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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 310


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 310 for the week March 25 - 31, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) reaching End of Life on May 9 2013
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Hey North America, Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania! Are You On the Map?
    • Daniel Holbach: Accompanying a new generation of developers
    • Rick Spencer: User Interaction with Ubuntu Components
    • Jono Bacon: Smart Scopes Not Landing In 13.04, Will Land in 13.10
    • Nicholas Skaggs: Beta Testing Extraordinaire with Ubuntu Quality
    • Ubuntu Touch summary (week 12)
    • App patterns applied: weather key journeys
    • Mark Shuttleworth - The Disruptors 2013
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Full Circle Magazine #71 has arrived!
    • 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

    Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) reaching End of Life on May 9 2013

    Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the formal End of Life (EOL) dates of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) desktop and server.

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/29/...on-may-9-2013/

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (104914) +218 over last week
    • Critical (76) +1 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51456) +62 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 Idea 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

    Hey North America, Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania! Are You On the Map?

    Randall Ross writes a series of blog posts calling out to teams in continents throughout the world to get themselves added to the global portal of teams at loco.ubuntu.com.

    http://randall.executiv.es/on-the-map-north-america

    http://randall.executiv.es/on-the-map-africa

    http://randall.executiv.es/on-the-map-south-america

    http://randall.executiv.es/on-the-map-europe

    http://randall.executiv.es/on-the-map-asia

    http://randall.executiv.es/on-the-map-oceania

    The Planet

    Daniel Holbach: Accompanying a new generation of developers

    Daniel Holbach gives an overview of the work done by the Ubuntu Developer Advisory Team in the last three release cycles and makes a call for more volunteers to join them in their efforts to reach out to new contributors, help new contributors get involved, and collect feedback on how the development process can be improved for newcomers.

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/03/...-ofdevelopers/

    Rick Spencer: User Interaction with Ubuntu Components

    Rick Spencer shows how he used Ubuntu Components to add actions to his Ubuntu Touch app.

    http://theravingrick.blogspot.com/20...omponents.html

    Jono Bacon: Smart Scopes Not Landing In 13.04, Will Land in 13.10

    Jono Bacon reports that the dash team has withdrawn their Feature Freeze Exception (FFE) to allow further time for Smart Scopes to mature before including it as part of Ubuntu. Further time working on the user experience is expected to improve the quality enough for it to launch normally with 13.10.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/03/29/...land-in-13-10/

    Nicholas Skaggs: Beta Testing Extraordinaire with Ubuntu Quality

    Nicholas Skaggs of the Ubuntu Quality team announces an online testing event for the final beta ISO image on Tuesday April 2nd from 1800-2200 UTC.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...th-ubuntu.html

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu Touch summary (week 12)

    Ricardo Salveti de Araujo highlights some of the app development work going on for Ubuntu Touch, including enabling initial bluetooth support for Nexus 7, a couple application renames, and updates for the media-player and notes-app.

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg01363.html

    App patterns applied: weather key journeys

    Christina Li of the Canonical Design Team shows off ideas for interaction with the weather app in Ubuntu Touch.

    http://design.canonical.com/2013/03/...-key-journeys/

    In The Press

    Mark Shuttleworth - The Disruptors 2013

    Forbes features Mark Shuttleworth as one of 12 people shaking up their fields. Shuttleworth represents "Computing" field and writes "This guy is one tough competitor. His idea of a relaxing vacation spot is Antarctica or the International Space Station. Yes, he's been to both. He'll need that moxie to muscle into the mobile market."

    http://www.forbes.com/special-report...ttleworth.html

    In The Blogosphere

    Reasons Why I Love Unity Previews #735

    Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares some of the work of "Prolific Unity Scopes developer" David Calle who has "recently been showing off some interesting new features he's built into Unity Previews."

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/r...y-previews-736

    OpenSUSE 12.3 vs. Ubuntu 13.04

    Matt Hartley of Datamation compares features in Ubuntu and the latest OpenSUSE release. He examines their options of desktop environments, audio subsystem, drivers, codecs, and software installation.

    http://www.datamation.com/open-sourc...u-13.04-1.html

    [Ubuntu In The Wild] Unity In Use By Norwegian Military

    Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports on a video that shows the Norwegian military using Ubuntu for their everyday computational needs.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/u...egian-military

    MapR, Canonical Team To Offer Hadoop On Ubuntu Linux

    Rick Whiting of CRN writes that MapR M3 edition of Hadoop is to become available through Canonical's Ubuntu Partner Archive with the release of 13.04. A MapR Juju Charm will also be available with the 13.04 release.

    http://www.crn.com/news/applications...untu-linux.htm

    Ubuntu Powered Promo Booth? You Bet [Ubuntu In The Wild]

    Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports on another every day machine running Ubuntu; this time it was a promotional pod used in a British betting shop.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/u...tu-in-the-wild

    In Other News

    Full Circle Magazine #71 has arrived!

    This month:

    • Ubuntu News.
    • How-To : Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and Using PAF.
    • Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape.
    • Book Review: Python for Kids.
    • Review: Chrome OS
    • plus: Q&A, Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and so much more!


    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2013/0...1-has-arrived/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 108

    The Burning Circle episode this week asks its weekly question and demos how to call in to answer questions via SIP using Twinkle.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/140

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E05 - The Good, The Bad and the Ubuntu

    The UK LoCo Podcast reviews the latest news, including the Python trademark resolution, a Linux video editing Kickstarter, China's new Ubuntu, Nokia's attempt to block WebM, and the Forbes list of most disruptive people in business. Other topics include Secure Boot / Restricted Boot, the latest Ubuntu Technical Board meeting, and a bug in Fedora's bug tracker, plus some upcoming events.

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/03...nd-the-ubuntu/

    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



    End of life - May 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

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach
    • Mathias Hellsten
    • Tiago Carrondo
    • David Morfin
    • Jim Connett
    • And many others


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    Last edited by elizabeth; April 8th, 2013 at 11:34 PM.

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