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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 320


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 320 for the week June 3 - 9, 2013.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubuntu Forums - We've joined Facebook
    • Juju Charm Ecosystem Status for 5 June 2013
    • Michael Hall: Core Apps Updates: Clock, Calendar and Calculator
    • Daniel Holbach: More Transparency
    • Ben Howard: PSA: Ubuntu Server 11.04 (Natty) Archives have EOL'd
    • Rick Spencer: Dog Fooding Success
    • David Wonderly: Kubuntu 13.10 Quick Look
    • Nicholas Skaggs: Autopilot Tests for Ubuntu Touch Core Apps
    • Rick Spencer: The Social Phone
    • Charles Profitt: Water Cooler?
    • Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Phone Video Demo
    • Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 22)
    • Move to saucy
    • Unity APIs weekly (wk 22)
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    At the Developer Membership Board meeting on 2013-06-03 the following individuals joined MOTU:



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/001815.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (105150) -239 over last week
    • Critical (76) +4 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (51285) -258 over last week


    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

    ==== Most Active Questions ====



    ==== Top Voted New Questions ====



    People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Mitch (http://askubuntu.com/users/59676/mitch), GuySoft (http://askubuntu.com/users/116460/guysoft), Leopoldo Pla (http://askubuntu.com/users/153260/leopoldo-pla), Luis Alvarado (http://askubuntu.com/users/7035/luis-alvarado) and cscarney (http://askubuntu.com/users/194/cscarney)

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

    Ubuntu Forums News

    Ubuntu Forums - We've joined Facebook

    Silver Fox announces the availability of the Official Forum Facebook fan page focused on providing an additional platform to give notices to the outside world.

    http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2013/...ined-facebook/

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Juju Charm Ecosystem Status for 5 June 2013

    Jorge Castro gives a summary of the Juju changes for this week. Castro provides links to video, pad, and the status in testing, documentation, events, and charms.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2013/06/0...r-5-june-2013/

    The Planet

    Michael Hall: Core Apps Updates: Clock, Calendar and Calculator

    Michael Hall gives us a current progress report around Ubuntu Touch Core Apps: Clock, Calendar, Calculator. Clock updates include: Sunrise & Sunset, Alarms, Timer, Stopwatch, Visual designs, and Release schedule. Calendar updates include: Calendar view, Adding events, Visual designs, Release schedule. Calculator updates include: Basic functions, Calculation history, Visual designs, Release and schedule.

    http://mhall119.com/2013/06/core-apps-update-clock/

    http://mhall119.com/2013/06/core-apps-update-calendar/

    http://mhall119.com/2013/06/core-app...te-calculator/

    Daniel Holbach: More Transparency

    Daniel Holbach writes about new ideas regarding the increased transparency of Ubuntu. He highlights certain teams like Mir team, Unity 8 team, kernel team, Unity APIs team, and their weekly summaries as examples of progress toward that transparency. However, Holbach wants to increase awareness by suggesting regular hangouts with Ubuntu engineers and folks from tech blogs and tech news sites.

    http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/06/more-transparency/

    Ben Howard: PSA: Ubuntu Server 11.04 (Natty) Archives have EOL'd

    Ben Howard writes about the recent EOL of Ubuntu Server 11.04, 11.10 and 8.04 LTS. He provides tips to recognize and fix setups which still need to operate on deprecated Ubuntu versions; however, he highly recommends an update to the current Ubuntu LTS 12.04 version as soon as possible.

    http://blog.utlemming.org/2013/06/ps...-archives.html

    Rick Spencer: Dog Fooding Success

    Rick Spencer shares his experience using Ubuntu Touch full time. He shines light upon the recent integration of cellular data and a wish list of possible items he would like to see improved or developed.

    http://theravingrick.blogspot.com/20...s-sort-of.html

    David Wonderly: Kubuntu 13.10 Quick Look

    David Wonderly has produced a short video that looks at the install process of Kubuntu 13.10 and the three launchers that will ship with it: the Application Launcher, the Application Launcher Menu, and Homerun.

    http://opendarkwing.com/kubuntu-13-10-quick-look/

    Nicholas Skaggs: Autopilot Tests for Ubuntu Touch Core Apps

    Nicholas Skaggs puts a call out to provide Autopilot tests to the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps. He lists 5 steps to help and invites anyone to participate in the next hackfest to be held on June 13th, 2013.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...ouch-core.html

    Rick Spencer: The Social Phone

    Rick Spencer provides a step-by-step guide to getting Twitter and Facebook working on an Ubuntu phone, and writes that more networks are coming soon.

    http://theravingrick.blogspot.com/20...ial-phone.html

    Charles Profitt: Water Cooler?

