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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 325


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 325 for the week July 8 - 14, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu Developer Summit: 27-29 August 2013
    • Mark Shuttleworth: Two weeks with Mir
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubuntu at OSCON
    • Hello from ubuntu-za to ubuntu-fr
    • Passionate Japan LoCo member presented Ubuntu at Open Source Conference 2013 in Okinawa
    • Ubuntu Cloud News
    • James Page: Ubuntu OpenStack SRU cadence
    • Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Stock Ticker, Calculator, File Manager, Dropping Letters
    • David Planella: Announcing the Ubuntu core apps hack days
    • Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group Updates
    • Timo Jyrinki: Latest Compiz gaming update to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Ian Farrell: See your photos and illustrations in Ubuntu 13.10
    • Daniel Holbach: Gute Arbeit, deutsches Ubersetzungsteam!
    • Unity APIs weekly (wk 27)
    • Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for June
    • China Unicom joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group
    • Verizon Wireless joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group
    • In The Press
    • In The Blogosphere
    • In Other News
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Monthly Team Reports: June 2013
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Ubuntu Developer Summit: 27-29 August 2013

    The Ubuntu Developer Summit will be taking place Tuesday, 27th Aug 2013 through Thursday, 29th Aug 2013 from 2pm UTC to 8pm UTC. As usual, the event is completely open and accessible to everyone at summit.ubuntu.com.

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/07/11/...9-august-2013/

    Mark Shuttleworth: Two weeks with Mir

    Mark Shuttleworth writes about his experience using Mir for the past two weeks. He notes that the system feels smoother using Mir, and that X and Compiz appear to be using less memory and fewer CPU cycles than when X was directly handling the hardware. He then goes on to discuss competition, the importance of making the Mir decision, and expresses his desire for other variants and distributions to consider Mir.

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1269

    Also be sure to check out the the following other stories relating to Mark's blog post:



    Welcome New Members and Developers

    At the the Developer Membership Board meeting 2013-07-01:



    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (105269) -257 over last week
    • Critical (87) +8 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51352) -140 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: Alaa (http://askubuntu.com/users/52726/alaa), Barafu Albino (http://askubuntu.com/users/14758/barafu-albino), gertvdijk (http://askubuntu.com/users/88802/gertvdijk), Jorge Castro (http://askubuntu.com/users/235/jorge-castro) and Radu Radeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu)

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

    LoCo News

    Ubuntu at OSCON

    Benjamin Kerensa announces that for the 4th consecutive year, Ubuntu Oregon and members from Ubuntu California--in cooperation with Canonical Ltd.--will have a booth at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). Kerensa writes that this year will be especially unique since Canonical Ltd. has decided to sponsor the costs of the booth; in the past, the booth has been in the non-profit pavilion.

    http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/07/08/ubuntu-at-oscon

    Hello from ubuntu-za to ubuntu-fr

    Maia Grotepass writes about her experience as an ubuntu-za member of being in an ubuntu-fr hour. She states that she is envious of their LoCo size.

    http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/20...ubuntu-fr.html

    Passionate Japan LoCo member presented Ubuntu at Open Source Conference 2013 in Okinawa

    Ubuntu Japan LoCo member Hajime Mizuno conducted an interesting video-presentation at the 2013's Open Source Conference in Okinawa. He talked about and explained Ubuntu filtered through the latest advancements and goals, including Ubuntu's converged vision that is being gradually put together and aimed at public consumption in the upcoming months. Full video included.

    http://iloveubuntu.net/passionate-ja...e-2013-okinawa

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Quick and easy OpenVPN with Ubuntu

    An OpenVPN Access Server is now available to be deployed with Juju. Jorge Castro details how to quickly and easily get an OpenVPN server up and running using Juju and discusses some of the current limitations and advanced options available.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/07/0...n-with-ubuntu/

    Juju now available for OSX

    Jorge Castro announces that Juju is now available for OS X. Mac users can now manage deployments natively. Although documentation is still being created, its use is as simple as uncompressing the tarball and running the program.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/07/1...lable-for-osx/

    The Planet

    James Page: Ubuntu OpenStack SRU cadence

    James Page discusses the rationale behind a recent change in Ubuntu's OpenStack Stable Release Update (SRU) cadence. "For future OpenStack point releases the Ubuntu Server team will be following a new cadence for pushing these releases into Ubuntu. This should allow the team to test and promote a point release of OpenStack into Ubuntu within two weeks of the upstream point release. Hopefully this will allow users of OpenStack on Ubuntu to plan upgrades a little more effectively going forwards [sic]."

    http://javacruft.wordpress.com/2013/...k-sru-cadence/

    Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Stock Ticker, Calculator, File Manager, Dropping Letters

    Nicholas Skaggs continues his series of "Testing all the things" and appeals for some test cases to be written by the community for several apps, including stock ticker, calculator, file manager, and dropping letters.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...ck-ticker.html

