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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 311 for the week April
1 - 7, 2013.

== Links to UWN ==

* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu....letter/Issue311

== In This Issue ==

* Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu Global Jam - An Early Call for Events!
* Showcase the diversity of the Ubuntu community!
* Call for nominations to the LoCo Council
* About Ubuntu 13.04 CDs/DVDs
* Take our new Juju survey
* Michael Hall: More Ubuntu SDK Apps
* Kaj Ailomaa: Ubuntu Studio, new leadership, and future plans
* Martin Pitt: Urgent PostgreSQL security updates for Debian/Ubuntu
* Michael Hall: Core Apps: Road to October
* Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 13)
* 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
* And much more!

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released ===

Steve Langasek from the Ubuntu Release Team announces the first and
only Beta milestone for Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) is released. He
also announces availability for Beta 2 images of flavours, including
the recently approved UbuntuKylin and Ubuntu GNOME flavours.

https://lists.ubuntu...ril/000170.html

This final beta release has also been covered in the press and
blogosphere; the following are several collected by our staff:
* Ubuntu Raring 13.04 Beta Review: It Is Surprisingly Good -
http://www.maketeche...view/2013/04/03
* Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Final Beta Released, See What's New -
http://www.webupd8.o...final-beta.html
* Ubuntu 13.04 Beta Released -
http://www.omgubuntu...4-beta-released
* Ubuntu 13.04's "Final Beta" arrives -
http://www.h-online....es-1835805.html

=== Welcome New Members and Developers ===

Results from the Developer Membership Board meeting 2013-03-25:

* PerPackageUploader Applications - Paul Gevers
* https://wiki.ubuntu....aderApplication
* Was granted upload rights to: winff, daisy-player, ebook-speaker and cacti.

https://lists.ubuntu...ril/001768.html

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

* Open (105356) +442 over last week
* Critical (75) -1 over last week
* Unconfirmed (51698) +242 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 5 this week ===

* A better interface for change boot options.
http://brainstorm.ub...com/idea/30651/
* Customizing the launcher items http://brainstorm.ub...com/idea/30655/
* Shifting between the opened window by hovering over the unity icon
http://brainstorm.ub...com/idea/30658/
* Provide better icons for LibreOffice http://brainstorm.ub...com/idea/30652/
* Only install the TeX Live packages you really need
http://brainstorm.ub...com/idea/30659/

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 ===

* What does "Ctrl + Alt + F12" do?
http://askubuntu.com...ctrl-alt-f12-do
* Where can I download the Beta 2 release for Ubuntu 13.04?
http://askubuntu.com...or-ubuntu-13-04
* How do I stop this constant loss of free space?
http://askubuntu.com...s-of-free-space
* whats the default sudo timeout?
http://askubuntu.com...lt-sudo-timeout
* Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts
http://askubuntu.com...ntu-12-04-2-lts

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

== LoCo News ==

=== Ubuntu Global Jam - An Early Call for Events! ===

Randall Ross announces the start of the Ubuntu Global Jam S-series
planning and asks every LoCo team to add their events into the LoCo
Team Portal.

http://randall.execu...-s-announcement

=== Showcase the diversity of the Ubuntu community! ===

Philip Ballew starts a quest to showcase the diversity of the Ubuntu
LoCo Teams and asks the LoCo team members to send him a postcard of
their country/territory/city.

http://philipballew....untu-community/

=== Call for nominations to the LoCo Council ===

Bhavani Shankar R of the LoCo Council is calling for nominations to
replace two members of the LoCo Council and invites anyone to nominate
an Ubuntu member to join the LoCo Council.

https://lists.ubuntu...ril/006306.html

=== About Ubuntu 13.04 CDs/DVDs ===

Sergio Meneses of the LoCo Council announces that there will not be
any 13.04 CDs or DVDs sent to the approved LoCo teams, and future CDs
and DVDs will only be available for LTS releases.

http://lococouncil.u...-13-04-cdsdvds/

== Ubuntu Cloud News ==

=== Take our new Juju survey ===

Jorge Castro asks users that have used Juju to participate in an
ongoing survey that will receive more questions as Juju grows.

http://www.jorgecast...ew-juju-survey/

== The Planet ==

=== Michael Hall: More Ubuntu SDK Apps ===

Michael Hall introduces more Ubuntu SDK Apps and gives us an update on
the development of the Ubuntu Core Apps.

http://mhall119.com/...buntu-sdk-apps/

=== Kaj Ailomaa: Ubuntu Studio, new leadership, and future plans ===

Kaj Ailomaa talks about current leadership changes where he was
appointed as Ubuntu Studio Project lead, the work of the old Project
Lead Scott Lavender, and he also discusses future plans for Ubuntu
Studio 14.04.

http://zequence.net/...d-future-plans/

=== Martin Pitt: Urgent PostgreSQL security updates for Debian/Ubuntu ===

Martin Pitt announces a critical security update of PostgreSQL and
reminds users to shutdown their systems and upgrade as soon as
possible.

