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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:42 AM

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 376 for the week July 21
- 27, 2014.

== Links to UWN ==

* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu....letter/Issue376

== In This Issue ==

* Finalized UOS Date: 12th - 14th November 2014
* Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released
* Ubuntu Stats
* Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour
* Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition now available!
* Rick Spencer: The Community Team
* Lubuntu Blog: Box for Qt
* Michael Hall: Why do you contribute to open source?
* Kubuntu: New Kubuntu Plasma 5 Flavour in Testing
* Michael Hall: Who do you contribute to?
* Unity8 & Mir status July 22, 2014
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Full Circle Issue #87
* Featured Audio and Video
* 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 ==

=== Finalized UOS Date: 12th - 14th November 2014 ===

Daniel Holbach announces the finalized Ubuntu Online Summit dates. He
highlights that this is not the usual Tuesday to Thursday summit, but
instead a Wednesday to Friday one, to work-around Veterans Day in the
United States.

https://lists.ubuntu...uly/000020.html

=== Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released ===

The Ubuntu Release Team announces the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS.
This includes many updates, and updated installation has been released.

https://lists.ubuntu...uly/000188.html

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

* Open (112261) +1007 over last week
* Critical (175) +5 over last week
* Unconfirmed (56079) +491 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 ====

* Watching Netflix on Ubuntu 14.04
http://askubuntu.com...on-ubuntu-14-04
* How to choose default output port (boot screen) in a nvidia card?
http://askubuntu.com...n-a-nvidia-card
* Internet Connectivity Indicator on Unity
http://askubuntu.com...icator-on-unity
* Internet not working on newly installed Ubuntu
http://askubuntu.com...nstalled-ubuntu
* Missing 'usb.h' file: What is it, where do I get it?
http://askubuntu.com...ere-do-i-get-it

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

* Should I save my scripts with the .sh extension?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/503127/
* How to delete words from txt file, that exists on another txt file?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/502737/
* Saving output of a grep into a file with colors
http://askubuntu.com/questions/502445/
* Show 1 to N on the terminal http://askubuntu.com/questions/502494/
* How can I set a single .bashrc file for several users?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/503216/

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Mikolaj
Bartnicki (http://askubuntu.com/users/280493/mikolaj-bartnicki), Wilf
(http://askubuntu.com/users/178596/wilf), Tim
(http://askubuntu.com/users/186134/tim), muru
(http://askubuntu.com/users/158442/muru) and Alaa Ali
(http://askubuntu.com/users/52726/alaa-ali)

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour ===

MajB updates us on the first Ubuntu Hour held in Sierra Vista, at the
Sierra Vista Public Library foyer.

http://azloco.com/node/189

== The Planet ==

=== Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition now
available! ===

Elizabeth K. Joseph tells us about her experience working to release the
8th edition of the Official Ubuntu Book, linking to where it can be
obtained and the events she will be at, in case you want it to be signed.

http://princessleia....journal/?p=9585

=== Rick Spencer: The Community Team ===

Rick Spencer lets us know how the Canonical Community Team will now
work. He states that the structure will now have one Community Team
Manager, David Planella, as well as Community Managers, Michael Hall,
Daniel Holbach and Nicholas Skaggs.

http://theravingrick...unity-team.html

=== Lubuntu Blog: Box for Qt ===

Rafael Laguna updates us on the state of the development of Box for Qt.
He mentions that downloads are not available yet.

http://lubuntublog.b...box-for-qt.html

=== Michael Hall: Why do you contribute to open source? ===

Michael Hall does a blog post about why are you contributing to open
source, and why do people contribute to an specific project. He goes and
does an in-depth analysis of both answers.

http://mhall119.com/...to-open-source/

=== Kubuntu: New Kubuntu Plasma 5 Flavour in Testing ===

The Kubuntu team announces that a Kubuntu Plasma 5 flavour is now being
tested.

http://www.kubuntu.o...ubuntu-plasma-5

Kubuntu contributors have also put up some articles about Plasma5 ISOs
now rolling:

* Plasma5: Now more awesome as a Kubuntu ISO -
http://kshadeslayer....-a-kubuntu-iso/
* Kubuntu Plasma 5 ISOs Rolling -
https://blogs.kde.or...-5-isos-rolling

