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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:21 PM

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 310 for the week March
25 - 31, 2013.

== Links to UWN ==

* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu....letter/Issue310

== In This Issue ==

* Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and
11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) reaching End of Life on May 9 2013
* Ubuntu Stats
* Hey North America, Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania!
Are You On the Map?
* Daniel Holbach: Accompanying a new generation of developers
* Rick Spencer: User Interaction with Ubuntu Components
* Jono Bacon: Smart Scopes Not Landing In 13.04, Will Land in 13.10
* Nicholas Skaggs: Beta Testing Extraordinaire with Ubuntu Quality
* Ubuntu Touch summary (week 12)
* App patterns applied: weather key journeys
* Mark Shuttleworth - The Disruptors 2013
* In The Blogosphere
* Full Circle Magazine #71 has arrived!
* 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
* And much more!

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and
11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) reaching End of Life on May 9 2013 ===

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the
formal End of Life (EOL) dates of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server,
10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) desktop and
server.

http://fridge.ubuntu...-on-may-9-2013/

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

* Open (104914) +218 over last week
* Critical (76) +1 over last week
* Unconfirmed (51456) +62 over last week

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

=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top Idea this week ===

* Ability to rename a lot of files at once -
http://brainstorm.ub...com/idea/30641/

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 to download Ubuntu over an unreliable connection
http://askubuntu.com...able-connection
* Is there a virtual machine with direct access to CPU and GPU for
gaming? http://askubuntu.com...-gpu-for-gaming
* Is there a way to burn Ubuntu on a CD ROM?
http://askubuntu.com...ntu-on-a-cd-rom
* Can't compile with GCC on Ubuntu 12.04
http://askubuntu.com...on-ubuntu-12-04
* Why am I suddenly not a sudoer anymore?
http://askubuntu.com...-sudoer-anymore

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Hey North America, Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania!
Are You On the Map? ===

Randall Ross writes a series of blog posts calling out to teams in
continents throughout the world to get themselves added to the global
portal of teams at loco.ubuntu.com.

http://randall.execu...p-north-america

http://randall.execu...-the-map-africa

http://randall.execu...p-south-america

http://randall.execu...-the-map-europe

http://randall.execu...on-the-map-asia

http://randall.execu...the-map-oceania

== The Planet ==

=== Daniel Holbach: Accompanying a new generation of developers ===

Daniel Holbach gives an overview of the work done by the Ubuntu
Developer Advisory Team in the last three release cycles and makes a
call for more volunteers to join them in their efforts to reach out to
new contributors, help new contributors get involved, and collect
feedback on how the development process can be improved for newcomers.

http://daniel.holba....n-ofdevelopers/

=== Rick Spencer: User Interaction with Ubuntu Components ===

Rick Spencer shows how he used Ubuntu Components to add actions to his
Ubuntu Touch app.

http://theravingrick...components.html

=== Jono Bacon: Smart Scopes Not Landing In 13.04, Will Land in 13.10 ===

Jono Bacon reports that the dash team has withdrawn their Feature
Freeze Exception (FFE) to allow further time for Smart Scopes to
mature before including it as part of Ubuntu. Further time working on
the user experience is expected to improve the quality enough for it
to launch normally with 13.10.

http://www.jonobacon...-land-in-13-10/

=== Nicholas Skaggs: Beta Testing Extraordinaire with Ubuntu Quality ===

Nicholas Skaggs of the Ubuntu Quality team announces an online testing
event for the final beta ISO image on Tuesday April 2nd from 1800-2200
UTC.

http://www.theorange...ith-ubuntu.html

== Other Community News ==

=== Ubuntu Touch summary (week 12) ===

Ricardo Salveti de Araujo highlights some of the app development work
going on for Ubuntu Touch, including enabling initial bluetooth
support for Nexus 7, a couple application renames, and updates for the
media-player and notes-app.

https://lists.launch...e/msg01363.html

=== App patterns applied: weather key journeys ===

Christina Li of the Canonical Design Team shows off ideas for
interaction with the weather app in Ubuntu Touch.

http://design.canoni...r-key-journeys/

== In The Press ==

=== Mark Shuttleworth - The Disruptors 2013 ===

Forbes features Mark Shuttleworth as one of 12 people shaking up their
fields. Shuttleworth represents "Computing" field and writes "This guy
is one tough competitor. His idea of a relaxing vacation spot is
Antarctica or the International Space Station. Yes, he's been to both.
He'll need that moxie to muscle into the mobile market."

http://www.forbes.co...uttleworth.html

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Reasons Why I Love Unity Previews #735 ===

Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares some of the work of "Prolific
Unity Scopes developer" David Calle who has "recently been showing off
some interesting new features he's built into Unity Previews."

