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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 368


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 368 for the week May 12 - 18, 2014.

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    In This Issue

    • The Orange Box
    • Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) End of Life reached on May 16 2014
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Trusty DVD parcels
    • Vagrant boxes with Juju now available
    • Ronnie Tucker: Ubuntu AIO DVD Has All Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Flavors on One Disk
    • Jono Bacon: Announcing Ubuntu Pioneers
    • Jonathan Riddell: Next Generation Edges Closer
    • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing Ubuntu Dual Boot with enhanced upgrades and more!
    • Valorie Zimmerman: Today's catch-up meeting with the Ubuntu Community Council
    • Kubuntu Wire: Univention Corporate Client 2.0 - First milestone released
    • Svetlana Belkin: Stuck With Ubuntu Touch!
    • Canonical News
    • Canonical offers 'Chuck Norris Grade' OpenStack private cloud service
    • PC Pro Ubuntu 14.04 review
    • HP targets China's post-XP crowd with Ubuntu Kylin
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Monthly Team Reports: April 2014
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    The Orange Box

    Peter Mahnke writes "The Orange Box is a complete mobile cluster and an easy, low-risk way to deploy OpenStack cloud infrastructure on your premises, for testing or proof of concept." He gives a brief specification of the box and links to a downloadable fact sheet which contains further information.

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/13/the-orange-box/

    Learn more about the Orange Box and how you can configure and order one here: http://www.tranquilpcshop.co.uk/ubuntu-orange-box/

    The Orange Box attracted a lot of attention from the press and blogs this week, the following is a sampling from our editors:



    Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) End of Life reached on May 16 2014

    Adam Conrad, on behalf on the Ubuntu Release Team, reminds us that Ubuntu 12.10 in so longer supported, and will be archived within the coming weeks. He outlines the supported upgrade paths to Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04, and links to the upgrade instructions and caveats.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ay/000184.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (109908) +231 over last week
    • Critical (172) +/- 0 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (54285) +190 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: nux (http://askubuntu.com/users/230052/nux), Braiam (http://askubuntu.com/users/169736/braiam), Jobin (http://askubuntu.com/users/72576/jobin), jkt123 (http://askubuntu.com/users/267266/jkt123) and Nobody (http://askubuntu.com/users/188189/nobody)

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

    LoCo News

    Trusty DVD parcels

    Maia Grotepass informs us that she is getting the [Ubuntu 14.04] DVD parcels ready for despatch, and thanks everyone [in South Africa] who has been willing to be a distribution point.

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

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Vagrant boxes with Juju now available

    Jorge Castro writes about the availability of Juju Vagrant boxes, which are 12.04 images with Juju and the Juju GUI configured automatically. Jorge says: "For those of you on OSX and Windows this is a slick way to get Juju with the GUI out of the box deploying to containers for a nice local development resource."

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2014/05/1...now-available/

    The Planet

    Ronnie Tucker: Ubuntu AIO DVD Has All Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Flavors on One Disk

    Ronnie Tucker, reporting for Full Circle Magazine's News, briefs us regarding the release of the Ubuntu AIO DVD which includes all Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release flavors.

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2014/0...s-on-one-disk/

    Jono Bacon: Announcing Ubuntu Pioneers

    Jono Bacon announces 'Ubuntu Pioneers' which will celebrate the first 200 app developers who get their apps into Ubuntu. Recipient developers will get a special 'Ubuntu Pioneers' t-shirt and will be listed at http://developer.ubuntu.com/pioneers in perpetuity.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/05/13/...untu-pioneers/

    Jonathan Riddell: Next Generation Edges Closer

    Jonathan Riddell informs us that he has released the Plasma Next Beta which uses KDE Frameworks 5 but that it will not be included by default in the next Kubuntu release, which will continue to feature Plasma 1. He says "It's going to be an exciting release. But not so exciting it'll implode :)"

    http://blogs.kde.org/2014/05/14/next...n-edges-closer

    Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing Ubuntu Dual Boot with enhanced upgrades and more!

    The app developer team announces the availability of new Touch images that have the ability to dual boot either Ubuntu or Android on a single device. The post discusses the features of this release and warns "Dual boot is not a feature suitable for regular users. It is recommended to be installed only by developers who are comfortable with flashing devices and with their partition layout."

