Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #79

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 79 for the weeks
February 17th – February 23rd, 2008. In this issue we cover the
release of Hardy Alpha 5, Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid Ibex, newly approved
LoCos and members, interview with the Ubuntu Server Product Manager,
and, as always, much, much more!

== In This Issue ==

* Hardy Alpha 5 Released
* Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid Ibex
* 5-a-Day
* Newly Approved LoCos and Members
* Review of Open Week
* Interview with Nick Barcet, Ubuntu Server Product Manager
* Florida Team Rocks the Florida Linux Show
* In The Press & Blogosphere
* Meeting Summaries
* Upcoming Meetings & Events
* Updates & Security
* Bugs & Translations

== General Community News ==

=== Hardy Alpha 5 Released ===

Another Hardy Heron pre-release is available for testing. Alpha 5 is
the fifth in a series of six milestone CD images that will be released
throughout the Hardy development cycle. Alpha 5 includes several new
features that are ready for large-scale testing. Please refer to
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/hardy/alpha5 for information on changes
in Ubuntu and https://wiki.kubuntu.org/HardyHeron/Alpha5/Kubuntu for
changes in Kubuntu. Pre-releases of Hardy are *not* encouraged for
anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable
running into occasional, even frequent breakage.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2008-February/000387.html

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid Ibex ===

Hardy is now past feature-freeze and it’s time to start planning
features that are being lined up for inclusion after Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
is released in April. The release which is planned for October 2008,
will be named “Intrepid Ibex”, and will most likely be version 8.10.
The desktop will once again be a focal point as the team works to
re-engineer the users interaction model so that Ubuntu works as well
on a high-end workstation as well as it does on a sub-notebook. A
particular focus will be pervasive internet access, the ability to tap
into bandwidth whenever and wherever you happen to be. The ability to
move from the office, to the train, and home, staying connected all
the way will be a top priority. Ubuntu 8.10 will be the ninth release,
and the fourth anniversary of the first release – 4.10.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2008-February/025136.html

=== 5-a-Day ===

What is 5-A-Day? 5-A-Day is a blitz of the community to fix bugs. A
simplified explanation, but if everyone pitches in and helps on just 5
bugs, think of the results. Not sure you have to ability to fix bugs?
No problem! This program has been set up to let everyone contribute in
some way. Follow the link to find out how you can help! And remember
help to spread the news of this worth while bug blitz, by adding it to
your blog. Get busy, get involved, and help get rid of those pesky
bugs. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/5-A-Day

=== Newly Approved LoCos ===

* Maryland Team – In less than a year, the Ubuntu Maryland LoCo Team
has gone from a small group of Ubuntu enthusiasts to a large number of
active members with a wide variety of technical expertise. The Team
has already hosted a number of events, including install fests and
presentations, as well as regularly scheduled meetings in-person and
on IRC. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarylandTeam
* Colombian Team – It has been a slow but steady path to bring
together an active group of Ubuntu users in the Colombian Team. Free
open source software does not have much visibility in local media and
the government, educational and private initiatives have only been
gaining traction for the past few 2-3 years. The Colombian Team has
done projects like creating the Ubuntu in Wayuunaiki translation
project and participated in events like Software Freedom Day with
presentations and CD distribution.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ColombianTeam
* Indiana Team – The Indiana LoCo Team has worked closely with the
various LUGs to promote both Ubuntu and Linux in general. This has led
to the Indiana LinuxFest. The LoCo has pursued projects such as the
inACCESS / School Advocacy and Support program, which has spread Linux
and open-source software through the school systems in Indiana.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianaTeam

