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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 318


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 318 for the week May 20 - 26, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Juju Ecosystem status for 22 May
    • Scott Kitterman: We have a winner (actually three) - Kubuntu Council 2013 elections
    • Andres Rodriguez: Getting Started with MAAS and Juju: MAAS Overview
    • Ubuntu-Women: Ubuntu Women at vUDS 1305 session summary
    • On Erasing Ubuntu's Artificial Borders: The vUDS Discussion
    • Brian Murray: Verification of Stable Release Updates
    • Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Open Week Wrap-up
    • Fajran Iman Rusadi: Ubuntu Repository: Total Packages and Sizes
    • Laptop Week Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition With Ubuntu
    • Ubuntu 'superphone' needs a superstrategy
    • New Ubuntu Server 13.04 Streamlines Path to Cloud, Virtualization, and Mobility
    • Ubuntu Touch: the (natural) next step in personal computing?
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Monthly Team Reports: April 2013
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04
    • And much more!


    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (105413) -433 over last week
    • Critical (84) +5 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51491) -412 over last week


    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

    ==== Most Active Questions ====



    ==== Top Voted New Questions ====



    People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: [[http://askubuntu.com/users/59676/mitch|Mitch]], [[http://askubuntu.com/users/235/jorge-castro|Jorge Castro]], [[http://askubuntu.com/users/70724/john-vrbanac|John Vrbanac]], [[http://askubuntu.com/users/4203/uri-herrera|Uri Herrera]] and [[http://askubuntu.com/users/25863/bruno-pereira|Bruno Pereira]]

    Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Juju Ecosystem status for 22 May

    Jorge Castro provides summarized bullet points of the status of various pieces of the Juju ecosystem, from charm tools and testing to framework updates and schooling plans.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/05/2...us-for-22-may/

    The Planet

    Scott Kitterman: We have a winner (actually three) - Kubuntu Council 2013 elections

    Scott Kitterman announces the election results of the Kubuntu Council election 2013. Philip Muscovac (yofel), Rohan Garg (shadeslayer) and Valorie Zimmerman (valorie) are elected. They will be serving the Kubuntu Council for 2 years.

    http://skitterman.wordpress.com/2013...013-elections/

    Andres Rodriguez: Getting Started with MAAS and Juju: MAAS Overview

    Andres Rodriguez gives a high level picture of how MAAS and juju function, and how they are used to manage and configure bare metal servers. The article discusses the process of configuring the servers and what protocols are used at each point.

    http://www.roaksoax.com/2013/05/gett...-maas-and-juju

    Ubuntu-Women: Ubuntu Women at vUDS 1305 session summary

    Elizabeth Krumbach gives a summary of the Ubuntu Women session from the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place May 14th. She talks about plans for an information-based online scavenger-hunt competition and a user poll to see how the team could be most effective. The post also includes a video of the session.

    http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/2013/05...ssion-summary/

    On Erasing Ubuntu's Artificial Borders: The vUDS Discussion

    Randall Ross provides a detailed summary of the first half of the vUDS discussion about a proposal to open up the notion advocacy teams to allow them to form freely, independent of geography. This would allow teams to form both in larger areas that are being underserved as a result of enforced separation, and smaller areas where a single team is currently serving users with disparate needs.

    http://randall.executiv.es/noborders_part1

    Brian Murray: Verification of Stable Release Updates

    Brian Murray introduces us with a story how he started with the Ubuntu community, which includes "Stable Release Update verification process" and an example with youtube-dl application.

    http://www.murraytwins.com/blog/?p=126

    Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Open Week Wrap-up

    Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph gives a summary of the Ubuntu Open Week, event which gives "community members a glimpse into several of the teams that build Ubuntu" that took place on May 21-22nd, the post includes links to logs for all sessions.

    http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com...-week-wrap-up/

    Fajran Iman Rusadi: Ubuntu Repository: Total Packages and Sizes

    Fajran Iman Rusadi shares a chart with details of the Ubuntu repository size from warty through today. He also links to the full results and the code he used to generate the stats and charts.

    http://fajran.web.id/2013/05/ubuntu-...and-sizes.html

    In The Press

    Laptop Week Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition With Ubuntu

    John Biggs of TechCrunch reviews the Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition laptop, powered by Ubuntu. Some of the pros include excellent performance out of the box and fast boot time, while among the cons are limited software choices and a slightly underpowered graphics card.

