Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 236 for the week
October 3 - 9, 2011.
== Links to UWN ==
* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue236
== In This Issue ==
* P is for...
* Community Council Nominations and Poll
* Ask the Ubuntu Server team
* Technical Board 2011
* Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu 11.10 Planned Release Parties
* Launchpad News
* Ubuntu Forums News
* David Planella: Making Ubuntu Available in 50 Languages
* Silver Fox: An Interview with Rubi1200
* Ara Pulido: How to participate in Ubuntu Friendly
* Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Powers HP Public Cloud
* Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women Month of Making: Extended deadline!
* Jono Bacon: Feedback Welcome
* Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu Cloud Live
* How Ubuntu is built: The Inside Story
* New Set of 14 Wallpapers for Ubuntu 11.10 is Perhaps the Best Collection Yet
* In Other News
* Full Circle Podcast Episode 25 The Podcast as a Rolling Release
* 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 ==
=== P is for... ===
In a poignantly penned post on his blog, Mark Shuttleworth has proven
that the letter P has more power, pizazz and probably words that
starts with the letter P than most can imagine. Oh, and Ubuntu 12.04
will be known as the Precise Pangolin.
=== Community Council Nominations and Poll ===
The Community Council nominations and poll will remain open for voting
until October 14, 2011, 12:00 UTC. All Ubuntu Members should have
already received an invitation to vote.
The Ballot (in no particular order) includes: Daniel Holbach,
Elizabeth Krumbach, Emmet Hickory, Charles Profitt, Laura Czajkowski,
Amber Graner, Martin Albisetti, Milo Casagrande, Scott Ritchie, Philip
Ballew and Joe Barker.
Good luck to all the candidates.
=== Ask the Ubuntu Server team ===
Ahmed Kamal, invites the community to ask the Ubuntu Server Team
questions. In this post Kamal writes, "Ubuntu server 11.10 is shaping
up to be a fantabulous release! Tons of hot new features are landing
the biggest of which would be juju Ubuntu's new orchestration and
service management framework, orchestra for your automated deployment
needs, Ubuntu Cloud infrastructure Ubuntu's new private cloud based on
OpenStack with an Ubuntu twist, and the new hotness that is ARM
Do you have a question for the Ubuntu Server Team, if so check out
this post for more information on how you can get those questions
=== Technical Board 2011 ===
Mark Shuttleworth announces the new 2011-2013 Ubuntu Technical Board Members.
Congratulations, Stephane Graber, Kees Cook, Martin Pitt, Matt
Zimmerman, Colin Watson and Soren Hansen.
=== Ubuntu 11.10 Development update ===
With just one week left until Oneiric official lands, the people that
make the magic happen are hard at work getting the RC out, fixing some
last minute issues and also starting the planning of the "Precise
Pangolin" cycle. It is all systems go!
=== Results from October 4th EMEA Membership Meeting ===
Welcome new Ubuntu Member, Thomas de Graaf--Thanks for all your hard
work with the Dutch LoCo Team.
== Ubuntu Stats ==
=== Bug Stats ===
* Open (89647) +647 over last week
* Critical (136) -30 over last week
* Unconfirmed (46772) +185 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 (9200) - 342 over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (45720) - 220 over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (45984) - 1104 over last week
* French (70467) - 1300 over last week
* German (74175) + 73 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 ===
* Copy process pauses/interrupts on file conflict -
* To extend the capabalities of the calendar applet -
* To simplify moving a laptop or similar between locations with
proxys - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28619/
* Remote ("cloud") printing - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28652/
* Better use of UEFI on apple Mac's - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/28617/
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 ===
* What does thisisthecountdown.com count down to? -
* Why sudo -s is better than sudo su? -
* When is Precise Pangolin being released? -
* What is the most robust archive format? -
* Ubuntu Vs Fedora [closed] -
Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com
== LoCo News ==
=== Kenya Ubuntu Hour ===
Grant Bowman shares with us how he, with the assistance of the Kenya
LoCo Team, planned an Ubuntu hour this past Thursday in the heart of
Nairobi in a venue that sounds perfect for all things tech related.
