Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 516 for the week of August 8 - 14, 2017.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Artful Desktop Fit and Finish Sprint
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo Events

  • Alan Pope: Ubuntu Community Hub Proposal
  • Canonical News
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, and 17.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu Artful Desktop Fit and Finish Sprint

Alan Pope of Canonical tells us the Ubuntu 17.10 is progressing at top speed. Because of the major change being the new GNOME Shell, volunteers are requested to help fine tune the GUI experience. The hackfest is 24th & 25th August at the London office, with skilled help wanted on the 24th. The deadline is 18th August with details and links provided.

The editors have also collected articles about the topic from around the Internet:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (132389) +193 over last week
  • Critical (415) -1 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (66468) +178 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

Ask (and answer!) questions at

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

Alan Pope: Ubuntu Community Hub Proposal

Alan Pope writes about some of the community problems Ubuntu is facing and notes that the onboarding process among other issues is not as good as it can be. Alan, after speaking with active members of the Ubuntu Community, reveals main necessary themes, and explains why he thinks the Community Portal, the existing resource for onboarding new contributors, isn't ideal for this purpose. He introduces the Ubuntu Community Hub, something that he believes would solve this, and how it would benefit the community.

Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E23 - Important Fluffy Turn

“It’s Season Ten Episode Twenty-Three of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Dave Lee are connected and speaking to your brain.

This week we’re joined by a love bug and add more pixels to our computer. Red Hat abandon btrfs, Marcus Hutchins is arrested, Google did evil and the podcast patent is overturned! We also have a large dose of Ubuntu community news and some events.”

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, and 17.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2021

Ubuntu 17.04 Updates

End of Life - January 2018


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