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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 208 for the week of August 22nd - August 28th, 2010.

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In This Issue


11.04 Ubuntu Developer Summit Announced
Getting More Developers Interested In Participating In Ubuntu
Ubuntu Stats
Bug Stats
Translation Stats Lucid
Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
Maverick Meerkat Release Parties
Ubuntu LAN Party at Kwartzlab was a lot of fun!
First Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference in Italy
Michigan LoCo Jam – Another Success!
New Maine LoCo website
Operation: Wiki De-Kruft
Launchpad News
Articulating IRC Contributions Concisely
Rocking The Application Indicators
This week in design – 27 August 2010
Interview with Ubuntu IRC Council Member – Jussi Schultink
Boo-yah!!!
What are the barriers to walking the MOTU/Developer path?
In The Press
In The Blogosphere
Full Circle Magazine: We’ve got issue 40 (and a new logo) for you!
Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.6 Released - Adds Desktop Recovery Feature
Ubuntu One taking care of Windows users ... not so much users of other Linux distributions
Canonical: The cloud shift is developer-led
LinuxCon 2010
Featured Podcasts
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Updates and Security
UWN Sneak Peek
And Much Much More!


General Community News

11.04 Ubuntu Developer Summit Announced

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Natty Narwhal, I am tickled pink to announce the details of the next Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place in Orlando, USA from 25th – 29th October 2010. We also have a brand new Ubuntu Developer Summit website which provides all the details about how to get there and why UDS is interesting if you are in our community, if you are an upstream, and if you are a vendor.

The Ubuntu Developer Summit one of the most important events in the Ubuntu calendar and at it we discuss, debate and design the next version of Ubuntu. We bring together the entire Canonical development team and sponsor a large number of community members across the wide range of areas in which people contribute to Ubuntu. This includes packaging, translations, documentation, testing, LoCo teams and more. UDS is an incredible experience, filled with smart and enthusiastic people, fast paced and exhausting, but incredibly gratifying to be part of the process that builds the next Ubuntu.

For every UDS, Canonical sponsors a number of community members to attend the event. We are looking for those who want to bring some real insight and expertise in their area of Ubuntu, be it development or community governance. If you feel you could offer this but can’t afford to cover your expenses of attending, you should apply for sponsorship. The deadline for sponsorship is 8th September 2010.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/23/11-04-ubuntu-developer-summit-announced/

Getting More Developers Interested In Participating In Ubuntu

I am just beginning to get into the planning stages for the next cycle for my team, and as part of this cycle we would like to really focus on attracting more developers to participate in Ubuntu. We would like to see more people interested in getting involved in packaging, fixing bugs, and joining our community. Daniel Holbach on my team will be leading much of this work.

Right now the 11.04 planning slate is clean, and we are looking for what you all feel are the areas in which Daniel’s time and effort would be best spent in the interests of having more people participate.

Where do you think we should focus our efforts?

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/23/getting-more-developers-interested-in-participating-in-ubuntu/

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats


Open (77701) +455 over last week
Critical (35) +5 over last week
Unconfirmed (37605) +16 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 (8577) -296 over last week
3. Brazilian Portuguese (33658) -194 over last week
4. French (37746) -98 over last week
5. German (54047) -66 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


No easy method to downgrade packages to repository versions - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25685/
Ubuntu manual hard to find for those to whom it is most use - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25669/
Remove several wireless networks at once - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25701/
Ubuntu/Canonical should contribute funds/code to Gnash - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25673/
It is very difficult to configure button mappings. - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25699/


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

Maverick Meerkat Release Parties

Not long left till Maverick Meerkat aka 10.10 is released with that in mind it’s time for loco teams to start to plan for their release party. I’ve added the global event to the LoCo Directory Maverick Meerkat is scheduled for release on the 10th of the 10th 2010. To celebrate 10.10 LoCo teams have organised parties to celebrate these events.

Release parties are a great way to celebrate, meet new friends and often introduce new people to Ubuntu and to our local communities. Release parties are not only great way to meet people but also they are a lot of fun. Please add your event to the LoCo Directory.

To find out more information on how you can plan a release party go to:

http://www.lczajkowski.com/?p=880

Ubuntu LAN Party at Kwartzlab was a lot of fun!