=== Ubuntu-Co tiene nueva wiki - Ubuntu-Co has a new wiki ===
The Sergio Andres Meneses Ubuntu Columbia team announces the release
of their newly designed wiki and thanks team members Jose Gutierrez
and Cesar Gomez for their work on it.
Original post in Spanish:
=== Ubuntu 11.10 Planned Release Parties ===
According to the LoCo directory there are currently 33 releases
parties planned to celebrate the Ubuntu 11.10 release. Included in
this count are 169 people from 24 LoCos representing 21 countries. To
find a release party near you or add your teams party (if it's not
already there) check out the LoCo directory.
== Launchpad News ==
=== Finding bugs that affect you ===
Have you ever marked a bug as affecting you on Launchpad and later had
difficulty finding it? The Launchpad team has now made it easier to
find those bugs. Find out how in this post by Martin Pool.
== Ubuntu Forums News ==
=== Joe Barker: New Ubuntu Members ===
Ubunu membership via contributions on the Ubuntu Forum is a fairly new
process; however, recently 11 new Ubuntu members were added through
this new process. Joe Barker welcomes these new member and as well as
feedback on improving to the process.
== The Planet ==
=== David Planella: Making Ubuntu available in 50 languages ===
David Planella writes, "Last cycle Ubuntu was fully translated in 43
languages. I think this cycle we should be able to aim for more, and
I'm confident that with everyone's help we could reach the 50 fully
translated languages mark."
Interested in helping to reach that 50 fully translated languages
mark? More information can be found in Planella's post.
=== Didier Roche: OneConf in Oneiric and the way forward... ===
Didier Roche explains the history of OneConf how the original
definition has changed, its usage, improvement, Ubiquity Intergation,
WebUI, Host syncing, Recommendations, User System Settings Syncing,
and more. For more information as well as where to find syncing on
you computer see this Roche post.
=== Silver Fox: An Interview with Rubi1200 ===
Silver Fox is back with another community interview. Meet Rubi1200, a
new member of the Ubuntu Forum Staff and all around nice guy.
=== Ara Pulido: How to participate in Ubuntu Friendly ===
Ara Pulido introduces the new "How-to participate in Ubuntu Friendly"
page with includes a screencast on how to submit your system.
=== Amber Graner: Community-Canonical Relationships - The honeymoon
might be over, but the love is still there. ===
Amber Graner reviews the recent Community Council meeting, where
members of the Community Council and the Community discuss the
undercurrent of unrest and dissatifaction throughout the community
with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon. Jono Bacon augments Graner's
summary with his response in the comments section.
=== Alan Pope: Voting in a new Ubuntu Community Council Begins ===
Alan Pope writes, "The Ubuntu Community Council is the primary
non-technical governance body for the Ubuntu Project...That two year
term is now up and it's time to vote in a new Community Council."
Related to Shuttleworths post Pope says "thank you" to the current CC
and wishes good luck those in the running for the new CC.
=== Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Powers HP Public Cloud ===
During the OpenStack conference last week in Boston, Massachusetts,
Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced during her keynote that HP choose
Ubuntu to power their Public Cloud. In the press release, Ahmed Kamal
notes that both companies are committed to open source and have
embraced the OpenStack community.
=== Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women Month of Making: Extended deadline! ===
The Ubuntu Women Project has extended the submission date for the
Ubuntu Women Month of Making Competition until Friday, October 14,
2011. You can find out more information on how you or someone you can
participate in this competition in the link below.
=== Jono Bacon: Feedback Welcome ===
In a recent Community Council meeting some concerns where raised about
some areas in the community, more specifically the amount of influence
and motivation the community has in regards to Ubuntu. Bacon writes,
"I am determined to identify some solutions for these challenges. Our
community should be fun, inspiring, and productive." For more
information or to give feedback to Bacon please see his post.
=== Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu Cloud Live ===
Dustin Kirkland announces how the community can download the images
for Ubuntu Cloud Live that were given to 100s of OpenStack Conference
attendees. Want your own Ubuntu Cloud Live image? See Kirkland's
=== Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Ubuntu Server Trenches, The Big Picture ===
Ahmed Kamal interviews Robbie Williamson, manager of the Ubuntu Server
engineering team about his life, roles in Canonical, and some of the
upcoming features for the server in Ubuntu 11.10. New features include
the Ubuntu Cloud portfolio, the Orchestra and Juju technologies and
the upcoming support of the ARM architecture. He also discusses his
thoughts on cloud technology and Ubuntu's change from Eucalyptus to
OpenStack and ends with a quick overview of plans for the next cycle..
