Ubuntu Weekly News 311

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.


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.maketecheasier.com/ubuntu-raring-beta-review/2013/04/03

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Final Beta Released, See What’s New - http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/ubuntu-1304-raring-ringtail-final-beta.html

Ubuntu 13.04 Beta Released - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/ubuntu-13-04-beta-released

Ubuntu 13.04’s “Final Beta” arrives - http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ubuntu-13-04-s-Final-Beta-arrives-1835805.html

Welcome New Members and Developers
Results from the Developer Membership Board meeting 2013-03-25:

[*]Was granted upload rights to: winff, daisy-player, ebook-speaker and cacti.

Ubuntu Stats
Bug Stats[list]
[]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[list]
A better interface for change boot options. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30651/

Customizing the launcher items http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30655/

Shifting between the opened window by hovering over the unity icon http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30658/

Provide better icons for LibreOffice http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30652/

Only install the TeX Live packages you really need http://brainstorm.ubuntu.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[list]
What does “Ctrl + Alt + F12” do? http://askubuntu.com/questions/277517/what-does-ctrl-alt-f12-do

Where can I download the Beta 2 release for Ubuntu 13.04? http://askubuntu.com/questions/277982/where-can-i-download-the-beta-2-release-for-ubuntu-13-04

How do I stop this constant loss of free space? http://askubuntu.com/questions/277664/how-do-i-stop-this-constant-loss-of-free-space

whats the default sudo timeout? http://askubuntu.com/questions/277900/whats-the-default-sudo-timeout

Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts http://askubuntu.com/questions/276646/gnome-3-8-on-ubuntu-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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Other Articles of Interest[list]
Debian Project News - April 1st, 2013 - http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2013/07/

Kona’s Scott DeFusco: Open Source Advocate in a Closed Source Firm - http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/77676.html

Linux Video Disk Recorder 2.0 Supports HDTV - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTM0MjE

Law Librarian Creates LibreOffice, gscan2PDF How-to Videos for 100 Linux Tutorials Campaign - http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/712255-law-librarian-creates-how-to-videos-for-100-linux-tutorials-campaign/

Chromium switches from WebKit to Blink - Developers weigh in - http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/chromium-switches-from-webkit-to-blink-developers-weigh-in

Croatian Linux Users’ Convention 2013 Announced - http://www.muktware.com/5453/croatian-linux-users’-convention-2013-announced

NVIDIA, Valve Share Lessons In Porting To Linux - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTM0MzU

OpenStack ‘Grizzly’ Debuts with More Than 200 New Features - http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/cloud-computing/712549-openstack-grizzly-debuts-with-more-than-200-new-features/

Gallery : 10 Hot New Linux-Ready Embedded ARM Modules - http://www.linux.com/news/galleries/10-hot-new-linux-ready-embedded-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.


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/23lhsOrnviLFxbGh2VIekr



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