Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 527 for the week of May 6 - 12, 2018.

In this Issue

  • Cosmic Cuttlefish is now open for development
  • Developer Membership Board Election Results
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Flisol Bogotá 2018
  • Photos and reports for Ubuntu 18.04 Release parties in Korea
  • LoCo Events

  • This week in Mir (11th May, 2018)
  • Cue the Cosmic Cuttlefish
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 17.10, and 18.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Cosmic Cuttlefish is now open for development

Matthias Klose advises that Ubuntu 18.10 is now open for development. He cites two major changes made already and further three planned ones, as well as provides links to setup a development chroot.

Developer Membership Board Election Results

Jeremy Bicha of the Ubuntu DMB reports the results of the election. New members to the board are Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) and Eric Desrochers (slashd).

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 137395 (+29)
  • Critical: 437 (+5)
  • Unconfirmed: 67396 (-179)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see:


  • Bosnian: 84.77% (36736/14)
  • Spanish: 84.21% (38098/1538)
  • Ukrainian: 82.48% (42274/27)
  • German: 82.22% (42883/255)
  • French: 81.05% (45711/5636)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Flisol Bogotá 2018

Jhosman celebrates the huge Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL) event comprising 20 countries, around 240 events, and more than 90 activities. Support was provided by the Ubuntu community and the Canonical team.

Photos and reports for Ubuntu 18.04 Release parties in Korea

한영빈 (Youngbin Han) from the Korea LoCo shares reports and photos of 18.04 LTS release parties recently held there in three different cities.

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 Hub

This week in Mir (11th May, 2018)

Greyback reports that a branch with logind support has been pushed and is ready for testing, while work proceeds on wlcs, Wayland, and X11 support.

The Planet

Cue the Cosmic Cuttlefish

Mark Shuttleworth, bestowing the name Cosmic Cuttlefish on 18.10, in the roadmap to 20.04 places emphasis on security.

Canonical News

In the Press

Top 5 Open Source Operating Systems for IoT devices

Arvind Kumar writes that the Internet of Things is a large and growing market where open source is big. He writes about five operating systems in that field with a low memory footprint and high power efficiency, including Contiki, Brillo, RIOT, Zephyr, and Ubuntu Core.

In the Blogosphere

Mark Shuttleworth Talks Of New Ubuntu Installer Ideas With HTML5/Electron & Snaps

Michael Larabel reports on Mark Shuttleworth expressing his views on the next-generation Ubuntu desktop installer, dubbed "Ubiquity NG." He then lists the various features Mark would like to see it include.

Ubuntu 18.04: Unity is gone, GNOME is back—and Ubuntu has never been better

Scott Gilbertson reflects on the recent Ubuntu 18.04 release, which has seen the switch from Unity back to GNOME in the LTS series. He writes of the first-run screen to help former Unity users in the transition, details various changes those will notice, and concludes his post saying 18.04 is a terrific release.

Canonical Releases New Kernel Live Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Marius Nestor relates Canonical's release of a new kernel live patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS to address various security vulnerabilities. He details the most grave ones among them and advises users of the live patch service to update immediately.

Lubuntu, Kubuntu & Xubuntu Might Also Drop Support for New 32-Bit Installations

Marius Nestor reports of the proposal that all Ubuntu flavors drop 32-bit support beginning with the 18.10 release, citing remarks from Bryan Quigley, Simon Quigley, and Rik Mills.

Ubuntu Podcast: S11E10 – Ten Little Ladybugs

“This week we’ve been smashing up a bathroom like rock stars. We discuss the Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) LTS release, serve up some command line love and go over your feedback.”

Featuring: Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, and Martin Wimpress.

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 17.10, and 18.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2019

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2021

Ubuntu 17.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2018

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2023


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