Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 313
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 313 for the week April 15 - 21, 2013.
In This Issue
- General Community News
- Welcome New Members and Developers
- Ubuntu Stats
- Get the Ubuntu Online Tour on your LoCo site
- Michael Hall: Another Ubuntu SDK Apps roundup
- James Hunt: Stateful re-exec for Upstart Sessions? You bet!
- Spring cleaning ubuntu.com
- Howard Chan: Testdrive Hacking (possibly part 1 only?)
- Michael Hall: Announcing the Ubuntu SDK Apps Collection
- Ivanka Majic: Designing in the open
- Michael Hall: Building an Ubuntu SDK App: rev 8
- Jonathan Riddell: 100 things that are great about Kubuntu?
- Sergio Meneses: Solucionando Bugs en Ubuntu - Fixing Bugs in Ubuntu (only in Spanish)
- Jose Antonio Rey: Ubuntu Community Survey 2013 (By Nathan Heafner)
- Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 15)
- Enterprise Cloud Computing with Ubuntu on Windows Azure
- In The Press
- In The Blogosphere
- Other Articles of Interest
- Featured Audio and Video
- Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10
- And much more!
General Community News
Community on ubuntu.com
Daniel Holbach addresses concerns as related to the removal of the "community" link from the navigation bar of ubuntu.com. He shares details related to the new community website in progress and invites everyone to help so it can be launched, saying that it's "very likely just going to be a set of small tasks, so any help would be much appreciated."
Testing Ubuntu Touch Images (now with raring!)
Nicholas Skaggs announces the availability of Ubuntu Touch images in the ISO QA Tracker and encourages everyone to test out the images for the 4 devices available.
Welcome New Members and Developers
Results for the 1200UTC Regional Membership Board Meeting, April 17, 2013:
- Open (105540) - 19 over last week
- Critical (74) 0 over last week
- Unconfirmed (51752) - 4 over last week
As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad
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. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/
Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
Get the Ubuntu Online Tour on your LoCo site
David Planella announces the availibility of Ubuntu 12.04 Online Tour for LoCo websites and encourages LoCos to translate and deploy the online tour.
Michael Hall: Another Ubuntu SDK Apps roundup
Michael Hall writes of another update of the Ubuntu SDK Apps, including review of inclusion of Core Apps in the daily images, and also the work of independent developers in other interesting apps.
James Hunt: Stateful re-exec for Upstart Sessions? You bet!
James Hunt writes about the support of restarting PID 1 without losing state in the latest Upstart version and tells readers how it works underneath.
Spring cleaning ubuntu.com
Inayaili Leon of the Ubuntu Design Team announces a new updated version of ubuntu.com, with refocused navigation bar, an updated footer and a much cleaner but modular user interface.
Howard Chan: Testdrive Hacking (possibly part 1 only?)
Howard Chan writes about the QA Team's interest in maintaining Testdrive, an application for testing Ubuntu daily isos. Chan discusses some of the current issues and shares basic details for how he got a fix in.
Michael Hall: Announcing the Ubuntu SDK Apps Collection
Michael Hall announces the start of the Ubuntu SDK Apps Collection, where apps from community developers will be packaged, reviewed, and included in the Ubuntu Touch images with other Core Apps.
Ivanka Majic: Designing in the open
Ivanka Majic writes about her talk at Mozilla's "Designing in the open" and talks about some of what she has learned while working within an open community, including how complicated it is, the importance of not having secrets, playing nicely and helping to educate others through improved communication.
Michael Hall: Building an Ubuntu SDK App: rev 8
Michael Hall returns to his series of building an Ubuntu SDK App to introduce QML transitions, and specifically talks about how ListView transitions comes into good use.
Jonathan Riddell: 100 things that are great about Kubuntu?
Jonathan Riddell shares a Google+ thread created by community members discussing 100 things that are great about Kubuntu.