http://www.omgubuntu...ty-previews-736

=== OpenSUSE 12.3 vs. Ubuntu 13.04 ===

Matt Hartley of Datamation compares features in Ubuntu and the latest
OpenSUSE release. He examines their options of desktop environments,
audio subsystem, drivers, codecs, and software installation.

http://www.datamatio...tu-13.04-1.html

=== [Ubuntu In The Wild] Unity In Use By Norwegian Military ===

Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports on a video that shows the
Norwegian military using Ubuntu for their everyday computational
needs.

http://www.omgubuntu...wegian-military

=== MapR, Canonical Team To Offer Hadoop On Ubuntu Linux ===

Rick Whiting of CRN writes that MapR M3 edition of Hadoop is to become
available through Canonical's Ubuntu Partner Archive with the release
of 13.04. A MapR Juju Charm will also be available with the 13.04
release.

http://www.crn.com/n...buntu-linux.htm

=== Ubuntu Powered Promo Booth? You Bet [Ubuntu In The Wild] ===

Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reports on another every day machine
running Ubuntu; this time it was a promotional pod used in a British
betting shop.

http://www.omgubuntu...ntu-in-the-wild

== In Other News ==

=== Full Circle Magazine #71 has arrived! ===

This month:

* Ubuntu News.
* How-To : Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and Using PAF.
* Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape.
* Book Review: Python for Kids.
* Review: Chrome OS
* plus: Q&A, Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My
Story, and so much more!

http://fullcirclemag...71-has-arrived/

== Other Articles of Interest ==

* GNOME 3.8 Released - http://www.gnome.org...e-3-8-released/
* Is a New Approach to Email Just What Linux Needs? -
http://ostatic.com/b...hat-linux-needs
* Career Watch: Linux pros are in demand -
http://www.itworld.c...pros-are-demand
* Spanish Linux group files antitrust complaint against Microsoft -
http://www.theregist...antitrust_suit/
* Linux use in business jumps again, survey says -
http://www.pcworld.c...ain-survey.html
* Steam > Postal, Dungeon Defenders and Dungeon Hearts added to Steam
for Linux - http://www.gamingonl...for-linux.1869/
* Netflix: Still no plans for Linux support -
http://benjaminkeren...r-linux-support
* Red Hat CEO Optimistic about OpenStack -
http://www.internetn...-openstack.html

== Featured Audio and Video ==

=== Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 108 ===

The Burning Circle episode this week asks its weekly question and
demos how to call in to answer questions via SIP using Twinkle.

http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/140

=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E05 - The Good, The Bad and
the Ubuntu ===

The UK LoCo Podcast reviews the latest news, including the Python
trademark resolution, a Linux video editing Kickstarter, China's new
Ubuntu, Nokia's attempt to block WebM, and the Forbes list of most
disruptive people in business. Other topics include Secure Boot /
Restricted Boot, the latest Ubuntu Technical Board meeting, and a bug
in Fedora's bug tracker, plus some upcoming events.

http://podcast.ubunt...and-the-ubuntu/

== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

* Kernel Team - March 26, 2013 -
https://wiki.ubuntu....ting/2013-03-26
* Desktop Team - March 26, 2013 -
https://wiki.ubuntu....ting/2013-03-26
* Security Team - March 25, 2013
https://wiki.ubuntu....curity/20130325

== 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 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

* [USN-1732-3] OpenSSL vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/002055.html
* [USN-1779-1] GNOME Online Accounts vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/002056.html
* [USN-1780-1] Ruby vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/002057.html
* [USN-1781-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/002058.html
* [USN-1782-1] libxml2 vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/002059.html
* [USN-1783-1] Bind vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/002063.html

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

* libxml2 2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.12 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012891.html
* libxml2 2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.12 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012892.html

End of life - May 2013 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

* ruby1.8 1.8.7.249-2ubuntu0.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013597.html
* ruby1.8 1.8.7.249-2ubuntu0.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013598.html
* linux-ec2 2.6.32-351.63 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013599.html
* pam 1.1.1-2ubuntu5.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013600.html
* libxml2 2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1.8 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013601.html
* libxml2 2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1.8 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013602.html
* bind9 1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.9 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013603.html
* bind9 1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.9 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013604.html

End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Updates ===

* gnome-online-accounts 3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012935.html
* gnome-online-accounts 3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012936.html
* ruby1.8 1.8.7.352-2ubuntu0.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012937.html
* ruby1.8 1.8.7.352-2ubuntu0.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012938.html
* libxml2 2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012939.html
* libxml2 2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012940.html
* bind9 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012941.html
* bind9 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/012942.html

