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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 324


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 324 for the week July 1 - 7, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Share your infrastructure, win a prize
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Sudoku, RSS Reader Shorts, Clock, Weather
    • Jackson Doak: The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.4 DVD stealthing & The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.5 Powdercoating
    • Canonical Design Team: Unlocking the phone
    • Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Weekly Update and Hour-long Mir Interview
    • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Join the Ubuntu Touch core apps development team
    • Jono Bacon: Dogfoodable Core Apps
    • Nicholas Skaggs: Dogfooding the core apps
    • Unity APIs weekly (wk 26)
    • Aakash IV to be more powerful and Ubuntu-friendly
    • Ubuntu 13 challenges Windows 8
    • Ubuntu's Mir plans cause divisions
    • Laptop That Runs Entirely by the Power of the Sun Developed for Education
    • In The Blogosphere
    • 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!


    General Community News

    Share your infrastructure, win a prize

    Jorge O. Castro welcomes us to the Charm Championship and announces that there is "a total of USD $30,000 in major prize money." He provides links to the competition rules and how to enter the competition.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/07/0...e-win-a-prize/

    Also be sure to check out the related post at the Canonical Blog: "The Juju Charm Championship begins" http://blog.canonical.com/2013/07/01...onship-begins/

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (105526) +291 over last week
    • Critical (79) +1 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51492) +172 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 Translations progress for the week ending 7/8/2013

    For the top 10 teams, the Ukrainian team again arrived first with 1127 strings translated!

    • Bosnian: 12046 untranslated strings (149 strings change W/W)
    • Spanish: 13260 untranslated strings (-517 strings change W/W)
    • German: 33954 untranslated strings (-497 strings change W/W)
    • Brazilian Portuguese: 40867 untranslated strings (118 strings change W/W)
    • French: 50293 untranslated strings (-244 strings change W/W)
    • Russian: 64357 untranslated strings (89 strings change W/W)
    • Ukrainian: 64216 untranslated strings (-1127 strings change W/W)
    • Turkish: 71313 untranslated strings (13 strings change W/W)
    • Italian: 75084 untranslated strings (148 strings change W/W)
    • Polish: 77451 untranslated strings (157 strings change W/W)


    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ly/006158.html

    Learn how you can contribute to translations here: http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/translations/

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

    ==== Most Active Questions ====



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



    People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Radu Radeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind), Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), Eric Carvalho (http://askubuntu.com/users/65926/eric-carvalho) and Luis Alvarado (http://askubuntu.com/users/7035/luis-alvarado)

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

    The Planet

    Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Sudoku, RSS Reader Shorts, Clock, Weather

    Continuing his series of "Testing all the things," Nicholas Skaggs appeals for some test cases to be written by the community for several apps: sudoku, RSS Reader Shorts, Clock, and Weather.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...gs-sudoku.html

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...er-shorts.html

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...ngs-clock.html

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...s-weather.html

    Jackson Doak: The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.4 DVD stealthing & The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.5 Powdercoating

    Jackson Doak continues his series of blog posts outlining his desire to create a PC case based on the Ubuntu theme. Many pictures illustrate his progress which now shows the whole case to be powdercoated in "ripple X15 orange."

    http://noskcaj10.wordpress.com/2013/...vd-stealthing/

    http://noskcaj10.wordpress.com/2013/...powdercoating/

    Canonical Design Team: Unlocking the phone

    Katie Taylor talks about the new lockscreen that is being tested on Ubuntu Phone and how it meets the design vision of the project. She also shows how it can be activated using a simple hack explained in the post below.

    http://design.canonical.com/2013/07/...ing-the-phone/

    Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Weekly Update and Hour-long Mir Interview

    Jono reminds us of his Ubuntu Weekly Update videocast that provides a range of weekly updates to keep our community, press, upstreams, and partners in the loop and up to date on recent progress. The first part of the video this week includes status updates from the engineering managers and project leads, while the second part includes an hour-long interview with Chris Halse-Rogers, Kevin Gunn, Oliver Ries, Robert Ancell, Steve Langasek, and Thomas Voss. Viewers questions are also answered.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/07/02/...mir-interview/

    Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Join the Ubuntu Touch core apps development team

    David Planella of the Ubuntu App Developer Blog invites interested Ubuntu developers to start contributing to "community-driven apps that will power the next million phones." He explains how to get started contributing to the core apps and describes where interested volunteers should focus their efforts.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/07/...elopment-team/

    Jono Bacon: Dogfoodable Core Apps

    Jono Bacon discusses the progress on the Ubuntu Core Apps project and how their ultimate goal of being able to "dogfood" apps should be met by the end of July. He also provides information on how to start contributing and help them meet their target.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/07/05/...ble-core-apps/

