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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 230
by Nathan Handler

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 230 for the week August
21 - 27, 2011.

== Links to UWN ==

* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue230

== In This Issue ==

* Ubuntu 11.10 Development update
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo News
* Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties
* Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu ARM Servers -- At last!!!
* Amber Graner: The New Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback
* Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour
* Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover
* March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux
* 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 ==

=== New Asia and Oceania Membership Board Members ===

The Community Council announces the three new members for the Asia and
Oceania Membership Board: Jared Norris, Eleanor Chen and oneleaf.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2011-August/001378.html

=== Call for votes: Vacant Developer Membership Board seat ===

All members of the ~ubuntu-dev team have been contacted to vote on the
four nominees for the vacant Developer Membership Board seat. Voting
closes on September 6th.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2011-August/000889.html

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Development update ===

Daniel Holbach speaks with developers to learn what they're most
excited about regarding the 11.10 release, mentions the upcoming
Ubuntu Global Jam, reviews some work that still needs to be done on
11.10 and interviews new contributor Daniel van Vugt. He wraps up this
post by providing resources on how to get involved with Ubuntu
Development.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/08/25/ubuntu-11-10-development-update-7/

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

    * Open (89435) +233 over last week
    * Critical (188) -8 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (46472) -113  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 (18103) +5976 over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (51591) -10287 over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (58380) -5387 over last week
* French (79403) -5584 over last week
* German (83025) +2269 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/ and
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

=== Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week ===

* How can I convert a folder of .pngs to .jpgs while preserving the
transparent background? -
http://askubuntu.com/questions/58715/how-can-i-convert-a-folder-of-pngs-to-jpgs-while-preserving-the-transparent-bac
* How to use SSH? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58539/how-to-use-ssh
* How can I create a zip archive of a whole directory via terminal
without hidden files? -
http://askubuntu.com/questions/58889/how-can-i-create-a-zip-archive-of-a-whole-directory-via-terminal-without-hidden-f
* Batch rename files - http://askubuntu.com/questions/58546/batch-rename-files
* Can a server handle simultaneous shell commands? -
http://askubuntu.com/questions/58946/can-a-server-handle-simultaneous-shell-commands

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Soren Bredlund Caspersen: Marmelade ===

Soren announces the upcoming Global Jam event in Kobenhavn, Denmark
taking place at Carlton Restaurant, Cafe and Bar on September 3rd.

http://soerenbredlundcaspersen.dk/2011/08/20/marmelade/

=== Efrain Valles: Maracaibo is Jamming again ===

Efrain announces the upcoming Global Jam event in Maracaibo, Venezuela
and provides links to the spreadubuntu.com designs they used to create
the poster for their event.

http://effiejayx.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/maracaibo-is-jamming-again/

=== Charlene Tessier: I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor! ===

Charlene brings others from around the world to the Vancouver Natty
Release party by sharing a video she assembled with Pitivi Video
Editor from photos taken by attendees, complete with photos of their
signature Ubuntinis!

http://frenchfortunecookie.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/i-bet-you-look-good-on-the-dance-floor/

=== Ubuntu LoCo Council: Ubuntu 11 .10 Release Parties ===

http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/2011/08/22/ubuntu-11-10-release-parties/

=== Paul Tagliamonte: Cleveland Bug Jam! ===

After a short break, the Cleveland ReLoCo (Really LoCo) is back! This
Global Jam, they'll be doing bugs and docs.

http://blog.pault.ag/post/9250619740/cleveland-bug-jam

=== Randall Ross: No Team Nearby? You Can Still Jam! ===

Randall wants to make it as easy as possible for folks to register
Global Jam events, even when there may not be a full team nearby to
work with. In this post he offers a link to a form which he'll use to
help you get your event organized.

http://randall.executiv.es/ugj-o-9

=== Paolo Sammicheli: Ubuntu Global Jam: Italy ===

Paolo announces the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in Pistoia, Italy in
collaboration with the Pistoia Linux User Group. The event will be
taking place from 15:00 to 19:00  on Saturday, September 3rd at
Circolo ARCI Bonelle in Pistoia.

http://xdatap1.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/ubuntu-global-jam-italy/

=== Darcy Casselman: Ubuntu Global Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo ===

Darcy discusses plans for the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam in
Kitchener-Waterloo on September 3rd where they'll work on "usual
upgrade and install testing, bug triage, documentation work and so on"
plus plans to build a new GUI packaging tool.

http://www.flyingsquirrel.ca/index.php/2011/08/26/ubuntu-global-jam-in-kitchener-waterloo/

=== David Wonderly: Ubuntu Global Jam - San Diego ===

David announces an Ubuntu Global Jam in San Diego, California at Cafe
Libertalia on September 3rd.

http://www.wonderly.com/?p=92

== Launchpad News ==

=== Beta testers: try the new person picker ===

Improvements are now being tested for the "person picker" which is the
dialog used when you search for a user in Launchpad. You will be able
to see more information about the person before selecting them,
including IRC nickname and public email address.

http://blog.launchpad.net/coming-features/beta-testers-try-the-new-person-picker

=== Matthew Revell is the new Launchpad Product Manager ===

Francis J. Lacoste of the Launchpad blog announces Matthew Revell as
the new Launchpad Project Manager. Matthew will be communicating his
plans for Launchpad soon.

