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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 321


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 321 for the week June 10 - 16, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu Stats
    • UbuConLA 2013
    • Ubuntu Forums - We're going social
    • What Is Going on With Juju? June 12 Edition
    • Matt Fischer: Being a MOTU
    • Martin Pitt: Ubuntu Saucy translations are now open
    • Dmitrijs Ledkovs: Now, less cryptic - Cryptsetup changes in Saucy
    • Jonathan Riddell: nice e-mail
    • Stephen M. Webb: Unity Maintenance for Ubuntu "Saucy Salamander"
    • Stephen M. Webb: Ubuntu Desktop Convergence
    • Jono Bacon: The Ubuntu App Developer Cookbook Announced
    • Howard Chan: Multiple DEs for Ubuntu Studio (part 1)
    • The Fridge: Certificates For Ubuntu Members
    • Charles Profitt: Testing: On To Saucy Salamader!
    • Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for May
    • Taking the 'fun' out of OpenStack
    • System76 Jumps on the Haswell Bandwagon with Two New Ubuntu Laptops
    • Ubuntu up and running on Android min PCs with RK3188 chips
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • 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 (104975) -175 over last week
    • Critical (76) +/-0 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51078) -207 # 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: fossfreedom (http://askubuntu.com/users/14356/fossfreedom), Radu Radeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu), Steven Kath (http://askubuntu.com/users/142662/steven-kath), karel (http://askubuntu.com/users/94914/karel) and Qasim (http://askubuntu.com/users/85053/qasim)

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

    LoCo News

    UbuConLA 2013

    Pablo Rubianes reports on the UbuConLA 2013 in Montevideo that attracted almost 300 people to the two-day event. He writes about the talks, a wonderful demo stand, and provides a photographic record of the event. There is a also a video message from Jono Bacon.

    http://pablorubianes.wordpress.com/2...uconla-2013-2/

    Ubuntu Forums News

    Ubuntu Forums - We're going social

    s.fox reports that the Ubuntu Forums now has a social media presence on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.

    http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2013/...-going-social/

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    What Is Going on With Juju? June 12 Edition

    Jorge Castro gives an update on recent developments with juju, including updates to charms, testing, docs, and some upcoming events.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/06/1...ne-12-edition/

    The Planet

    Matt Fischer: Being a MOTU

    Matt Fischer shares the story of the process that took him from contributor to MOTU (Masters of the Universe) status that he was granted on June 6. Fischer writes that his future plans include to "keep doing updates, complete a SRU, land my other debian package, sponsor some packages, and help other people achieve their goal of being a MOTU also."

    http://www.mattfischer.com/blog/?p=478

    Martin Pitt: Ubuntu Saucy translations are now open

    Martin Pitt announces that translations are open in Launchpad for Saucy and puts out a call for translators.

    http://www.piware.de/2013/06/ubuntu-...-are-now-open/

    Dmitrijs Ledkovs: Now, less cryptic - Cryptsetup changes in Saucy

    Dmitrijs Ledkovs writes about the latest changes to Cryptsetup in Saucy, and writes that he has "modified cryptsetup initramfs hooks to only include cryptsetup in the initramfs when necessary."

    http://blog.surgut.co.uk/2013/06/now...hanges-in.html

    Jonathan Riddell: nice e-mail

    Jonathan Riddell shares an email he received from from a happy Kubuntu user.

    http://blogs.kde.org/2013/06/12/nice-e-mail

    Stephen M. Webb: Unity Maintenance for Ubuntu "Saucy Salamander"

    Stephen M. Webb talks about the upcoming version of Unity in Ubuntu 13.10 and explains that there may be around "100 scopes" to meet search targets. He explains what these scopes are and writes about the ease with which users can make purchases without opening up a browser.

    http://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2013...cy-salamander/

    Stephen M. Webb: Ubuntu Desktop Convergence

    Stephen Webb explains the highlights of Mir and Unity 8 coming to Ubuntu's multiplatform environment.

    http://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2013...p-convergence/

    Jono Bacon: The Ubuntu App Developer Cookbook Announced

    Jono Bacon writes about the growth and interest in the Ubuntu SDK and announces the introduction of the Ubuntu App Developers Cookbook. He points potential users towards AskUbuntu and describes how answers there will be added to the cookbook.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/06/14/...ook-announced/

    Howard Chan: Multiple DEs for Ubuntu Studio (part 1)

    Howard Chan posts about Ubuntu Studio's plans to offer multiple desktop environments, why they have come to this decision and how they plan to make an extension in ubiquity where users can choose the desktop environment of their choice.

    http://smartboyhw.tk/wordpress_smartboyhw/?p=63

    The Fridge: Certificates For Ubuntu Members

    Jono Bacon announces that Ubuntu Members will now have their membership officially recognized be receiving a printed certificate signed by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project. He writes that due to the large volume of members (769), the issuance of certificates is not automatic, and a link is provided for existing members to request the certificate.

