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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 314


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 314 for the week April 22 - 28, 213.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Released
    • The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Scorpionfish. Not.
    • Pablo Rubianes and Marcos Costales appointed to the Loco Council
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • LoCo News
    • Ubuntu Cloud News
    • Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Open Week for Raring: Call for Instructors
    • David Planella: Upcoming Qreator release - call for translations
    • Jorge Castro: Join us for a virtual Charm School!
    • Canonical Design Team: Responding to orientation
    • Ted Gould: Indicators in Upstart
    • Sergio Meneses: My testing activities in Raring Ringtail
    • Adolfo Jayme Barrientos: Please don't add pointless comments to bug reports
    • Benjamin Kerensa: Ubuntu Documentation: Call for Contributors!
    • Colin King: Firmware Test Suite New Features in Ubuntu Raring 13.04
    • In The Press
    • 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, 12.10 and 13.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Released

    Adam Conrad, member of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. This release highlights daily quality, and performance improvements, as well as scaling capabilities on Server. More information on those highlights can be found at:





    In this email to the ubuntu-announce mailing list, Conrad notes that the following flavors also announced their releases as well.











    In this announcement, Conrad also welcomed two new flavours to the Ubuntu archive--Ubuntu GNOME and UbuntuKylin.





    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/000171.html

    The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Scorpionfish. Not.

    Mark Shuttleworth congratulates the entire extended Ubuntu community for the 13.04 release, and reveals the codename for the next Ubuntu release: the saucy salamander. "The salamander is one of nature's most magical creatures; they are a strong indicator of a pristine environment, which is a fitting way to describe the new world emerging around Ubuntu Touch. [...] And we're saucy too - life's too short to be stodgy or stilted", states Shuttleworth.

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1252

    Pablo Rubianes and Marcos Costales appointed to the Loco Council

    Sergio Meneses announces the newly appointed LoCo Council members--Pablo Rubianes and Marcos Costales. Meneses also thanks all of the nominees and notes as always they had great applicants from which to choose.

    http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/2013/0...e-lococouncil/

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Results for the Developer Membership Board meeting, 2013-04-22:



    Congratulations!

    Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories

    Thanks everyone!

    Daniel Holbach sends out a "Thank You" to all those who contributed to the 13.04 release. You can see who contributed to the 13.04 release at:



    In this email to the ubuntu-devel mailing list, Holbach cautions, "Bear in mind that lots of commits were auto-landed and some fixes not correctly attributed, but still it's a great thing to see how many people from how many different places contributed to the Raring Ringtail."

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/037066.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (106020) + 480 over last week
    • Critical (74) - 1 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51897) +145 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

    Ubucon Latinamerica 2013 will be in Uruguay!

    Sergio Meneses announces the Ubucon Latinamerica 2013, which will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay in early June. Meneses also thanks the Uruguayan team for all the help they have been giving to plan this huge event.

    http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress...be-in-uruguay/

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Dave Walker: Ubuntu 13.04 - (Raring Ringtail) - Released

    Dave Wakler writes about the new Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail from the Cloud perspective, focusing on Juju, OpenStack, MAAS, and many more.

    http://blog.daviey.com/2013/4/26/ubu...tail-released/

    James Page: Ubuntu Cloud Archive Bug Reporting

    James Page reminds readers that users can now report bugs for packages on the Cloud Archive using apport, and these will get correctly routed to the right project on Launchpad, with lots of extra information.

    http://javacruft.wordpress.com/2013/...bug-reporting/

    The Planet

    Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Open Week for Raring: Call for Instructors

    Jose Antonio Rey, from the Ubuntu Classroom Team, makes a call for instructors for the upcoming Ubuntu Open Week which will take place on the 21st and 22nd of May, from 13:00 to 18:00 UTC each day.

    http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com...r-instructors/

    David Planella: Upcoming Qreator release - call for translations

    David Planella makes a call for translators for the Qreator app, the QR code creator for Ubuntu. He also highlights that 10 languages have been fully translated, and 26 languages are nearly completed.

    http://davidplanella.org/upcoming-qr...-translations/

    Jorge Castro: Join us for a virtual Charm School!