=== Newly Approved Members ===

* Eddie Martinez – Eddie created the agenda for the first Ubuntu-IL
meeting, helped with the Ubuntu side of InstallFest at BarCampChicago,
and helped represent the LoCo at FlorishConf 2007, a conference for
FL/OSS at a local university. He has helped create the agenda for
several meetings of the Ubuntu-Chicago LoCo as well as acted as
moderator for their mailing list. He launched the Ubuntu-Illinois
CodeSprint for Feb. 9th, 2008 and is working with the Ohio and
Michigan Teams to set up a TriLoCo meeting/collaboration. He is
working with the LoCo on “Project Green”, converting Christian Life
College in Mt. Prospect, Illinois to 100% Ubuntu.
https://launchpad.net/~eddiemartinez
* Leandro Gómez – Leandro started the Nicaraguan Ubuntu LoCo Team
(approved in April) and since then his main efforts have been in
improving the local team and helping other teams in the region get
started. He has participated in the organization of many events in
the last twelve months, including the award-winning SFD Nicaragua
2007 event and the Linux Tour, one of the biggest Linux events in
Central America. https://launchpad.net/~leogomez72
* Eric Krieger – Eric is a member of the New Mexico Team, project
lead for Endorphin Power Company Ubuntu Install and Support, which is
dedicated to improving the lives of people, with special focus on the
substance-dependent and homeless. He participated in the 2007 Software
Freedom Day Team in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He has also posted various
“HOWTOs” on the Ubuntu Forums. https://launchpad.net/~grammatoncleric
* Andrea Colangelo – Part of the the Italian LoCo Team, Andrea is
involved in CD and sticker projects, Ubuntu-it Press Office (the team
that writes press-releases and take care of contacts with media) and
Ubuntu-it screencasts. Andrea is also a member of Italian Developer
Team, involved in packaging and backporting software that the Italian
community requests. Future plans include becoming a MOTU, and
continuing focus on Debian/Ubuntu cooperation.
https://launchpad.net/~warp10
* Craig A. Eddy – Craig has been a contributor to the Ubuntu Weekly
Newsletter since November 2007. He is a member of the Arizona Team and
has been the reporter for the AZ Team Newsletter as well. In
addition, he has submitted bug reports to LaunchPad and assists people
on the Ubuntu Forums. https://edge.launchpad.net/~tyche
* Greg Grossmeier – Greg is the Founder/Team Lead for the Michigan
LoCo. He helped setup the first packaging jam, and is part of the Bug
Control Team on LaunchPad. https://launchpad.net/~greg.grossmeier
* Nicolas Valcárcel – Nicolas is a member of the Peruvian LoCo Team
(and council). He has given talks about the MOTU process, MOTU
Development, and how to get started. He has plans for 3 more talks for
the next 2 months about Ubuntu development. Nicolas ran 2 sessions
during Developer Week and has been active in bug fixing and bug
triage. https://launchpad.net/~nvalcarcel

=== Review of Open Week ===

The first ever Ubuntu Developer Week was a success. Session covered a
wide array of topics like learning how to triage bugs, different
packaging techniques, Ubuntu derivatives, MOTU processes, hosting code
on Launchpad, and packaging Firefox 3 extensions. IRC logs and details
can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek. To read
summaries of sessions from each day, see Daniel Holbach’s blog:

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=88

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=91

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=92

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=94

== Interview with Nick Barcet, Ubuntu Server Product Manager ==

UWN: Who are you? What do you do at Canonical?

I’m Nick Barcet, an almost 40 years old geek that started programming
on a TRS-80 quite a long time ago. I joined Canonical in September
2007 to fill the role of Ubuntu Server Product Manager. The role of
a product manager is to be the interface between the technical team
and the rest of the company. This implies

* gathering the feedback and requests from our other department and
their customers or partner,
* putting in common word the technicalities of new implementation so
that our sales and marketing team can understand them
* proposing and participating in the definition of the product
strategy and many other fun activities.

UWN: How long have you used Linux and what was your first distro? And
how long have you been using Ubuntu?

I started with Linux with SuSE in 1998 as a hobby, which became handy
when Novell bought SuSE while I was working there. I switched to
Ubuntu
end of 2005 on my Desktop and with Dapper on my servers (I had left
Novell at that time).

UWN: Virtualization is in the news more and more nowadays. The Server
Team has been focusing on KVM, and VMware has been in the commercial
repository for almost a year, and OpenVZ was just added. How is the
relationship with VMware progressing? What has been the reaction to
JeOS? Are ISVs putting it to use? Is there any more planned
collaboration?

We do have a great relationship with VMWare, which is progressing very
well. As you have noticed, we also started working with Parallels (ex
SWSoft) and they are providing OpenVZ in Universe, which is another
great option to Ubuntu users. As each of these technologies are
providing answers to different use cases, I think that we are starting
to have a great virtualization story on Ubuntu Server Edition.

JeOS has generated a lot of attention and the number of Virtual
Appliances built on it are growing every day. JeOS is updated to work
also with KVM in version 8.04, and we’ve also improved the VMWare ESX
support. This will certainly increase the momentum that we are already
observing. We’re confident that 8.04, will see numerous ISVs certify
on it and bringing many more options, both virtualised or not, to
Ubuntu users.

