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August 23rd, 2010, 11:28 PM

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 207 for the week August 15th - 21st, 2010 .

Link to Wiki Page - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue207

Link to PDF - http://people.ubuntu.com/~akgraner/UWN%20PDF%20Issues/UWN_Issue_207.pdf

In This Issue

Join the fun at the Ubuntu Global Jam
Welcome New Ubuntu Members
Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released…..
Gestures with multitouch in Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu Translations Interviews: Ricardo Pérez (Spanish Translation Team)
Ubuntu Stats
LoCo News
Ubuntu One Technical Aspects
Thankyou, Debian
Planet KDE Update
Beginners Team
Ubuntu at the Creative Arts Charter School
Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 Second Edition released
UbuCon at Ohio LinuxFest
In The Press
In The Blogosphere
Multi-touch Support Lands in Maverick
Canonical Announces the Release of uTouch for Ubuntu OS
Interviewing Mr. Gwibber (Ryan Paul)
Geode Driver Update
Puppy 5.1 codename Lucid is out- Now is compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx package
Oracle puts OpenSolaris to rest
KDE & GNOME cross-desktop development
OpenLuna - An Open Source Project Aimed at Returning Humankind Back to the Moon
Ohio LinuxFest Schedule
Featured Podcasts
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Updates and Security
And much much more!

General Community News


Mark Shuttleworth announced the code name for Ubuntu 11.04.

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again, when numerate pollsters make nasal proclamations about the naming of the next next version of Ubuntu. When gazers of balls crystal provide nifty suggestions for new new features and, of course, suitable nomenclature to match.

And so, we come swiftly to a conclusion: allow me to introduce the Natty Narwhal, our mascot for development work that we expect to deliver as Ubuntu 11.04.

To read more about Natty Narwhal and what Mark had to say about the thought process behind the name go to:


Join the fun at the Ubuntu Global Jam

It’s less than two weeks before our ever amazing community joins around the globe to have a good time while improving the incoming Ubuntu release, 10.10, codenamed the Maverick Meerkat.

The Ubuntu Global Jam is a great opportunity to contribute to your favourite OS in any area you can participate in. There are plenty of proposed activities, such as Bugs, Testing, Upgrade, Documentation, Translations, Packaging, but it does not have to stop at that. Why not propose your own activities, or run meetings related to them? Marketing, advocacy… your imagination is the limit.

For more information go to:


Welcome New Ubuntu Members

The approval results from the August 19th Americas Membership meeting
are as follows:

Cesar Sevilla


Cesar has done a truly extraordinary amount of advocacy work in the
form of events for Ubuntu Venezuela (and his local Linux Users Group)
throughout Venezuela. He is currently Coordinator of the Academy of
Free Software Regional Zulia and is actively participating in the
Free Software migration at the national level.

John Baer


John is a software development project manager who is an active member
of the ubuntu-art team, working on everything from Gtk themes, to
Usplash themes, to being the artist behind the popular Lucid Colors
countdown banner. He also blogs about Ubuntu and is driven by
dedication to a bringing the best user experience possible to the

Congratulations and welcome to these new members!


Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS,
the first maintenance update to Ubuntu's 10.04 LTS release. This
release includes updated server, desktop, and alternate installation CDs
for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

Numerous updates have been integrated, and updated installation
media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded
after installation. These include security updates and corrections for
other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and
compatibility with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

For more information on how you can download Ubuntu 10.04.1 go to:


So, who’s up for making Maverick Movies? It would be great to have a “10 best features in 10.10″ video collection for release. Unity’s awesome and then there are things to show off in OO.o, Gnome, Firefox…. giving credit where it’s due.

I put together https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaverickMovies as a starting place to aggregate content. Have subscribed, so if you update that page I’ll see it. If that goes nicely, we can beef the process up in the runup to release.

For more information go to:


Gestures with multitouch in Ubuntu 10.10

Multitouch is just as useful on a desktop as it is on a phone or tablet, so I’m delighted that the first cut of Canonical’s UTouch framework has landed in Maverick and will be there for its release on 10.10.10.

