Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaches End of Life on July 17 2014

Ubuntu announced its 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) release almost 9 months ago, on October 17, 2013. This was the second release with our new 9 month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 13.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 17th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 13.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 13.10 is via Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 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-announce mailing list on Fri Jun 20 05:00:13 UTC 2014 by Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 372

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #372 for the week June 9 – 15, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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

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  • Emily Gonyer
  • Jose Antonio Rey
  • And many others

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

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 371

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #371 for the week June 2 – 8, 2014, 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
  • Paul White
  • Diego Turcios
  • 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

Renewed call for 12:00 UTC Membership Board Nominees

At the end of April we called for nominations to the Membership Board, this board oversees the addition of people to Ubuntu Members, needless to say we, and we would hope you, believe this to be an important part of the Ubuntu Community.

Since then the Membership Board has received some nominations, however, up to now all the received nominations are for the 22:00UTC board.

So… we are in need of people that are able to fulfill this important job specifically for the 12:00UTC.

If you fulfill the requirements to be nominated AND can do so at the all important time slot please consider either nominating yourself or somebody else (please confirm they wish to accept the nomination and state you have done so), please send a mail to the membership boards mailing list (ubuntu-membership-boards at lists.ubuntu.com) by Friday, June 20th. You will want to include some information about yourself (or the applicant you are nominating) and a launchpad profile link.

To recap on the requirements for this position

  • be an Ubuntu member (preferably for some time)
  • be confident that you can evaluate contributions to various parts of our community
  • be committed to attending the membership meetings at 12:00UTC
  • broad insight into the Ubuntu community at large is a plus

Additionally, those sitting on membership boards are current Ubuntu Members with a proven track record of activity in the community. They have shown themselves over time to be able to work well with others and display the positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They should be people who can discern character and evaluate contribution quality without emotion while engaging in an interview/discussion that communicates interest, a welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by humanity, gentleness, and kindness. Even when they must deny applications, they should do so in such a way that applicants walk away with a sense of hopefulness and a desire to return with a more complete application rather than feeling discouraged or hurt.

Without sufficient people to run the 12:00 UTC session we are in a position where it is possible that we’ll be forced to move to running only one session for Ubuntu Membership. We’d hate to see this happen, but if so, the Community Council will work closely with the Membership Board to make sure we serve the needs of the APAC region, possibly through a modified membership application process for people who are unable to attend the 22:00 UTC session.

Elizabeth K. Joseph, on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council

Alternate Meeting Channel

Over the past several years the Ubuntu community has grown to encompass projects that range a variety of teams that work on everything from tablets to servers.

We’ve recently been seeing an increase in meeting time collisions among teams, so we’ve decided to go ahead and open an alternate meeting channel called #ubuntu-meeting-2 where teams can host their meetings if a meeting is already happening in #ubuntu-meeting during the time they want to host their own meeting. The Ubuntu Technical Board was the first to have their meeting on the schedule for this new channel!

If your team wants to have their meetings scheduled in our meetings ground, please let us know by dropping an email to ubuntu-news-team@lists.ubuntu.com or contacting us on IRC at #ubuntu-news on irc.freenode.net (click here to join from your browser).

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