Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 369 for the week May 19 - 25, 2014.

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In This Issue

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 CentOS.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

Open (110101) +193 over last week

Critical (181) +9 over last week

Unconfirmed (54457) +172 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

==== Most Active Questions ====

Can I install Ubuntu as a second operating system on a Windows 7 laptop? http://askubuntu.com/questions/47221...ndows-7-laptop

Boot-Repair ineffective http://askubuntu.com/questions/47221...ir-ineffective

How to check battery status using terminal? http://askubuntu.com/questions/69556...using-terminal

Install TP-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 10.04 http://askubuntu.com/questions/16968...n-ubuntu-10-04

Canon LBP2900 printer installed, but does not print, only piles up in print queue http://askubuntu.com/questions/47188...-in-print-queu

==== Top Voted New Questions ====

What is the meaning of $$1 in bash? http://askubuntu.com/questions/469748/

Shortcut to clear command line terminal http://askubuntu.com/questions/470966/

How to find the creation time of a file? http://askubuntu.com/questions/470134/

CPU Temperature unit? http://askubuntu.com/questions/471447/

How to list packages of a repository section at the command line? http://askubuntu.com/questions/469612/

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Jobin (http://askubuntu.com/users/72576/jobin), Oli (http://askubuntu.com/users/449/oli), karel (http://askubuntu.com/users/94914/karel), Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind) and nastys (http://askubuntu.com/users/55031/nastys)

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

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 in California.


Ubuntu Ohio Team Update: May 22, 2014

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.


Ubuntu Cloud News

Cloudbase Solutions Partnership

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.


Ubuntu Cloud Documentation - 14.04LTS

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 Planet

Xubuntu: Screen locking in Xubuntu 14.04

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 across applications.


Michael Hall: App Developer Sprint

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."


Ubuntu Women: Phase 2 of ProjectHarvest

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.


Other Community News

Unity8 & Mir update May 20, 2014

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.


Canonical News

Making ubuntu.com responsive: scoping the work - http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...ping-the-work/

Making ubuntu.com responsive: approach to content - http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...ch-to-content/

Sticky notes and a mobile first approach - http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...irst-approach/

Latest from the web team -- May 2014 - http://design.canonical.com/2014/05/...team-may-2014/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Linux Community Manager Jono Bacon Leaves Canonical - http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/052214/u...aves-canonical

Ubuntu 14.10 Will Target Qt 5.3 Support - http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5NDU

Linux Becoming a 'First Class Member' of the Unreal Engine Family - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/05/l...-engine-family

Updated Intel Graphics Stack On Ubuntu 14.04 Has Some Slowdowns - http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20479

Other Articles of Interest

Other Ways To Optimize Your Linux Battery Life - http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5Njg

Featured Audio and Video

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 to: podcast@ubuntu-uk.org


Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Kernel Team - May 20, 2014 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2014-05-20

Security Team - May 19, 2014 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20140519

Server Team - May 20, 2014 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20140520

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04

Security Updates

[USN-2215-1] libgadu vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ay/002517.html

[USN-2216-1] Pidgin vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ay/002516.html

[USN-2217-1] lxml vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ay/002518.html

[USN-2218-1] Xalan-Java vulnerability - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ay/002519.html

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

libxalan2-java 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lu...ay/014122.html

libxalan2-java 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lu...ay/014123.html

End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

ifupdown 0.7~beta2ubuntu11.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021879.html

reprepro 4.8.2-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021880.html

qt4-x11 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.8 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021881.html

libgadu 1:1.11.1-1ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021882.html

pidgin 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021883.html

libgadu 1:1.11.1-1ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021884.html

pidgin 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.5 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021885.html

lxml 2.3.2-1ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021886.html

lxml 2.3.2-1ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021887.html

libxalan2-java 2.7.1-7ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021888.html

libxalan2-java 2.7.1-7ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021889.html

ubuntuone-storage-protocol 3.0.2-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021890.html

nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 331.20-0ubuntu0.0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021891.html

nvidia-graphics-drivers-331-updates 331.38-0ubuntu0.0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021892.html

ubuntuone-client 3.0.2-0ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021893.html

ubuntuone-client 3.0.2-0ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021894.html

ubuntuone-client 3.0.2-0ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/pr...ay/021895.html

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 13.10 Updates

ifupdown 0.7.44ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013781.html

qt4-x11 4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu18.3 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013782.html

libgadu 1:1.11.2-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013783.html

pidgin 1:2.10.7-0ubuntu4. - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013784.html

libgadu 1:1.11.2-1ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013785.html

pidgin 1:2.10.7-0ubuntu4. - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013786.html

lxml 3.2.0-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013787.html

lxml 3.2.0-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013788.html

libxalan2-java 2.7.1-8ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013789.html

libxalan2-java 2.7.1-8ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013790.html

ubuntuone-client 13.10-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013791.html

ubuntuone-storage-protocol 13.10-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013792.html

ubuntuone-client 13.10-0ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013793.html

ubuntuone-client 13.10-0ubuntu1.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013794.html

walinuxagent 1.3.2-0ubuntu7~13.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sa...ay/013795.html

End of Life - July 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

grub2-signed 1.34.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015509.html

schooltool 1:2.6.3-0ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015510.html

webbrowser-app 0.23+14.04.20140428-0ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015511.html

gnome-shell 3.10.4-0ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015512.html

gnome-calculator 1:3.10.2-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015513.html

parole 0.6.1-0ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015514.html

ltrace 0.7.3-4ubuntu5.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015515.html

gdb 7.7-0ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015516.html

libsdl1.2 1.2.15-8ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015517.html

kde-workspace 4:4.11.9-0ubuntu0.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015518.html

vlc 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015519.html

vlc 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015520.html

gnome-control-center 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu56.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015521.html

sane-backends 1.0.23-3ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015522.html

kubuntu-driver-manager 14.04ubuntu10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015523.html

ifupdown - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015524.html

openssh 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015525.html

gtk+2.0 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015526.html

cgmanager 0.24-0ubuntu6 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015527.html

pexpect 3.1-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015528.html

nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015529.html

rsnapshot 1.3.1-4ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015530.html

freetype 2.5.2-1ubuntu2.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015531.html

qtdeclarative-opensource-src 5.2.1-3ubuntu15.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015532.html

pidgin 1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015533.html

pidgin 1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015534.html

lxml 3.3.3-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015535.html

lxml 3.3.3-1ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015536.html

maas 1.5.1+bzr2269-0ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015537.html

apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015538.html

opensc 0.13.0-3ubuntu4.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015539.html

libsdl2 2.0.2+dfsg1-3ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015540.html

mythbuntu-live-autostart 0.70 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015541.html

langpack-locales 2.13+git20120306-12.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015542.html

py3dns 3.0.4-1ubuntu1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015543.html

mythbuntu-common 0.74 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015544.html

checkstyle 5.6-2ubuntu0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015545.html

evolution-data-server 3.10.4-0ubuntu1.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015546.html

scim-m17n 0.2.3-3build0.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015547.html

mutter 3.10.4-0ubuntu2.1 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/tr...ay/015548.html

End of Life - April 2019


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