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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 311


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 311 for the week April 1 - 7, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubuntu Global Jam - An Early Call for Events!
    • Showcase the diversity of the Ubuntu community!
    • Call for nominations to the LoCo Council
    • About Ubuntu 13.04 CDs/DVDs
    • Take our new Juju survey
    • Michael Hall: More Ubuntu SDK Apps
    • Kaj Ailomaa: Ubuntu Studio, new leadership, and future plans
    • Martin Pitt: Urgent PostgreSQL security updates for Debian/Ubuntu
    • Michael Hall: Core Apps: Road to October
    • Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 13)
    • In The Blogosphere
    • 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 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released

    Steve Langasek from the Ubuntu Release Team announces the first and only Beta milestone for Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) is released. He also announces availability for Beta 2 images of flavours, including the recently approved UbuntuKylin and Ubuntu GNOME flavours.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/000170.html

    This final beta release has also been covered in the press and blogosphere; the following are several collected by our staff:


    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Results from the Developer Membership Board meeting 2013-03-25:

    * PerPackageUploader Applications - Paul Gevers


    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/001768.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (105356) +442 over last week
    • Critical (75) -1 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51698) +242 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 Global Jam - An Early Call for Events!

    Randall Ross announces the start of the Ubuntu Global Jam S-series planning and asks every LoCo team to add their events into the LoCo Team Portal.

    http://randall.executiv.es/global-jam-s-announcement

    Showcase the diversity of the Ubuntu community!

    Philip Ballew starts a quest to showcase the diversity of the Ubuntu LoCo Teams and asks the LoCo team members to send him a postcard of their country/territory/city.

    http://philipballew.wordpress.com/20...ntu-community/

    Call for nominations to the LoCo Council

    Bhavani Shankar R of the LoCo Council is calling for nominations to replace two members of the LoCo Council and invites anyone to nominate an Ubuntu member to join the LoCo Council.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lo...il/006306.html

    About Ubuntu 13.04 CDs/DVDs

    Sergio Meneses of the LoCo Council announces that there will not be any 13.04 CDs or DVDs sent to the approved LoCo teams, and future CDs and DVDs will only be available for LTS releases.

    http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/2013/0...13-04-cdsdvds/

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Take our new Juju survey

    Jorge Castro asks users that have used Juju to participate in an ongoing survey that will receive more questions as Juju grows.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/04/0...w-juju-survey/

    The Planet

    Michael Hall: More Ubuntu SDK Apps

    Michael Hall introduces more Ubuntu SDK Apps and gives us an update on the development of the Ubuntu Core Apps.

    http://mhall119.com/2013/04/more-ubuntu-sdk-apps/

    Kaj Ailomaa: Ubuntu Studio, new leadership, and future plans

    Kaj Ailomaa talks about current leadership changes where he was appointed as Ubuntu Studio Project lead, the work of the old Project Lead Scott Lavender, and he also discusses future plans for Ubuntu Studio 14.04.

    http://zequence.net/ubuntu-studio-ne...-future-plans/

    Martin Pitt: Urgent PostgreSQL security updates for Debian/Ubuntu

    Martin Pitt announces a critical security update of PostgreSQL and reminds users to shutdown their systems and upgrade as soon as possible.

    http://www.piware.de/2013/04/urgent-...-debianubuntu/

    Michael Hall: Core Apps: Road to October

    Michael Hall describes how the Ubuntu Touch teams will work in the 13.10 cycle, including work items tracking in status.ubuntu.com, setting monthly milestones, and dividing work items into teams to make the teams work more efficiently.

    http://mhall119.com/2013/04/core-apps-road-to-october/

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 13)

    Bill Filler sums up the work from the Ubuntu Touch team for week 13 including a Qt transition, rebasing for the upcoming Raring release, and core apps updates.

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg01464.html

    In The Blogosphere

    WUBI To Be Dropped from Ubuntu 13.04, Windows Users Lose Out

    Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the dropping of Wubi (Windows Ubuntu Installer) from Ubuntu 13.04 due its under-maintained (and therefore unstable) state as well as its incompatibility with Windows 8.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/w...users-lose-out

    High School 1:1 Laptop Program Announced

    Charlie Reslinger of Penn Manor High School announces a 1:1 Laptop program where students will receive an inexpensive laptop based on Ubermix, a Ubuntu-based education system. Teacher and student apprentices will also be trained for helping the students on their laptops.

    http://www.pennmanor.net/techblog/?p=1590

    Ubuntu: Riding HP Moonshot Into Hyperscale Server Market?

    The VAR Guy writes about the appearance of Ubuntu in the coming HP Moonshot Server and lists out the challenges Canonical faces ahead in its deployment as well as a source of revenue.

    http://thevarguy.com/big-data-techno...-server-market

    New Ubuntu T-Shirts Go On Sale in Canonical Store

    Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! blogs about the availability in Canonical's store of the Ubuntu 13.04 T-shirt with a ringtail on it. He also notes about the store having some new items, including a leather PU bound notebook and a 4-in-1 pen.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/o...tu-online-shop

    10 New Features and Changes in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail [Screenshots Tour]

    Manuel Jose of Tech Drive-in posts some screenshots of the new features in 13.04, including new menus for Shutdown, Ubuntu One, Bluetooth, some new icons for Ubuntu Software Center and more.

    http://www.techdrivein.com/2013/04/1...-ringtail.html

    Ubuntu's Unity Next Running On Mir Display Server

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix writes about the next generation of Unity and its first success in running the Mir display server and seeing it is possible to run on future Ubuntu touch devices.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTM0Mzc

    Alienware X51 deploying with Ubuntu!

    Sabun of Gaming On Linux writes about the announcement of Dell's Alienware X51 with Ubuntu with different specifications aiming at plug-to-play gaming consumers. He also takes note that Steam on Linux is an important factor to Alienware supporting Ubuntu.

    http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...h-ubuntu.1895/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E06 - One Hour Ubuntu

    Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore and the Podcasts met at Studio A for the Ubuntu UK LoCo Podcast Series 6 Episode 6 (S06E06), where Benjamin Kerensa was interviewed about OpenPhoto, some GUI love of geeknotes.net was shared, dual-booting Ubuntu with a Nexus 7, the Ubuntu SDK and attending Photography Farm was chatted about, and the marvelous feedback from the listeners was gone over.

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/04...e-hour-ubuntu/

    Full Circle Episode 69 Audio Edition

    The Full Circle Magazine announces their experiment of making the magazine in an audio version and releases the audio version of Episode 69. The MP3 version is available at http://ubuntuone.com/23lhsOrnviLFxbGh2VIekr

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2013/0...audio-edition/

    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 - May 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

    Ubuntu 11.10 Updates



    End of Life - May 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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    Last edited by akgraner; April 23rd, 2013 at 02:18 AM. Reason: Issue 213 is now available

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