* Meizu and Canonical sign strategic agreement
* Ubuntu Stats
* Verifying Verification
* Share the Story of Ubuntu in Your City
* where Mailman and Launchpad memberships meet
* USENIX LISA14 Talk: Deploy and Scale OpenStack
* Make Charm Debugging Easier, with DHX
* Daniel Holbach: I Am Who I Am Because Of Who We All Are
* Didier Roche: Ubuntu Developer Tools needs you for its new name!
* Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals
* Pasi Lallinaho: Preparing responsive design for Xubuntu
* Matthew Helmke: Ubuntu Books I Wrote in 2014
* Michael Hall: Ubuntu Incubator
* Randall Ross: POWER Up!
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: You have a working scope? Here is what
to do before pushing it to the store...
* Robert Ancell: Writing applications for Ubuntu Phone
* Ubuntu GNOME: Challenge Accepted
* Got 64-bit ARM Hardware?
* Debian vs Ubuntu: Which is Best for You?
* The 'Mystery' Bq Event Went Big on Android, Silent on Ubuntu
* Full Circle Issue #91
* Other Articles of Interest
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Monthly Team Reports: October 2014
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 14.04 and 14.10
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Meizu and Canonical sign strategic agreement ===
In an announcement on their Facebook page, Meizu announces the signing
of a strategic agreement with Canonical.
Stephen Michael Kellat from the LoCo Council engages in a discussion
of what information is actually sought when a team comes up for
Verification by the LoCo Council and offers tips on how to
successfully prepare for such.
=== where Mailman and Launchpad memberships meet ===
Initially prompted by a need to help with his LoCo, Walter Lapchynski
provides us with an script that will help you cross-reference the
subscribers that you have in a Mailman mailing list with a Launchpad
mailing list. He also gives some instructions on how to use it, as
well as ideas on what can we see next.
=== USENIX LISA14 Talk: Deploy and Scale OpenStack ===
Dustin Kirkland writes that he delivered a 90 minute talk at the
USENIX LISA14 conference, in Seattle, Washington in which he deployed
OpenStack Juno across six physical nodes on an Orange Box. He lists
what he managed to do on stage, and embeds a video and slides from the
talk in his post.
=== Didier Roche: Ubuntu Developer Tools needs you for its new name! ===
Didier Roche offers a contest to rename Ubuntu Developer Tools Center
to something more consistent with the values and philosophy of making
Ubuntu a preferred environment for developers of all kinds. He says an
Ubuntu t-shirt will go to the winner of the contest which will close
by 8th December 2014.
=== Pasi Lallinaho: Preparing responsive design for Xubuntu ===
Having taken over the role of Xubuntu website lead from Elizabeth K.
Joseph, Pasi Lallinaho lays out his plan for making the Xubuntu
website display appropriately for devices of all sizes and
resolutions. Pasi informs us that he has introduced a similar design
for his blog.
=== Matthew Helmke: Ubuntu Books I Wrote in 2014 ===
Matthew Helmke informs us that Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition is now
available for pre-order, and reminds us that The Official Ubuntu Book
is also available. Matthew links to the sites from where further
information about the books can be found.
With Ubuntu Incubator, Michael Hall tells us of a new personal project
for helping new projects to bootstrap themselves. He says that it will
help to define a scope, define a spec, define work items and assign
them to milestones.
=== Ubuntu GNOME: HOWTO Run Ubuntu GNOME as a Rolling Release ===
Ali Linx informs the Ubuntu GNOME community that if they are using the
development release they are actually using a rolling release. He
explains how to continue using Vivid as rolling release but warns that
to do so is not recommended for a full production system.
=== Stephen Michael Kellat: Ruminating on Black Friday ===
Stephen Michael Kellat bemoans the lack of a retail presence by Ubuntu
and its flavors during Black Friday holiday shopping in the United
States. He says the lack of installation media for purchase in stores,
let alone Orange Box-inspired machines is a missed opportunity, and
also notes the lack of an Ubuntu Phone "on the shelves for purchase."
Ali Linx writes about some of the latest news from the Ubuntu GNOME
team for the upcoming cycle, including recruitment of new people for
several key roles in the project. He goes on to write that more roles
still need to be filled in the project.
Canonical write that in line with its commitment to a wide range of
server architectures, Ubuntu Server supports 64-bit ARMv8 chips, and
through a partnership with Applied Micro and ARM, 14.04 LTS is now
available on the first Server on a Chip systems in production. They
say development kits are available for a limited time to lead
developers and end customers.
Bruce Byfield of Datamation discusses the differences in Debian and
Ubuntu, including installation, desktop, administration, package
management, and community. His objective approach allows readers to
consider which might be better for their personal needs.
=== The 'Mystery' Bq Event Went Big on Android, Silent on Ubuntu ===
One of Canonical's hardware partners, Bq, had a media event that
released new Android devices, but no news about Ubuntu. Joey-Elijah
Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! speculates that if these devices do well, it
could pave the way for Ubuntu versions.
Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
are proud to announce the release of our ninety-first issue.
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Managing Multiple Passwords With A Script
* Graphics : Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: Compiling a Kernel Pt 4 and Kodi Pt 2
* Review: Elementary OS
* Book Review: Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js
* Ubuntu Games: Borderlands 2
plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much more.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E35 - The One with the Sharks ===
Join the full, reunited team of Laura Cowen, Mark Johnson, Alan Pope
and Tony Whitmore in Studio L for season seven, episode thirty-five of
the Ubuntu Podcast! This time with fewer sound problems.... we hope!
In this week's show:-
* We take a look at what's been happening in the news:
* Firefox ditch Google as its default search engine. Yahoo!
* Avert your gaze! Some naughty graphics driver source code has leaked!
* The International Space Station now has a 3D printer all of its own
* Strategic agreement news! Canonical and Meizu sign some pieces of paper
* Jolla crowdfund a tablet
* Get issue 1 of Linux Voice free, now!
* Gaming news: Steam on Linux gathers steam
* We take a look at what's been happening in the community:
* Jono Bacon proposes a reboot of Ubuntu governance
* Vancouver decide that they are NOT loco
* Michael Hall announces Ubuntu Incubator
We'll be back next week, when we'll be talking about controlling
dinosaurs with Raspberry Pis. Yes, really!
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