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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 375


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 375 for the weeks July 7 - 20, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • 12.04.x HWE Stack EOL Notification
    • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) End of Life reached on July 17 2014
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubucon LatinAmerica Speakers! #1
    • Juju 1.20 is out the door!
    • Brightbox now offering official Ubuntu images
    • Jonathan Riddell: Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 announcements
    • The Fridge: New Ubuntu Membership Board Members
    • The Fridge: [Proposed] Ubuntu Online Summit dates: 4-6 Nov 2014
    • Lubuntu Blog: PCManFM 1.2.1
    • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Content Hub to replace Friends API
    • Lubuntu Blog: Box support for MATE
    • Nicholas Skaggs: A new test runner approaches
    • Upstart 1.13 released
    • Unity8 & Mir update July 8 & 15, 2014
    • Canonical News
    • This Feisty Linux Company Has An Interesting Plan To Topple Android
    • In The Blogosphere
    • 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

    12.04.x HWE Stack EOL Notification

    Leann Ogasawara announces the upcoming End of Life for the 12.04.x HWE Stack. She mentions that "on August 7, 2014, the 5th and final point release for 12.04 (ie. 12.04.5) will deliver the kernel and graphics stack derived from 14.04. At that time, security updates and bug fixes for older hardware enablement stacks will no longer be provided."

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ly/000186.html

    Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) End of Life reached on July 17 2014

    Adam Conrad sends a follow-up to the announcement sent out last month, stating that as of July 17th, 2014, Ubuntu 13.10 is no longer supported. "No more package updates will be accepted to 13.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks," he mentions.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ly/000187.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (111254) +495 over last week
    • Critical (170) -4 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (55588) +326 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: Mikolaj Bartnicki (http://askubuntu.com/users/280493/mikolaj-bartnicki), Rana Muhammad Waqas (http://askubuntu.com/users/197678/rana-muhammad-waqas), AthloX (http://askubuntu.com/users/57224/athlox), Creator (http://askubuntu.com/users/288159/creator) and steeldriver (http://askubuntu.com/users/178692/steeldriver)

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

    LoCo News

    Ubucon LatinAmerica Speakers! #1

    Sergio Meneses announces the first round of speakers for UbuCon Latin America this year, including Bhavani Shankar, Marcos Alvarez Costales, Fernando Lanero, Fernando Garcia Amen and Darwin Proano Orellana. The event will be taking place during August in Cartagena, Colombia.

    http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress...ca-speakers-1/

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Juju 1.20 is out the door!

    Jorge Castro announces the release of Juju 1.20, with many improvements, including High Availability, Availability Zone Placement, and improvements to LXC an MAAS components.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2014/07/0...-out-the-door/


    Brightbox now offering official Ubuntu images

    Jorge Castro lets us know that Brightbox is now offering official Ubuntu images for their users to create Ubuntu Cloud instances.

    http://www.jorgecastro.org/2014/07/1...ubuntu-images/

    The Planet

    Jonathan Riddell: Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 announcements

    Jonathan Riddell writes that Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 are almost out of the door and ready for release, and in follow up posts announces the formal release of Plasma 5 and a release event in Barcelona.

    https://blogs.kde.org/2014/07/07/fra...-5-almost-done

    https://blogs.kde.org/2014/07/17/plasma-51-kickoff

    https://blogs.kde.org/2014/07/17/bar...-release-party

    The Fridge: New Ubuntu Membership Board Members

    Elizabeth K. Joseph announces the appointment or membership renewal for the Ubuntu Membership Board.

    • Alan Pope
    • Rick Spencer
    • Marco Ceppi
    • Chris Wayne
    • Svetlana Belkin
    • John Chiazzese
    • C de-Avillez
    • Pablo Rubianes
    • Silver Fox


    Congratulations to the new and renewed members of the team!

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2014/07/07/...ard-members-2/

    The Fridge: [Proposed] Ubuntu Online Summit dates: 4-6 Nov 2014

    Daniel Holbach proposes the dates for the next Ubuntu Online Summit. Holbach also mentions that these are still open for discussion, as there is currently a conflict with another event, and a link to the thread on the ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list where this is being discussed is also included.

