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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 372

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 372 for the week June 9 - 15, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu Online Summit 14.06 wraps up
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women at UOS 14.06 Session Summary
    • Jonathan Riddell: Plasma 5 Is Green
    • Ken VanDine: Game Development on Ubuntu with Bacon2D
    • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: 10,000 Users of Ubuntu Phone
    • Jonathan Riddell: Kubuntu on Twitter and Facebook
    • Chris J Arges: manually deploying openstack with a virtual maas on ubuntu trusty (part 1)
    • Canonical News
    • 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, 13.10 and 14.04
    • And much more!

    General Community News

    Ubuntu Online Summit 14.06 wraps up

    This last week the Ubuntu Online Summit for 14.06 was hosted. This included a series of sessions, keynotes, tutorials, introductions and more. We want to highlight the following keynotes and sessions:

    You can always find a list of all the sessions held during the event, along with many of the archived session videos, at

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (110295) +95 over last week
    • Critical (171) +3 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (54786) +141 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: xiaodongjie (, enedil (, Sneetsher (, Elder Geek ( and Fischer (

    Ask (and answer!) your own questions at

    The Planet

    Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women at UOS 14.06 Session Summary

    Svetlana Belkin wrote a nice summary of the activities of the Ubuntu Women Project during the Ubuntu Online Summit, along with the video of their session.

    Jonathan Riddell: Plasma 5 Is Green

    Jonathan Riddell updates us on the current Plasma 5 build, which he has installed and working for the first time. The current build is not compatible with Plasma 1, and thus installation is not recommended if you aren't OK with breakages.

    Ken VanDine: Game Development on Ubuntu with Bacon2D

    Ken VanDine's latest blog post has links to his Ubuntu Online Summit presentation video and slides where he talks about game development with the Bacon2D game engine.

    Ubuntu App Developer Blog: 10,000 Users of Ubuntu Phone

    Michael Hall is excited to announce that there are now more than 10,000 users of Ubuntu on tablets and phones around the world. He writes that considering that all of these users are running beta software on devices which were not intended for Ubuntu, reaching 10,000 unique users is quite exciting and encouraging for the future of Ubuntu phones.

    Jonathan Riddell: Kubuntu on Twitter and Facebook

    Jonathan Riddell is happy to announce that the Kubuntu team now has Twitter and Facebook accounts to go along with their Google+ account. They have also received a fancy SoDash account for easier interactions - send them a tweet or a 'like' today!

    Chris J Arges: manually deploying openstack with a virtual maas on ubuntu trusty (part 1)

    Chris Arges begins the first of a series on setting up a virtual machine to to simulate real-world OpenStack deployments. The first post includes step-by-step tutorials to setup the host machine, install and configure a MAAS server and MAAS nodes.


    Canonical News

    Cueing up users

    Benjamin Keyser explains cues and how they can be harnessed to better communicate with users and encourage them to more fully explore software. He focuses on the bottom edge and the many different ways it can be utilized.

    Instant telecom integration and NFV is now a reality

    Maarten Ectors reports on the demonstration by Metaswitch, Telestax and Canonical at TADHack which showed how a full IMS deployment can be completed in just minutes with free software on any public cloud, rather than the 9-12 months and millions of dollars which was previously required.

    Malta Sprint

    Jouni Helminen updates us on the recent design & engineering sprint which took place on the beautiful island of Malta including many great pictures. With more than 150 people in attendance, designs were refined for new mobile apps including Browser, Camera and the Telephony suite (Dialer, Call, Messaging) as well as tech demos and talks on a range of subjects.

    Making responsive: ensuring performance (13)

    Anthony Dillon continues his "Making responsive" series with his latest post on performance. He includes a 'quick run through' of the ways in which they have improved performance and the corresponding points which were collected as a result.

    In The Press

    Ubuntu to rely on existing fan base before wider launch

    Steve Costello reports live from the Mobile Asia Expo 2014 on Ubuntu and Meizu's plans to leverage their existing fan-bases to create a 'few hundred thousand' advocates for the new platform. Christian Parrino of Canonical said "Only when we have these advocates in the market, when there are people talking about it, will we go into physical retail".

    In The Blogosphere

    14 Apps To Boost Ubuntu

    Matt Hartley of Datamation shares 14 critical apps which he relies on to make Ubuntu work for him. He includes 5 'Apps for Daily Use' and 9 others for 'Everything else.'

    Ubuntu Desktop Next (Unity8) 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Daily ISO Available For Download

    Andrew of Web Upd8 reports on the release of the first 14.10 Utopic Unicorn daily build which includes Unity 8, known as Ubuntu Desktop Next. He reminds us that this is a work-in-progress and that included packages will change in upcoming weeks.

    Ubuntu 14.10 Server Decides On BCache, Other Improvements

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports on upcoming improvements and changes to Ubuntu Server 14.10. Major decisions which the team has recently made include making BCache the preferred choice for caching on Ubuntu Server, and including Facebook's "Scribe" and Meteor in the repository.

    Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

    Andrew Powell of The Linux Rain questions whether Unity is really 'all that bad nowadays.' He is one of many converts over the last year or two who have come to realize just how far Unity has come since its initial release more than 3 years ago. He touches on many of the interesting and useful features of Unity including its many keyboard-friendly attributes, its downfalls (especially related to online-search), and the future of Unity 8.

    Is Canonical Considering a MATE Remix of Ubuntu Linux?

    Chrisopher Tozzi of 'The VAR Guy' reports on the rumours of an upcoming official Ubuntu MATE release.

    Other Articles of Interest

    Featured Audio and Video

    Juju Charm School: Juju Troubleshooting II

    This week the Marco Ceppi, Matt Bruzek, and Charles Butler from the Juju Charmers team presented Juju Troubleshooting II. They dove into some of the more commonly asked questions such as "What happens when my bootstrap node goes away?" and "What if a machine is stuck in provisioning state in my cloud provider?", as well as some tips and tricks for troubleshooting when things go away in Juju.

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

    None, see Ubuntu Online Summit Sessions:

    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

    Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 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 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!


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