Kwartzlab got a new type of event which has been beta tested early this month: The Ubuntu LAN Party! Eric organised this first event, which remained solely within the realms of kwatzlab and gave the kwartlab members the privilege to attend this premiere.

http://blog.txwikinger.me.uk/content/ubuntu-lan-party-kwartzlab-was-lot-fun

First Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference in Italy

Paolo Sammicheli announces - The Italian Mini-Debconf and the Ubuntu-it meeting will be held together, in an collaborative community conference called DUCC-IT 2010. It will be held in Perugia on Saturday 18 September, contemporary celebrating the Software Freedom Day 2010. A warm-up hacknight and a key-signing party have been organized for Friday and Sunday (17th-19th Sept) on a local Hacklab. Current Debian Project Leader Stefano Zacchiroli has already confirmed his presence with a keynote.

For more information on this conference go to:

http://xdatap1.wordpress.com/?p=160

Michigan LoCo Jam – Another Success!

Greg Grossmeier writes - Another Ubuntu Global Jam means another Michigan LoCo success. Greg also notes, I think we hit every single proposed topic during the Jam. We talked about how to use the Ubuntu area of StackExchange and even had a few members post answers and gain some reputation points. We did some ISO testing (and ran up against bug 608382). We reported some bugs (bug 625989 and bug 626003). And we even played with some new toys (Gib’s 16 megapixel(?!) $10(?!) digital video camera).

To read more about the Michigan LoCo team’s Global Jam go to:

http://blog.grossmeier.net/?p=535

New Maine LoCo website

Clay Weber of the maine team talks about the Maine LoCo Team website.

For more information go to:

http://dohbuoy.wordpress.com/?p=46

Operation: Wiki De-Kruft

Paul Tagliamonte describes Wiki De-Kruft. So begins Operation Wiki De-Kruft
We’ll ( LoCo Teams / LoCo Council ) be working on a new project ( which I’d like to call ‘Operation: Wiki-Dekruft’ in a hopeless effort to make it sound like something fun ) to ensure the Wiki is up-to-date.

There’s a lot out there, and we’re migrating over to the LoCo Directory, just in case you’ve not figured that out yet. If ya’ll could run through the wiki and find all the pages that are out of date, unused or just plain useless and add the Category “CategoryLoCoObsolete” to it, you will stop seeing my posts about it.

Now there’s incentive!

We’ll blast through this list later on ( once LD is feature complete ) and blow away the pages ( note the action words ) that don’t need to exist anymore ( read: lists that are duplicated elsewhere, events, blah blah blah ).

For more information go to:

http://blog.pault.ag/?p=422

Launchpad News

Meet Jon Sackett

Matthew Revell interviews Jon Sackett in this lasted interview. Jon Sackett joined the Launchpad Registry team a couple of weeks ago.

To read the quick run-down of who he is go to:

http://blog.launchpad.net/meet-the-devs/meet-jon-sackett

The Planet

Jono Bacon: Articulating IRC Contributions Concisely

Jono has started a discussion on his blog regarding the current inability of being able to accurately assess a person's contributions through IRC Channels. The methods used to assess contributions in the Ubuntu Forums and Ubuntu Stack Exchange are not present in IRC. Follow Jono as he explores some ideas to accurately asses IRC contributions:

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/24/articulating-irc-contributions-concisely/

Jono Bacon: Rocking The Application Indicators

Some time back the Ayatana project introduced the Application Indicator Framework, based upon technology created by the KDE project. We have been shipping this technology in Ubuntu for a few releases now and it makes the top-right part of the desktop a smooth, efficient, and pleasant experience, getting over the inconsistent and limiting notification area we had before.

To find out more about The Application Indicators go to:

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/25/rocking-the-application-indicators/

Canonical Design Team: This week in design – 27 August 2010

This week we caught a chill in the form of our UI Freeze. That meant that from here on we should only be fixing bugs in the next release of Ubuntu.
A highlight of the design contributions this week was the wonderful user contributed wallpapers!

To read more about what the Design Team has been up to go to:

http://design.canonical.com/2010/08/this-week-in-design-27-august-2010/

Amber Graner: Interview with Ubuntu IRC Council Member – Jussi Schultink

In this audio interview Amber talks to Ubuntu IRC Council Member, Jussi Schultink. Jussi is an active Ubuntu Member as well as and Ubuntu IRC Council Member. Thank you Jussi I really appreciate you taking the time to speak with me and share your thoughts on being an IRC Council member and more.

If you want to hear how Jussi answered the questions below go to:

http://akgraner.com/?p=677

Canonical Design Team: Boo-yah!!!