http://www.piware.de...r-debianubuntu/

=== Michael Hall: Core Apps: Road to October ===

Michael Hall describes how the Ubuntu Touch teams will work in the
13.10 cycle, including work items tracking in status.ubuntu.com,
setting monthly milestones, and dividing work items into teams to make
the teams work more efficiently.

http://mhall119.com/...oad-to-october/

== Other Community News ==

=== Ubuntu Touch Summary (week 13) ===

Bill Filler sums up the work from the Ubuntu Touch team for week 13
including a Qt transition, rebasing for the upcoming Raring release,
and core apps updates.

https://lists.launch...e/msg01464.html

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== WUBI To Be Dropped from Ubuntu 13.04, Windows Users Lose Out ===

Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the dropping of Wubi
(Windows Ubuntu Installer) from Ubuntu 13.04 due its under-maintained
(and therefore unstable) state as well as its incompatibility with
Windows 8.

http://www.omgubuntu...-users-lose-out

=== High School 1:1 Laptop Program Announced ===

Charlie Reslinger of Penn Manor High School announces a 1:1 Laptop
program where students will receive an inexpensive laptop based on
Ubermix, a Ubuntu-based education system. Teacher and student
apprentices will also be trained for helping the students on their
laptops.

http://www.pennmanor...echblog/?p=1590

=== Ubuntu: Riding HP Moonshot Into Hyperscale Server Market? ===

The VAR Guy writes about the appearance of Ubuntu in the coming HP
Moonshot Server and lists out the challenges Canonical faces ahead in
its deployment as well as a source of revenue.

http://thevarguy.com...e-server-market

=== New Ubuntu T-Shirts Go On Sale in Canonical Store ===

Joey Elijah-Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! blogs about the availability in
Canonical's store of the Ubuntu 13.04 T-shirt with a ringtail on it.
He also notes about the store having some new items, including a
leather PU bound notebook and a 4-in-1 pen.

http://www.omgubuntu...ntu-online-shop

=== 10 New Features and Changes in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
[Screenshots Tour] ===

Manuel Jose of Tech Drive-in posts some screenshots of the new
features in 13.04, including new menus for Shutdown, Ubuntu One,
Bluetooth, some new icons for Ubuntu Software Center and more.

http://www.techdrive...g-ringtail.html

=== Ubuntu's Unity Next Running On Mir Display Server ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix writes about the next generation of Unity
and its first success in running the Mir display server and seeing it
is possible to run on future Ubuntu touch devices.

http://www.phoronix....item&px=MTM0Mzc

=== Alienware X51 deploying with Ubuntu! ===

Sabun of Gaming On Linux writes about the announcement of Dell's
Alienware X51 with Ubuntu with different specifications aiming at
plug-to-play gaming consumers. He also takes note that Steam on Linux
is an important factor to Alienware supporting Ubuntu.

http://www.gamingonl...th-ubuntu.1895/

== Other Articles of Interest ==

* Debian Project News - April 1st, 2013 -
http://www.debian.or...weekly/2013/07/
* Kona's Scott DeFusco: Open Source Advocate in a Closed Source Firm
- http://www.linuxinsi...tory/77676.html
* Linux Video Disk Recorder 2.0 Supports HDTV -
http://www.phoronix....item&px=MTM0MjE
* Law Librarian Creates LibreOffice, gscan2PDF How-to Videos for 100
Linux Tutorials Campaign -
http://www.linux.com...rials-campaign/
* Chromium switches from WebKit to Blink - Developers weigh in -
http://www.linuxuser...lopers-weigh-in
* Croatian Linux Users' Convention 2013 Announced -
http://www.muktware....-2013-announced
* NVIDIA, Valve Share Lessons In Porting To Linux -
http://www.phoronix....item&px=MTM0MzU
* OpenStack 'Grizzly' Debuts with More Than 200 New Features -
http://www.linux.com...0-new-features/
* Gallery : 10 Hot New Linux-Ready Embedded ARM Modules -
http://www.linux.com...ded-arm-modules

== Featured Audio and Video ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S06E06 - One Hour Ubuntu ===

Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore and the Podcasts met at Studio
A for the Ubuntu UK LoCo Podcast Series 6 Episode 6 (S06E06), where
Benjamin Kerensa was interviewed about OpenPhoto, some GUI love of
geeknotes.net was shared, dual-booting Ubuntu with a Nexus 7, the
Ubuntu SDK and attending Photography Farm was chatted about, and the
marvelous feedback from the listeners was gone over.

http://podcast.ubunt...ne-hour-ubuntu/

=== Full Circle Episode 69 Audio Edition ===

The Full Circle Magazine announces their experiment of making the
magazine in an audio version and releases the audio version of Episode
69. The MP3 version is available at
http://ubuntuone.com...nviLFxbGh2VIekr

http://fullcirclemag...-audio-edition/

== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

* Kernel Team - April 2, 2013 -
https://wiki.ubuntu....ting/2013-04-02
* Desktop Team - April 2, 2013 -
https://wiki.ubuntu....ting/2013-04-02

