Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 502 for the week March 6 - March 12, 2017.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Ubuntu at SCaLE15x
  • LoCo Events

  • Paul White: Time for a change, some thanks and a return to Xubuntu
  • Leo Arias: Crowdtesting with the Ubuntu community: the case of IPFS
  • Timo Aaltonen: X server 1.19.2 for zesty
  • Canonical News
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 16.04, and 16.10
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (129935) +345 over last week
  • Critical (425) -1 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (64670) +204 over last week

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LoCo News

Ubuntu at SCaLE15x

Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about her experience attending SCaLE 15x, which included organizing the Open Infrastructure Day, giving the talk a UbuCon Summit, and visiting the Ubuntu booth. She shows several pictures of the event and describes the talk she gave at UbuCon.

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Planet

Paul White: Time for a change, some thanks and a return to Xubuntu

Paul White writes that he's worked with Ubuntu for nearly seven years putting many of his other interests to the side. When he received Elizabeth K. Joseph's email on retiring from UWN, Paul decided to step away as well, "for a while at least." Paul thanks Elizabeth for her work, writing, "Thank you Lyz for your all your help and guidance over the past four years." He then goes on to talk about money programs KMyMoney and Homebank, and Xubuntu, and thanks both teams for their work.

Leo Arias: Crowdtesting with the Ubuntu community: the case of IPFS

Leo Arias writes about the IFPS snap and explains the advantages of making a snap compared to building a Debian-based package. He outlines the process of testing the snap for a new release, and thanks the people who tested the snap before it was released.

Timo Aaltonen: X server 1.19.2 for zesty

Timo Aaltonen provides a short blog telling us that daily builds of X server 1.19.2 is available in a staging PPA. It also comes with mesa 17.0.1 whilst it's stuck in zesty-proposed, with all reports of success/issues re-opted via FFe bug. It should be migrated to zesty during the week.

Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

Canonical Launches New Ubuntu Tutorials Website

Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! informs us that Canonical has launched a new website with the aim of making development and devops activities using Ubuntu easier. The new tutorials website features a range of guides, with links and a few sample screenshots shown.

Ubuntu 17.04 Preparing To Land X.Org Server 1.19.2 + Mesa 17.0.1

Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports that developer Timo Aaltonen has announced that X.Org Server 1.19.2 is available now, but will hit Ubuntu 17.04 official archives during the week. Mesa 17.0.1 is also another update when compared to Mesa 13.0, found in Ubuntu 17.04.

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E01 - Verdant Bitter Passenger

“It’s Season Ten Episode One of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

The three amigos are back for Season 10.”

Kubuntu Podcast #20 - Pootle, Second Life and Ubuntu-Make

Aaron Honeycutt, Rick Timmis, and Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan host this week’s Kubuntu Podcast. This podcast includes some updates from the Kubuntu team, general discussions on several news topics, and updates from the developers on the state of Kubuntu.

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 16.04, and 16.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2021

Ubuntu 16.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2017


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