Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 474 for the week July 11 - 17, 2016.

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In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations: Call Number Two
  • Bug 1602344 opened against the CoC for more explicit condemnation of harassment
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Ubuntu Women Day in South Florida
  • LoCo Events
  • Svetlana Belkin: The Ubuntu Community Wants YOU to Join the Membership Board!
  • Michael Hall: My day of convergence
  • Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu Bug Day
  • Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums
  • Workshop on Women in Free Software
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In The Blogosphere
  • 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

Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations: Call Number Two
Elizabeth K. Joseph reports that Svetlana Belkin has reissued her call for nominations to the Ubuntu Membership Board. She confirms the requirements for nominees and that the deadline for nominations is July 25th.


Bug 1602344 opened against the CoC for more explicit condemnation of harassment

C de-Avillez lets us know about the recent bug opened against the Ubuntu Code of Conduct following the recent discussions about clarifying the Code of Conduct for anti-harassment and other issues.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (124037) +157 over last week
  • Critical (357) -3 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (61114) +61 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),
Zanna (http://askubuntu.com/users/527764/zanna),
Pilot6 (http://askubuntu.com/users/167850/pilot6),
Tejas Ghalsasi (http://askubuntu.com/users/284925/tejas-ghalsasi)
Serg (http://askubuntu.com/users/295286/serg)

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

LoCo News

Ubuntu Women Day in South Florida

In collaboration with Ubuntu Florida and Girl Develop It, Aaron Honeycutt announces the public July 20th Ubuntu Women Day 2016 event "to highlight and encourage women in IT at Keiser University" in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA.


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:


The Planet

Svetlana Belkin: The Ubuntu Community Wants YOU to Join the Membership Board!
Svetlana Belkin announces an extension to the call for nominees to the Membership Board until 25 July 2016. She advises that seven members are expiring from their two year seats but as only seven others have been nominated further nominees are being sought. As a Community Council member, she explains the value of serving and how to go about it.


Michael Hall: My day of convergence

Michael Hall explains how being forced to use his phone as his main device for a work day was pleasantly surprising. Although some areas can be improved, it has matured to the point that you can run desktop applications on the phone.


Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu Bug Day
Simon Quigley announces a day of bug triage for Lubuntu on 26 July 2016. He explains the process for finding bugs and triaging them. Additionally, he invites those curious to join an Ubuntu On Air session 25 July 2016 at 1900 UTC to present this in more detail and answer questions. Let's make Lubuntu better!


Other Community News

Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums

Jane Silber reveals the details concerning a recent security breach of the Ubuntu Forums. She details the corrective measures taken as well as the results of the investigation surrounding the SQL injection-driven incident. She assures us that no user passwords were exposed, nor was the attacker able to escalate privileges beyond read access of the database.


Workshop on Women in Free Software
Rebeka Mukherjee writes about the recent WWFS-FWD 2016 event at Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, India. She gives a day by day rundown of speakers and workshops geared toward encouraging women in and joining open source communities. The event was organized with the help of Ubuntu Women and the Fedora Project.


Ubuntu Cloud News

Trying out LXD containers on Ubuntu on DigitalOcean, with block storage
Simos Xenitellis provides an overview of how to use the recently released DigitalOcean block storage support system. He also informs us of the pricing scheme for the storage solution.


How to install LXD containers on Ubuntu on Scaleway

Simos Xenitellis writes on how to install LXD on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS provided by Scaleway. He takes us through step-by-step on getting ZFS compiled and the rest of the steps needed, then launches a container.


Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

Snapd 2.0.10 Improves Usability of Media Player Snaps

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! explains how an update to Snapd 2.0.10 makes it possible for apps like VLC and media player to interface with the Ubuntu system itself. He says that this provides greater usability and control.


Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 and OTA-13 Brings Libertine Improvements

Munawar Gul, writing for HQ Grand Prairie, tells us of the soon-to-be-released OTA-12 update of Ubuntu Touch, and improvements coming in the future OTA-13 which is under development, including a big update for Libertine.


Meizu Sets Sail to Introduce the MX6 Ubuntu Edition

Lamin Kanteh, writing for The Droid Review, reports on the Meizu phone hardware with different chipsets, leading to the MX6 Ubuntu series
model expected to be released on July 19, 2016.


