-thon is in full swing
    • Scott Kitterman: Kubuntu Council Elections 2013 - Call For Nominations
    • Jose Antonio Rey: Localizing the Q&A Systems
    • Ubuntu Manual: Call for contributors
    • Ubuntu phone and tablet at Mobile World Congress
    • In The Press
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Monthly Team Reports: January 2013
    • 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 Developer Summits Now Online and Every Three Months

    Jono Bacon announces a change to the Ubuntu Developer Summit schedule which will be exclusively online and take place every three months, writing that the "new format of UDS provides an enhanced level of openness and transparency that is optimized for online participants." Bacon announces that the "first online UDS will be taking place next week on March 5th-6th, 2013 from 2pm UTC - 8pm UTC, and the next event will take place around the same time as the originally scheduled physical UDS in Oakland."

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/02/26/...-three-months/

    Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

    Rick Spencer kicks off discussion about the Ubuntu development list of a proposals which suggests "dropping non-LTS releases and move to a rolling release plus LTS releases right now."

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ry/036537.html

    Results from the Developer Membership Board restaffing

    The results were as follows:

    1. Scott Kitterman (ScottK)
    2. Stephane Graber (stgraber)
    3. Iain Lane (Laney)
    4. Benjamin Drung (bdrung)

    The DMB confirmed these results at the meeting on 2013-02-11.

    Micah Gersten writes: "Please welcome Scott Kitterman to the DMB. His term began on 2013-02-13. We would also like to thank Cody Somerville for his years of service on the DMB and wish him well in his future endeavors within the Ubuntu community."

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ch/001019.html

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    At the Developer Membership Board meeting on 2013-02-25 the following individuals joined the Ubuntu MOTU team!



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ch/001747.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (103989) +236 over last week
    • Critical (74) -2 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51232) +58 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 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

    Ubuntu at SCaLE11x

    Elizabeth Krumbach writes about and shares pictures of the successful Ubucon mini-conference and Ubuntu booth at the Southern California Linux Expo February 22nd-24th.

    http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=7650

    Jamming? We Need Your Photos!

    Randall Ross puts out a call to LoCo teams to share photos from their Ubuntu Global Jam events.

    http://randall.executiv.es/raring-global-jam-8

    UGJ, Mexico city, March 2013

    Javier L. shares photos and details from the Ubuntu Global Jam event in Mexico City. "We jammed for ~4 hours, which we used to ping the problems we had reported previously, looked at translations, art, talked about the strategies to keep improving the Ubuntu-mx team, and ate lots of pizza."

    http://viajemotu.wordpress.com/2013/...ty-march-2013/

    Cape Town Global Jam Raring

    Maia Grotepass writes about and shares photos from the Ubuntu Global Jam event in Cape Town, South Africa and thanks their organizer, attendees, and venue sponsor.

    http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/20...am-raring.html

    Ubuntu Forums News

    Ubuntu Forums upgraded!

    Jorge Castro announces that the big upgrade to vBulletin 4 on ubuntuforums.org has been completed. Castro thanks everyone who have made this possible, including "the Forums Council, the CC, the Canonical IS team, and an untold number of people who helped make this happen" with a nod to Kyle A. Baker who wrote the OpenID plugin.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/02/2...rums-upgraded/

    The Planet

    Dmitrijs Ledkovs: X-Chat power-user upload

    Dmitrijs Ledkovs shares the changelog details from the most recent upload of xchat to the Ubuntu archives and writes that it "should make xchat more pleasant to work with for avid irc chatters."

    http://blog.surgut.co.uk/2013/02/x-c...er-upload.html

    Jono Bacon: On Moving To An Online Ubuntu Developer Summit

    Jono Bacon discusses the move to an online-only Ubuntu Developer Summit, and shares some of the benefits that he sees in the new format. He notes that there were some difficulties in hearing sessions in past remote participation, but those issues should be fixed by having everyone use their own microphones and webcams. He also discusses how the use of Hangouts and IRC will allow more users to be able to participate and help retain personal connections despite not being face-to-face.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/02/26/...eloper-summit/

    Jono Bacon: XDA Developers and Ubuntu Touch

    Jono Bacon thanks the XDA Developers who have been working on porting Ubuntu Touch during the Ubuntu Touch Port-o-thon, which aims to bring Ubuntu images to more devices. Bacon writes of a great response on the XDA forums, and as a result, Ubuntu has been ported to several new devices. He notes that David Planella and Daniel Holbach are working on engaging with the XDA Developers to foster a closer work relationship.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/02/27/...-ubuntu-touch/

    Marcin Juszkiewicz: AArch64 port of Debian/Ubuntu is alive!

