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 [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 320

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #320 for the week June 3 – 9, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu Forums – We’ve joined Facebook Juju Charm Ecosystem Status for 5 June 2013 Michael Hall: Core Apps [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 319

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #319 for the week May 27 – June 2, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Mark Shuttleworth closes Ubuntu bug #1 Community on ubuntu.com Ubuntu Stats Juju Charm Status for 29 May juju-core 1.11.0 has been released Jeremy Bicha: [...]

Community on ubuntu.com

We’re very happy to announce that community.ubuntu.com is now online. It is the primary address for interested Ubuntu users to stay involved and get informed about what our community is doing. Our new community website: http://community.ubuntu.com/ A handful of contributors worked hard with the Canonical Design and Web team and from now on it will [...]

Mark Shuttleworth closes Ubuntu bug #1

The first bug filed in the Ubuntu project was filed by Mark Shuttleworth on August 19th, 2004: Microsoft has a majority market share Today he marked the bug “Fix Released” with the following comment: Personal computing today is a broader proposition than it was in 2004: phones, tablets, wearables and other devices are all part [...]

Shuttering the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest

Recently we announced a contest to spot Ubuntu billboards in the wild in Russia and the Ukraine. The contest required you to take an original photograph of a billboard containing a Dell advertisement with Ubuntu. Due to extenuating circumstances, we have been informed the billboards have been taken down. In light of this news, we [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 318

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #318 for the week May 20 – 26, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Stats Juju Ecosystem status for 22 May Scott Kitterman: We have a winner (actually three) – Kubuntu Council 2013 elections Andres Rodriguez: Getting Started [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 317

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #317 for the week May 13 – 19, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Announcing the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest Ubuntu Developer Summit 13.05 Closing Plenary and Track Summaries Ubuntu Open Week for Raring: Almost Here! Ubuntu Stats Getting [...]

Gandi now offers discounts for Ubuntu Members

The Ubuntu Community Council is happy to announce the availability of discounts from Gandi to Ubuntu Members! Members will be granted E rates for domains and partner rates for cloud hosting (-50% from public price). To redeem this benefit, members should send an email to non-profit@gandi.net from their @ubuntu.com email address that includes: A Gandi [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 316

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #316 for the week 6 – 13 May, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop, and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013 Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit 13.05 [...]

Announcing the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest

In cooperation with Dell, we’re thrilled to announce the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest in Russia and Ukraine. From today on, and until the end of May, you can participate in this challenge to submit pictures of one or more of the billboards with Dell and Ubuntu adverts spread across 6 major cities in Russia and [...]

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 11.10 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 11.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The original End of Life warning follows, [...]

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 8.04 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 8.04, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The original End of Life warning follows, [...]