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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 358


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 358 for the week March 3- 9, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit Mar 11-13th
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Lubuntu Blog: [Poll] Community wallpaper contest
    • Nicholas Skaggs: A simple look at testing within ubuntu
    • Mark Shuttleworth: #11 - Ubuntu is the #1 platform for production OpenStack deployments
    • Jonathan Riddell: New Blue Systems Office Edinburgh
    • Harald Sitter: Kubuntu Testing and You
    • Ubuntu GNOME: [Results] Community Wallpaper Contest for Trusty Tahr
    • Lubuntu Blog: Ubuntu community survey 2014
    • Nicholas Skaggs: Keeping ubuntu healthy: Manual Image Testing
    • Ubuntu GNOME: LTS Proposal
    • Mark Shuttleworth: The very best edge of all
    • Canonical News
    • Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr'
    • 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 13.10
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit Mar 11-13th

    Jono Bacon reminds the community that the next Ubuntu Developer Summit will be taking place between Tuesday, March 11th and Thursday, March 13th. Jono also highlights a session on Wednesday at 19:00 UTC which will focus on how the summit can better serve the community.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/03/06/...mit-next-week/

    Learn more about UDS and how to participate at http://uds.ubuntu.com/ and check out the full schedule for the summit at: http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-1403/

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (107091) -1198 over last week
    • Critical (180) +9 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (52856) -164 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: terdon (http://askubuntu.com/users/85695/terdon), Avinash Raj (http://askubuntu.com/users/202806/avinash-raj), nux (http://askubuntu.com/users/230052/nux), Radu Radeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu) and Morgan Blackthorne (http://askubuntu.com/users/81964/morgan-blackthorne)

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

    The Planet

    Lubuntu Blog: [Poll] Community wallpaper contest

    Rafael Laguna tells us that the wallpaper contest for Lubuntu's upcoming Trusty Tahr release is in full swing. Check out the rules and vote for your favorite wallpaper today!

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014...r-contest.html

    Nicholas Skaggs: A simple look at testing within ubuntu

    Nicholas Skaggs explains Continuous Integration testing simply - what it means, what the CI dashboard does, and how you can help.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...in-ubuntu.html

    Mark Shuttleworth: #11 - Ubuntu is the #1 platform for production OpenStack deployments

    Mark Shuttleworth discusses the importance of OpenStack cloud deployments and Ubuntu. He also explains how the OpenStack release cycle co-ordinates with Ubuntu's, and the relationships between Canonical, OpenStack, HP, Dell and other cloud vendors which continue to be built and expanded.

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1322

    Jonathan Riddell: New Blue Systems Office Edinburgh

    Jonathan Riddell reports on the new Blue Systems office in Edinburgh which he says is "the most beautiful city in the world."

    http://blogs.kde.org/2014/03/05/new-...fice-edinburgh

    Harald Sitter: Kubuntu Testing and You

    Harald Sitter explains the new test cases which every user can run and report on in the new Beta 1 release of Kubuntu 14.04. Tests include core functionality such as instant messaging and playing MP3 files.

    http://apachelog.wordpress.com/2014/...sting-and-you/

    Ubuntu GNOME: [Results] Community Wallpaper Contest for Trusty Tahr

    Ali Linx announces the end of the Community Wallpaper Contest for the [Ubuntu GNOME] Trusty Tahr Cycle and provides links to the ten winning entries.

    http://ubuntugnome.org/results-commu...paper-contest/

    Lubuntu Blog: Ubuntu community survey 2014

    Rafael Laguna tells us that the Ubuntu Community Survey for 2014 has been released - a quick (2 minute) survey which all users are encouraged to take. Results will help the entire community of Ubuntu flavors to ensure they are secure, stable and beautiful.

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014...rvey-2014.html

    Nicholas Skaggs: Keeping ubuntu healthy: Manual Image Testing

    Nicholas Skaggs reports on the importance of manual image testing. Users are encouraged to run the development version of Ubuntu and report all bugs, and to try out the phablet version on supported devices.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...ual-image.html

    Ubuntu GNOME: LTS Proposal

    Ali Linx informs us that the Ubuntu GNOME Team has submitted a proposal to the Ubuntu Technical Board Team for their 14.04 cycle to become an LTS release. Ali links to a wiki page which explains what that will mean for the release and reminds us that the team will definitely need "more active contributors and manpower."

    http://ubuntugnome.org/lts-proposal/

    Mark Shuttleworth: The very best edge of all

    Mark Shuttleworth refers his readers to the Design Team's "Loving the bottom edge" article, referring to it as "the most important bit of design guidance for your Ubuntu mobile app." Mark writes about the discussions on who should own the bottom edge, the system or the app developer, and concludes "it's the fastest, grooviest gesture in the book, and it's all yours on Ubuntu."

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1328

    Canonical News

    Thanks for all your submissions!

    Ian Farrell tells us that submissions for 14.04's wallpaper contest are over and a select group will now decide which will be included in Trusty Tahr. All images are available on the Flickr site for your viewing pleasure.

    http://design.canonical.com/2014/03/...r-submissions/

    Loving the bottom edge

    Daniel Oliver explains the importance of 'the bottom edge' in designing apps for Ubuntu phones. Key aspects of design to keep in mind are discussed including the ability to reverse the action, prioritizing what's really important, and the "hint, reveal, commit" pattern which is being stressed.

    http://design.canonical.com/2014/03/...e-bottom-edge/

    In The Press

    Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr'

    Katherine Noyes of PC World reports on the release of 14.04 Trusty Tahr's first Beta 1 releases including Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/21059...usty-tahr.html

    In The Blogosphere

    From Mars Missions to Robotics Competitions: Latest 'Ubuntu in the Wild'

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports on the latest sightings of Ubuntu 'in the wild'. Ubuntu can be seen in use on the Mars One project, in Google's new 'Project Tango', and in the development of a DARPA-funded robotics competition.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/u...tu-is-the-norm

    7 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Improvements You're Going to Love

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about seven long requested features that have finally been added to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The seven features are: a smaller Unity launcher, raising the volume beyond 100%, locally integrated menus, full menus, anti-aliased windows, a faster lock screen shortcut, and live window resizing.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/7...nts-youll-love

    Chromium browser successfully ported to Ubuntu's Mir display server

    Brian Fagioli of BetaNews reports on the successful port of Chromium to Mir.

    http://betanews.com/2014/03/04/chrom...isplay-server/

    Totally Legal Computer

    Talat Ahmed of Bangladesh's Daily Star newspaper explains free software to the masses, using XKCD other comics, as well as information on how/where to download and install Ubuntu and included applications.

    http://www.thedailystar.net/totally-...computer-14022

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 5 Mar 2014

    Michael Hall presents another Ubuntu Engineering Live! update with input from Jorge Castro.

    http://youtu.be/siEpM1j4lLM

    Jono Bacon Q&A - 7th March 2014

    Jono Bacon presents another of his regular weekly Ubuntu on Air! Q&A sessions.

    http://youtu.be/kcJuIc8cviQ

    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



    End of Life - July 2014

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