Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 520 for the weeks of September 19 - October 2, 2017.

In This Issue

General Community News

Announcing the new Ubuntu Community Council

Daniel Holbach announces the results of the recent election for the seats on the Ubuntu Community Council on which Anis El Achèche, Leo Arias, Marco Ceppi, Aaron Honeycutt, Walter Lapchynksi, José Antonio Rey, and Martin Wimpress will serve for the next two years. He thanks all the nominees and voters.

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Final Beta released

Łukasz Zemczak, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta. He lists the flavors that have participated in the release, tells us from where we can download the ISO images, and help with development of Ubuntu by providing bug reports and feedback.

Interested in the Flavors? Final Beta release announcements for each as follows:

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

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

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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

Dustin Kirkland: Results of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications Survey

Dustin Kirkland writes about the recently held UbuCon Europe conference at Paris. He had delivered the closing keynote address at the event, talking in length about the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Default Desktop Application Survey and the inputs thereof. He also hints about a potential change in the Ubuntu Desktop experience, in closing.

Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful (Continued)

Didier Roche from the Desktop Team 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 Team: Call for design: Artful Banner for website

In a brief post, the Kubuntu Team writes about the need for a new banner on for the upcoming release, and provides details about how to submit any banners, writing, “We need a new banner for the website, and invite artists and designers to submit designs to us based on the Plasma wallpaper and perhaps the mascot design.”

Canonical News

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E29 - Adamant Terrible Hammer

“It’s Season Ten Episode Twenty-Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Martin Wimpress, Marius Quabeck, Max Kristen, Rudy and Tiago Carrondo are connected and speaking to your brain.

This is Le Crossover Ubuntu Mashup Podcast thingy recorded live at UbuCon Europe in Paris, France.”

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E30 - Resolute Huge Aftermath

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

This week we’ve been F1 simulator racing, learning Golang and moving house. We discuss how far do you need to go if you want to credibly advocate for a technology and go over you your feedback.”

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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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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