Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 519 for the weeks of September 5 - 18, 2017.

In This Issue

General Community News

Welcome New Members and Developers

Simon Quigley on behalf of the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board announces the newest Ubuntu Member:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

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

Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful (Continued)

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.

Kubuntu General News: Kubuntu Council Election Results Announced

The Kubuntu Team announces the results of the Kubuntu Council Election. They congratulate Rik Mills, Aaron Honeycutt (returning), and Rick Timmis on their election and thank Simon Quigley for “running and making this a race” and they thank Clive Johnston for running the election.

Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu 17.10 Meet the Ubuntu 17.10 GNOME Shell Theme

With less than a month to go for the next release of Ubuntu, 17.10, Joey Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the new GNOME Desktop that is replacing the default Unity desktop in previous releases. He reports that despite the apparent change, Ambience is still kept as the default design theme in the release version. With changes to the launcher, and the Alt+Tab switcher, the GNOME Shell theme offers crispy functionality.

Mark Shuttleworth Interviewed on BBC News, This Is What He Spoke About

In light of a recent interview with Mark Shuttleworth on BBC News, Joey Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! writes about the extraordinary opportunity Mark had on the show to discuss his endeavors into space, as well as Ubuntu. Joey highlights some downfalls though, in the interview process, noting that the host makes multiple interruptions into Mark’s explanation of what Ubuntu is and the purpose it serves, to further discuss how the name Ubuntu came about, just in time for the interview to end. Joey provides information on ways to view the interview within the UK.

In Other News

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E27 - Faithful Tasteless Harmony

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

This week we’ve been packing boxes, getting a new mail order cat and doing a rather poor job of celebrating our 300th episode. A ridiculously expensive product has failed (surprising no-one), we’re all going to have a really bad day in 2038, new Samsung phones are lacking the headline feature of previous models and the Essential phone isn’t.”

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E28 - Momentus Sparkling Jellyfish

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

This week we’ve been adding LED lights to a home studio, we announce the winner of the Entroware Apollo competition, serve up some GUI love 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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