You’ll need 4-finger touch or better to get the most out of it, and we’re currently targeting the Dell XT2 as a development environment so the lucky folks with that machine will get the best results today. By release, we expect you’ll be able to use it with a range of devices from major manufacturers, and with addons like Apple’s Magic Trackpad.

The design team has lead the way, developing a “touch language” which goes beyond the work that we’ve seen elsewhere. Rather than single, magic gestures, we’re making it possible for basic gestures to be chained, or composed, into more sophisticated “sentences”. The basic gestures, or primitives, are like individual verbs, and stringing them together allows for richer interactions. It’s not quite the difference between banging rocks together and conducting a symphony orchestra, but it feels like a good step in the right direction.

For more information go to:


Ubuntu Translations Interviews: Ricardo Pérez (Spanish Translation Team)

Ubuntu is brought to users in their own language by a large community of volunteer translators, who tirelessly work on localizing every part of the operating system on every release.

In this series of interviews we’ll get to know who they are, about their language and how they work.

This week we’re introducing you to Ricardo Pérez, the Spanish translation team coordinator.

To find out more about Ricardo Pérez and the Spanish Translation Team go to:


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

Open (77246) +567 over last week
Critical (30) +2 over last week
Unconfirmed (37589) +269 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Translation Stats Lucid

1. English (United Kingdom) (0) +/-0 over last week
2. Spanish (8873) +94 over last week
3. Brazilian Portuguese (33852) -685 over last week
4. French (37844) -8 over last week
5. German (54113) +99 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

Ubuntu should warn if your IP is in conflict - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25648/
Avoid data lost at installation - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25642/
Categorize Wine applications - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25644/
Remember last window position - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25654/
nautilus must highlight file in case it was launched with "show in filder" etc - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25632/

Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add your ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

LoCo News

August 17th Ubuntu LoCo Council IRC Meeting

Thanks to all those who came and took part in the meeting. It really is
great to see teams come to these meetings and bringing others with you
to cheer you on makes it very interesting. We are at present having TWO
meetings a month to clear the back log of the re approvals and doing
others as well via email, so we are being kept busy. Every team is so
different and interesting to see how they organise and promote Ubuntu,
it's well worth reading their applications. Full log - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/Agenda/20100817

For more information go to:


LoCos, Leaders, and Lessons Learned: Michigan Team

In the latest LoCo Team interview in this US Teams Interview Series – LoCos, Leaders, and Lessons Learned, Amber Graner talks to Greg Grossmeier of the Ubuntu Michigan LoCo Team. Greg talks about the history of the team, resources, events, a new podcast put together but Ubuntu Michigan team members and more!

For more information on Greg Grossmeier and the Michigan LoCo team go to:


Ubuntu-BR @ FISL 11

Andre writes about his experience at FISL 11 (Free Software International Forum) in July, 2010 where Ubuntu-BR was representing Ubuntu.

For more information and photos go to:


Ubuntu Chicago Global Jam

The Ubuntu Chicago LoCo is getting ready for the upcoming Global Jam. We are trying a new venue for this event. We will be meeting at the Barnes and Noble at 728 North Waukegan Road in Deerfield on Sun, 29 Aug 2010 from noon until 5:00pm. There is a Metra Stationright across the street (easily walkable). It is also easily accessible from the highway (and plenty of free parking). For people taking thetrain, there is a 10:35 train out of Union Station that will get to Deerfield at 11:26, and a 5:26 train out of Deerfield that will get back to Union Station at 6:19. If you live in the area and are interested in attending, please RSVP preferably on the LoCo Directory Event Page.

For more information on this event go to:


The Planet

Herald Sitter: Ubuntu One Technical Aspects

Herald goes into some detail on the Ubuntu One implementation in Kubuntu. He covers how it does authentication, how the libraries work as well as the user interfaces.

It's certainly educational if you're interested in how the Ubuntu One client works. Herald also calls for help for more contributors on the Kubuntu Ubuntu One client.


Jono Bacon: Thankyou, Debian

Debian is 17 years old this year, Jono blogs about this major milestone for the project and provides some links for finding out more about the Debian project. As part of its birthday celebrations, Debian also added an appreciation site where users can post messages of thanks to developers.


