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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 352


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 352 for the week January 20 - 26, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Trusty Alpha 2 Available for Testing
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Team Check-Ins, coming soon to your LoCo Team!
    • David Planella: A quickstart guide to the Ubuntu emulator
    • Riccardo Padovani: Development plans of calc app for Ubuntu Touch
    • David Planella: Announcing the first Ubuntu App Dev Schools
    • Mathieu Trudel: Call for testing: urfkill / Getting flight mode to rock on Ubuntu and Ubuntu Touch
    • Benjamin Kerensa: Interview with Ubuntu Contributor Cody Smith
    • Ubuntu Women: Evaluating harvest.ubuntu.com: Call Number Two!
    • Ubuntu Classroom: Saucy Ubuntu User Days Wrap-up
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Trusty Alpha 2 Available for Testing

    Jonathan Riddell, on behalf of the Ubuntu release team, announces the release of the second Alpha of Trusty Tahr (to become 14.04 LTS) for the flavors that have taken part. Jonathan links to the Alpha 2 images that can be downloaded and also to the sites from where further information can be obtained.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ry/001074.html

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    The Ubuntu Forums welcome a new Ubuntu member this week:



    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ry/001930.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (107351) -101 over last week
    • Critical (147) +9 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (52123) -33 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 Questions this week

    ==== Most Active Questions ====



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



    People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), falconer (http://askubuntu.com/users/221281/falconer), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind), Avinash Raj (http://askubuntu.com/users/202806/avinash-raj) and Braiam (http://askubuntu.com/users/169736/braiam)

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

    LoCo News

    Team Check-Ins, coming soon to your LoCo Team!

    Jose Antonio Rey announces that the process of team check-ins has started and that team contacts should receive an email from a LoCo Council member with some questions. Jose says that all teams should be contacted by February 2nd and provides an email address for teams to use if they have not been contacted by that date.

    http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/2014/0...our-loco-team/

    The Planet

    David Planella: A quickstart guide to the Ubuntu emulator

    David Planella gives a quick tutorial on setting up an Ubuntu Touch emulator which will be the primary engineering platform for development of Ubuntu Touch applications. David says that though the emulator itself is still in development it is rapidly reaching maturity and provides the look and feel of an Ubuntu Phone on your Ubuntu system today.

    http://davidplanella.org/ubuntu-emul...ckstart-guide/

    Riccardo Padovani: Development plans of calc app for Ubuntu Touch

    Riccardo Padovani explains the importance of the upcoming release of 14.04 Trusty Tahr, the second stable release of Ubuntu Touch and what convergence will mean when it is achieved in the coming months and years, and what that means for the calculator application on both Ubuntu Touch and Trusty Tahr.

    http://blog.rpadovani.com/en/2014/01...-for-calc-app/

    David Planella: Announcing the first Ubuntu App Dev Schools

    David Planella tells us about the first three App Dev Schools already scheduled around the world and how you can run one where you live.

    http://davidplanella.org/announcing-...p-dev-schools/

    Mathieu Trudel: Call for testing: urfkill / Getting flight mode to rock on Ubuntu and Ubuntu Touch

    Mathieu Trudel explains the importance of urfkill to Ubuntu Touch's success. Mathieu also explains why its current implementation is not ideal, and how you can help by testing and improving it.

    http://blog.cyphermox.net/2014/01/ca...ng-flight.html

    Benjamin Kerensa: Interview with Ubuntu Contributor Cody Smith

    Benjamin Kerensa interviews Cody Smith of the Oregon LoCo team who has been running an Ubuntu Hour nearly every Friday for the last couple of years. Cody started contributing in late 2012 and explains how and why he got involved, his plans for the future and his application for Ubuntu membership.

    http://benjaminkerensa.com/2014/01/2...tor-cody-smith

    Ubuntu Women: Evaluating harvest.ubuntu.com: Call Number Two!

    Svetlana Belkin makes a second call for involvement with Project Harvest, which aims to identify 'low hanging fruit' tasks and bugs in order to give new contributors a quick, easy place to start.

    http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/2014/01...ll-number-two/

    Ubuntu Classroom: Saucy Ubuntu User Days Wrap-up

    Following the end of the Ubuntu User Days sessions in the Ubuntu Classroom on January 25th and 26th, the project provides a summary of the sessions held. They say: "We are very thankful to our instructors and attendees who made the work of these last weeks worthwhile, we feel very proud of all of them. Congratulations!"

    http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com...-days-wrap-up/

    In The Blogosphere

    Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Kicks Off

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! announces a Wallpaper Kick Off contest and that the wallpapers which are chosen will ship with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. Joey-Elijah links to the submission guidelines and tells us that the deadline for entries is February 27th, 2014.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/01/u...lpaper-contest

    Compiling-Ubuntu-packages Raspberry Pi cluster sees interesting advancements

    ravzi of iloveubuntu reports on the fruits of Alan Bell's successful funding campaign to build a Raspberry Pi cluster for building Ubuntu packages.

    http://iloveubuntu.net/compiling-ubu...g-advancements

    Unity 7 To Get New Window Decorations With Anti-Aliased Corners [Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]

    Andrew of WebUpd8 writes about the upcoming window decorations for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, which for the first time will not be depending on compiz or gtk-window-decorator. Andrew says they will support full GTK3 theming, as well as improved resizing speed and the much-requested anti-aliased corners.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2014/01/unity...corations.html

    3 Reasons Why Ubuntu Smartphone Will Succeed

    Dusan Belic of Intomobile gives us three good reasons why Ubuntu smartphones will succeed: One device to rule them all, App Support, and Great Hardware.

    http://www.intomobile.com/2014/01/24...phone-succeed/

    Featured Audio and Video

    Jono Bacon Q&A - 21st Jan 2014

    Jono Bacon presents his latest Q&A session which was originally broadcast on Ubuntu On-Air.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unXOacSvR2k

    Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 22nd Jan 2014

    Michael Hall introduces the first of a new series of Ubuntu Engineering Live sessions with contributions from, amongst others, Martin Albisetti, Alan Pope and Bill Filler.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOjMz6zzRI4

    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, 13.04 and 13.10

    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

    Ubuntu 13.10 Updates



    End of Life - July 2014

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    Additional Ubuntu News

    As always you can find more news and announcements at:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/news

    and

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

    Conclusion

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
    • Paul White
    • Emily Gonyer
    • And many others


    Glossary of Terms

    Other acronyms can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/glossary

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    The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/

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    This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Weekly News Team. If you have a story idea or suggestions for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/lis...untu-news-team and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Ideas. If you'd like to contribute to a future issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, please feel free to edit the appropriate wiki page. If you have any technical support questions, please check http://community.ubuntu.com/help-information/ for more information on where to get help.

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 352

    extraordinary work!
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