Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 440

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #440 for the week October 26 – November 1, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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

  • Paul White
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Simon Quigley
  • Chris Guiver
  • Jim Connett
  • And many others

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 439

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #439 for the weeks October 12 – 25, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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

  • Paul White
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Daniel Beck
  • 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

Joint statement: Kubuntu Council + Community Council

Members of both the Kubuntu and Community Councils have been approached by community members and asked what the relationship is between the each other. Both councils would like to confirm that the relationship is strong, and mechanisms are in place to ensure a healthy and open relationship between both councils. We would all like to point out that both councils collaborated and resolved any tensions together. We are all part of this one Ubuntu community, many of us have known each other for years and we all believe that everyone’s contributions are important, no matter which part of the project they ultimately land in. The two council are actively working on a number of concrete issues together and have decided to increase the frequency of meetings to better track progress.

Valorie Zimmerman said recently: “KDE, Ubuntu and Debian are all healthy, and Kubuntu is made from all three.”

Some Kubuntu and Kubuntu Council members also discussed this subject in more detail in their last podcast, which you might want to have a look at: http://youtu.be/qGkjB4gCGhw

We would like to thank everyone who supported the *buntu family over the last years and want to restate: Our doors are always open if you have any feedback or questions.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) released

Codenamed “Wily Werewolf”, 15.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.2-based kernel, a switch to gcc-5, and much more.

Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity.

Ubuntu Server 15.10 includes the Liberty release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.

The newest Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes.

Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 15.10.

To get Ubuntu 15.10

In order to download Ubuntu 15.10, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/download.

Users of Ubuntu 15.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 15.10 via update-manager. For further information about upgrading, see this page.

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

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

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview.

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.

About Ubuntu

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list by Adam Conrad on Thu Oct 22 14:10:21 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Online Summit (3-5 Nov): Get your sessions in

From 3-5 Nov we are going to have our next Ubuntu Online Summit, where we plan the X release. As at the last times, everything will happen on Google Hangouts and the schedule is going to be up at summit.ubuntu.com.

Now is the best time to get your sessions in, it just takes a couple of minutes. Instructions can be found here.

Please bring it up in your teams and make sure we have all your important sessions, no matter if they are discussion or planning sessions or if you want to make them more like demos or workshops.

Thanks a lot in advance, and see you in two weeks!

Originally posted to the community-announce mailing list by Daniel Holbach on Wed Oct 21 13:59:55 UTC 2015

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