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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 379


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 379 for the week August 11 - 17, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu Global Jam 14.10
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Destino Ubuconla 2014 - #4-5 Ubuconla, dia 1 & 2 (in Spanish)
    • Ubuntu Scientists: Who We Are: Willem Ligtenberg,A Member
    • Ubuntu Women: 2014 Leadership Poll Results
    • Jonathan Riddell: Upstream and Downstream: why packaging takes time
    • Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter needs you!
    • Dustin Kirkland: (Re-)Introducing JeOS -- Just Enough OS, aka Ubuntu Core
    • Charles Profitt: Ubuntu UDS - November 12 -14
    • Canonical News
    • Ubuntu Touch Gets USB Tethering, Makes Bq and Meizu Release EXCITING
    • Can Ubuntu Do This? -- Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most
    • Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Monthly Team Reports: July 2014
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04 and 14.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Ubuntu Global Jam 14.10

    Daniel Holbach announces the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam as 12-14 September 2014 and shares a link to the wiki explaining details about the event and how your local team can get involved.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lo...st/006747.html

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    The Ubuntu Forums welcomed a new Ubuntu Member this week:



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...st/002045.html

    Ubuntu Stats


    Bug Stats

    • Open (112876) +290 over last week
    • Critical (222) +11 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (56419) +234 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: Tim (http://askubuntu.com/users/186134/tim), Andrea Lazzarotto (http://askubuntu.com/users/271/andrea-lazzarotto), Volker Siegel (http://askubuntu.com/users/260447/volker-siegel), Glutanimate (http://askubuntu.com/users/81372/glutanimate) and Mitch (http://askubuntu.com/users/59676/mitch)

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

    LoCo News

    Destino Ubuconla 2014 - #4-5 Ubuconla, dia 1 & 2 (in Spanish)

    Costales shares summaries and a number of photos from the first two days of UbuconLA in Columbia this past week. The conference drew hundreds of free software participants from throughout Latin America and topics from the conference covered in these posts include moving a school to Ubuntu and details about Ubuntu for phones and tablets.

    http://thinkonbytes.blogspot.com/201...nla-dia-1.html

    http://thinkonbytes.blogspot.com/201...nla-dia-2.html

    The Planet

    Ubuntu Scientists: Who We Are: Willem Ligtenberg,A Member

    Meet Willem Ligtenberg, a Biomedical Engineer specializing in biomodelling and bioinformatics and a member of the Ubuntu Science Team. Willem is currently a consultant with Open Analytics where he mostly uses R as programming language and some Python and is currently working on an Object Relational Mapper in R.

    http://ubuntuscientists.wordpress.co...nberga-member/

    Ubuntu Women: 2014 Leadership Poll Results

    Cheri Francis announces the newly elected leadership team for the Ubuntu Women project: A. Mani, Svetlana Belkin, and Emma Marshall.

    http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/2014/08...-poll-results/

    Jonathan Riddell: Upstream and Downstream: why packaging takes time

    Reflecting upon conversations at the KDE office in Barcelona, Jonathan Riddell goes into detail regarding the challenges faced by software packagers when preparing a piece of software for inclusion in a distribution. He covers release schedules, patches, copyright, descriptions, the sometimes messy business of splitting up packages and much more.

    https://blogs.kde.org/2014/08/13/ups...ing-takes-time

    Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter needs you!

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is fast approaching its 400th issue and the number of contributors have been running slightly low. To this end Elizabeth K. Joseph is asking for volunteers like you to help out. One important way to assist is to submit news stories pertaining to Ubuntu throughout the week and then for summaries to be written during the week-end. More information and contact details are available in the blog post.

    http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=9691

    Dustin Kirkland: (Re-)Introducing JeOS -- Just Enough OS, aka Ubuntu Core

    Dustin Kirkland reminds us all that the bare minimal Ubuntu Server variant that was first introduced in 2007 known as JeOS (pronounced "juice") has been available ever since under the moniker Ubuntu Core and at only 63mb in size compressed it is the ideal solution for virtual machines and appliances.

    http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2014/...gh-os-aka.html

    Charles Profitt: Ubuntu UDS - November 12 -14

    The next Ubuntu Developer Summit will be happening from the 12th until the 14th of November 2014. Since its move to a fully online format a diverse range of participants from all over the globe have been enabled to participate. The planning for the summit is now going on and Charles informs the community that thoughts and ideas can be submitted via the available link the blog post.

    http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2014/...ovember-12-14/

    Canonical News

    CPLANE NETWORKS joins OIL

    CPLANE NETWORKS has now joined Canonical's OpenStack Interoperability Lab, testing more than 3,000 hardware and software configurations per month.

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/08/...rks-joins-oil/

    Cloud Magic - See the Juju Demo on IBM POWER8

    Mark Shuttleworth demonstrates, in a video, how can we do a full Hadoop deployment in IBM POWER8 servers with Juju, all in less than 3 minutes and ready for you to use!

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/08/...on-ibm-power8/

    Cisco Systems Releases UCS Big Data CVD Based on Ubuntu OpenStack

    Cisco releases a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) based on OpenStack on Ubuntu. Thus CDV is for Hadoop as a Service (HaaS) with Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA v2) for Big Data and OpenStack .


    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/08/...ntu-openstack/

    In The Blogosphere

    Ubuntu Touch Gets USB Tethering, Makes Bq and Meizu Release EXCITING

    Radu Tyrsina of GigJets writes about the recent addition of USB tethering to Ubuntu for phone and tablets and concludes: "The autumn launch of the Bq and Meizu phones is much-awaited by Ubuntu lovers and with the addition of this new useful features, it's going to be even more exciting!"

    http://gigjets.com/08/17858-ubuntu-t...usb-tethering/

    Can Ubuntu Do This? -- Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the "the top four most searched for questions" regarding Ubuntu. He covers:

    • Can Ubuntu Replace Windows?
    • Can Ubuntu Run .exe Files?
    • Can Ubuntu Get Viruses?
    • Can Ubuntu Play Games?


    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/u...dows-questions

    Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture
    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes: "Managing Scopes on Ubuntu for Phones is getting a whole heap easier thanks to a new 'bottom edge' gesture introduced in recent development builds."

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/u...-scope-gesture

    For more phone developments, also check out the post from OMG! Ubuntu! On some new alerts you can now get on the phone: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/t...-ubuntu-phones

    Other Articles of Interest



    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Monthly Team Reports: July 2014

    See here for the team report for June 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/July2014

    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 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 14.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2019

    Subscribe

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    Archives

    You can always find older Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter issues at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

    Additional Ubuntu News

    As always you can find more news and announcements at:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/news

    and

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

    Conclusion

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth K. Joseph
    • Neil Oosthuizen (nlsthzn)
    • Jose Antonio Rey
    • And many others


    Glossary of Terms

    Other acronyms can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/glossary

    Ubuntu - Get Involved

    The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/

    Or get involved with the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter team! We always need summary writers and editors, if you're interested, learn more at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Join

    Feedback

    This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Weekly News Team. If you have a story idea or suggestions for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/lis...untu-news-team and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Ideas. If you'd like to contribute to a future issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, please feel free to edit the appropriate wiki page. If you have any technical support questions, please check http://community.ubuntu.com/help-information/ for more information on where to get help.

    Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    Last edited by elizabeth; August 26th, 2014 at 01:30 AM.

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