Monthly Archives: June 2013

13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 1 Released!

"Perhaps I’m too saucy or provoking?" — Benjamin Franklin The first Alpha of the Saucy Salamander (to become 13.10) has now been released! This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and UbuntuKylin. Pre-releases of Saucy Salamander are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into […]

Mir Plans In 13.10

As many of you are probably aware, we are working on the Mir display server that is designed to provide a fast, efficient, and extensible display server across phone, tablet, desktop, and TV. Our ultimate goal is a fully converged Unity 8 running on top of Mir ready for the next LTS timeframe, and in […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 322

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #322 for the week June 17 – 23, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Mark Shuttleworth: Here comes the Carrier Advisory Group Ubuntu Donations And Community Funding Improving web services for Ubuntu Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu Ohio June 2013 Meeting […]

Improving web services for Ubuntu

For a long time now, we’ve been seeing issues come up in user testing with the fact that we have different services providing different functionalities which are all connected. Three examples are Ubuntu Single Sign On (used to log into most services related to Ubuntu), Ubuntu One (the cloud syncing service) and Ubuntu Pay (a […]

Ubuntu Donations And Community Funding

Some time ago a form was added to in which users can donate money to the Ubuntu project. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, has recently been working to finalize a fair and transparent plan for how the money raised from the community, upstreams, and flavors sliders can be used to benefit the most […]