* Ubuntu Development Update
* Ubuntu Membership Next Steps
* Ubuntu Developer Survey Report and Next Steps
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo News
* David Planella: Great Is The Art Of Beginning: Ubuntu App Developer
Week Day 1-4
* Ubuntu Women: Today Starts The Ubuntu Women Month of Making
* Countdown to Ubuntu 11.10: The first beta version arrives
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Monthly Team Reports: August 2011
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10, and 11.04
* and much more
== General Community News ==
=== Technical Board is looking for nominations ===
The term length of five of the six members of the Technical Board will
end on 1st October. Elected members will stay on the board for two
The nomination period runs from now until 1500 UTC on 13th September
2011. After a quick deliberation period the election will be
announced. All Ubuntu developers are eligible to vote. Voting will run
for two weeks.
In this installment of Daniel Holbach's developer update he discusses
organizing release parties, summarizes the Ubuntu Global Jam
participation, highlights the sessions for Ubuntu App Developer Week,
shows users where they can get involved and more. For those readers
looking for a place to get started with development, Holbach's posts
are a must read.
Jono Bacon updates the community on the results from the Ubuntu
Membership Survey and the subsequent meeting with the Ubuntu Community
Council. In this post Bacon notes that the following areas are where
improvement can be driven--Setting expectations, How the process
works, Mentoring and support, Meeting improvement. More about these
findings and links to the survey can be found in Bacon's post.
=== Ubuntu Developer Survey Report and Next Steps ===
Jono Bacon presents the link to his report survery to kick off
dicussions with the Technical Board and Developmer Membership Board.
These discussions will be used to decide how to start improving the
Jorge Castro is looking for "a few good people" who are interested in
leading an Ubuntu Open Week session. Ubuntu Open week is a week of
online tutorials geared toward new users and contributors and will
take place from Monday October 17 - 21, 2011.
* Spanish (12663) -1237 over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (51297) -32 over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (55298) -2038 over last week
* French (79815) +387 over last week
* German (82929) -124 over last week
=== Philip Ballew: Ubuntu Global Jam San Diego wrap-up ===
Philip Ballew shares some news from the Ubuntu Global Jam that was
held in San Diego. From a new Xubuntu user to a new venue, Philip
sees San Diego becoming a thriving area for all open source activity.
=== Slovenian translation team: Slovenian LoCo on a translation spree,
The Slovenian Ubuntu LoCo Team has ensured that 100% of Oneiric will
have been translated into the Slovene language when they got together
in an Ubuntu Global Jam event and translated more than 2000 strings.
=== Amber Graner: Ubuntu Friendly at Ubuntu Global Jam in NC ===
In this summary, Amber Graner sums up her lessons learned at the
Ubuntu Global Jam held in Asheville, North Carolina where members of
the NC LoCo team joined forces with the Western North Carolina LUG.
During this event Graner introduced Ubuntu Friendly and demo'd the
beta 1 release of Ubuntu 11.10.
Francis J. Lacoste discusses recent improvements to the Launchpad
infrastructure which offer less maintenance downtime and quicker
deployment of fixes and changes which require database schema changes.
=== David Planella: Great Is The Art Of Beginning: Ubuntu App
Developer Week Day 1-4 ===
In this series of posts David Planella sums up Ubuntu App Developer
Week. For anyone who is wondering what this week is about or for
those who couldn't participate in the sessions this time around these
summaries are perfect for getting you caught up and moving toward
Ubuntu App Developement.
=== Ubuntu Women: Today Starts The Ubuntu Women Month of Making ===
The Ubuntu Women project has launched a "Month of Making" where they
ask women in the community to present their Ubuntu-related projects,
creations and anything they've been working on or making. This is
inspired by and in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day coming up on
=== Will Ubuntu Again Benefit From Industry Turmoil? ===
According to Edward F. Moltzen there might be enough turmoil in the IT
industry lately that coupled with the worries in the world market the
new Unity interface might just be what Ubuntu needs to benefit out of
these difficult times.
=== Countdown to Ubuntu 11.10: The first beta version arrives ===
ITWorld takes a look at some of the key points of the latest Beta
release of Ubuntu 11.10. As the article states, "Following all the
controversy and excitement over Ubuntu's Unity interface this spring,
I'm excited to see what the final version of Oneiric Ocelot will
The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on
different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical
support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No
contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to
get in on all the community fun associated with developing and
promoting Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate