Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 364
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 364 for the week April 14 - 20, 2014.
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In This Issue
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) released
- Ubuntu Open Week for Trusty: Starting Soon!
- Ubuntu Stats
- 14.04 Release Today
- Ubuntu and Canonical will be present in the Ubucon LatinAmerica
- Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party
- Costales: Interview: Migrating a school from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04
- Sean Davis: 14 Features of Xubuntu 14.04
- Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph: Finding a Tahr (or two!)
- Ronnie Tucker: EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It!
- Charles Profitt: Replacing Ubuntu One
- Rohan Garg: A shiny new release fresh out of the oven
- Jonathan Riddell: Trust in Trusty 14.04 LTS
- Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Feedback
- James Page: OpenStack 2014.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 LTS
- Valorie Zimmerman: Weeeee, Kubuntu 14.04 is out! and already looking to the future
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: the cloud platform of choice
- Ubuntu 14.04 desktop: trusted OS for consumers and business
- What's new in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS?
- 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, 13.10 and 14.04
- And much more!
General Community News
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) released
Adam Conrad, on behalf on the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of the fifth Long Term Support release, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core, as well as Ubuntu 14.04 for the Phone and Tablet products. Adam provides links from where the images can be downloaded and also from where further information and help can be obtained.
There has been a lot of coverage on the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Check out the following articles selected by our editors:
==== Ubuntu Flavors ====
The various flavors of Ubuntu joined in the release this week and each had their own release announcements, as follows:
Ubuntu Open Week for Trusty: Starting Soon!
Jose Antonio Rey informs us that the Ubuntu Open Week for the Trusty Tahr cycle will take place from April 22nd to April 24th 2014, from 1500 to 1900 UTC each day. Jose tells us how we can join the sessions on IRC and that session logs will be available after each event.
Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories
Ubuntu 14.04 Is Out!
Jono Bacon shares a brief report about the past six months of Ubuntu development seeking full convergence and the level of success of the final result.
- Open (108570) +476 over last week
- Critical (176) -16 over last week
- Unconfirmed (53444) +249 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: fossfreedom (http://askubuntu.com/users/14356/fossfreedom), Avinash Raj (http://askubuntu.com/users/202806/avinash-raj), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind), ChrisR. (http://askubuntu.com/users/263468/chrisr) and saiki4116 (http://askubuntu.com/users/30587/saiki4116)
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
14.04 Release Today
Svetlana Belkin of the Ubuntu Ohio team shares comments from the leader of the team, Stephen Michael Kellat, regarding the team coordination details for the 14.04 release.
Ubuntu and Canonical will be present in the Ubucon LatinAmerica
Sergio Meneses, on behalf of UbuconLA, announces that Canonical and the Ubuntu Community will be sponsors of the event in 2014. Sergio also provides links from where further information on the event can be found.
Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party
Adnan Quaium reports on the Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party organised by the Bangladesh LoCo Team in association with the ULAB Computer Programming Club. Adnan tells that the four hour event, which was managed by 20 volunteers, attracted 150 people. He also includes a number of photographs to accompany his report.
Ubuntu Cloud News
Jorge Castro: Tomcat deployments are here for 12.04 and 14.04
Jorge Castro updates us on the recent work of Matthew Bruzek who is focusing on Ubuntu's Java framework.
Costales: Interview: Migrating a school from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04
Marcos Costales interviews Fernando Lanero who is getting ready to migrate 98 computers at the Agustinos School in Leon Spain from Windows XP and Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04.
Sean Davis: 14 Features of Xubuntu 14.04
Sean Michael Davis previews 14 new features of Xubuntu 14.04, including a new look, updated applications, and new Xfce features.
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph: Finding a Tahr (or two!)
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph shares two source files of the Tahr's artwork, one from the Ubuntu installer and the other from the Xubuntu installer.
Ronnie Tucker: EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It!
Ronnie Tucker announces that news reporters for Full Circle Magazine will be posting news articles directly to the website, rather than waiting for the next issue of the magazine to be published.
Charles Profitt: Replacing Ubuntu One
Charles Profitt explains how he is replacing Ubuntu One for now with Microsoft's OneDrive. He also points out that there is no notification on the Ubuntu One website regarding its pending shutdown.
Rohan Garg: A shiny new release fresh out of the oven
Rohan Garg, on behalf on the Kubuntu Team, announces the release of the Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, the latest Long Term Release. Rohan provides links from where the images can be downloaded, and also from where further information and help can be obtained.
Jonathan Riddell: Trust in Trusty 14.04 LTS
Jonathan Riddell takes a look at the latest Kubuntu release, thanking various team members for the hard work. Jonathan points out that Kubuntu was the first distribution to ship KDE SC 4.13, looks forward to KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2014.6, and extends an invitation to join the team on IRC or on their mailing list.
Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Feedback
Jonathan Riddell shares with us some of the feedback that he found about Kubuntu 14.04 LTS after browsing the internet on the morning after its release.
James Page: OpenStack 2014.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 LTS
James Page announces the availability of OpenStack 2014.1 (Icehouse) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and in the Ubuntu Cloud Archive (UCA) for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. James provides installation instructions, information on how to report bugs, and advises that Juju charms for OpenStack have been updated to support deployment on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04.
Valorie Zimmerman: Weeeee, Kubuntu 14.04 is out! and already looking to the future
Valorie Zimmerman reflects on the past week and the work of the "Kubuntu crew" in getting Kubuntu 14.04 ready for release. Valorie says "It is really fabulous to be able to present the latest KDE software into our Kubuntu LTS". She makes the point that users now have the option of five years of support for Kubuntu 14.04 or trying out Frameworks and Plasma Next in Kubuntu 14.10.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: the cloud platform of choice
Canonical announces why Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the platform of choice in many different scenarios by giving real-life examples of Ubuntu deployments around the world.
Ubuntu 14.04 desktop: trusted OS for consumers and business
Canonical explains different reasons why Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is to be trusted on the Desktop by discussing its various features.
What's new in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS?
Sally Rawdan, Cloud Product Marketing Manager at Canonical, writes about the new features included in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, as well as linking to a downloadable brochure that contains further information.
In The Blogosphere
Other Articles of Interest
Featured Audio and Video
Jono Bacon Q&A - 15th April 2014
Jono Bacon presents another of his regular Ubuntu on Air! Q&A sessions.
Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 16th April 2014
Michael Hall presents the last Ubuntu Engineering Live! session before the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E03 - The One with the Cake
Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are in Studio L for Season Seven, Episode Three of the Ubuntu Podcast!
In this week's show:
- We take a look at what's been happening in the news.
- We also take a look at what's been happening in the community.
We'll be back next week, when we'll review the Ubuntu 14.04 release and go through your feedback.
Juju Charm School: Exploring juju run - Part 1
Charles Butler presents another Juju Charm School, where they discuss what the newly-implemented 'juju run' command can do. Juju run empowers users to interact with their juju machines, within the context of a hook environment. This allows flexibility when combining juju with CI, scripts, and provides a common gateway into executing commands on your remote machines.
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, 13.10 and 14.04
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
Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
End of Life - April 2019
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Last edited by elizabeth; April 29th, 2014 at 03:08 PM.