Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 606 for the week of November 17 - 23, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Linux Applications Summit
  • KubeCon San Diego 2019 Flashback

  • LoCo Events

  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.04 and 19.10
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135550 (+147)
  • Critical: 377 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 66888 (+62)

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


  • Ukrainian: 86.92% (38701/650)
  • German: 86.54% (39835/80)
  • Spanish: 83.40% (49112/2794)
  • French: 80.63% (57305/5899)
  • Swedish: 73.96% (77062/439)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Linux Applications Summit

Jonathan Ridell writes about the recent Linux Applications Summit in Barcelona which had a larger scope than prior summits. Providing many photos, Jonathan lists some presenters and attendees, giving some opinions; especially in relation to KDE.

KubeCon San Diego 2019 Flashback

anaqvi reports of the KubeCon San Diego 2019 experience. The event drew ~15,000 attendees where the themes were Kubernetes, Kubeflow, and security that featured science projects with the Canonical team showcasing Charmed Kubernetes, MicroK8s, Clustering and Kubeflow on Raspberry Pis. anaqvi provides links for details as well as screenshots of the action. In addition a link to GitHub is provided for those who find bugs or who want to contribute to the project.

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:

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Plasma 5.18 Bringing Better GTK/GNOME App Integration

Michael Larabel tells us that KDE users using GNOME/GTK applications will now have better font, icon, cursor and toolbar style control in Plasma 5.18. Also are Okular improvements, better touch support and other enhancements. A link to Nate Graham's post is provided for full details.

Ubuntu 20.04 Daily Builds Are Now Available to Download

Scott Bouvier relates the availability of Ubuntu 20.04 daily builds for testing. Images available for download have already passed a series of automated tests. Ubuntu dailies are intended for developers, testers, and well-intentioned enthusiasts, and not average end users; as bugs and breakage may be encountered. A download link is provided.

Canonical Teases Big Ubuntu Announcement with Leading Global Automation Company

Marius Nestor updates us on Canonical's announcement that they will attend the upcoming Smart Product Solutions 2019 event in Nuremberg. Canonical will promote Ubuntu Core OS designed for IoT devices supporting Mittelstand innovators in their presentations. Also teased was an announcement of a partnership with a leading global automation company that will likely be made during SPS 2019.

Nvidia Outs New Linux/BSD Graphics Driver with GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Support

Marius Nestor tells us Nvidia has released new long-lived proprietary graphics drivers for GNU/Linux, BSD and Solaris 64-bit OSes, supporting the new GPUs and including many bug fixes. Mainly, the Nvidia 440.36 driver adds support for GTX 1650 SUPER graphics card, offering full performance. Details and links are provided.

KDE's Plasma Mobile Now Supports Phone Calls on the PinePhone Linux Smartphone

Marius Nestor updates us on progress made on PINE64's PinePhone support in running KDE Plasma Mobile which now includes making calls using the UI. With still more work to be done on the audio, other improvements have been made in Plasma Mobile which runs via PinePhone's postmarketOS. More details: including cost, delivery dates, are in the provided links.

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E33 – The Sentinel

"This week we’ve been to the Linux Application Summit in Barcelona. We round up news from the Ubuntu and desktop Linux community and bring you our picks from the wider tech news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E65 - Impresso

"Neste “Episódio 65 – Impresso”: o Tiago tomou conta dos meios de impressão, o Diogo aburguesou-se (ainda mais) a jogar 0AD. Numa noite fria e chuvosa o duo maravilha juntou-se para voltar a aquecer os vossos corações."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Security Team: Mon, November 25, 5:30pm – 6:15pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, November 26, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, November 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, November 28, 4pm – 5pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.04 and 19.10

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

Ubuntu 19.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2020


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