Back in Karmic, we had managed to fix 76 papercut bugs before final release.
During the Lucid cycle, we fixed another 102 bugs before final release.
Now in Maverick, 105 bugs have been beaten into submission already! This is the first time, in the three editions, we have managed to make a hundred changes well before User-Interface Freeze!
A huge thank-you to all the eager patch-makers, amazing upstreams and stealth uploaders for getting us this far!
We are not done yet! No! We still have time to fix more bugs for Maverick. Can we make up for Karmic? Can we get to 300?
Often folks are baffled while looking for ways to start contributing to Ubuntu. Papercut bugs are a quick-n-easy way to get your feet wet in Ubuntu development.

To find out more information and how you can help go to:

http://design.canonical.com/?p=8353

Mackenzie Morgan: What are the barriers to walking the MOTU/Developer path?

I asked this on Ubuntu.StackExchange but only got 3 answers so far, so I wanted to put this a bit more publicly too. What keeps you from packaging, patching, etc? If you do those things, what keeps you from applying for upload rights?

About 150 people are members of lp:~ubuntu-dev right now. There are also a handful of people who haven't yet become MOTU or joined another developer team but do good work. More hands are always needed, so what's keeping the rest of you folks away from this area of contribution?

For reference, 150 is a pretty small number given about 30,000 packages. Debian has more like 1000 developers.

For more information go to:

http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-are-barriers-to-walking.html

In The Press

Ubuntu Users Stranded After Bungled Update

A flawed update to the windowing system in Ubuntu was incorrectly released for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, which left some users at a command prompt. The following morning Canonical disabled mirrors and issued a fixed patch to restore the affect systems. For the full story, read more below:

http://www.drdobbs.com/open-source/192300792;jsessionid=YMHBW5PCPZKDZQE1GHOSKH4ATMY32 JVN?queryText=ubuntu

Preparing for Ubuntu 10.10 with the Platform Rally

Canonical developer, Dave Walker, shares more insight into the development of Ubunutu 10.10. This month, the Ubuntu platform sprint rally goes under the spotlight…

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/opinion/preparing-for-ubuntu-10-10-with-the-platform-rally/

Ten criticisms of Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu may be one of the best operating systems around, but that does not put it beyond criticism, says Jack Wallen. Jack Wallen looks at the following:

1. The new themes
2. The lack of Samba
3. No Gimp
4. New init system
5. No PayPal for Ubuntu Music Store
6. Nouveau drivers
7. New logo
8. Gwibber problems
9. No Google Chrome
10. Still no welcome screen

For more information go to:

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/desktop-os/2010/08/27/ten-criticisms-of-ubuntu-1004-40089938/

Amber Graner chats with Stormy Peters, Executive Director of The GNOME Foundation

In this interview Amber Graner chats with Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Stormy chats with Amber about The GNOME Foundation, Project and Ubuntu.

http://www.ubuntu-user.com/content/view/full/1369

You In Ubuntu: People, Personalities, and Planners: Who's behind your FOSS events? Ohio LinuxFest Planner - Beth Lynn Eicher

Amber chats with Beth Lynn Eicher about the upcoming Ohio LinuxFest and UbuCon.

Want to know more about the UbuCon and the Ohio LinuxFest go to:

http://www.ubuntu-user.com/content/view/full/1374

A Win-Lin situation: moving a small office over to Linux

Michael Pope is the focus of this article, his employer recently asked him to migrate a small accounting firm from Windows to Linux. Michael details his experience and the methods he used; ultimately choosing to serve thin clients with the Linux Terminal Server Project while using Ubuntu as the primary platform. For the entire article and all the details, read more below:

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/41329-a-win-lin-situation-moving-a-small-office-over-to-linux

In The Blogosphere

Keep the "Linux" out of it Please

Jeff Hoogland looks at why Android and Ubuntu share such large success as Linux-based operating systems. He posits that this is partially because neither mentions Linux in its advertising. He wants to know if others agree and if this is a sign of problems with Linux as a brand.

