Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 575 for the week of April 14 - 20, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • One Year Leading Ubuntu Studio
  • Xubuntu 19.04: The Exhaustive Update
  • Ubuntu Studio 18.04 Extended Support
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) released

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo). This release introduces new features as well as many bug fixes. Notable is the 5.0 kernel, updated tool chain, GNOME 3.32, and the server edition integrates many IoT services. Adam advises that all supported flavours are also being released with instructions to the downloads and/or the upgrade process. Additionally, links are provided to the release notes, graphical overviews of the desktop, support sites, and other resources.

This release was widely covered, - new features and fixes are preeminent - the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 134870 (+1)
  • Critical: 383 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 66376 (-63)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33972/2771)
  • German: 85.83% (38705/5)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40269/1973)
  • French: 80.64% (52891/5877)
  • Bosnian: 79.92% (54871/154)

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

One Year Leading Ubuntu Studio

Erich Eickmeyer tells us about the creation of the Ubuntu Studio Council, the rejuvenation of the Ubuntu Studio project, creation of Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA and more, in his assumption of project lead. He gives a brief of future works to complete a full featured workstation. Erich provides details of some of the other work performed during this past year naming some of those who helped make it so productive.

Xubuntu 19.04: The Exhaustive Update

Sean Davis writes about what's coming in Xubuntu 19.04: changes, additions, updates, and fixes. A link is provided for the complex list of package changes, but Sean describes notable additions and changes, with screenshots. Sean finishes up with an invite to share the Xubuntu post on social media to promote the development, or read the linked wiki on how to contribute to the Xubuntu project.

Ubuntu Studio 18.04 Extended Support

We are reminded that Ubuntu Studio 18.04 was a non-LTS release for Ubuntu Studio's unique packages, and that as such it's support ended January 2019 unless users added a Backports PPA to their Ubuntu Studio systems. Users of Ubuntu Studio 18.04 are reminded to do this to receive further updates which will continue until April 2021. Links are provided for more information on adding the PPA, with a reminder that Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS reaches EOL on April 25, 2019.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

NVIDIA EGLStreams Support Merged Into KWin For KDE Plasma 5.16

Michael Larabel expresses surprise at finding that KDE's EGLStreams back-end for KWin Wayland compositor has been merged; meaning the KDE Plasma Wayland session will support the proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver stack when Plasma 5.16 is released in beta on May 16, 2019. Final release is expected June 11, 2019.

VirtualBox 6.0.6 Released with Support for Linux 5.0 and Linux 5.1 Kernels

Marius Nestor tells us VirtualBox 6.0.6 has been released with support for the latest Linux 5.0/5.1 kernel series in both host and guest, and Oracle's Critical Patch updates for April 2019. Other improvements to be found in the new release are also mentioned, with links for download and to the full changelog.

GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.32.1 Released With Many Fixes

Michael Larabel reports that GNOME Shell and Mutter 3.32.1 have been released. Michael lists key fixes found in this update in both GNOME Shell and Mutter, before telling us the developers are now enforcing requirements for graphics drivers that support OpenGL 2.1 or OpenGL ES 2.0 at a minimum.

Xubuntu 19.04 Is Ready With To Provide Its Updated Lightweight Xfce Desktop Experience

Michael Larabel notes that whilst Xfce 4.14 has not yet been released, the Xubuntu 19.04 developers have still produced a 'nice' upgrade.

KDE Applications 19.04 Released With Many Dolphin Improvements, Better KMail & Konsole

Michael Larabel tells us KDE Application 19.04 is now officially out, with many improvements, and a link should you need to know more.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 28

“This week we look at updates for vulnerabilities in wpa_supplicant, Samba, systemd, wget and more and we talk to Joe about IoT security (or the prevailing lack-thereof).”

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E02 – Light Force

“This week we have been upgrading disk drives (again) and playing Elite Dangerous. We discuss Mark’s homebrew Raspberry Pi based streaming box, bring you some command line love and go over your feedback.”

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, April 22, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, April 23, 5pm – 6pm
  • Security Team: Tue, April 23, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, April 23, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, April 23, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, April 25, 3pm – 4pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04

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

Ubuntu 19.04 Updates

End of Life: January 2020


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