What Ubuntu 12.10 Won’t Be Codenamed

With the release of Ubuntu 12.10 due out next week, Mark Shuttleworth will soon be announcing the codename of the six-month successor to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which carries the codename of Precise Pangolin…
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Ubuntu 12.10 Release Schedule

The final version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) is not out yet, but the release schedule for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 operating system has been published on the Ubuntu Wiki.
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How To Set Up WebDAV With MySQL Authentication On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)

How To Set Up WebDAV With MySQL Authentication On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)

This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with MySQL authentication
(using mod_auth_mysql) on Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze server. WebDAV
stands for Web-based Distributed Auth…

Linux Mint 13 named, Fedora 18 name goes to vote

While Fedora Project members are called to vote on the code name for Fedora 18, Linux Mint 13 has been named “Maya”. Also, Linux Mint 10 has now officially reached end of life status
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Managing your Magento Store – Part 3: Operations – Now Available!

We are pleased to let you know that the final course in the series, Managing Your Magento Store – Part 3: Operations, is now available in the On-Demand, Video format. In this new one hour course, you are introduced to topics such as order management…

FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3

I’ve just completed uploading FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3. https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/ Upgrades from BETA2 work, but most likely any plugin stuff that is working in BETA2 will stop working You’ll want to use the plugins in the BETA3 directory with this beta, don’t mix and match. Notable highlights are a complete refactor of plugins, iSCSI target reload, and the […]

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LMDE 201204 I’d like to thank all the people who tested the RC release and sent us feedback. We identified 68 bugs in this release and we’re currently down to 19 bugs left. Amongst the bugs that were fixed, some affected the way we build our ISO images and the ability for the CD or [...]

Installing MySQL-Frontend Chive (A phpMyAdmin Alternative)

Installing MySQL-Frontend Chive (A phpMyAdmin Alternative)

This guide explains how to install the phpMyAdmin alternative Chive.
Chive is a free, open source, web-based database management tool with
easy administration, super fast UI and state of th…

New vtiger CRM 5.4.0 is now available!

Hi All, We are pleased to announce new 5.4 version of vtiger CRM Open Source edition. With this release, we are continuing the quest to help your business get more out of vtiger CRM. This release has significant improvements with several new features, usability enhancements and 100+ bug fixes. These changes were deployed to our […]

Magento Go: Create Loyalty and Increase Revenue with Email Marketing

May 3, 2012 I 10:00AM PDT

Webinar: How to Use Email Marketing More Effectively
Email marketing improves traffic to your Magento Go store and helps to increase sales from your existing customer base. But more importantly, it builds and maintains lon…

FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.2 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: – usb(4) now supports the USB packet filter – TCP/IP stack now supports the mod_cc(9) […]

Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On Debian Squeeze

Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On Debian Squeeze

SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”) is a new networking protocol whose goal
is to speed up the web. It is Google’s alternative to the HTTP protocol
and a candidate for HTTP/2.0. SPDY augments HTTP with several…

Hibernation Disabled By Default In Ubuntu 12.04

Hibernate option is disabled by default in Ubuntu 12.04. Hibernate doesn’t work in many cases with Ubuntu, so this decision was taken to avoid data loss/corruption that can happen when a user tries to hibernate his system. So if you are quite used to hibernate feature, you will have to rely on a workaround by [...]

Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for March 2012

We’re ramping up to the release of Ubuntu 12.04 and new and cool apps keep being added to the Software Centre. Check out last month’s most downloaded free and paid apps. Top 10 paid apps 1. Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Steel Storm: Burning Retribution marks the return of top-down shooters with new twists. The game [...]

Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 11.10

Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 11.10) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS. Nodes 1 and 2 (repl…

Developer Advisory Team Report 12.04: Feedback from new contributors

Over the past development cycle, the Ubuntu Developer Advisory Team reached out to many new contributors. As part of that work, we solicited feedback about our development process. We have summarized this feedback in the attached report. It is our hope that it will help drive further discussion about our development processes, tools, and documentation [...]

Sizing Up Canonical’s Ubuntu One Service

As of next month, Canonical’s Ubuntu One file-syncing service will be 3 years old. Since its introduction it has evolved considerably and taken some unexpected turns. At this juncture, then, it seems appropriate to ask: What is Ubuntu One, exactly? What makes it different and where is it headed in the future? . Read more [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 261

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #261 for the week April 9 – 15, 2012, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) end-of-life reached on April 10, 2012 Ubuntu 12.04 Development update Ubuntu Teams Welcome new members Ubuntu Stats LoCo News Launchpad News [...]

A Magical Transformation for Dan and Dave

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Groups.Drupal.org Update: New maintainers and plans for Drupal 7

Back in 2009, Groups.Drupal.Org (GDO) went through a major transition including upgrading from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6, a redesign, and adding new maintainers. We are currently in the process of a similar transition. The site has already gone through a redesign, and as we make plans to transition to Drupal 7, we will also be moving to new maintainers for the next year.

Making it easier to contribute to GDO

Between the Drupal Association’s initiative to improve *.drupal.org, the community brainstorming on site improvements, and feature requests in the Groups.Drupal.Org issue queue, there is clearly a lot of interest in making improvements to GDO. However, for folks who want to roll up their sleeves and help by filing a patch, the path to replicating GDO for development purposes hasn’t always been clear. As a strategy for making it easier for anyone in the Drupal community to file a patch and streamlining maintenance efforts for the site, we have proposed that GDO will run the Commons distribution of Drupal for Drupal 7. Of course, this means that improvements made to GDO benefit sites powered by Drupal Commons and vice-versa, that generic improvements to Commons will benefit GDO.

New maintainers: Meet Ezra, Scott, and Justin

Ezra Gildesgame
Scott Reynen
Justin Toupin

Helping with this transition, Ezra Gildesgame (ezra-g), maintainer of Drupal Commons, is also now a maintainer of groups.drupal.org. Ezra is the technical lead for Drupal distributions at Acquia, has been contributing to Drupal for over 5 years, and also maintains the Conference Organizing Distribution (COD).

Our other new Groups.Drupal.Org maintainers are Scott Reynen (sreynen) and Justin Toupin (justin2pin) from Aten Design Group. Scott is Lead Developer at Aten and has been contributing to Drupal for over 5 years, including helping to organize the Denver group on GDO. Justin Toupin is CEO at Aten, and has been leading the organization’s involvement in Drupal since version 4.7.

Getting involved: How you can make GDO better

This process of upgrading Groups.Drupal.Org is an especially good time to get involved by joining a few different groups and queues:

Note that Ezra, Scott, and Justin have agreed to work on the site for at least a year. If you think you might want to take over in a year, the best way to do that is to get involved working on the site in these issue queues.

Thanks, Greg & Josh!

This is also a great opportunity to thank Greg Knaddison (greggles) and Josh Koenig for their help maintaining Groups.Drupal.Org over the past few years. Josh and Greg found they were too busy with other projects unrelated to community site building which made it harder to find time for GDO (Josh building Pantheon and Greg working with Acquia’s Profesional Services Security Group and the Drupal Security Team). Greg and Josh hope that transitioning to people who spend more of their lives working on community sites will help GDO be an even more valuable collaboration platform for our community.