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|| ||Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 229 |
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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 229
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 229 for the week August
15 -21, 2011.
== Links to UWN ==
* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue229
== In This Issue ==
* Dash takes shape for 11.10 Unity
* Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo News
* Randall Ross: Unity. Simplify Your Life.
* Elizabeth Krumbach: News is hard, but we're making it easier
* Mark Shuttleworth: Corporate desktops and Ubuntu
* Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Membership and Developer Surveys
* Canonical ARMs Ubuntu for microserver wars
* Screenshots and Video: New Improved Unity Interface Lands in Ubuntu 11.10
* After 20 Years, Linux Looks Better Than Ever
* Featured Podcasts
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Unity Contributor Report: So long Feature Freeze! ===
As far as features are concerned, 11.10 is now, for all intents and
purposes, set in stone. Now it is all bug fixes and polish, which the
contributors have been working very hard at, as can be seen in this
Unity Contributor Report.
=== Dash takes shape for 11.10 Unity ===
Mark Shuttleworth gives his thoughts on the look and feel of the up
and coming Ubuntu release 11.10. Included is a screenshot showing of
the latest rendering of the Dash.
=== Ubuntu 11.10 Development update ===
Oneiric Ocelot has hit feature freeze, with UI and imminent. Dave
Walker from the Server Team talks about Ensemble, the introduction of
OpenStack into the project, and calls for assistance.
== Ubuntu Stats ==
=== Bug Stats ===
* Open (89202) +340 over last week
* Critical (196) +8 over last week
* Unconfirmed (46585) -538 over last week
As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started,
please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad
=== Translation Stats Oneiric ===
* Spanish (12127) +1373 over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (61878) +9795 over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (63767) +10301 over last week
* German (80756) +1926 over last week
* French (84987) +8480 over last week
Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/ and
=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week ===
* RTFM split view - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28433/
* New features on application's autostart -
* Extend display onto networked devices. -
* A wiki page for each ubuntu release describing known issues and
workarounds - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28415/
* Include a "hide" icon function for a crowded panel -
Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add
your ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or
against another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/
=== Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week ===
* Why has /var/run been migrated to /run? -
* How to enter to the directory with 'cd' command if it has 700
* What is the 'popularity-contest' package for? -
* Deleting a file(s) in secure manner -
* How to automatically fetch missing dependencies when installing
software from .deb? -
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
== LoCo News ==
=== Ubuntu-ca LoCo Project for Global Jam in September 2011 ===
Ralph Janke from the Kitchener/Waterloo chapter of the Ubuntu-ca LoCo
proposes collaborative development of a tool during the Global Jam
that could allow more people to get involved with the community by
helping to automate the packaging process.
=== Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu Global Jam coming soon ===
Laura Czajkowski of the LoCo Council reminds us that the Ubuntu Global
Jam takes place between the 2nd and the 4th of September. At this post
on the Ubuntu LoCo Council blog we can get a clear idea of what the
Jam is all about.
=== Sergio Meneses: Se viene la Ubuntu Global Jam! ===
It is the Ubuntu Global Jam, Sergio writes about how the Ubuntu
Columbia LoCo team is planning for the upcoming Global Jam. In this
post find out how the South American Teams are gearing up for this
Orginal post in Spanish:
=== Nizar Kerkeni: Ubuntu Global Jam Tunisia ===
The Ubuntu Tunisia LoCo Team will be hosting its first Global Jam next
month. This post explains how interested individuals in Tunisia can
join in and participate in this Global community event.
Original Post in French:
== Launchpad News ==
=== Users can now move bugs between projects and distros ===
Users in Launchpad can now change what projects or distributions a bug
affects in a similar fashion to the way they could re-target
== The Planet ==
=== Randall Ross: Unity. Simplify Your Life. ===
Pritpaul Bains and Charlene Tessier of the Ubuntu Vancouver Local
Community announce a guide to using Unity, Ubuntu's new user interface
and offer it for download.
=== Elizabeth Krumbach: News is hard, but we're making it easier ===
Elizabeth Krumbach discusses proposed changes to the Ubuntu Weekly
Newsletter (UWN) workflow in order to better balance the workload and
avoid outages like the recent one from February to May. There are many
changes, including getting help from summary writers.
=== Collin Pruitt: Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) ===
Collin Pruitt offers his opinion into the big changes for 11.10 --
Thunderbird beating out Evolution, LightDM replacing GDM, Unity 2D
ousting Gnome Classic, and Deja Dup as the new backup solution.
=== Ubuntu Arabic, in print! ===
Paul Sladen announces that the beta version of Ubuntu Font Family
Arabic is now in print in a tri-lingual magazine published in Germany.
=== Sebastian Kugler: Release Team Changes ===
The recent Desktop Summit session in Berlin focused on now the KDE
release team performs. This post talks about changes which are being
implemented to make development easier.
=== Mark Shuttleworth: Corporate desktops and Ubuntu ===
In this post Mark Shuttleworth made at his blog, he reminds us that
the corporate desktop is currently being reinvented, and Ubuntu is
leading the market and largely defining these changes.
=== Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Membership and Developer Surveys ===
Jono Bacon, Ubuntu community manager at Canonical, is working on two
surveys to better understand where both Ubuntu Member and Ubuntu
Developer applicants see where the processes and areas can improve.
=== Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Server Certification - Improving SRU Testing ===
In an effort to improve the Ubuntu Server SRU testing process Victor
Palau, Director of Platform Services at Canonical, asks for feedback
from the server community. "If you are running Ubuntu Server, I would
like to hear from you about your experience with SRUs and any serious
hardware-specific regressions that you may have encounter?", writes
=== You In Ubuntu: Interview: Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at
Amber Graner at Ubuntu User magazine interviews Kate Stewart, the
Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical. Kate Stewart discusses what she
does, her open source background, challenges, and more.
=== Canonical Design Team: Quick wallpaper update ===
Iain Ferrell updates the community on the what wallpaper the community
could be seeing in Oneiric. The final selections haven't been made yet
but should be soon. Check out this post to get a sneak peek at the
== In The Press ==
=== Natty Narwhal netbook: The ultimate network administrator toolkit ===
In this article Carla Schroder explores the symbiosis of using a
netbook and Ubuntu to create a must have tool for network
=== Ubuntu's Next Unity Begins to Take Shape ===
As the article explains, "Whatever your thoughts about the current
Unity, however, be prepared to change them..." It goes on to explore
the recent blog post of Mark Shuttleworth about the changes in Unity
coming in 11.10.
=== Canonical ARMs Ubuntu for microserver wars ===
Ubuntu Server 11.10 will be able to run on ARM processors, and plans
for it to be included in the LTS release 12.04 coming in April of
== In The Blogosphere ==
=== Spending the day with an Ocelot ===
Larry the Free Software Guy "doesn't" do a review of the current Alpha
release of Oneiric Ocelot, but he does give us his thoughts on it.
=== [Screenshots and Video] New Improved Unity Interface Lands in
Ubuntu 11.10 ===
The Unity interface has gotten a lot of attention in the up-and-coming
Ubuntu 11.04 release. This blog entry features screenshots and a
screen cast showing off the new interface.
=== Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot Alpha 3 Quick Review ===
Manual Jose took the plunge and installed the Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 on
his machine to give us a review after trying it out for the last two
=== Is Canonical Weighing Other E-Mail Options with Thunderbird? ===
A while ago Canonical commissioned an external usability analysis of
Thunderbird and Evolution to help them decide the default mail client
that would ship with Ubuntu 11.10. In this article the merit of the
two clients are discussed as well as they question if off-line e-mail
clients may becoming obsolete.
=== Introduction To The Ubuntu Unity Desktop ===
HowtoForge takes a quick tour of the Unity interface giving some tips
and tricks on how to increase productivity while using it.
=== Will Ubuntu lead the next generation of Desktop computing? ===
In this article Ubuntu and the change it is trying to bring to desktop
computing is considered in a broader context and identifies several
levels on which Ubuntu is building "the true open source experience
whether for personal use or at enterprise level".
=== Behold The Power Cog [Minor Oneiric update alert] ===
Combine the power and settings icon (and functionality) in Oneiric and
you get the latest change to the Unity interface, the Power Cog.
== In Other News ==
=== 10 Great Free Open-Source Software Advancements In The Past Year ===
As the title suggestions, this article explores FOSS advancements in
the past year, including the launch of Unity, the boot speed
improvements to Ubuntu, and more.
=== After 20 Years, Linux Looks Better Than Ever ===
Katherine-Noyes of PCWorld reflects on the past 20 years of Linux,
discusses a "Linux-based world" and mentions that currently Ubuntu has
come to account for the majority of the Linux distributions used and
the challenges that Linux faces.
=== 11 Milestones In Linux History ===
Robert Strohmeyer at InformationWeek discusses some of the major
moments in the history of Linux in celebration of its 20th birthday
this year, the first release of Ubuntu is among them.
== Featured Podcasts ==
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S04E13 - When Two Worlds Collide ===
Ubuntu UK podcast team combined forces with Linux Outlaws podcast at
OggCamp 11, and recorded a joint podcast at the end of the first day
of the unconference.
=== Full Circle Podcast 23: OGGCamp Part One ===
Listen to Robin Catling reporting some highlights from the first day
of the two-day open-source (and more) unconference OGGCamp 11.
== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==
* Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for August 16th, 2011:
* Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for August 16th, 2011:
* Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for August 19th, 2011:
* Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for August 18th, 2011:
== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==
For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at
== Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 ==
=== Security Updates ===
* [USN-1190-1] DHCP vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1191-1] libXfont vulnerability -
* [USN-1192-1] Firefox vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1192-2] Mozvoikko update -
* [USN-1184-1] Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1189-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1193-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1194-1] Foomatic filters vulnerabilities -
=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===
* samba_3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.15_hppa_translations.tar.gz -
* dhcp3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2011-Augu...
* base-installer 1.86ubuntu2.4 -
* foomatic-filters -
=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===
* libxfont 1:1.4.1-1ubuntu0.1 -
* dhcp3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-Augu...
* base-installer 1.103ubuntu8 -
* foomatic-filters_4.0.4-0ubuntu1.1_armel_translations.tar.gz -
=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===
* libxfont 1:1.4.2-1ubuntu0.1 -
* dhcp3_3.1.3-2ubuntu6.3_powerpc_translations.tar.gz -
* base-installer 1.107ubuntu4 -
* foomatic-filters -
=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===
* libxfont 1:1.4.3-2ubuntu0.1 -
* clamav 0.97.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.04 -
* base-installer 1.116ubuntu3 -
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