UWN: Are there plans to get involved with “cloud” computing, similar
to how RHEL is directly available on Amazon’s EC2 services?

Ubuntu Server Edition works very well on EC2 already and there are
quite a few how-to published on the subject, pre-built images posted
by the community [1] and even virtual appliances available, such Paul
Dowman’s “EC2 on Rails” [2]. As you know, Canonical’s business model
is to sell Technical Support, not to sell the “maintenance” as other
distribution do. We’re watching the RH/Amazon tie up and it is
definitely an interesting way of delivering the server product to the
market. As we only charge for support and not maintenance we would
have to deliver it a different way but it is too soon to talk about
specifics or any deals.

As a side note, there is currently quite a bit of confusion in what is
support and maintenance. What I refer to as maintenance is the is the
commitment Ubuntu has on providing security updates for the packages
that are defined in seed whatever dependencies are necessary to make
them work. More precisely our commitment is to provide free
maintenance for Ubuntu products as follow:

* Ubuntu Desktop, Kubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server: security updates
and select bug fixes (18 months)
* Ubuntu Desktop LTS: Security updates and select bug fixes (3 years)
* Ubuntu Server LTS: Hardware compatibility updates (until next
LTS), Security updates and select bug fixes (5 years)

As you see, this is quite different from support, where this only
covers the activity to provide various types of answers to customer
over the phone, web or email which Canonical offers for a fee.

[1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EC2
http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/kbcategory.jspa?categoryID=116

[2] http://ec2onrails.rubyforge.org/

UWN: Many businesses use Active Directory or some form of LDAP
extensively. How is the Windows AD integration coming along for Hardy
and what are the future plans?

Thanks to the great work from Jerry Carter producing likewise-open,
and of Rick Clark packaging it in Ubuntu, the package has been
uploaded just before Feature Freeze. On Ubuntu desktop, it provides a
graphical interface to integrate into AD, while on Ubuntu Server
Edition a single command line will allow the joining. Once this is
done, all authentications are seamlessly redirected to AD.

It looks good at fulfilling its promise of very easy integration into
an AD domain, but it now needs some extensive testing before 8.04 is
released. If you have access to an AD domain and can run a few tests
with Hardy, now is the right time to do so and it is a great way to
contribute to Ubuntu Server Edition.

UWN: Landscape is systems management tool provided by Canonical with a
support contract. What does it do? Are there other applications
provided at the commercial level?

Landscape is a systems management tool that provides grouped
management, inventory, user management and monitoring of multiple
servers in a centralized way. With Landscape it is possible to
simultaneously request and installation, update or removal of a
package on all or some of your managed at the same time. The same can
be done for users. You also get a very clear summary of resources
consumption on you servers over time with very smart graphs grouping
the info for multiple servers. More information and screen shots are
available on Canonical’s web site [1].

Landscape is the only application we provide specifically for
commercial support users right now. We intend to improve and expand it
over time to become even more valuable to them as it is a compelling
reason to use our support. These customers are also encouraged to use
Launchpad and Bazaar if appropriate. I don’t know if we will add more
applications for commercial customers. We will where and when it make
sense.

[1]http://www.canonical.com/projects/landscape

== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad 1.2.2: faster PPA builds, enhanced bug subscriptions and
more karma! ===

It’s time for another Launchpad release and this is one with something
for just about everyone!

* Karma fiends take note: registering branches and linking branches
to bugs or blueprints now earns you karma! Want to know more about
karma? Take a look at https://help.launchpad.net/KarmaCalculation
* Faster PPA builds: we’ve cut the time it takes to build packages in
PPAs. The moment you upload your source, Launchpad starts building.
* More bug notifications: now you can subscribe to get bug mail about
any milestone, project, package or distribution.
* Savannah bug watches: keep an eye on bugs tracked at
savannah.gnu.org and savannah.nognu.org
* Improved branch registration page: it’s now easier to register a
branch in Launchpad.

