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August 30th, 2011, 05:11 AM
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 230 for the week August 21 - 27, 2011.

In This Issue

Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
Ubuntu Stats
LoCo News
Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties
Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu ARM Servers -- At last!!!
Amber Graner: The New Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback
Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour
Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover
March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux
Featured Podcasts
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
And much more!

General Community News

New Asia and Oceania Membership Board Members

The Community Council announces the three new members for the Asia and Oceania Membership Board: Jared Norris, Eleanor Chen and oneleaf.


Call for votes: Vacant Developer Membership Board seat

All members of the ~ubuntu-dev team have been contacted to vote on the four nominees for the vacant Developer Membership Board seat. Voting closes on September 6th.


Ubuntu 11.10 Development update

Daniel Holbach speaks with developers to learn what they're most excited about regarding the 11.10 release, mentions the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam, reviews some work that still needs to be done on 11.10 and interviews new contributor Daniel van Vugt. He wraps up this post by providing resources on how to get involved with Ubuntu Development.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

Open (89435) +233 over last week
Critical (188) -8 over last week
Unconfirmed (46472) -113 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 Oneiric

Spanish (18103) +5976 over last week
Brazilian Portuguese (51591) -10287 over last week
English (United Kingdom) (58380) -5387 over last week
French (79403) -5584 over last week
German (83025) +2269 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

How can I convert a folder of .pngs to .jpgs while preserving the transparent background? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58715/how-can-i-convert-a-folder-of-pngs-to-jpgs-while-preserving-the-transparent-bac
How to use SSH? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58539/how-to-use-ssh
How can I create a zip archive of a whole directory via terminal without hidden files? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58889/how-can-i-create-a-zip-archive-of-a-whole-directory-via-terminal-without-hidden-f
Batch rename files - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58546/batch-rename-files
Can a server handle simultaneous shell commands? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58946/can-a-server-handle-simultaneous-shell-commands

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

LoCo News

Soren Bredlund Caspersen: Marmelade

Soren announces the upcoming Global Jam event in Kobenhavn, Denmark taking place at Carlton Restaurant, Cafe and Bar on September 3rd.


Efrain Valles: Maracaibo is Jamming again

Efrain announces the upcoming Global Jam event in Maracaibo, Venezuela and provides links to the spreadubuntu.com designs they used to create the poster for their event.


Charlene Tessier: I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor!

Charlene brings others from around the world to the Vancouver Natty Release party by sharing a video she assembled with Pitivi Video Editor from photos taken by attendees, complete with photos of their signature Ubuntinis!


Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties


Paul Tagliamonte: Cleveland Bug Jam!

After a short break, the Cleveland ReLoCo (Really LoCo) is back! This Global Jam, they'll be doing bugs and docs.


Randall Ross: No Team Nearby? You Can Still Jam!

Randall wants to make it as easy as possible for folks to register Global Jam events, even when there may not be a full team nearby to work with. In this post he offers a link to a form which he'll use to help you get your event organized.


Paolo Sammicheli: Ubuntu Global Jam: Italy

Paolo announces the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in Pistoia, Italy in collaboration with the Pistoia Linux User Group. The event will be taking place from 15:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, September 3rd at Circolo ARCI Bonelle in Pistoia.


Darcy Casselman: Ubuntu Global Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo

Darcy discusses plans for the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo on September 3rd where they'll work on "usual upgrade and install testing, bug triage, documentation work and so on" plus plans to build a new GUI packaging tool.


David Wonderly: Ubuntu Global Jam - San Diego

David announces an Ubuntu Global Jam in San Diego, California at Cafe Libertalia on September 3rd.


Launchpad News

Beta testers: try the new person picker

Improvements are now being tested for the "person picker" which is the dialog used when you search for a user in Launchpad. You will be able to see more information about the person before selecting them, including IRC nickname and public email address.


Matthew Revell is the new Launchpad Product Manager

Francis J. Lacoste of the Launchpad blog announces Matthew Revell as the new Launchpad Project Manager. Matthew will be communicating his plans for Launchpad soon.


The Planet

Ubuntu Women: New 2011-2012 Ubuntu Women Leadership Team Announced

The Ubuntu Women project announces their newly elected Leadership Team consisting of Elizabeth Krumbach, Jessica Ledbetter and Cheri Francis and thanks former leaders Leigh Honeywell and Melissa Draper for their work during their term.


Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu ARM Servers -- At last!!!

Two years in the making, Dustin Kirkland's dream of having greener servers running on ARM processors have now become reality with Ubuntu Server positioning itself as the OS of choice in this arena for the foreseeable future.


Silver Fox: An Interview with Ubudog

Meet Ubudog, a developer working on a lightweight web browser aptly named UbuMonkey and a regular contributor to the Ubuntu Forums.


Amber Graner: The New Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback

The Ubuntu Friendly Program is a way for everyone of any skill level using Ubuntu to help map out what hardware works well with their favourite distro. Read here on how easy it is to make a difference.


Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon takes us on an extensive Screenshot Tour of the changes and highlights in the up and coming Ubuntu 11.10.


Philip Ballew: Ubuntu Youth, future leaders of our community.

Ubuntu Youth is a great place for young people to get to know about and share all things Ubuntu. They already have their own online forum and a presence on IRC and invite all to pop in and say hi.


Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Core Is Getting Ready For Oneiric

Ubuntu Core is an officially supported version of Ubuntu targeted at embedded devices and will be landing with the release of Oneiric this coming October.

