Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 581 for the week of May 26 - June 1, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • cloud-init 19.1 Released
  • 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 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135195 (+55)
  • Critical: 381 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 66575 (+33)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33973/2774)
  • German: 85.90% (38513/4)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40268/3270)
  • French: 80.64% (52888/5958)
  • Bosnian: 79.92% (54871/155)

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 Planet

cloud-init 19.1 Released

Josh Powers provides numerous highlights of the cloud-init 19.1 release. Josh notes there was a "large number of community commits."

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Canonical Releases Mir 1.2 For Fostering Mir-Based Shells With Extra Wayland Extensions

Michael Larabel reports the Wayland support for the Mir 1.2 release in the Mir-based shell. Michael notes new functionalities, additions, added supports, and bug fixes. A link is provided to the release announcement for greater details.

Krita 4.2 Debuts with 1000+ Bug Fixes, New Features

Joey Sneddon writes that a new version of Krita is out; being described as a big release in the linked release notes and embedded video. Joey highlights some improvements in Krita 4.2, namely better support for graphics tablets, added ability to undo Move tool operations, and a slider for resizing layer thumbnails.

Linux Fix Pending For Borked Hibernation After Disabling Hyper Threading

Michael Larabel tells us about a fix on the way for those that disabled Intel hyper-threading because of concern over vulnerabilities, that cause a resume from hibernation to fail. Updating us on a 'mitigations=' option now available in Linux, Michael also mentions BSD's similar work. We are told the patch is pending for the mainline kernel, and back-porting to older kernels.

Running NVIDIA on GNOME's Session May Get a Lot Smoother

Michael Larabel writes about Canonical's Daniel van Vugt's work on performance optimizations for GNOME. The optimizations are not only for Ubuntu, but upstream too. The latest relate to NVIDIA when using an session which will result in a 'significant improvement' to frame-rate quality. Michael expresses hope that the merge request will land for GNOME 3.33 cycle.

In Other News

Mark Shuttleworth on Taking Canonical Public, Legacy IT and Ubuntu, and his Botanical Garden

Ed Targett tells us of an interview with Mark Shuttleworth. Ed provides a brief history of Mark, Canonical, the making profits for Canonical, prospects for a IPO, and more.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 33

"Updated Intel microcode for Cherry + Bay Trial CPUs, fixes for vulnerabilities in curl, Firefox, PHP and MariaDB, plus we talk configuration of virtualised guests to mitigate speculative execution vulnerabilities as well as plans for the Ubuntu 19.10 development cycle."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E08 – Spyro the Dragon

"This week we have been migrating a Pebble to Rebble, discuss WSL2, bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 3, 3pm – 4pm
  • Security Team: Mon, June 3, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, June 4, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, June 18, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, June 4, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, June 6, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, June 6, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, June 6, 5pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, June 6, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, June 6, 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 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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