Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 369
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 369 for the week May 19 - 25, 2014.
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In This Issue
- Ubuntu is the leading OpenStack distribution
- Ubuntu Stats
- Ubuntu 14.04 Presentations at FeltonLUG and BALUG
- Ubuntu Ohio Team Update: May 22, 2014
- Cloudbase Solutions Partnership
- Ubuntu Cloud Documentation - 14.04LTS
- Xubuntu: Screen locking in Xubuntu 14.04
- Jono Bacon: Goodbye Canonical, Hello XPRIZE
- Sebastian Kugler: Locale changes in Plasma Next
- Michael Hall: App Developer Sprint
- Svetlana Belkin: Ubuntu Scientists Team Update: May 23, 2014
- Lubuntu Blog: LXQt-Admin: System admin tools for LXQt arrived
- Ubuntu Women: Phase 2 of ProjectHarvest
- Unity8 & Mir update May 20, 2014
- Canonical News
- In The Blogosphere
- Other Articles of Interest
- Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E08 - The One with the Yeti
- Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04
- And much more!
General Community News
Ubuntu is the leading OpenStack distribution
Mark Shuttleworth writes about some of the highlights from the recent OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, including: with 55% of the market share, Ubuntu is the leading OpenStack distribution, vendors are focused on interoperability through Canonical's OpenStack Interop Lab (OIL) and the news that Juju and MAAS are growing support for Windows and CentOS.
- Open (110101) +193 over last week
- Critical (181) +9 over last week
- Unconfirmed (54457) +172 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
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People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Jobin (http://askubuntu.com/users/72576/jobin), Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), karel (http://askubuntu.com/users/94914/karel), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind) and nastys (http://askubuntu.com/users/55031/nastys)
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
Ubuntu 14.04 Presentations at FeltonLUG and BALUG
Elizabeth K. Joseph shares details, photos and slides from two recent presentations about the latest features in Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, server, tablet and Xubuntu at a couple of Linux Users Group Meetings in California.
Ubuntu Ohio Team Update: May 22, 2014
Svetlana Belkin relays a message from Stephen Michael Kellat informing the Ubuntu Ohio team that the three team deputies have now been granted administrative access to the team due to his current reduced ability to fulfill that role.
Ubuntu Cloud News
Cloudbase Solutions Partnership
Dustin Kirkland announces a partnership with Cloudbase Solutions for bringing Windows support in Juju and MaaS. He goes on to present the addition of Juju charms that have come from this partnership, including ones for: Active Directory, IIS, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Hyper-V OpenStack Compute.
Ubuntu Cloud Documentation - 14.04LTS
Canonical announces the availability of new documentation "to describe best practice in deploying a production grade installation of OpenStack using current Canonical technologies, including bare metal provisioning using MAAS, service orchestration with Juju and system management with Landscape."
Xubuntu: Screen locking in Xubuntu 14.04
The Xubuntu team presents light-locker, the new screenlocking technology that replaces xscreensaver and is now in use for the 14.04 release. The post explains the benefits of this new software, how to configure it, some changes in behavior from xscreensaver and how to revert if you prefer xscreensaver.
Jono Bacon: Goodbye Canonical, Hello XPRIZE
Jono Bacon announces his departure from Canonical coming up on May 29th in order to pursue an exciting opportunity with XPRIZE. Jono stresses that he is not leaving over any issues with Ubuntu or the community and that "the relationship with community at Canonical has not changed at all." He concludes by saying that he will be doing his last Q&A session on Tuesday 27th May 2014 at 6pm UTC on Ubuntu On Air.
Sebastian Kugler: Locale changes in Plasma Next
Sebastian Kugler describes some of the Locale (language, country and any special variant preferences) improvements to KDE's Plasma that will result in less duplication of code and and more compatibility across applications.
Michael Hall: App Developer Sprint
Michael Hall writes about the work completed this past week at an App Developer Sprint in Malta, where he says many people attending, including "designers, SDK developers, QA folks and, which excited me the most, several of the Core Apps developers from our community!" Michael shares that the event was a lot of work for everyone involved and says: "I was particularly pleased to see the community guys jumping right in and thriving in what could have very easily been an overwhelming event. Not only did they all accomplish a lot of work, fix a lot of bugs, and implement some new features, but they also gave invaluable feedback to the developers of the toolkit and tools. They never cease to amaze me with their talent and commitment."
Svetlana Belkin: Ubuntu Scientists Team Update: May 23, 2014
Svetlana Belkin reports on the results from the first Ubuntu Scientists meeting which occurred on May 23rd. The small team has so far been able to make plans for monthly meetings, put thought into might do a vUDS 14.06 track, working on some of the goals defined on the wiki and plans for what pages should be added to their team pages.
Lubuntu Blog: LXQt-Admin: System admin tools for LXQt arrived
Rafael Laguna reports on the Lubuntu Blog that a new component, lxqt-admin has landed in the team's git repository. He shows us a couple of screenshots of the tools and says "We know that LXQt is not good enough, but it will getting better and better."
Ubuntu Women: Phase 2 of ProjectHarvest
Svetlana Belkin advises that the Ubuntu Women team has decided that Project Harvest will be restarted, and is now at Phase 2. She says they are now looking for Python developers, provides links for further information, and an e-mail address to register interest.
Other Community News
Unity8 & Mir update May 20, 2014
Kevin Gunn gives an update, on the ubuntu-phone mailing list, of the latest changes and improvements being made to Unity8 and Mir. His update includes a new Qt PPA, new split greeter and infographics, reworking of trusted sessions and improvements to error support.
In The Blogosphere
Other Articles of Interest
Featured Audio and Video
Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E08 - The One with the Yeti
In this week's show:
- We interview Graham Morrison from Linux Voice.
- We also discuss Beards and shaving, Getting close to sending Tony up a mountain in Malawi, Reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Getting a year older, Playing with Github Pages, Upgrading the podcast VPS to the bleeding edge of 12.04 (no, it's not a typo)
- We share some Command Line Lurve: betty. A command line Siri. Kinda.
- And we read your feedback.
We'll be back next week, so please send your comments and suggestions to: email@example.com
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, 13.10 and 14.04
Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
End of Life - April 2015 (Server)
Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
End of Life - April 2017
Ubuntu 13.10 Updates
End of Life - July 2014
Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
End of Life - April 2019
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Last edited by elizabeth; June 3rd, 2014 at 12:35 AM.