* Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Final Beta released
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* Didier Roche: Ubuntu Developer Tools Center: how do we run tests?
* Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: Frameworks 5.2.0 Released and Plasma 5.0.2
is ready for testing.
* Costales: Lubuntu 14.04 for Cubieboard 2
* Nekhelesh Ramananthan: A Core App Dev's Workflow
* Oracle and Canonical collaborate on support for Oracle Linux on Ubuntu
* Ubuntu Touch RTM released: Can it take on Android and iOS?
* Unchanging Unicorn: Don't be disappointed with Ubuntu 14.10, be happy
* In The Blogosphere
* Full Circle Magazine #89
* Other Articles of Interest
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04 and 14.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Final Beta released ===
Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team announces the final
beta for Ubuntu 14.10. The post includes links to download locations
and release notes for many of the images released, which include: "not
only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also
the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and
=== Didier Roche: Ubuntu Developer Tools Center: how do we run tests? ===
Didier Roche offers an update on the Ubuntu Loves Developers which is
"starting to see multiple awesome code contributions and suggestions."
He goes on to share details about how tests are run, including use of
pep8 and some details about the small, medium and large tests being
run. He concludes by explaining how they're run continuously on
various types of VMs and writes "we are pretty hardcore on tests and
believe it's the only way to keep quality and a sustainable system"
=== Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: Frameworks 5.2.0 Released and Plasma
5.0.2 is ready for testing. ===
Scarlett Clark of the Kubuntu team announces the availability of
Frameworks 5.2.0 and writes that she has "finished packaging Plasma
5.0.2, it looks and runs great! We desperately need more testers! If
you would like to help us test, please join us in IRC in
Costales writes that he "bought a Cubieboard2 and I made a Lubuntu
14.04 image!" The post explains installation steps, gives some
recommended steps after installation and explains the customizations
he made to the image.
=== Nekhelesh Ramananthan: A Core App Dev's Workflow ===
As a Core App Dev, Nekhelesh Ramananthan shares the workflow he uses
for application development, walking readers through the version of
Ubuntu running on his primary machine for development and how he
handles the running of test suites. He concludes by inviting potential
app developers to join them on the mailing list or IRC if they run
into any problems.
=== Oracle and Canonical collaborate on support for Oracle Linux on Ubuntu ===
John Zannos of Canonical announces a collaboration with Oracle
"tooffer customers support for both Ubuntu and Oracle Linux as fully
supported guests on one another's respective OpenStack offerings."
Details of this collaboration include support for each other's Linux
versions as guests in their OpenStack offerings and Canonical will
also test Oracle Linux as a guest OS in its OpenStack Interoperability
Lab (OIL) program.
=== Ubuntu Touch RTM released: Can it take on Android and iOS? ===
Jim Lynch of ITworld does an open source roundup that begins with
Canonical's release of the RTM version of Ubuntu Touch, sharing a link
to a Softpedia article and speculating himself as to how Ubuntu can
succeed. He writes that he is interested in seeing vendors aside from
Apple and Google in the marketplace, but suspects the success of
Ubuntu will depend on how quickly their app store can be populated
with content and hardware quality.
=== Unchanging Unicorn: Don't be disappointed with Ubuntu 14.10, be happy ===
Scott Gilbertson of The Register reviews the final beta release of
Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn, and notes that not much has changed from 14.04.
He does detail some things that have changed though, like the "usual
slew of standard Unity apps have all seen updates" and "some new
things under the hood" like new kernel and a new Synaptic input driver
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