Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 562 for the week of January 13 - 19, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Introducing the Lubuntu Council
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135184 (-335)
  • Critical: 393 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 66083 (-28)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.42% (34369/852)
  • German: 85.24% (40320/77)
  • Spanish: 84.86% (41357/2695)
  • Bosnian: 79.93% (54827/154)
  • French: 79.41% (56241/6178)

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 Planet

Introducing the Lubuntu Council

Simon Quigley announces the formation of the Lubuntu Council to further aid the production of the Lubuntu operating system. Currently is the work to adopt the Lubuntu Constitution. Feedback is requested from the community with the window closing Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 20:00 UTC. After due considerations the constitution will be effective on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at midnight UTC. Simon provides links to the document and means for the community to participate.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Frameworks 5.54 Released for KDE Plasma 5.15, Adds Android Notifications

KDE Frameworks 5.54.0 in the a monthly update adds numerous improvements as well as various new features. Also, this release is just in time for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.15 desktop, which is due for release on February 12, 2019. Marius also provides brief details on "what's the new in KDE Frameworks 5.54". While the source is available, regular users are cautioned to await the transmission of the package to their stable repositories.

NVIDIA 415.27 Linux Driver Released With GeForce RTX 2060 Support

Michael Larabel reports on the 415.27 Linux driver release, officially supporting the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. This card is now identified by product string and with other small tweaks Michael advises the card runs well under the proprietary driver.

Entroware Launches Hades, Its First AMD-Powered Workstation with Ubuntu Linux

Marius Nestor reports that UK-based Entroware has released their latest and most powerful Ubuntu Linux installed workstation. Technical specifications, plus options for your builds of the Hades machine are provided with link to official website.

Canonical Patches GNOME Bluetooth Vulnerability on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Update Now

Marius Nestor writes that Canonical have release a security patch for the GNOME Bluetooth tools used in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) which address a vulnerability that could allow unintended access to your devices. We are advised to upgrade.

Ubuntu's Icon Theme Now Extends to Branded & Third-Party Apps

Joey Sneddon reports that the upcoming release of Ubuntu 19.04 comes with restyled third-party and branded icons achieved through "ingenious" crafting by the Yaru design team. Joey finds the result of this effort creates a more cohesive result and provides details as to how the Yaru team achieved their result. Multiple pictures are provided.

Livepatching With Linux 5.1 To Support Atomic Replace & Cumulative Patches

Michael Larabel reports that the "atomic replace" / "cumulative patches" series was merged to livepatching making it staged material for the upcoming Linux 5.1 cycle. The "atomic replace" support to the kernel's common livepatch infrastructure allows for replacing/reverting an existing kernel live patch and for handling of multiple patches in a series as "cumulative patches." This code also improves the behavior around the patching order/stacking and allows recovering from the overhead of functions no longer being patched. This describes the inner-workings of "atomic replace" in much more detail.

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E20 - Espreitando debaixo do capô

“Neste episódio, para além da famosa conversa da treta, falamos sobre a criação da comunidade Ubuntu no gettogether, novidades sobre o Ubuntu Touch com o seu mais recente OTA 7, e snaps interessantes que estão disponíveis como snaps.”

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Desktop Team: Tue, January 22, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, January 22, 5pm – 6pm
  • Security Team: Wed, January 23, 8:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 24, 4pm – 5pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, and 18.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2019

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2021

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2023

Ubuntu 18.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2019


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