There’s also exciting news for Launchpad beta testers! You can now
apply to use Launchpad to run a mailing list for a team you’re
involved with. Find out more at https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp

Not a beta tester yet? You’re missing out on first looks at new
features and the chance to shape the future of Launchpad. Learn more
at https://help.launchpad.net/BetaTesting

For more details, see
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/launchpad-users/2008-February/003233.html

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

## This section is provided to include any interesting updates from
the Ubuntu Forums.
=== Ubuntu Forums Interviews ===

Interviews with the following Forums members are now available:

* maniacmusician -
http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/26/an-interview-with-maniacmusician/
* tseliot – http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/an-interview-with-tseliot/
* vorian – http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/an-interview-with-vorian/
* az – http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/02/16/an-interview-with-az/

=== Tutorials Of The Week ===

Here are the tutorials that have been selected for the past few weeks:

* btnx: Send keyboard and mouse combination events with mouse
buttons, by daou – http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=455656
* HOWTO: Setup slrn, the CLI newsreader and Howto Setup and use
Leafnode-2 with the newsreader slrn, by andrew.46 -
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=676837 and
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=475246
* Howto: Install and configure Pekwm by urukrama -
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=662204
* HowTo: Disable Synaptics Touchpad While Typing by Mais -
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=271052
* HowTo: Fix Corrupted Windows Registry from Ubuntu partition, by
kernoPanic – http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=624943

== In The Press ==

* Dell adds new notebook to Ubuntu lineup – Usually, the North
American computer giants introduce their latest and greatest products
to the U.S. market first, with Europe an afterthought. Not this time.
Dell is bringing its latest Ubuntu-powered laptop, the Inspiron 1525,
to the Europeans first. Americans will need to wait until later in
February for Dell’s newest Ubuntu Linux computer. The Dell Inspiron
1525 was introduced in January as the smaller, lighter and cheaper
cousin of the popular Dell 1520. At just under 6 pounds, with a choice
of eight colors and four optional design patterns, and with pricing
that’s expected to start at $499, this laptop is attractive to both
the eye and the wallet. The laptop is built around the single-core
Intel Celeron 540 processor at 1.86GHz, with a 533MHz FSB (Front Side
Bus). With only 512MB of RAM, don’t even think of running Vista, but
it’s more than enough for Ubuntu 7.10.
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2937357707.html

== In The Blogosphere ==

* Cheap is good, but free is better – Jim Fisher writes that
OpenOffice is a great free replacement for Microsoft Office. There are
so many open source alternatives to most commercial programs, that an
educated consumer may never have to purchase software if he knows
where to look. Jim suggests alternatives to all sorts of expensive
software programs like using GIMP as a replacement for Photoshop. He
also recommends Ubuntu, since it comes loaded with applications that
most people need such as a Web browser, Open-Office, instant messaging
and other programs. Ubuntu requires much less horsepower to run than
Windows XP and Vista, making it an ideal choice for older systems. If
the user is familiar with Windows, the transition to Ubuntu will be
easy.

* 5 Things I Don’t Like About Ubuntu 7.10 – Matt has made the
decision to move to Ubuntu, away from the world of Windows, which he
has used for over 10 years. There are a lot of great things with
Ubuntu and a few things he doesn’t like. The default themes and
wallpapers that come with Ubuntu are not attractive to him. Why is the
screen saver selection and the wallpaper selection in two different
places? They should be in one easy-to-find menu. Innovate file
management. While there is nothing wrong with the current setup, there
is nothing special about either. Ubuntu, for some reason, doesn’t find
his iMac on the network and it’s kind of an annoyance. He also hates
the terminal. Matt suggests making it easier to do things and maybe be
able to do it with a GUI.
http://www.lockergnome.com/digged/2008/02/19/5-things-i-dont-like-about-ubuntu-710/

== In Other News ==

=== Canadian Availability of Dell machines ===

Dell has increased the availability of their systems. Now you can
purchase the same machines in Canada that are available in the United
States. A new machine is also available: the Inspiron 1525 (available
in various colors). To keep up to date on all the Dell/Ubuntu
offerings, bookmark: http://www.ubuntu.com/dell – this is the Ubuntu
page for everything Dell/Ubuntu and will be updated as new products
become available.