Jonathan Riddell: Planet KDE Update

Jonathan has updated the KDE Planet abrogator to include different types of feeds. This means that feeds can be added for different languages or even feeds that aren't strictly developer related. To find out more, and for information on adding your own feed, visit Jonathan's blog post entry below.


Duane Hinnen: Beginners Team

Duane writes "The Beginners Team has been around in the community for over 3 years. In those 3 years it has grown from a small group of people helping out on the Ubuntu Community Forums to a team that not only helps new users with Ubuntu but helps them get involved in the community."

The Beginners team is split into focus groups, it also aims to mentor users so that they're able to give back to the community.


Elizabeth Krumbach: Ubuntu at the Creative Arts Charter School

Elizabeth visits a school running Ubuntu in their computer lab and gave a hand with installing 4 new systems. The school uses the Ubuntu text-based installer over PXE to provision Hardy images to the systems, which was all set up by people who provide volunteer services at the school.


Benjamin Humphrey: Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 Second Edition released

Just a quick heads up, we released the Second Edition of the Ubuntu Manual for Lucid yesterday to coincide with the point release for 10.04 LTS. Not much has changed from the first edition, apart from over 300 bug fixes thanks to the competition we ran a couple of months ago. It also has a snazzy new simple filesystem diagram that I made which everyone is welcome to use.



Amber Graner: UbuCon at Ohio LinuxFest

It’s official there will be an UbuCon (mini Ubuntu Conference) at the Ohio LinuxFest on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 10am until 5pm.

Speaker’s include:

Beth Lynn Eicher – Bug #1
Jorge Castro – Low Hanging Fruit - Getting Started
Amber Graner – A Year NTEU Ubuntu (What a non-technical/developer can do in a tech organization in a year)
Ohio LoCo Team – What is a LoCo Team? LoCo Team FAQs and how you can help!
Mackenzie Morgan – The Ubuntu Development Process
David Mandala – Ubuntu on Arm Q&A

For more information on the UbuCon as well as the Ohio Linux Fest go to:


In The Press

Massive Changes Coming to Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' Installer

The Ubuntu Installer receives a massive overhaul for the 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' release, since the installer is the first impression most users will receive from Ubuntu there has been a great deal polishing and refining. To see all the changes and read more, follow the link below:


Shuttleworth: Oracle's Java Lawsuit 'An Extremely Unsophisticated Move'

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, is among those in the community who don't see a positive outcome from Oracle's lawsuit, which was based around claims of Linux-based Android wrongfully treading on Oracle's patented Java code and copyrights. For the full story, read more below:


Ubuntu's growing plans to add more Cloud contributors to the Open Source Atmosphere

Amber Graner interviews the newest Ubuntu community member, Ahmed Kamal, who has been tasked with growing the Ubuntu Cloud Community. To find out the details of his plans regarding the Cloud Community, read the full interview below:


AppArmor makes it into the 2.6.36 Upstream Kernel

Ubuntu User's Amber Graner brings us another interview, this time regarding the introduction of AppArmor into the upstream 2.6.36 kernel version. The interview is with John Johansen, upstream AppArmor maintainer and member of the Canonical Kernel Team with comment from Pete Graner, Canonical Kernel Team Manager, and Matt Zimmerman, Canonical CTO, regarding what this inclusion means:


Ubuntu to bring multitouch features to Linux

Mark Shuttleworth has recently announced that multi-touch support will be introduced into Maverick Meerkat, Ubuntu 10.10. The article below goes into detail on the challenges presented by incorporating multi-touch and some of the ideas that the Canonical team has to overcome them.


ARM backs Linux server chip start-up

A US start-up chipmaker called Smooth-Stone has raised tens of millions of dollars to develop and sell ARM-based processors for servers, which ARM says will likely run Linux.


In The Blogosphere

Love an upstream project? Want it well tested?

