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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 489


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 489 for the week November 21 - 27, 2016.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Ubucon Europe 2016 - Days 2 & 3
    • UbuCon Europe in the retrospective
    • LoCo Events
    • Forums Council: New SuperModerators Appointed
    • Aurelien Gateau: Gwenview Importer is back
    • New snapd 2.18 release and new candidate core snap
    • Canonical News
    • System76 Oryx Pro review: Linux in a laptop has never been better
    • In The Blogosphere
    • 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, 16.04 and 16.10
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Welcome New Members and Developers

    The Kubuntu Team announces that on November 18, 2016 three more members were elected into the Kubuntu community.

    Congratulations to:


    http://www.kubuntu.org/news/welcome-...buntu-members/

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (127631) +190 over last week
    • Critical (406) +4 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (63191) +133 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: muru (http://askubuntu.com/users/158442/muru), mattia.b89 (http://askubuntu.com/users/449817/mattia-b89), Luis Alvarado (http://askubuntu.com/users/7035/luis-alvarado), user.dz (http://askubuntu.com/users/26246/user-dz) and Seth (http://askubuntu.com/users/44179/seth)

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

    LoCo News

    Ubucon Europe 2016 - Days 2 & 3

    Marcos Costales concludes his short series of articles he wrote after his visit to UbuCon Europe and shares further photographs taken during the event. Articles are in Spanish.

    http://thinkonbytes.blogspot.com/201...016-day-2.html
    http://thinkonbytes.blogspot.com/201...016-day-3.html

    UbuCon Europe in the retrospective

    Sujeevan Vijayakumaran shares some details of each day of the recent UbuCon which took place in Essen, Germany noting that 130 people from 15 countries were welcomed. He shows us some photos that were taken during the weekend, and thanks those that helped to organize and sponsor the event. In his conclusion Sujeevan writes: "I'm really glad that so many people said that they liked it and I'm really looking forward for next years UbuCon Europe which will take place in Paris, France!"

    https://svij.org/blog/2016/11/27/ubu...retrospective/

    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

    Forums Council: New SuperModerators Appointed

    The Forum Council write that they pleased to announce that 'Wild Man' and 'DuckHook' have been made SuperModerators having proven themselves as moderators and that they will now take on a more administrative role.

    https://ubuntuforumsorg.wordpress.co...ors-appointed/

    Aurelien Gateau: Gwenview Importer is back

    Aurelien Gateau reports on completion of the port to the Gwenview Importer to KDE Frameworks 5. He says that unfortunately it wasn't done in time for KDE Applications 16.12, but that it's ready for the next release.

    http://agateau.com/2016/gwenview-importer-is-back

    Other Community News

    New snapd 2.18 release and new candidate core snap

    Michael Vogt announces the 2.18 release of snapd that includes new features such as allowing the user to retrieve information about a given snap and find a list of featured snaps, plus a set of new interfaces like LXD and many bug fixes. He says that the release is available directly on github and via the "core" snap in the "candidate" channel.

    https://lists.snapcraft.io/archives/...er/001761.html

    Canonical News



    In The Press

    System76 Oryx Pro review: Linux in a laptop has never been better

    Scott Gilbertson of Ars Technica reviews the System76 Oryx Pro laptop, which he states brings desktop level performance and features, albeit in a somewhat large form factor compared with other laptops like the XPS13.

    http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/201...-linux-laptop/

    In The Blogosphere

    The Station Dock Wants To Bring #Ubuntu Convergence To All Phones

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! discusses Marius Gripsgard's proposed new Station Dock for Ubuntu Touch phones, which is set to be released to Kickstarter in the coming weeks. The dock is set to provide HDMI and USB ports over a single USB OTG connection to the phones, with the target being a low latency convergence experience to Ubuntu Touch phones. Joey expects the device to also support Android phones.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/11/s...-phone-ubports

    Ubuntu to Reject SHA-1-Signed Repos by Default in APT Starting January 1, 2017

    Marius Nestor of Softpedia reports that Debian developer Julian Andres Klode plans to turn off SHA-1 support for APT beginning in January 2017. He says that the change will disable SHA-1 based GPG signatures, and will arrive in Ubuntu 17.04 unstable repositories in the coming days and once verified, it will be implemented for the versions of APT in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10, as well as in Debian.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubunt...7-510462.shtml

    Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Slated for Early December Release for Ubuntu Phones, Tablets

    Marius Nestor, writing for Softpedia, reports that a new OTA (Over-the-Air) update will be coming to the stable channel for supported Ubuntu Touch powered devices during the first week of December. Marius says that the update is primarily related to bug fixes but will bring a new task manager as well.

    http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/ubun...s-510489.shtml

    Meet the Pinebook, a $89 ARM Laptop That Runs Ubuntu

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon, writing for OMG! Ubuntu!, informs us that Pine64 has announced the upcoming release of an inexpensive, low power Linux laptop, the Pinebook featuring 11.6" and 14" models at $89 and $99 respectively. He says that he ARM based laptop will be based on the 2GB Pine A64, and will include 2 USB 2.0 ports, a MicroSD slot, and mini HDMI out.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/11/p...op-runs-ubuntu

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Community Q&A - 22nd November 2016

    Daniel Holbach and Michael Hall host another regular Q&A session on behalf of Canonical's Ubuntu Community Team and as usual they answer questions that are put to them on IRC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv5Ymrpm1fA

    S09E39 - Error Establishing Database Connection - Ubuntu Podcast

    It's Season Nine Episode Thirty-Nine of Ubuntu AU! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Dan Kermac are connected and speaking to your brain.

    We are four once more, thank you Australia!

    In this week's show:

    • We discuss what we've been up to recently
    • We discuss the news
    • We discuss the community news
    • We mention some events


    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

    http://ubuntupodcast.org/2016/11/24/...se-connection/

    Ubuntu Testing Day - 25th November 2016

    Leo Arias hosts the first of a series of weekly Ubuntu On-Air sessions which will deal with testing. Leo's guest this week is Kyle Fazzari who demonstrates the use of snapcraft on Nextcloud.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpi3DgON-pI

    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, 16.04 and 16.10

    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

    Ubuntu 16.10 Updates



    End of Life - July 2017

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    Additional Ubuntu News

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    http://insights.ubuntu.com/

    and

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

    Conclusion

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Paul White
    • Chris Guiver
    • Elizabeth K. Joseph
    • David Morfin
    • And many others


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    Last edited by elizabeth; November 28th, 2016 at 11:36 PM.

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