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## In this section, list major topics of interest using bullets.
## Format: * <Topic name>
## Ex: * Ubuntu overtakes Microsoft with 90% market share
## This gets added right before you publish bullet points of table of contents
 * Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) released
 * A new vantage point
 * Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
 * Welcome New Members and Developers
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Lo``Co Events
 * Alan Pope: My Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME Setup
 * Kubuntu Team: KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers
 * Ubuntu Cloud News
 * 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!
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The Ubuntu Insights news site also made an announcement of their own: “Ubuntu 17.04 supports widest range of container capabilities” https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/13/ubuntu-17-04-supports-widest-range-of-container-capabilities/ The Ubuntu Insights news site also made an announcement of their own: “Ubuntu 17.04 supports widest range of container capabilities” - https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/13/ubuntu-17-04-supports-widest-range-of-container-capabilities/
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 * Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Flavor, the Future of Ubuntu Linux, Launches with GNOME 3.24 - http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-gnome-17-04-flavor-the-future-of-ubuntu-linux-launches-with-gnome-3-24-514854.shtml
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 * Ubuntu creator takes CEO role again after layoffs and death of Unity
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/ubuntu-creator-takes-ceo-role-again-after-layoffs-and-death-of-unity/
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Canonical sharpens post-Unity axe for 80-plus Ubuntu spinners -
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/12/80_canonical_staff_face_chop/
 * Canonical sharpens post-Unity axe for 80-plus Ubuntu spinners -
 https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/12/80_canonical_staff_face_chop/
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Michael Hall from the Ubuntu Community Council announces a call for nominations for the Ubuntu Membership Board. He writes, “We have seven members of our boards expiring from their terms , which means we need to do some restaffing of this Membership Board.” He gives details about the board and notes that the nominations will end at Friday, May 26th at 12:00 UTC. Michael Hall from the Ubuntu Community Council announces a call for nominations for the Ubuntu Membership Board. He writes, “We have seven members of our boards expiring from their terms, which means we need to do some restaffing of this Membership Board.” He gives details about the board and notes that the nominations will end at Friday, May 26th at 12:00 UTC.
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Robie Basak on behalf of the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board announces the newest MOTU and Per Package Uploader for postgresql-9.6 and multipath-tools: Robie Basak on behalf of the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board announces the newest MOTU and Per-Package Uploader for postgresql-9.6 and multipath-tools:
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## Data can be found at: http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs
## Note: "Unconfirmed" number comes from "New" number
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).

    * Open (#) +/- # over last week
    * Critical (#) +/- # over last week
    * Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
    * Open (131416) +468 over last week
    * Critical (428) -8 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (65675) +265 over last week
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 * Ubuntu Michigan Loco 17.04 Release Party, Ubuntu-Michigan: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-mi/3557-ubuntu-michigan-loco-17.04-release-party/  * Ubuntu Michigan Loco 17.04 Release Party, Ubuntu-Michigan: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-mi/3557-ubuntu-michigan-loco-1704-release-party/
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=== KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers === === Kubuntu Team: KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers ===
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  * General availability of Kubernetes 1.6 on Ubuntu - https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/12/general-availability-of-kubernetes-1-6-on-ubuntu/  * General availability of Kubernetes 1.6 on Ubuntu - https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/12/general-availability-of-kubernetes-1-6-on-ubuntu/
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 * Kernel Team - April 11, 2017 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-04-11
 * Kernel Team - April 18, 2017 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-04-18
* Security Team - April 10, 2017 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20170410
 * Security Team - April 17, 2017 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20170417
 * Kernel Team - April 11, 2017 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-04-11
 * Kernel Team - April 18, 2017 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-04-18
 * Security Team - April 10, 2017 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20170410
 * Security Team - April 17, 2017 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20170417


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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 505 for the weeks April 10 - 23, 2017.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) released
  • A new vantage point
  • Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo Events

  • Alan Pope: My Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME Setup
  • Kubuntu Team: KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • 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!

General Community News

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) released

On behalf of the release team, Adam Conrad announces the release of Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus). He shares key features of this release, including a new 4.10-based kernel and other updates in core packages. Links for downloading the release as well as the flavor releases are provided.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2017-April/000220.html

The Ubuntu Insights news site also made an announcement of their own: “Ubuntu 17.04 supports widest range of container capabilities” - https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/13/ubuntu-17-04-supports-widest-range-of-container-capabilities/

This release was widely covered, the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

A new vantage point

Jane Silber from Canonical writes about her history working at Canonical and her new role in the near future. She writes, “We’re now entering a new phase of accelerated growth at Canonical, and it’s time to pass the baton to both seasoned hands and a new generation of Canonical leaders.”

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/12/a-new-vantage-point/

This story was also covered by a number of news sites. The following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Michael Hall from the Ubuntu Community Council announces a call for nominations for the Ubuntu Membership Board. He writes, “We have seven members of our boards expiring from their terms, which means we need to do some restaffing of this Membership Board.” He gives details about the board and notes that the nominations will end at Friday, May 26th at 12:00 UTC.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2017/04/23/ubuntu-membership-board-call-for-nominations-5/

Welcome New Members and Developers

Robie Basak on behalf of the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board announces the newest MOTU and Per-Package Uploader for postgresql-9.6 and multipath-tools:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2017-April/002647.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (131416) +468 over last week
  • Critical (428) -8 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (65675) +265 over last week

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

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

Ubuntu at OSCON 2017!

José Antonio Rey announces that Ubuntu will have a table at OSCON on May 10-11. He lets us know that he is providing ExpoHall Plus passes for anyone who would like to attend.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2017-April/007201.html

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:

http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Planet

Alan Pope: My Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME Setup

Alan Pope writes about his Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME setup. He lists some features he enjoys in Unity, and how he accomplished those same tasks in GNOME.

https://popey.com/blog/posts/my-ubuntu-1604-gnome-setup.html

Kubuntu Team: KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers

The Kubuntu Team announces the availability of an update for KDE PIM for testers. They write, “Since we missed by a whisker getting updated PIM (kontact, kmail, akregator, kgpg etc..) into Zesty for release day, and we believe it is important that our users have access to this significant update, packages are now available for testers in the Kubuntu backports landing ppa.” [sic] They give instructions on how to test this release, and where to report any issues.

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-pim-update-for-zesty-available-for-testers/

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Podcast: S10E06 – Tasty Different Cow

“We discuss soldering the zerostem, review the new Dell XPS 13, share some command line love and go over your feedback. This show was recorded prior to Mark Shuttleworth’s announcement about Growing Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT, rather than Phone and convergence. We’ll be discussing that news in a future episode of the Ubuntu Podcast.”

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2017/04/13/s10e06-tasty-different-cow/

Ubuntu Podcast S10E07 - Black Frail Silver

“We spend some time discussing one rather important topic in the news and that’s the announcement of Ubuntu’s re-focus from mobile and convergence to the cloud and Internet of Things.”

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2017/04/20/s10e07-black-frail-silver/

Ubuntu Testing Day – Ubuntu Budgie

Leo Arias hosts another Ubuntu Testing Day. This testing day features David Mohammed and others from the Ubuntu Budgie team. They talk about how you can test Ubuntu Budgie, and much more!

https://youtu.be/jrqcuW9MpHs

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

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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