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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 234

    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

    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: and

    Ubuntu Brainstorm Top Ideas 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

    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 / 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:

    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 Episode 21: OLF recap and there will be rants!

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

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

    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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    Additional Ubuntu News

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    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!


    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach
    • Mike Holstein
    • Neil Oosthuizen
    • Amber Graner
    • And many others

    Glossary of Terms

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