=== Zenbuntu ===
Zebuntu: http://zebuntu.com/ – is a new Xfce-based Ubuntu distribution
with heavy Zeta influences. Bernd Korz explains the goals of Zebuntu
in the project’s announcement:
http://zebuntu.com/component/content/article/25-das-projekt/46-zebuntu-sagt-qguten-tagq.html
(in German): “Our goal is to use BlueEyedOS to offer a new platform
for our former Zeta customers. In the future, Zeta, BeOS, as well as
any future Haiku applications, will run natively on Zebuntu. This also
offers a distinct advantage for developers for these platforms; they
can use Zebuntu to develop for their platforms while utilising the
performance and versatility of Linux.” In other words, run BeOS
applications on Linux.

http://osnews.com/story/19359/Zebuntu_Debuts

=== Canonical to resell IBM DB2 Express-C as software, virtual appliances ===
Canonical announced the availability of IBM DB2 Express-C 9.5 through
the Ubuntu Partner Repository and as a virtual appliance running on
VMware. IBM DB2 Express-C is a no-charge edition of the DB2 database
server. Ideal for small businesses and multi-branch companies, DB2
Express-C can be set up quickly, is easy-to-use, and includes
self-managing capabilities. “IBM DB2 Express-C is a great example of
how we are bringing business-class applications to the Ubuntu
community. Users have more access than ever before to the tools they
need,” said Mark Murphy, Canonical alliances manager. Canonical is
also making an annual support contract for IBM DB2 Express-C available
to its users through shop.canonical.com. This announcement marks the
first time that Ubuntu users will be able to buy an annual
subscription service directly from the company. “Allowing for the
purchase of annual subscriptions directly from Canonical is also part
of a larger commitment to mid-size enterprises that we will continue
to build upon this year.”

http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ibm-db2-ubuntu-virtual-appliance

== Meeting Summaries ==

=== Ubuntu Studio ===
* Continuing to manage/merge seed changes.
* Artwork is 75% complete.
* Continue testing and fixing bugs.

=== Documentation Team ===
* http://doc.ubuntu.com is now up and working again as a preview
server for documentation for the development version of Ubuntu.
* Great work is being done by the server team on improving and
expanding the serverguide documentation.
* First upload of ubuntu-docs has been made to hardy:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+source/ubuntu-docs/8.02.1 with
loads of bug fixes.
* Translations of ubuntu-docs are at:
https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+source/ubuntu-docs/
* Brasero upstream documentation 75% complete.

=== Installer Team ===
* Several bugs were fixed in Ubiquity.
* A new timezone widget was added to Ubiquity.
* MD5 checking on file copy was added to Ubiquity.
* Ubiquity now drops privileges where possible.
* ubiquity-preserve-home was re-enabled
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ubiquity-preserve-home
* The advanced page now offers a list of possible targets for grub
installation.
* apt-authentication-reliability landed:
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/apt-authentication-reliability
* Ubiquity now has a proxy option in the advanced dialog.
* Several bugs were fixed in Wubi.
* umenu, a replacement for WinFOSS, was added to the daily live CDs.
* Several bugs were fixed in the Ubiquity Mythbuntu frontend.

=== Kubuntu Team ===
* KDE 3 branch updated to 3.5.9 in Hardy
* KDE 4 branch updated to 4.0.1 in Hardy and Gutsy (Gutsy PPA)
* KOffice2 updated to Alpha 6 release in Hardy and Gutsy (Gutsy PPA)
* Improvements to the new Printer configuration application
(system-config-printer)
* Improved LUKS support
* HTTP Proxy support added to Ubiquity (ubiquity-frontend-kde)
* South Birmingham LUG (sblug) held a Kubuntu Bug Triage Tutorial
* Welcomed 3 new members – Carlos Diener (emonkey), Christian Mangold
(neversfelde), and Eugene Tretyak (etretyak)

=== Wine Team ===
* Wine 0.9.55 is in repositories, however it segfaults. Currently
trying to narrow down the problem (see
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+bug/191575)
* All needed 32 bit libaries are now included in ia32-libs, so amd64
should work the same as i386 without missing any functionality.
* Wine now runs Photoshop CS2 fairly well.
* No solution yet for how to include gecko into the package because
Wine’s gecko must be compiled with MSVC. Further discussion is needed
on ubuntu-devel-discuss.
* Inclusion of wine-mono, which is more difficult, hasn’t started yet either.
* Found a worker (Griswold) for the upstream changes we need to do
some UI stuff in Better-Integrated-Wine-Spec
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BetterIntegratedWineSpec

For more information, see Team Reports:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/February2008

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, February 25, 2008 ===

==== Hugs for Bugs Day ====
* Start: 12:00 UTC
* End: See Below
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20080226

