Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 580 for the week of May 19 - 25, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Election of the 2019 May Ubuntu IRC Council ended, results available
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • New Kernel Uploaders
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Xfce 4.14pre1 released!
  • Your fair discourse hath been as sugar, Making the hard way sweet and delectable
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • 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!

General Community News

Election of the 2019 May Ubuntu IRC Council ended, results available

C de-Avillez (hggdh) announces the results of the Ubuntu IRC Council election. Unit193, hggdh, and Tm_T are seated and we are advised that there is to be another election this year for the two remaining seats.

Welcome New Members and Developers

New Kernel Uploaders

Andy Whitcroft records the events at an ad-hoc Kernel Uploaders Team meeting. We are told that Juerg Haefliger (~juergh) and Khalid Elmously (~kmously) have both been awarded Kernel Upload rights, with both thanked for their hard work and welcomed to the team.

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135140 (+122)
  • Critical: 381 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 66542 (+70)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33972/2715)
  • German: 85.88% (38572/11)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40267/3228)
  • French: 80.64% (52888/6010)
  • Bosnian: 79.92% (54870/155)

Hot in Support

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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

Xfce 4.14pre1 released!

Simon Steinbeiß reports that Xfce 4.14pre1 has been released and tells us of selected updates that it contains. First mention goes to a xfce4-session change that removes a race condition, there are improvements to xfwm4, and fixes to xfce4-panel. If using Xubuntu 19.04 the new features are available via the staging PPA, with encouragement for us to test, and report any bugs found. Xfce 4.14pre2 is expected June 30, and links are provided for more details.

Your fair discourse hath been as sugar, Making the hard way sweet and delectable

Walter Lapchynski introduces us to the new Lubuntu forum built using Discourse software. We are told the forum is for general Lubuntu discussion including Lubuntu development and support. It will supplement the traditional mailing list options.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

HP Linux Imaging & Printing Drivers Now Supported on Ubuntu 19.04 and Fedora 30

Marius Nestor reports on HP's updated printer driver, 3.19.5 software release. Marius provides a long list of the printers now supported. Though the new driver is available for compiling in HP's free software portal, it is recommended to await the stable software to land in your software repository. Links are provided for the download and to the release notes for additional information and workarounds.

Ubuntu's MDS Mitigations Now Available for Intel Cherry Trail and Bay Trail CPUs

Marius Nestor informs us of updated intel-microcode firmware that provides mitigations for described vulnerabilities in the Intel Cherry Trail and Bay Trail processor families. Furthermore Marius provides the new versions of the Intel Microcode for all supported releases and advises to update systems as soon as possible.

Ubuntu 19.10 To Bundle NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Packages As Part Of Its ISO

Michael Larabel informs us that Ubuntu developers are adding NVIDIA driver packages to the Ubuntu 19.10 ISO. The open source Nouveau driver will be used on install, but NVIDIA proprietary drivers being on the install media will make it easier to enable after install. The inclusion has grown the ISO by 114MB with a link provided for additional information.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 32

"This week we look at updates to cover the latest Intel CPU vulnerabilities (MDS - aka RIDL, Fallout, ZombieLoad), plus other vulnerabilies in PostgreSQL, ISC DHCP, Samba and more, whilst special guest this week is Seth Arnold from the Ubuntu Security Team to talk Main Inclusion Review code audits."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E07 – R-Type

"This week we’ve been installing Lineage on a OnePlus One and not migrating Mastodon accounts to We round up the Ubuntu community news from Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Peppermint OS and we discuss some tech news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E56 – Laravel Dingo

"Neste episódio falámos com o José Postiga developer da comunidade Laravel Portugal, e contribuidor para diversos projectos de Software Livre, que migrou recentemente para Ubuntu, graças ao Disco Dingo!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Kernel Team: Tue, May 28, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, May 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, May 30, 3pm – 4pm

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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