== 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-1784-1] libxslt vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002064.html
* [USN-1785-1] poppler vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002065.html
* [USN-1787-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002066.html
* [USN-1788-1] Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002067.html
* [USN-1789-1] PostgreSQL vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002068.html
* [USN-1790-1] Libav vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002069.html
* [USN-1786-1] Firefox vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002070.html
* [USN-1786-2] Unity Firefox Extension update -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/002071.html

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

* libxslt 1.1.22-1ubuntu1.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012893.html
* poppler 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012894.html
* libxslt 1.1.22-1ubuntu1.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012895.html
* poppler 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012896.html
* postgresql-8.3 8.3.23-0ubuntu8.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012897.html
* postgresql-8.3 8.3.23-0ubuntu8.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012898.html

End of life - May 2013 (Server)

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

* smokeping 2.3.6-5+squeeze1build0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013605.html
* openjpeg 1.3+dfsg-4+squeeze1build0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013606.html
* openjpeg 1.3+dfsg-4+squeeze1build0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013607.html
* smokeping 2.3.6-5+squeeze1build0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013608.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013609.html
* poppler 0.12.4-0ubuntu5.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013610.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013611.html
* poppler 0.12.4-0ubuntu5.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013612.html
* linux-lts-backport-oneiric 3.0.0-32.51~lucid1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013613.html
* linux-lts-backport-oneiric 3.0.0-32.51~lucid1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013614.html
* postgresql-8.4 8.4.17-0ubuntu10.04 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013615.html
* postgresql-8.4 8.4.17-0ubuntu10.04 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013616.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013617.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013618.html

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

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Updates ===

* openjpeg 1.3+dfsg-4+squeeze1build0.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012943.html
* smokeping 2.3.6-5+squeeze1build0.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012944.html
* openjpeg 1.3+dfsg-4+squeeze1build0.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012945.html
* smokeping 2.3.6-5+squeeze1build0.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012946.html
* linux 3.0.0-32.51 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012947.html
* linux 3.0.0-32.51 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012948.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-7ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012949.html
* poppler 0.16.7-2ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012950.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-7ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012951.html
* poppler 0.16.7-2ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012952.html
* postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0ubuntu11.10 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012953.html
* postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0ubuntu11.10 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012954.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012955.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/012956.html

End of Life - May 2013

=== Ubuntu 12.04 Updates ===

* ubuntu-geoip 0.0.2-0ubuntu6.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019018.html
* mongodb 1:2.0.4-1ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019019.html
* openjpeg 1.3+dfsg-4+squeeze1build0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019020.html
* tomcat7 7.0.26-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019021.html
* mongodb 1:2.0.4-1ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019022.html
* openjpeg 1.3+dfsg-4+squeeze1build0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019023.html
* tomcat7 7.0.26-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019024.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-8ubuntu1.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019025.html
* poppler 0.18.4-1ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019026.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-8ubuntu1.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019027.html
* poppler 0.18.4-1ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019028.html
* exim4 4.76-3ubuntu3.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019029.html
* deja-dup 22.0-0ubuntu4 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019030.html
* sessioninstaller 0.20+bzr128-0ubuntu1.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019031.html
* gnomeradio 1.8-2ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019032.html
* virtualbox 4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019033.html
* postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0ubuntu12.04 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019034.html
* postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0ubuntu12.04 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019035.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019036.html
* libav 4:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019037.html
* libav-extra 4:0.8.6ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019038.html
* postgresql-8.4 8.4.17-0ubuntu12.04 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019039.html
* libav 4:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019040.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019041.html
* libav-extra 4:0.8.6ubuntu0.12.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019042.html
* postgresql-8.4 8.4.17-0ubuntu12.04 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019043.html
* linux-lowlatency 3.2.0-40.43 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019044.html
* linux-meta-lowlatency 3.2.0.40.32 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/019045.html

End of Life - April 2017

=== Ubuntu 12.10 Updates ===

* linux-meta-lowlatency 3.5.0.26.25 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013581.html
* linux-lowlatency 3.5.0-26.28 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013582.html
* linux-meta-lowlatency 3.5.0.26.25 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013583.html
* linux-lowlatency 3.5.0-26.28 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013584.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-14ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013585.html
* poppler 0.20.4-0ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013586.html
* libxslt 1.1.26-14ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013587.html
* poppler 0.20.4-0ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013588.html
* xdiagnose 3.2.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013589.html
* gnomeradio 1.8-2ubuntu5.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013590.html
* virtualbox 4.1.18-dfsg-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013591.html
* sessioninstaller 0.20+bzr131-0ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013592.html
* postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0ubuntu12.10 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013593.html
* postgresql-9.1 9.1.9-0ubuntu12.10 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013594.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013595.html
* unity-firefox-extension 2.4.4-0ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013596.html
* libav 6:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013597.html
* libav-extra 6:0.8.6ubuntu0.12.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013598.html
* firefox 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013599.html
* libav 6:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013600.html
* unity-firefox-extension 2.4.4-0ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013601.html
* libav-extra 6:0.8.6ubuntu0.12.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013602.html
* linux-meta-lowlatency 3.5.0.27.26 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013603.html
* linux-lowlatency 3.5.0-27.30 -
https://lists.ubuntu...ril/013604.html

End of Life - April 2014

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