    Marcin Juszkiewicz shares news that the AArch64 port of Ubuntu and Debian now exists in an early form and writes "you can find ready to use rootfs there which (connected with kernel from OpenEmbedded) boots to fresh Ubuntu 13.04."

    http://marcin.juszkiewicz.com.pl/201...untu-is-alive/

    Dmitrijs Ledkovs: Flash Nexus7 like a rock star

    Dmitrijs Ledkovs writes about a new tool available for those tired of typing a hostname, username, password and WiFi password every time they flash a Nexus 7 with Ubuntu. This tool automates the steps and allows users to reboot into fastboot mode over ssh without having to use the volume or power buttons.

    http://blog.surgut.co.uk/2013/02/fla...rock-star.html

    Daniel Holbach: The Port-a-thon is in full swing

    A week after Ubuntu Touch first became available, an effort to port it to new devices is underway. Images and instructions for installing Ubuntu Touch are now available for fifteen devices, with additional 23 ports currently in progress. During the Ubuntu Global Jam that took place March 1st-3rd, participants were encouraged to help test, port, and write apps for Ubuntu Touch.

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/02/...in-full-swing/

    Scott Kitterman: Kubuntu Council Elections 2013 - Call For Nominations

    Scott Kitterman calls for nominations from the Kubuntu members to be a Kubuntu Council member, replacing 3 Council members who are about to have their membership expired.

    http://skitterman.wordpress.com/2013...lections_2013/

    Jose Antonio Rey: Localizing the Q&A Systems

    Jose Antonio Rey discusses his research into a Q&A-style support system for Ubuntu that can support languages other than English and puts out a call to the community for help.

    http://joseeantonior.wordpress.com/2...he-qa-systems/

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu Manual: Call for contributors

    John Xygonakis of the Ubuntu Manual team issues a call for contributors for the 13.04 edition of the Ubuntu Manual. "We have a firm base of contributors (authors, editors, translators) and we want more people to work with us, to make the next manual awesome!"

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ch/001744.html

    Canonical News

    Ubuntu phone and tablet at Mobile World Congress

    Canonical writes about their presence of the now completed Mobile World Congress (MWC) event and highlights opportunities for operators, developers, and consumers presented in a future with the Ubuntu phone.

    http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuon...orld-congress/

    In The Press



    In The Blogosphere



    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 102

    The usual presenter, Stephen Michael Kellat, disappeared for this episode as he filled the role of acting engineer. The show's producer, Gloria Kellat, took over the presenting duties. "G" brought replays from USDA Radio and the Ubuntu UK Podcast team and brought local news relevant to the Ohio Local Community Team.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/135

    MWC 2013: Ubuntu Touch OS hands on [video]

    Lewis Leong of the SOFTONIC On Software Blog shares a video of the Ubuntu Touch OS from Mobile World Congress.

    http://onsoftware.en.softonic.com/mw...ch-os-hands-on

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E01 - We Need to Talk About Ubuntu

    "We're back! That's us: Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, Laura Cowen, and (not forgetting) The Podcats. We're here in Studio A for the first episode of Season (Series) Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!"

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/02...-about-ubuntu/

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Monthly Team Reports: January 2013

    See here for the team report for January 2013: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/January2013

    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



    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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    Additional Ubuntu News

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    Conclusion

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach
    • Howard Chan
    • Nathan Dyer
    • Jim Connett
    • And many others


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    Last edited by elizabeth; March 11th, 2013 at 10:57 PM.

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