Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 409 for the week March 16 - 22, 2015.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) reaches End of Life on April 30 2015
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Ubuntu Mauritius during Developers Conference
  • Riccardo Padovani: Two years later...
  • Jonathan Riddell: Kubuntu 15.04 Heating up
  • Interview with Daniel Holbach of the Ubuntu Community Council
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • The reward of a loooong journey
  • Planet Ubuntu-it has it's own Ubuntu Phone webapp
  • Canonical News
  • Meizu MX4 Ubuntu hands-on review
  • Review: Dell's Ubuntu-powered M3800 Mobile Workstation is a desktop destroyer
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 14.04 and 14.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) reaches End of Life on April 30 2015

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, reminds us that Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) was released almost five years ago, and that the support period will reach end of life on Thursday, April 30th. He provides details of the supported upgrade path, and links to upgrade instructions and caveats.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (118381) +140 over last week
  • Critical (268) -3 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (59057) +161 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: terdon (, Helio (, heemayl (, steeldriver ( and muru (

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LoCo News

Ubuntu Mauritius during Developers Conference

Ish Sookun predicts that there will be three days of fun at the Developers Conference to be held in Mauritius between April 23rd and 25th. He appeals for resources, such a presentation slides and flyer designs, and links to sites from where further information about the event can be found.

LoCo Events

Want to learn whether there is an event upcoming in your area? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Planet

Riccardo Padovani: Two years later...

Riccardo Padovani looks back at what he was doing two years ago on March 17th 2013. He recalls posting an image to Google+ which started his contribution to Ubuntu for Phones. He shows us some screenshots to show how some of the apps have progressed, and says "We’re building the future :-) So, why don’t you start to contribute to Ubuntu?"

Jonathan Riddell: Kubuntu 15.04 Heating up

Jonathan Riddell writes "Kubuntu 15.04 development is in full swing and it’s looking like our 10th anniversary edition will be a classic." He lets us know what each of the Kubuntu team are working on, acknowledges that there are still plenty of bugs to be fixed, and ends his post by saying "We’re in #kubuntu-devel on freenode if you want to say hi."

Other Community News

Interview with Daniel Holbach of the Ubuntu Community Council

In the fifth interview of the series, Ubuntu Community Council member Daniel Holbach talks about his career at Canonical, his first computing experience, and his involvement with the Ubuntu community. Daniel says that today he is focussed on documentation for app developers, and points out that although Ubuntu is in constant change he is very impressed with where we are today,

Ubuntu Cloud News

Fairbanks joins Cloud Partner Program

Canonical announces that Dutch OpenStack experts, Fairbanks, is the latest organisation to join Canonical’s Cloud Partner Program. They quote Ruud Harmsen, CEO of Fairbanks as saying: "Because of the open source movement/mindset and, best-in-class tools and its overall vision and culture, Canonical is the perfect partner for Fairbanks.”

DataStax to join Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme

Ellen Arnold writes that Canonical are excited to welcome DataStax to its Charm Partner Programme which helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s cloud orchestration tool, Juju. Matt Rollender of DataStax says "By working with Canonical and the charm deployment option for Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise, users can leverage the Juju orchestration on leading cloud infrastructures.”

Ubuntu Phone News

The reward of a loooong journey

Michael Zanetti recalls that he has been working on mobile phones for almost five years, having worked for both Nokia and Canonical. He records the delivery of an Ubuntu Phone in a series of photographs, ending his post with "Now this device is a gift for my dad, who did a lot in supporting my way to be a software engineer, so I won’t turn it on right now to not destroy the joy of the first time welcome bells and whistles for him."

Planet Ubuntu-it has it's own Ubuntu Phone webapp

Carla Sella writes that she cannot believe how simple it is to write a webapp for the Ubuntu Phone. She runs through the process which involves going to the webapp-generator website, and shows us some screenshots of the finished app which displays Planet Ubuntu-It.

Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu hands-on review

Alastair Stevenson for V3 quickly reviews the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone looking at the operating system, performance, camera, battery life and internal storage. He says that an official price and release date have yet to be announced, praises Canonical for the work it has does done to improve the OS, and promises a full review at a later date.

Review: Dell's Ubuntu-powered M3800 Mobile Workstation is a desktop destroyer

Bryan Lunduke of Network World reviews the Dell M3800 Mobile Workstation which doubles as a Linux-powered desktop replacement that ships with Ubuntu. He pays special attention to the performance while running games, the ease of installing and running other Linux distros, and the high resolution display which he says is too high for some software that won't adapt. He sums up by saying: "This is a ‘no compromise’ complete mobile workstation with fantastic Linux support. It's not cheap, but if this is the type of system you need – and I know many of you do – the price is worth it."

Community Team Q and A - 17th March 2015

Nicholas Skaggs is joined by Michael Hall for another regular Community Team Q & A session in which they answer viewers’ questions put to them on IRC. Topics discussed this week include the bq and Meizu Ubuntu phones, the UbuTab, WhatsApp, and Unity 8.

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E02 – The Oasis of the Living Dead - Ubuntu Podcast

We’re back with the second episode of Season Eight!

It’s Episode Two of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Laura Cowen and Mark Johnson are connected and speaking to your brain.

Please update your podcast download clients with our new feed URLs:- &

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss first opinions of the brand new Ubuntu Phone
  • We share some Command Line Lurve which is a command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest-cli
  • And we explain a bit about what’s changed for this new season. Let us know what you think at our new email address:

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Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 14.04 and 14.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 14.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2015


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