Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 587 for the week of July 7 - 13, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubucon Europe 2019: 1st batch of talks approved!
  • Arrival at CommCon 2019

  • LoCo Events

  • Settings: new Search panel
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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: 135345 (+53)
  • Critical: 373 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 66632 (-70)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.56% (33980/2669)
  • German: 85.90% (38515/27)
  • Spanish: 85.26% (40260/2655)
  • French: 80.71% (52691/5920)
  • Bosnian: 79.91% (54876/155)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Ubucon Europe 2019: 1st batch of talks approved!

Tcarrondo reminds us of the upcoming Ubucon Europe conference. He presents the first batch of calls, with more to come. A link is provided to submit additional proposals.

Arrival at CommCon 2019

Daniel Pocock writes of CommCon's second conference, promoting private and secure communications for July the 7th until the 11th. Daniel's talk is about packaging and the relationship to RTC projects. The keynote address is given by David Duffet on open source software in telecommunications. Links and screenshots are provided for amplifying information.

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

Settings: new Search panel

Felipe Borges advises us of his rebase of the Settings Search panel that will be available in GNOME 3.34. A preview screenshot is provided.

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu LTS Linux Distributions Will Now Get The Latest Nvidia Drivers Installed Automatically

Jason Evangelho tells us graphics drivers advance quickly, and Jason - equating this as Ubuntu listening to user needs - has made a change that allows LTS users to use the newer Nvidia drivers. No longer will PPAs be required, and in the future it will be backported to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

In the Blogosphere

AMD Releases BIOS Fix To Motherboard Partners For Booting Newer Linux Distributions

Michael Larabel writes that AMD have released a BIOS fix for their motherboard partners that allows booting Linux distributions on new Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000) processors. Michael describes how the issue relates to a RdRand which was fixed in the kernel in May, alas too late for many distributions like Ubuntu 19.04 due to AMDs testing choices. Hopefully we'll see BIOS updates soon.

In Other News

Add #ubuntu as 'get more help' resource in the docs

In response to a community supported request for help links to ubuntu-docs, Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) has committed a "Community support" page; adding to the desktop guide. The patch will enter release 19.10.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 39

"A look at security updates for Django, Thunderbird, ZNC, Irssi and more, plus news on the CanonicalLtd GitHub account credentials compromise, SKS PGP keyservers under attack and Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish reaches EOL."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E14 – Sega Rally Championship

"This week we’ve been installing macOS and Windows on a Macbook Pro and a Dell XPS 15. We discuss Running Challenges, bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, July 15, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, July 15, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, July 16, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, July 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, July 16, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, July 17, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, July 18, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, July 18, 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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