The Desktop Testing Team writes about the infrastructure they've developed for tracking test results. They have a wiki with testcase descriptions and a strong community going for testing Maverick, but they need your help with getting more upstream projects tested for Maverick. They're looking for more people either involved already in upstreams or willing to work on testing upstreams. If you're interested please contact them and they are happy to work with you to get things started.


Ubuntu Gets Touchy: Canonical Announces uTouch 1.0

WorkswithU writes about the recent announcement of uTouch 1.0 by Canonical, which will provide multitouch and gesture support on Ubuntu. They discuss why this is an important step for open source and Ubuntu.


Xubuntu 10.10: Becoming More Unique

Christopher Tozzi of WorkswithU looks at the 10.10 Alpha 3 of Xubuntu, the lightweight version of Ubuntu that uses Xfce. He is interested in the changes that have happened since he last used Xubuntu several years ago. Now there is less reliant on Gnome and he finds that overall it is more that makes Xubuntu unique from Ubuntu than there used to be.


Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04 upgrade fails

Steven Rosenberg writes about a problem he had upgrading his daughter's Gateway Solo 1450 from the 8.04 LTS to 10.04. When following the instructions he found, he got an error. Luckily for Steven, and his daughter, the correct instructions were provided in a reply to his post and he has now successfully upgraded her computer. He does raise the question, however, about why it was not easier to upgrade.


The Canonical Multitouch and Gestures, Thoughts on the Architecture of Multitouch, & Decoding Aplle's Magic Trackpad

Chase Douglas of the Canonical Kernal team posted a series of articles talking about multitouch devices and Ubuntu 10.10. In the first article he discusses the creation of the new Canonical Multitouch team: why it was created and what they're doing[1]. The second article discusses how the architecture works for multitouch on Ubuntu and the deals of why it can be so difficult [2]. The third article discusses the specifics of how Apple's Magic Trackpad works and his experience with getting it to work on Ubuntu[3]. For more information please read the articles or find the Multitouch Team in #ubuntu-multitouch on freenode.

[1] http://voices.canonical.com/chase.douglas/2010/08/16/multitouch-gestures-project/
[2] http://voices.canonical.com/chase.douglas/2010/08/16/thoughts-on-the-architecture-of-multitouch-in-ubuntu/
[3] http://voices.canonical.com/chase.douglas/2010/08/16/decoding-apples-magic-trackpad/

Gaming Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux

At the beginning of this month we published workstation benchmarks comparing Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux. In those tests, which were a continuation of tests from earlier this year when looking to see whether Windows 7 is faster than Ubuntu 10.04 and how fast is Windows compared to Mac OS X and Linux, the two operating systems performed quite closely in our workstation tests with only a few exceptions. Today, however, we are back to looking at the Linux vs. Windows performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 and this time we are looking at the OpenGL gamingperformance between Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

For more information go to:


Ubuntu Studio Sound Theme is Old But Still Really Good

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia enhanced Ubuntu variant packed with custom wallpapers, themes, screensavers, system sounds and more. With Canonical in the lookout for a new System Sounds theme for upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, all those who want to contribute may want to check out the original Ubuntu Studio sound theme for inspiration. They are pretty darn good IMO.


Ubuntu One Blog: The personal cloud keeps getting better

The Ubuntu One team is working hard to finish our many enhancements for Ubuntu 10.10. Read a preview of some of the features we’re building. Highlights include:

Mobile music streaming
Mobile contacts sync enhancements
Significantly improved sync performance
File sync for Windows

More information coming soon about the other ways Ubuntu One will help bring your digital life together this October.


Ubuntu One Blog: Ubuntu One dashboard update

Some of you may have noticed that we recently updated the Ubuntu One dashboard. A few of the changes include:

Clearer view of how you’re using Ubuntu One with your files, contacts, and notes
Links to important Ubuntu One account management resources
Highlight our YouTube channel (more info on that coming soon)

We also added a link to the current Ubuntu One status at the bottom of all pages. This is an area that we update frequently with news about the current status of all Ubuntu One services. It’s a great first place to visit if you notice a problem and are curious if it’s been reported.
As we get closer to Ubuntu 10.10, we’ll release many more updates to the website so stay tuned.