== In The Press ==
=== How Ubuntu is built: the inside story ===
Just how does a release like Ubuntu come into being every 6 months?
Ubuntu Community Manager, Jono Bacon, gives us some insights into just
that and more.
== In The Blogosphere ==
=== New Set of 14 Wallpapers for Ubuntu 11.10 is Perhaps the Best
Collection Yet ===
Every release cycle a set of default wallpapers are picked from a huge
collection of user contributed images. Manuel Jose, in this Tech
Drive-In post believes the 14 wallpapers selected are some of the
Included in his article is the link to download the selected wallpaper
images and more.
=== Roberto Alsina, Manager for the Ubuntu One Desktop Engineering
Team in Online Services at Canonical ===
In this continuing series on Ubuntu One, Amber Graner talks to Roberto
Alsina, Manager for the Ubuntu One Desktop Engineering Team in Online
Services at Canonical. Alsina discusses what his as well as his team's
role is in reference to Ubuntu One; what he is personally looking
forward to in the Ubuntu 11.10 release and shares improvements
scheduled for the 12.04 LTS release. Alsina gives links to the
documentation on the Ubuntu One developer's site and more.
== In Other News ==
=== Intel AES-NI For Ubuntu Home Encryption ===
Michael Larabel, Phoronix, writes, "This article is looking at that
the Intel AES-NI acceleration with Ubuntu eCryptfs home encryption.
Testing was done with an Ubuntu 11.10 daily snapshot from 5 October
2011. For simplicity, the same HP EliteBook with an Intel Core i5
2520M (Sandy Bridge) with Intel 160GB X-25 SSD was used for this
AES-NI comparison." Check out the Larabel's full article for more
=== Is the Ubuntu App Developer Portal a Game Changer? ===
In this article Mat Hartley takes a look at the recently announced
Ubuntu Developer Portal to see what resources it will make a available
to those using it and he ponders if this is in fact a "game changer"
for Ubuntu or a mere publicity stunt.
== Featured Podcasts ==
=== Full Circle Podcast Episode 25 The Podcast as a Rolling Release ===
In this episode, Floss UK Un-conference and Programming in Schools.
== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==
* Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for October 4th, 2011:
* Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for October 4th, 2011:
* Ubuntu Release Team Meeting Minutes for October 7th, 2011:
* Ubuntu ARM Team Meeting Minutes for October 6th, 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-1224-1] rsyslog vulnerability -
* [USN-1225-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1226-1] Samba vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1226-2] cifs-utils vulnerabilities -
* [USN-1222-2] Mozvoikko-
* [USN-1223-2] Puppet regression -
=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===
* tzdata 2011k~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 -
* samba_3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.16_ia64_translations.tar.gz -
End of life - April 2013 (Server)
=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===
* logcheck 1.3.7ubuntu2 -
* nvidia-graphics-drivers 195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04.1 -
* nvidia-graphics-drivers-96 96.43.17-0ubuntu1.1 -
* tzdata 2011k-0ubuntu0.10.04 -
* qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.16 -
* apt 0.7.25.3ubuntu9.8 -
* samba- https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-October/012481.html
* adobe-flashplugin 22.214.171.124-0lucid1 -
End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)
=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===
* tzdata 2011k-0ubuntu0.10.10 -
* cifs-utils 2:4.5-2ubuntu0.10.10.1 -
* adobe-flashplugin 126.96.36.199-0maverick1 -
End of Life - April 2012
=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===
* rsyslog 4.6.4-2ubuntu4.1 -
* tzdata 2011k-0ubuntu0.11.04 -
* cifs-utils 2:4.5-2ubuntu0.11.04.1 -
* adobe-flashplugin 188.8.131.52-0natty1 -
* postfix 2.8.5-2~build0.11.04 -
End of Life - October 2012
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