Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 331

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #331 for the week August 19 – 25, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding drive has missed its target Ubuntu Developer Summit August 27-29th Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS released Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats I […]

New Local communities health check process

This will be the new process, aiming to replace the current re approval process. It aims to be less formal, more interactive and above all still keep people motivated to be involved in the Ubuntu community. Every team shall be known as a LoCoteam, teams that were previously known as an “Approved LoCoteam” shall be […]

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As with 12.04.2, 12.04.3 contains an updated kenrel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures. As usual, this point release […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 330

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #330 for the week August 12 – 18, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Edge breaks crowd-sourcing record Ubuntu Stats Fosscon 2013 – all done til 2014 Juju Ecosystem Status for 14 August Matt Fischer: Hacking the initrd […]

Official Ubuntu Server Book 3rd Edition

Prentice Hall has just released the 3rd Ed. of “The Official Ubuntu Server Book” authored by Kyle Rankin and Benjamin Mako Hill. As background, the 2nd Ed. published in 2010 and the book has since been updated to remain as the definitive, authoritative guide to getting up and running quickly with the newest, most powerful [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 329

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #329 for the week August 5 – 11, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Announcing the 2013 Ubuntu App Showdown Contest! Ubuntu Edge backed by Bloomberg and price reduction to $695 Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu Ohio – Burning Circle: UbuCon [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 328

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #328 for the week July 29 – August 4, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Forums are back up and a post mortem More Ubuntu Edge News Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats OSCON DAY TWO THREE [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 327

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #327 for the week July 22 – 28, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo Campaign 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 2 Available Ubuntu Stats Software Freedom Day (Dia de la Libertad del Software) Zulia 2013 Ubuntu Cloud [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 326

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #326 for the week July 15 – 21, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums site Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats LoCo News Juju Ecosystem Report for 17 July Colin Iain [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 325

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #325 for the week July 8 – 14, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Developer Summit: 27-29 August 2013 Mark Shuttleworth: Two weeks with Mir Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu at OSCON Hello from ubuntu-za [...]

Ubuntu Developer Summit: 27-29 August 2013

The next Ubuntu Developer Summit will be taking place from Tues 27th Aug 2013 – Thu 29th Aug 2013 from 2pm UTC – 8pm UTC. The event is completely open and accessible to everyone at summit.ubuntu.com. We welcome community members, upstreams, partners, and anyone else to come and join the sessions. As usual, the entire [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 324

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #324 for the week July 1 – 7, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Share your infrastructure, win a prize Ubuntu Stats Nicholas Skaggs: Testing all the things: Sudoku, RSS Reader Shorts, Clock, Weather Jackson Doak: The Ubuntu PC [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 323

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #323 for the week June 24 – 30, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Mir Plans In 13.10 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 1 Released! Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats Chiedi: the Italian Ask Ubuntu is almost here [...]

13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 1 Released!

“Perhaps I’m too saucy or provoking?” — Benjamin Franklin The first Alpha of the Saucy Salamander (to become 13.10) has now been released! This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and UbuntuKylin. Pre-releases of Saucy Salamander are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into [...]

Mir Plans In 13.10

As many of you are probably aware, we are working on the Mir display server that is designed to provide a fast, efficient, and extensible display server across phone, tablet, desktop, and TV. Our ultimate goal is a fully converged Unity 8 running on top of Mir ready for the next LTS timeframe, and in [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 322

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #322 for the week June 17 – 23, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Mark Shuttleworth: Here comes the Carrier Advisory Group Ubuntu Donations And Community Funding Improving web services for Ubuntu Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu Ohio June 2013 Meeting [...]

Improving web services for Ubuntu

For a long time now, we’ve been seeing issues come up in user testing with the fact that we have different services providing different functionalities which are all connected. Three examples are Ubuntu Single Sign On (used to log into most services related to Ubuntu), Ubuntu One (the cloud syncing service) and Ubuntu Pay (a [...]

Ubuntu Donations And Community Funding

Some time ago a form was added to ubuntu.com in which users can donate money to the Ubuntu project. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, has recently been working to finalize a fair and transparent plan for how the money raised from the community, upstreams, and flavors sliders can be used to benefit the most [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 321

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #321 for the week June 10 – 16, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Stats UbuConLA 2013 Ubuntu Forums – We’re going social What Is Going on With Juju? June 12 Edition Matt Fischer: Being a MOTU Martin [...]

Certificates For Ubuntu Members

The Ubuntu community is a core part of what makes us what we are, and right at the center of that are our Ubuntu Members. Ubuntu Members provide *significant and sustained* contributions over a wide range of areas such as packaging, documentation, programming, translations, advocacy, support, and more. We always want to do our best [...]