    Charles Profitt looks at the various sub-groups of the Ubuntu Community, and their means of communication. He says that the Ubuntu Community needs a reliable communication platform that naturally encourages the various sub-groups in the community to communicate with one another, and that they should be open to different options.

    http://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/water-cooler/

    Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Phone Video Demo

    In this video, Jono Bacon showcases the Ubuntu Touch team work during May. It includes receiving calls and texts, using the web browser, testing the social networking integration, multitasking, messaging menu, and more.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/06/07/...ne-video-demo/

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 22)

    Sergio Schvezov posts that Ubuntu Touch gets ofono/rild integration, initial integration of ofono to network manager, a new milestone provisioned, and a platform-api refactor.

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg02177.html

    Move to saucy

    Sergio Schvezov announces that Ubuntu Touch is moving daily releases and build to Saucy Salamander. Only critical fixes will be made for Raring; all other work will focus on Saucy.

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg02176.html

    Unity APIs weekly (wk 22)

    Thomas Strehl announces that Scopes should land soon, Unity's indicators get updates, HUD gets updates and bugfixes, and launcher interfaces and actions APIs are decided.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/037211.html

    In The Blogosphere

    Ubuntu Cloud: Canonical, Inktank Ceph Storage Partnership

    The Var Guy writes about the recent deal between Canonical and Ceph to provide full support for Ceph on Ubuntu, writing that "alongside OpenStack and Canonical's cloud management tools, including Juju, the addition of Ceph support makes Ubuntu into a yet more comprehensive, one-stop cloud platform."

    http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing...orage-partners

    Wi-fi Gesture Controller 'WiSee' Built on Ubuntu, Pimped on the BBC

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! notes that a recent BBC article on a new gesture control technology called WiSee features several shots of Ubuntu being used by the developers.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/06/w...gesture-ubuntu

    Intel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

    Phoronix takes an initial look at Haswell performance under Linux and notes some anomalies in performance under the current kernel. The initial look promises improved performance of both the CPU and integrated HD 4600 graphics.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0k_linux&num=1

    Ubuntu 13.10 Readies Arrival of Smarter Unity Dash

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! provides a preview of what the new SmartScopes in Unity Dash are going to provide and what to expect as it matures.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/06/u...ter-unity-dash

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 115

    This week Stephen Michael Kellat replays two parts of the public awareness campaign originated by the National Hurricane Center relative to the start of hurricane season. From there, he turns to explaining the LoCo-wide suggested activity of together taking initial "citizen's awareness to disaster response" training from FEMA's Emergency Management Institute. Linking this all together is a discussion of the start to the Ubuntu Ohio initiative to boost participation and help shepherd local participants who wish to do so in applying for Ubuntu membership in October 2013.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/149

    Stack Exchange Podcast #48

    "Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #48! Our guest today is Jorge Castro, member of the Community Team at Canonical (of Ubuntu fame)."

    http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2013/0...milk-biscuits/

    Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 116

    This out of cycle special edition discusses the current news of the revelations of US government acquisition of Verizon cell phone customer call records and discusses some software solutions available for preserving privacy.

    http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/150

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E15 - 10 Things I Hate About Ubuntu

    Some of the news that Podcast from the UK LoCo Team! brings in their fifteenth episode (season six) are:

    • Fast Boot stops rejection of the Windows 8 licence agreement
    • Businesses are taking open source software for granted
    • Camino web browser is discontinued
    • City of London police are after organised criminals torrenting


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/06...-about-ubuntu/

    Unity Smart Scopes Feature Lands In Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander [Video]

    Andrew at WebUpd8 shares a quick Unity Smart Scopes demo video, along with an article describing the changes and screenshots.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/unity...-lands-in.html

    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 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

    Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2017

    Ubuntu 12.10 Updates



    End of Life - April 2014

    Ubuntu 13.04 Updates



    End of Life - January 2014

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    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
    • Jasna Bencic
    • Paul White
    • Javier Lopez
    • David Morfin
    • Jim Connett
    • Matt Rudge
    • And many others


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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 320

    Thanks Elizabeth.

    The ubuntu phone articles are great.
    I learn something ubuntu everyday.
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