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Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #63

In this issue we cover new MOTU Team members and MOTU council changes, the release of Full Circle Magazine #6, the release of Launchpad 1.1.10, the Ubunteros Tribe on TribalWars, Ubuntu Forum News, and, as always, much much more!
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #63 for the week
October 21st – October 27th, 2007. In this issue we cover new MOTU
Team members and MOTU council changes, the release of Full Circle
Magazine #6, the release of Launchpad 1.1.10, the Ubunteros Tribe on
TribalWars, Ubuntu Forum News, and, as always, much much more!

'''UWN Translations'''

* Deutsch – Start one!
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/IssueXX/De
* Español – Start one!
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/IssueXX/Es
* Français – http://www.ubuntu-fr.org/lettre/
* Italiano – http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/NewsletterItaliana
* Português – Start one!
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/IssueXX/Pt

== In This Issue ==
* New MOTU Team Members and MOTU Council Changes
* Full Circle Magazine Issue #6 is out
* Launchpad 1.1.10 Released
* Ubunteros Tribe on TribalWars
* Ubuntu Forums News
* In The Press and In The Blogosphere
* Meetings and Events
* Updates and security for 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, and 7.10
* Translation stats
* Bug Stats

== General Community News ==

=== New MOTU Team Members and Council Changes ===

* Steve Langasek became MOTU. As part of his release management
duties, he did a bunch of uploads and everybody is happy to have him
in the team. http://launchpad.net/~vorlon
* After great work on the Desktop Team Loïc Minier is now a MOTU. Go
`lool`! http://launchpad.net/~lool
* Søren Hansen and Michael Bienia joined the MOTU Council, Gauvain
Pocentek and Stefan Potyra retired from it. The MOTU Council is taking
care of MOTU membership approvals and the body of governance for the
MOTU team. http://launchpad.net/~shawarma and
http://launchpad.net/~geser

=== Full Circle Magazine Issue #6 is out ===

Contains :
* Step-by-Step Ubuntu Feisty > Gutsy upgrade
* How-To : Run Photoshop Plugins in GIMP, Set up Samba and Scribus pt.6.
* Top 5 – Racing Games.
* Interview with John Philips (Open Font Library).
* Letters, Q&A, MyDesktop and more!

Get it while it's hot! http://www.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-6/

=== Hardy Heron is open for uploads ===

The doors are now open for uploads to Hardy Heron, the next in the
Ubuntu line of releases, due for release in the first half of 2008.
Read more at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2007-October/000348.html.

== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad 1.1.10 Released ===

Let's take a look at some of the highlights:

* Faster translations imports: more efficient import process to avoid
queues at busy times.
* New badges in branch listings: highlight mirroring errors and
branches that have blueprint links.
* Create FAQs from solved as well as open questions.
* Easier sprint admin: meeting organisers can now download a CSV file
of attendee details.
* Adding a bug watch now checks for dupes: Launchpad will show all
bugs that share a bug watch. Ideal for finding duplicate reports.
* File downloads: product and series owners can now add downloadable
files to a project.
* PPA packages are now overridden to the main component and can be
built against all Ubuntu components.

Read more at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/launchpad-users/2007-October/002558.html.

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

* Ubuntu Forums Interviews – MetalMusicAddict is under the spotlight
for this week's interview (there was no interview last week due to the
Gutsy release). He is part of the Ubuntu Studio crew, and a leading
contributor on the Ubuntu Forums. Please read the complete article
here: http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/an-interview-with-metalmusicaddict/

* Share your Ubuntu Gusty upgrade/install experience – Like for every
Ubuntu release, a poll has been created to share your Gusty experience
with the community: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=580852.
In addition, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3592625
summarizes the results of the previous polls for previous releases
(for Dapper-Edgy-Feisty).

* UWN Feedback – You can also read the UWN in a specific UF
sub-forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=243. The threads
are open for comments, so please give us feedback regarding the UWN
issues, especially the current one that will always be sticky. You can
grab the RSS feed for the UWN sub-forum here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/external.php?forumids=243.

* All time UF connected user record – Just after Gutsy was released,
the number of active users on UF have dramatically increased. Most
users ever online was 11,934, on october 23rd, 2007 at 07:49 PM UTC.
The servers have absorbed the shock wave, Yay!

