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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 373


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 373 for the week June 16 - 22, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaches End of Life on July 17 2014
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Colorado Ubuntu Team: Operation 'Spread Ubuntu' is Underway!
    • Ubuntu Cloud News
    • Svetlana Belkin: UOS 14.06 Summary and Lessons Learned (as a Track Lead)
    • Ubuntu Scientists: Introducting the "Ubuntu Scientists Blog"!
    • Ben Howard: SSD and PIOPS AMI's for AWS
    • Kubuntu Wire: Refurbished HP Laptops with Kubuntu
    • Robert Ancell: GTK+ applications in Unity 8 (Mir)
    • Ubuntu Scientists: Team Wiki Pages Update: June 19, 2014
    • Ubuntu Forum Council Changes
    • Canonical News
    • Hands-on with Canonical's Orange Box and a peek into cloud nirvana
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Monthly Team Reports: May 2014
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaches End of Life on July 17 2014

    On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, Adam Conrad reminded that Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is reaching end of life on July 17.
    Also informed that the upgrade path is via 14.04 LTS (url to instructions and caveats included).

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/000185.html

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    "At the 18th June 1200 UTC Membership meeting we welcomed a new Member to official Ubuntu Membership!

    Charles Butler (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LazyPower |
    https://launchpad.net/~lazypower)

    Charles is a Pittsburgh transplant that has been an active Ubuntu user since the Feisty Fawn days. Charles has had a great time traversing the community, technology, and contributing in small ways all around the Ubuntu sphere. Charles has been an active Ask Ubuntu User since 2011 and is an active Juju Charmer. His contributions to the the Juju Charm Ecosystem include IRC support, sponsoring community members to contribute to Juju, writing documentation and actively maintaining 3 charms (Rails, PaperTrail & DNS).


    Congratulations to Charles!"

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/002005.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (110361) +66 over last week
    • Critical (166) -5 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (54934) +148 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: unorthodox grammar (http://askubuntu.com/users/250271/unorthodox-grammar), agha rehan abbas (http://askubuntu.com/users/272357/agha-rehan-abbas), muru (http://askubuntu.com/users/158442/muru), kraxor (http://askubuntu.com/users/285419/kraxor) and Jobin (http://askubuntu.com/users/72576/jobin)

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

    LoCo News

    Colorado Ubuntu Team: Operation 'Spread Ubuntu' is Underway!

    Emma Marshall of the Ubuntu Colorado team reports on recent progress of the team following a recent team meeting. Most notably, they've finalized and shared a handout to give away with the Ubuntu disks they are sharing in various cities around Colorado.

    http://system76chick.blogspot.com/20...on-spread.html

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    How we scaled OpenStack to launch 168,000 cloud instances

    James Page shares the hardware and software details of a recent launch of 168,000 cloud instances of CirrOS using MaaS, Juju and OpenStack. In the post he talks about challenges and solutions and walks through the commands and shares screenshots of how the deployment was finally accomplished successfully.

    http://javacruft.wordpress.com/2014/...68k-instances/

    Deploying OpenStack with just two machines. The MaaS and Juju way.

    Marco Ceppi shares instructions for how to deploy OpenStack on a pair of machines using a configured MaaS and Juju setup.

    http://marcoceppi.com/2014/06/deploy...-two-machines/

    EBS-SSD Boot AMIs For Ubuntu On Amazon EC2

    Eric Hammond writes about the availability of Ubuntu AMIs with EBS-SSD boot volumes on Amazon from Canonical and writes that there are now 561 Ubuntu AMIs actively supported by Canonical today.

    http://alestic.com/2014/06/ec2-ebs-ssd-ami

    The Planet

    Svetlana Belkin: UOS 14.06 Summary and Lessons Learned (as a Track Lead)

    Svetlana Belkin shares with us her thoughts about being a Track Lead for the latest Ubuntu Online Summit, held last week. She mentions some ups and downs she noticed during the sessions, as well as how can some things be improved.

    http://ubuntusense.com/2014/06/17/uos-14-06/

    Ubuntu Scientists: Introducting the "Ubuntu Scientists Blog"!

    Svetlana Belkin introduces the Ubuntu Scientists Blog to the world. Here they will have news, interview and stories of the members.

    http://ubuntuscientists.wordpress.co...ientists-blog/

    Ben Howard: SSD and PIOPS AMI's for AWS

    Ben Howard announces that the Ubuntu images are now ready for deployment on Amazon Web Services new SSD-backed EBS volumes. Also, he states that there are now new images which have 500 provisioned IOPS by default.

    http://blog.utlemming.org/2014/06/ss...s-for-aws.html

    Kubuntu Wire: Refurbished HP Laptops with Kubuntu

    Jonathan Riddell mentions that he found a store in Ireland which sells refurbished HP laptops with Kubuntu preinstalled.

    http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=164

    Robert Ancell: GTK+ applications in Unity 8 (Mir)

    Robert Ancell does a demonstration of Unity 8 with Mir running GTK+ applications. In this case, he used Simple Scan to get an image. He finishes the post indicating the current known limitations and explaining how to install the Unity 8 preview session. He also thanks the collaboration of Ryan Lortie, who, with him, has been trying to make GTK+ applications run in Unity 8 smoothly.

    http://bobthegnome.blogspot.com/2014...ity-8-mir.html


    Ubuntu Scientists: Team Wiki Pages Update: June 19, 2014

    Svetlana Belkin writes about she did an update to the Wiki pages for the Ubuntu Scientists team, which included removing some links in the top bar, as well as adding a Site Map and more.

    http://ubuntuscientists.wordpress.co...-june-19-2014/

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu Forum Council Changes

    The Ubuntu Forums Council has seven members, all being administrators of the ubuntuforums and approved by the Community Council. Sef (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=57646) has stepped down and bapoumba (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=171805) has joined the FC again (previously on The FC from February 2009 to December 2011). Sef will remain in the ubuntuforums Staff team as a moderator, we would like to thank him for the work and time he dedicated to the forums, and wish him all the best for his future personal projects.

    For more about the Forum Council, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumCouncil

    Canonical News



    In The Press

    Hands-on with Canonical's Orange Box and a peek into cloud nirvana

    Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica gets hands on with the newly released Orange Box by Canonical running Ubuntu with OpenStack. He kicks off his thorough review, which includes screenshots of Juju and MaaS, with the teaser: "Take ten high-end Intel NUCs, a gigabit Ethernet switch, a couple of terabytes of storage, and cram it all into a fancy custom enclosure. What does that spell? Orange Box."

    http://arstechnica.com/information-t...cloud-nirvana/

    Looking for more? ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols also did a review of the new Orange Box this week, "Canonical's cloud-in-a-box: Under the hood"
    http://www.zdnet.com/canonicals-clou...tag=RSS510d04f

    In The Blogosphere



    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video


    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Episode 12 - The One Without the Ski Trip

    "We're back with Season Seven, Episode Twelve of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are drinking tea and eating very rich chocolate cake (like this one, only more chocolatey) in Studio L."

    In this week's show:

    • We discuss alternatives to Ubuntu One, which has recently shut down. Alan makes up the CRESCCO scale...
    • We also discuss:
    • Getting a new phone
    • Getting even closer to sending Tony up a mountain in Malawi.
    • Learning how ISOs are made...
    • Going to Barcamp Birmingham...
    • Playing with AfterShot Pro 2
    • We share some Command Line Lurve from @climagic


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2014/06...-the-ski-trip/

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Monthly Team Reports: May 2014

    See here for the team report for May 2014: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/May2014

    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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    Conclusion

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    • Tiago Carrondo
    • Jose Antonio Rey
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