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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 365

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 365 for the week April 21 - 27, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • U talking to me?
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • San Francisco Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party
    • Ubuntu Florida 14.04 Release Party photos
    • Charles Profitt: Ubuntu 14.04: Subtle shades of success
    • Robie Basak: New in Ubuntu 14.04: Apache 2.4
    • Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Open Week wrap-up
    • Utopic Unicorn (14.10) is Open for Business
    • Latest from the web team -- April 2014
    • In The Press
    • In Other News
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Monthly Team Reports: March 2014
    • 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

    U talking to me?

    Mark Shuttleworth writes about the latest LTS release and looks ahead to the next release and some of the changes that need to be made. He says that every two years we get the chance to make a fresh start and dream about what the future should look like. Mark concludes his post by saying "Let's get going on the utopic unicorn. Give it stick. See you at vUDS."

    The announcement was also covered by a number of other sites and the following is a sampling selected by our editors:

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (109204) +634 over last week
    • Critical (185) +9 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (53821) +377 over last week

    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

    ==== Most Active Questions ====

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

    People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: mcantsin (, ir-g (, Sylvain Pineau (, Avinash Raj ( and terdon (

    Ask (and answer!) your own questions at

    LoCo News

    San Francisco Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party

    Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph reports on the Ubuntu California's 14.04 release party recently held at AdRoll in San Francisco. Elizabeth describes the events of the evening and thanks everyone who contributed to the event.

    Ubuntu Florida 14.04 Release Party photos

    Michael Hall of the Ubuntu Florida team posts photos from the release party thrown by their team.

    The Planet

    Michael Hall: Make Android apps Human with NDR

    Michael Hall explains the advantages and downfalls related to running Android apps in Ubuntu, compared to code conversions, and finally using NDR to recreate a native Ubuntu app based on an existing Android app.

    Charles Profitt: Ubuntu 14.04: Subtle shades of success

    Charles Profitt has completed moving all of his systems to 14.04, including his laptop which he used for a Boy Scouts presentation on Friday. He also explains how several small tweaks have greatly improved the overall experience in Ubuntu 14.04

    Robie Basak: New in Ubuntu 14.04: Apache 2.4

    Robie Basak talks about the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and the included upgrade to Apache 2.4 from 2.2 which is a 'significant upgrade.' He explains some of the upstream changes as well as packaging changes and some of the new tools included in 14.04.

    Ubuntu Classroom: Ubuntu Open Week wrap-up

    Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph summarizes the sessions that made up the latest Ubuntu Open Week. She says that the event was a huge success, links to the IRC logs and Ubuntu on Air! videos, and thanks everyone who participated.

    Lubuntu Blog: Trusty CD cover

    Rafael Laguna writes that the Lubuntu team is proud to release the new Lubuntu 14.04 CD wallet art. A new CD/DVD cover is provided along with a disc imprint and Lightscribe version - both with and without a hole.

    Benjamin Kerensa: Reddit Scope Leaking User Queries

    Benjamin Kerensa reports on the Reddit Unity Scope currently leaking user dash searches as seen on Reddit's server logs. Benjamin tells us that this is due to not using SSL and that a fix is already underway.

    Other Community News

    Utopic Unicorn (14.10) is Open for Business

    Adam Conrad announces the opening of the repositories for Ubuntu 14.10, warning about problems after the first autosync with Debian. He ends the announcement by saying "So, have fun, happy uploading, and do try to fix two bugs for every one you upload. Ish."

    Canonical News

    Latest from the web team -- April 2014

    Inayaili de Leon writes that although Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been released, the web team are as busy as ever. She lists what the team has worked on over the past few weeks, what the team is currently working on, and tells us how we could join the team if we are an "experienced user experience designer."

    In The Press

    Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Docker: Container virtualization goes mainstream

    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet explains why both Red Hat and Canonical are excited about container virtualization and, specifically, Docker. Dustin Kirkland, Canonical's Cloud Solutions Product Manager says "For me, Docker is just that sort of game changing, hyper-innovative technology that, at its core, somehow seems straightforward, beautiful, and obvious."

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

    Scott Gilbertson of The Register reviews Ubuntu 14.04, calling it "not just a great LTS release, but perhaps the best version of Ubuntu yet." Points in Ubuntu's favor include options for menu-in-the-window and the overall design, which has come a long ways since the last LTS release 2 years ago.

    Server from IBM, Google, others part of effort to best Intel in data centers

    Writing for CNET, Brooke Crothers explains IBM's new computer architecture, the Power8 chip which was just launched on Wednesday. Perhaps most significantly the OpenPower Foundation, a group including both Google and Nvidia, are already taking steps to make systems based on Power8 available.

    Two weeks with Sol's solar-powered laptop

    Mariella Moon of Engadget reviews Sol's new solar-powered laptop, which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu. It's a hefty 6+ pounds, due in large part to the 2+ pound solar array which can be detached from the top of the lid. Its overall performance leaves something to be desired, though not surprising, given the price ($375-400).

    In The Blogosphere

    In Other News

    Full Circle - Issue #84

    Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our eighty-fourth issue.

    This month:

    • Command & Conquer
    • How-To : Python, Establish An OpenVPN Connection, and Put Ubuntu On A Mac.
    • Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
    • Review: Arduino Starter Kit
    • Security Q&A
    • What Is: CryptoCurrency
    • NEW! - Open Source Design

    plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and another competition!

    Get it while it's hot!

    Other Articles of Interest

    Featured Audio and Video

    Getting Acquainted with the Juju Review Queue and Process

    Jose Antonio Rey hosts an Ubuntu Open Week session in which Charles Butler looks at the Juju Review Queue and the process of getting charms into the Juju Charm Store.

    Ubuntu Engineering Live! - 23rd April 2014

    Michael Hall is joined by Alan Pope, Kevin Gunn, Michael Sawicz and Bill Filler for another Engineering Live! session which was originally broadcast on Ubuntu on Air!

    Get started contributing to Ubuntu Core Apps

    Alan Pope and David Planella host an Ubuntu Open Week session on the topic of contributing to the development of Ubuntu Core apps.

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E04 - The One with All the Haste

    We're back with Season Seven, Episode Four of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are drinking tea and eating Simnel cake in Studio L.

    In this week's show:

    • We discuss the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.
    • We also discuss installing DD-WRT on a router, playing with a new Chromecast, breaking a new quadcopter, doing a first 'commit' and first 'pull request' on Github, and raising money for a charity trip to Malawi.
    • We share some Command Line Lurve: dpkg -S '/boot/*' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq from @climagic.
    • And we read your feedback.

    LoCo Teams Update - 26 April 2014

    Jose Antonio Rey is joined by Nathan Haines for another LoCo Teams Update which was originally broadcast on Ubuntu on Air! Topics discussed include the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and becoming an Ubuntu member.

    Monthly Team Reports: March 2014

    See here for the team report for March 2014:

    If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started:

    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

    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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    Additional Ubuntu News

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    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!


    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

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