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2010/08/keep-linux-out-of-it-please.html

Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy

Christopher Tozzi of WorksWithU writes about the changes of Canonical's business strategy since 2007/2008. He focuses on how they've branched out from just being concerned about the desktop and server editions to how now they also have other incentives for people using Ubuntu. This ranges from things like Unity and Ubuntu Light to Ubuntu One, Launchpad, and their work on cloud computing.

http://www.workswithu.com/2010/08/24/rethinking-canonicals-ubuntu-business-strategy/

Back to School with Ubuntu

Joe Panettieri of WorksWithU talks about the ZaReason back-to-school specials for computers preinstalled with Ubuntu. He thinks these are important and wonders how Canonical and Ubuntu OEMS can work to better promote such specials so that more people are aware of them outside of the existing community.

http://www.workswithu.com/2010/08/25/back-to-school-with-ubuntu/

New Job, New Blog

Allison Randal talks about her new job with Canonical as the Technical Architect of Ubuntu. In this blog post Allison talks about this new position and how she got there.

To learn more about Allison Randal go to:

http://allisonrandal.com/2010/08/20/ubuntu-ta-intro/

The New Wallpapers and Theme of Ubuntu 10.10

Marcus Nestor, Softpedia, talks about seventeen new beautiful wallpapers and a lightweight and eye-candy theme the he says will please every existing and future Ubuntu 10.10 users!

To see the screen shots of these new looks for your desktop go to:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-New-Wallpapers-and-Theme-of-Ubuntu-10-10-153934.shtml

Open textbooks to the rescue

Mark Horner is a Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. Mark’s specialty is open content for education: figuring out how to produce textbooks collaboratively. He’s done amazing work in the past, independently, leading an initiative to produce free high school science textbooks, and has lead the acquisition of a full set of textbooks in SA and their publication under an open content licence by the Foundation. Today, he’s been presented with a really awesome opportunity: provide open content to all of SA, with full backing from the department of education. He needs help, though, to make sure the current drafts of the Maths and Science textbooks are free of typos.

To find out more information and how you can help go to:

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/497

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine: We’ve got issue 40 (and a new logo) for you!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already at issue 40! We’ve got a lot of great stuff for you in this issue, including a spiffy new logo redesign by Thorsten Wilms. You might also notice a slight font change-that’s the new (official) Ubuntu font.
This month:

Command and Conquer.
How-To : Program in Python – Part 14, Virtualize Part 3 – OpenSolaris, and ADSL Modem As A Switch.
Review – SOFA Statistics.
Top 5 – Favourite Apps.
plus: MOTU Interview, Ubuntu Games, My Opinion, My Story, and now with all new LoCo and Translation Team interviews!


Download issue 40 at: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-40/

P.S. In addition, we’re trial-ing an awesome new Full Circle Notifier app. Take a look!

For more information go to:

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.6 Released - Adds Desktop Recovery Feature

OMG!Ubuntu reports on the new version of Ubuntu Tweak. Ubuntu Tweak just released version 0.5.6 which includes now a desktop recovery. This will backup current settings and be able to reset to either a backup or default should settings go awry.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/08/ubuntu-tweak-056-released-adds-desktop.html

Ubuntu One taking care of Windows users ... not so much users of other Linux distributions

Steven Rosenberg, of Tech Talk discusses Ubuntu One. A look at the roadmap for Ubuntu One reveals the following feature planned for Maverick — Windows file sync: Addresses the needs of the many Ubuntu users who operate in a mixed platform environment of Ubuntu + Windows ... Will support syncing files between Windows desktops and your Ubuntu One personal cloud ... I wonder, what about a free, open-source Ubuntu One client that could be used in any Linux distribution?

To read the full article go to:
http://www.insidesocal.com/click/2010/08/ubuntu-one-taking-care-of-wind.html
Canonical: The cloud shift is developer-led

Jack Clark, ZDNet UK - The cloud is expanding, with more services coming online from established providers and new entrants. But each time a major player such as Amazon Web Services or Rackspace is marked out for its potential to expand its cloud portfolio, it raises the question of how open the marketplace will be for customers if a handful of big providers end up dominating the industry.

[Neil] Levine [of Canonical] spoke to ZDNet UK to discuss the role open source has to play in keeping the barriers down for companies providing services within the cloud, and how the move to enterprise cloud computing is developer-led.

To read the interview in full go to:
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/cloud/2010/08/27/canonical-the-cloud-shift-is-developer-led-40089797/

LinuxCon 2010

Jamie Bennett writes about his experience at LinuxCon 2010. This month I had the pleasure of attending LinuxCon in Boston. The event was a great success and I managed to get some face-to-face time with old and new friends alike, including the new Ubuntu Release Manager, Kate Stewart and the new Ubuntu Technical Architect,Allison Randal among others.

