Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 576 for the week of April 21 - 27, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Multipass updates for April 2019
  • Trusty 14.04 LTS end of life, and end of Kubuntu support for Xenial 16.04 LTS
  • Gustavo Silva: Disco Dingo Thoughts
  • Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS reaches End Of Life (EOL)
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 134852 (-18)
  • Critical: 387 (+4)
  • Unconfirmed: 66342 (-34)

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  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33972/2771)
  • German: 85.83% (38705/11)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40269/2366)
  • French: 80.64% (52891/5872)
  • 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:

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The Hub

Multipass updates for April 2019

Michał Sawicz (saviq) provides the highlights of the activities in Multipass. In the six notices are the release of Multipass 0.6.1 beta enabling you to launch images of Ubuntu releases that are out of standard support, fixes for launching disco instances, and long operations now run concurrently.

The Planet

Trusty 14.04 LTS end of life, and end of Kubuntu support for Xenial 16.04 LTS

The Kubuntu team advises on Kubuntu 14.04 LTS' ‘End of Life’ and users are recommended to make a clean fresh install of 18.04 or newer. Kubuntu 16.04 LTS is also no longer supported and users are recommended to either upgrade to 18.04 LTS, or fresh install 18.04 LTS or a newer release. The team thanks it's users and the community support.

Gustavo Silva: Disco Dingo Thoughts

Gustavo Silva (gsilvapt) writes to give his review of Disco Dingo 19.04, remarking "One of the reasons Ubuntu is my favourite is how simple and compatible it is." Gustavo notes of 'nomodeset' as an option, the improvements to the UI and the custom GNOME experience, and the inclusion of the Linux 5.0 kernel. His conclusion is "the entire experience feels improved, sharper, more responsive than before.... Great job, everyone."

Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS reaches End Of Life (EOL)

Here a missive reminds us that Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS reached its EOL on April 25, 2019, thus any users still on 16.04 LTS should upgrade to 18.04 and enable the Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA to get support up to April 2021.

Other Community News

Results of Debian Project Leader elections 2019

Ana Guerrero López tells us that the Debian Project Leader elections have just finished with Sam Hartman being declared the new Project Leader starting April 21, 2019 with a term of one year. Details of voting with links are provided, and thanks to Joerg Jaspert, Jonathan Carter and Martin Michlmayr for running, and to Chris Lamb for his service in the role over the prior year.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Saw More System Settings Work While EGLStreams KWin Support Stole The Show

Michael Larabel writes that KDE now has nvidia EGLStreams support for Wayland in KWin. Michael notes there are many other fixes and improvements, inclusive of an overhaul of the SDDM settings page. A link is provided to Nate Graham's summary.

OpenJDK 11 Now The Default Java For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Plus Some New OpenJDK Benchmarks

Michael Larabel tells us Canonical have switched Java in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from OpenJDK 10 to OpenJDK 11. OpenJDK 11 is a long-term support release so it shouldn't be that much of a surprise. Links are provided, plus some graphics showing benchmarks of various OpenJDK releases.

Ubuntu 19.10 Daily Builds Are Now Available to Download

Marius Nestor writes that Canonical have kicked off the Ubuntu 19.10 development cycle for early adopters and testers with daily ISO images for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server, including flavors. Screenshots are provided, though we are reminded as it's very early it'll look and act like Ubuntu 19.04. Meanwhile, whilst we know it's release date is October 2019, we still don't know the E animal yet.

GNOME 3.34 Desktop Environment Development Kicks Off with First Snapshot

Marius Nestor informs us that GNOME 3.34's first development snapshot 3.33.1 has been released for public testing. Details on how to download, or build are provided with links. We are reminded GNOME 3.33 will become 3.34 when it is finally released around 11-September-2019.

In Other News

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E03 – Wizball

"This week we’ve been to Moodlemoot, finished hanging doors and watched some Game of Thrones. We discuss the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) release for all the flavours and round up some news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E54 – Disco com o Dingo

"As nossas aventuras, falámos do Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo e da Ubucon Portugal 2019. Mas claro que também passámos pelas notícias, por alguns snaps e pela agenda."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, April 29, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, April 30, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, April 30, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, May 2, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, May 2, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, May 2, 5pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, May 2, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, May 2, 10pm – 11pm

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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