=== Michael Hall: Who do you contribute to? ===

Doing a follow-up of his last blog post, Michael Hall explains the
different kinds of people one may find in an open-source project. He
highlights that contributors want to be recognized, and, as such, states
there are various types of people in a project.

http://mhall119.com/...-contribute-to/

== Other Community News ==

=== Unity8 & Mir status July 22, 2014 ===

Kevin Gunn updates us on the latest of Unity 8 and Mir.

https://lists.launch...e/msg08965.html

== Canonical News ==

=== Enterprise standards = prisoners of the mind? ===

Mark Baker writes about how Ubuntu and Canonical gets to fit the
Enterprise standards, and how the cloud can fit their needs. He also
presents the evolution of different systems around time.

https://insights.ubu...rs-of-the-mind/

=== Bringing fluid motion to browsing ===

Benjamin Keyser writes about how the Ubuntu Browser is designed and the
elements that make it so user-friendly.

http://design.canoni...on-to-browsing/

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Over 170 Primary Schools In Geneva Switched To Ubuntu For Classroom
Teaching ===

Saurav Modak at The Mukt lets us know how over 170 primary and secondary
schools in Geneva switched to Ubuntu for PCs used by teachers and
students. This initiative started because the proprietary system they
were using is no longer maintained, and it resulted easier for them to
move to Ubuntu than to upgrade to a newer version of the system.

http://www.themukt.c...sroom-teaching/

=== KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10 ===

Michael Larabel at Phoronix writes a comparison between programs between
the currently in development Ubuntu 14.10 and the same software, but
virtualized in KVM using virt-manager.

http://www.phoronix...._1410_kvm&num=1

=== Firefox 31 Arrives With New Tab Search Box and Malware Scanning ===

Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! updates on the latest Firefox
release, Firefox 31. It includes a new search feature, as well as
malware scanning for known malware.

http://www.omgubuntu...ab-page-malware

== In Other News ==

=== Full Circle Issue #87 ===

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
are proud to announce the release of our eighty-seventh issue.

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.
* Graphics : Inkscape.
* Book Review: Puppet
* Security - TrueCrypt Alternatives
* CryptoCurrency: Dualminer and dual-cgminer
* Arduino
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ubuntu Games, and Ubuntu Women.

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-87

== Featured Audio and Video ==

=== Ubuntu Community Team Q&A 22 July 2014 ===



=== Ubuntu Engineering Live! 23 July 2014 ===

In this week's Ubuntu Engineering Live! session, Oliver Ries provided
updates from Unity 8 and Mir progress, discussed the new payments system
in the dash, QtCompositor integration with Mir, and the new Push
Notifications service.

We welcome Will Cooke back to Canonical as the new Desktop Team manager,
and talked about some of the new package versions landing on the
desktop, bug fixes and new features.



=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E17 - The One with the Chicken
Pox ===

We take a look at what's been happening in the news:
* UK Government standardises on Open Document Format for government
documents...
* Black Hat presentation on Tor cancelled suddenly...
* Microsoft do some 'right-sizing' in their Nokia wing...
* Ofcom find that most new broadband customers opt out of blocking
naughty things...
* Cross-party partnership taking the Government to court over the
'emergency' DRIP law...

This week, we have time for some gaming news from Tony:
* Nvidia announce the Shield gaming tablet...

We also take a look at what's been happening in the community:
* 13.10 is no longer supported...
* Ubuntu is now fully translated into British English...
* Microsoft announce their convergence strategy so they'll be more
like Canonical...

And there's an event:
* OggCamp 2014 - 4th-5th October - Oxford, UK
* Go take a look at the website for links to all the lovely OggCamp
sponsors.
* If you'd like to sponsor Oggcamp 2014, contact details are on the
website.
* There are a few discounted hotel rooms still available. See
OggCamp.org for details.
* If you want to help out in any way, contact ( -at -) oggcamp

http://podcast.ubunt...he-chicken-pox/

== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

* Kernel Team - July 22, 2014 -
https://wiki.ubuntu....ting/2014-07-22
* Security Team - July 21, 2014 -
https://wiki.ubuntu....curity/20140721
* Server Team - July 22, 2014 -
https://wiki.ubuntu....Server/20140722

== 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 and 14.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