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/matthew-revell-is-the-new-launchpad-product-manager

== The Planet ==

=== Ubuntu Women: New 2011-2012 Ubuntu Women Leadership Team Announced ===

The Ubuntu Women project announces their newly elected Leadership Team
consisting of Elizabeth Krumbach, Jessica Ledbetter and Cheri Francis
and thanks former leaders Leigh Honeywell and Melissa Draper for their
work during their term.

http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/2011/08/new-2011-2012-ubuntu-women-leadership-team-announced/

=== Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu ARM Servers -- At last!!! ===

Two years in the making, Dustin Kirkland's dream of having greener
servers running on ARM processors have now become reality with Ubuntu
Server positioning itself as the OS of choice in this arena for the
foreseeable future.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2011/08/ubuntu-arm-servers-at-last.html

=== Silver Fox: An Interview with Ubudog ===

Meet Ubudog, a developer working on a lightweight web browser aptly
named UbuMonkey and a regular contributor to the Ubuntu Forums.

http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2011/08/an-interview-with-ubudog/

=== Amber Graner: The New Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback ===

The Ubuntu Friendly Program is a way for everyone of any skill level
using Ubuntu to help map out what hardware works well with their
favourite distro.  Read here on how easy it is to make a difference.

http://akgraner.com/?p=995

=== Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour ===

Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon takes us on an extensive
Screenshot Tour of the changes and highlights in the up and coming
Ubuntu 11.10.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2011/08/26/ubuntu-11-10-so-far-screenshot-tour/

=== Philip Ballew: Ubuntu Youth, future leaders of our community. ===

Ubuntu Youth is a great place for young people to get to know about
and share all things Ubuntu.  They already have their own online forum
and a presence on IRC and invite all to pop in and say hi.

http://philipballew.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/ubuntu-youth-future-leaders-of-our-community/

=== Victor Tuson Palau: Ubuntu Core Is Getting Ready For Oneiric ===

Ubuntu Core is an officially supported version of Ubuntu targeted at
embedded devices and will be landing with the release of Oneiric this
coming October.

http://victorpalau.net/2011/08/26/ubuntu-core-is-getting-ready-for-oneiric/
== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu Linux bets on the ARM server ===

To try and gain a new server market, Cannonical is helping create the
ARM buisness server space.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/ubuntu-linux-bets-on-the-arm-server/9445

=== Ubuntu Linux, Android could give HP's TouchPad new life ===

For those who have purchased a WebOS tablet from HP, it is possible to
get Ubuntu Linux up and running on the device.

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/398095/ubuntu_linux_android_could_give_hp_touchpad_new_life/

=== Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover ===

Alastair Otter, senior journalist at MyBroadband, walks us through
some of the changes that users can look forward to in the upcoming
Ubuntu release.

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/32066-ubuntu-oneiric-gets-makeover.html

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Ubuntu Software Center Overhaul in Full Swing ===

Although we probably wont see the completely revamped Software Center
in action until the 12.04 release, Manuel Jose gives us an overview of
some of these changes in this techdrivein.com article.

http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/08/ubuntu-software-center-overhaul-in-full.html

=== Top 10 Ubuntu 11.10 Features ===

Check out this article for a top 10 list of the features from the
Ubuntu 11.10 release.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Top-10-Ubuntu-11-10-Features-218467.shtml

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Update:New Software Centre Icon, Unity Changes,
Window Controls, More ===

Joey Sneddon from omgubuntu.co.uk gives us an in-depth look at the
upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 User Interface and more.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/08/visual-rundown-oneiric-update-11-10-unity-software-centre-icon/

=== Window Controls for Maximized Windows Hidden by Default, More
Updates [Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot] ===

Important changes to the latest Unity 4.10.2 version in Ubuntu 11.10
Oneiric Ocelot are explored in this informative article.

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/08/window-controls-for-maximized-windows.html

== In Other News ==

=== Ohio Linux Fest (OLF): September 9-11th, Columbus Ohio ===

Jon maddog Hall writes for Linux Magazine outlining some of the
highlights of the Ohio Linux Fest coming up September 9-11th,
including an Ubucon!

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Paw-Prints-Writings-of-the-maddog/Ohio-Linux-Fest-OLF-September-9-11th-Columbus-Ohio

=== RHEL 6 uses Upstart! ===

The newest release of RedHats Enterprise operating system replaces the
old SystemV init system with Upstart.

http://upstart.at/2011/08/23/rhel-6-uses-upstart/

=== March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux ===

In this article from arstechnica.com, Ryan Paul takes us back through
20 years of linux.

