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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 295

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 295 for the week

December 3 - 9, 2012.

 

== Links to UWN ==

 

* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue295

 

== In This Issue ==

 

* 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 Released!

* Welcome New Members and Developers

* Ubuntu Stats

* "Ubuntizando" the day of the candles in Bogota #Ubuntu

* LoCos, now it's your time to take the stage!

* Private Projects and Private Blueprints leave beta

* New Juju Website Ready

* State of Juju and the Charm Store

* Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Development Hangouts for you

* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for November

* Daniel Holbach: The Packaging Guide finally does speak Spanish

* Michael Hall: A sneak peek inside Ubuntu Skunkworks

* Randall Ross: "Raring" to Try Your Nexus 7 with Ubuntu?

* Jono Bacon: Improving Community 'Getting Involved' Documentation

* Searching in the Dash in Ubuntu 13.04

* Is Ubuntu Software Management User Friendly?

* Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8: Head-to-Head at Last

* Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?

* In The Blogosphere

* Other Articles of Interest

* Featured Audio and Video

* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

* Upcoming Meetings and Events

* Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10

 

== General Community News ==

 

=== 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 Released! ===

 

Stephane Graber, a member of the Ubuntu release team, announces the

release of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 for Edubuntu and

Kubuntu. The release announcement can be found at:

 

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2012-December/000998.html

 

=== Welcome New Members and Developers ===

 

Results from the 2012-11-19 Developer Membership Board meeting

 

* Dmitry Shachnev was given PPU upload rights to retext and

unity-mail and added to the Ubuntu Developers team -

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DmitryShachnev/PPUApplication

 

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2012-December/001698.html

 

Announced on December 4th, Forum Council has approved Ubuntu

Membership for forum contributions to:

 

* varunendra - http://ubuntuorg/member.php?u=1043629

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Varunendra https://launchpad.net/~varunendra

 

* Ventrical - http://ubuntuorg/member.php?u=1140838

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ventrical https://launchpad.net/~twocamels

 

* YannBuntu - http://ubuntuorg/member.php?u=485559

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Yannubuntu https://launchpad.net/~yannubuntu

 

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2012-December/001700.html

 

== Ubuntu Stats ==

 

=== Bug Stats ===

 

* Open (102456) -68 over last week

* Critical (86) -6 over last week

* Unconfirmed (50738) -7 over last week

 

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started,

please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

 

=== Translation Stats Quantal ===

 

* English (United Kingdom) (9000) +/-0 over last week

* Spanish (13605) -59 over last week

* English (Australia) (17039) +/-0 over last week

* Bosnian (30887) -4791 over last week

* Brazilian Portuguese (38459) -4 over last week

 

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal", see

more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/ and

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

 

=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top ideas this week ===

 

* Global Option menu addition - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30397/

* Accelerate the availability of software. -

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30393/

* Integrate System Monitor System Info into Ubuntu About Computer -

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30403/

 

Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add

your ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or

against another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

 

=== Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week ===

 

* How do I type on the next line in the Terminal?

http://askubuntu.com/questions/226204/how-do-i-type-on-the-next-line-in-the-terminal

* Will I keep my programs, like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, iTunes, etc?

http://askubuntu.com/questions/226504/will-i-keep-my-programs-like-powerpoint-word-excel-itunes-etc

* How do I edit text in a scanned .jpeg?

http://askubuntu.com/questions/225872/how-do-i-edit-text-in-a-scanned-jpeg

* Short-cut for switching to a given directory

http://askubuntu.com/questions/226417/short-cut-for-switching-to-a-given-directory

* Ubuntu with spyware? [closed]

http://askubuntu.com/questions/226575/ubuntu-with-spyware

 

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

 

== LoCo News ==

 

=== "Ubuntizando" the day of the candles in Bogota #Ubuntu ===

 

Jhosman Lizarazo shares news from the Ubuntu Columbia LoCo which

celebrated the ''day of the candles'' in the streets of Bogota to

promote Ubuntu. The team gave out DVDs and flyers promoting Ubuntu;

Lizarazo shares photos from the event.

 

http://jhosman.com/en/locoteams/ubuntizando-the-day-of-the-candles-in-bogota-ubuntu/

 

=== LoCos, now it's your time to take the stage! ===

 

Jose Antonio Rey of the Ubuntu Classroom team puts out a call for

members of LoCo teams to get involved in a new initiative by Ubuntu

Classroom to host sessions about running LoCos, events, and more.

 

http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/locos-now-its-your-time-to-take-the-stage/

 

== Launchpad News ==

 

=== Private Projects and Private Blueprints leave beta ===

 

As of the 4th of December, the Private Projects and Private Blueprints

features in Launchpad leave their beta period, and are now stable. A

commercial subscription is required to use these features, but anyone

who creates a Private Project and/or a Private Blueprint will enter

into a 30-day trial commercial subscription.

 

http://blog.launchpad.net/general/private-projects-and-private-blueprints-leave-beta

 

== Ubuntu Cloud News ==

 

=== New Juju Website Ready ===

 

Jorge Castro of the Canonical Community Team reports that they have

created a new website for JuJu Charm at http://jujucharms.com/. Castro

welcomes everyone to help file bugs against the site.

 

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/12/05/new-juju-website-ready/

 

=== State of Juju and the Charm Store ===

 

 

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