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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 338


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 338 for the week October 7th - 13th 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Mir Running Now On Ubuntu On Phones
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • LoCos, Leaders, and Lessons Learned: Ohio Team
    • Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women Survey 2013 Results: Part 2
    • Randall Ross: Planet Awesome! Poll #1 & Poll #2
    • Nicholas Skaggs: Testers, assemble! Final RC testing is here!
    • Chris Coulson: Introducing Oxide
    • Nekhelesh Ramananthan: Clock App - v1.0 Ready to go!
    • Ubuntu 13.10 Review: A great Linux desktop gets better
    • Canonical readies Ubuntu 13.10 for cloud duty with OpenStack Havana
    • Shuttleworth: Apple will converge Mac and iPhone
    • 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!


    General Community News

    Mir Running Now On Ubuntu On Phones

    Jono Bacon shares the news that with update 90 on the Ubuntu for phone images Mir has been enabled by default. Jono says that there are some bugs but nothing major, and congratulates the Mir and Ubuntu integration teams.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/10/10/...ntu-on-phones/

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Results of the Developer Membership Board meeting on the 7th October 2013:



    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (107229) -125 over last week
    • Critical (128) -8 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (52530) -83 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: TomKat (http://askubuntu.com/users/99886/tomkat), Python Student (http://askubuntu.com/users/166915/python-student), Glutanimate (http://askubuntu.com/users/81372/glutanimate), Radu Radeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu) and Salt (http://askubuntu.com/users/129701/salt)

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

    LoCo News

    LoCos, Leaders, and Lessons Learned: Ohio Team

    Stephen Michael Kellat is interviewed by Ubuntu US Teams about the work that the Ubuntu Ohio team is doing, including how they've handled leadership, recent events and the tools that the team finds most useful.

    http://ubuntu-us.org/2013/10/10/loco...ned-ohio-team/

    The Planet

    Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women Survey 2013 Results: Part 2

    Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph thanks everyone who contributed to the survey and posts the second part of the results by posting a representative sampling of the key findings from the write-in responses. Elizabeth shares some replies to the question "If there is something you wish we were doing or doing more of, what would it be?" and some of the ideas that were put forward.

    http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/2013/10...esults-part-2/

    Randall Ross: Planet Awesome! Poll #1 & Poll #2

    Randall Ross announces that he will asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. Randall says he has his own opinions but would like to see what the data says.

    http://randall.executiv.es/planet-awesome-1 & http://randall.executiv.es/planet-awesome-2

    Nicholas Skaggs: Testers, assemble! Final RC testing is here!

    Nicholas Skaggs writes "Testers, assemble! Final RC testing is here!" and goes on to say "Here are 3 easy steps to testing prowess. Do your part to be prepared! Let's help make saucy a great release!"

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...esting-is.html

    Chris Coulson: Introducing Oxide

    Chris Coulson updates the community with details on the recent comment "we sorted out the details of the work that needs to happen for oxide to be [sic] replace qtwebkit, for the touch browser, webapps and SDK, before 14.04" and introduces Oxide, "a library that allows you to embed a Chromium-powered webview in QML applications."

    http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?p=196

    Nekhelesh Ramananthan: Clock App - v1.0 Ready to go!

    Nekhelesh Ramananthan announces that version 1.0 of the clock app for Ubuntu Touch has been released and thanks everybody who helped reached the milestone. Nekhelesh shares some fun facts about the last five months and says "See you guys in the next development cycle."

    http://ubuntu-touch.blogspot.com/201...ady-to-go.html

    In The Press

    Ubuntu 13.10 Review: A great Linux desktop gets better

    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet writes a review of 13.10, and summarizes "Ubuntu 13.10 may not be the most exciting desktop Linux, but it is very solid and contains many useful new features."

    http://www.zdnet.com/ubuntu-13-10-re...er-7000021825/

    Canonical readies Ubuntu 13.10 for cloud duty with OpenStack Havana

    Daniel Robinson from V3 tells us more about the 13.10 release and how its integration with OpenStack Havana is working at the current time.

    http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/22999...enstack-havana

    Shuttleworth: Apple will converge Mac and iPhone

    Darien Graham-Smith from PCPro writes an article about Mark Shuttleworth's point of view regarding Mac on the desktop and the iPhone, which he says are going to 'follow Ubuntu's lead and converge the iPhone and MacBook product lines'. He also interviews Shuttleworth about the upcoming 13.10 release.

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/384697/s...mac-and-iphone

    Check out more reactions to Mark's comments on Apple and the Ubuntu Phone over at ZDNet and CNET:


    In The Blogosphere



    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 134

    "This week brings miscellaneous news such as dates for the next UDS and mention of the new LoCo Council members announcement."

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/170

    Charm Call for 9 October

    The latest Weekly Charm Update presented by Jorge Castro with contributions from Antonio Rosales, Nick Veitch and Marco Ceppi.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItpPwPWCcj8

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E33 - Pulp Ubuntu

    "Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are back together for the thirty-third episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!"

    In this week's show:-

    • We take a look at what's been happening in the news.
    • We catch up with what's happening in the Ubuntu community.
    • And we talk about OggCamp13.
    • We don't mention (because we run out of time) another event.


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/10...3-pulp-ubuntu/ & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3dpnqaxYlo

    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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    Additional Ubuntu News

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    http://www.ubuntu.com/news

    and

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

    Conclusion

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
    • Paul White
    • Jose Antonio Rey
    • And many others


    Glossary of Terms

    Other acronyms can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/glossary

    Ubuntu - Get Involved

    The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved

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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.

    Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    Last edited by elizabeth; October 22nd, 2013 at 12:43 AM.

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