Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 595 for the week of September 1 - 7, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Eoan Ermine 19.10 Community Wallpaper Competition - VOTING NOW OPEN!
  • GUADEC 2019 - Thessaloniki
  • Linux Application Summit - Barcelona
  • 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, and 19.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135443 (+73)
  • Critical: 375 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 66610 (+34)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33967/2680)
  • German: 85.93% (38432/4)
  • Spanish: 85.36% (39986/2708)
  • French: 80.77% (52527/5767)
  • 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

Ubuntu Eoan Ermine 19.10 Community Wallpaper Competition - VOTING NOW OPEN!

Will Cooke tells us that we can now vote for which of the 160+ entries to make it into Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine. With a very high standard of entries, we are warned that picking just ten isn't easy, but instructions are given on how we can vote. We are also reminded that winning entries also gain entry into Ubuntu 20.04 LTS' competition.

The Planet

GUADEC 2019 - Thessaloniki

Robert Ancell blogs about attending GUADEC 2019 in Thessaloniki, telling us of Canonical Ubuntu desktop team’s attendance and other companies and projects represented. He expresses his surprise in appearing in the most-merges list, plus provides links so we can watch all the talks recorded on Youtube. Robert especially highlights two talks: Britt Yazel from the Engagement team, and Georges Basile Stavracas Neto's talk on "About Maintainers and Contributors". Robert concludes with the observation of the growing interest in Snaps, and that he is glad to “be able to help people better understand them”.

Linux Application Summit - Barcelona

Alan Pope (popey) bespeaks of the Linux Application Summit taking place in Barcelona from the 12th to the 15th of November. The event focuses on acceleration of the growth of the Linux application ecosystem. Alan advises the event is organized as a collaboration with GNOME and the KDE community. A "Call for Papers" has been published and the team is seeking additional organizations to sponsor the event. Finally is an advisement for travel arrangements and funding for those aligned with the projects. Support links are provided for additional information.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Canonical Outs Major Linux Kernel Security Updates for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Marius Nestor writes that Canonical have released security updates for all supported Ubuntu releases addressing up to 28 vulnerabilities. Listing the main CVEs fixed and how they impact the various Ubuntu kernels, the updates exist for the 5.0, 4.15 & 4.4 kernels; so update as soon as possible.

Ubuntu Dock Might Start Showing Trash and Removable Device Icons

Joey Sneddon informs us that the Ubuntu Dock is learning new tricks in time for Ubuntu 19.10. The new tricks include the ability to display icons for attached devices like Unity's Launcher does, and perhaps a trash icon. Joey gives his opinions on it and sees no reason why they won't make it into 19.10.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 45

“This week we look at security updates for Dovecot, Ghostscript, a livepatch update for the Linux kernel, Ceph and Apache, plus Alex and Joe discuss recent Wordpress plugin vulnerabilities and the Hostinger breach, and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E22 – Shadow of the Beast

"This week we’ve been playing with the GPD WIN 2. We interview Sarah Townson about Science Oxford and making fighting robots, bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, September 9, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, September 9, 7pm – 8pm
  • Loco Council: Mon, September 9, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, September 10, 5pm – 6pm
  • Ubuntu Women: Tue, September 10, 6pm – 7pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, September 10, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, September 10, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, September 12, 3pm – 4pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, and 19.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2021

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2023

Ubuntu 19.04 Updates

End of Life: January 2020


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