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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 228

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 228 for the week August 7 - 13, 2011.

    In This Issue

    • Inclusive membership
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • LoCo News
    • Ara Pulido: Core components in Ubuntu Friendly for 11.10
    • Charlene Tessier: Do You Know a Closet Ubuntu User?
    • Mark Shuttleworth on patents, tablets and the future of Ubuntu
    • Revamped Software Centre Preview Lands in Ubuntu 11.10
    • Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Review | Oneiric Ocelot
    • 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

    [Oneiric] linux kernel 3.0.0-8.10 uploaded (ABI Bump)

    Linux kernel 3.0.0-8.10 has been uploaded for Oneiric. See this post for a list of the most notable changes including bug fixes and enabling of some missing IPv6 options.

    Vacant Developer Membership Board seat: Call for nominations

    Mackenzie Morgan (maco) has stepped down from the DMB and the board is now calling for nominees to the vacant seat on this board. Learn the qualifications for nominees and how to apply for this position from this post by Iain Lane to the ubuntu-devel-announce list

    Inclusive membership

    In this post, Mark Shuttleworth discusses recognizing contributors work on different projects such as upstream projects, and how to best integrate Ubuntu membership for these contributors without diluting the cohesive nature of the membership.

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (88862) -199 over last week
    • Critical (188) +5 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (47123) -525 over last week

    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

    Translation Stats Oneiric

    1. Spanish (10754) -1128 over last week
    2. Brazilian Portuguese (52083)-971 over last week
    3. English (United Kingdom) (53466) -1227 over last week
    4. French (76507) +337 # over last week
    5. German (78830) -59 # over last week

    Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see more at: and

    Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

    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.

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

    Ask (and answer!) your own questions at

    LoCo News

    Randall Ross: More Delicious Jam!

    Want to contribute to Ubuntu? See this article for information on upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in September, and how to get involved.

    Charlene Tessier: Street Tested - Ubuntu Slogan

    "Ubuntu. What is it?" This is the slogan tested out by the Ubuntu Vancouver Loco at a local Farmers Market. Find out how this circular question can help to introduce non-Ubuntu users to the concept of Ubuntu.


    Elizabeth Krumbach: Partimus at KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy on Sunday

    Elizabeth Krumbach shares a day of pizza, Ethernet cables and many Ubuntu installs when herself, Partimus board members Christian Einfeldt and Grant Bowman and volunteers from Ubuntu California, San Francisco Linux Users Group and Bay Area Linux Users Group came together at KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy to set up several Ubuntu systems in the school.

    The Planet

    Michael Vogt: New apt hits oneiric

    Oneiric has gotten a new apt, so after the initial bumps as all packages are rebuilt against the new ABI we can expect less ABI breaks in the future as well as easier transitions since the library has been moved into a proper library package.

    Pasi Lallinaho: New Xubuntu website taster

    The Shimmer team has been hard at work on a new themes for Plymouth, LightDM and a new web site for Xubuntu. The site is switching from Drupal to Wordpress and there is a teaser screenshot of things to come and invites feedback.

    Ara Pulido: Core components in Ubuntu Friendly for 11.10

    Ara Pulido shares the list of Core and Extra Components as decided upon in the first meeting of the Ubuntu Friendly programme.

    Ara Pulido: Ubuntu Friendly is not a certification programme (and other misconceptions)

    Ara Pulido clears up some misconceptions about Ubuntu Friendly, the community-driven hardware validation program, specifically pointing out that Ubuntu Friendly is not a certification program and will not substitute the Ubuntu Certification Process.

    Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Help Ubuntu improve Server guide

    The Ubuntu server team asks for assistance on updating chapters in the Server guide. They also include a tutorial on how to use launchpad in order to get your updates to the team.

    Charlene Tessier: Do You Know a Closet Ubuntu User?

    Charlene Tessier tells her story of a booth visitor wanting to learn about Ubuntu but finding out that her partner already had it. Tessier then challenges us to spread the word. Have a similar story? Add it to the active discussion.


    James Page: Jenkins for Ubuntu Oneiric: Call for Testing

    James Page walks us through how to install Jenkins, a job monitor, on Oneiric Ocelot in order to make sure it's well tested before release.

    Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Natty Gets OpenStack Book

    Over at, Kim0 announces the availalbity of the "OpenStack Beginners guide for Ubuntu Natty".

    In The Press

    Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Gains Linux 3.0 and Thunderbird

    Katherine Noyes at PCWorld summarizes some of the most anticipated changes in the upcoming 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" release. Included are: Linux Kernel now 3.0, new Unity desktop, Thunderbird by default, Ubuntu Software Center redesign, and Gwibber improvements.

    Mark Shuttleworth on patents, tablets and the future of Ubuntu

    Check out this interesting discussion between TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod and Mark Shuttleworth where they discuss patents and patent reform, cloud computing, Unity and future plans, including work with tablets and Canonical's business model.

    In The Blogosphere

    Revamped Software Centre Preview Lands in Ubuntu 11.10

    Joey Sneddon discusses the GTK3 version of Ubuntu Software Center now available on Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha. Included are many screenshots that show a few key changes in the makeover.

    Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Review | Oneiric Ocelot

    Haven't taken a look at Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot yet? Check out this article has put up reviewing the development release of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, Alpha 3.

    Canonical Working to Put Ubuntu on the 'App Development Map'

    Christopher Tozzi from shares an article about how Canonical is calling for feedback from application developers on how Ubuntu can become the top choice platform for them and all app developers.

    Revamped Dash Design Shown Off for Ubuntu 11.10

    Joey Sneddon walks us through the proposed changes to the way the dash in unity looks and behaves. These changes are already available in the unity-2d development branch. Screenshots and information on adding the unity-2d development branch PPA are available.

    Ubuntu 11.10 Latest Updates Revealed The New LightDM Login Theme | Video Preview

    Take a look at a screenshot and a video of the new LightDM login Theme available in the Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 development release available from this article.

    In Other News

    The Six Best Linux Community Server Distributions

    Over at, Carla Schroder, Author of "the Book of Audacity", "Linux Cookbook", "Linux Networking Cookbook" and many how-to Linux articles, shares a very thorough list of the 6 best Linux server distributions. Find out where Ubuntu Server stands in the ranks.

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

    Monthly Team Reports: July 2011

    See here for the team report for July 2011:

    If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started:

    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

    Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04

    Security Updates

    Ubuntu 8.04 Updates


    End of life - April 2013 (Server)

    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

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

    Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

    End of Life - April 2012

    Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

    End of Life - October 2012

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    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

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    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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    • Jessica Ledbetter
    • Neil Oosthuizen
    • Amber Graner
    • And many others

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    Last edited by akgraner; August 22nd, 2011 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Issue 229 is available


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