Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 583 for the week of June 9 - 15, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubucon Portugal 2019 – Rescaldo
  • LoCo Events

  • Multipass News, W24 2019
  • Evolving KDE – Let’s set some new goals for KDE
  • Plasma 5.16 for Disco 19.04 available in Backports PPA
  • Description Update
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135273 (+60)
  • Critical: 379 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 66619 (+46)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.56% (33980/2719)
  • German: 85.90% (38523/122)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40265/2652)
  • French: 80.65% (52873/6062)
  • Bosnian: 79.91% (54876/155)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Ubucon Portugal 2019 – Rescaldo

Rubemlrm gives the highlights from the April 6 Ubucon Portugal 2019 event. The large event's sponsors included the Ubuntu Community of Portugal, ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, ISTAR-IUL - Information Sciences and Technologies and Architecture Research Center and the ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter; publicizing the software and Open Source community.

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 Hub

Multipass News, W24 2019

Michał Sawicz (saviq) provides some updates on bugfixes and features, as well, what the team members are currently working on. The documentation library is a work in progress and additional topics are solicited. Finally is a notification of how to install and to give feedback for the Multipass experience.

The Planet

Evolving KDE – Let’s set some new goals for KDE

Lydia Pintsche summarizes the state of KDE support structure from the goals established in the 2017 round of discussions. Those initiatives are "well underway". Now is the call to set new goals; a time-line is provided and the means to add input is given. Lydia's blog is interactive and contains discussions from several contributors.

Plasma 5.16 for Disco 19.04 available in Backports PPA

The Kubuntu team announces Plasma 5.16 is available for 19.04 users using the backports PPA. Instructions for how to add the backports PPA are included, as are links to the Plasma 5.16 release announcement. Description Update

Jonathan Riddell updates us on a change. The change of site also includes the additions of Visions, Missions, and Goals topics; as defined in a 2010 keynote address by Aaron Seigo. With the request for help is a hope that the Promo team will take up maintenance of the web site.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS With Latest GNOME Update Now Plays Nicely For 120~144Hz Displays

Michael Larabel tells us Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users with high refresh rate screens will now have a better experience due to an SRU update of Mutter. Links for more information are provided.

VLC 3.0.7 Released with Improved MP4 Support, 42 Security Fixes

Joey Sneddon writes about a new release of VLC, with many bug fixes. We are told of a PPA which is available for use on Ubuntu, or we can install the VLC Snap.

NVIDIA Releases 430.26 Linux Driver With New Quadro Support

Michael Larabel updates us on a new point release driver for NVIDIA 430 which fixes audio for DisplayPort users, with a link if you need additional information.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Released With A Lot Of Polishing, File Manager Improvements

Michael Larabel notifies up that KDE Plasma 5.16 is out with many new or improved features, with a link to if we want to know more. An embedded KDE Plasma promo video is also included.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Is Now Available for Kubuntu and Ubuntu 19.04 Users

Marius Nestor writes that the KDE Plasma 5.16 is available for Kubuntu 19.04 users via PPA with many improved features, or to 19.10 testers or early adopters.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 35

"We look at vulnerabilities and updates for Exim, the Linux kernel, Berkeley DB, Qt and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss some recent malware campaigns including Hiddenwasp, and we cover some open positions too."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E10 – Salamander

"This week we’ve been playing with tiling window managers, we “meet the forkers”, bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E57 – O bom, o mau e o lambão

"Neste episódio ficámos a saber quais foram os últimos destinos das viagens do Diogo Constantino, onde é que ele andou a gastar dinheiro, mas também o que andou o Tiago a fazer para não ter estado nos últimos episódios."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, June 17, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 17, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, June 18, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, June 18, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, June 18, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, June 19, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, June 20, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, June 20, 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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