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/20/lap...n-with-ubuntu/

    Ubuntu 'superphone' needs a superstrategy

    Simon Phipps of InfoWorld interviews Jono Bacon about Ubuntu phone. They cover the current phase of development, its weaknesses and strengths.

    http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-sour...trategy-219256

    The full podcast where this interview took place is available here: FLOSS Weekly 252: Ubuntu Phone: http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/252

    New Ubuntu Server 13.04 Streamlines Path to Cloud, Virtualization, and Mobility

    Bob Price Alo of Midsize Insider brings us an overview that Ubuntu 13.04 brings with emphasis on server and cloud edition.

    http://midsizeinsider.com/en-us/arti...reamlines-path

    Ubuntu Touch: the (natural) next step in personal computing?

    Tony Mobily of Free Software Magazine looks at the development of Ubuntu from 2004 to the present day. He comments on Mark Shuttleworth's bold ground-breaking decisions which include his choice to use Unity and Mir and takes a forward look at the many uses to which the Ubuntu phone will be put.

    http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/...onal_computing

    In The Blogosphere

    Mark Shuttleworth Talks Mir, Ubuntu Touch Marketshare & Mudslinging

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports that Mark Shuttleworth put himself in front of the community for a Question & Answer session on IRC during Ubuntu Open Week. In the one hour session Mark was asked how Kubuntu, Lubuntu and Xubuntu fit into Canonical's long term plans, his opinion of Windows 8 and several questions on Ubuntu Touch. The post includes a summary of the best questions as selected by Sneddon and a link to the entire session.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/05/m...-unity8-future

    The Cost Of Ubuntu Disk Encryption

    "In this article are results comparing Ubuntu 13.04 without any form of disk encryption to using the home directory encryption feature (eCryptfs-based) and full-disk encryption (using LUKS with an encrypted LVM)."

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...cryption&num=1

    Ubuntu Linux Tablets From ZaReason, System76?

    The VAR Guy speculates on the possibility that System76 and ZaReason, which are well known within Ubuntu PC circles, will enter the Linux tablet market. He mentions that ZaReason has already offered a tablet based on Android in 2012 and that System76 CEO Carl Richell expressed interest in a single Ubuntu code base for tablets, PCs and smart phones.

    http://thevarguy.com/open-source-app...eason-system76

    Ubuntu designers published motion presentation video-clip with beautiful, definitely impressive look&feel

    Razvi of iloveubuntu informs us about Ubuntu touch latest design which includes nice demo video published by Ubuntu designers.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/ubuntu-de...ssive-lookfeel

    Music App added to Ubuntu Touch Core Apps

    Razvi of iloveubuntu announces that a Music App has been added to the default bundle of core applications for Ubuntu Touch.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/music-app...ouch-core-apps

    Linux-Based Education OS Gets New Features

    Ellis Booker of InformationWeek gives us an overview about Edubuntu 13.04 and its new features which includes: klavaro: flexible touch-typing tutor, krecipes: recipe manager and collection, gramps: genealogical research program,chemtool: chemical structures drawing program, fritzing: easy-to-use electronics design software, Einstein: puzzle game inspired by Einstein's puzzle, vym: mindmapping tool, bluefish: wysiwyg html editor, LTSP, Epoptes and packages intent for different age groups.

    http://www.informationweek.com/educa...atur/240155465

    CACS laptop install day wrap-up

    Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph writes about efforts by Partimus volunteers to deploy Lubuntu 12.04 on dozens of laptops at the Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco, California on April 28th.

    http://blog.partimus.org/?p=475

    Can Ubuntu Become a Real Consumer Brand?

    The VAR Guy tries to answer the question of whether Ubuntu can achieve mass-market success in the mobile market. He talks about what made Ubuntu a successful operating system for PCs, and how this is different from the smartphone and tablet space.

    http://thevarguy.com/open-source-app...consumer-brand

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Burning Circle Episode 113

    Stephen Michael Kellat talks about Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, new potential Ubuntu community members and issues around membership, Saucy Salamander and invites everyone to contribute more.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/147

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E13 - Guest House Ubuntu

    Some of the news that Podcast from the UK LoCo Team! brings in their thirteenth episode(season six) are:
    • Ubuntu will be supporting the 3.8 Linux kernel until August 2014
    • The International Space Station is migrating its laptops from Windows to Linux
    • Ubuntu.com is getting an update to ensure it allows access to all parts of the project
    • Ubuntu SDK should be ready to use by October this year


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/05...-house-ubuntu/

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Monthly Team Reports: April 2013

    See here for the team report for April 2013: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/April2013

    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 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

    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

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    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
    • Jasna Bencic
    • Paul White
    • Howard Chan
    • Radu Stoica
    • David Morfin
    • Matt Rudge
    • And many others


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    Last edited by elizabeth; June 3rd, 2013 at 11:43 PM.

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