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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 601 for the week of MONTH 13th - 19th, 2019.
In this Issue
General Community News
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released
Canonical announces that Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine has been released with many changes to the user experience, including GNOME 3.34, which has a significant performance improvement. Also, it is based on Linux 5.3 kernel with the toolchain of GCC 9.2 and glibc 2.30. It also introduces the recent innovations from open infrastructure projects like Kubernetes, OpenStack Train, etc. It is supported for 9 months for Ubuntu and all flavors.
This release is widely covered, the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Officially Released, Here's What's New - https://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-19-10-eoan-ermine-officially-released-here-s-what-s-new-527871.shtml
Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released, Now Available to Download - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/10/ubuntu-19-10-flavours-released
Lubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Released! - https://lubuntu.me/eoan-released/
Xubuntu 19.10 released! - https://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-19-10-released/
Kubuntu 19.10 is released today - https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-19-10-is-released-today/
Ubuntu Studio 19.10 Released - http://ubuntustudio.org/2019/10/ubuntu-studio-19-10-released/
Xubuntu 19.10 Released with Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment, ZFS on Root, and More - https://news.softpedia.com/news/xubuntu-19-10-released-with-xfce-4-14-desktop-environment-zfs-on-root-and-more-527877.shtml
Ubuntu 19.10 Has Two Outstanding New Features For Linux Users - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/10/17/ubuntu-1910-has-two-outstanding-new-features-for-linux-users/#29e9d9436644
Ubuntu 19.10 Available For Download With Its GNOME 3.34 + Experimental ZFS Experience - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-19.10-Available
First Look: Ubuntu 19.10: What’s New? [Video] - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/10/ubuntu-19-10-video
What’s New in Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine,” Available Now - https://www.howtogeek.com/444121/what%E2%80%99s-new-in-ubuntu-19.10-eoan-ermine-available-now/
Canonical Releases Ubuntu 19.10 ‘Eoan Ermine’ - https://www.silicon.co.uk/projects/devops/canonical-ubuntu-19-10-296979
Welcome New Members and Developers
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The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:
Ubucon Europe 2019 | Sintra edition
In his Portuguese blog Marcos Alvarez Costales relates his experiences in the four day multi-national event. Marcos denotes the events he attended and notes those he led as well as the cultural activities in the evenings. Screenshots are provided of the events and the speakers; Marcos finalizes his reports as "another example that the best thing about Ubuntu is its community"
Grace Hopper Conference 2019
The Ubuntu blog tells us that 24 Canonical employees from various teams attended the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando Florida, promoting Canonical. With more than 26,000 people attending, we are given a brief history of the Grace Hopper Conference from its humble beginning. The author discusses the activities of this year’s Canonical booth, and other Conference sessions, all with numerous photos.
Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/
Stress testing CPU temperatures
Colin King helps educate us on stress testing CPU temperatures. Providing a study he made on various devices, from a r.pi.2 through to xeon cpus, he gives a very detailed table of how hot various cpu configurations got during 60 seconds of specific types of processing. Colin's conclusion from the detail provided in his study is there is no one way that can be used to stress test CPUs for all architectures, but stress-ng provides the flexibility, with its large suite of methods, to do it for you with the right choice.
Other Community News
Ubuntu Cloud News
* Digest #2019.10.14 – The Ultimate Learning Machine - https://admin.insights.ubuntu.com/2019/10/14/digest-2019-10-14-the-ultimate-learning-machine/
Ansible vs Terraform vs Juju: Fight or cooperation? - https://ubuntu.com/blog/ansible-vs-terraform-vs-juju-fight-or-cooperation
Ubuntu 19.10 delivers Kubernetes at the edge, multi-cloud infrastructure economics and an integrated AI/ML developer experience - https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-19-10-delivers-kubernetes-at-the-edge-multi-cloud-infrastructure-economics-and-an-integrated-ai-ml-developer-experience
Kubernetes on a single machine - https://ubuntu.com/blog/kubernetes-on-a-single-machine
Embedded system cross-development with Ubuntu Core - https://ubuntu.com/blog/embedded-system-cross-development-with-ubuntu-core
In the Press
Ubuntu 19.10 Promises an Improved Experience for AI/ML Developers
Jack Wallen conveys what a game changer the 19.10 release is on the desktop. In addition to the UI/UX improvements, the big changes are "under the hood". Jack tells us of ZFS, MicroK8s add-ons, Kubeflow, Kubernetes, and Train - Charmed OpenStack. All these, he explains, is in support for developers in the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) and new edge computing capabilities.