* New Hardy sub forums – As Gutsy was released, a section for the
development (currently Hardy Heron) release was created, and the
former Gusty development was closed. As usual, you will find the
Idea-pool (posting and discussing your ideas that could possibly make
it into the Hardy Heron release of Ubuntu) and Dev-Link (this forum
allows developers to ask questions and have the user base reply)
sections. http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=305

== In The Press ==

* Little Ubuntu chipping away at mighty Microsoft – Anthony Doesburg
says that while Windows has more than 95% of the market and Linux has
1%, in terms of sales, the Linux share is under-reported. But
Canonical is making strides by making arrangements with vendors like
Dell. Don Christie, president of the New Zealand Open Source Society,
argues that even though the OS might be 10% of a computer's cost,
small businesses who watch their cash flow carefully, would benefit
from Linux. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/3/story.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10470772&pnum=0

* Microsoft's top 10 reasons to upgrade to Ubuntu Linux, not Vista -
Microsoft have listed 100 reasons to upgrade to Vista from XP, ranging
from usability to security. David M Williams says users would be
better off moving to Ubuntu than Vista. Moving away from Internet
Explorer to Firefox prevents security issues since it is not
integrated into the base OS. The filesystem in Ubuntu doesn't require
constant defragmenting, something XP and Vista cannot boast. Windows
has a legacy of users who are running as local administrators, where
it is easier to be infected with virii and accidently damage the
system. Linux users operate under a limited user account and have to
make a conscious effort to become root.
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14937/53/

* The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with
Ubuntu. – Ashton Mills rates how easily different tasks can be done in
Ubuntu compared to Windows. The GNOME desktop is rated as good as
Windows, while the update manager performs significantly better to
anything provided by Windows. Browsing works well, but media playback
is a hassle. Even though Ashton acknowledges that licensing issues are
not the fault of Ubuntu or Linux, they can be rectified relatively
easily by the end-user. Nautilus works well for burning CDs and DVDs
and handling network shares. MP3 encoding required some work, but
interacting with an iPod was optimal. Read more at
http://apcmag.com/node/6574

* Ubuntu: where to from here? – Sam Varghese writes that Ubuntu will
eventually need to include proprietary software to not only compete
with Windows for marketshare, but also other Linux distributions. The
Ubuntu Live CD does not provide drivers for a comon wireless card,
which decreases the chance of Ubuntu being adopted. Instead, the
Mandriva 2008 Live CD and PCLinuxOS allow the users to copy drivers
from a Windows partition. Applications like Flash will need to be
installed by default to attract the average desktop enthusiast. Sam
thinks Mark Shuttleworth will receive criticism if such moves were
made, but they are necessary to get larger marketshare.
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14966/1090/

* How Is Ubuntu Doing as a Server Platform? – Timothy Prickett Morgan
discusses how it is difficult to “assess how well or poorly Ubuntu is
doing on servers.” Similar to other Linux distributions and companies
like Sun Microsystems, Canonical does not release the number of
licenses under support. Open source mail server vendor Zimbra and
content management software maker Alfresco Software say Ubuntu is used
second most as a deployment platform. There are two high-profile
companies using Ubuntu on servers: “The WayBack Machine, a historical
archive of the Web, is powered by 1,500 Ubuntu servers, and Joost, the
free TV programming site, is also powered by Ubuntu.”
http://www.itjungle.com/tlb/tlb102307-story07.html

* Ubuntu 7.10 is outstanding – Jeremy LaCroix writes that “[it's] not
a perfect release, and it does feel somewhat rushed, but it is a step
in the right direction that will ultimately lead to a more stable
long-term support release this spring.” Games such as Neverball,
Frozen Bubble, Tux Racer, Chromium and Doom 3 worked as expected.
Jeremy notes that “even with desktop effects enabled, performance
while playing 3-D games on my system didn't seem to drop.”
http://www.linux.com/feature/120112

* Windows to desktop Linux in three easy steps – Neil McAllister
provides compelling reasons to try Linux: free, secure, compatible,
lightweight, and well supported. He discusses downloading ISOs
directly or using BitTorrent. To check hardware compatibility, Neal
recommends trying the Live CD for a thorough test drive.
http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php/id;1796074138;pp;2;fp;16;fpid;0

