Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 577 for the week of April 28 - May 4, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) began April 25 2019
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Erich Eickmeyer: My Linux Fest Northwest 2019 Story
  • LoCo Events

  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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

Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) began April 25 2019

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, confirms Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "basic" support has ended. Shortly the images will be archived with the primary archive moving to old-releases. We are reminded that for those who must remain on the 14.04 release Canonical offers Extended Security Support through Ubuntu Advantage. Adam provides links for further details and to general support.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 134913 (+61)
  • Critical: 384 (-3)
  • Unconfirmed: 66371 (+29)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33972/2775)
  • German: 85.85% (38659/8)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40267/2950)
  • French: 80.64% (52888/5449)
  • Bosnian: 79.92% (54870/155)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Erich Eickmeyer: My Linux Fest Northwest 2019 Story

Erich Eickmeyer writes of the Linux Fest Northwest 2019 experience held again at the campus of Bellevue Technical College. Though Erich’s focus was presenting Ubuntu Studio, notable mentions are made of the contributions to the event from Valorie Zimmerman, Simon Quigley, Dustin Krysak, Alan Pope, and Martin Wimpress.

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:

Canonical News

In the Press

Mark Shuttleworth sees increased demand for enterprise Ubuntu Linux desktop

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols summarizes a conversation with Mark Shuttleworth during the Open Infrastructure Summit. Of note is Canonical actively supporting the desktop for commercial enterprises in the realm of artificial intelligence development. Additionally, the adoption of GNOME 3 desktop is exposed, and Steven touches on the structure for a Canonical IPO, quoting several of Mark's comments.

Shuttleworth Tells OpenStack to Keep Its Focus on the Cloud

Sean Michael Kerner comments on Mark Shuttleworth's keynote address at the Open Infrastructure Summit. Sean focuses our attention on Canonical's deployment of Ubuntu Infrastructure Advantage as the means to unify IoT support strategies. While OpenStack is the cornerstone in cloud platforms, the Advantage program consolidates the various infrastructure technologies.

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 19.10 to Be Released on October 17th, Now Open for Development

Marius Nestor reports that 19.10 has officially entered development and tells of updated components and some changes in the architectures. Marius provides the release schedule and advises that the final is expected to ship with GNOME 3.34 and maybe the Linux 5.3 kernel series.

The Official Ubuntu Merch Shop Has Closed Down

Joey Sneddon writes of the abrupt closure of the Ubuntu Store, Joey talks of the emergence of the store and the products that were offered. No details are available for the reasons behind the closure, but, we are assured by Canonical’s Alan Pope "there will be a way to continue to buy official merchandise".

Are You a Dev? Take the Dell Ubuntu Developer Survey

Joey Sneddon informs us of a coalition between Dell and Canonical to determine the needs of the developer community. A survey has been made available to help in "creating hardware and software that meet the needs of those users". The survey is open until Friday 31 May 2019 and it is expected that the results will be made public.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 29

"This week we look at fixes from the past two weeks including BIND, NTFS-3G, Dovecot, Pacemaker and more, plus we follow up last episodes IoT security discussion with Joe McManus talking about Ubuntu Core. Finally we cover the release of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo and the transition of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to Extended Security Maintenance."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E04 – Ant Attack

"This week we’ve been trying a new distro for retro gaming. We discuss if we should be advocating for people to switch to desktop Linux, bring you some command line love and go over your feedback."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E55 – Inundações Nucleares

"O David está de volta! Mas também há inúmeras novidades no Ubuntiverso, incluindo no UBports e LXD. Falámos ainda de OpenStack, Juju, MAAS, Yubikey, gestão de passwords, inundações, explosões nucleares, Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, Kaidan, Kirigami 2, Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 e claro uma muito recheada agenda de eventos em Portugal."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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