Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 578 for the week of May 5 - 11, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubucon Europe 2019 announcement and Call For Papers
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Developer Desktop Survey 2019
  • Other Community News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135014 (+101)
  • Critical: 385 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 66431 (+60)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33972/2775)
  • German: 85.85% (38659/15)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40267/3244)
  • French: 80.64% (52888/6005)
  • Bosnian: 79.92% (54870/155)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at:

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at:

LoCo News

Ubucon Europe 2019 announcement and Call For Papers

Diogo Miguel Constantino Dos Santos (diogoconstantino) gives notice of the Ubucon Europe 2019 event, to be held from the 10th to the 13th of October in Sintra, Portugal. The call is opened for submission of papers and proposals promoting free software in general and Ubuntu, in all its flavours, in particular. Diogo provides links to the event's website and the Papers submission website and advises the IT structure is available to aid others in setting up similar events.

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

Ubuntu Developer Desktop Survey 2019

If we use our Ubuntu machines to develop software, we are invited to take the survey to aid Dell & Ubuntu in understanding what is needed on their Ubuntu desktop that aids development tasks. No registration is required to complete the survey, with it open until the 31st of May 2019. The results will be published shortly afterwards.

Other Community News

Technical Details on the Recent Firefox Add-on Outage

Eric Rescorla writes of the recent Firefox issue where add-ons stopped working. Eric reports its cause, and the subsequent repair. Detail is given on the cause of the problem and how Mozilla worked hard providing a quick solution. We are advised that steps are being taken to ensure such does not happen again.

See also: The advisory from Joe Hildebrand - Vice President of Engineering, Firefox at Mozilla.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Microsoft Put a Real Linux Kernel inside Windows 10

Joey Sneddon reports on the updated Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as unveiled at the Microsoft Build 2019 conference. Joey gives details, screenshots, and videos of the linux kernel within Windows. For ubuntu support Joey relates from Stephan Fabel, Director of Product at Canonical, “Collaboration with Microsoft enables us to certify Ubuntu on WSL, including Docker containers, Kubernetes, and snaps”. WSL2 is compatible with the new Windows Terminal app, available through source code, that will be in the Microsoft Store shortly.

Ubuntu 19.10 to Be Dubbed "Eoan Ermine," Arrives on October 17th

Marius Nestor tells us that Ubuntu 19.10 has been fully named as "Eoan Ermine", with some information about what an Ermine is. We are told 19.10’s expected release date is 17 October 2019.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Released for Ubuntu Phones with Refreshed Look, Improvements

Marius Nestor updates us on the latest OTA-9 release for Ubuntu Touch devices. We are told the maintenance release includes a refreshed look, improvements for the Nexus 5 camera, and more, with rollout completing on the 12th of May 2019. A link is provided to the release announcement.

Ubuntu 19.10 Release Date & Planned Features

Joey Sneddon informs us of the build release schedules for 19.10. Joey advises as 19.10 preps for the Long Term Release, 20.04, many new features and major changes are incorporated; what is currently known is listed. We are encouraged to test with the daily builds and the link to download is provided.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 30

"Fixes for 19 different vulnerabilities across MySQL, Dovecot, Memcached and others, plus we talk to Joe McManus about the recent iLnkP2P IoT hack and the compromise of DockerHub’s credentials database and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E05 – Superfrog

"This week we talk about our trip to LFNW. We discuss the new budget-friendly Dell Precision laptops shipping with Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Developer Desktop Survey, the most power efficient Ubuntu flavour and Mark Shuttleworth’s views on the Ubuntu Desktop. We discuss Pine64’s updates for May 2019, Easy Anti Cheat for Linux and the new Windows Terminal."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Loco Council: Mon, May 13, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, May 14, 5pm – 6pm
  • Ubuntu Women: Tue, May 14, 6pm – 7pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, May 14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, May 15, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, May 16, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, May 16, 5pm – 6pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

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

Security Updates

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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