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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 353


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 353 for the week January 27 - February 2, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) End of Life reached on January 27 2014
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubuntu's Juju Wins Cloud Awards 'Best Cloud Automation Solution'
    • Juju quickstart coming along
    • Randall Ross: Planet Ubuntu Needs More Awesome - Conclusion
    • Xubuntu: Xubuntu community wallpaper contest winners
    • Stephen M. Webb: Progress on the Converged Desktop
    • Ubuntu Kylin: 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Started!
    • Canonical Design Team: Latest from the web team -- January 2014
    • Expect something Ubuntu flavoured at Mobile World Congress
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Full Circle Magazine #81 escapes into the wild
    • 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 13.10
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) End of Life reached on January 27 2014

    Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, confirms that Ubuntu 13.04 is no longer supported and no more package updates will be accepted. Adam says the supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 13.04 is via Ubuntu 13.10 for which he provides a link to the upgrade instructions.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ry/000179.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (107647) + 296 over last week
    • Critical (167) +20 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (52368) +245 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: bkd.online (http://askubuntu.com/users/135920/bkd-online), Takkat (http://askubuntu.com/users/3940/takkat), Mateo (http://askubuntu.com/users/47291/mateo), Braiam (http://askubuntu.com/users/169736/braiam) and virtualxtc (http://askubuntu.com/users/171245/virtualxtc)

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

    Note from the Editor: Thanks to Oli Warner for maintaining the script we use to generate these AskUbuntu statistics!

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Ubuntu's Juju Wins Cloud Awards 'Best Cloud Automation Solution'

    Mark Baker, Server Project Manager, is thrilled to announce that out of 200 entries, Juju has been named the 2013-2014 Cloud Awards winner for Best Cloud Automation Solution - a category new to the awards this year. Mark says "We'd like to thank the whole Ubuntu community for its support, and to Juju contributors who continue to add to our diverse Charms library."

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/ubun...tion-solution/

    Juju quickstart coming along

    Jorge Castro updates us with the current state of quickstart which will allow generation of config files for faster cloud setups.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2014/01/2...-coming-along/

    The Planet

    Randall Ross: Planet Ubuntu Needs More Awesome - Conclusion

    Randall Ross wraps up his poll-driven analysis regarding the current value and status of the Ubuntu Planet and shares some of his concluding thoughts.

    http://randall.executiv.es/pu-more-awesome-conclusion

    Several community members joined in the discussion Randall kicked off, their thoughts, ideas and proposals are outlined in the following posts:



    Xubuntu: Xubuntu community wallpaper contest winners

    The Xubuntu team announce the six winners of the Xubuntu community wallpaper contest after reviewing the 81 submissions. The team show us the winning entries and describe why they were chosen.

    http://xubuntu.org/news/community-wa...ntest-winners/

    Stephen M. Webb: Progress on the Converged Desktop

    Stephen Webb tells us that one of his side projects is a Unity8 login session that can be installed alongside other desktops including Unity7. Stephen describes some of the successes and problems of Unity8 in its current form saying "I think this is pretty exciting. That's why I'm letting you all in on this project in its infancy. "

    http://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2014...erged-desktop/

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu Kylin: 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Started!

    The Ubuntu Kylin community has announced the beginning of the Wallpaper Contest for Trusty. The topic is 'the most beautiful China'. During the wallpaper contest for Saucy, the Ubuntu Kylin community collected more than 120 wonderful submissions and 20 of them were selected into the ubuntukylin-wallpapers package.

    http://www.ubuntukylin.com/news/show...lang=en&id=192

    Canonical News

    Canonical Design Team: Latest from the web team -- January 2014

    Inayaili de Leon Persson gives us a run-down on the latest activities of the Ubuntu Design Team, including the release of Canonical's new website, a redesigned homepage for Ubuntu Resources, the GUI for Juju and the upcoming cloud sprint in Capetown, South Africa.

    http://design.canonical.com/2014/01/...-january-2014/

    In The Press

    Expect something Ubuntu flavoured at Mobile World Congress

    htxt reports on Mark Shuttleworth's announcement of Ubuntu OS' presence at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and notes that "Ubuntu Phone has been steadily picking up momentum over the last year." They conclude "While we don't expect an Ubuntu Edge sized announcement at MWC, we will most definitely be heading across to the Ubuntu booth to find out what's what in the land of the other Linux based phone OS."

    http://www.htxt.co.za/2014/01/28/exp...orld-congress/

    In The Blogosphere

    Nautilus 3.10 Available In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Andrew from WebUpd8 tells us that Nautilus 3.10 will be included in the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 release. While Unity users will see few, if any changes, those running Ubuntu GNOME will be treated to the new GNOME header bars, known as client-side decorations, among other updates to Nautilus.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2014/01/nauti...untu-1404.html

    Nautilus 3.10 landed in Ubuntu 14.04 with improvements

    razvi at iloveubuntu gives us an in-depth explanation of the changes to Nautilus 3.10, which will be shipping with Ubuntu 14.04, as well as expectations on the updated file manager.

    http://iloveubuntu.net/nautilus-310-...4-improvements

    7 Things We Expect from Ubuntu in 2014

    Jun Auza of TechSource lists 7 things that they expect from Ubuntu in 2014 including a new icon set, an improved Software Center, and a better boot experience.

    http://www.junauza.com/2014/01/7-thi...u-in-2014.html

    Canonical At Mobile World Congress 2014 - What Can We Expect?

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! tells us about his expectations for Canonical at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, which will be held in Barcelona this month. "It's the world's biggest meeting of mobile industry experts, enthusiasts and original equipment manufacturers and, once again, Canonical will be in attendance," Sneddon states.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/01/c...014-app-planet

    Ubuntu Planning To Develop Its Own File Manager

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports on a mailing list post from an Ubuntu developer which he interprets as meaning that Ubuntu is planning to introduce their own home grown file manager in Ubuntu 14.10 to replace GNOME's Nautilus.

    As a follow-up, Jono Bacon explains in a Google+ post that this is not the case (https://plus.google.com/114419073019...ts/bZUqFPhfHRX), clarifying that Oliver is starting initial discussions to explore what would be wanted and needed in a new Ubuntu-specific file manager.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTU4OTY

    In Other News

    Full Circle Magazine #81 escapes into the wild

    Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our eighty-first issue.

    This month:

    • Command & Conquer
    • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Improve Security with Lynis.
    • Graphics : JPG>PDF, and Inkscape.
    • Review: LXLE Linux
    • Book Review: Super Scratch (Updated Edition)
    • NEW! Security Q&A


    plus: Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, Ubuntu Games, and soooo much more!

    Get it while it's hot!

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-81/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Jono Bacon Q&A - 28th Jan 2014

    Jono Bacon presents another of his weekly Ubuntu On-Air Q&A sessions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-YadkmcRvw

    Canonical Design Team: App Design Clinic #7

    Alan Pope introduces the latest App design Clinic with Katie Taylor. Katie looks at the Socketworld, Flashback and Capitals apps.

    http://design.canonical.com/2014/01/...sign-clinic-7/

    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 13.10

    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 13.10 Updates



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    Last edited by elizabeth; February 10th, 2014 at 11:53 PM.

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