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September 26th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 234 for the week September 19 - 25, 2011.

In This Issue

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released.
Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
Ubuntu Stats
LoCo News
Launchpad News
Daniel Holbach: Community Council: Nominations
Jono Bacon: Unity Lenses and Books
Interview: Stuart Langridge, Strategic Architect for Ubuntu One
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Reviews
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

Call for Testing - Ubuntu Friendly

Coinciding with the up and coming release of Ubuntu 11.10, the Ubuntu Friendly Beta release will arrive it it needs your help to test it.


Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot Beta 2 has been released. Some of the changes include updating to the latest unstable Gnome 3 version etc. Beta 2s for the official derivatives including Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Mythbuntu have also been released.


Ubuntu 11.10 Development update

Daniel Holbach updates the community on the Beta 2 release and other Development centered news, he also discusses upcoming events and planning release parties. Listed in his post are items that still need to be accomplished before the final release of 11.10, and introduces a new contributor--Florian Brandes. That's not all he also reminds readers how to get involved, find something to work on and get in touch with various Ubuntu Developers. Stay on top of the Ubuntu 11.10 development and read Holbach's post in full.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

Open (88392) +152 over last week
Critical (107) -58 over last week
Unconfirmed (46506) +64 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 (9738) - 2459 over last week
Brazilian Portuguese (46355) - 4183 over last week
English (United Kingdom) (49845) - 4925 over last week
French (74897) - 4679 over last week
German (78043) - 4586 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

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top Ideas This Week

The "Preferred Applications" dialogue does not let you browse executables. - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28577/
Mains folders, shortcuts and symlinks are not draggable in Unity - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28574/

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/

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Why do *nix folk like to use ` ` ... ' ' rather than the double qutations character? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/62246/why-do-nix-folk-like-to-use-rather-than-the-character
Why don't Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V work in a terminal? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/62969/why-dont-ctrlc-and-ctrlv-work-in-a-terminal
How can I tell if I installed with wubi? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/62335/how-can-i-tell-if-i-installed-with-wubi
Network Manager stops working after an update to ca-certificates - http://askubuntu.com/questions/62381/network-manager-stops-working-after-an-update-to-ca-certificates
Are there 3D effects on Xubuntu? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/62502/are-there-3d-effects-on-xubuntu

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

LoCo News

Philip Ballew: Ubuntu Hour Success, Can We Do It Again?

The San Diego team of the California LoCo had their first meeting since the summer break and had a serendipitous encounter with another Ubuntu user. Philip lists some ways he thinks they can continue to grow membership numbers.


Craig Maloney: Ohio Linuxfest 2011 wrap-up

Craig shares his experiences after staffing the Lococast.net / Ubuntu Michigan Loco table for a whole Saturday at this years Ohio Linuxfest.


Philippe Cortez: Ubuntu Party in Paris in November

The France LoCo team is gearing up to party in celebration in November of the upcoming Ubuntu release. This time it is going to be bigger and better with 3 days of conferences, classes, workshops, demonstrations and even an install party on the agenda.


Launchpad News

Translation imports: making approval conflicts visible

Use the Launchpad Translations feature? Seeing this error, "Can't auto-approve upload: it's not clear what template it belongs to.", in your translations import queue? Find out why and what to do here in this post about some recent translations changes.


The Planet

Ubuntu Women: Career Days: Linux Systems Administrator Wrap-up

Elizabeth Krumbach shares the key points from the talk she held to kick of Ubuntu Woman Career Day held on Saturday the 17th.


Daniel Holbach: Community Council: Nominations

Daniel Holbach blogs about the call for nominations for seats on the Ubuntu Community Council. All Ubuntu Members are eligible to vote.


Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Oneiric server, Deploy Server fleets p1 & 2

Ahmed Kamal of the Ubuntu Cloud team offers the first two articles in a series covering server features in the upcoming 11.10 Ubuntu release. In part one he walks readers through installing a virtualized Ubuntu Orchestra server instance, and in the second he begins to dive into what you can now do with this new server.


Randall Ross: Ubuntu Software Center: Streamline Your Software Experience

In this post at Randall Ross's blog, we are informed that the first Ubuntu Software Center guide has been completed.


Jono Bacon: Unity Lenses and Books

Jono Bacon takes us on a look at recent improvements to stability and usability to the lenses functionality in Unity for the 11.10 release cycle.


In The Press

New Games, Books and Magazines in Ubuntu Software Center

Canonical announces new games, books and magazines will be available for download in the Ubuntu Software Center in the final version of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 release.


Interview: Stuart Langridge, Strategic Architect for Ubuntu One

Amber Graner kicks off an interview series about Ubuntu One with an interview of Stuart Langridge where they discuss his role, the basics about what the Ubuntu One service offers and how developers can use the service in their own applications via the Ubuntu One API.


Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Reviews

There are lots of great Beta 2 reviews out there, here are several that caught the attention of the Ubuntu News team volunteers:

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Released, Reviewed: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/09/ubuntu-11-10-beta-2-released-reviewed/
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Beta 2 Ready For Download [Video]: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/09/ubuntu-1110-oneiric-ocelot-beta-2-ready.html
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Released, Synaptic Removed: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-11-10-Beta-2-Released-Synaptic-Removed-223181.shtml
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Beta 2 arrives for testing: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ubuntu-11-10-Oneiric-Ocelot-Beta-2-arrives-for-testing-1348474.html
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Released, Changes and Screenshots Tour: http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2011/09/ubuntu-1110-beta-2-released-changes-and.html
Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Screenshots Gallery: http://www.debianadmin.com/ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot-screenshots-gallery.html

In The Blogosphere

Recent Unity Updates Bring Changes to Workspaces Overview, Alt+Tab & Unity Launcher

Check out some of the new visual tweaks that Ubuntu 11.10 has received for the Beta 2 release of Ubuntu 11.10.


Firefox 7 Beta Arrives in Ubuntu 11.10, Scores a Perfect 100 in Acid3 Test

The default web browser in Ubuntu 11.10 is Firefox 7 beta and this version scores a perfect 100 in Acid3 tests.


Ubuntu Linux and Wayland Display Server: Status Update

Replacing the display system that has dominated the open source world for several decades is challenging. Although Wayland remains in development, this post discusses why the author believes it's likely not to replace the venerable X server anytime soon.


'Ubuntu Friendly' Hardware Certification Program Maturing

The Ubuntu Friendly project is a community-based complement to the certification program Canonical already maintains. This program crowd-sources hardware validation to community members to help end-users more easily determine what hardware will work well with Ubuntu.


Featured Podcasts

Lococast.net Episode 21: OLF recap and there will be rants!

Rick Harding and Craig Maloney release a new Episode of the Lococast.net podcast, they recap their experience at the Ohio Linux Fest, interview Elizabeth Naramore of Sourceforge and more.


Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for September 20th, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-09-20

Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for September 20th, 2019: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-09-20

Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for September 23rd, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-09-23

Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for September 22nd, 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Meeting/2011/20110922

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-1209-1] FFmpeg vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001419.html
[USN-1209-2] Libav vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001420.html
[USN-1211-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001421.html
[USN-1212-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001422.html
[USN-1214-1] GIMP vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001423.html
[USN-1215-1] APT vulnerabilities - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001424.html
[USN-1197-6] Qt vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-September/001425.html

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

tzdata 2011j~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-September/012683.html
apt_0.7.9ubuntu17.3_sparc_translations.tar.gz- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-September/012684.html

End of life - April 2013 (Server)

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

tzdata 2011j-0ubuntu0.10.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012458.html
ffmpeg 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012459.html
ffmpeg-extra 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012460.html
ubuntu-dev-tools 0.99.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012461.html
libgksu 2.0.13~pre1-1ubuntu4.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012462.html
smart 1.2-5ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012463.html
adobe-flashplugin - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012464.html
flashplugin-nonfree- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012465.html
gnome-power-manager 2.30.0-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012466.html
seabios 0.5.1-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012467.html
gimp_2.6.8-2ubuntu1.4_ia64_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012468.html
apt_0.7.25.3ubuntu9.7_armel_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-September/012469.html

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

Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

tzdata 2011j-0ubuntu0.10.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009589.html
ffmpeg 4:0.6-2ubuntu6.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009590.html
ffmpeg-extra 4:0.6-2ubuntu3.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009591.html
ubuntu-dev-tools 0.104.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009592.html
libgksu 2.0.13~pre1-1ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009593.html
smart 1.3-1ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009594.html
adobe-flashplugin - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009595.html
flashplugin-nonfree - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009596.html
landscape-client - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009597.html
lxc 0.7.2-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009598.html
gimp_2.6.10-1ubuntu3.4_powerpc_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009599.html
apt_0.8.3ubuntu7.2_i386_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-September/009600.html

End of Life - April 2012

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

tzdata 2011j-0ubuntu0.11.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012117.html
libav 4:0.6.2-1ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012118.html
ubuntu-dev-tools 0.122.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012119.html
libgksu 2.0.13~pre1-3ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012120.html
smart 1.3-1.3ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012121.html
adobe-flashplugin - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012122.html
flashplugin-nonfree- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012123.html
cups-pdf 2.5.1-3~natty2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012124.html
lxc 0.7.4-0ubuntu7.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012125.html
openvswitch 1.1.0~pre2.g2.ea763e0e-1ubuntu3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012126.html
linux-firmware 1.52.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012127.html
libreoffice 1:3.3.4-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012128.html
aptdaemon 0.41+bzr661-0ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012129.html
landscape-client - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012130.html
gimp_2.6.11-1ubuntu6.2_amd64_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012131.html
apt_0.8.13.2ubuntu4.2_armel_translations.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-September/012132.html

End of Life - October 2012

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