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2014/07/08/...-4-6-nov-2014/

    Lubuntu Blog: PCManFM 1.2.1

    Rafael Laguna announces the 1.2.1 release of PCManFM, including fixes for tons of bugs and new implementations.

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014...manfm-121.html

    Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Content Hub to replace Friends API

    Michael Hall lets us know of the migration of the Friends API to the Content Hub. He also writes about consolidating the APIs, as well as what it means for App Developers.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2014/07/...e-friends-api/

    Lubuntu Blog: Box support for MATE

    Rafael Laguna announces the release of the Box theme being natively supported in Lubuntu. It can now be downloaded by anyone who wants to give it a try.

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014...-for-mate.html

    Nicholas Skaggs: A new test runner approaches

    Nicholas Skaggs writes about a new tool inside autopkgtest. He mentions the current problem and solution to this, what it means, and asks everyone for feedback about this new tool.

    http://www.theorangenotebook.com/201...pproaches.html

    Other Community News

    Upstart 1.13 released

    James Hunt announces the 1.13 release of Upstart, listing a summary of the changes.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/up...ly/003313.html

    Unity8 & Mir update July 8 & 15, 2014

    Kevin Gunn lets us know the latest about Unity8 and Mir.

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg08965.html

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg09050.html

    Canonical News

    Ubuntu and open source help the City of Munich save millions

    Read the story of the City of Munich, who migrated 12,000 workstations to Linux in 2012 and saved the city more than 10 million euros.

    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/07/...save-millions/

    "Sometimes the best man for the job isn't."

    Jane Silber writes an article about the woman currently working at Canonical.

    http://blog.canonical.com/2014/07/14...-the-job-isnt/

    Canonical welcomes Brightbox to its Certified Public Cloud Programme as first European partner

    A warm welcome is given to Brightbox as the first European partner to the Certified Public Cloud Programme. Brightbox is now offering official Ubuntu Cloud images.


    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/07/...opean-partner/

    In The Press

    This Feisty Linux Company Has An Interesting Plan To Topple Android

    Julie Bort of Business Insider interviews Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical, about Canonical's plans for mobile in a space with such big competitors and keeping app developers happy.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/canon...android-2014-7

    In The Blogosphere



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E15 - The One with the Thumb

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

    • We take a look at what's been happening in the news:
    • Microsoft seized 22 domain names from no-ip.com...
    • Soofas: benches with solar-powered charging stations...
    • KDE gives up on the low-cost, totally non-proprietary tablet for now...
    • ATVOD regulator requires online video blog to submit to broadcasting regulation...
    • ISPs take GCHQ to court over privacy breaches...
    • Shotwell and Geary free software projects are denied tax-exempt status in the US...
    • Former Merrill-Lynch CEO requests the right to be forgotten by Google...
    • CentOS 7 is released...
    • Open Rights Group launches blocked.org...
    • We also take a look at what's been happening in the community
    • Upcoming OggCamp 2014 news
    • And more!


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2014/07...ith-the-thumb/

    Ubuntu Quality Utopic Hackfest

    Nicholas Skaggs hosts the Quality Hackfest for the Utopic cycle at Ubuntu on Air!.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lAmjBr-Khw

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E16 - The One with the Race Car Bed


    In this week's show:
    • We interview David Hermann about his MiracleCast project...
    • We also discuss:
    • Getting a dashcam...
    • Going to Bruges...
    • Reading a Stephen King book (Pet Sematary) for the first time...
    • And something that we'll never know now...
    • We share some Command Line Lurve: YouTube-Upload to upload videos to YouTube from the command line


    And we read your feedback, including:
    • Simon's link to Seafile
    • "'full screen cast email here when we have permission"'


    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2014/07...-race-car-bed/

    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

    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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    • Elizabeth K. Joseph
    • Jose Antonio Rey
    • And many others


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