Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 449

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #449 for the week January 4 – 10, 2016, and the full version is available here.

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  • Chris Guiver
  • Paul White
  • Walter Lapchynski
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Call for nominations for the Technical Board

The current 2-year term of the Technical Board is over, and it’s time for electing a new one. For the next two weeks (until January 19) we are collecting nominations, then our SABDFL will shortlist the candidates and confirm their candidacy with them, and finally the shortlist will be put to a vote by ~ubuntu-dev.

Anyone from the Ubuntu community can nominate someone.

Please send nominations (of yourself or someone else) to Mark Shuttleworth <mark.shuttleworth at ubuntu.com> and CC: the nominee. You can optionally CC: the Technical Board mailing list, but as this is public, you *must* get the agreement of the nominated person before you CC: the list.

The current board can be seen at https://launchpad.net/~techboard/+members

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Tue Jan 5 17:56:28 UTC 2016 by Martin Pitt on behalf of the Ubuntu Technical Board

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 448

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #448 for the weeks of December 21, 2015 – January 3, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
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  • Walter Lapchynski
  • Simon Quigley
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Xenial Xerus Alpha 1 released!

"You can’t be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit."
– Sarah Jessica Parker

Our own squirrel, Xenial Xerus (to become 16.04 LTS), should be much better than your average rat. You can see for yourself, as Alpha 1 has now been released!

This alpha features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and UbuntuKylin.

Pre-releases of the Xenial Xerus are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.

Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.

While these Alpha 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Xenial Xerus. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 1 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 16.04 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution.

The Alpha 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/xenial/alpha-1/

More information on Lubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Alpha1/Lubuntu

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/xenial/alpha-1/

More information on Ubuntu MATE Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Alpha1/UbuntuMATE

UbuntuKylin

UbuntuKylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/xenial/alpha-1/

More information on UbuntuKylin Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Alpha1/UbuntuKylin

Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop Xenial, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases and other interesting events.

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to
pull together this Alpha release!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Mon Jan 4 19:13:20 UTC 2016 by Walter Lapchynski, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 447

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #447 for the week December 14 – 20, 2015, and the full version is available here.

Our next issue will be a two week issue covering December 21 – January 3rd. Happy Holidays!

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Simon Quigley
  • Paul White
  • Walter Lapchynski
  • And many others

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