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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 370


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 370 for the week May 26 - June 1, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Calling for Ubuntu Online Summit sessions
    • Community Donations Funding Report
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • A growing FOSS community in Mauritius
    • Canonical joins the Cloud Foundry Foundation
    • Riccardo Padovani: Canonical Sprint in Malta
    • Lubuntu Blog: Box 0.46
    • Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu Screencast - Network Manager
    • David Planella: A quickstart guide to the Ubuntu emulator
    • Mark Shuttleworth: #9 - Canonical's cloud-init saves you from image soup, on every cloud
    • Jono Bacon: Last Day Today
    • Mark Shuttleworth: #8 - Ubuntu makes useful guarantees on every cloud
    • Adnane Belmadiaf: Canonical Sprint in Malta
    • Making ubuntu.com responsive: making our grid responsive (8) & adapting our navigation to small screens (9)
    • Ubuntu's support model fosters a strong ecosystem for OpenStack
    • In The Press
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Full Circle Issue #85
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Jono Bacon's Final Ubuntu Q&A - 27th May 2014
    • Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 28th May 2014
    • Ubuntu Core Apps Discussion - 29th May 2014
    • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E09 - The One with the Ick Factor
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Calling for Ubuntu Online Summit sessions

    Michael Hall explains how anyone can participate in the upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit which takes place from June 10-12th. He says that the schedule has been set, and all that is needed now are sessions, which users and contributors are encouraged to run on virtually any topic related to Ubuntu.

    http://mhall119.com/2014/05/calling-...mmit-sessions/

    Community Donations Funding Report

    Michael Hall writes about the recent publication of a report which highlights money donated to "Community projects", and which documents what the money was spent on. Michael links to the report which he says is published as part of Ubuntu's commitment to openness and transparency.


    http://mhall119.com/2014/05/communit...unding-report/

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Jonathan Riddell writes that following a meeting of the Kubuntu Council, a unanimous vote has agreed to welcome Scarlett Clark into the membership of Kubuntu and the wider Ubuntu family. He says that her contributions over the last six months have been incredible, and concludes by saying "Welcome along Scarlett!"

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ku...ay/008454.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (110218) +117 over last week
    • Critical (175) -6 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (54506) +49 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: Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), Rufus_12 (http://askubuntu.com/users/200746/rufus-12), Luis Alvarado (http://askubuntu.com/users/7035/luis-alvarado), Korkel (http://askubuntu.com/users/258523/korkel) and D-E-N (http://askubuntu.com/users/138119/d-e-n)

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

    LoCo News

    A growing FOSS community in Mauritius

    Nitin Sookun writes about a gathering of technologists put together by the Linux User Group of Mauritius where the topic of the day was bug reporting. Nitin gave the group a tour of bug reporting in Ubuntu and "showed folks our Ubuntu Mauritius LoCo Team page and explained the advantages of having Ubuntu users joining and contributing to the community via this channel."

    http://hacklog.in/a-growing-foss-com...-in-mauritius/

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Canonical joins the Cloud Foundry Foundation

    Ratnadeep Bhattacharjee announces that Canonical has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation which is a PaaS platform of choice for Ubuntu developers.

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/...ry-foundation/

    The Planet

    Riccardo Padovani: Canonical Sprint in Malta

    Riccardo Padovani tells us about his recent trip to Malta where he attended a Canonical Sprint. He says the attendees work on a variety of projects including various apps and community related projects.

    http://blog.rpadovani.com/en/2014/05...rint-in-malta/

    Lubuntu Blog: Box 0.46

    Rafael Laguna updates us on Box which has now reached version 0.46 and is available for Lubuntu Trusty Tahr or as a standalone package. He shows us a screenshot of some of the icons, and provides links to the site from where the theme and icons can be downloaded.

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014/05/box-046.html

    Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu Screencast - Network Manager

    Rafael Laguna writes that "a screencast is worth a thousand words" and is the easiest way to explain how to fix a bug for those who haven't read the release notes. Rafael thanks SilverLion for his work showing how to bring the Wi-Fi icon back to the Lubuntu taskbar, and embeds the screencast in his post.