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2014/05/...ades-and-more/

    Valorie Zimmerman: Today's catch-up meeting with the Ubuntu Community Council

    Valorie Zimmerman reports on the Kubuntu team's catch-up meeting with the Ubuntu Community Council where various items pertaining to the past, the present, and the future were discussed. Valorie says the discussions included threats of legal action against Mint, apprehension over Wayland/Mir, Kubuntu.org, and KDE's new Frameworks. She concludes by writing "I'm not sure any issues were resolved, but it did feel like the air was cleared."

    http://linuxgrandma.blogspot.com/201...th-ubuntu.html

    Kubuntu Wire: Univention Corporate Client 2.0 - First milestone released

    Jonathan Riddell explains that Univention Corporate Client is a derivative of Kubuntu for commercial customers that contains advanced administration tools. Jonathan links to the webpage where Version 2.0 can be downloaded as an ISO to test.

    http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=155


    Svetlana Belkin: Stuck With Ubuntu Touch!

    Svetlana Belkin continues her series of blog posts where she evaluates the Ubuntu Touch images from a user perspective. She notes, from using the dev channel, that new features have been added such as the ability to uninstall click apps and not crashing as often as previous releases. She also reflects on some of the features that she is struggling with.

    http://ubuntusense.com/2014/05/15/st...-ubuntu-touch/

    Canonical News

    Fast with an extra helping of faster

    Mark Baker announces "a set of industry benchmark performance records for hyperscale OpenStack running on Ubuntu OpenStack (Icehouse) and AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 system." Baker goes on to give details of the three new benchmark records set on this "largest known demonstration of OpenStack scalability ever."

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/...ing-of-faster/

    Ubuntu announcements from the Atlanta OpenStack Summit

    Dustin Kirkland reports from the OpenStack Summit on some of the announcements from Ubuntu, including: growth of the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) to 18 members, partnerships with IBM and Cloudbase, introduction of the Orange Box and the fully managed Your Cloud, "a fully managed service for those customers wanting to outsource the management and maintenance of their cloud."

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/...nstack-summit/

    NUDT and Canonical bring OpenStack to world's fastest supercomputer

    Canonical writes: "China's National University of Defense Technology, NUDT, developers of the Tianhe-2 supercomputer, and Canonical, the organisation behind Ubuntu, today announce a collaboration to bring OpenStack to the world's fastest supercomputer for high performance cloud environments."

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/...supercomputer/

    The browser is dead. Long live the browser!

    Giorgio Venturi, UX Designer at Canonical, writes about some of the innovations the Canonical Design team is imaging around mobile browsers, including how tabs are navigated and managed, a new approach to browsing history and how they both will leverage use of the bottom edge as it's "easily accessible at any time and ergonomically friendly to the typical one-hand phone hold."

    http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...e-the-browser/

    Huge downloads for Ubuntu Kylin 14.04LTS, first OEM partner announced

    Jon Melamut writes about the success of Ubuntu Kylin in China, saying "over three million people downloading Ubuntu Kylin in the first 12 months. The initial adoption of Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS, launched in April, has been phenomenal, with over one million additional new downloads." He goes on to announce HP as the first OEM partner planning on carrying Ubuntu Kylin on shipped systems. Finally, he mentions the work done at Zhengzhou Commercial & Trade Technician College where they have deployed over 120 Ubuntu Kylin computers in training classrooms across the campus.

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/...ner-announced/

    In The Press

    Canonical offers 'Chuck Norris Grade' OpenStack private cloud service

    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet reports on the announcement of Your Cloud, Canonical's "fully managed, OpenStack private clouds with carrier service level agreements." He goes on to speculate based on feedback from companies attending the OpenStack summit, that Canonical "will have no problem finding customers for this new service."

    http://www.zdnet.com/canonical-offer...ce-7000029406/

    PC Pro Ubuntu 14.04 review

    Darien Graham-Smith of PC Pro reviews the 14.04 release, covering new features, and concluding: "With a stable platform thus established, Canonical now has some breathing space to focus on more ambitious works, such as the forthcoming Mir display server and Unity 8 front-end that will underpin the next-generation, multi-platform, consumer edition of Ubuntu. In other words, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS may not be exciting in itself, but it sets the scene for bigger things to come."