    Nicholas Skaggs: Dogfooding the core apps

    Nicholas Skaggs briefly describes the state of the Ubuntu Core Apps Project and lists a step-by-step guide detailing how users can start testing the new apps. He asks for those testing to provide feedback that will indicate to developers where efforts should be focused.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...core-apps.html

    Other Community News

    Unity APIs weekly (wk 26)

    Thomas Strehl gives a short update on the status of the Unity APIs, including updates to the Unity action API, and the infographics API, among others. Future integration dates for new and updated features are also mentioned.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ly/037434.html

    In The Press

    Aakash IV to be more powerful and Ubuntu-friendly

    Anuj Srivas of The Hindu writes that the (Indian) Government has taken the first step towards the fourth version of the low cost Aakash tablet by releasing its mandated technical specifications. He adds that it will run the latest version of Ubuntu alongside Google's Android operating system, and he gives some details of its specifications, which currently show it will be significantly more powerful than it predecessors.

    http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/tec...cle4869744.ece

    Ubuntu 13 challenges Windows 8

    Maria Korolov of Network World talks us through an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 and compares its various features to those of Windows. She concludes that the bottom line is that LibreOffice must meet a user's needs and that all the other applications are either available for Linux or accessible through a browser.

    http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/...13-271251.html

    Ubuntu's Mir plans cause divisions

    Fab of The H writes that after Canonical announced plans to use Mir with an X compatibility layer in the upcoming release of Ubuntu, division occurred when developers of other official derivatives decided not to follow suit. Lubuntu does not plan to ship XMir in either the 13.10 or 14.04 releases, while Kubuntu (and KDE itself) plans to support Wayland instead. It's not clear what the projects will decide to do when Canonical stops supporting the X.org server as a fallback option in the future.

    http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...s-1909163.html

    Laptop That Runs Entirely by the Power of the Sun Developed for Education

    PRWeb writes that WeWi Telecommunications, Inc. unveiled a new solar laptop that runs entirely by the sun's light at the company's launch event at the London Convention Centre. The laptop, called SOL, was developed to accelerate education in developing countries and will first launch in Ghana. It is "expected to cost $300-450 and will come preinstalled with Ubuntu Linux and a suite of office/productivity software."

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/laptop...eb10896967.htm

    In The Blogosphere

    Survey Shows Strong Developer Interest in Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports that over 6,000 developers were quizzed during April this year and 19% said they were 'very interested' in creating apps for Ubuntu Touch. He also looks at the results for 'Firefox OS' and publishes a breakdown of those 'interested' in developing for the various platforms.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/1...n-ubuntu-touch

    Canonical Announces "Flipped" Ubuntu Touch Images

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix writes about the changes that Oliver Grawert has shared about new "flipped images" being the default for Ubuntu Touch. He explains the change from running Ubuntu inside a chroot on top of Android to booting directly into Ubuntu.

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

    Indonesia's Largest Mobile Internet Network Joins Ubuntu Touch Forum

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes that Indonesian telecoms carrier Smartfren has been confirmed as the newest member of Ubuntu's Carrier Advisory Group (CAG). He adds that unnamed carriers from China, Australia, and the US have all recently joined the group. Applications for this involvement in this group closes at the end of this month.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/smartfren

    Ubuntu converged's Ubuntu System Settings sees new interesting additions

    razvi of ILoveUbuntu.net writes that Saucy Salamander's Ubuntu System Settings has just been updated, and he provides us with screenshots of the Sound and Storage areas.

    http://iloveubuntu.net/ubuntu-conver...ting-additions

    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 120

    This week's episode talks about a set of mass expulsions from Ubuntu Ohio community membership. The expulsions took place due to members having not signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct which was a pre-existing requirement to being part of the community that was not well enforced. After the discussion of what happened was a discussion of the nature of empowerment and enfranchisement in the Ubuntu community. It was noted that "the silent majority" is not listened to and that activity is needed to be heard. With signing the Code being a first step to many forms of participation, those who were expelled were encouraged to sign and return to Ubuntu Ohio promptly.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/154

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E19 - There Will Be Ubuntu

    Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are back for the nineteenth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK !LoCo Team! In this week's show:-
    • A look at what's been happening in the news.
    • A catch up with what's happening in the Ubuntu community.
    • There's a mention of some events.


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/07...ill-be-ubuntu/

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    Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04

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    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

    Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2017

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    End of Life - April 2014

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    • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
    • Paul White
    • Joel Braun
    • Nathan Dyer
    • Jim Connett
    • And many others


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