Sergio Meneses: Solucionando Bugs en Ubuntu - Fixing Bugs in Ubuntu (only in Spanish)
Sergio Meneses writes about his process in fixing a bug in Ubuntu by fixing a duplicate entry bug in Testdrive. He goes through the process of assigning bugs, branching the code, committing the fix and proposing a merge proposal. Article in Spanish.
Jose Antonio Rey: Ubuntu Community Survey 2013 (By Nathan Heafner)
Jose Antonio Rey writes about and encourages community members to fill out a survey prepared by community member Nathan Heafner to better understand the growing community by asking questions about contributions to Ubuntu and it's drivers.
Other Community News
Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 15)
Jim Hodapp writes the 15th week summary of the Ubuntu Touch project, with updates of Camera, Gallery, the indicator client, the phone shell and bluetooth.
Enterprise Cloud Computing with Ubuntu on Windows Azure
Paul Oh talks about Canonical's partnership with Microsoft to get Ubuntu running flawlessly on Windows Azure and describes the many opportunities that it can bring, for example hybrid and public clouds.
In The Press
Shuttleworth: Canonical is fast and easy with OpenStack clouds
Timothy Prickett Morgan of The Register writes about Mark Shuttleworth's keynote talk in OpenStack summit in Portland, where he talks about the integration of OpenStack and Ubuntu Server, the OpenStack module in Landscape and much more.
It just works: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux Ultrabook review
In The Blogosphere
7 Subtle Unity Changes You Might Not Notice in 13.04...
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about 7 Unity changes one might not notice in the upcoming 13.04 release, including faster icon reveals, dash error finding, scroll switching and more.
Ubuntu Software Center Explored
Matt Hartley of Datamation writes about the simplified process of installing applications in Ubuntu using the Ubuntu Software Center, including managing free applications, installing across multiple PCs, and much more convenient features.
Ubuntu Button Tweaked to Meet 'Cultural & Aesthetic' Expectations
Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about a last-minute change of the Ubuntu logo button on the Unity Dash from anti-clockwise to clockwise due to user cultural recommendations and it's responses from the community.
Canonical Promotes Ubuntu for Microsoft Azure Cloud
Christopher Tozzi of The VAR Guy writes about the announcement from Canonical of providing infrastructure support for Windows Azure, and thinks of this as an movement from Canonical to corner the cloud market.
Ubuntu 13.04: GNOME vs Unity User Interface Update
Christopher Tozzi of The VAR Guy writes about the availability of an GNOME flavor of Ubuntu in the forthcoming 13.04 release, and thinks that it's a good way to respond to Ubuntu users who doesn't like Unity.
10 Best Ubuntu 13.04 Features - From Social Lens to Window Snapping
Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the top 10 best Ubuntu 13.04 features including new preview animations, shutdown dialog, sync menu, new lenses and improved speed. He also posts YouTube videos of many of them in action.
Other Articles of Interest
Featured Audio and Video
Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 110
The newly appointed Leader for Ubuntu Ohio, Stephen Michael Kellat, talks about the on-going Membership Awareness Poll as an effort to gauge what members are actually out there. Mention is given as to preparing for a possible UbuCon at Ohio Linux Fest 2013. Kellat declares at the end that he intends to set up IRC office hours but has come to no decision yet in that regard.
Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E08 - Inglourious Ubuntu
Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, Laura Cowen and the Podcasts are at Studio A to present the 8th episode of the 6th series of the Ubuntu UK Podcast. The team interviews Michael Hall about Core Apps being developed by the community for the nascent Ubuntu Touch platform, share GNOME-do in GUI love, Laura mentions moonlighting on the Doctor Who podcast, and feedback from listeners is raised.
Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
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, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10
Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
End of life - May 2013 (Server)
Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
End of Life - May 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
Ubuntu 11.10 Updates
End of Life - May 2013
Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
End of Life - April 2017
Ubuntu 12.10 Updates
* openssl 1.0.1c-3ubuntu2.4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/qu...il/013671.html
End of Life - April 2014
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Last edited by akgraner; April 29th, 2013 at 11:49 PM.
Reason: issue 314 is now available