* Ubuntu is the leading OpenStack distribution
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu 14.04 Presentations at FeltonLUG and BALUG
* Ubuntu Ohio Team Update: May 22, 2014
* Cloudbase Solutions Partnership
* Ubuntu Cloud Documentation - 14.04LTS
* Xubuntu: Screen locking in Xubuntu 14.04
* Jono Bacon: Goodbye Canonical, Hello XPRIZE
* Sebastian Kugler: Locale changes in Plasma Next
* Michael Hall: App Developer Sprint
* Svetlana Belkin: Ubuntu Scientists Team Update: May 23, 2014
* Lubuntu Blog: LXQt-Admin: System admin tools for LXQt arrived
* Ubuntu Women: Phase 2 of ProjectHarvest
* Unity8 & Mir update May 20, 2014
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Other Articles of Interest
* Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E08 - The One with the Yeti
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu is the leading OpenStack distribution ===
Mark Shuttleworth writes about some of the highlights from the recent
OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, including: with 55% of the market share,
Ubuntu is the leading OpenStack distribution, vendors are focused on
interoperability through Canonical's OpenStack Interop Lab (OIL) and
the news that Juju and MAAS are growing support for Windows and
=== Ubuntu 14.04 Presentations at FeltonLUG and BALUG ===
Elizabeth K. Joseph shares details, photos and slides from two recent
presentations about the latest features in Ubuntu 14.04 desktop,
server, tablet and Xubuntu at a couple of Linux Users Group Meetings
Svetlana Belkin relays a message from Stephen Michael Kellat informing
the Ubuntu Ohio team that the three team deputies have now been
granted administrative access to the team due to his current reduced
ability to fulfill that role.
Dustin Kirkland announces a partnership with Cloudbase Solutions for
bringing Windows support in Juju and MaaS. He goes on to present the
addition of Juju charms that have come from this partnership,
including ones for: Active Directory, IIS, SQL Server, Exchange,
SharePoint, Lync and Hyper-V OpenStack Compute.
Canonical announces the availability of new documentation "to describe
best practice in deploying a production grade installation of
OpenStack using current Canonical technologies, including bare metal
provisioning using MAAS, service orchestration with Juju and system
management with Landscape."
The Xubuntu team presents light-locker, the new screenlocking
technology that replaces xscreensaver and is now in use for the 14.04
release. The post explains the benefits of this new software, how to
configure it, some changes in behavior from xscreensaver and how to
revert if you prefer xscreensaver.
=== Jono Bacon: Goodbye Canonical, Hello XPRIZE ===
Jono Bacon announces his departure from Canonical coming up on May
29th in order to pursue an exciting opportunity with XPRIZE. Jono
stresses that he is not leaving over any issues with Ubuntu or the
community and that "the relationship with community at Canonical has
not changed at all." He concludes by saying that he will be doing his
last Q&A session on Tuesday 27th May 2014 at 6pm UTC on Ubuntu On Air.
=== Sebastian Kugler: Locale changes in Plasma Next ===
Sebastian Kugler describes some of the Locale (language, country and
any special variant preferences) improvements to KDE's Plasma that
will result in less duplication of code and and more compatibility
Michael Hall writes about the work completed this past week at an App
Developer Sprint in Malta, where he says many people attending,
including "designers, SDK developers, QA folks and, which excited me
the most, several of the Core Apps developers from our community!"
Michael shares that the event was a lot of work for everyone involved
and says: "I was particularly pleased to see the community guys
jumping right in and thriving in what could have very easily been an
overwhelming event. Not only did they all accomplish a lot of work,
fix a lot of bugs, and implement some new features, but they also gave
invaluable feedback to the developers of the toolkit and tools. They
never cease to amaze me with their talent and commitment."
=== Svetlana Belkin: Ubuntu Scientists Team Update: May 23, 2014 ===
Svetlana Belkin reports on the results from the first Ubuntu
Scientists meeting which occurred on May 23rd. The small team has so
far been able to make plans for monthly meetings, put thought into
might do a vUDS 14.06 track, working on some of the goals defined on
the wiki and plans for what pages should be added to their team pages.
=== Lubuntu Blog: LXQt-Admin: System admin tools for LXQt arrived ===
Rafael Laguna reports on the Lubuntu Blog that a new component,
lxqt-admin has landed in the team's git repository. He shows us a
couple of screenshots of the tools and says "We know that LXQt is not
good enough, but it will getting better and better."
Svetlana Belkin advises that the Ubuntu Women team has decided that
Project Harvest will be restarted, and is now at Phase 2. She says
they are now looking for Python developers, provides links for further
information, and an e-mail address to register interest.
Kevin Gunn gives an update, on the ubuntu-phone mailing list, of the
latest changes and improvements being made to Unity8 and Mir. His
update includes a new Qt PPA, new split greeter and infographics,
reworking of trusted sessions and improvements to error support.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E08 - The One with the Yeti ===
In this week's show:
* We interview Graham Morrison from Linux Voice.
* We also discuss Beards and shaving, Getting close to sending Tony
up a mountain in Malawi, Reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow,
Getting a year older, Playing with Github Pages, Upgrading the podcast
VPS to the bleeding edge of 12.04 (no, it's not a typo)
* We share some Command Line Lurve: betty. A command line Siri. Kinda.
* And we read your feedback.
We'll be back next week, so please send your comments and suggestions
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