Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 571 for the week of March 17 - 23, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Snapcraft Summit Montreal
  • LoCo Events

  • week 12 in Multipass
  • Mir News: 22nd March 2019
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • 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: 134847 (+104)
  • Critical: 389 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 66271 (+74)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33945/2713)
  • German: 85.84% (38688/5)
  • Spanish: 85.24% (40312/1948)
  • French: 80.64% (52881/5861)
  • Bosnian: 79.92% (54845/155)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Snapcraft Summit Montreal

Martin Wimpress writes that the fourth Snapcraft Summit will be held in Montreal Canada from June 11-13, 2019. Martin tells us about Snapcraft, and Snapcraft Summit, and what the partnership with Travis Cl brings. Martin also tells us about Ubuntu Core 'Boardfest', the Robot Operating System Hackathon, and the pre-summit Social Event.  Lots of photos from prior summits, and links are provided.

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

week 12 in Multipass

Michael Sawicz (saviq) tells us of the week's progress in Multipass. This includes bugfixes and features, plus that Multipass is now ready to move to the core18 base.  If you're aware of documentation that you feel is needed, or have other feedback they'd love to get your comment. Details on getting Multipass are included.

Mir News: 22nd March 2019

William Wold (wmww) updates us on the week's progress with Mir. It includes a fixed window resize issue, alan_g landing initial support for Wayland protocols, and mate-wayland now being live on the snap store.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Canonical Releases Important Linux Kernel Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Update Now

Marius Nestor tells us that Canonical have just released updated kernels with fixes for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS addressing five security CVEs, with users advised to upgrade as soon as possible. This fix also affects Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS users who are using the HWE kernel.

Canonical Says Ubuntu 14.04 Extended Security Maintenance Begins April 25, 2019

Marius Nestor writes that Canonical have announced Extended Security Maintenance support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that begins April 25, 2019. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which was released April 17, 2014,  will reach EOL on April 30, 2019; people wanting to continue to use it and receive security updates can purchase the ESM package starting April 25. Otherwise Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users should upgrade to 16.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS. "The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 14.04 is via Ubuntu 16.04."

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 24

"A look at recent fixes for vulnerabilities in poppler, WALinuxAgent, the Linux kernel and more. We also talk about some listener feedback on Ubuntu hardening and the launch of Ubuntu 14.04 ESM."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E26 -Ubucons e mais Ubucons

“Neste episódio temos de volta o Tiago de quem já tinhamos imensas saudades e que tem bastante treta para dar e vender, também vos informamos onde podem encontrar recursos que explicam como implementar melhores práticas de segurança no desenvolvimento de software, e também falamos sobre uma catrafada de Ubucons a acontecer!”

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, March 25, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, March 25, 7pm – 8pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, March 26, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, March 26, 5pm – 6pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, March 26, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, March 28, 3pm – 4p

For more 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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