* Ubuntu 7.10 Pragmatic Visual Presentation Critique – A blogger
tries to “shed a brighter light on areas that have been neglected due
to shortage of time and resources, usability testing, and various
software and artwork defects.” Terminology during installation should
be simplified. Instead of listing Linux device names, “Disk 1″ and
“Disk 2″ may be more appropriate. Some icons included in the default
Gutsy installation do not scale properly. The writer believes that
“[you] either do it all correctly the first time, and make a 100%
commitment or you're going to hurt someones overall impression of the
software.” Read more at http://architectfantasy.com/?p=1

== In The Blogosphere ==

* Vista versus The Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 – Rupert Goodwins
currently uses seven computers, three run XP, one uses Ubuntu 6.06,
two are now using Ubuntu 7.10, and one uses Vista. In addition, he
also has a work computer loaded with Ubuntu on which he does just
about everything office related. When updating his work computer from
7.04 to 7.10 all it took was a single click of the system software
manager, and about ten minutes of downtime. He found Gutsy to be
really nice and especially enjoyed the various windows animations. The
upgrade at home however, did not go as easily. Reinstalling from
scratch meant having to resolve certain problems that were back from
the Feisty Fawn version. In particular, a stubborn refusal by the
system to set the resolution of the screen properly. Having used
Ubuntu for the best part of a year, he is a fan, but wonders why he is
so much more at home with Ubuntu than Vista? It boils down to one
abiding impression: Ubuntu goes out of its way to get out of your way,
even if it doesn't succeed all the time. Vista goes out of its way to
be Vista and enforce the Vista way. You must conform regardless of the
implications. http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10006217o-2000331777b,00.htm

* Why I've moved from Vista to Ubuntu 7.10 – Matt Loney has been
using Windows since it was battling for desktop supremacy with GEM in
the early 90s. Since the late 90s he has dabbled with Linux, but there
have always been compelling reasons to return to, or stick with,
Windows. No more, for two reasons: Vista, and Ubuntu 7.10 (ala Gutsy
Gibbon). Ubuntu has the slickest installation yet to be found on any
OS. It also has a wonderfully useful and responsive 3D desktop, in the
shape of Compiz Fusion. Ubuntu is fast, and is like a fresh breeze
blowing through after my weeks of gazing at Vista, waiting for
something to happen. Have we reached the beginning of the tipping
point? I think we may just have.
http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10006214o-2000331758b,00.htm

* Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks – Part 1: Applications – Randall Kennedy
states:”The new Ubuntu sucks – at least when compared to Windows
Vista.” Yes, it's free. And yes, it's better than the previous
release, Ubuntu 7.04 “Fiesty Fawn” (Yawn?). However, at heart it's
still just another Gnome-based Linux distribution and, as such,
remains well behind the curve when it comes to desktop sophistication.
A case in point is the new search feature. Much noise has been made
about Canonical's decision to switch to the newer Tracker search
engine. With Vista, search isn't simply an afterthought. It permeates
every nook and cranny of the Windows shell. Bottom Line: Ubuntu, like
all Linux distributions, is supposed to be all about power and choice.
However, when stacked-up against Vista's robust, pervasive integrated
search mechanism, Ubuntu looks more like a lightweight poser than a
real challenger.
http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisedesktop/archives/2007/10/why_ubuntu_stil.html

* Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks – Part 2: Compiz Fusion – In part 2 of his
article, Randall Kennedy tells us that a recent video on You Tube is
all about the new “eye candy” in Windows and Ubuntu. The whole demo
takes place against the backdrop of a pulsing bit of techno beat,
making for a decidedly surreal experience. It's Ubuntu with Compiz
Fusion enabled – a.k.a. Linux on crack. Of course, like most attempts
by the Linux community to parrot Windows Vista, the aforementioned
“eye candy showdown” misses the forest for the trees. Yes, Vista
includes some new effects and animations. However, unlike Linux and
the whole Compiz Fusion head trip, the effects in Vista serve a
practical purpose. Bottom Line: Is Vista Aero “eye candy?” Yes, but
with a purpose: To make the user interface easier to understand and
navigate. By contrast, Compiz Fusion is nothing more than a me-too
attempt to make Linux look prettier than it really is.
http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisedesktop/archives/2007/10/why_ubuntu_stil_1.html

* Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks – Part3: X11 – Randall Kennedy says “it's
a rite of passage”. All new Linux users must face that ultimate test
of courage and conviction: Fixing a broken video card configuration.
Way back when (circa 1992), we “bleeding edge” NT users had to suffer
through all sorts of video card-related maladies. And with no command
line-only environment to boot into, we were truly and utterly hosed.
Then someone at Microsoft got smart, and developed the “VGA boot”
option. Yes, with Ubuntu, you too can experience what it's like to
render your desktop inaccessible. In fact, with Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy
Gibbon,” you now have two (count 'em, two) separate (redundant?)
control panels from which to launch your video mal-configuration
odyssey. So, everybody, let's call up Mr. Peabody, fire-up the
“wayback machine,” and party like it's 1992! With Ubuntu!
http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisedesktop/archives/2007/10/why_ubuntu_stil_2.html

* Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks – Part 4: Applications – Randall Kennedy
tells us that an operating system is only as good as the applications
that run on it. Combine that with the old saw, “you get what you pay
for,” and you begin to appreciate why a thriving, commercial,
3rd-party development community is essential to building a lasting
presence in the marketplace. Without it, you get something like, well,
Ubuntu. Yes, Ubuntu ships with applications. And yes, you can download
whole bit buckets full of additional ones from the various
repositories. However, quantity rarely yields quality, and in the case
of Ubuntu's application library (and that of Linux in general), the
quality often falls well below the standards that most PC (or even
Mac) customers have come to expect.
http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisedesktop/archives/2007/10/why_ubuntu_stil_3.html

* Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks – Part 5: Epilogue – Randall Kennedy
finishes up his series of articles by explaining about an earlier
article concerning the departure of Mr. Con Kolivas from the Linux
kernel development scene. While he expected to take at least some heat
for daring to comment on such an intimate Linux political issue, he
was genuinely shocked by the comments he received. He believes that he
has now totally misjudged the Linux connunity, and the hype about
sharing knowledge and working together. Instead he believes he got a
glimpse of the real face of the Linux community, the inmature, mom's
basement-dwelling, pimple-faced geek side that the Red Hats, Novells
and Canonicals of this world don't want you to see. Here, for the
whole world to see, is the face of the Linux community – every
“f-this” and “n-word” that preserved for all eternity in the digital
ether of cyberspace.
http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisedesktop/archives/2007/10/why_ubuntu_stil_4.html

* Software Review: Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”(Kevin Eagan) – It may
have taken a while, but Linux is finally starting to inch its way out
of the dark corners of hobbyist computing and onto the battlefield
between Microsoft and Apple. Sure, Linux has dominated the server
market for a while now, but for the most part, its desktop and home
computer offerings have, until recently, depended heavily on hacking
and command-line skills. That's something the average computer user
doesn't want to bother with at all. Then came along Ubuntu, a Linux
distribution promising to be “Linux for human beings,” something even
grandma can understand and use. Ubuntu sponsor Canonical has released
a version of Ubuntu that is elegant, fast, and easy to use straight
out of the box. Ubuntu 7.10, also known as “Gutsy Gibbon,” shows us
that Linux can finally play with the giants and conquer some territory
along the way. http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/10/20/153643.php

* The Perfect Desktop – Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”(o.meyer) – This
document describes how to set up an Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”
desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that
provides all you need for daily work and entertainment. About 23.000
packages are available in the repositories. This howto is a practical
guide without any warranty – it doesn't cover the theoretical
backgrounds. There are many ways to set up such a system – this is the
way the author chose.
http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_ubuntu_gutsy_gibbon

* Ubuntu 7.10 Gibbon swings on the Asus Eee – After receiving an Asus
Eee to play with, Ruper Goodwins tells us that this laptop is one that
everyone who's seen it is going want to buy. It was an inherited
machine, and the previous user had nucked the Xandrose Linux OS it
came supplied with. So he decided to install Ubuntu 7.10 and give
Gutsy another spin. The performance is great – Ubuntu is very
comfortable with the 900MHz Celeron, and while it does have a CPU
cooling fan it's inaudible. You won't have the greatest of times with
the VGA resolution or the rather spongy twee little keyboard – but
they're very usable.
http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10006278o-2000331777b,00.htm

* Ubuntu Linux – So Close to the Masses but Massively Far – Mike's
blog tells us that:Ubuntu Linux is one of the best open source
solutions that the world has ever seen. It is a free and powerful
operating system that includes, by default, most of the tools that
people need on a daily basis to get work done on a computer. It is a
matter of time before Linux becomes more widely used but I'm afraid
that it is just not yet. Computer users demand to play games and
almost all games are made for Windows. Businesses require usage of
Windows only software and often cannot afford to train employees on
new computer systems. Ubuntu, the forefront Linux distribution, has
most support from amateur and professional developers. It has the
momentum to become the de-facto operating system for some. Ubuntu just
needs more time to mature for the majority.
http://www.blog.mikehmayer.com/?p=144