* [USN-2293-1] CUPS vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002600.html
* [USN-2294-1] Libtasn1 vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002602.html
* [USN-2297-1] acpi-support vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002601.html
* [USN-2295-1] Firefox vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002603.html
* [USN-2296-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002604.html
* [USN-2298-1] Oxide vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002605.html
* [USN-2299-1] Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002606.html
* [USN-2300-1] LZO vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002607.html
* [USN-2301-1] Jinja2 vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/002608.html

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

* cups 1.4.3-1ubuntu1.12 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/014243.html
* cups 1.4.3-1ubuntu1.12 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/014244.html
* libtasn1-3 2.4-1ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/014245.html
* libtasn1-3 2.4-1ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/014246.html
* apache2 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.14 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/014247.html
* apache2 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.14 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/014248.html

End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 12.04 Updates ===

* cups 1.5.3-0ubuntu8.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022471.html
* cups 1.5.3-0ubuntu8.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022472.html
* firefox 31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022473.html
* enigmail 2:1.7-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022474.html
* thunderbird 1:31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022475.html
* libtasn1-3 2.10-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022476.html
* acpi-support 0.140.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022477.html
* libtasn1-3 2.10-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022478.html
* enigmail 2:1.7-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022479.html
* thunderbird 1:31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022480.html
* firefox 31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022481.html
* acpi-support 0.140.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022482.html
* apache2 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.7 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022483.html
* adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.394-0precise1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022484.html
* apache2 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.7 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022485.html
* lzo2 2.06-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022486.html
* jinja2 2.6-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022487.html
* lzo2 2.06-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022488.html
* jinja2 2.6-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022489.html
* parted 2.3-8ubuntu5.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022490.html
* grub2 1.99-21ubuntu3.16 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022491.html
* ipython 0.12.1+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022492.html
* ipython 0.12.1+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/022493.html

End of Life - April 2017

=== Ubuntu 14.04 Updates ===

* cups 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016267.html
* libdebian-installer 0.88ubuntu5 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016268.html
* xubuntu-default-settings 14.04.5 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016269.html
* cups 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016270.html
* debian-installer 20101020ubuntu318.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016271.html
* debian-installer 20101020ubuntu318.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016272.html
* language-selector 0.129.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016273.html
* nfs-utils 1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016274.html
* compiz 1:0.9.11.2+14.04.20140714-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016275.html
* linux-firmware 1.127.5 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016276.html
* unity 7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016277.html
* pm-utils 1.4.1-13ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016278.html
* cloud-init 0.7.5-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016279.html
* upstart 1.12.1-0ubuntu4.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016280.html
* qscintilla2 2.8.1-2ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016281.html
* file-roller 3.10.2.1-0ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016282.html
* nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016283.html
* base-files 7.2ubuntu5.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016284.html
* grub2 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016285.html
* grub2-signed 1.34.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016286.html
* base-files 7.2ubuntu5.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016287.html
* firefox 31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016288.html
* enigmail 2:1.7-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016289.html
* thunderbird 1:31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016290.html
* libtasn1-6 3.4-3ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016291.html
* libtasn1-6 3.4-3ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016292.html
* enigmail 2:1.7-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016293.html
* firefox 31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016294.html
* thunderbird 1:31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016295.html
* unity-webapps-googledocs 2.4.16+14.04.20140411-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016296.html
* unity-webapps-googlecalendar 2.4.16+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016297.html
* unity-webapps-gmail 2.4.16+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016298.html
* freeipmi 1.1.5-3ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016299.html
* accountsservice 0.6.35-0ubuntu7.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016300.html
* oxide-qt 1.0.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016301.html
* oxide-qt 1.0.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016302.html
* menulibre 2.0.4-1~ubuntu14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016303.html
* apache2 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016304.html
* adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.394-0trusty1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016305.html
* apache2 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016306.html
* lzo2 2.06-1.2ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016307.html
* unity-webapps-googleplus 2.4.17+14.04.20140422-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016308.html
* lzo2 2.06-1.2ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016309.html
* gccgo-4.9 4.9.1-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016310.html
* juju-core 1.18.4+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016311.html
* linux-keystone 3.13.0-8.12 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016312.html
* linux-meta-keystone 3.13.0.8.7 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016313.html
* xorg-lts-transitional 3:6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016314.html
* apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016315.html
* flash-kernel 3.0~rc.4ubuntu49.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016316.html
* linux-meta-keystone 3.13.0.8.7 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016317.html
* linux-keystone 3.13.0-8.12 -
https://lists.ubuntu...uly/016318.html

End of Life - April 2019

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