Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 560 for the week of December 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019.
In this Issue
- Ubuntu Stats
- Hot in Support
- Refactor with Clang Tooling at code::dive 2018
Debian CoC Applies To Planet Debian Blog Posts & Other Updated Rules
- Canonical News
- In the Blogosphere
- Featured Audio and Video
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, and 18.10
- And much more!
- Open: 135737 (+30)
- Critical: 394 (+1)
- Unconfirmed: 66222 (-40)
As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad
- Ukrainian: 87.29% (34710/901)
- German: 84.95% (41105/236)
- Spanish: 84.90% (41233/2550)
- Bosnian: 79.96% (54715/154)
- French: 79.45% (56126/6183)
Hot in Support
Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions
Filenames with space showing as 'file name' after upgrade to 18.04 - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1105867/filenames-with-space-showing-as-file-name-after-upgrade-to-18-04
What's wrong with this 'find' command? - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1106070/whats-wrong-with-this-find-command
What is the meaning of & at the end of a command? - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1107124/what-is-the-meaning-of-at-the-end-of-a-command
Dealing with space in file links using bash [on hold] - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1106116/dealing-with-space-in-file-links-using-bash
What does the permission string lrwxrwxrwx mean? - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1106662/what-does-the-permission-string-lrwxrwxrwx-mean
Ask (and answer!) questions at: https://askubuntu.com/
Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads
Help for newbie with some basic questions about Ubuntu - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2409296
Ubuntu 18.10 WiFi not detecting anything - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2409318
Samba will not run - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2409448
Realtek RTL8723B USB adapter in 18.04 - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2409383
Acer v3-572pg, headset microphone not working - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2409284
Find more support at: https://ubuntuforums.org/
The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:
Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour, Arizona LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3810-sierra-vista-ubuntu-hour/
AZLOCO/PLUG Install-fest/Linux Workshop, Arizona LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/3813-azlocoplug-install-festlinux-workshop/
Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/
Refactor with Clang Tooling at code::dive 2018
Stephen Kelly blogs about his recent talk on his refactoring tool with Clang Tooling at code::dive last November. Stephen got to demo some features which had never been seen by anyone before. For people who are already familiar with clang-tidy and clang-query, the interesting content shows new features in the clang-query interpreter command line, such as syntax highlighting and portable code completion with scrolling through results selections. The post contains numerous usage clips, and links to Stephen's presentation.
Other Community News
Debian CoC Applies To Planet Debian Blog Posts & Other Updated Rules
Michael Larabel updates on a change to rules for DD blogs being aggregated on Planet Debian. Those of us who have their blog sites aggregated should ensure they follow Debian's Code of Conduct or risk having posts removed. More details available on the provided link.
Kata Containers – A form of art - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/01/03/kata-containers-a-form-of-art
Ubuntu mirror "Federal University of Alagoas" - https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+mirror/repositorio.nti.ufal.br-archive
Mark Shuttleworth on success with OpenStack - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/01/03/mark-shuttleworth-on-success-with-openstack
In the Blogosphere
VLC 3.0.5 Released with Improved YouTube, HDR & BluRay Support
Joey Sneddon reports that a new release of VLC Media player, VLC 3.0.5, is out with lots of new features and changes. Improvements include format changes to MP4, MKV, CAF, AV1 media, better HDR support, improvements in image visuality, fixes for several bugs and includes security updates. VLC 3.0.5 is presently available via a Snap install for 16.04 LTS and above releases.
Xfce4-Panel 4.13.4 Released As Another Step Towards The Xfce 4.14 Desktop
Michael Larabel tells us the recent release of Xfce4-Panel 4.13.4 brings us closer to Xfce 4.14, which still has no firm release time-table. Michael lists some new features in this release noting there is a lot of fixed bugs. Michael includes a link to Simon Steinbeiß's blog should you need more details.
UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Is Being Prepared With On-Screen Keyboard Themes
Michael Larabel advises that OTA-7 is now available for testing with an expected release next week. In addition to support for themes there are also fixes for mobile network issues, memory management, and updates to Libhybris, Mir, and the web browser. Further, we are advised there is now support to install to the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi model. A link is provided to UBports.com for more details.
NVIDIA 410.93 Linux Driver Released With Quadro RTX 8000 Support, 4.20 Kernel Compatible
Michael Larabel reports on the NVIDIA 410.93 "long lived" Linux driver release, supporting the Quadro RTX 8000 series cards. The issues addressed in this release are support of Linux 4.20 kernel compatibility, crash fixes in the KWin OpenGL, a Vulkan external semaphore issue, and some other minor fixes. A new option has been added for allowing restriction of GPU performance counters. More details and the download link is provided in a NVIDIA.com link.
Featured Audio and Video
Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E18 - This year is going to be!
"In the first episode of the year and the first we had the whole production team of the show, we did a retrospective analysis of the last year. Many things have changed and [...]"
Upcoming Meetings and Events
- Security Team: Mon, January 7, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
- Desktop Team: Tue, January 8, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
- Kernel Team: Tue, January 8, 5pm – 6pm
- Ubuntu Women: Tue, January 8, 6pm – 7pm
- Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 10, 4pm – 5pm
For more details and farther dates please visit: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/
Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, and 18.10
None reported this week
Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.14.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2019-January/026895.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.14.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2019-January/026896.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.14.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/trusty-changes/2019-January/026897.html
End of Life: April 2019
Ubuntu 16.04 Updates
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.16.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2019-January/023268.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.16.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2019-January/023269.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.16.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2019-January/023270.html
End of Life: April 2021
Ubuntu 18.04 Updates
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.18.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/bionic-changes/2019-January/017683.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.18.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/bionic-changes/2019-January/017684.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.18.04 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/bionic-changes/2019-January/017685.html
End of Life: April 2023
Ubuntu 18.10 Updates
linux-oem_4.15.0-1030.35_amd64.tar.gz - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/cosmic-changes/2019-January/011636.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.18.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/cosmic-changes/2019-January/011637.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.18.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/cosmic-changes/2019-January/011638.html
tzdata 2018i-0ubuntu0.18.10 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/cosmic-changes/2019-January/011639.html
End of Life: July 2019
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