End of Life - April 2013

=== Ubuntu 12.04 Updates ===

* accountsservice 0.6.15-2ubuntu9.5 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018964.html
* kig 4:4.8.4-0ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018965.html
* language-selector 0.79.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018966.html
* openssl 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.8 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018967.html
* gnome-online-accounts 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018969.html
* openssl 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.8 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018968.html
* gnome-online-accounts 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018970.html
* mesa-lts-quantal 9.0.3-0ubuntu0.1~precise1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018971.html
* ruby1.9.1 1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018972.html
* ruby1.8 1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018973.html
* ruby1.9.1 1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018974.html
* ruby1.8 1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018975.html
* linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.2.0.1427.28 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018976.html
* linux-ti-omap4 3.2.0-1427.36 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018977.html
* linux-ti-omap4 3.2.0-1427.36 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018978.html
* linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.2.0.1427.28 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018979.html
* rsyslog 5.8.6-1ubuntu8.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018980.html
* gwibber 3.4.2-0ubuntu2.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018981.html
* neon27 0.29.6-1ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018982.html
* linux 3.2.0-40.64 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018983.html
* linux-lts-quantal 3.5.0-27.46~precise1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018984.html
* linux-armadaxp 3.2.0-1616.25 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018985.html
* linux-signed-lts-quantal 3.5.0-27.46~precise1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018986.html
* valgrind 1:3.7.0-0ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018987.html
* cobbler 2.2.2-0ubuntu33.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018988.html
* xchat-indicator 0.3.10-0ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018989.html
* libapache2-mod-nss 1.0.8-2~ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018990.html
* libvirt 0.9.8-2ubuntu17.8 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018991.html
* aptdaemon 0.43+bzr805-0ubuntu9 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018992.html
* libxml2 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018993.html
* libxml2 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018994.html
* gnome-keyring 3.2.2-2ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018996.html
* openvpn 2.2.1-8ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018995.html
* gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.11 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018997.html
* lvm2 2.02.66-4ubuntu7.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018998.html
* gnome-screenshot 3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/018999.html
* lightdm 1.2.3-0ubuntu2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019000.html
* libxrandr 2:1.3.2-2ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019001.html
* glib2.0 2.32.4-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019002.html
* libgnomekbd 3.4.0.2-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019003.html
* paramiko 1.7.7.1-2ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019004.html
* bash 4.2-2ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019005.html
* simple-scan 3.4.3-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019006.html
* blktap-dkms 2.0.91-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019007.html
* samba 2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2.5 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019008.html
* javatools 0.40ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019009.html
* network-manager-applet 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019010.html
* jackd2 1.9.8~dfsg.1-1ubuntu2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019011.html
* alsa-utils 1.0.25-1ubuntu5.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019012.html
* bind9 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019013.html
* bind9 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019014.html
* ibus-chewing 1.3.10+clean-2ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019015.html
* linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.2.0.1429.28 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019016.html
* linux-ti-omap4 3.2.0-1429.38 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/019017.html

End of Life - April 2017

=== Ubuntu 12.10 Updates ===

* kig 4:4.9.3-0ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013546.html
* openssl 1.0.1c-3ubuntu2.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013547.html
* gnome-online-accounts 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013549.html
* openssl 1.0.1c-3ubuntu2.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013548.html
* gnome-online-accounts 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013550.html
* ruby1.9.1 1.9.3.194-1ubuntu1.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013551.html
* ruby1.8 1.8.7.358-4ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013552.html
* ruby1.9.1 1.9.3.194-1ubuntu1.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013553.html
* ruby1.8 1.8.7.358-4ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013554.html
* rsyslog 5.8.6-1ubuntu9.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013555.html
* gwibber 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013556.html
* linux-signed 3.5.0-27.46 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013557.html
* linux 3.5.0-27.46 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013558.html
* linux_3.5.0-27.46_amd64.tar.gz - -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013559.html
* linux-armadaxp 3.5.0-1611.17 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013560.html
* ubuntu-release-upgrader 1:0.190.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013561.html
* wildmidi 0.2.3.4-2.1quantal1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013562.html
* libapache2-mod-nss 1.0.8-2~ubuntu3.12.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013563.html
* iptables 1.4.12-2ubuntu2.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013564.html
* isc-dhcp 4.2.4-1ubuntu10.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013565.html
* libxml2 2.8.0+dfsg1-5ubuntu2.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013566.html
* libxml2 2.8.0+dfsg1-5ubuntu2.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013567.html
* gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013568.html
* lvm2 2.02.95-4ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013569.html
* consolekit 0.4.5-3ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013570.html
* unity-lens-files 6.6.1-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013571.html
* jackd2 1.9.8~dfsg.4+20120529git007cdc37-2ubuntu2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013572.html
* alsa-utils 1.0.25-3ubuntu2.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013573.html
* linux-meta-ti-omap4 3.5.0.222.22 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013574.html
* linux-ti-omap4 3.5.0-222.33 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013575.html
* bind9 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4.2ubuntu3.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013576.html
* bind9 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4.2ubuntu3.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013577.html
* ibus-chewing 1.3.10+clean-3ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013578.html
* almanah 0.9.0-1ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013579.html
* almanah 0.9.0-1ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...rch/013580.html

End of Life - April 2014

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