Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 366 for the week April 28 - May 4, 2014.

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In This Issue

  • Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) reaches End of Life on May 16 2014
  • Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Ubuntu Honduras in the FLISOL
  • Deploying and managing workloads to POWER8
  • Xubuntu: Xubuntu 14.04 QA Recap
  • Martin Pitt: Booting Ubuntu with systemd: Now in Utopic
  • Bryan Quigley: Help people move to L/Ubuntu from Windows XP!
  • Robie Basak: New in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: nginx 1.4 in main
  • Kubuntu: KDE Applications and Development Platform 4.13
  • Alberto Milone: Hybrid Graphics in Ubuntu 14.04
  • Announcing the winners of the third Ubuntu App Showdown
  • New DVD design for 14.04 LTS
  • 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 10.04, 12.04, 12.10, 13.10 and 14.04
  • And much more!


General Community News

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) reaches End of Life on May 16 2014

Adam Conrad announces that Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) will be retired on 16th May, 2014 after a support cycle which was slightly extended to overlap with the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Adam informs us of the supported upgrade path and links to the upgrade instructions and caveats.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/000183.html

Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Daniel Holbach appeals for nominations of Ubuntu Members to serve on the Ubuntu Membership board. Daniel outlines the requirements needed, tells us how nominations can be submitted, and advises that nominations will be accepted until 1200 UTC on May 12th.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/001971.html

Welcome New Members and Developers

On behalf of the Ubuntu Membership Board, Javier Lopez welcomes two new Ubuntu Members, Alejandro Esperon and John S. Gruber.


  • Alejandro Esperon is part of the Ubuntu Community Council Uruguay,he's been involved with its local team in promoting Ubuntu and has participated actively in the UbuConLa.


  • John S. Gruber is the current maintainer of Lernid and avid tester and programmer who likes fixing bugs in Ubuntu. He has also been a crucial contributor to Ask Ubuntu in the early days.


https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ay/001974.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (109451) +274 over last week
  • Critical (174) -11 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (53915) +94 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: terdon (http://askubuntu.com/users/85695/terdon), digvijay91 (http://askubuntu.com/users/48084/digvijay91), hatter (http://askubuntu.com/users/149979/hatter), Pandya (http://askubuntu.com/users/256099/pandya) and Sneetsher (http://askubuntu.com/users/26246/sneetsher)

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

LoCo News

Ubuntu Honduras in the FLISOL

The Ubuntu Honduras Loco Team was present at the Latin American Free Software Install Fest (FLISOL). The team members gave presentations about using free software tools for game development, web development and open hardware.

http://diegoturcios.blogspot.com/201...in-flisol.html

Ubuntu Cloud News

Deploying and managing workloads to POWER8

Jorge Castro tells us about deploying Ubuntu on IBM's new Power8 architecture, and embeds a couple of videos in his post, writing "No part of this demo is staged; I literally went from nothing to fully deployed in 178 seconds." Jorge concludes his post by saying "This is the power of Juju!"

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2014/05/0...ads-to-power8/

The Planet

Xubuntu: Xubuntu 14.04 QA Recap

The Xubuntu team recap their efforts through the last cycle to expand testing and QA. Highlights include the 50 bugs found in Xubuntu, and the extensive testing accomplished through the xubuntu-testers Launchpad group.

http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-14-04-qa-recap/

Martin Pitt: Booting Ubuntu with systemd: Now in Utopic

Martin Pitt announces that the latest systemd 204-10ubuntu1 is now available on Utopic. He also reminds us that there is no fixed date or deadline when this will be fully released.

http://www.piware.de/2014/04/booting...now-in-utopic/

Bryan Quigley: Help people move to L/Ubuntu from Windows XP!

Bryan Quigley tells us about the ongoing preparations for Cherry Hill Library's upcoming XP to Linux Installfest, including links to the resources - presentation, worksheet, etc - which will be used.

https://bryanquigley.com/converting/...rom-windows-xp

Robie Basak: New in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: nginx 1.4 in main

Robie Basak informs us that with the release of Ubuntu 14.04, nginx is in Ubuntu's main repository for the first time. He tells us about the changes that had to be made to version 1.4 for inclusion, and also from where other versions of nginx can be downloaded.

http://www.justgohome.co.uk/blog/201...-04-nginx.html

Kubuntu: KDE Applications and Development Platform 4.13

The Kubuntu team announce the release of KDE SC 4.13, advising for which versions of Kubuntu the update is available, how to obtain it, and to where bugs should be reported.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-sc-4.13

Alberto Milone: Hybrid Graphics in Ubuntu 14.04

Alberto Milone gives us a quick rundown of the new features related to hybrid graphics in Ubuntu 14.04.

http://albertomilone.com/?p=662


Canonical News

The Ubuntu Scale Out and Cloud Partner Ecosystem expands with IBM Power8

John Zannos writes about IBM's new OpenPOWER Foundation and the new Power8 architecture which it is promoting. He says the foundation has attracted 26 partners, Canonical being one of the most recent.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/the-...th-ibm-power8/

Announcing the winners of the third Ubuntu App Showdown

David Planella announces the winners of the latest Ubuntu App Showdown. David provides screenshots of the winning apps, all of which are available from the app store.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2014/04/...-app-showdown/

New DVD design for 14.04 LTS

Tom Macfarlane of Canonical's design team has released new designs for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr DVDs.

http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...for-14-04-lts/

In The Press

Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress

Chris Hoffman of PCWorld explains some of the basic ins and outs of using Ubuntu to clean up or repair a Windows system, including how to reset passwords, scanning for viruses, and checking the health of the hard drive.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/21470...-distress.html

Top tip, power users - upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

Gavin Clark, writing for The Register, notes that power users may want to think twice about upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04. Gavin says some users who have attempted the upgrade have had to manually reinstall the bootloader on the master boot record of their hard drives.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04...er_user_crash/

In The Blogosphere



Other Articles of Interest



Featured Audio and Video

Jono Bacon Q&A - 29th April 2014

Jono Bacon presents another of his regular Q&A sessions which was first broadcast on Ubuntu on Air!

https://youtu.be/L-QhQ2Gl2n4

Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 30th April 2014

Michael Hall is joined by Kevin Gunn, Michael Sawicz, Thomas Strehl and Alan Pope for another update in the series entitled Ubuntu Engineering Live!

https://youtu.be/Vum5SfMEj4o

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E05 - The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel

Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are in Studio L for Season Seven, Episode Five of the Ubuntu Podcast!

  • We take a look at what's been happening in the news.
  • We also take a look at what's been happening in the community.


We'll be back next week, when we'll interview Michael Meeks and Bjorn Michaelson from The Document Foundation and go through your feedback.

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2014/05...orical-tunnel/

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, 13.10 and 14.04

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 13.10 Updates



End of Life - July 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates


End of Life - April 2019

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