    Jorge Castro invites the community to join the upcoming virtual Charm School, which will be taking place on Ubuntu on Air! on Friday, May 3rd at 17:00 UTC.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/04/2...-charm-school/

    Canonical Design Team: Responding to orientation

    Calum Pringle, from the Canonical Design Team, reminds the community about the publishing of a new chapter on the App Design Guides for the phone and tablet. This chapter is all about how to handle orientation.

    http://design.canonical.com/2013/04/...o-orientation/

    Ted Gould: Indicators in Upstart

    Ted Gould writes about what indicators can do for us in Upstart and summarizes the plans for the next cycle.

    http://gould.cx/ted/blog/Indicators_in_Upstart

    Sergio Meneses: My testing activities in Raring Ringtail

    Sergio Meneses writes about his experience with the Ubuntu Quality Assurance team during the last cycle and more.

    http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress...aringringtail/

    Adolfo Jayme Barrientos: Please don't add pointless comments to bug reports

    Adolfo Jayme Barrientos suggests that the community not make pointless comments on bug reports. He notes these comments are unproductive and an annoying noise to bug subscribers. He also recommends reading Bugzilla's etiquette and Ubuntu's Bug Reporting Guidelines for more information on filing effective bug reports.

    http://fitoschido.wordpress.com/2013...o-bug-reports/

    Benjamin Kerensa: Ubuntu Documentation: Call for Contributors!

    Benjamin Kerensa makes a call to the community for contributors to the Ubuntu Documentation Team. "Even if you can't commit to helping each cycle perhaps you can just join in and provide some feedback on our processes and suggest some ideas for getting more folks involved during the Ubuntu 13.10 cycle," writes Kerensa.

    http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/04/2...r-contributors

    Colin King: Firmware Test Suite New Features in Ubuntu Raring 13.04

    Colin King announces the arrival of the Firmware Test Suite, also known as fwts, in 13.04. He also thanks Alex Hung, Ivan Hu, Keng-Yu Lin and Matt Fleming for all the improvements to fwts for this release.

    http://smackerelofopinion.blogspot.c...atures-in.html

    In The Press

    Canonical says smartphone focus makes Ubuntu 13.04 more efficient

    Lawrence Latif from The Inquirer, interviews Jane Silber, Canonical's CEO, about the latest Ubuntu release.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...more-efficient

    Ubuntu 13.04 available Thursday, brings a streamlined footprint to the forefront (update)

    Zachary Lutz from Engadget shares his expectations on Ubuntu 13.04.

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/24/u...ail-available/

    Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' debuts, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'

    Katherine Noyes of PCWorld, writes about the recently released version of Ubuntu, and highlights some features of it.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20364...alamander.html

    Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) review

    Terry Relph-Knight of ZDNet makes a detailed review of Ubuntu 13.04 and list pros and cons list about the release.

    http://www.zdnet.com/ubuntu-13-04-ra...ew-7000014497/

    Behold Ubuntu Server 13.04: Focus on hypervisors and OpenStack

    Timothy Prickett Morgan from The Register analyzes the focus on OpenStack that Ubuntu Server 13.04 has been giving.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04..._server_13_04/

    In The Blogosphere



    In Other News















    Full Circle Magazine #72 - Sixth Birthday Edition!

    In this month's issue:

    • Ubuntu News.


    • How-To: Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and Network Settings.


    • Graphics: Blender, and Inkscape.


    • Book Review: The Book of GIMP.


    • Review: SolydXK


    plus: Q&A, Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and soooo much more! Get it while it's HOT!

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

    LibreOffice Special Edition Volume 02

    The LibreOffice series continues and in this issue the FCM team continue their assembly of Elmer Perry's LibreOffice series.

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2013/0...ion-volume-02/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu UK Podcast: S06E09 - The Big Ubuntu

    Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore and Laura Cowen return for the ninth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

    We take a look at what's been happening in the news, catch up with what's happening in the Ubuntu community, events and more.

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/04...he-big-ubuntu/

    [VIDEO] Mark Shuttleworth 'Chillin' on Ubuntu 13.04

    Datamation posts a video where Mark Shuttleworth calls the Ubuntu release 'performance art' and talks about Unity, GNOME, Kylin, Wayland and Mir.

    http://www.datamation.com/open-sourc....04-video.html

    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, 12.10 and 13.04

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

    None.

    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

    Ubuntu 13.04 Updates



    End of Life - January 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:

    • Amber Graner
    • Jose Antonio Rey
    • And many others


    Glossary of Terms

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    This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Weekly News Team. If you have a story idea or suggestions for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/lis...untu-news-team and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Ideas. If you'd like to contribute to a future issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, please feel free to edit the appropriate wiki page. If you have any technical support questions, please send them to ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com.

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    Last edited by akgraner; May 7th, 2013 at 01:05 AM. Reason: issue 315 is now available

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