* Ubuntu Online Summit 14.06 wraps up
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu Women: Ubuntu Women at UOS 14.06 Session Summary
* Jonathan Riddell: Plasma 5 Is Green
* Ken VanDine: Game Development on Ubuntu with Bacon2D
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: 10,000 Users of Ubuntu Phone
* Jonathan Riddell: Kubuntu on Twitter and Facebook
* Chris J Arges: manually deploying openstack with a virtual maas on
ubuntu trusty (part 1)
* Canonical News
* In The Press
* In The Blogosphere
* Other Articles of Interest
* Featured Audio and Video
* 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 Online Summit 14.06 wraps up ===
This last week the Ubuntu Online Summit for 14.06 was hosted. This
included a series of sessions, keynotes, tutorials, introductions and
more. We want to highlight the following keynotes and sessions:
Jonathan Riddell updates us on the current Plasma 5 build, which he has
installed and working for the first time. The current build is not
compatible with Plasma 1, and thus installation is not recommended if
you aren't OK with breakages.
Michael Hall is excited to announce that there are now more than 10,000
users of Ubuntu on tablets and phones around the world. He writes that
considering that all of these users are running beta software on devices
which were not intended for Ubuntu, reaching 10,000 unique users is
quite exciting and encouraging for the future of Ubuntu phones.
=== Jonathan Riddell: Kubuntu on Twitter and Facebook ===
Jonathan Riddell is happy to announce that the Kubuntu team now has
Twitter and Facebook accounts to go along with their Google+ account.
They have also received a fancy SoDash account for easier interactions -
send them a tweet or a 'like' today!
=== Chris J Arges: manually deploying openstack with a virtual maas on
ubuntu trusty (part 1) ===
Chris Arges begins the first of a series on setting up a virtual machine
to to simulate real-world OpenStack deployments. The first post includes
step-by-step tutorials to setup the host machine, install and configure
a MAAS server and MAAS nodes.
Benjamin Keyser explains cues and how they can be harnessed to better
communicate with users and encourage them to more fully explore
software. He focuses on the bottom edge and the many different ways it
can be utilized.
=== Instant telecom integration and NFV is now a reality ===
Maarten Ectors reports on the demonstration by Metaswitch, Telestax and
Canonical at TADHack which showed how a full IMS deployment can be
completed in just minutes with free software on any public cloud, rather
than the 9-12 months and millions of dollars which was previously required.
Jouni Helminen updates us on the recent design & engineering sprint
which took place on the beautiful island of Malta including many great
pictures. With more than 150 people in attendance, designs were refined
for new mobile apps including Browser, Camera and the Telephony suite
(Dialer, Call, Messaging) as well as tech demos and talks on a range of
=== Making ubuntu.com responsive: ensuring performance (13) ===
Anthony Dillon continues his "Making ubuntu.com responsive" series with
his latest post on performance. He includes a 'quick run through' of the
ways in which they have improved performance and the corresponding
points which were collected as a result.
=== Ubuntu to rely on existing fan base before wider launch ===
Steve Costello reports live from the Mobile Asia Expo 2014 on Ubuntu and
Meizu's plans to leverage their existing fan-bases to create a 'few
hundred thousand' advocates for the new platform. Christian Parrino of
Canonical said "Only when we have these advocates in the market, when
there are people talking about it, will we go into physical retail".
=== Ubuntu Desktop Next (Unity8) 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Daily ISO
Available For Download ===
Andrew of Web Upd8 reports on the release of the first 14.10 Utopic
Unicorn daily build which includes Unity 8, known as Ubuntu Desktop
Next. He reminds us that this is a work-in-progress and that included
packages will change in upcoming weeks.
=== Ubuntu 14.10 Server Decides On BCache, Other Improvements ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports on upcoming improvements and changes
to Ubuntu Server 14.10. Major decisions which the team has recently made
include making BCache the preferred choice for caching on Ubuntu Server,
and including Facebook's "Scribe" and Meteor in the repository.
=== Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays? ===
Andrew Powell of The Linux Rain questions whether Unity is really 'all
that bad nowadays.' He is one of many converts over the last year or two
who have come to realize just how far Unity has come since its initial
release more than 3 years ago. He touches on many of the interesting and
useful features of Unity including its many keyboard-friendly
attributes, its downfalls (especially related to online-search), and the
future of Unity 8.
=== Juju Charm School: Juju Troubleshooting II ===
This week the Marco Ceppi, Matt Bruzek, and Charles Butler from the Juju
Charmers team presented Juju Troubleshooting II. They dove into some of
the more commonly asked questions such as "What happens when my
bootstrap node goes away?" and "What if a machine is stuck in
provisioning state in my cloud provider?", as well as some tips and
tricks for troubleshooting when things go away in Juju.
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