Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 531 for the week of June 3 - 9, 2018.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubuntu Myanmar Linux BootCamp (48Hour Non-Stop)

  • LoCo Events

  • This Week in Mir (8th Jun, 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: 136609 (-10613)
  • Critical: 445 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 67820 (+89)

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


  • Ukrainian: 85.18% (35884/0)
  • Bosnian: 85.07% (36149/2593)
  • Spanish: 84.90% (36552/1642)
  • German: 83.71% (39428/48)
  • French: 81.36% (45126/5455)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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LoCo News

Ubuntu Myanmar Linux BootCamp (48Hour Non-Stop)

Ko Ko Ye from the Myanmar LoCo shares photos of the 48-hour bootcamp held at their headquarter in Yangon over the previous weekend.

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 (8th Jun, 2018)

Chris Halse Rogers (roaf) reports that updates to the Linux VT implementation have landed, updates for the mesa-kms and eglstream-kms platforms are well on their way to approval. Which leaves updating tests on the libinput platform and actually enabling the logind support as the remaining tasks. Finally they could re-enable the test suite in CI on all supported platforms, and have got the PPA to build for all architectures.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion

Tom Warren reports on the acquisition, citing GitHub’s large user base and reasons why the acquisition benefits Microsoft. Pending is to win trust and respect in their use case of the open source platform.

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.17 as Linux 5.0 Is Coming Later This Year

Marius Nestor writes of the additions and deletions in the new kernel with speculations on when version 5.0 will be released.

NVIDIA 390.67 Linux Driver Released With X.Org Server 1.20 Support, Bug Fixes

Michael Larabel reports the "long-term" series driver NVIDIA 390.67 is available with backported support for X.Org Server 1.20. Among the fixes in this release are Quadro SDI capture hardware, KWin OpenGL compositing, Vulkan applications crashes, and crashes in some Wine applications.

Purism's Librem 5 Privacy, Security-Focused Linux Phone Arrives in January 2019

Marius Nestor reports about the open source smartphone whos features include encrypted calling, native VoIP capabilities, end-to-end encrypted storage, SMS, and email, preconfigured VPN services, support for a wide range of Linux-based operating systems, and a slot for an encryption smartcard with support by all the major carriers.

Xfce's Thunar 1.8 File Manager Released With Move From GTK2 To GTK3

Michael Larabel tells us that Thunar 1.8 is now available, having completed its migration from GTK+ 2 to 3, and featuring a revised pathbar and other updates. More details are available via the provided release announcement link.

NVIDIA 340.107 Legacy Linux Driver Brings X.Org Server 1.20 Support

Michael Larabel informs us that Nvidia has improved their X.Org Server 1.20 support covering the 396, 390, and 340 driver families. Fixes have been made to 340.17, with a link to the changes and download page.

Ubuntu Podcast: S11E14 – The Fourteenth Goldfish

“This week we review the KDE Slimbook II, experiment with Linux on the Hades Canyon NUC and play some Track Mania Nations Forever. We also bring you some command line love and go over your feedback.”

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

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, June 11, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • LoCo Council: Mon, June 11, 7pm – 8pm

  • Desktop Team: Tue, June 12, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, June 12, 5pm – 6pm
  • Ubuntu Women: Tue, June 12, 6pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, June 14, 3pm – 4pm

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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