Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 476 for the week July 25 - 31, 2016.

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In This Issue

  • Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 Released
  • Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) End of Life reached on July 28 2016
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo Events
  • Shih-Yuan Lee: Disable Secure Boot in shim-signed
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 9th Edition released!
  • Canonical Design Team: New starter Raul (UX designer) - "I want to challenge myself to do the most difficult things"
  • Canonical Design Team: Developing for Vanilla v1
  • Jorge Castro: Kubernetes v1.3.3 for Ubuntu ready for testing
  • The Document Foundation welcomes Canonical to the project Advisory Board
  • An Ubuntu Touch Lockscreen Refresh
  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 released
  • Canonical News
  • In The Press
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Full Circle Magazine #111
  • 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

Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 Released

Simon Quigley announces the second alpha release of Yakkety Yak. Developers are encouraged to assist in testing and reporting bugs so that the release may move out of the alpha stage. Included in the article are links to download flavor variants of this alpha release.


The following outlets also covered the Alpha 2 release:

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) End of Life reached on July 28 2016

Adam Conrad announces that Ubuntu 15.10 reached the end of its nine month cycle on July 28th. This means that this release will no longer be supported and that no further package updates will be accepted. Adam also provides a link to a tutorial for upgrading to the most recent LTS Ubuntu release.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (124459) +91 over last week
  • Critical (356) -5 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (61304) +22 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: steeldriver (http://askubuntu.com/users/178692/steeldriver), Byte Commander (http://askubuntu.com/users/367990/byte-commander), Pilot6 (http://askubuntu.com/users/167850/pilot6), karel (http://askubuntu.com/users/94914/karel) and elpd (http://askubuntu.com/users/306959/elpd)

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

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

Shih-Yuan Lee: Disable Secure Boot in shim-signed

Shih-Yuan Lee blogs about recent Secure Boot enhancements found in the latest Ubuntu kernel updates. Shih-Yuan shows us how to disable Secure Boot using shim-signed (secure boot chain-loading bootloader), change the BIOS, and finally re-enable Secure Boot.


Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 9th Edition released!

Elizabeth K. Joseph tells us about her work with the newly released 9th edition of Official Ubuntu Book. She discusses challenges in ensuring the book is future-proof and would be correct for two years, the new chapter on "Ubuntu, Convergence, and Devices of the Future," and thanks her co-authors and contributors who helped with this edition of the book.


Canonical Design Team: New starter Raul (UX designer) - "I want to challenge myself to do the most difficult things"

Steph Wilson of Ubuntu Design introduces Raul Alvarez, a new member of the design team working on the Ubuntu convergence story. Steph asks Raul some questions so we can get to know him, including projects he's worked on, what attracted him to Ubuntu and open source, and what UX means to him.


Canonical Design Team: Developing for Vanilla v1

Barry McGee of Ubuntu Design reminds us that Vanilla v1 is scheduled for an early September 2016 release. Vanilla was created over a year ago, and currently averages 1500 downloads a month. Barry outlines what needs to be done between now and the forthcoming major September release.


Jorge Castro: Kubernetes v1.3.3 for Ubuntu ready for testing

Jorge Castro writes about the new Kubernetes release, and the availability of testing under Ubuntu. He walks us through common commands and how to deploy it under Juju.


Other Community News

The Document Foundation welcomes Canonical to the project Advisory Board

The Document Foundation announces that Canonical has joined the TDF projects Advisory Board. Canonical has been an active member since the early days of the TDF, frequently sponsoring the LibreOffice Conference, and it is hoped Canonical will aid the presence of free software (including LibreOffice) inside enterprise and government organizations.


Ubuntu Phone News

An Ubuntu Touch Lockscreen Refresh

Michael Terry shows us a proposed update to the Ubuntu Touch lockscreen and the refresh in design.


Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 released

Lukasz Zemczak announces the release of OTA-12 to the stable channel for Ubuntu Touch. He writes, "We have just copied all OTA-12 images to the stable channels and started the phased upgrade procedures as with every release. This should take less then a whole day and all users should see the update on their phones tomorrow at latest."


The OTA-12 release was also covered in several articles, the following were selected by our editors:

Canonical News

In The Press

Enough About The Free Windows Upgrades Already, These Alternate Operating Systems Are Always Free

Forbes contributor Marco Chiappetta writes about the Windows 10 offers and talks about Ubuntu as an alternative to Windows. He writes, "If you're open to the idea of experimenting with Linux, Ubuntu is an easy recommendation. Ubuntu is one of the more user friendly Linux distributions currently available, of which there are many."


In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine #111

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

This month:

  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Python, Install Software In Debian/Ubuntu, and Program With FreePascal
  • Graphics : Inkscape
  • Linux Labs: Refurbish An Old Computer
  • Book Review: Linux Server Security
  • Ubuntu Games: Tomb Raider

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

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-111

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E22 - Guide to the Galaxy - Ubuntu Podcast

It's Episode Twenty-Two of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, and Martin Wimpress are here again. This week the podcast includes news, community news, upcoming events and "the Snappy Sprint in Germany and visiting nuclear power stations and the like around the South East of the UK."


Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 26th July 2016

Daniel Holbach and Alan Pope host to answer your questions about "Ubuntu, Snappy, Snapcraft, cats & dogs."


Full Circle Weekly News #28

Just a quick message to let you know that Full Circle Weekly News #28 is out: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcas...eekly-news-28/ and, Full Circle Magazine #111 came out a couple of days ago: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-111/

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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