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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 578 for the week of May 5 - 11, 2019.
In this Issue
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- Unconfirmed: # (+/-#)
As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad
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Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions
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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads
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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.
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/
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 31 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 insure such does not happen again.
See also: The advisory from Joe Hildebrand - Vice President of Engineering, Firefox at Mozilla.
What we do when things go wrong - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/09/what-we-do-when-things-go-wrong/
Canonical announces support for Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/05/06/canonical-announces-support-for-ubuntu-on-windows-subsystem-for-linux-2
19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ now available as optimised desktop image for Hyper-V - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/05/07/19-04-disco-dingo-now-available-as-optimised-desktop-image-for-hyper-v
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has transitioned to ESM support - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/05/07/ubuntu-14-04-esm-support
Shared values of Travis CI and snaps enhance integration confidence for developers - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/05/08/shared-values-of-travis-ci-and-snaps-enhance-integration-confidence-for-developers
Fresh snaps for April 2019 - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/05/10/fresh-snaps-for-april-2019
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 12 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.
Featured Audio and Video
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."
Desktop Team – 6 May 2019 - https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/monday-6th-may-2019/10762
Design and Web team – 7 May 2019 - https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/05/07/web-and-design-team-summary-7-may-2019
Upcoming Meetings and Events
For more details and farther dates please visit: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/
Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04
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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