Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 530 for the week of May 27 - June 2, 2018.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • This week in Mir (1st June, 2018)
  • Mythbuntu: 18.04 Upgrades
  • MAAS 2.4.0 (final) released!
  • Launchpad news, May 2018
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 17.10, and 18.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 147222 (+570)
  • Critical: 443 (+3)
  • Unconfirmed: 67731 (-105)

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


  • Spanish: 84.90% (36553/1642)
  • Bosnian: 84.75% (36920/1142)
  • Ukrainian: 84.66% (37138/0)
  • German: 82.58% (42173/676)
  • French: 81.34% (45155/5457)

Hot in Support

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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 Hub

This week in Mir (1st June, 2018)

Gerry Boland (greyback) reports that Alan Griffiths (alan_g) has polished the tutorials on Wayland support, while he himself has created a PPA to set up an Ubuntu Core VM snap environment. Additionally both Chris Halse Rogers (raof) and William Wold (wmww) continued stabilizing their respective work.

The Planet

Mythbuntu: 18.04 Upgrades

Thomas Mashos provides an FAQ updating readers on Mythbuntu. Questions answered include how to upgrade to 18.04, getting support, updating your MythTV packages, and where to file bugs.

MAAS 2.4.0 (final) released!

Andres Rodriguez announces the release of MAAS 2.4.0, with various new features and improvements, and that it is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 18.04. He goes into detail and links to the complete release notes.

Launchpad news, May 2018

Colin Watson gives the changelog of the Build farm, Code, Infrastructure, Snappy, and Soyuz (package management) departments. Of note in Miscellaneous is a change on the commercial subscriptions and revisions to the terms of service.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Receives First Kernel Live Patch, Update Now

Marius Nestor advises of four security patches that are available for the 14.04 HWE, 16.04 HWE, and 18.04 releases, and informs on the use of the Kernel Live Patch service.

The Many Wayland Improvements In Qt 5.11

Michael Larabel details the Wayland improvements featured in the Qt 5.11 toolkit recently released, which include key composition support, X11 fallback, and better HiDPI scaling support. With a brief look ahead to Qt 5.12, he links to further info at the project’s blog.

Dell Unveils New Ubuntu Laptops

Joey Sneddon extols the new line of laptops from Dell featuring OEM install of 16.04 LTS.

Git Issues Batch Of New Releases To Fix Security Issues

Michael Larabel writes about the patches for Git 2.13.7, 2.14.4, 2.15.2, 2.16.4, and 2.17.1, noting the blocking of malicious names and control of pushes to repositories.

Ubuntu 18.04.1 Slated for Release on July 26, Ubuntu 16.04.5 to Land on August 2

Marius Nestor informs on the point releases due soon for 18.04 and 16.04 that will incorporate all the updates and bug fixes published since their release. He also gives a forecast on what is new in the upcoming 18.10 release.

XWayland Gets Patch To Automatically Use EGLStreams For NVIDIA Support When Needed

Michael Larabel reports on the status of EGLStreams for XWayland support. In explaining the operation of the different stream’s extensions he ends with the hope in a future utilization of both.

Mesa 18.0.5 Is The Last Planned Release In The Series

Michael Larabel reports that this last release of the series includes core Mesa fixes, Intel and Vulkan driver fixes, and other routine maintenance work. He ends his post with the outlook that Mesa 18.2 is due for release in August, shipping the new features developed in the meantime.

Ubuntu Podcast: S11E13 – Thirteen Reasons Why

“This week we’ve been to Devon and built a 3D printer. The FBI tells everyone to reboot your routers, PUBG sues Fortnite, GDPR happened, the Mosquitto project gets sponsorship and we round up the community news.”

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

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 4, 3pm – 4pm
  • Security Team: Mon, June 4, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, June 5, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, June 5, 5pm – 6pm
  • Documentation Team: Tue, June 5, 6pm – 7pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, June 5, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, June 7, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, June 7, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, June 7, 5pm – 7pm
  • Membership Board: Thu, June 7, 8pm – 9pm
  • Membership Board: Thu, June 7, 10pm – 11pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

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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