In the Blogosphere
Debian and Ubuntu Patch Critical Sudo Security Vulnerability, Update Now
Marius Nestor writes that Debian and Canonical were quick to patch a critical security vulnerability affecting sudo telling us to update our systems immediately. We are given details on CVE-2019-14287 and Joe Vennix's discovery of it.
Ubuntu's ZFS Trajectory Is Going From Exciting To Even More Exciting
Michael Larabel writes about ZFS support being added to Ubiquity installer that comes with Ubuntu 19.10. Michael directs our attention to Canonical employee Didier Roche's recent blog about Zsys and its possibilities for the future. Links for more detail and sources are provided.
KDE Plasma 5.17 Released With Wayland Improvements, Better HiDPI
Michael Larabel announces the release of KDE Plasma 5.17 with several Wayland improvements, better HiDPI support, faster start-up performance, slight RGB hinting for fonts, settings improvements, better Thunderbolt support, and more. Wayland users will notice a change about the fractional scaling for KWin.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codenamed The Focal Fossa, Arriving On 23 April
Michael Larabel reports that the next release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has the codename "Focal Fossa" which will be arriving on 23 April. The development starts after a few weeks, and the release schedule is made. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS includes GNOME 3.36 as the default desktop environment, GCC 9, and the very latest versions of the programs.
NVIDIA 440.26 Beta Linux Driver Brings HDMI 2.1 VRR, VP9 VDPAU Decode + Much More
Michael Larabel tells us NVIDIA have released their first beta driver for the 440 Linux branch. It contains VP9 video decoding and many new details which are listed. Links are provided.
Canonical Outs Linux Kernel Security Update for Ubuntu 19.04 to Patch 9 Flaws
Marius Nestor informs us that a new security kernel security patch was released for Ubuntu 19.04 just prior to 19.10's release. Seven security flaws are fixed, with details provided, and all users are advised to upgrade their systems asap.
Wine 4.18 Released With Many Bug Fixes, Some Feature Work
In a short post, Michael Larabel tells us Wine 4.18 is out. Listing a few improvements and 38 known bug fixes, more details are provided via the WineHQ link.
In Other News
Other Articles of Interest
* Shuttleworth sees the Linux desktop living on with Ubuntu 19.10 - https://www.zdnet.com/article/shuttleworth-sees-the-linux-desktop-living-on-with-ubuntu-19-10/
Featured Audio and Video
Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 49
"This week we look at updates for Sudo, Python, OpenStack Octavia and more, plus we discuss a recent CVE for Python which resulted in erroneous scientific research results, and we go over some of your feedback from Episode 48."
Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E28 – Super Sprint
"This week we’ve been doing ITIL Foundation training. Following the release of Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine), we discuss our wish list items for Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 (Focal Fossa), bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback."
Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E61 - Ubucon Europe 2019 Mashup show
"Fizemos um mashup show com o Marius Quabeck do Nerdzoom.de, Jan Sprinz Ubports e a Rute Correia do White Market Podcast na Ubucon Europe 2019."
* Ubuntu Server team update - 14 October 2019 - https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu-server-team-update-14-october-2019/12985
* Release bugs for week commencing Monday 14th October 2019 - https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/release-bugs-for-week-commencing-monday-14th-october-2019/12945
Ubuntu Server development summary – 16 October 2019 - https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-server-development-summary-16-october-2019
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