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/06/14/...buntu-members/

    Charles Profitt: Testing: On To Saucy Salamader!

    Charles Profitt shares his strategy for testing upcoming Ubuntu releases and shares reasons why one would want to run a development release, including giving back to the community and that "bugs reported in the development release are much more likely to be fixed than those in stable releases."

    http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2013/...ucy-salamader/

    Other Community News

    Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for May

    John Pugh presents the top 10 downloads for both paid and free apps for the month of May and invites new submissions to the Ubuntu Software Center. Top apps include Stormcloud, Fluendo DVD Player, Steam, and Motorbike.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/06/...loads-for-may/

    Canonical News

    Taking the 'fun' out of OpenStack

    Mark Baker writes about OpenStack and Canonical's "unique position" in the ecosystem with "the majority of OpenStack clouds running on Ubuntu." Drawing from Mark Shuttleworth's successful demonstration at the OpenStack Design Summit, Baker writes that "OpenStack is growing up" and "Canonical aim[s] to be with it every step of the way."

    http://blog.canonical.com/2013/06/11...-of-openstack/

    In The Press

    System76 Jumps on the Haswell Bandwagon with Two New Ubuntu Laptops

    Pulkit Chandna of MaximumPC writes that System 76's ninth generation of the Gazelle professional laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 has been launched. He also looks at the Galago UltraPro and lists the specifications of both models.

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...ntu_laptops200

    Ubuntu up and running on Android min PCs with RK3188 chips

    Brad Linder at Liliputing writes: "Earlier this month Rikomagic released Linux source code for the MK802 IV mini PC with an RK3188 chip. Now a handful of people have used that code as a starting point for running Ubuntu Linux on similar devices, including the QC802 and Tronsmart T428."

    http://liliputing.com/2013/06/ubuntu...188-chips.html

    In The Blogosphere

    Things to Consider when Purchasing Ubuntu Laptops
    Matt Hartley of Datamation examines the advantages and disadvantages of buying laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed, laptops without an OS installed, and putting Ubuntu on laptops with Windows installed.

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

    Lubuntu 13.10 Changes: Firefox, zRAM Added By Default, LightDM Used For The Lock Screen

    Andrew of WebUpd8 writes that Lubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, the LXDE Ubuntu flavour, has switched to Firefox as the default web browser, replacing Chromium. Other changes include the addition of zRAM by default and the removal of Xscreensaver as Lubuntu now uses LightDM for the lock screen.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/lubun...ram-added.html

    Debate Continues on Ubuntu 13.10's Default Browser

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the continuing discussion on switching from Firefox to Chromium in Ubuntu 13.10. He announces the result of a survey to asking the websites readers which browser they prefer and concludes that almost 50% of Linux users use something that isn't the default.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/06/u...ch-to-chromium

    Ubuntu Touch Apps Available In Ubuntu 13.10

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about some of the new Ubuntu Touch Core apps that have appeared in the Ubuntu Software Store. He takes a look at Gallery, Media Player, Notes, and Web Browser.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/06/u...ubuntu-desktop

    Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix writes that Ubuntu derivatives, such as KDE-based Kubuntu, continue to fear the Canonical's planned adoption of the Mir Display server and looks at the various options available.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTM4OTU

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 117

    Stephen Michael Kellat brings a replay of a portion of the Voice of America program Issues in the News that discusses the situation involving the NSA spying matter. Also mentioned was the need to settle a date and time for a business meeting for Ubuntu Ohio to dispose of some pending matters.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/151

    Saucy Ubuntu Touch [demo video]

    Jorge Castro has made a short video to demonstrate Saucy Ubuntu Touch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8kmI...ature=youtu.be

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E16 - I Know What You Did Last Ubuntu

    Some of the news that Tony Whitmore and the rest of the UUPC team bring in this episode include:

    • An interview with Daniel Fore about ElementaryOS, an Ubuntu derivative.
    • Sharing some Command Line Lurve: ubuntu-support-status.
    • A chat about getting a new job, upgrading a desktop's hardware, and Internet meat.


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/06...d-last-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 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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    • Paul White
    • Tiago Carrondo
    • Jim Connett
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