* Ubuntu / Kubuntu Linux 7.10 Review – Fantastic! – After reviewing
the Final release versions, (in particular the KDE desktop flavored
Kubuntu 7.10 distribution), Mike Ederhart states that a Windows
desktop-replacement is finally here! This latest round of Linux
distributions, in particular the Ubuntu and Kubuntu 7.10 releases,
show all signs of being completely capable of a full Microsoft Windows
desktop replacement operating system product. After seeing the power
and simplicity of this latest distribution release, he wonders why so
many people have never even tried Linux. Perhaps it has most to do
with the fact that Microsoft has worked deals with nearly ever major
manufacturer to include it with every piece of PC hardware shipped. If
new computer buyers had to go out and choose an operating system (and
actually pay for it separately), he believes they'd quickly discover
that not only can you save money on an OS, but also enjoy similar
features, power, and flexibility without being tied to Microsoft
forever. http://suretalent.blogspot.com/2007/10/ubuntu-kubuntu-linux-710-review.html

== In Other News ==

=== TribalWars ===
On October 20th, Tiago Faria has founded the Ubunteros Tribe on
TribalWars, a free browser based MMOG. The story takes place in a
medieval village that will grow, develop and fight other villages.
Please read all about how to join the fun and basic recommendations
here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TribalWars

=== Ubuntu Hard Drive Wear and Tear ===
There has been some discussion on blogs that laptop-mode may cause
hard drives to wear out quickly. Hard drives are rated for a certain
number of load/unload cycles and enabling power management through
laptop-mode may reduce the lifespan of the hard drive. The culprit is
most likely the default BIOS or firmware settings, which Ubuntu does
not change. Read the blog post mentioning this at
http://www.linux-hero.com/rant/explanation-ubuntu-hard-drive-wear-and-tear
and Matthew Garrett's response at
http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77672.html.

== Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, October 29, 2007 ===

==== Scribes Team Meeting ====
* Start: 8:30 UTC
* End: 9:30 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-scribes
* Agenda: Non set as of this publication

=== Tuesday, October 30, 2007 ===

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====
* Start: 16:00 UTC
* End: 17:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting

==== New York Loco Meeting ====
* Start: 18:00 America/New York
* End: 19:30 America/New York
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-newyork
* Agenda: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/NewYorkTeam

=== Wednesday, October 31, 2007 ===

==== Edubuntu Team Meeting ====
* Start: 12:00 UTC
* End: 14:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.edubuntu.org/EdubuntuMeetingAgenda

== Updates and security for 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, and 7.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

* [USN-531-1] dhcp vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000608.html
* [USN-532-1] nagios-plugins vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000609.html
* [USN-533-1] util-linux vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000610.html
* [USN-534-1] OpenSSL vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000611.html
* [USN-501-2] Ghostscript vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000612.html
* [USN-535-1] Firefox vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000613.html
* [USN-531-2] dhcp vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000614.html
* [USN-536-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000615.html
* [USN-537-1] gnome-screensaver vulnerability -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000616.html
* [USN-538-1] libpng vulnerabilities -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2007-October/000617.html

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

* Accepted linux-source-2.6.15 2.6.15-51.61 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012549.html
* Accepted linux-backports-modules-2.6.15 2.6.15-51.2 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012550.html
* Accepted linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15 2.6.15.12-51.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012551.html
* Accepted dhcp 2.0pl5-19.4ubuntu0.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012552.html
* Accepted nagios-plugins 1.4.2-5ubuntu3.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012553.html
* Accepted util-linux 2.12r-4ubuntu6.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012554.html
* Accepted openssl 0.9.8a-7ubuntu0.5 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012555.html
* Accepted firefox 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.14~prepatch071011b-0ubuntu1
(source) – https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012556.html
* Accepted linux-source-2.6.15 2.6.15-51.62 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012557.html
* Accepted linux-source-2.6.15 2.6.15-51.63 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012558.html
* Accepted linux-meta 2.6.15.51 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012559.html
* Accepted debian-installer 20051026ubuntu36.10 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012560.html
* Accepted linux-backports-modules-2.6.15 2.6.15-51.3 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2007-October/012561.html