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014...k-manager.html

    David Planella: A quickstart guide to the Ubuntu emulator

    David Planella gives us the basic rundown of the Ubuntu emulator which will be a primary development platform going forward. He explains system requirements, how to install it and gives various tips on its use.

    http://davidplanella.org/ubuntu-emul...ckstart-guide/

    Mark Shuttleworth: #9 - Canonical's cloud-init saves you from image soup, on every cloud

    Mark Shuttleworth explains Canonical's cloud-init system, which has been developed for the last few years and seen widespread adoption.

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1342

    Jono Bacon: Last Day Today

    Jono Bacon says goodbye in his final post as Canonical's Ubuntu Community Manager. He says that although he's stepping down as community manager, he intends to stay involved in the Ubuntu community both as a user and contributor. Jono concludes: "I now have a few weeks off and then my new adventure begins. Stay tuned."

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/05/29/last-day-today/

    Mark Shuttleworth: #8 - Ubuntu makes useful guarantees on every cloud


    In Mark Shuttleworth's 3rd in a series of countdown posts advocating for Ubuntu on your public or private cloud, he explains the set of guarantees which Canonical has made to its partners and users.

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1376

    Adnane Belmadiaf: Canonical Sprint in Malta

    Adnane Belmadiaf tells us about his trip to the Canonical Sprint in Malta. He and five other developers of the community Core Apps worked on their apps as well as the HTML5 SDK, Tabs, PageStack and much more.

    http://daker.me/2014/05/canonical-sprint-in-malta.html

    Canonical News

    Making ubuntu.com responsive: making our grid responsive (8) & adapting our navigation to small screens (9)

    Inayaili de Leon writes the next two parts in the series "Making ubuntu.com responsive." In part #8 she writes about converting the existing fixed-width grid desktop site to a flexible grid that flows seamlessly from small to large screens. In part #9 she looks at rethinking the navigation of the site on all of its various levels.

    http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...id-responsive/

    http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...small-screens/

    Ubuntu's support model fosters a strong ecosystem for OpenStack

    Ratnadeep Bhattacharjee reminds us that Ubuntu was the first platform to embrace OpenStack, and that OpenStack development largely happens on Ubuntu. He lists the services that Canonical provides, and briefly looks at Hypervisor and Guest Support on Ubuntu OpenStack.

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/...for-openstack/

    In The Press



    In The Blogosphere



    In Other News

    Full Circle Issue #85

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

    This month:

    • Command & Conquer
    • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and GRUB2 Pt.1.
    • Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
    • Review: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Security Q&A
    • What Is: CryptoCurrency
    • Open Source Design
    • NEW! - Arduino


    plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and a competition to win a Humble Bundle!

    Get it while it's hot!

    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-85/

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Jono Bacon's Final Ubuntu Q&A - 27th May 2014

    Jono Bacon answers questions from the community in his final Ubuntu on Air! Q&A session as Canonical's Community Manager.

    http://youtu.be/KpSYOFHPi9M

    Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 28th May 2014

    Michael Hall is joined by Tim Peeters, Lukasz Zemczak and Jorge Castro for another Ubuntu Engineering Live! session which was first broadcast on Ubuntu on Air!

    http://youtu.be/ZgRrzJlsYII

    Ubuntu Core Apps Discussion - 29th May 2014

    Alan Pope introduces the first in a series of weekly "Hang Outs" to discuss the development of core apps. Alan is joined by Nekhelesh Ramananthan, Andrew Hayzen and Victor Thompson.

    http://youtu.be/iHx764lLalI

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E09 - The One with the Ick Factor

    Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are in Studio L for Season Seven, Episode Nine 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.
    • And there's an event.


    We'll be back next week, when we'll interview Martin Wimpress from the MATE desktop team and go through your feedback.

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2014/05...he-ick-factor/

    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, 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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    • Elizabeth K. Joseph
    • Paul White
    • Emily Gonyer
    • And many others


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