In The Press

Ubuntu Linux bets on the ARM server

To try and gain a new server market, Cannonical is helping create the ARM buisness server space.


Ubuntu Linux, Android could give HP's TouchPad new life

For those who have purchased a WebOS tablet from HP, it is possible to get Ubuntu Linux up and running on the device.

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/398095/ubuntu_linux_android_could_give_hp_touchpad_new_li fe/

Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover

Alastair Otter, senior journalist at MyBroadband, walks us through some of the changes that users can look forward to in the upcoming Ubuntu release.


In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Software Center Overhaul in Full Swing

Although we probably wont see the completely revamped Software Center in action until the 12.04 release, Manuel Jose gives us an overview of some of these changes in this techdrivein.com article.


Top 10 Ubuntu 11.10 Features

Check out this article for a top 10 list of the features from the Ubuntu 11.10 release.


Ubuntu 11.10 Update:New Software Centre Icon, Unity Changes, Window Controls, More

Joey Sneddon from omgubuntu.co.uk gives us an in-depth look at the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 User Interface and more.


Window Controls for Maximized Windows Hidden by Default, More Updates [Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot]

Important changes to the latest Unity 4.10.2 version in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot are explored in this informative article.


In Other News

Ohio Linux Fest (OLF): September 9-11th, Columbus Ohio

Jon maddog Hall writes for Linux Magazine outlining some of the highlights of the Ohio Linux Fest coming up September 9-11th, including an Ubucon!


RHEL 6 uses Upstart!

The newest release of RedHats Enterprise operating system replaces the old SystemV init system with Upstart.


March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux

In this article from arstechnica.com, Ryan Paul takes us back through 20 years of linux.


Full Circle Issue #52 is released

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our half-centenary+2 issue.

This month:

Command and Conquer.
How-To : Program in Python - Part 26, LibreOffice - Part 7, Ubuntu Development - Part 4, GRAMPS - Part 1, and Ubuntu For Business & Education.
Linux Lab - ZoneqqMinder CCTV - Part 1.
Review - Chromebook.
I Think - Would you like to see an audio editing series with Audacity?

plus: Ubuntu Games, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-52/

Featured Podcasts

Lococast.net Episode 19 - So, we went to PyOhio and all I got was this t-shirt

This episode of Lococast includes Upcoming Events including Ohio Linuxfest, 1DevDayDetroit, New Libraries/Dev Tools including ScratchPad in Firefox 6.0, Edit in Github with Ace, Requests: HTTP for Humans and PyOhio Recaps.


Full Circle Podcast 24: OGGCamp Part Two

In this episode of Full Circle Podcast they have , two talks, two guests and a raffle... (and offer a warning about the audio quality)

OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1585/0/fullcirclepodcast_ep24_250811.ogg

MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1585/1/fullcirclepodcast_ep24_250811.mp3


Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for August 23rd, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-08-23
Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for August 23rd, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-08-23
Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for August 26th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-08-26
Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for August 25th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Meeting/2011/20110825

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 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04

Security Updates

[USN-1195-1] WebKit vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001401.html
[USN-1196-1] eCryptfs vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001402.html
[USN-1185-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001403.html

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates


End of life - April 2013 (Server)

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

duplicity 0.6.08b-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012439.html
ecryptfs-utils_83-0ubuntu3. - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012440.html
debian-installer 20081029ubuntu102.12 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012441.html
autofs5 5.0.4-3.1ubuntu5.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012442.html
gtk-vnc 0.3.10-2ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012443.html
libcgroup 0.34-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012444.html
libvirt 0.7.5-5ubuntu27.17 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012445.html
adobe-flashplugin - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012446.html
flashplugin-nonfree- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012447.html
squid 2.7.STABLE7-1ubuntu12.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012448.html
multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.04.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012449.html
sound-juicer 2.28.1-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012450.html

End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

duplicity 0.6.10-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009570.html
ecryptfs-utils- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009571.html
debian-installer 20100211ubuntu29.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009572.html
autofs5 5.0.5-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009573.html
libvirt 0.8.3-1ubuntu19.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009575.html
libcgroup 0.36.2-3+squeeze1build0.10.10.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009574.html
adobe-flashplugin - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009576.html
flashplugin-nonfree- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009577.html
multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.10.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009578.html
squid 2.7.STABLE9-2ubuntu5.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009579.html

End of Life - April 2012

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

bluez 4.91-0ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012084.html
mesa 7.10.2-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012085.html
grub-gfxpayload-lists 0.2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012086.html
duplicity 0.6.13-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012087.html
ecryptfs-utils- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012088.html
gdal 1.6.3-4build4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012089.html
libvirt 0.8.8-1ubuntu6.6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012090.html
libdbusmenu 0.4.3-0ubuntu4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012091.html
apport 1.20.1-0ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012092.html
gvfs 1.8.0-0ubuntu3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012093.html
lxinput 0.3.0-0ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012094.html
clamav 0.97.2+dfsg-1ubuntu1.11.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012095.html
nvidia-graphics-drivers-96 96.43.20-0ubuntu1~natty1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012096.html
nvidia-common - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012099.html
unity 3.8.16-0ubuntu1~natty2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012098.html
wxwidgets2.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012097.html
adobe-flashplugin - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012100.html
flashplugin-nonfree- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012101.html
python-distutils-extra 2.26-2ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012102.html
mdadm 3.1.4-1+8efb9d1ubuntu4.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012103.html
meld 1.5.0-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012104.html

End of Life - October 2012

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