Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 361
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 361 for the week March 24 - 30, 2014.
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In This Issue
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Final Beta released
- Welcome New Members and Developers
- Ubuntu Stats
- Get involved with App Development during Global Jams!
- Daniel Holbach: Teaching Ubuntu App Development
- Lubuntu Blog: PCManFM actions
- Svetlana Belkin: Ubuntu Scientists Team
- Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Ubuntu App Development events
- Ubuntu Women: Career Days with Laura Czajkowski on Saturday April 5th
- Ubuntu GNOME: Why Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS will not be shipped with GNOME 3.12?
- Colin King: Firmware Test Suite new features for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release
- Ubuntu GNOME: How Can I help Ubuntu GNOME with Testing?
- Canonical News
- In The Blogosphere
- Full Circle Issue #83
- Ubuntu App Dev School Q&A: 26th & 27th March 2014
- Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Season 7 is coming!
- Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10
- And much more!
General Community News
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Final Beta released
Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Adam lists the flavors that have participated in the release, links to the download sites from where images can be obtained, and provides further links for those wishing to participate and help with the release.
Select press and blog articles collected by our editors:
* Ubuntu 14.04 Flavors Release Beta 2 Downloads - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/u...ta-2-downloads
Welcome New Members and Developers
On Monday, March 24th, Stephane Graber announced the results from the latest Ubuntu Developer Membership Board meeting:
Serge Hallyn ( https://launchpad.net/~serge-hallyn ) is now the latest addition to the Ubuntu Core Development team!
- Open (107472) +398 over last week
- Critical (190) +/-0 over last week
- Unconfirmed (53104) +173 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: Sylvain Pineau (http://askubuntu.com/users/32239/sylvain-pineau), terdon (http://askubuntu.com/users/85695/terdon), Luis Alvarado (http://askubuntu.com/users/7035/luis-alvarado), neon_overload (http://askubuntu.com/users/54256/neon-overload) and Avinash Raj (http://askubuntu.com/users/202806/avinash-raj)
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
Get involved with App Development during Global Jams!
Bhavani Shankar reaches out to Local Community Teams asking them if they want to know about App Development in Ubuntu and Ubuntu Touch. Bhavani links to web pages which provide information to those wishing to contribute and concludes his post by saying "Happy learning and happy hacking!"
Daniel Holbach: Teaching Ubuntu App Development
Daniel Holbach talks about getting started developing Ubuntu apps and how to hold an event near you to help others do the same.
Lubuntu Blog: PCManFM actions
Rafael Laguna says the upcoming release of Lubuntu will see many improvements related to 'actions' which will allow users to convert mp3 to ogg, mp4 to avi, and compress jpeg files, and more.
Svetlana Belkin: Ubuntu Scientists Team
Svetlana Belkin discusses her recent efforts to start an Ubuntu Scientists team to encourage and assist scientists interested in working in FOSS/Ubuntu GNU/Linux become a part of the community, much the same as Ubuntu Women team's is focused on involving women in the community.
Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Ubuntu App Development events
Daniel Holbach discusses upcoming Ubuntu App Development events including the Ubuntu Global Jam and 14.04 release parties, how to get involved, available resources, and party planning.
Ubuntu Women: Career Days with Laura Czajkowski on Saturday April 5th
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph writes that Laura Czajkowski, the EMEA Community Manager for MongoDB, will be participating in the Ubuntu Women: Career Days coming up on April 5th. Details for how to attend this chat-based event are included in the post.
Ubuntu GNOME: Why Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS will not be shipped with GNOME 3.12?
Ali Linx answers a few questions to explain why GNOME 3.12 won't be shipped with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. Ali reminds us that the Ubuntu GNOME team's PPA can be used by those wanting the latest version of GNOME.
Colin King: Firmware Test Suite new features for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release
Colin King reports on the new features available in Firmware Test Suite (fwts) for Ubuntu 14.04, including those related to UEFI, ACPI, SMBIOS, architecture, the kernel, and others.
Ubuntu GNOME: How Can I help Ubuntu GNOME with Testing?
Ali Linx of the Ubuntu GNOME Team writes a simple four step process to become involved in testing Ubuntu GNOME. Ali reminds his readers to ask if there is anything that is not understood, and he concludes his post by writing "Without Testing, we would never know whether our system is rock solid or a buggy system."
An Ubuntu PC for everyone in Penn Manor School District, Pennsylvania, USA
Jordan Sherman writes about Penn Manor School District's decision to buy all 1725 of their students Ubuntu laptops, explaining the challenges and considerations which ultimately led to their purchase and use. He estimates that the school has saved $345,000 in licensing fees in the first year alone.
Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu Resources -- beta 2!
Inayaili de Leon Persson writes about the many updates to Ubuntu Resources site now in Beta 2. Improvements include many focused on mid-sized (primarily tablet) screens, the ability to filter searches, and layout and font changes.
Latest from the web team -- March 2014
Inayaili de Leon Persson describes the many changes and updates from the Ubuntu web team, including Ubuntu Resources, Juju GUI, and a localized Chinese Ubuntu site which highlights Ubuntu Kylin.
New committee led by Gluu and ForgeRock to make cloud services instantly safer
Maarten Ectors explains how the new committee which will be led by Canonical's partners Gluu and ForgeRock came to be, and how it plans to develop standards to make the cloud safer for everyone.
In The Blogosphere
Iconic Ubuntu PC Wins Prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG Ubuntu! takes a brief look at the Cirrus 7 PC which has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, a competition held annually since 1954. He writes that there were 40 judges and 4,815 other entries from more than 53 countries, and says "Its high-quality design and industrial charm won praise from the jury."
Why the Guerrilla Launch of Ubuntu Phone Makes Sense for Canonical
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about why established companies were turned down as partners in the first wave of [Ubuntu phone] devices. Joey looks at Canonical's roll-out plan saying about its choice of partners: "Canonical has been astute in its selection."
In Other News
Full Circle Issue #83
Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our eighty-third issue.
- Command & Conquer
- How-To : Backup In Ubuntu, LibreOffice, and MultiSystem.
- Graphics : GIMP G'MIC and Inkscape.
- Review: HomeBank
- Security Q&A
- What Is: CryptoCurrency
* NEW! - Open Source Design
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and a competition!
Get it while it's hot!
Featured Audio and Video
Ubuntu App Dev School Q&A: 26th & 27th March 2014
Daniel Holbach presents two Ubuntu App Dev School Q&A sessions which were initially broadcast on Ubuntu on Air!
http://youtu.be/V6rjpkEUKzA & http://youtu.be/r7bsjHL9sZc
Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Season 7 is coming!
"Just a quick note to say we're coming back with a brand new season of the Ubuntu Podcast, Live on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. Listen to this episode to hear all about it!"
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 13.10
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 13.10 Updates
End of Life - July 2014
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Last edited by elizabeth; April 7th, 2014 at 10:37 PM.