WORK IN PROGRESS
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 575 for the week of April 14 - 20, 2019.
In this Issue
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 is widely covered, - new features and fixes are preeminent - the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:
Lubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Released! - https://lubuntu.me/disco-released/
Ubuntu Studio 19.04 Released! - http://ubuntustudio.org/2019/04/ubuntu-studio-19-04-released/
Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Final Release - https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-disco-final-release/
Xubuntu 19.04 released - https://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-19-04-released/
Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 Released with Budgie 10.5 Desktop and Brand-New Theme - https://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-budgie-19-04-released-with-budgie-10-5-desktop-and-brand-new-theme-525720.shtml
Ubuntu 19.04 Released As A Big Linux Desktop Improvement Thanks To GNOME 3.32 - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-19.04-Released
Ubuntu 19.04 is out - https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/18/ubuntu-19-04-is-out/
Ubuntu 19.04 'Disco Dingo' Released - https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/04/18/1439230/ubuntu-1904-disco-dingo-released
Ubuntu 19.04 comes refreshed with Linux 5.0 kernel - https://www.zdnet.com/article/ubuntu-19-04-comes-refreshed-with-the-linux-5-0-kernel/
- Open: # (+/-#)
- Critical: # (+/-#)
- Unconfirmed: # (+/-#)
As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad
Hot in Support
Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions
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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads
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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: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/
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 the 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.
Industrial & Embedded Linux: Looking Ahead - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/04/16/industrial-embedded-linux-looking-ahead
OpenStack Stein for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - https://javacruft.wordpress.com/2019/04/17/openstack-stein-for-ubuntu-18-04-lts/
Open infrastructure, developer desktop and IoT are the focus for Ubuntu 19.04 - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/04/18/open-infrastructure-developer-desktop-and-iot-are-the-focus-for-ubuntu-19-04
Announcing OpenJDK 11 packages in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/04/19/announcing-openjdk-11-packages-in-ubuntu-18-04-lts
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 KDE.org link should you need to know more.
Featured Audio and Video
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.”
Desktop Team – 15 April 2019 - https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/monday-15th-april-2019/10518
Server Team – 16 April 2019 - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/04/17/ubuntu-server-development-summary-16-april-2019
Upcoming Meetings and Events
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Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, and 18.10
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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