In Other News

Multi-touch Support Lands in Maverick

Canonical is pleased to announce the release of uTouch 1.0, Ubuntu’s multi-touch and gesture stack. With Ubuntu 10.10 (the Maverick Meerkat), users and developers will have an end-to-end touch-screen framework — from the kernel all the way through to applications. Our multi-touch team has worked closely with the Linux kernel and X.org communities to improve drivers, add support for missing features, and participate in the touch advances being made in open source world. To complete the stack, we’ve created an open source gesture recognition engine and defined a gesture API that provides a means for applications to obtain and use gesture events from the uTouch gesture engine.

For more information go to:


Canonical Announces the Release of uTouch for Ubuntu OS

This week Canonical, the backers of Ubuntu, announced that the next release of Ubuntu 10.10 will ship with a multi-touch and gesture stack called uTouch, which integrates all the way down to the kernellevel. uTouch will include an open source gesture recognition engine and gesture API that software developers can tap into that will make their applications 1/2/3/4 finger touch aware (devs can have a looks at the guidelines here via Mark Shuttleworth). As you’re probably wondering: How many apps out of the box will support this new feature? The answer most likely is…

For more information go to:


Seif Speaks: Interviewing Mr. Gwibber (Ryan Paul)

Ryan Paul introduces himself as the Linux and open source editor at Ars Technica and the lead developer of the Gwibber project in this OMGUbuntu interview. See this article for more information about Ryan Pauls projects and responisiblities, and how these jobs are balanced with the help community contributions. There's lots of Gwibber information rangeing from the inspiration to future plans. There is also a fun "whats hot and what's not" list.

To read the interview in full go to:


Geode Driver Update

In practice, this Geode 2.11.9 release mostly fixes the growing number of rendering issues that were exposed with each successive release of the X.org server core. Among other things, it fixes many rendering bugs and enhances performance.

This is one release that will definitely please users of the OLPC XO-1 and of thin client hardware running on LTSP!


Puppy 5.1 codename Lucid is out- Now is compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx package

Puppy Linux 5.1, code-name 'Lucid' as it is binary-compatible with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx packages, has been released. The announcement and release notes say that because of the Ubuntu binary files, the development time to produce program packages that are tested and configured for Lucid Puppy is extremely short.

For more information go to:


Oracle puts OpenSolaris to rest

"Software giant Oracle has closed the book on open distributions of the enterprise operating system OpenSolaris..." Instead, Oracle plans to distribute an open-source version of the platform after a full commercial release.

For more information go to:


KDE & GNOME cross-desktop development

If you want your application to have the widest reach possible, it would be a good idea to ensure they play nice with both KDE and GNOME. Follow Kunal Deo’s brief tutorial to find out how to get started...


OpenLuna - An Open Source Project Aimed at Returning Humankind Back to the Moon

The OpenLuna Foundation was founded to return mankind to the moon through private enterprise. With Obama administration deciding to scrap NASA's moon mission once and for all, the role of private enterprise in future space endeavorers of humankind has grown ever larger.

To find out more information go to:


Ohio LinuxFest Schedule

The Ohio LinuxFest wants to save the world with Free and Open Source! To encourage that, we're proud to announce our keynote speakers, Stormy Peters and Christopher "Monty" Montgomery! as well as a roster of excellent events and talks sure to inform and entertain all.

Check it there is an UbuCon Scheduled (More information coming soon) and there are several of the Ubuntu Community folks scheduled as speakers.

For More information go to:


Featured Podcasts

Ubuntu UK Podcast - His Nose in the Book

Laura Cowen, Ciemon Dunville, Tony Whitmore and Alan Pope attempt to resist multiple cakes whilst bringing you episode 14 of season 3 of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

What we’ve been doing
In the news
Upcoming Events
Ubuntu related news

OGG High: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e14_high.ogg

OGG Low: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e14_low.ogg

MP3 High: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e14_high.mp3

MP3 Low: http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/download/uupc_s03e14_low.mp3

For more information go to:


At Home With Jono Bacon

If you missed the August 18th, 2010 videocast last week it can be found at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9003210

For more information go to:

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for August 17, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2010-08-17
Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from August 17, 1010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2010/20100817
Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for August 17, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20100817
Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for August 17, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2010-08-17
Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting Minutes for August 18, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0818
Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for August 20, 2010 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2010-08-20

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

==== Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting ====

Start:13:00 UTC
End: 14:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

Start: 14:00 UTC
End: 15:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: None given at time of publication.