For more information go to:

http://www.linuxuk.org/2010/08/linuxcon-2010/

Featured Podcasts

Lococast.net Episode 5 - Everyone to Ohio


Guest Co-Host Amber Graner
Interview with Amber Graner (See written : transcipt-ish version at http://lococast.net/archives/160)
Loco Conversation
Ohio Linux Intro http://ohiolinux.org
Other Events
Ubuntu StackExchange Follow Up
Books


To download this episode go to - http://uploads.mitechie.com/lococast/lococast_20100826.mp3

For more information go to:

http://lococast.net/

At Home With Jono Bacon

If you missed the August 25th, 2010 videocast last week it can be found at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9143884

For more information go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/at-home-with-jono-bacon

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings


Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for August 24, 2010 -https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2010-08-24
Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from August 24, 1010 -https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2010/20100824
Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for August 24, 2010 -https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20100824
Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for August 24, 2010 -https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2010-08-24
Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting Minutes for August 25, 2010 -https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0825
Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for August 27, 2010 -https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2010-08-27


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

==== Asia - Oceania RMB Meeting ====


Start: 10:00 UTC
End: 11:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/AsiaOceania


==== 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


==== Developer Membership Board ====


Start: 14:00 UTC
End: 15:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda: not listed as 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: Not listed as of publication


Wednesday, 1 September 2010

==== Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting ====


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


==== 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


==== QA Team Meeting ====


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


Thursday, 2 September 2010

==== 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


==== Ubuntu Translations Meeting ====


Start: 15:00 UTC
End: 16:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-quality on freenode.net
Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TranslatingUbuntu/Events/Meetings


==== Ubuntu News Team Meeting ====


Start: 23:00 UTC
End: 00:00 UTC
Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-news on freenode.net
Agenda: #ubuntu-news IRC Channel on freenode.net Agenda: TBD


Friday, 3 September 2010

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


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


Saturday, 4 September 2010


None listed as of publication


Sunday, 5 September 2010


None listed as of publication


Monday, 6 September 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-976-1: Tomcat vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-976-1
USN-977-1: MoinMoin vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-977-1
USN-974-2: Linux kernel regression - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-974-2
USN-979-1: okular vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-979-1


Ubuntu 6.06 Updates


langpack-locales 2.3.18.38 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2010-August/012864.html
moin 1.5.2-1ubuntu2.7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2010-August/012865.html


Ubuntu 8.04 Updates


tzdata 2010l~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012534.html
moin 1.5.8-5.1ubuntu2.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-August/012535.html


Ubuntu 9.04 Updates


tzdata 2010l~repack-0ubuntu0.9.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010133.html
moin 1.8.2-2ubuntu2.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010134.html
tomcat6 6.0.18-0ubuntu6.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010135.html
kdegraphics 4:4.2.2-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-August/010136.html


Ubuntu 9.10 Updates


linux 2.6.31-22.64 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012455.html
linux-ec2 2.6.31-307.18 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012456.html
linux-mvl-dove 2.6.31-214.31 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012457.html
tzdata 2010l-0ubuntu0.9.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012458.html
agg 2.5+dfsg1-1ubuntu1.9.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012459.html
oregano 0.69.1-1ubuntu1.9.10.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012460.html
moin 1.8.4-1ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012461.html
tomcat6 6.0.20-2ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012462.html
kdegraphics 4:4.3.2-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-August/012463.html


Ubuntu 10.04 Updates


udev 151-12.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011658.html
vlc 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011659.html
poedit 1.4.2-5build0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011660.html
codelite 2.5.2.4031~dfsg-1build1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011661.html
pgadmin3 1.10.2-1build1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011662.html
mountall 2.15.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011663.html
linux-mvl-dove 2.6.32-209.25 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011664.html
linux-meta-mvl-dove 2.6.32.209.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011665.html
openoffice.org-l10n 1:3.2.1-6ubuntu1~10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011666.html
openoffice.org 1:3.2.1-6ubuntu1~10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011667.html
python-fuse 2:0.2-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011668.html
compiz 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011669.html
aptdaemon 0.11+bzr345-0ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011670.html
qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011671.html
opensc 0.11.12-1ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011672.html
gyp 0.1~svn810-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011673.html
agg 2.5+dfsg1-3ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011674.html
librmagick-ruby 2.11.1-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011675.html
collectd 4.8.2-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011676.html
oregano 0.69.1-1ubuntu1.10.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011677.html
tzdata 2010l-0ubuntu0.10.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011678.html
ureadahead 0.100.0-4.1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011679.html
moin 1.9.2-2ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011680.html
tomcat6 6.0.24-2ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011681.html
kdegraphics 4:4.4.2-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-August/011682.html