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...alculator.html

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...e-manager.html

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...g-letters.html

    David Planella: Announcing the Ubuntu core apps hack days

    David Planella announces the Ubuntu Core apps hack days where all interested developers are encouraged to help get the core apps for Ubuntu for phones in a 'dogfoodable' state. Other objectives include finding and fixing critical bugs, identifying gaps in functionality, and getting new developers involved in Core Apps and Ubuntu Touch development in general.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/07/...pps-hack-days/

    Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group Updates

    Jono Bacon follows up on previous blog posts by confirming the founding members of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group (CAG) and provides updates on two new carriers who have joined, PT Smartfren Teleco and China Unicom. Jono also talks about phone manufacturers and carriers putting their own stamp not just on the outside of the phone but also on the inside and provides links for those who are interested in writing a scope to expose content and services to Ubuntu devices.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/07/09/...group-updates/

    Timo Jyrinki: Latest Compiz gaming update to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Timo Jyrinki writes that a new Compiz window manager performance update reached Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users last week. He did new runs of !OpenArena at openbenchmarking.org and reported improved results.

    http://losca.blogspot.com/2013/07/la...to-ubuntu.html

    Ubuntu Server Development - Weekly Dunk - Week 28 (2013)

    The Ubuntu Server team shares some of their most recent work, including improvements to juju, MAAS, quality assurance in server products, cloud and virtualization improvements, and more.

    http://www.ubuntuserver.org/?p=961

    Jono Bacon: Write a Charm, Win $10,000!

    Jono Bacon writes about the recently announced juju Charm Championship by summarizing the idea of the competition and the three categories; for each of which there is a prize of $10,000. Jono links to the competition rules, a full FAQ, and a tutorial for writing a charm.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/07/11/...arm-win-10000/

    Ian Farrell: See your photos and illustrations in Ubuntu 13.10

    Ian Farrell kicks off the next wallpaper selection process for the 13.10 release of Ubuntu. He's also made a short video to encourage new people to get involved and invites entries for submission by August 29th, the date of UI freeze for this release.

    http://design.canonical.com/2013/07/...-ubuntu-13-10/

    The following stories also relate to the wallpaper selection process:



    Daniel Holbach: Gute Arbeit, deutsches Ubersetzungsteam!

    Daniel Holbach reports that the German translations team have brought the German translation of the Ubuntu Packaging Guide above 70% which is the magic threshold to enable the translation in the package. Daniel also reports on the progress of other translations.

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/07/...rsetzungsteam/

    Other Community News

    Unity APIs weekly (wk 27)

    Thomas Strehl shares the weekly Unity APIs update, including translations added to infographics, "allowing proper translation of information like 'x messages received'", some updates to scopes, and more.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ly/037459.html

    Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for June

    John Pugh presents the Top 10 paid apps and Top 10 free apps for the month of June. He also provides links to help new app authors get started and to submit existing apps to the Ubuntu Software Center.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/07/...oads-for-june/

    Canonical News

    China Unicom joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group

    Canonical has announced that China Unicom, which is amongst the world's largest mobile operators, has joined the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group to shape the priorities of the Ubuntu team.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/pres...dvisory-group/

    Also be sure to check out the press and blog coverage of this announcement:



    Verizon Wireless joins Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group

    Canonical announces that Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile network operator in the US, has joined the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group. Canonical writes that "being able to work closely with them gives us an opportunity to shape Ubuntu into the most compelling new, alternative platform for mobile."

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/pres...dvisory-group/

    You may also want to visit a sampling of articles from news and blogs covering this:



    In The Press

    Bashing Ubuntu's Unity: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

    Jim Lynch of ITworld writes that over time he's come to accept Unity but would never use it himself. He also admits that what he finds appealing and useful might not be the same for others. He concludes by accepting the notion that with so many things in life, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder and "To each his or her own, in all things, but especially in Linux."

    http://www.itworld.com/software/3647...y-eye-beholder

    In The Blogosphere



    In Other News

    Full Circle Magazine - LibreOffice Special Edition Volume 03

    "We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry's LibreOffice series in this, Volume 3.

    Here is a straight reprint of the series 'Libre Office', Parts 17-26 from issues #64 through #73, spanning Base, Macros, Math, Formulas and many other advanced features along the way."

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2013/0...ion-volume-03/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 121

    "As this week's episode discusses a specific deadline an unofficial transcript is provided below for the avoidance of doubt." Visit the link below for a summary transcript and download links.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/155

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E20 - The Sound of Ubuntu

    Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are back in Studio A with cake (coffee and walnut) and an interview for the twentieth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

    In this week's show:

    • We interview Barney Brown about Intercontinental Music Lab, a band with 50 globally-distributed members who release their music under a Creative Commons licence.
    • We share some Command Line Lurve: xdg-open <file>
    • We chat about installing Windows XP, playing Sudoku, meeting the new Doctor (not that one), and looking attractive at a wedding.
    • And, of course, we go over your marvellous feedback.


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/07...und-of-ubuntu/

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Monthly Team Reports: June 2013

    See here for the team report for June 2013: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/June2013

    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
    • Paul White
    • Tiago Carrondo
    • Nathan Dyer
    • Jim Connett
    • And many others


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