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/08/march-of-the-penguin-ars-looks-back-at-20-years-of-linux.ars

=== Full Circle Issue #52 is released ===

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
are proud to announce the release of our half-centenary+2 issue.

This month:

* Command and Conquer.
* How-To : Program in Python - Part 26, LibreOffice - Part 7, Ubuntu
Development - Part 4, GRAMPS - Part 1, and Ubuntu For Business &
Education.
* Linux Lab - ZoneqqMinder CCTV - Part 1.
* Review - Chromebook.
* I Think - Would you like to see an audio editing series with Audacity?

plus: Ubuntu Games, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-52/

== Featured Podcasts ==

=== Lococast.net Episode 19 - So, we went to PyOhio and all I got was
this t-shirt ===

This episode of Lococast includes Upcoming Events including Ohio
Linuxfest, 1DevDayDetroit, New Libraries/Dev Tools including
ScratchPad in Firefox 6.0, Edit in Github with Ace, Requests: HTTP for
Humans and PyOhio Recaps.

http://lococast.net/archives/513

=== Full Circle Podcast 24: OGGCamp Part Two ===

In this episode of Full Circle Podcast they have , two talks, two
guests and a raffle... (and offer a warning about the audio quality)

OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1585/0/fullcirclepodcast_ep24_250811.ogg

MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/1585/1/fullcirclepodcast_ep24_250811.mp3

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2011/08/24/full-circle-podcast-episode-24-ogg-camp-part-two/

== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

* Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for August 23rd, 2011:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2011-08-23
* Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for August 23rd, 2011:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2011-08-23
* Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for August 26th, 2011:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2011-08-26
* Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for August 25th, 2011:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Meeting/2011/20110825


== 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 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

* [USN-1195-1] WebKit vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001401.html
* [USN-1196-1] eCryptfs vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001402.html
* [USN-1185-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-August/001403.html

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

None.

End of life - April 2013 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

* duplicity 0.6.08b-0ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012439.html
* ecryptfs-utils_83-0ubuntu3.2.10.04.2_powerpc_translations.tar.gz -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012440.html
* debian-installer 20081029ubuntu102.12 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012441.html
* autofs5 5.0.4-3.1ubuntu5.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012442.html
* gtk-vnc 0.3.10-2ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012443.html
* libcgroup 0.34-0ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012444.html
* libvirt 0.7.5-5ubuntu27.17 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012445.html
* adobe-flashplugin 10.3.183.7-0lucid1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012446.html
* flashplugin-nonfree-
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012447.html
* squid 2.7.STABLE7-1ubuntu12.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012448.html
* multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012449.html
* sound-juicer 2.28.1-2ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-August/012450.html

End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===

* duplicity 0.6.10-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009570.html
* ecryptfs-utils-
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009571.html
* debian-installer 20100211ubuntu29.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009572.html
* autofs5 5.0.5-0ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009573.html
* libvirt 0.8.3-1ubuntu19.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009575.html
* libcgroup 0.36.2-3+squeeze1build0.10.10.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009574.html
* adobe-flashplugin 10.3.183.7-0maverick1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009576.html
* flashplugin-nonfree-
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009577.html
* multipath-tools 0.4.8-14ubuntu4.10.10.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009578.html
* squid 2.7.STABLE9-2ubuntu5.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-August/009579.html

End of Life - April 2012

=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===

* bluez 4.91-0ubuntu2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012084.html
* mesa 7.10.2-0ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012085.html
* grub-gfxpayload-lists 0.2.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012086.html
* duplicity 0.6.13-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012087.html
* ecryptfs-utils-
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012088.html
* gdal 1.6.3-4build4 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012089.html
* libvirt 0.8.8-1ubuntu6.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012090.html
* libdbusmenu 0.4.3-0ubuntu4 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012091.html
* apport 1.20.1-0ubuntu5.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012092.html
* gvfs 1.8.0-0ubuntu3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012093.html
* lxinput 0.3.0-0ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012094.html
* clamav 0.97.2+dfsg-1ubuntu1.11.04 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012095.html
* nvidia-graphics-drivers-96 96.43.20-0ubuntu1~natty1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012096.html
* nvidia-common 0.2.30.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012099.html
* unity 3.8.16-0ubuntu1~natty2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012098.html
* wxwidgets2.8 2.8.11.0-0ubuntu8.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012097.html
* adobe-flashplugin 10.3.183.7-0natty1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012100.html
* flashplugin-nonfree-
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012101.html
* python-distutils-extra 2.26-2ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012102.html
* mdadm 3.1.4-1+8efb9d1ubuntu4.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012103.html
* meld 1.5.0-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-August/012104.html

End of Life - October 2012

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