Mycroft AI Intelligent Personal Assistant Gets Major Update for GNOME Desktops

Marius Nestor of Softpedia tells us of an update (0.1.2) for the Mycroft AI intelligent personal assistant GNOME extension written by Aditya Mehra. Updates include a improved installer script, updated UI and other improvements. A KDE Plasma version is also available but it's an alpha release. Link to the project and video provided.


Watch X11 Apps Running on Mir in Ubuntu 16.10

Joey-Elijah Sneddon, writing for OMG! Ubuntu!, introduces a video (uploaded by Popescu Sorin) that shows how X11 apps are installed and how they look with Unity 8 and Mir on Ubuntu 16.10 with a Libertine container.


5 Open Source Tools in Ubuntu Linux that Make Life Easier

Christopher Tozzi from The VAR Guy, details five aspects of Ubuntu that he considers lifesavers. Among these are easily migratable home partitions, lack of concern about viruses, the mighty GNU `grep` command, virtual desktops, and the powerful PDF toolkit, `pdftk`. He compares these to less-reasonable alternatives in the commercial world.


Improved Unity Desktop Performance in Low Graphics Mode On The Way

Joey-Elijah Sneddon, of OMG! Ubuntu!, explains the changes to Compiz, set to land in the near future in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that will improve performance in low graphics mode. He describes these changes will disable animations and fade effects, reduce shadows, and limit transparency.


Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 12th July 2016

David Calle and Daniel Holbach host this week's Ubuntu Community Team Q&A to answer questions provided to them over IRC.


Juju Office Hours, 15 July

Jorge Castro, Corey Johns, Pete Vander Giessen, Kevin Monroe, and Marco Ceppi participate in the Juju Office Hours which took place on 15 July where they talked about the latest news and updates from the Juju community.


Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E20 - Dad's Old Bits - Ubuntu Podcast

It's Episode Twenty of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week's show:

  • We discuss the potential demise of 32-bit Ubuntu images.
  • We also discuss working from home because of car troubles and becoming an Ubuntu Member.
  • We share a Command Line Lurve, gotty, which enables you to share your terminal as a web application.
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback - thanks for sending it - please keep sending it!

That's all for this week! If there's a topic you'd like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to show@ubuntupodcast.org.


Full Circle Weekly News #26
Just a quick message to let you know that Full Circle Weekly News #26 is out: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcas...weekly-news-26 and, Full Circle Magazine #110 came out a couple of weeks ago:

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Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

nspr 4.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025411.html
nss 2:3.23-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025412.html
libgd2 2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-6ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025413.html
libgd2 2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-6ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025414.html
nspr 4.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025415.html
nss 2:3.23-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025416.html
avahi 0.6.30-5ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025417.html
sbsigntool 0.6-0ubuntu4~12.04.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025418.html
pidgin 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025419.html
pidgin 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.7 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025420.html
flashplugin-nonfree - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025421.html
adobe-flashplugin 1:20160712.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025422.html
flashplugin-nonfree - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025423.html
linux 3.2.0-106.147 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025424.html
linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 3.2.0-106.98 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025425.html
linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 3.2.0-106.98 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025426.html
linux-meta - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025427.html
linux 3.2.0-106.147 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025428.html
linux-meta - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025429.html
linux-ti-omap4 3.2.0-1484.111 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025430.html
linux-meta-ti-omap4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025431.html
linux-ti-omap4 3.2.0-1484.111 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025432.html
linux-meta-ti-omap4 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025433.html
linux-meta-armadaxp - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025434.html
linux-armadaxp 3.2.0-1669.95 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025435.html
linux-armadaxp 3.2.0-1669.95 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025436.html
linux-meta-armadaxp - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025437.html
linux-signed-lts-trusty 3.13.0-92.139~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025440.html
linux-lts-trusty 3.13.0-92.139~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025438.html
linux-signed-lts-trusty 3.13.0-92.139~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025439.html
linux-meta-lts-trusty - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025441.html
linux-lts-trusty 3.13.0-92.139~precise1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025442.html
linux-meta-lts-trusty - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025443.html
linux-lts-trusty_3.13.0-92.139~precise1_amd64.tar.gz - - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025444.html
libarchive 3.0.3-6ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025445.html
adobe-flashplugin 1:20160712.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025446.html
libarchive 3.0.3-6ubuntu1.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ly/025447.html

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates

End of Life - 28 July 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2021


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