Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 455

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #455 for the week February 15 – 21, 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
  • Simon Quigley
  • Chris Guiver
  • Daniel Beck
  • Jim Connett
  • And many others

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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 12.04, and with 14.04.4, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware across all our supported architectures, not just x86.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Mythbuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.4 LTS, Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.4 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 14.04.4 LTS are also now available. More details can be found in their individual release notes:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours

Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Kylin, Edubuntu, and Kubuntu. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.

To get Ubuntu 14.04.4

In order to download Ubuntu 14.04.4, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 14.04.4 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the 14.04.4 release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, clouds and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

http://www.ubuntu.com/

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Feb 18 21:32:08 UTC 2016 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 454

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #454 for the week February 8 – 14, 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
  • Daniel Beck
  • Walter Lapchynski
  • Chris Guiver
  • Jose Antonio Rey
  • Jim Connett
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Google Code-In Wrap-up

As you may have already heard, Google announced the winners for GCI 2015, including those from ubuntu. Overall, we had a total of 215 students finish more than 500 tasks for ubuntu! The students made contributions to documentation, created wallpapers and other art, fixed Unity 7 issues, hacked on the core apps for the phone, performed tests, wrote automated and manual tests, and worked on tools like the qatracker. I’d like to personally thank all the mentors and students for a job well done!

Here’s our winners!

  • Daniyaal Rasheed
  • Matthew Allen

And our Finalists

  • Evan McIntire
  • Girish Rawat
  • Malena Vasquez Currie

Everyone in the top ten did excellent work, and it was very hard to decide on five finalists, and even harder to choose only two to win. In recognition of their accomplishments, I’m sharing the entire top ten list:

  • MatthewAllen
  • malevasquez
  • Girish Rawat
  • Aditya
  • Alex Dueppen
  • xcub
  • fazerlicourice71256
  • McIntireEvan
  • Hunter Jarrell
  • Ayush

Well done to all of you!

The finalists will receive some goodies from Google including a t-shirt, certificate and hoodie. In addition, the two winners will receive a trip to Google HQ this June as part of the prize. I hope we get a writeup of the trip (hint,hint!)!

Thanks again everyone for their hard work!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-community-team mailing list on Wed Feb 10 21:29:16 UTC 2016 by Nicholas Skaggs

New Ubuntu Flavours download page

Last year the Community Council heard from some of you that you wanted your flavour to be more easily discovered on the download page of ubuntu.com. Since then we have worked with Canonical’s design team to produce a design and content for that page.

I am pleased to tell you that it has now been published at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-flavours, along with a new row on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ that links to that page.

The links for each flavour points to your respective homepages. If you would like the link to go directly to some other page, please file a bug on https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-website-content/ for the web team, requesting the change.

If you have any questions about this, or for anything else the Community Council can do to help support and promote your work with Ubuntu, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Originally posted to the xubuntu-devel mailing list on Tue Feb 9 20:34:10 UTC 2016 by Michael Hall

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