Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 586 for the week of June 30 - July 6, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) reaches End of Life on July 18 2019
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Mir 1.3.0 Release
  • Wallpaper competition - Eoan Ermine 19.10
  • Support for shell components landed in Mir
  • Xfce 4.14pre2 released!
  • Lubuntu Eoan Ermine Wallpaper Contest
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) reaches End of Life on July 18 2019

Adam Conrad reminds us that Ubuntu 18.10 had a support life of nine months which is nearing its end on July 18, 2019. A Link is provided for how to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 19.04.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Eric Desrochers announces Seyeong Kim’s (xtrusia) successful contributing developer application.

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135292 (+5)
  • Critical: 373 (-3)
  • Unconfirmed: 66702 (-1)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.56% (33980/2725)
  • German: 85.90% (38515/14)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40260/2655)
  • French: 80.70% (52722/5847)
  • Bosnian: 79.91% (54876/155)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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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 Hub

Mir 1.3.0 Release

Alan Griffiths announces the release of Mir 1.3.0; with PPA link or link to source tarball provided. Alan tells us of new support for Mir based shells with detail and links as necessary.

Wallpaper competition - Eoan Ermine 19.10

Will Cooke invites us to submit our photos or images for possible inclusion in the Ubuntu 19.10 release, including a chance if selected to make into the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release too. The competition requirements are provided.

Support for shell components landed in Mir

William Wold tells us of advantages of running shell components "out-of-process" which include stability and compatibility. The first of these out-of-process shell component protocols have now landed for Mir 1.3.0.

The Planet

Xfce 4.14pre2 released!

Simon Steinbeiß notifies us that the second pre-release version for Xfce 4.14 is out with many bug-fixes. Simon lists some highlights including xfce4-panel, xfwm4, thunar, xfce4-settings, xfdesktop and xfconf. Some details of where we can test are provided.

Lubuntu Eoan Ermine Wallpaper Contest

Dan Simmons provides us a chance to enter a wallpaper competition and have our photo or image included in the Lubuntu 19.10 release. Links are given to the site for entries, and to the rules for submission.

Canonical News

In the Press

Confirmed: Ubuntu MATE Is Coming To The Raspberry Pi 4

Jason Evangelho writes about the new Raspberry Pi 4, and that Martin Wimpress is developing Ubuntu MATE for the “new credit-card sized” PC. The release date however is unknown at this time.

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 19.10 Indeed Working On "Experimental ZFS Option" In Ubiquity Installer

Michael Larabel blogs that we could see an experimental ZFS option for Ubuntu 19.10 installs. Links for sources or more information are included.

Material Shell’ is Probably The Most Impressive Thing You’ll See This Month

Joey Sneddon tells us that Material Shell is a new GNOME Shell extension in beta which replaces the normal Shell workflow with one more suited to tiling. Providing a video plus links to reddit discussions,and where you can download it for adding to your GNOME 3.32 if you must try it. Material shell is described it as a lovechild of GNOME Shell and i3.

Ubuntu, with Mark Shuttleworth

Beyond normal coverage found in Google's Kubernetes Podcast, they interview Mark Shuttleworth. A brief history of Mark Shuttleworth is given and the genesis of Ubuntu plus. Mark’s talk covers cloud, optimization for docker, kubernetes, keeping up-to-date kernels, making Ubuntu small, snaps or debs (and dependencies), micro-K8s and more.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 38

"This week we look at the latest security updates for the Linux kernel, Firefox, ImageMagick, OpenStack and more, plus we have a special guest, the maintainer and lead developer of the AppArmor project, John Johansen, to talk about the project and some of the upcoming features."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E13 – Prince of Persia

"This week we’ve been giving talks and spending 8 and a half years becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. We discuss 32-bit Intel packages in Ubuntu, the Eoan Ermine wallpaper competition, Mir still not being dead, the new Snap Store, some jobs you might want to apply for, UbuCon Europe, Oggcamp, the new Raspberry Pi 4 and round up some headlines from the tech world."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E58 - Tentações

"Neste episódio tivemos a participação do João Jotta a voz das reviews de jogos no podcast LinuxTechPT, que veio falar-nos das Conversas Livres do LinuxTechPT, voltamos a falar da Creative Commons Summit 2019, sobre o Slimbook Zero, Ceph, as boards PCEngines, novidadades no Mir, a mais recente falha de segurança no LXD, a crise Huawey-Google, as novas workstations Dell, Ubuntu 19.10 Eon Ermine, Unity 3D e o Call for Papers da Ubucon Europe 2019."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, July 8, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Loco Council: Mon, July 8, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, July 9, 5pm – 6pm
  • Ubuntu Women: Tue, July 9, 6pm – 7pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, July 9, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, July 11, 3pm – 4pm

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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