Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 471 for the week June 20 - 26, 2016.

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In This Issue

  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Arizona Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Release Party 3.0 Final Report
  • Upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 presentations in Felton and San Francisco
  • Announcing Ubuntu at Texas Linux Fest 2016
  • Daniel Holbach: Being among the first in a new community
  • Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Classic, apt-based Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server on the rpi2!
  • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Snapd 2.0.9: full snap confinement on Elementary 0.4
  • Kubuntu: Kubuntu Dojo 2 - Kubuntu Ninjas
  • Xubuntu: Looking for memorable and fun Xubuntu stories!
  • Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Host your own SNAP store!
  • Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Full Circle Magazine #110
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04
  • And much more!


General Community News

Welcome New Members and Developers

On behalf of the Ubuntu Forums Council, David Pires writes to inform that vasa1's application for Ubuntu Membership was accepted:



https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/002501.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (123572) +173 over last week
  • Critical (370) +7 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (60919) +115 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: Byte Commander (http://askubuntu.com/users/367990/byte-commander), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind), Victoralm (http://askubuntu.com/users/260670/victoralm), heemayl (http://askubuntu.com/users/216503/heemayl) and Sneetsher (http://askubuntu.com/users/26246/sneetsher)

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

LoCo News

Arizona Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Release Party 3.0 Final Report

MajB writes a summary on their Xenial Xerus release party which was held on April 21, 2016. He raves that the party was a success. He states that there were technical discussions about systemd, writing ISOs to USB sticks, and plans for the future.

http://azloco.com/node/241

Upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 presentations in Felton and San Francisco

Elizabeth K. Joseph provides us with details concerning her upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 presentations in Felton and San Francisco. The article contains details concerning where and when the presentations will be held in addition to an RSVP link for the San Francisco release party in July.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/002737.html

Announcing Ubuntu at Texas Linux Fest 2016

Jose Antonio Rey announces that Ubuntu will have a presence at Texas Linux Fest 2016, July 8-9th. He states that there will be Ubuntu computers, as well as some Nexus 4 phones running Ubuntu to demonstrate convergence.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/000720.html

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:



Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Planet

Daniel Holbach: Being among the first in a new community

Daniel Holbach tells us about Snappy Playpen; a project where early snap contributors hung out and thrashed out ideas and problems, and even had fun. Daniel lists some of the achievements before inviting you to come join the fun in week 3 concentrating on server apps and electron based apps. Finally Daniel thanks those involved.

https://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2016/06...new-community/

Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Classic, apt-based Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server on the rpi2!

Dustin Kirkland blogs about Ubuntu Core being the "snappiest way" to run Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi 2. If however you still want to run the classic apt/deb, Dustin provides instructions to download and write to microSD the Pi image with further instructions about its use.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/...tu-server.html

Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Snapd 2.0.9: full snap confinement on Elementary 0.4

David Calle writes that a new snapd is heading to your 16.04 systems, and outlines the included changes, and what's coming in the next snapd release (and available if you want to install from source).

http://developer.ubuntu.com/en/blog/...elementary-04/

Kubuntu: Kubuntu Dojo 2 - Kubuntu Ninjas

Are you interested in being a developer? then come join the Kubuntu Dojo on Thursday June 30 @ 1800 UTC. This is the second free course and covers Debian & Ubuntu packaging. Read for details.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-...ubuntu-ninjas/

Xubuntu: Looking for memorable and fun Xubuntu stories!

To celebrate Xubuntu's tenth birthday a new campaign and competition is being announced. If you have a fun or memorable Xubuntu story you may wish to enter the competition. Prizes are five sets of Xubuntu stickers from UnixStickers.com with two also receiving Xubuntu t-shirt.

http://xubuntu.org/news/looking-memo...buntu-stories/

Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Host your own SNAP store!

Dustin Kirkland provides us with an overview of how to setup a SNAP store on any platform that supports SNAPs. This guide reveals how simple it is to create and use SNAP stores to distribute software across Ubuntu devices.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/...nap-store.html

Other Community News

Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Svetlana Belkin announces that seven members of the Membership Board are nearing the end of their two year term, and a call out for members who'd like to be considered for the Board to apply/be nominated. What's required and how to apply is detailed, and applications close July 1st @ 12:00 UTC.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2016/06/20/...nominations-4/

Ubuntu Cloud News



In The Blogosphere

Why You Should Use Ubuntu LTS

Matt Hartley of Datamation writes that "one of the most common issues I see among newer Linux users is the desire to upgrade their distribution needlessly to a new bleeding-edge version." In this article he lets us know why people would be "better off" sticking to a stable version, citing an Ubuntu LTS, that has been out for a while.

http://www.datamation.com/open-sourc...ntu-lts-1.html

Canonical changes the game by announcing universal snap packages

"Canonical had a game changing announcement up its sleeve, one that could seriously shift the Linux landscape." Jack Wallen explains why universal snap packages are a major step forward for Linux and open source.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...snap-packages/

Shuttleworth Doesn't Expect Other OSes to Want to Fetch Snaps from Ubuntu Store

Marius Nestor of Softpedia reports on Mark Shuttleworth's responses to criticism over the the Snappy server not being released with the broader Snaps announcement. He writes that according to Mark Shuttleworth, "the simplest approach for application developers to deliver their apps as Snaps from their own store would be to offer them over HTTP."

http://news.softpedia.com/news/shutt...e-505601.shtml

Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 + Latest Open-Source Driver Code

Michael Larabel of Phoronix shares the results of his latest tests of the Intel Skylake graphics on Windows versus the latest open source drivers on Ubuntu 16.04. After sharing a series of results, he writes: "While the open-source Intel driver stack is getting faster in some of the tests with Linux 4.7 and Mesa 12.1-dev, the Linux numbers across the board for GpuTest were noticeably slower compared to Windows 10 Pro x64 with the latest Intel proprietary driver."

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-mesa121&num=1

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine #110

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of issue one hundred and ten.

This month:
  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Python, Install Ubuntu with Clonezilla & VirtualBox, and Migrating From VAX
  • Graphics : Inkscape
  • Linux Labs: Ubuntu on my Chromebook and Small LTSP Installation Pt. 2
  • Book Review: Learn to program with Minecraft
  • Ubuntu Games: Dota 2 Reborn, and Vassal


plus: News, Q&A, and soooo much more.

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-110

Other Articles of Interest



Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 21st June 2016

Watch the Ubuntu Community Team in their regular weekly Q&A

Links they posted on irc include:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2WPneq8isk

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E17 - Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother - Ubuntu Podcast

"It's Episode Seventeen of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, Martin Wimpress, and Mycroftare here and speaking to your brain."

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2016/06/23/...arter-brother/

Full Circle Weekly News #23

Just a quick message to let you know that Full Circle Weekly News #23 is out:
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcas...eekly-news-23/
and, Full Circle Magazine #110 came out a couple of days ago: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-110

The show is also available via:
RSS: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/feed/podcast
Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85347&refid=stpr
TuneIn Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Full-Circle-...-News-p855064/
and PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/the-full-circle-weekly-news

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 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04

Security Updates



Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates



End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates



End of Life - July 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates



End of Life - April 2021

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