=== Tuesday, February 26, 2008 ===

==== Hugs for Bugs Day ====
* Start: See Above
* End: See Below
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20080226

=== Wednesday, February 27, 2008 ===

==== Hugs for Bugs Day ====
* Start: See Above
* End: 13:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20080226

==== Marketing Team Meeting ====
* Start: 00:00 UTC
* End: 01:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-marketing
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam/Meetings/Minutes/2008-02-27

==== Launchpad users meeting ====
* Start: 00:00 UTC
* End: Not Listed
* Location: IRC channel #launchpad-meeting
* Agenda: https://help.launchpad.net/UsersMeeting

==== Platform Team Meeting ====
* Start: 07:00 UTC
* End: 08:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: No agenda listed as of the publication

==== Education Team Meeting ====
* Start: 12:00 UTC
* End: 14:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: No agenda listed as of the publication

==== Server Team Meeting ====
* Start: 21:00 UTC
* End: 22:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

=== Thursday, February 28, 2008 ===

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====
* Start: 14:00 UTC
* End: 15:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

=== Friday, February 29, 2008 ===

==== MOTU Meeting ====
* Start: 12:00 UTC
* End: 13:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Meetings

== Community Spotlight ==

=== Florida Team Rocks the Florida Linux Show ===

The Florida LoCo Team joined together for the 1st Annual FLorida Linux
Show. The exhibit booth experienced tremendous traffic, and provided
support for both installation and application issues as they arose. It
was refreshing to the team to see how many people were actively using
ubuntu, and to listen to their experiences both positive and negative.
The Florida LoCo team gained some new members and spent some time
getting to know each other better in RL. See pics of Florida Loco Team
Events: http://florida.ubuntu-us.org/content/blogcategory/25/67/

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, and 7.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

* [USN-579-1] Qt vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-February/000666.html
* [USN-580-1] libcdio vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-February/000667.html
* [USN-581-1] PCRE vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-February/000668.html

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

* libcdio 0.76-1ubuntu1.6.06.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-February/012630.html
* pcre3 7.4-0ubuntu0.6.06.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-February/012631.html
* cacti_0.8.6h-1ubuntu3.2_i386 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2008-February/012632.html

=== Ubuntu 6.10 Updates ===

* libcdio 0.76-1ubuntu1.6.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2008-February/008499.html
* pcre3 7.4-0ubuntu0.6.10.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2008-February/008500.html
* cacti_0.8.6h-3ubuntu0.3_i386 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2008-February/008501.html

=== Ubuntu 7.04 Updates ===

* libcdio 0.76-1ubuntu2.7.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-February/008853.html
* tikiwiki 1.9.7+dfsg-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-February/008854.html
* pcre3 7.4-0ubuntu0.7.04.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-February/008855.html
* cacti_0.8.6i-3ubuntu0.2_i386 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2008-February/008856.html

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

* youtube-dl 2007.08.24-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010137.html
* aumix 2.8-18build1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010138.html
* avahi 0.6.20-2ubuntu3.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010139.html
* udev 113-0ubuntu17 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010140.html
* nautilus 1:2.20.0-0ubuntu7.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010141.html
* qt4-x11_4.3.2-0ubuntu3.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010142.html
* libcdio 0.76-1ubuntu2.7.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010143.html
* tikiwiki 1.9.7+dfsg-2ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010144.html
* pcre3 7.4-0ubuntu0.7.10.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010145.html
* cacti_0.8.6j-1.1ubuntu0.2_i386 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010146.html
* glabels 2.1.3-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010147.html
* parallels 2.2.2224-1gutsy1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2008-February/010148.html

== Bug Stats ==

* Open (39959) +23 # over last week
* Critical (21) -2 # over last week
* Unconfirmed (19889) -392 # over last week
* Unassigned (30490) +14 # over last week
* All bugs ever reported (154176) +1783 # 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 – Gutsy Gibbon ==

1. Spanish (12390) +1 # over last week
2. French (37624) -104 # over last week
3. Swedish (49177) +1 # over last week
4. English-UK (24948) +1 # over last week
5. German (66038) -13 # over last week

== Translation Stats – Hardy Heron ==
This establishes the base-line for future weeks.

1. Spanish (14508)
2. French (44082)
3. Swedish (53857)
4. English-UK (41221)
5. German (67680)

Remaining string to translate in Ubuntu 8.10 “Hardy Heron”, see more
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy

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