=== Ubuntu 6.10 Updates ===

* Accepted dhcp 2.0pl5-19.4ubuntu1.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2007-October/008441.html
* Accepted nagios-plugins 1.4.3.0cvs.20060707-3ubuntu0.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2007-October/008442.html
* Accepted util-linux 2.12r-11ubuntu2.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2007-October/008443.html
* Accepted openssl 0.9.8b-2ubuntu2.2 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2007-October/008444.html
* Accepted gs-gpl 8.50-1.1ubuntu1.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2007-October/008445.html
* Accepted firefox 2.0.0.8+0dfsg-0ubuntu0.6.10 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edgy-changes/2007-October/008446.html

=== Ubuntu 7.04 Updates ===

* Accepted dhcp 2.0pl5-19.5ubuntu2.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2007-October/008769.html
* Accepted nagios-plugins 1.4.5-2ubuntu0.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2007-October/008770.html
* Accepted util-linux 2.12r-17ubuntu2.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2007-October/008771.html
* Accepted openssl 0.9.8c-4ubuntu0.2 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2007-October/008772.html
* Accepted gs-gpl 8.54.dfsg.1-5ubuntu0.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2007-October/008773.html
* Accepted firefox 2.0.0.8+1nobinonly-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2007-October/008774.html

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

* Accepted kdesudo 1.1-0ubuntu2.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009972.html
* Accepted kdelibs 4:3.5.8-0ubuntu3.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009973.html
* Accepted mythbuntu-control-centre 0.10-0ubuntu1.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009974.html
* Accepted apt 0.7.6ubuntu14.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009975.html
* Accepted adept 2.1.3ubuntu17.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009976.html
* Accepted gnumed-client 0.2.6.3-1ubuntu0.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009977.html
* Accepted ps3-kboot 20070824-1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009978.html
* Accepted gnome-panel 1:2.20.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009979.html
* Accepted libgnomeui 2.20.1.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009980.html
* Accepted gedit 2.20.3-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009981.html
* Accepted tomboy 0.8.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009982.html
* Accepted seahorse 2.20.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009983.html
* Accepted libwnck 2.20.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009984.html
* Accepted evince 2.20.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009985.html
* Accepted gtk2-engines 1:2.12.2-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009986.html
* Accepted ghostscript 8.61.dfsg.1~svn8187-0ubuntu3.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009987.html
* Accepted pango1.0 1.18.3-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009988.html
* Accepted dhcp 2.0pl5dfsg1-20ubuntu1.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009989.html
* Accepted nagios-plugins 1.4.8-2.1ubuntu1.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009990.html
* Accepted openssl 0.9.8e-5ubuntu3.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009991.html
* Accepted ghostscript 8.61.dfsg.1~svn8187-0ubuntu3.2 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009992.html
* Accepted firefox 2.0.0.8+2nobinonly-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009993.html
* Accepted gdm 2.20.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009994.html
* Accepted evolution 2.12.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009995.html
* Accepted evolution-data-server 1.12.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009996.html
* Accepted gnome-control-center 1:2.20.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009997.html
* Accepted sound-juicer 2.20.1-0ubuntu1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009998.html
* Accepted glibc 2.6.1-1ubuntu10 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/009999.html
* Accepted: bittorrent 3.4.2-11ubuntu3~7.10 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/010000.html
* Accepted: hwdb-client 0.6.11.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/010001.html
* Accepted: qt-x11-free 3:3.3.8really3.3.7-0ubuntu11.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/010002.html
* Accepted: usplash-theme-ubuntustudio 0.15.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/010003.html
* Accepted: hplip 2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.1 (source) -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-October/010004.html

== Bug Stats ==

* Open (35992) +1193 # over last week
* Critical (19) +1 # over last week
* Unconfirmed (19410) +629 # over last week
* Unassigned (27515) +958 # over last week
* All bugs ever reported (132161) +2200 # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started,
please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

== Translation Stats ==

1. Spanish (16658) -1049 # over last week
2. French (38347) -839 # over last week
3. Swedish (51364) +849 # over last week
4. English-UK (51513) -5213 # over last week
5. German (65397) -330 # over last week

Remaining string to translate in Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”, see more
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/gutsy/

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