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

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 453

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #453 for the week February 1 – 7, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) End of Life reached on February 4 2016

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (February 4, 2016), Ubuntu 15.04 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 15.04, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) release almost 9 months ago, on April 23, 2015. As a non-LTS release, 15.04 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 15.04 will reach end of life on Thursday, February 4th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 15.04.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 15.04 is via Ubuntu 15.10. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

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

Ubuntu 15.10 continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list on Fri Feb 5 03:54:55 UTC 2016 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Online Summit: 3-5 May 2016

[T]he next Ubuntu Online Summit is going to be from 3rd – 5th May 2016, which is going to two weeks after 16.04 release.

Summit and related pages will be updated in due time.

Originally posted to the community-announce mailing list on Wed Feb 3 10:07:47 UTC 2016 by Daniel Holbach

Vacant Developer Membership Board seats: Call for nominations

I regret to inform you that Iain Lane has expressed his wish to resign from the Developer Membership Board, after more than five years of service. The board and the Ubuntu developer community would like to thank Laney for all the hard work he has put into the Developer Membership Board. We are especially grateful for the pleora of applicants he has mentored and sponsored uploads for. He was last re-elected a year ago, however, he is cutting his tenure short and has requested for his seat to be including in the upcoming election. A formal resignation letter was posted to the Technical Board mailing list.

In response to Iain’s move, the remaining original Board member Stéphane Graber is also cutting his term short and vacates his seat for the upcoming election. We would like to thank Stéphane Graber for the long 6 years of service on the board!

In addition to above, we will soon have three vacant Developer Dembership Board seats as per regular term expiration. Brian Murray, Micah Gersten, and Dimitri John Ledkov will reach the end of their terms on 2016-03-09.

This telegraphic message is a call for nominations.

The DMB is responsible for reviewing and approving new Ubuntu developers, meeting for about an hour once a fortnight. Candidates should be Ubuntu developers themselves, and should be well qualified to evaluate prospective Ubuntu developers and decide when to entrust them with developer privileges or to grant them Ubuntu membership status.

The new members will be chosen using Condorcet voting. Members of the ubuntu-dev team in Launchpad will be eligible to vote. To ensure that you receive a ballot in the initial mail, please add a visible email address to your Launchpad profile (although there will be an opportunity to receive a ballot after the vote has started if you do not wish to do this).

The term of the new board member will be 2 years. Providing at least six valid nominations are received, voting will commence on Monday 15th February 2016 and will last for 14 days, ending on Monday 29th February 2016. The DMB will confirm the appointments in its next meeting thereafter.

Please send GPG-signed nominations to developer-membership-board at ists.ubuntu.com (which is a private mailing list accessible only by DMB members) by midnight UTC on Monday 15th February 2016.

If nominating a developer other than yourself, please confirm that the nominee is happy to sit on the board before emailing the DMB.

Please consider writing a short statement on your wiki page if nominated so that others get a better idea of who they are voting for. If you include a link to this in your nomination mail or a followup, the DMB will share it when the call for votes begins.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Mon Feb 1 15:31:11 UTC 2016 by Dimitri John Ledkov

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