The process has been ongoing for more than a year but the Debian technical committee is about to select a candidate to recommend for its vacant seat. The Debian Project Leader will then (likely) appoint him (looks like it won’t be a women).
If you look at the current membership of the committee, you will see:
- Bdale Garbee: USA
- Russ Allbery: USA
- Don Armstrong: USA
- Andreas Barth: Germany
- Ian Jackson: United Kingdom
- Steve Langasek: USA
- Colin Watson: United Kingdom
That’s very Anglo-Saxon centric (6 out of 7 members). While I trust the current members and while I know that they are open-minded people, it still bothers me to see this important body with so few diversity.
Coming back to the choice at hand, Keith Packard is American and Philipp Kern is German. No new country in the mix. I can only hope that Philipp will be picked to bring some more balance in the body.
Australis has finally landed in Firefox Nightly and this presents and excellent opportunity for all Firefox Users to help test out nightly. Mozilla relies pretty heavily on user feedback and its nightly testers to help keep each release as crisp as possible.
Installing Nightly on Ubuntu
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk
Reporting Bugs in Firefox
Here is a very simple but robust guide on reporting bugs on Firefox
Feedback is really important to Mozilla in fact Mozilla has an entire team that focuses a lot of their attention on reading through feedback and advocating for changes in Firefox to meet the expectations and needs of users. You can submit feedback about Firefox by going to Help -> Submit Feedback or by clicking here.
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #343 for the week November 11 – 17, 2013, and the full version is available here.
In this issue we cover:
- Community Council Election Results
- Ubuntu Developer Summit Schedule Ready
- discourse.ubuntu.com Is Here, Dive In!
- Ubuntu Stats
- Trusty attends first Ubuntu Hour
- Three Teams Verified
- From 0 to hero in a few minutes, Introducing Juju Bundles
- Alan Bell: Building Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi
- Benjamin Kerensa: Awesome vUDS Sessions
- Xubuntu: Xubuntu 14.04 Default Wallpapers
- Sergio Meneses: Lubuntu needs you!
- Canonical News
- Dell aims for cloudy orbit with Sputnik Ubuntu developer project
- Hillsboro School District considering open-source solutions in wake of failed bond measure
- In The Blogosphere
- Other Articles of Interest
- Featured Audio and Video
- Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
- Monthly Team Reports: October 2013
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10
- And much more!
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