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

Start: 16:30 UTC
End: 17:30 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-desktop on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

Start: 17:00 UTC
End: 18:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: None listed as of publication

Wednesday 25 August 2010

==== Weekly Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting ====

Start: 15:00 UTC
End: 16:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: https:/wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/YYYY/MMDD More Info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam

==== QA Team Meeting ====

Start: 17:00 UTC
End: 18:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-quality on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

==== Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A ====

Start: 18:00 UTC
End: 19:00 UTC
Location: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/at-home-with-jono-bacon
Agenda: This is a weekly videocast by the Ubuntu Community Manager, Jono Bacon in which he discusses a range of topics and also provides a regular weekly Q+A.

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

Start: 19:00 UTC
End: 20:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Edubuntu/Meetings/Agenda

Thursday 26 August 2010

==== Ubuntu Women Team Meeting ====

Start: 10:00 UTC
End: 11:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-women-project on freenode.net
Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Ayatana UX team meeting ====

Start: 12:00 UTC
End: 12:30 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: Introductions, Review team charter, Organize first UX activity, Brainstorm future UX activities

Friday 27 August 2010

==== Ubuntu Global Jam Weekend ====

Start: All Day
Location: Various Areas throughout the Community
Check with your Local Community Teams to see what has been planed in your area

==== Maverick Weekly Release Meeting ====

Start: 15:00 UTC
End: 16:30 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/Agenda

Saturday 28 August 2010

==== Ubuntu Global Jam Weekend ====

Start: All Day
Location: Various Areas throughout the Community
Check with your Local Community Teams to see what has been planed in your area

Sunday 29 August 2010

==== Ubuntu Global Jam Weekend ====

Start: All Day
Location: Various Areas throughout the Community
Check with your Local Community Teams to see what has been planed in your area

==== Ubuntu IRC Council Meeting ====

Start: 18:00 UTC
End: 19:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrcTeam/IrcCouncil/MeetingAgenda

Monday 30 August 2010

==== Security Team Catch-up ====

Start: 17:00 UTC
End: 17:30 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up. Weekly Ubuntu Security Team catch-up meeting. Anyone is welcome to join if they want to watch, contribute, etc.

Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04

Security Updates

USN-971-1: OpenJDK vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-971-1
USN-972-1: FreeType vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-972-1
USN-973-1: KOffice vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-973-1
USN-974-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-974-1

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

freetype 2.1.10-1ubuntu2.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2010-August/012862.html
linux-source-2.6.15 2.6.15-55.87 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2010-August/012863.html

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

openjdk-6 6b18-1.8.1-0ubuntu1~8.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012528.html
pmount 0.9.16-4ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012529.html
freetype 2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012530.html
virtualbox-ose-modules 24.0.14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012531.html
ca-certificates-java 20100406ubuntu1~hardy1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012532.html
linux 2.6.24-28.75 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012533.html

Ubuntu 9.04 Updates

openjdk-6 6b18-1.8.1-0ubuntu1~9.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010125.html
cabextract 1.2-3+lenny1build0.9.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010126.html
mapserver 5.0.3-3ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010127.html
socat - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010128.html
koffice 1:1.6.3-7ubuntu6.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010129.html
freetype 2.3.9-4ubuntu0.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010130.html
landscape-client 1.5.4-0ubuntu0.9.04.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010131.html
linux 2.6.28-19.64 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010132.html

Ubuntu 9.10 Updates

openjdk-6 6b18-1.8.1-0ubuntu1~9.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012444.html
cabextract 1.2-3+lenny1build0.9.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012445.html
pmount 0.9.19-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012446.html
freetype 2.3.9-5ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012447.html
landscape-client 1.5.4-0ubuntu0.9.10.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012448.html
debootstrap 1.0.20ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012449.html
skyeye 1.2.5-2ubuntu1.9.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012450.html
linux 2.6.31-22.62 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012451.html
linux-mvl-dove 2.6.31-214.30 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012452.html
linux-ec2 2.6.31-307.17 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012453.html
linux 2.6.31-22.63 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012454.html

