Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 517 for the week of August 15 - 21, 2017.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo Events

  • Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (132518) +129 over last week
  • Critical (414) -1 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (66524) +56 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

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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

Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful

Didier Roche of Canonical in a series of daily blog posts describes the process of making Ubuntu GNOME Shell ready for Artful Aardvark 17.10. The desired result contains both a default Ubuntu session experience avoiding any shock for those updating from Unity 7, and the choice of a more generic GNOME session.

The following posts are part of the series:

Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E24 - Fierce hurried Start

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

This week we’ve been buying a house, discuss podcasting creative commons music, serve up some command line lurve and go over your feedback."

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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