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/softw...6/ubuntu-14-04

    HP targets China's post-XP crowd with Ubuntu Kylin

    Nick Heath of ZDNet reports on the news from HP and Canonical about their intention to ship Ubuntu Kylin-based systems in China and speculates that this "may be a move to capitalise on millions of Chinese people looking for a successor to Windows XP."

    http://www.zdnet.com/hp-targets-chin...in-7000029490/

    In The Blogosphere

    Ubuntu Devs Propose Creating Separate 'Unity 8 Desktop' Flavor to Aid Development

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon reports for OMG! Ubuntu! on the recent suggestion from the Ubuntu Desktop Team to create a separate Unity 8 Desktop flavor of Ubuntu. Sneddon gives an overview of the proposal, links to further information, and explains the potential benefits.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/05/u...vour-discussed

    A New Unity 8 Version Of Ubuntu Proposed

    Michael Larabel writes for Phoronix on the proposed new Unity 8 flavor of Ubuntu. Along with an overview, he includes an explanation of why this will make testing Unity 8 for the desktop easier for developers and early-adopters.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5MDc

    Shuttleworth Highlights Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Innovations

    Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, gives an overview of Mark Shuttleworth's keynote speech at the OpenStack Summit. The keynote focused on how a range of developments have supported Canonical's work in the open source cloud ecosystem. Tozzi comments on how Canonical is trying to hold onto its share of the OpenStack market. He also comments on Canonical's use of OpenStack to expand its ability to profit financially.

    http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/051614/s...ud-innovations

    Intel Adds Ubuntu 14.04 Support to Linux Graphics Driver Installer

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports on Intel's addition of Ubuntu 14.04 (both 64bit and 32bit) support to it's GPU driver installer. He also mentions that Intel has now dropped support on the GPU driver installer for earlier versions of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 13.04 and earlier are now completely dropped and Ubuntu 13.10 is deprecated. Intel suggest that users update to 14.04 to use the GPU driver installer.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/05/i...nstaller-1-0-5

    Support for Ubuntu 12.10 Officially Ends

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports that official support for Ubuntu 12.10 has now ended. His post also includes a video showing what was new in Ubuntu 12.10 for those users who have already upgraded and forgotten.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/05/u...upport-end-may

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Mark Shuttleworth - Openstack Summit Atlanta 2014 - the CUBE

    Mark Shuttleworth is interviewed by John Furrier and Stu Miniman at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. Mark talks about Ubuntu's role within OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Juju, and explains that Canonical offers support to Ubuntu based commercial deployments.

    http://youtu.be/cVJ6dsf2law

    Canonical Keynote - OpenStack Summit: 13th May 2014

    Mark Shuttleworth delivers his keynote speech at the OpenStack summit in Atlanta where he talks about the success of Ubuntu in the OpenStack ecosystem, unveils the new Orange Box and talks about what the combination of Landscape, MAAS and OpenStack can do for companies seeking to deploy their infrastructures.

    http://youtu.be/YsYdIJrJRLQ

    Jono Bacon Q&A - 13 May 2014

    Jono Bacon presents another of his regular Q&A sessions which was first broadcast on Ubuntu on Air!

    http://youtu.be/mTkl3gTRefY

    Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 14 May 2014

    Michael Hall is joined by Bill Filler, Alan Pope, Jorge Castro and Michael Sawicz for another in the regular series of Ubuntu Engineering Live! updates.

    http://youtu.be/ZWRirpb7oz4

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E07 - The One with the Jellyfish

    Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are in Studio L for Season Seven, Episode Seven 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 interview Graham Morrison from Linux Voice and go through your feedback.

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2014/05...the-jellyfish/

    Juju Charm School - Vagrant Workflow

    Jorge Castro is joined by Charles Butler and Matt Bruzek for a Juju Charm School which talks about Vagrant, which OS X and Windows users can use to test Juju in a virtual environment on their local machines.

    http://youtu.be/qLNPn2rQynM

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Monthly Team Reports: April 2014


    See here for the team report for April 2014: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/April2014

    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, 13.10 and 14.04

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

    Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2017

    Ubuntu 13.10 Updates



    End of Life - July 2014

    Ubuntu 14.04 Updates




    End of Life - April 2019

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