UWN Translations


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UWN Sneak Peek


Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha: Slouching Toward Ubuntu GNOME - http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/12068_3900296_1/Ubuntu-1010-Alpha-Slouching-Toward-Ubuntu-GNOME.htm



Which do you think is the most evil tech company these days? - http://www.junauza.com/2010/08/which-do-you-think-is-most-evil-tech.html



Is Linux Publicity Targeting the Right Market? - http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/opinions/7159/1/



The (Real) Story of Free - http://toc.oreilly.com/2010/08/the-real-story-of-free.html



The man who started it all - http://blogs.computerworld.com/16823/the_man_who_started_it_all



Smarten up SSD usage and storage virtualization for VDI - http://blogs.computerworld.com/16797/how_storage_tiering_virtualization_and_solid_state _disks_can_drive_the_virtual_desktop



Valve Puts An End To The Steam On Linux Rumors - http://digitizor.com/2010/08/22/valve-puts-an-end-to-the-steam-on-linux-rumors/



PC operating systems need to get touchy===

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/pc-operating-systems-need-to-get-touchy/38290?tag=content;search-results-rivers


The War Against Jailbreaking - http://www.itnewstoday.com/?p=1797



No Steam For Linux - http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/No-Steam-For-Linux



GNOME Shell Themes Now Have an Equinox Variant - http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/08/gnome-shell-themes-now-have-equinox.html



VMware Server 2.0.2-x On Ubuntu Server 10.04 With VMware Remote Console Plug-in - http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware-server-2.0.2-x-on-ubuntu-server-10.04-with-vmware-remote-console-plug-in



Installing And Using OpenVZ On Ubuntu 10.04 - http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-and-using-openvz-on-ubuntu-10.04



Configuring Conky The (Very) Easy Way - http://maketecheasier.com/configuring-conky-the-very-easy-way/2010/08/24



How to Upload Photos to Facebook From Ubuntu - http://maketecheasier.com/upload-photos-to-facebook-from-ubuntu/2010/08/22



OpenStack cloud fluffer does VirtualBox - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/23/openstack_update/



Microsoft claims: 'We love open source' - http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-claims-we-love-open-source-927?source=rss_



Dell to comply with Streak open-source requirements - http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/mobile-devices/2010/08/27/dell-to-comply-with-streak-open-source-requirements-40089949/



ARM's next chip design will support virtualization software - http://www.infoworld.com/d/hardware/arms-next-chip-design-will-support-virtualization-software-101



On Zareason - http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/28/on-zareason/



DebConf 10: Last day and retrospective - http://mdzlog.alcor.net/2010/08/25/debconf-10-last-day-and-retrospective/



Revisiting Ethos - http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/24/revisiting-ethos/


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varunendra
September 1st, 2010, 08:35 PM
Can I translate the selected contents from the given links to my native language & publish them on our local website as blogs, articles, news, analysis etc.? Not only this, but all the forthcoming newsletters on a routine basis.

I followed the Creative Commons Attribution License link above and found on top that "I can". But then are those "conditions" that look a bit scary..!! :D

So I just want a generalized statement regarding this.

Thanks.

trux
September 2nd, 2010, 12:25 AM
Ubuntu Users Stranded After Bungled Update

A flawed update to the windowing system in Ubuntu was incorrectly released for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, which left some users at a command prompt. The following morning Canonical disabled mirrors and issued a fixed patch to restore the affect systems. For the full story, read more below:

http://www.drdobbs.com/open-source/192300792;jsessionid=YMHBW5PCPZKDZQE1GHOSKH4ATMY32 JVN?queryText=ubuntu


:confused: What is this text doing in this week's newsletter? This article is from 25 Aug 2006 !!!

akgraner
September 6th, 2010, 07:21 PM
We will check the posting dates more carefully going forward. Clearly at post from 2006 should not have appeared in Issue 208 of UWN.

Thank you for bringing that to my attention and I am sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

Amber

akgraner
September 6th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Yes you can - the news team has guidelines for translating UWN as well. They can be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

If you decide to translate UWN please let me know so I can keep the list of translations up to date.

Please let me know if you have more questions or if the news team can help.

Thanks!
Amber