Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 480 for the week August 29 - September 4, 2016.

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In This Issue

  • Ubuntu 16.10 Free Culture Showcase - Call for wallpapers
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo Events
  • Pasi Lallinaho: A WordPress theme for Ubuntu community teams
  • Will Cooke: Unity 7 Low Graphics Mode
  • Xubuntu: SRU for 16.04: Intel cursor bug fix released
  • Sebastian Kugler: Plasma at QtCon
  • Daniel Holbach: Snapcraft workshop at Akademy
  • Michael Hall: Sharing is caring, with Snaps!
  • Julian Andres Klode: apt 1.3 RC4 - Tweaking apt update
  • Sebastian Kugler: Announcing the KDE Software Store
  • 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 and 16.04
  • And much more!


General Community News

Ubuntu 16.10 Free Culture Showcase - Call for wallpapers

Nathan Haines invites artists to participate in the Free Culture Showcase by submitting their work to the Ubuntu Free Culture showcase. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to show of their skill by having their work ship as wallpapers with the release of Ubuntu 16.10.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...st/001362.html

Welcome New Members and Developers

==== August 29 Developer Membership Board meeting results ====

On August 29th the the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board voted to approve two "new" developers:



Daniel has been working for a while on the set of cloud images; and his request for upload rights to the ubuntu-cloud packageset (packages used to generate/build/configure cloud images) has been approved. Furthermore, the DMB has agreed to add zerofree and libdumbnet to the packages in the ubuntu-cloud packageset, as also requested by Daniel.



Nish has done a tremendous amount of work on the transition from PHP 5 to PHP 7, as well as on improving the merge workflow for the Ubuntu Server team. His application to join the Ubuntu Core Developers team was unanimously approved.

The DMB congratulates both our applicants as well as thank them for their contributions to Ubuntu.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...st/002549.html

==== Ubuntu Membership 20 UTC Boards Results ====

The Ubuntu Membership board is pleased to announce the following new Ubuntu Member:



https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/002551.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (125239) -44 over last week
  • Critical (381) +19 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (61800) -159 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: Anwar (http://askubuntu.com/users/61218/anwar), Zanna (http://askubuntu.com/users/527764/zanna), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind), heemayl (http://askubuntu.com/users/216503/heemayl) and S.Mohsen sh (http://askubuntu.com/users/576046/s-mohsen-sh)

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:

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

The Planet

Pasi Lallinaho: A WordPress theme for Ubuntu community teams

Pasi Lallinaho talks about the latest iteration of the Ubuntu community teams theme that he's worked to develop for WordPress. In this post he shares a screenshot of what it looks like, some options for customization and instructions for how to set it up on your site.

http://open.knome.fi/2016/08/29/word...mmunity-teams/

Will Cooke: Unity 7 Low Graphics Mode

Will Cooke details recent improvements that have been made to Unity 7's low graphics mode. These improvements will improve the user experience of those running Ubuntu within a virtual machine or using remote desktop solutions. Will provides us with the command lines necessary for enabling these improvements.

http://www.whizzy.org/2016/09/unity-...graphics-mode/

Xubuntu: SRU for 16.04: Intel cursor bug fix released

The Xubuntu team reports that a bug which caused the cursor to disappear after unlock has been fixed in the stable release update (SRU). Thanks is given to the developers and community members who helped test the fix.

http://xubuntu.org/news/sru-16-04-in...-fix-released/

Sebastian Kugler: Plasma at QtCon

Sebastian Kugler tell us about QtCon 2016 which includes KDE's Akademy, Qt Contributor summit, FSFE summit, VideoLan dev days & KDAB's training day.

https://vizzzion.org/blog/2016/09/plasma-at-qtcon/

Daniel Holbach: Snapcraft workshop at Akademy

Daniel Holback provides a sneak preview about his September 7th workshop about creating snaps with Snapcraft. Geared at people who want to learn how to publish software, the workshop will be interactive and needs Ubuntu 16.04 (or later) either on your machine, a VM or from provided USB stick.

https://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2016/09...op-at-akademy/

Michael Hall: Sharing is caring, with Snaps!

Michael Hall blogs about Snaps as a great way to get up-to-date apps without adding loosing security & stability. Nothing though is without costs; and Michael lists isolation and confinement as costs. Snappy devs have restored some flexibility with the use of a new 'content' interface, and Michael test-drives this by outlining his experiences by using the Geany editor, and using plugins from github. He aims to provide enough detail that you'll be able to create 'content interfaces' for your apps.

http://mhall119.com/2016/09/sharing-...ng-with-snaps/

Julian Andres Klode: apt 1.3 RC4 - Tweaking apt update

Julian Andres Klode writes how 'apt update' would often show no progress; then it'd suddenly finish. Julian explains why this so (ie. how apt worked), and how adding priority queues and allowing partial-fill has allowed the progress bar to be more accurate, and actually faster. Julian also tells us how a change caused a break in apt, and some CMake fixes.

https://juliank.wordpress.com/2016/0...ng-apt-update/

Sebastian Kugler: Announcing the KDE Software Store

Sebastian Kugler shares news from the KDE community about the store that's been in development. He writes: "We have great plans for the store, one of them being that we want to offer download (and easy installation) of binary packages through bundled formats such as Flatpak, Snappy and/or AppImage."

https://vizzzion.org/blog/2016/09/an...oftware-store/

Ubuntu Cloud News



Canonical News



In The Blogosphere



Featured Audio and Video



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 and 16.04

Security Updates



Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates



End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates



End of Life - April 2021

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