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

openjdk-6 6b18-1.8.1-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011609.html
cabextract 1.2-3+lenny1build0.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011610.html
pmount 0.9.20-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011611.html
gwget2 1.0.4-1.1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011612.html
sawfish 1: - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011613.html
user-mode-linux 2.6.32-1um-3ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011614.html
gorm.app 1.2.8-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011615.html
gnokii 0.6.28.dfsg-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011616.html
herrie 2.2-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011617.html
psimedia 1.0.3-3build1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011618.html
hplip 3.10.2-2ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011619.html
ghostscript 8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011620.html
gutenprint 5.2.5-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011621.html
ifupdown 0.6.8ubuntu29.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011622.html
screen 4.0.3-14ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011623.html
ubufox 0.9~rc2-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011624.html
eglibc 2.11.1-0ubuntu7.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011625.html
gob2 2.0.16-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011626.html
e2fsprogs 1.41.11-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011627.html
apache2 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011628.html
packagekit 0.5.7-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011629.html
gdebi 0.6.0ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011630.html
gzip 1.3.12-9ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011631.html
texlive-bin 2009-5ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011632.html
linux 2.6.32-24.40 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011633.html
autofs5 5.0.4-3.1ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011634.html
editra 0.5.30-1ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011635.html
gcj-4.4 4.4.3-1ubuntu4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011636.html
mobile-broadband-provider-info 20100716-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011637.html
wxwidgets2.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011638.html
screen 4.0.3-14ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011639.html
db2exc-amd64 9.7.2-14 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011640.html
freetype 2.3.11-1ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011641.html
wine1.2 1.2-0ubuntu1~lucid3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011642.html
skyeye 1.2.5-2ubuntu1.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011643.html
djvulibre 3.5.22-1ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011644.html
landscape-client 1.5.4-0ubuntu0.10.04.0 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011645.html
sks 1.1.1-1ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011646.html
cloud-init 0.5.10-0ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011647.html
debootstrap 1.0.20ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011648.html
linux-meta-mvl-dove - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011649.html
linux-ti-omap 2.6.33-502.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011650.html
linux-mvl-dove 2.6.32-208.24 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011651.html
linux-fsl-imx51 2.6.31-608.19 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011652.html
linux-ec2 2.6.32-308.15 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011653.html
linux 2.6.32-24.41 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011654.html
linux 2.6.32-24.42 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011655.html
lazr.restfulclient 0.9.11-1ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011656.html
binutils 2.20.1-3ubuntu7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011657.html

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Ubuntu Sneak Peek

Will Google Drop a Chromlet on Black Friday? - http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/70649.html?wlc=1282178740

Diggs, Damn Diggs and Censorship: R.I.P. Linux? - http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/70624.html

From the Canyon Edge: A Glimpse of Ubuntu Desktops in the Financial World - http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2010/08/glimpse-of-ubuntu-desktops-in-financial.html

Ubuntu Server Team: Watch out for Maverick Glusters – Coming to a cloud near you - http://ubuntuserver.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/watch-out-for-maverick-glusters-coming-to-a-cloud-near-you/

David Planella: Ramping up for the Ubuntu Global Jam - http://davidplanella.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/ramping-up-for-the-ubuntu-global-jam/

Jono Bacon: On Visibility And Change - http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/20/on-visibility-and-change/

Ten factors that give Ubuntu 10.04 an edge - http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/desktop-os/2010/08/20/ten-factors-that-give-ubuntu-1004-an-edge-40089854/

Canonical moves closer to bringing Ubuntu to tablets - http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/canonical-moves-closer-bringing-ubuntu-tablets-701?source=rss_

Canonical Teaches Ubuntu to Phone Home Every Day - http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/70652.html?wlc=1282596685

Proposing a mentoring partnership framework for Ubuntu Women - http://www.geekosophical.net/?p=504


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